Not For Tourists Guide to Seattle (2016)
Bellevue (East) / Redmond
Trees and scattered parks with numerous sports camps surround the quiet residential areas, keeping the moms and soccer vans busy. An ideal location for picnics and water sports, Idylwood Beach Park on Lake Sammamish is a popular hangout for teenagers eager (and longing) for the sun and warm weather. Rural farmland less than sixty years ago, Redmond is now a pricey city and home to a certain gazillion-dollar behemoth that goes by the unaccountably modest moniker of Microsoft.
✵ Microsoft Corporate Headquarters ✵
1 Microsoft Way
Tiny software company named after that famous street in Redmond, Microsoft Way.
✵ Dough Zone Dumpling House ✵ 15920 NE 8th St
425-641-8000 ✵ $$
Dumpling house with passionate fans.
✵ Firenze Ristorante Italiano ✵ 15600 NE 8th St
425-957-1077 ✵ $$$
A go-to date place; the simplest dishes are the bestest.
✵ New York Cupcakes ✵ 15600 NE 8th St
425-283-5445 ✵ $
✵ Crossroads ✵ 15600 NE 8th St
Less than glitzy shopping mall.
Map 48 ✵ Kirkland