Each year, KING5’s Best of Western Washington contest features more than 20k local businesses competing for the top spot in their category.
This is volume one of our 2015 picks. Check back next week for volume two.
Best Coffee Shop: Makeda & Mingus
Makeda & Mingus recently reopened their doors with an expanded menu that includes ten Washington wines, eight rotating local beers on tap, and house cocktails. Small dishes include naan pizza, spiced nuts and popcorn, and mac n cheese. The shop itself is a 25-seat, dog-friendly space.
Best Cocktails: Witness
Witness is a Southern-influenced craft cocktail bar that places emphasis on warm hospitality and premium-quality Cocktails.The food menu features Southern-inspired dishes that lean more toward soul food. Witness delivers charm, easy elegance, and down-home warmth.
Best Motorcycle Shop: Seattle Used Bikes
S.U.B. is not an OEM dealer. They dont have quotas to meet, MSRP, or flooring charges to carry. Seattle Used Bikes offers a cherry-picked selection of the best two-wheeled tackle in the greater Seattle area at terrific prices because that is who they are. Riders, not pitchmen.
Best Repair: The Shop Automotive
Your full service automotive repair and service shop in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Visit The Shop for the highest quality automotive service performed by qualified professional technicians.
Best Skate Shop: 35th North
Supporting the local since 2001.
Best Neighborhood Blog: CHS
CHS Capitol Hill Seattle is a community site dedicated to the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle. CHS?started as an independent, place-focused blog in January 2006 and have grown to incorporate voices from all over the Hill.
On CHS, anybody can add to the site. You just need to login?and start posting.
Best Local Comedian: Michelle Martinez
In less than two years in the local comedy scene, Michelle Martinez has built a reputation for a comedy style that is smart and sincere. She connects with the audience by acknowledging nuance in topics where other comics often rely on stereotypes: growing up religious, identifying as a feminist, getting older, and searching for love in the modern world.
Best Local Twitter Personality: Shawn P Jennings
Chief Kook. Community Ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation. SPJ likes talking about social media, collecting pictures of El Caminos, and taking long walks in parking garages.
Best Movers: Gentle Giant
Best Records & CDs: Easy Street Records