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The sun stays high in the sky as the sidewalks fill up with people of all ages.
Singles are out on the town, meeting friends. Families are strolling to Mallard Ice Cream after dinner.
And like my husband and I, lots of couples are venturing out for a fun—and delicious—date night. My perfect downtown Bellingham summer date night consists of three stops, at some of my favorite places. Yes, my definition of a perfect summer date night is one where I get to choose where we go. Luckily, my husband and I like all the same things, so he was happy too.
Right, honey? A wine tasting is the perfect kick-off to an evening out.
You get just enough to prepare your palate for the rest of the evening, with three or so little tastes. Stop by for a chance to expand your knowledge, as well as your palate. Shop owners Ted Seifert and Diane Jones are as welcoming as can be and they love introducing customers to new discoveries.
We started with sal and shared an appetizer. How did it taste? As on any date night that involves a drink or two, we traveled by bike for safety.
Ahh, Bellingham in summer. Is there anywhere better? Just make sure you get here for a date night to remember before this fleeting season passes you by.
Temple Bar W. Champion St. Pure Bliss Desserts Cornwall Ave. Teresa Schmidt, a copywriter who owns and operates Sprout Creativecomes from a long line of brewers, bootleggers and saloonkeepers. She moved to Bellingham 13 years ago to write, hike, ski and paddle—but it was the beer that really sold her. She also loves wine.
And cocktails. And good food. To work it all off, she runs around in the woods at every opportunity.