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Bellevue/Seattle Residents: PAX Map

ctishmanctishman Registered User
edited August 2006 in PAX Archive
I'm assembling a map of the PAX area for Google Earth, that I will distribute as a KMZ. Thus, I'm looking for a good list of places of interest to PAXgoers to add to my list.

So far I've got:

All the official hotels

Entertainment:
The Meydenbauer
The Bellevue Galleria (PAX movie)

Food:
Subway
California Pizza Kitchen
The Tap House Grill
Red Robin

These are only the places I remember going in Bellevue over my two years of PAX attendance. I'm sure those of you who live there have some insight on the subject.

Any suggestions must be within easy walking distance of the Meydenbauer.

Edit: Added Denny's and Washington Liquor.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    Google up sushi land in Bellevue, WA. It's a conveyor-belt style place, and it's very affordable, quick, and reasonably good.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Marineopolis Sushi Land added.

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Remove the Galleria.

    It has gone from first-rate to total crap since the last PAX

    Add Lincoln Square Cinemas, it's about a block past the galleria (it doesn't even deserve to be capitalized anymore) and contains over 800x the awesome the galleria once did.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited July 2006
    is the "what the Pho" place any good? I mean.. is the pho soup good? and do they serve that thinly slice pork with rice noodles? Damn.. i need some pho now.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Here's what I have so far: Google Earth KMZ File

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Kohona Mongolian Grill

    The Bellevue Collection(over 100 stores/eating places and a pool hall, bars and theatre)

    What The Pho?

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Added Kohona and What the Pho. Didn't add The Collection, because it looks like you could basically walk into downtown Bellevue, look right or left, and find one of the member stores.

    Google Earth KMZ File

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  • padmeamandapadmeamanda Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    By the Galleria and The Tap House there's also the Rock Bottom Brewery. That place is good for a more raucous hangout... The Tap House is a bit more artsy and has smaller portions, though MS employees get sweet discounts there.

    There's a lot of good restaurants around the Bellevue Square Mall, including Red Robin and the Cheesecake Factory, plus Lincoln Center has some nice places across the street.

    As for movies, don't bother going to the Galleria unless Lincoln Center doesn't have the movie you want to see.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    My name is on a plaque in the entrance to The Rock Bottom.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited July 2006
    This is a great Idea, I'm at work and can't look at it currently, but some of us folks coming from farther away are intending to be tourists for a couple days. Could someone suggest some cool tourist traps for us to visit?

    Last year we went to the space needle, but didn't really have time for much other than that.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2006
    Weaver wrote:
    My name is on a plaque in the entrance to The Rock Bottom.

    Is it right below the words "We no longer accept checks from the following:"?

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    Toad008 wrote:
    This is a great Idea, I'm at work and can't look at it currently, but some of us folks coming from farther away are intending to be tourists for a couple days. Could someone suggest some cool tourist traps for us to visit?

    Last year we went to the space needle, but didn't really have time for much other than that.

    Go to the Pike Place market in the morning. It's great.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Weaver wrote:
    My name is on a plaque in the entrance to The Rock Bottom.

    Is it right below the words "We no longer accept checks from the following:"?

    Everyone in downtown Bellevue accepts checks from me.

    It's basically a plaque for drinking a whole hell of a lot.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Doc wrote:
    Toad008 wrote:
    This is a great Idea, I'm at work and can't look at it currently, but some of us folks coming from farther away are intending to be tourists for a couple days. Could someone suggest some cool tourist traps for us to visit?

    Last year we went to the space needle, but didn't really have time for much other than that.

    Go to the Pike Place market in the morning. It's great.

    Hey Doc you knwo what's at Pikes in the morning?

    [spoiler:4c6baeb92f]ffiiiiiiish[/spoiler:4c6baeb92f]

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    I believe there's currently a video games exhibit running at the Pacific Science Center. I don't know how long it will be there, though.

    EDIT: The intertron says it's running until August 31st.

    I think this would be a highly worthy side-trip for any PAX attendee.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2006
    Geek, that looks like a fantastic idea.

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  • HolyHesusHolyHesus Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Topolinos Pizza in Bellevue s the best pizza I ever had, very garlicy and a tad bit pricy, but I think its worth it.

    Sea Garden that has a really good Dim Sum in the afternoons and generally just good Chinese food.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I think you mean Pagliaccis

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    Weaver wrote:
    I think you mean Pagliaccis

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  • CymoroCymoro Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Oh man, I've been looking for something like this, since I'm moving out to Redmond the week of PAX. Before I go grab Google Earth, does it show roads and bus lines? It would help if someone showed the best bus route from anywhere near NoA in Redmond to PAX.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    Cymoro wrote:
    Oh man, I've been looking for something like this, since I'm moving out to Redmond the week of PAX. Before I go grab Google Earth, does it show roads and bus lines? It would help if someone showed the best bus route from anywhere near NoA in Redmond to PAX.

    I use
    http://busmonster.com/

    In conjunction with:
    http://tripplanner.metrokc.gov/cgi-bin/itin_page.pl?resptype=U

    So I used the trip planner to type in NoA's address, then put in "Maydenbauer" to get Maydenbauer center. It gave me route 253.

    Then I looked it up on busmonster:
    http://www.busmonster.com/?m=routes&r=249&sb=true&ss=true&ll=47.650241,-122.143764&spn=0.072507,0.170631

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Update! <--Click for latest KMZ!

    Added:
    Pagliacci's
    Topolino's
    Valve Software*



    *I suggest we all stop by the hardware store and pick up crowbars, then go quietly leave them outside Valve's door in the middle of the night.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Valve is way up in an office tower. You can't just go hang outside of their door.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Doc wrote:
    Cymoro wrote:
    Oh man, I've been looking for something like this, since I'm moving out to Redmond the week of PAX. Before I go grab Google Earth, does it show roads and bus lines? It would help if someone showed the best bus route from anywhere near NoA in Redmond to PAX.

    I use
    http://busmonster.com/

    In conjunction with:
    http://tripplanner.metrokc.gov/cgi-bin/itin_page.pl?resptype=U

    So I used the trip planner to type in NoA's address, then put in "Maydenbauer" to get Maydenbauer center. It gave me route 253.

    Then I looked it up on busmonster:
    http://www.busmonster.com/?m=routes&r=249&sb=true&ss=true&ll=47.650241,-122.143764&spn=0.072507,0.170631

    soundtransit.org is good too

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    Weaver wrote:
    Valve is way up in an office tower. You can't just go hang outside of their door.

    You can't.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Legacy wrote:
    Weaver wrote:
    Valve is way up in an office tower. You can't just go hang outside of their door.

    You can't.

    No I could probably talk to the guy at work and just go over there with him but it would be pointless.

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  • dracoflamedracoflame Registered User
    edited July 2006
    About the (Pacific Science Center) Game On! thing:
    I work at the Center, so if enough people want to get in on that, I *might* be able to set something up (i.e. discounts or free admission). Let me know...

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    So we're looking for something like this?:

    PAXMap.jpg

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    That dairy queen, letter E, has been razed to the ground. It's not there anymore.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Also the taco time is a block east of where you have the label.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    Weaver wrote:
    That dairy queen, letter E, has been razed to the ground. It's not there anymore.

    Same as the Subway on letter N.

    Those fuckers.

    And Bellevue Square should have a lot more than P.F. Changs and a Steak House on it. It's got a lot in it.

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Legacy wrote:
    Weaver wrote:
    That dairy queen, letter E, has been razed to the ground. It's not there anymore.

    Same as the Subway on letter N.

    Those fuckers.

    And Bellevue Square should have a lot more than P.F. Changs and a Steak House on it. It's got a lot in it.

    Those are the only ones (I think) that are open when the Mall itself is closed.

    I didn't list all of them (cinnabon, Orange Julius, etc.) because that would be one crowded section the map if I did, and I only had 26 letters to work with.

    Also I tossed that off in about twenty minutes.

    And I was tired.

    And I'd been swimming in a pool with too much chlorine.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    At least throw on Red Robin. I can't get enough of their fries.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Then I suggest you ask for more. That is how it works, y'know.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2006
    In Bellingham, there is a Black Angus that for years always had the G broken in their sign. Avery time they would fix it, somoene would come along and break it again within a week.

    It was great. You would just be driving and all of a sudden there was this huge sign visible from the freewayt hat just read BLACK AN US

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  • RelativioxRelativiox Halo Nerd Forerunner shield world OnyxRegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    So where would Bungie be on this map?

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    Relativiox wrote:
    So where would Bungie be on this map?

    Going off their address on Bungie.com, about here:

    bungiemm7.jpg

    About 6 or 7 miles away, over in Redmond.

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  • HolyHesusHolyHesus Registered User
    edited July 2006
    You might want too add Safeway, its really close to the Galleria

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    All that safeway has is a shitty little Chinese take-out.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited July 2006
    HolyHesus wrote:
    You might want too add Safeway, its really close to the Galleria

    That safeway is also chock full o' muchie snacks for room keepage.
    Also I would add on the 7-11 for beer runningness if it's not already there and I just missed it.

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