February 15, 2017

Love Our Community! Team Troy’s Valentine’s Day Favorites in Bothell

Bothell is truly a wonderful community to be part of and we are honored to be Bothell‘s real estate team of choice. For Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share why we love Bothell so much as well as a few of our favorite local businesses.

Why do we love Bothell? Bothell is a city all about serving its citizens through numerous community programs and active, approachable local government. Our team members serve on multiple boards for local organizations as well as volunteer with community groups. We have never experienced such raw thoughtfulness in any community as we have here.

Bothell is also working hard to revitalize the downtown area and bring new business opportunities and festivals to the city, making it a go-to area adjacent to the Woodinville Wine Country. The city is also recognizing our historical landmarks and working to preserve them for future generations. Most importantly, Bothell offers a sense of community where the people you meet become your family.

3 of our favorite local places to visit:

Amaro Bistro & Fine Dining – When you’re looking for a real, authentic Italian restaurant in Bothell for casual or formal dining, you can’t go wrong with Amaro Bistro. Picture a candlelit Italian restaurant nestled in a cavern in the foothills of Tuscany. Provide it with the freshest local ingredients, authentically prepared by true culinary artisans. Add to this an extensive wine list featuring the best of Italy, the Northwest, and California, a cozy bar specializing in martinis, single-malt scotches, bourbons and grappas. Amaro Bistro‘s number one priority is market-fresh meats, seafood, and produce. Now you can experience the freshness and quality of our local vendors in an authentic Italian restaurant in Bothell! This is our go-to lunch favorite as a team, and a dinner with our families.

Social Grounds Coffee & Tea Co. – This is a local family owned coffee shop in the heart of downtown Bothell. Sisters, Amy Marthaler and Wendy Armstrong grew up in Snohomish, WA, and Wendy’s husband Darren Armstrong in Everett, WA.  With over 30 years of collective experience in the coffee industry, the trio started Social Grounds Coffee & Tea Co. with a clear vision and a mission in mind.  To serve the customers and the community, as well be a gateway to helping others in need. They are here to serve you a consistently great cup of coffee, with friendly customer service, in a clean and relaxing environment. While there is no shortage of places to get coffee in Bothell, they strive to be the most eco-friendly. Social Grounds Coffee & Tea Co. is YOUR eco-cafe that cares about our earth, our community and you.  They strive for ZERO waste starting with 100% of their containers being plant based and compostable.  Social Grounds also offers only wholesome and natural choices on their menu and all dairy and alternative milks are 95% ORGANIC.

Rain City WinesRain City is Bothell’s local wine merchant. They carry wines from the old world wine regions such as France, Italy, Lebanon, Portugal, Spain & Germany. Rain City Wines is not a fancy wine merchant with expensive shelving, an expensive tasting bar and will never tell you what score a wine got, rather they will let you read tasting notes and help you figure out what kinds of wines you like instead. Wine is a guilty pleasure that everyone should have the chance to enjoy. Come in and let Rain City take you around the world and find out why people in the Bothell area are drinking old-world wines and learning so much about what kinds of wines they like.