17 Things I’ll Miss About Seattle

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by

Have you heard? I’m moving to New York tomorrow. I’m going to be Senior Editor at Wine Enthusiast, starting Monday. (No rest for the weary!) Really excited to bring my energy and enthusiasm to this role; it’s an awesome opportunity.

Naturally as I’ve packed up my life here waves of nostalgia have overtaken me. I’ve combed through boxes of letters, photos, and memories that brought up all kinds of feelings. It’s been very emotional. On that note, here images conveying all the things I’ll miss in Seattle. I narrowed it down to 17.

1. Elephant Super Car Wash Sign on Denny:

neon elephant car wash sign seattle

2. All the amazing, talented people I met through On The Boards. If you haven’t been, see a performance there.

on the boards seattle

3. City Deli Signs

city deli sign capitol hill seattle

4. Coffee at Porchlight and Analog

pporchlight cold brew coffee

5. Staring at Boats

lake washington sunset seattle

6. Il Corvo Pasta

il corvo pasta seattle

7. Sparkling Wine (IN A FLUTE) Alongside Almonds with Sea Salt at Le Pichet 

le pichet seattle

8. Cherry Blossoms on a Sunny Spring Day

cherry blossoms seattle

9. Climbing the Stairs from Capitol Hill to Eastlake and Back

stairs capitol hill seattle

10. Space Needle Sunsets with Water, Mountains, and Ferries

space needle sunset

11. This Transit Station in SoDo

sodo transit station

12. Ten Years in Capitol Hill

capitol hill seattle pride crosswalks

13. Views of the Tech Industry

seattle tech workers

14. Meeting Daniel Clowes at Fantagraphics

the complete eight ball daniel clowes

15. Getting This High Life Cake from a QFC Manager for all the 18-packs of Tallboys I Sold

high life cake

16. Living in The Randolph

the randolph capitol hill seattle

17. All The People Who Made Me Smile

jameson fink podcast

Thanks for an amazing decade, Seattle!

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28 Responses

  1. I wish you BIG and GREAT on your new adventure. You will be missed.

  2. Adonis says:

    Congratulations Jameson! Sorry to see you leave the Great Northwest, but happy to see you in your new role!

    Good Luck!!!!!


  3. Good luck in the big Apple! They are lucky to have you. Thank you for everything you have done for the WA state wine industry.

  4. Cynthia says:

    Love to see how you’ve captured your connection to the city, those ferries and sunsets and cold-brews, etc., etc., will all be here for your return visits! BEST WISHES for a phenomenal new chapter in New York.

  5. Sarah says:


    Congrats! So deserved. But we’ll miss you!!!!

  6. Julien says:

    Thoughtful list from a thoughtful writer. Enjoy your awesome adventures in New York! Seattle will always be here for you!

  7. Lissa Gruman says:

    Best wishes and bonne chance to you, Jameson! Sounds like this will be a great move for you. Seattle’s loss is NYC’s gain!!

  8. Best of luck my friend! Maybe one of these days we can actually meet now that you will be out here on the East Coast!

  9. #15 is pretty darn rad!
    Also, I can’t believe you’re really leaving!!! I hope NY is good to you. Make sure to bring a good coat. Those winters are cold!
    We’re going to miss you. Come back and visit soon. You always have a place to stay and lots of smoked meats waiting for you 🙂
    Cheers, Mary & the boys

  10. Jessie says:

    Well, that’s one less thing I will love about visiting seattle if you won’t be there! Luckily, I visit NYC far more often. In fact, I’ll be there around Christmas! Let’s hang out. <3

  11. Bee says:

    Whoa I completely missed the news! Congratulations on your new job and the move to NYC! Going to miss running into at all of the fun food and wine events around town. Best wishes on your new adventure and please keep in touch!

  12. Amber says:

    West Coast to the East Coast…wine tastes the same. Enjoy your well earned position.

  13. tea_austen says:

    The city will not be the same without you, Jameson.
    Give ’em hell in NYC. So pleased for you!

  14. Michelle Kaufmann says:

    Congrats Jameson! We’ll miss you here on the west coast but know you’re going to kill it on the east!

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