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I heard about The 5 Spot even before moving to Seattle when a friend gave us a bon voyage gift certificate to try it. And try it we did, and have gone back regularly over the years. We've also tried most of the other restaurants in the Chow Foods and Seattle Eats families of restaurants, places that are relaxed, love kids, serve up great, ever changing menus, and whose wait staff seem to have just the right touch of friendly, knowledgeable and excellent service. I was having dinner at the counter recently and this woman on staff was passing back and forth in that great light coming through the window. I had an assignment from my photo group to ask people who caught my eye if I could take their portrait, and do so in natural light if possible. Our photo friend Steffe from Haninge Daily Photo is a master of these kinds of encounters after his 100 Strangers project, and his readers have "met" a lot of the cool people he has encountered in his photowalks. I'm amazed at how nice folks are when I do ask them for a shot, but I still rush too much and could get better, more creative captures. It's an amazing experience when you genuinely compliment a stranger on something you notice about them. I've had some extended conversations and learned a lot about some people. I hope I do get better at it as I practice. In this instance I forgot to ask her name and I didn't want to disrupt her too much while she was working. She's a beautiful, hard-working person and a great part of a super staff. Have you met anyone interesting lately? Somehow a camera works as a bridge between people.