I've been warned:"Don't go to India Gate in Eastgate. If you must go, stay away from the cold buffet items." And advised: "If you're driving to Redmond for Indian, I recommend Kanishka, and wear your stretchy pants. Mmmmm." Well, that's a goal.
I also learned something important, but the learning was not pleasant. And what I learned is this: one cannot go north on the freeway from where I am working; one can only go east or west. And thus did I discover the miracles Bellevue Way, the first exit I could take after getting on the freeway. I saw not only the Mercer Slough and the Bellevue Botanical Gardens, but also a whole new park and ride lot! Wow. And on the way back I found "Historic Willowby," but that's another story.