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Seattle World’s Fair is Cool Again (Thanks to Café Nordo)

Visiting the Space Needle was not on the top of my “must list” when I moved to Seattle six years ago.

To be honest, it seemed like one of the city's miscalculated impulseslike getting a lower back tattoo or a car phone.

Maybe that's because my vision of future worlds is more fired up by the likes of Back to the Future or Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure than that of the Jetsons. Read more »


The Must List: Visqueen's Last Show, Holiday Shopping and...Skiing?

MUST SHRED...MAYBE?
Ski Season Kicks Off at Mt. Baker Read more »


Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet, Part 6: Let the Turkey Rest

Remember that the turkey can sit, cooked, under foil on the counter for 45 minutes and be perfectly fine (actually better!) than if you're rushing it to the table and cutting into it right away.

Meat that is allowed to rest is juicier, so err on the side of having the turkey done early: just tent with foil and use the oven to rewarm or keep warm the green bean casserole and mashed potatoes. 

This also means you have plenty of time to get the gravy just right.  

Happy Thanksgiving!


A La Mode Doubles as Pie Shop and Community Center

By: 
Rachel Hart

In case you haven’t heard, pies are the new cupcakes. And with all the sweet shops dotting our landscape, most of them with tasty enough pies, picking the best one comes down to a couple of things for me: experience and proximity.

Check and check, ever since Chris Porter (below) opened A La Mode Pies on Phinney ridge and 59th a couple of weeks ago.

He not only gave the pie-neglected Phinney/Greenwood/east Ballard neighborhoods a much needed boost but also carved out a mini community center of sorts. Read more »


Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet, Part 5: Cocktail Snacks

Cocktail hour is essential in my holiday happiness (Don't judge, Schick Shadel).

Luckily my inlaws are Midwestern, so instead of water they just drink Labatts starting at noon.  But still, cocktail hour comes around every day around 4pm. Read more »