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Hey Sweetie, Serve These Cocktails on Valentine’s Day

A.J. Rathbun
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Warning: The Lover's Moon may make you sing

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, let me give you a little advice garnered from my years of experience (ha!). Instead of struggling to book a last-minute restaurant or trying to wedge your way into a crowded bar, make that special someone a deliciously flirty cocktail at home. Here are five possibilities that taste scrumptious and fit the “Be Mine” mood. [Want restaurant recommendations for Valentine's Day? Check out Leslie Kelly's picks.] Read more »


Meet Congolese Dandies, Understand Coal-Trains and Other Weekend To-dos

Society of Party Revelers and Elegant Persons
Sapeurs de Bacongo, Untitled 2009

Ongoing (1/25–3/2) — Do not miss this stunning photography exhibit at M.I.A Gallery downtown, featuring the work of Baudoin Mouanda, a Congolese photographer who documents the “Society of Party Revelers and Elegant Persons,” a group of men dedicated to donning electrifyingly elegant fashion (think: dapper suits in day-glo colors) as an antidote to poverty and social stagnation.
M.I.A Gallery, 1203-A Second Ave.; 206.467.4297;
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Local Bartenders to Compete in Speed Rack

A.J. Rathbun
speed rack bartender competition
The Speed Rack logo, normally seen plastered strageically across contestants' chests.

This Sunday, Speed Rack comes to Seattle. This local iteration of the national batending competition will feature top local “mixtresses” from Seattle, Portland, Spokane and Denver competing in timed heats in which they mix cocktails picked randomly from a selection of 50 classics. Judges evaluate each drink on accuracy, taste and presentation. This rounds' judging panel features cocktail heroes: Libation Goddess Audrey Saunders, amazing cocktail writer Robert Hess, Rob Roy’s awesome Anu Apte, and bar-chef angel Kathy Casey. Read more »


Seattle Reign Owner Has Tough Words for the Sounders

bill predmore seattle reign owner
Bill Predmore in the Pop offices with a favorite work of art by Invader

Last we spoke with Seattle entrepreneur Bill Predmore, he was discussing his love of Pop and street art (if you liked the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, his personal art collection would have you drooling).

These days he's gearing up for the first season of Seattle Reign, the first professional women's soccer team in Seattle, which he owns. The team features star players Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe and takes its name from the former Seattle women's basketball team. Read more »


Deathcake Ice Cream, Music Videos on the Big Screen and Other Weekend Musts

A new deadly flavor of ice cream is in town.

Deathcake Ice Cream Read more »