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See “Madama Butterfly” for Free, Live on the Big Screen

Thanks to an award from the Wallace Foundation, Seattle Opera is producing its first ever simulcast.

What that means: While typical opera goers are filing into McCaw Hall for the opening night performance of Seattle Opera's Madama Butterfly, thousands more Seattleites will take over Key Arena to witness the exact same performance via live HD video broadcast—for free! Read more »

Behind the Scenes of Seattle Magazine's Inaugural Food Establishment List

Seattle Mag's editor, Rachel Hart, took this picture of our high-tech process of putting the names in order

I won't say it seemed like an easy task in the beginning, but it turns out I had no idea what I'd be getting myself into. 

"Let's come up with Seattle's 50 most powerful food people: companies, chefs, farmers, purveyors and so on," someone said. This was last fall, when our April Best Restaurants issue (on newsstands now) was in its infancy, when we were bantying our ideas about. Read more »

Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen Bringing Southern 'Cue and Steaks to Ballard in June

The future dining room of Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen; will the disco ball remain?

Ballard's in the midst of a barbecue boom: Recent newcomers Bitterroot, RoRo (which took over the old Zesto's location), and the Boar's Nest (which replaced the short-lived Seattle Burger Co.) join long timer Smokin' Pete's. Read more »

The Must List, featuring Edible Books, Late-Night Shopping and Keri Healey's Latest

West Seattle Junction’s Spring Fling Read more »

How to Throw an Eco-Friendly Birthday Party

When frosting has been cleaned from tired little faces and sugar-charged playmates have been sent on their way, what remains at your house or party place is this: a small mountain of disposable paper products galore, from streamers and plates to pinatas and pizza boxes, all destined for the trash after one-time use. Before you give in to the birthday carbon footprint stomp, read on.  Read more »