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Danielle Custer's 'Lovely, Gooey & Melty' Dream

Cody Bay

You may have heard the news that Danielle Custer, director of TASTE Restaurant, has left her post at SAM's culinary work of art to take her talents on the road in the form of (swoon!) a gourmet grilled cheese truck.

In a chat I had with Custer the other day, the chef-turned-manager-turned-consultant-turned-chef-again told me a bit more about what she envisions for her new truck, Monte Cristo, which has really been seven years in the making. Read more »

Why the New Gates Foundation Visitor Center Isn't Just for Kids

This Saturday, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation opens its public visitor center at its swish new headquarters across the street from Seattle Center (440 Fifth Ave. N). Seattle mag editors got to tour the beautiful space on Wednesday with chief admin officer Martha Choe. Read more »

The Must List, featuring the Music of Billie Holiday, a New Design House and Nick Garrison in Many Hats

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An Inside Peek at Friday’s Project Red Dress Fashion Show

Twelve emerging fashion designers will descend on the Fairmont Olympic Hotel tomorrow evening February 3 for the 2012 Project Red Dress Fashion Show. Read more »

Sunny weekend alert! Time to try snowshoeing


With snow in the mountains and sun in the forecast, we're poised on the brink of a perfect snowshoeing weekend.

No slam on skiing, but sometimes I tire of the schlep of it. Lift lines, snarled parking lots, car packed to the hilt with thousands of dollars worth of gear...every now and then, I want a winter sport that doesn’t require a strategy. Read more »