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Four Drinks to Have with Robots

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A.J. Rathbun
Drinking with robots AJ Rathbun Seattle magazine
Atomula + robot makes for an epic drinking adventure

I’m a firm believer in having a drink for every occasion, and for creating drinks to celebrate certain milestones like movie releases, sporting team victories and more. Because of that, I’ve decided that every good drinker in Seattle needs to have cocktails this week that would go nicely if you were hanging out with robots, reading about robots or watching the awesome new movie Pacific Rim, which pits giant robots against giant monsters and comes out on Friday, July 12.
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Listen Up, Yelpers! Here's Some Sage Advice From A Pro

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Leslie Kelly
Hannah Raskin Yelp Help Seattle magazine

To many restaurateurs, Yelp is a nasty four-letter word. But to tons of devoted Yelpers, it’s a thriving community, a fun forum to air beefs and shout out spots that shine. There’s no denying its power, so why not make Yelp even better by dishing out advice on the best way to write these citizen reviews?

That’s exactly what former Seattle Weekly critic Hanna Raskin has done in a brand-new ebook called Yelp Help. Read more »

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West Seattle Summer Fest

Sidewalk sales are what summer in Seattle is all about

In addition to all the fun festival-appropriate activities (street food, bouncy houses for the kids, great music and beer gardens), the West Seattle Summer Fest (July 12-14) also features an amazing sidewalk sale. Local businesses save stuff up all year round to blow out during this three-day long event, and the deals are epic—one year I got seven pairs of shoes from Clementine for $90! Here’s a run down of what I know so far. Trust me, between the stores and the kiosks that fill the street, Summer Fest is awesome shopping. Read more »

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Roads Scholar: Story of the Alaskan Way Tunnel Premieres Tonight

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Lauren Mang

Bertha, the hulking, 7,000-ton earth-drilling machine that's expected to start boring a tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct any day now, is getting loads of attention lately. (During a recent editorial meeting, we all had a good debate on whether or not we'll be able to feel the digging from our SoDo offices. I say yes. We'll keep you posted on that front.) Read more »

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Macklemore's PSA for Lady Washington

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Lauren Mang
Macklemore Lady Washington Seattle video Seattle magazine

We received a fax (really) the other day alerting us to this slightly weird, but pretty hilarious video of Macklemore touting the Lady Washington tall ship, which was where he filmed parts of his Can't Hold Us music video. My fave part? Around 0:45 when he says "I was a baby pirate. A little urban baby pirate doin' my thing up on there." Also, it smells like "salt and dolphins."

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