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Sneak Peek! Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen

Cody Bay

When new things happen in Ballard, they usually get done well, but they don't often get done big. Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen, the new concept from the boys behind Matador, makes its presence known from the get-go in a big way: a large neon cowboy boot giddy-upping off the side of a former mill house that looms large over the Ship Canal. Read more »

Red, White & Brew Recap

More than 450 folks sipped away at Red, White & Brew.

Our inaugural Red, White &  Brew was a sunny success! With the Olympic Sculpture Park and 80 degree sunshine as our backdrop, more than 450 guests (including a fleet of brave navy sailors) came, saw and sipped the night away. There were plenty of reds, whites and brews to be had--17 Washington wine award-winners and six local breweries poured their famed varietals while Taste Events, Sartori Cheese, Oil & Vinegar and Belle Epicurean offered savory salumi and cheese and delectable desserts. Read more »


Drinking with the Experts: A.J. Rathbun Visits with Maker's Mark VP

A.J. Rathbun
Victoria MacRae-Samuels, ex-Seattleite and Maker’s Mark VP

After growing up in Seattle and earning her biology degree from the University of Puget Sound, Victoria MacRae-Samuels has spent more than 20 years in the spirits industry. Starting as a chemist with Jim Beam, she’s currently vice president of operations at renowned bourbon distillery Maker’s Mark, overseeing all bourbon production from selecting grains to fermentation and distillation all the way to barreling, bottling, and shipping. Read more »


Rock out to Rent, Save a Local Landmark and Other Weekend Musts

The 5th Avenue Theatre's current cast of "Rent"


Jonathan Larson’s rock musical about starving artists living in the shadow of AIDS in New York’s East Village won the hearts of countless audiences when it debuted in 1996. Fast-forward to now, as the 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting, renewed rendition that manages to both accurately capture the early 1990s and still feel relevant today. Read more »


Learn the Joy of Cooking with Spam

Nihonmachi Nite is this Saturday (August 11; 4-9pm).

A free community event celebrating the history of Seattle's Japantown, several shops, restaurants and the Wing Luke Museum are offering special programming or discounts throughout the evening.

Most intriguing among those is probably Momo Seattle's second annual Spam-O-Rama musubi-making contest. Read more »