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Cocktails for Beginners: Because You Never Forget the First Time

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A.J. Rathbun

Okay, say you have this "friend." And that "friend" is just insistent about not trying any drinks made with a particular spirit. They’re bound to say “I just don’t like drinks with gin” or whiskey, etc. Perhaps they had one bad experience when they were 17when they shouldn’t have been drinkingand have never dared to revisit that particular spirit since. Well, I’m here to help. Read more »

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Dress Up, Try a Pretzel Cone, Walk Beacon Hill's Art Trail and More Weekend Musts

Designer Francisco Costa poses for one of Fashion Night Out's international ad campaigns

MUST SHOP
Fashion's Night Out
Thursday (9/6) — Now in its fourth year, the Vogue-led celebration of fall shopping in Seattle has installments all over our fair city and the Eastside, so much so in fact, it’s nigh impossible to hit everything. Check out fashion & lifestyle editor Kate Calamusa’s picks for the must-see fashion shows (including one featuring a Seattle mag Seamless in Seattle star); and the must-grab deals.
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Gaga Dance, Bumbershoot and Other Labor Day Weekend Musts

One of the dancers in rehearsal for Ate9's Sally Meets Stu

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Sally Meets Stu
For one night only, Israeli choreographer Danielle Agami and her company, Ate9, are taking over Century Ballroom to present an evening-length performance. Sit back, enjoy a drink in Century’s stylish cabaret and watch the vigorous, captivating style of dance known as “Gaga” (which has been around way longer than the Lady by the same name). Read more »

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Five Cocktail Recipes That Bring You Summer All Year Long

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A.J. Rathbun

Every time summer nears its end in Seattle I think, How did the endless days of sun fade so quickly? Wasn’t it just light at eleven o’clock at night a few days ago? And now you’re telling me that fall is about to start, and soon winter will be here, with its dreary days of gray? Read more »

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Emerging Designers on Parade, Art Party in the Sticks and Other Weekend Musts

Alicia Czerwiec, one of the Seamless in Seattle contest winners, with her designs

MUST GET TIX
Seamless in Seattle Fashion Show
Thirty-two local fashion designers entered our annual competition and after many intensive rounds of judging and deliberation, five impressive winners have emerged. See the debut of their full collections at the Seamless fashion show at Seattle Art Museum, where the designers compete for an additional prize: the chance have their own trunk show at Neiman Marcus' Fashion's Night Out. Read more »

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Five Back to School Cocktails

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A.J. Rathbun
Kamikaze cocktails: not just for college freshmen anymore

First off, none of these drinks are for children. These are for parents who may have had a little too much of the back-to-school bustle or for those who might be a bit sad about the kids leaving the nest. They also fit the bill for those who miss the experience of going back to school and who want to have a little nostalgic moment for those scholastic days in the past. The first three are to make at home, the last two to have out and about. Read more »

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Get Tickets to Seamless in Seattle 2012 Fashion Show

Thirty-two local emerging designers submitted their portfolios this summer to be considered for our annual fashion designer competition.

After several intensive rounds of judging and deliberation, five winners (and two runners-up) have emerged (read all about them here). Read more »

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Local Group Launches Toward YouTube Fame with Mars Rover Parody

King 5 reports on this funny YouTube parody, "We're NASA and We Know It." It was made by a local group, Satire, who promise to release more videos on Wednesdays.

Crane, lower that rover.

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Essex Opens with a Host of Homemade Ingredients and Craft Cocktails

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A.J. Rathbun
Essex's sparkling citrus cocktail, H.M.S Theodore Roosevelt

The much-anticipated craft cocktail bar Essex has finally opened its doors, and I (and anyone who desires more great cocktail options) couldn’t be happier.

For those who don’t know, Essex sits right next to Ballard’s supreme pizza parlor, Delancey, and is owned by the same folks: Brandon Petit and Molly Wizenberg.

Essex is not an expansive space, but is remarkably well-planned, with barstools cuddled up to the L-shaped bar and a row of marble-topped tables available comfortably across the aisle. Read more »

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Hike to a Waterfall, Try Ballard's New BBQ and Other Weekend Musts

The baby back ribs are cookin' at Kickin' Boot

MUST TASTE
Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen
The folks who brought you the The Matador present a new addition to Ballard’s bevy of barbecue restaurants. Kickin’ Boot will serve house-smoked meats, Southern barbecue and lots and lots of whiskey. Read Cody Bay’s full preview to learn more about the menu offerings, including something she describes as “a terrifying meat extravaganza.” Read more »

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