Highlights from the Seattle Edible Book Fest

Saturday marked the 7th annual Seattle Edible Book Fest.

A few of our editorial interns attended and participated. Here are (at left and below) some standouts among "All the Pretty Courses."

Eh? Eh?

Punning isn't as easy as it looks.

"Butchering the Art of French Cooking" - Cath Carine

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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 »

"Safety Not Guaranteed" Trailer is Finally Here! (And Seattle Mag is in it!)

Well, our conference room is in it.

Set in Seattle, Safety Not Guaranteed follows aspiring journalists who work for Seattle magazine (teehee!). A writer and his interns set out to write a story about a man who thinks he has discovered time travel, and heartwarming shenanigans inevitably ensue. Several scenes from the film were shot on location in Seattle mag headquarters in SoDo. A few staffers even stood in as extras; it will be exciting see who made the final cut. Read more »

5 Sophisticated Spring Break Cocktails

A.J. Rathbun

Spring Break, for many, conjures up visions of snockered college kids carrying around drinks with names that could make a sailor blush and, worse, taste of gasoline mixed with bad perfume. And while we might make fun of these scantily-clad, sandy revelers, I’ll bet many readers feel a twinge of sadness when spring break starts and southern beaches around the country begin to fill. Read more »

What You Learn about Washington Wine in a Smoke-filled Back Room

OK, there was no smoke. That would be illegal and/or generally frowned upon.

But for the newest installment of Seattle magazine’s Salon Dinner Series, we did find ourselves in a cozy private dining room near the back of the Capital Grille, a classic downtown steakhouse.

Our hope for these dinners is that Seattle mag can bring together bright minds and influential leaders from within particular communities or industries for candid and inspiring discussion.  Read more »

Shopping: Welcome the Season in Style at Thursday’s West Seattle Spring Fling

Pick up a pair of John Fleuvog Tailor Booties ($315) at Clementine on Thursday

One of my favorite summer staples are those weeknight twilight hours between 7 – 9 p.m. as local boutiques from Ballard to Capitol Hill fling open their doors and stay open late. Read more »

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