Cookus Interruptus Video: White Bean and Kale Minestrone

(Can't run with scissors!)
Cooked white beans, fresh sage and a touch of tomato paste create the creamy base for this nourishing soup.  Ribbons of kale add color, texture and major nutrients.  Serve with Pumpkin Pecan Muffins or a bit slice of warm bread and butter.  Who can resist?  Printable recipe click here. Read more »


Outdoors: Spring Is In the Air

Roddy Scheer

Learn a few tips and techniques from Seattle Tilth this spring that will make your garden the envy of the neighbors. Some of Tilth's upcoming classes that might be of interest in this regard include:

Build Unique Raised Beds (April 2, 10 am - 1 pm at Tilth's HQ at Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford; $45 for non-members / $35 for Tilth members)

Drip Irrigation Basics for the Home Gardener (April 9, 10 am - Noon; North Seattle location TBD; pricing TBD) Read more »


All Hail the Return of World Pizza!

I recently happened across an online commenter lamenting the pizza options in Belltown. The post was entitled “Bring Back World Pizza.”

Well commenter: wish, granted. Read more »


The Best Restaurants in Seattle at Every Price Point: The Value Issue

Joule's Hawaiian Spot Prawns in Hot Pot with Rice and Egg

Every year I come at the big April Best Restaurants issue from a different, hopefully fresh angle. This year, my inspiration was former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni's farewell piece, at the end of which he argues that there is value at every price level. Read more »


Fashion + Style Friday: West Seattle is hopping with shopping sales and tax-day deals, plus a sweet soap of the month club

These Chi Mihara's would like to be friends. Meet them at Clementine for a Spring Fling

Alright, shoppers and deal devotees, start marking your calendars because the next couple of weeks are chalk full of sale parties (and geez people, get out to West Seattle!): Read more »

A New Exhibit at Gage, Alvin Ailey at 5th Ave., All My Sons at Intiman and TASTE! Washington

Celebrate 50 years of “Revelations,” Alvin Ailey’s signature work at 5th Ave. this weekend

Must Dance
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Read more »


Food Writer Shuffle: Scoop On Eater Seattle's Editor, and the Seattle Weekly' Gets A New Restaurant Critic

There's a lot to be said for an outsider's view of things. Frankly, there's just less baggage. He/she doesn't take sides, doesn't play favorites, doesn't have a history (good or bad), so the opinions are pure. Or purer. When it comes to, oh, I don't know, a food writer from another city's take on restaurants here in Seattle? I think it's refreshing to read what they see, how they taste things. It makes me challenge my own assumptions. Read more »


Q&A with Chicago Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea

Alicia Arter
In the kitchen at Alinea
In the kitchen at Alinea

In the restaurant world the ever-humble chef Grant Achatz rubs elbows with Thomas Keller, Tony Bourdain, David Chang and Eric Ripert. Last week he was in town with his new book Life, On the Line and talking with 130 Seattle fans at Tom Douglas’ and Kim Ricketts’ soiree for him at The Palace Ballroom. Read more »


Fashion + Style Friday: Super sales at Clutch and Asher Anson, plus Bocz Salon premieres the new (safe!) Brazilian Blowout

Super savings his weekend on designer bags and clutches at (appropriately named) Clutch


Hey pals and gals, a little TGIF love coming your way courtesy of some (great) sales and shop gossip: Read more »

St. Patrick's Day, Nick Cave's Pop Up Shop, The Seattle Jewish Film Fest and More To-do's

Get your Soundsuit gear at Nick Cave's pop up shop at SAM through 6/5.

Must Toast
Live Tunes at Conor Byrne
Ditch the green beer and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Seattle style with a drink live music at Ballard's Conor Byrne. Local vocalist Erin Mcmanee takes the stage from 3-7 p.m. and the alt-country tunes of Seattle boys, the Whisky Swillers from 9 p.m.-midnight. $10. 5140 Ballard Ave NW.

Must Taste
Free Molly Moon’s in Madrona & Queen Anne Read more »


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