The Outtakes: My Review of Brimmer & Heeltap

Julien Perry
Brimmer & Heeltap interview with Jen Doak Mike Whisenhunt

One of the restaurants I review for the June issue is Brimmer & Heeltap. I’ve known proprietress Jen Doak for years, back when she managed The Tasting Room in Post Alley. It’s been fun to watch her career grow. Read more »

Sodo Fashion Show + Market

Split, by Neon Zinn, $125

Emerging Pacific Northwest designers have a place to shine on June 14 at Studio 18 Artist Collective at 3600 East Marginal Way South, during Heat of the Night, Sodo Fashion Show + Market. I love their lineup, which includes many of the most exciting talent from the region. Read more »

Red Lion is Now Motif

Basic guest room at Motif
A radically redesigned basic guest room at the newly remodeled Motif

Located on Fifth Avenue between Pike St. and Union St., the hotel formerly known as Red Lion, is now called Motif and will be formally unveiled in all its updated glory on June 14. Read more »

U Village's 57th Annual Sidewalk Sale

U Village
All signs point to sunny weather for the 57th annual U Village sidewalk sale this weekend

Early June is always the time for the kickoff of summer sidewalk sales, starting with hugely popular one at U Village. 2014 is the plein air mall’s 57th annual sale (!) and the list of participating stores, as well as the slew of new parking spaces, makes it hard to resist for the casual and serious shopper alike. Read more »


Fleurt Opening Second Location in Pioneer Square

Fleurt Pioneer Square
A sneak peek of the second location for West Seattle's Fleurt

Popular West Seattle-based floral and gift shop, Fleurt, has just announced an expansion in sizzling hot Pioneer Square at 112 S Washington St. right between awesome vintage shop, Bon Voyage, and stalwart Laguna Vintage Pottery. Read more »


Outdoor Movies, Music & More Summer Events in and Around Seattle

The Capitol Hill Block party rocks Seattle next weekend

From Fourth of July fireworks shows to outdoor concerts and movies, your summer calendar is swelling with social engagements. Herewith, your go-to guide for what to do during the warm-weather months.

Summer Concerts

When the sun comes out in Seattle, so does the music. Heating up in June and powering through September are a number of outdoor music experiences that will knock your shades off.

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How Mike Easton Just Improved the Pies at His Upcoming Pizzeria Gabbiano

Julien Perry
Mike Easton's Pizzeria Gabbiano

In addition to running his ridiculously popular lunch spot Il Corvo, Mike Easton is doing rapid-fire work on his upcoming Roman-style pizzeria, Gabbiano, which he hopes to open in Pioneer Square sometime in July. Read more »

It's Your Last Chance: Dot's Will Close After Dinner Service Tonight

Julien Perry
During the summer, the brandade at Dot’s in Fremont is served with a tomato (rather than an egg)

In a totally unexpected move, Dot’s Charcuterie & Bistrot owner Miles James took to Facebook last night to announce that his bistro would be closing — almost immediately. Dot's will serve its last dinner tonight.  Read more »

Mossback Monday: Minimum Wage, Drones and Ballmer's Deal for the Clippers

Knute Berger
mossback monday seattle magazine
Steve Ballmer purchased the LA Clippers for $2 billion

Book Bindery’s New Chef and Shaun McCrain’s Next Chapter

Julien Perry
Book Bindery announces new chef
McCrain (left), Borzee (right)

Come end of June, Book Bindery in *Queen Anne will be closing for good, re-emerging in August with a new name and a new chef.

By way of press release, the owners behind the winery-adjacent restaurant along the Ship Canal announced that Nico Borzee, most recently of Artusi, will be stepping into the role being vacated by chef Shaun McCrain, who has been with the Book Bindery since it opened in 2010. Read more »

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