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Mossback Holiday Weekend Edition: Weed Fairy Visits Seattle, Ballmer's Negotiations Over the Clippers

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Knute Berger
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Will Steve Ballmer buy the Clippers franchise?
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Totokaelo Art and Object Sale

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Score & Solder 22 Table Rhombus Planter, $119, was $170

In addition to a lovely blog post in T Magazine today extolling the virtues of Seattle, Jill Wenger has put some things on sale at Art and Object. We know what we're doing this long weekend...

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Seattle Happy Hours: A.J. Rathbun Picks Four of His Favorites

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A.J. Rathbun
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Teachers Lounge in Greenwood

There is nothing like happy hour. An hour, maybe an hour and a half, between the workday rigors and the calm of a nice evening at home; it almost feels as necessary as breakfast. To really be a great happy hour spot, in my opinion, a bar must fit a few criteria. First, it must have great cocktails (beer and wine, both of which I love, are neither historical nor ideal happy hour drinks). Read more »


Restaurant Openings, Closings & More

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Julien Perry

Keeping track of restaurant news can be a daunting task. Here's a round-up from the past week to help you manage.

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Seattle Mariners Turn Back the Clock, a New Must-See Sculpture Downtown and Four Party Drinks to Make on Memorial Day

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Seattle's version of Echo (this one pictured in New York) was just installed at Olympic Sculpture Park

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The Olympic Sculpture Park Gets a Head

Step aside, Ferris wheel. “Echo,” the new, 46-foot-tall white head—just installed at the shoreline of the Olympic Sculpture Park—faces the Olympic Mountains and serves as a serene beacon for everyone from Puget Sound sailors to Myrtle Edwards joggers. Read more »

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Totokaelo's Jill Wenger Featured in T Magazine

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Lauren Mang
Totokaelo on Capitol Hill

Jill Wenger, the owner of men's, women's and home accessories boutique Totokaelo on Capitol Hill, gave some serious Seattle shout-outs in a recent interview with the New York Times' T Magazine. In it, she praises Spinasse and Bar Sajor as two of her favorite nosh spots as well as Il Corvo for lunch and Mr. Gyros on Phinney Ridge for great cheap eats. Read more »

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Mossback On Assignment: Sightseeing via the Rocky Mountaineer Train

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Knute Berger
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Canada is a good place, apparently, for a trip, as editor at large Knute Berger discovered on his trek

As Seattle Magazine's editor at large, I get to do the dirty jobs sometimes. Like this week, I'm up in the Canadian Rockies. We came up from Seattle to Vancouver then on to Banff via a Canadian sightseeing train called the Rocky Mountaineer: think domes, cars and gourmet food while cruising on rails through the wilderness. It was a smooth and splendid ride. I'm also spending time in Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise because, well, someone has to do it. Read more »

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Four Memorial Day Party Punches to Whip Up this Weekend

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A.J. Rathbun
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The Fremont Fruit Bowl

The long and awesome Memorial Day weekend is here, and it’s the ideal time to dust off the punch bowl (or bowls, if you’re really lucky) or a large pitcher and whip up an extra big batch of goodness for friends and family. Heck, you may want to make it a punch weekend, and try out different ones on different days. That’s what long weekends are for, I think. Read more »

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8 Seattle Restaurants You Can Dock Your Boat At

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Julien Perry
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Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching. And if you're not lucky enough to get a long weekend, perhaps you're lucky enough to have a boat—or a friend who has a boat—enabling you to get in a little chill water time at some point.

Here now, for your cruising pleasure, are 8 Seattle restaurants (in alphabetical order) where you can dock your boat. Is your favorite boat-friendly restaurant missing? Let us all know in the comments, where invitations are also welcome. Read more »


John Sundstrom On Why He's Moving Lark and His Ambitious New Project on Capitol Hill

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Julien Perry
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Sundstrom is moving Lark (top right) to the much larger Central Agency Building (bottom).

After more than a decade, chef John Sundstrom is back to opening restaurants, and he’s going big!

Not only is he moving his quaint little Capitol Hill restaurant Lark to bigger digs, he’s launching two new projects — all under the same roof.

Fortunately for the Capitol Hill contingent, he’s staying close to home, heading to the Central Agency Building next to IHOP at 952 E. Seneca St. Read more »


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