Mossback Monday: Murray's Transit Funding Plan, Tech News and the new Tower Coming to Downtown

Knute Berger
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Rainier Tower will be getting a 50-story new neighbor

10 Things to Know About Babirusa, Opening on Eastlake Tomorrow

Julien Perry
Babirusa opening on Eastlake
That paper covering the windows won't be there tomorrow.

A little over two months ago (March 4), Eastlake Teriyaki closed down to make way for a new bar called Babirusa. It’s the newest project from owners Charles Walpole and Rene Gutierrez, who also operate Blind Pig Bistro next door. Tomorrow, it officially opens.

Here are 10 things to know: Read more »

Celebrate Seattle's Beautiful Old Architecture with Historic Seattle

Celebrate the urge to preserve our city's built heritage at Historic Seattle's Sixth Annual Preservation Awards on May 13, 5:30–8 p.m., at the Good Shepherd Center (Wallingford, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N). Read more »

The Bumbershoot 2014 Lineup Announced

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The Bumbershoot lineup is here! The Bumbershoot lineup is here! And it looks especially awesome this year! Personally, I'm stoked about Elvis Costello, The Dismemberment Plan, The Replacements, Nada Surf, The Afghan Whigs, and locally based goodness including The Lonely Forest, Shelby Earl, Evan Flory-Barnes and La Luz. See the full list at and plan accordingly.


7 Ways to Shop Local for Mother’s Day

Wwake opal earrings
Triangle earrings with opal from Wwake, on sale for $243

The haps around town dedicated to moms and the kids who shop for them—plus a luxe gift idea or two.

Lamb’s Ear in Fremont is offering 20 percent off selected styles of the shop’s super-cool, indie jewelry lines, including Arielle de Pinto and Wwake. Through Sunday at midnight.

Capers in West Seattle is hosting an impromptu Potluck Paris trunk show on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Expect everyday statement jewelry made from recycled metal in interested designs and shapes. And mimosas. Read more »

Restaurant Openings, Closings & More

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.

Got a question, hot tip or need a dining suggestion? Feel free to email me directly

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'Firkin Fridays' Bring a Whole New Beer Game to Safeco Field

Julien Perry
cask conditioned beer Safeco Field

Even for non-beer geeks like myself, there is something very intriguing about the word "firkin." And now that I know what it actually means, and why it's such a cool new addition to Safeco Field, I need to share. Read more »

Brunch for Mom, Japanese Art on Display and Writer Anne Carson at Town Hall

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The latest spa to hit the beauty scene in Bellevue, Recoop

Must Brunch
Mother’s Day is Coming! Best Brunch Spots in Seattle

Sunday (5/11, times vary) — Belly up to these favorite eateries for Mom’s big day. Still need to come up with a present? Visit to find myriad gift ideas that are perfect for mum. Read more »


Four Great Drinks for Mom on Mother's Day

A.J. Rathbun
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The Best Morning in May cocktail

Mother’s Day is this weekend (hopefully you haven’t forgotten), and if there’s one thing I know it’s that mom deserves a good drink. I’m not saying you were hard to raise as a child, but maybe you shouldn’t have been out so late that one night when she had to wait up way past her bedtime. Or those few other things we won’t mention. Because of this, and because of all the awesome things moms do, here are four great drinks: two for when you're out on the town with mom and two to make for her at home.

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Throwback Thursday: That Time Matt's in the Market Was Still Undiscovered

Julien Perry
Dan Bugge owner of Matt's in the Market
Matt's in the Market owner Dan Bugge, circa 1998

Welcome back to Throwback Thursday, a recurring column dedicated to the tried-and-true restaurants of Seattle and their secrets to staying relevant during an age of unrelenting competition.  Read more »

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