Even though he's in real estate now, Billy Poll says he feels like he grew up in the restaurant industry. The longtime Schwartz Bros employee is now one of the owners of the soon-to-open Grace Kitchen at the University Village. Poll told me the opening is slated for August; the restaurant is moving into the old Zao's locale.
In this entrepreneurial town, we like to do things on our own time and that includes being active. Whether there’s one last work project that can't wait or The Bachelorette conflicts with your Monday night tennis league, having a weekly team sport commitment just doesn’t always jive with our free-spirit attitude. Perhaps that’s why Seattle has such a lively pick-up sports scene. From badminton to basketball, here’s your guide to getting sporty on the fly.
Imagine a Seattle waterfront composed of terraced parks that change with the tides...ringed by a two-lane bike path...with a stormwater collection system and solar panels and other sustainable energy sources. Walkability is key, and the waterfront is connected to downtown via public spaces, stairways, ramps and promenades.
MUST WALKColumbia City Art WalkThursday (5/19) - One of our favorite Seattle nabes is kicking off its first-ever art walk tonight with a first ever art-walk kicking off with a tribute to Bohemian Backstreets. Get their on the earlier side for the art walk and street fair featuring visual art and live music. Night owls can head to Columbia City Theater and Columbia City Cinema for the “after hours” portion of the city’s newest art walk. Free. 4 - midnight. Visit the Columbia City Art Walk website for details: http://ccartwalk.blogspot.com/.
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Gentlemen, turn on your fans. Everything you've been taught about smoking fat needs to go right out the window. Steve powers through the step-by-step on this baby. You'll never wonder how to do this again. Printable instructions? Click here.
While politicians, judges and activists argue over all things tunnel, planners are busily imagining what a post-Viaduct Seattle waterfront will look like. Thursday, at the Bell Harbor Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle), design project lead James Cornwaterfer will present the "first design directions," which I take to mean "rough draft."
The public meeting, hosted by the City of Seattle, starts at 6:30, but if you come early (5:00), you can buy dinner from mobile food vendors Maximus/Minimus, Where ya at Matt, and Street Treats.
This coming Friday marks the opening of mountain bike season at Whistler. The resort will open its eight signature biking trails, with the early season conditions best for intermediate and advanced riders. The Bike Park is open daily from 10am to 5pm until June 17 and then from 10am to 8pm starting June 18 through to Labour Day.
Indian food is beyond scarce in the south end, but that's about to change. Travelers, the friendly, soothing Indian decor, jewelry, clothing, etc store on Pine Street, is opening a full service restaurant on the north end of Beacon Hill in the can't-miss-it purple house that housed Culinary Communion and the short-lived Tasha's Bistro. I'm told that Travelers will open in about a month (they're shooting for late June).
Here are Greg's "essentials" for bike commuting:
"I was thinking about some of the "essentials" for bike commuting. It's easy to find the list of the best lights or the best jacket or the easiest panniers, but here are some of my tricks for making bike commuting routine a little easier (or I should say my tricks for not allowing myself to talk myself out of bike commuting).
As part of my ongoing series this month on urban bike commuting, I have pledged to do all my grocery shopping by bicycle. With a couple of tester panniers from Seattle-based Detours to help distribute my load, I am ready to roll.
The Jade Pagoda, the long-lived but eminently cheesy Chinese place that lived on Broadway until it was shuttered a few years ago, was never about the food.
No, it was the kitschy digs, the waiters dressed up in shoddy sailor suits, the bad (but strong!) cocktails that called to us…it was an experience. And the food was about as bad as you’d expect. But like the Twin Teepees (may they rest in peace), the Pagoda was a neighborhood icon.
Good morning! I’m spending this (sunny) day sitting on the judging panel for our annual Seamless in Seattle competition, and I can’t wait to see what our 12 finalists have brought for show and tell. Follow me on Twitter for the inside scoop (and some great fashion) today.