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Thursday, 04/24/2014 7:55 PM
road trip ideas seattle magazine
Rachel Hart’s shorthand-style, iPhone travelogue highlights from her summer 2013 road trip with her family. (Expect exteme brevity, perhaps more than a few inaccuracies and omissions due to dozing off in the car). Our trip was abridged and modified from Tom Uniack’s amazing itinerary from Seattle to San Diego. Find his itinerary and several others in our May 2014 Road Trip issue, on newsstands Thursday, April 24 and online on May 15).
Thursday, 04/24/2014 4:45 PM
best happy hours in seattle happy hours seattle magazine
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).
Thursday, 04/24/2014 11:00 AM
Brian McCracken Dana Tough Spur
Welcome to Throwback Thursday, a weekly column dedicated to the tried-and-true restaurants of Seattle and their secrets to staying relevant during an age of unrelenting competition. 
Wednesday, 04/23/2014 11:06 PM
Northwest Green Home Tour, West Seattle Home by Neiman Taber
The entire spectrum of local green design is on display in homes of all types—a 106-year-old Net-Zero Craftsman in Ballard to an under-construction, 5-Star Built Green targeted house in West Seattle—this Saturday (4/26) during the 2014 Northwest Green Home Tour.
Wednesday, 04/23/2014 10:00 AM
Elysian Bar opening downtown
Elysian Brewing is getting ready to expand into downtown, opening Elysian Bar as early as Friday (in extreme practice mode). Yesterday, CEO Joe Bisacca and head brewer Dick Cantwell gave me spin around the place, which is quickly coming together near the corner of 1st and Pike, just down the hill from their original brewery on 13th and Pike.
Tuesday, 04/22/2014 5:49 PM
Food festivals in portland traveling to portland seattle magazine
As any food-obsessed traveler knows, there’s never enough time (or room in your stomach) to eat at every restaurant on your painstakingly researched list. But there’s hope--in the form of food festivals. When most of a city’s best chefs are gathered in one place, your odds of trying everything on your list go way up. If you’re heading to Portland this spring or summer, try timing your trip with one of these five upcoming fests that offer bites and sips from top restaurants, wineries, breweries and distillers.
Tuesday, 04/22/2014 4:30 PM
Jamie Joseph Rings
Join the team at Essenza in Fremont for their annual Mother's Day Jamie Joseph extravaganza trunk show on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you're a fan of Jamie Joseph's gorgeous hand-faceted and distinctive rings you really haven't lived until you've seen hundreds of them sparkling back at you from their trays. It's really something to behold and makes the already daunting task of picking your favorite even more challenging.
Monday, 04/21/2014 4:20 PM
mossback monday seattle magazine
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Monday, 04/21/2014 8:00 AM
Chefs favorite summer pleasures
Welcome to We Asked The Chefs, a recurring feature on Restaurant Insider that peers into the minds of some of Seattle's culinary rockstars.  Question: What is your favorite warm-weather pleasure?
Friday, 04/18/2014 10:59 PM
Plank & Grain console
After just a few minutes inside Plank & Grain (International District, 666 S King St.; 206.659.9884), the pleasant whiff of wood hits you.
Friday, 04/18/2014 3:03 PM
Butch Blum
As a kick-off celebration for their 40th anniversary, Butch Blum is pulling out all the style stops on Friday, April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a celebration of all things 1970s. Enjoy 70s-style cocktails and party games with appetizers from Loulay and a chance to win a $70 Butch Blum gift certificate.
Friday, 04/18/2014 10:00 AM
Flying Squirrel Pizza moving into Calamity Jane's
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.  Openings
Thursday, 04/17/2014 8:40 PM
pamela reed parks and recreation seattle magazine
Must RunGear Up for Seattle Magazine’s Earth Day RunSaturday (4/19, 9:30 a.m.) — Celebratory pints from West Seattle Brewing Company and sustenance from the Chopstix and Curb Jumper food trucks will be at the ready when you cross the finish line of our fun 5k run along the Alki waterfront. There’s still time to sign up!
Thursday, 04/17/2014 6:34 PM
Join the crew at Momo, the International District/Chinatown’s chicest shop, for a spring trunk show and happy hour on Wednesday, April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. when they welcome Lu, a clothing line by Jenny Fort and Pearlesque, a collection of diaphanous layering pieces from West Seattle’s Margaret Chodos-Irvine.
Thursday, 04/17/2014 5:21 PM
We love the rain slickers designed and made in the US by husband and wife team Brittany and Scott Freeman for Freeman Seattle. But up until this moment, with the release of their women’s style, they were only available for guys.
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