Must ToastLive Tunes at Conor ByrneDitch the green beer and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Seattle style with a drink live music at Ballard's Conor Byrne. Local vocalist Erin Mcmanee takes the stage from 3-7 p.m. and the alt-country tunes of Seattle boys, the Whisky Swillers from 9 p.m.-midnight. $10. 5140 Ballard Ave NW. conorbyrnepub.com.
Must Taste Free Molly Moon’s in Madrona & Queen Anne
Chef Grant Achatz (pronounced AK-etz) is a visionary, multi-award-winning chef/owner of Chicago’s Alinea, a foodie fave and an inspiration at age 36 who lost the ability to taste – and nearly his life – from tongue cancer several years ago. His health and incredibly-tuned sense of taste are back, thanks to a progressive treatment program at the University of Chicago. He worked the kitchen through the chemo and now he’s opening a second restaurant, Next, and a lounge, Aviary, in Chicago.
It seems that people and food come together in times of great tragedy. This week, Seattle restaurants have begun announcing various dinners and specials to help fundraise for Japan disaster relief. Here’s our roundup of local restaurants donating all or a portion of their proceeds to aid our neighbors to the East.
Blue C SushiAll six locations10% of profits to benefit the American Red Cross
In the fall, as we worked on our February celebration of nerds (see the Nerd Issue), it fell to me to interview Nathan Myhrvold, the man behind Modernist Cuisine, the 2,438 page, six volume tome that aims to be the first, last and every word in between on molecular gastronomy. Only, don't call it that I was warned.
In January, Seattle magazine contributor Naomi Ishisaka told the story of UW professor Henry Lai, a bionengineering scientist whose research has placed him at the center of a persistent global debate around the effect cellphones have on brain activity.
Parents: next time you bring your kids into Taco Time, get ready to blow their soda-loving minds. Coca-Cola has spent the last half-decade transforming the soda fountain into every child’s dream with their new Freestyle soda fountain–and select locally owned Taco Time locatoins are the only places in the Northwest where you can give it a whirl. For the soda fanatic, it’s the ultimate candy store of soft drinks, with 106—yes, 106!—soda flavors funneled into a single machine.
I’m just going to put out there: I don’t want to pretend this isn’t a tough Friday, many of us are deeply saddened and all hopes, prayers and thoughts are focused on our neighbors in Japan. We’re going to soldier on with Fashion Friday as usual, but if you’ll forgive me, I’m going to skip past the quirky, cheerful intro and dive right in. Okay?
There's no dilemma about this omnivore delight. Lime, cilantro, garlic and some heat rubbed into some grass fed beef. Medium rare strips served over salad with cucumber. I'm salivating, how about you? Printable recipe? Click here.
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If you haven't yet had the pleasure of touring Discovery Park in Magnolia, join a Seattle Park's docent on a 3.5 mile walk there this coming Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. (ages 18+ only). Plan on some slight elevation gain and, given that this is Seattle, be prepared for mud and rain. Part of the hike will be done in silence so participants can listen for the sounds of the season. While the hike is free, pre-registration is required by calling the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center at 206.386.4236.