Must SeeSeattle Opera’s Tales Of Hoffmann Opens(5/3 to 5/17, times vary) — Seattle Opera’s season finale concerns a poet who experiences tragic love with a robot-doll, a soprano of delicate constitution and a devious courtesan—or at least that’s what he tells his drinking buddies. Spoiler alert: This time, it’s poetry that conquers all.
He’s worked for some of the biggest names in restaurants, but you’ve likely never heard of him. Eric Johnson has spent most of his professional career working in New York for both Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges, whom he then followed to Paris and Shanghai. After living overseas for nearly a decade, he landed in Seattle three years ago, with aspirations of opening a restaurant here. And he is.
Cinco de Mayo is a dandy day for celebrations: Honoring Mexican heritage and pride, for one. Plus, it's a fantastic time to start thinking about summer drinking (even if it’s still chilly here in Seattle) and drinks made with tequila. You can have tequila drinks year 'round, but it's a spirit that's best suited for summer. We showed you how to make some snazzy margaritas last year, so this year, we're encouraging you to expand your tequila repertoire.
Welcome to Tomorrow's Tastemakers, a recurring column that focuses on Seattle's new guard of culinary influencers.
Jonathan Proville, 31, is one of the rockstar cooks at Il Corvo.
He was born in Los Angeles to French parents, who moved the family back to France when J.J. was 10. He went to college in Montreal for five years, where he majored in business. “I think I always had that entrepreneurship kind of bug,” he says.
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.
Must SeeBethany On Stage at ACT(Through 5/4, times vary) — A middle-class woman hits the financial skids after the economic downturn, forcing her to use whatever means necessary in order to get her daughter out of foster care—including squatting in a foreclosed house occupied by a possibly unhinged man. Laura Marks’ gripping play is in good hands with Seattle director John Langs.
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).
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.
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.
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.