We all have that favorite pub to gather with friends, the neighborhood burger joint we crave and the go-to shop we drop into every week just to see what’s new. Our urban landscape is dotted with stellar spots—and now it’s time to dish.
From the best food truck in the city to your go-to salon, let us know your picks for the Best of 2011 issue, featuring the best shops, eateries, services and more.
It's not easy to distinguish oneself as a brewer in this microbrew-soaked city. But Ryan Hilliard is off to a good start before his Ballard brewery, Hilliard's Beer, is even open.
Hilliard, thanks to a relatively new small-scale packaging machine called the ACS 3.5 (by Cask Brewing Systems), is putting his prize-winning home brew-turned-professional-project craft beer into cans.
Kids, Seattle outdid itself last night: the fun and fashionable were out and about all over town from Eastside to west for Fashion's NIght Out, shopping, gabbing and ready for fall fashion (despite the summer-like heat, though nobody complained too much).
I listen to 92.5 frequently in my car. All four songs they play cheer me up when I'm stuck in traffic.
Recently the drive-time program launched a new contest called "Office Hottie," in which listeners are encouraged to nominate themselves or someone at their place of work as the "Office Hottie." The winner scores $1500 for the whole office.
I'm torn: is this appalling? Or amusing?
Sunday marks the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy. The impact was, of course, felt around the world. In Seattle that day, thousands gathered bewildered around Seattle Center's International Fountain, looking for answers and communal mourning.
We were shocked and saddened to hear the news that Seattle barista Brian Fairbrother sustained severe brain trauma in a recent bicycle accident. The latest update states that comfort care will begin tomorrow (Thursday).
What is officially known as the Western Washington Fair, most people know it as simply, The Puyallup (is that catchy little slogan of: Do the Puyallup, ringing in your head, yet?). Not only is the Puyallup Fair the largest event in Washington State, but it is also one of the top ten largest fairs in the nation. Anyone who has paid a visit to this annual fair can tell you that it is packed full of fun, animals, delicious food and family-friendly events.
It’s back-to-school week in Seattle. In that spirit, our editors have been reminiscing about "old school" lunchboxes we carried as kids. Compared to the futuristic bento boxes that are in vogue now, some of the rusty, metal classics of our school days seem sort of...odd. But, oh, did we love them then. Here’s what a few staff members were sporting in grade school, as well as a few @SeattleMag Twitter followers:
For many kids in Seattle, today or tomorrow marks the first day of school. Inspired by the collective groan I thought I heard echo across the city this morning, I want to share some wisdom gained from my school days. You may find it holds water for more than just text-book-burdened texters.
I’m pretty much slathering on sunscreen as I write this. I cannot wait to enjoy that 79 degree weather I keep hearing about, preferably as close to a large floating vessel or bevy of grilled hot dogs as possible.
However, considering the trends of unemployment and cutbacks that define our current historic moment, I do feel compelled to more seriously reflect on the forces behind this holiday. And I feel I should take advantage of my small soapbox to encourage others to do the same.
It’s subtle, but it’s there, that chilly shift in the air, a few leaves starting to fall and thank heavens, racks and rack of sweaters are filling the shops: It’s fall people! (Apologies to you summer bunnies, but this here editor loves her jackets and jeans).
The serene gorgeousness of this photo (thanks, Hayley!) belies the lunacy of the scene the past few weeks here at Seattle mag World Headquarters. In the name of research, your hard-working editors have sampled dozens of local craft beers of late, and then actually eaten the cheese that goes with them. Brings a tear to my eye just to think of it. Imagine: A nibble of nutty Gouda, followed by a sip of brown ale. A blob of goat cheese chased by a swill of porter. A giant wedge of Beecher's cheddar washed down with a citrussy IPA.