Specialty: CardiologyPractice: EvergreenHealth CardiologyHospital affiliation: EvergreenHealthWhat attracted you to your specialty?My interest in cardiology started during my residency. I had originally wanted to be an internist, but when I saw how people were so sick and got better so quickly, I changed my focus. It is very gratifying when you thought someone was going to die and then they walk out of the hospital a week later.
Specialty: Orthopedic surgeonHospital affiliation: Group Health CooperativeHow has your early dance experience, including a stint in New York with the Martha Graham Dance Company, influenced your approach to your job?
Can I first just say how much I love voting via mail? Oh, the hours-long voting lines I've stood in at libraries, VFW halls and cafeterias in my great native land of Oh-Hi-O. So, kudos Washington, on that genius move.
Ryan Caldeiro, M.D., Group Health, Northgate Clinic, 9800 Fourth Ave. NE, Seattle, 888.287.2680; Group Health Cooperative; Case Western Reserve University, 2004; addiction psychiatry, consultation psychiatry
Armed with good timing and the grace of an easy traffic day, bliss awaits you in the form of San Juan Islands tranquility. Getting there is half the fun (right?)—the other half, once you’re there, is all about taking it easy. Good thing there’s something about the islands that forces you to slow down and make that happen.
If you gaze out over Elliott Bay this weekend you might catch a glimpse of the Hugo Boss yacht, a carbon fiber, 60 mono-hull racing boat with around 600 square meters of sail (that’s the size of a soccer field) helmed by British skipper Alex Thomson, who races her all over the globe.
Spend an evening with Valerie Steele, fashion historian, author and curator from the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) this Friday night, July 19m at 7 p.m. Steele will be in town to give a talk on the Japanese fashion influence and “revolution” in the 1980s as part of the SAM Talks series.
Within months of establishing their settlement in November 1851, Seattle’s founding families realized they had made a mistake. Their location on the western, forested shore of Elliott Bay could not support a good harbor, which would be central to the new community’s success. Trade vessels from the Pacific Ocean could travel down Puget Sound to its toe at Elliott Bay but without a deep-water dock the journey was a waste. So in the middle of winter, three men boarded a canoe with a heavy line and horseshoes in order to sound the depths of the rest of the bay.
The Seattle Marriott Waterfront hotel was ablaze on May 14 during the Go Red for Women Luncheon fundraiser in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red movement. Supportive men and women, dressed in red, gathered to share empowering stories, learn about heart disease and continue to fight this number-one killer of women.
On April 25, the Cinerama theater rolled out its crimson carpet and welcomed the masses to the seventh annual National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), a four-day lineup of workshops, panels and short films by directors ages 22 and younger from around the world. Post-film revelers were shuttled to the Museum of History & Industry for an all-ages after-party.
It’s summertime, and that means families are busier than ever. When you don’t have time to cook, take the family to dinner at these kid- and parent-pleasing restaurants.BALLARDBurger Hero [AMERICAN] Your superhero wannabe is going to love this place, where the friendly owners give the youngest diners free ice cream. At the teeny spot, which is the former home of the original Lunchbox Laboratory, the burgers are mighty fine, too. Plus: Donkey Kong! Lunch and dinner Mon.–Sat. 7302½ 15th Ave. NW; 206.783.0204; Facebook: “Burger Hero”El Camión Adentro [MEXICAN] The old Zesto’s is now home to the first brick-and-mortar location of Seattle’s best taco truck. Here, everything’s tasty and cheap: tacos (especially the grilled fish), burritos, horchata and salsas made from scratch. And there’s a Pac Man machine to ease the sometimes long wait, as well as free parking. Lunch and dinner daily. 6416 15th Ave. NW; 206.297.1124; elcamion-seattle.comBELLEVUEChace’s Pancake Corral [BREAKFAST] Chace’s is a come-as-you-are classic that’s been pleasing kids and parents alike with affordable, rib-sticking breakfasts since it opened in 1958. Who doesn’t love tender buttermilk pancakes? Even better are the piping hot crêpes. And it’s probably the only place that’s up as early as your youngest, opening at 6 a.m., six days a week; 6:30 on Sundays. Breakfast daily. 1606 Bellevue Way SE; 425.454.8888 BURIENElliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub [AMERICAN] Cozy into a booth with the whole family at this lively, friendly local chain of brewpubs. Here, mom and dad can sip a beer and dig into classics such as a Brewhouse BLT, while the kids color and crunch through a pile of some of the best nachos around (topped with chili and melted cheese). Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.–Sun. 255 SW 152nd St.; 206.246.4211; elliottbaybrewing.com. Locations also in West Seattle and Lake City. CAPITOL HILL Vios [GREEK] New parents looking for a place to have a nice meal with little kids should head directly to Vios, where the food is a good balance of parent-approved (lamb kebabs, falafel, dolmades) and kid-friendly (tender pita with house-made hummus with grilled chicken skewers, plus mac and cheese for the pickiest palates). But the main draw is the dedicated play space in the back, where children are free to play while mom and dad enjoy a meal in (relative) peace and quiet. Lunch Tue.–Fri., dinner Tue.–Sat., brunch Sat.–Sun. 903 19th Ave. E; 206.329.3236; vioscafe.com. Second location in Ravenna. Coastal Kitchen [American] The kids are welcome at Capitol Hill’s charming mainstay, open all day. At dinnertime, a children’s menu (noodles with butter, smaller burgers, quesadillas) and a grownup menu (now with perfectly fresh oysters from the restaurant’s new oyster bar) make this a spot the whole family will enjoy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 429 15th Ave. E; 206.322.1145; coastalkitchenseattle.com COLUMBIA CITYGeraldine’s Counter [American] Morning, noon and evening, this neighborhood diner hums with happy conversation, as tiny babies are held close, toddlers dip house-made chicken fingers into ranch dressing, and mom and dad sup on the superb chicken pot pie. In the morning, all ages enjoy the city’s finest French toast. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.–Fri.; brunch and lunch Sat.–Sun. 4872 Rainier Ave. S; 206.723.2080; geraldinescounter.com
Red Mountain is full of interesting sights. Like movie-star-handsome Christophe Hedges, stripped to the waist, heaving huge stones into their proper place at the French country farmhouse he’s building near his family’s winery, Hedges Family Estate. The stone house already looks ancient, like it grew organically from the rocky soil. Or I should say grew biodynamically, because that’s how Hedges tends his vines, in concert with the cosmos. I’ve come to this tiny but famous American Viticultural Area in eastern Washington not (just) for the scenery, but to sip Hedges’ dry and fragrant rosé in the bone-warming sun and talk about why this excellent wine has no score. “When someone says a wine is 100 points, what does that mean?” Hedges thunders. I respond meekly. “That it’s…perfect?”“So who determined that? Was it God?” Hedges asks. “The wine critic, is he a god?”A few days later and 70 miles east, wine critic Paul Gregutt opens the door of his lovely rose-draped cottage in Waitsburg looking very human. He’s got a bad cold, which will create a backlog in his work. He gestures around the kitchen at wine that has been submitted for scoring by winemakers around the Northwest. “Five days out of seven—sometimes seven days out of seven—I’m tasting wine in the afternoon,” Gregutt says. He scores wine for Wine Enthusiast, one of the national publications that help determine the fortunes of a bottle of wine.“Consumers are looking for a life ring in a sea of wine,” Gregutt says. “They will see that a wine got 91 points in Wine Enthusiast and they will buy it. Scores have an impact. A good one. It’s fine with me.”Gregutt has been raising awareness of Northwest wines since 1998, when he took on the Washington and Oregon beat with Wine Enthusiast. Until May of this year, he also wrote about wine for The Seattle Times and he is a chief wine designer for Waitsburg Cellars (whose wines have been scored in The Wine Advocate). He is quick to point out he’s not nearly as powerful as Robert Parker, the man who made 100 points the gold standard for wine lovers. When Parker launched The Wine Advocate newsletter in 1978, it was not the first American publication to rate wine with a number. But it was the first to widely use the now familiar 50–100 point scale. Consumers loved those black and white numbers, and soon the 100-point-scale, Parker-style scores were adopted by many other wine critics and publications.According to Parker, a 96–100 is an extraordinary wine, 90–95 is excellent, 80–89 is above average to very good, 70–79 is average with little distinction except that it is soundly made, below 70 is flawed, and 50 is plonk.