Seattle loves pho (if you're new on the block: our dining editor explains what it is, how to pronounce it and where to get her favorite here). And Seattleites love to claim they know where to find the best pho.
Every house has one: the ugly, underperforming wall. You've seen it: 12x10 feet and bearing only a paltry letter-sized college diploma. Or worse, an over-sized novelty clock.
Meanwhile, thousands upon thousands* of works by local artists live like unemployed post-grads: perpetually hanging out in coffee houses or leaning against storage sheds.
Stop this neglect. Give local art a home.
A visit to Curtis Steiner’s store can be like stepping through the wardrobe, or falling down the rabbit hole, or entering any other parallel universe that is equally alluring, mysterious and beautiful. Steiner populates his Ballard shop with quirky, haunting ephemera for the home; true conversation starters, object d’art, amazing, meticulous, tiny hand-beaded jewelry and antiques.
A 14-foot long, scale model of the design for Seattle's new waterfront will be on display at the downtown central library, starting next week. Stop by to get a clearer sense of the multifaceted improvements planned for both Alaskan Way and the sea wall. The design has not yet undergone environmental review. Construction is currently projected to be completed in 2019.
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MUST TASTEShots. Yes, ShotsThrowing back a shot at the bar is not a connoisseur move. Lately, however, more gourmet shots are appearing on menus. Allison Austin Scheff notes a few in our Best New Restaurants story, among other intriguing dining trends that surfaced this year. MUST SHOPNordstrom Rack
My father told me never to get into a car with a stranger.
I wonder how he'd feel about it if an app existed that knew which strangers were trustworthy, and which were, perhaps, even potential friends? And what if this app could also arrange for me (when I'm carless and in a rush) to get convenient lifts from these new friends?
As of November 2, Seattle has just such an app thanks to San Francisco-based SideCar, a ride-share service that grew quickly enough—50,000 rides so far—to inspire CEO Sunil Paul to expand it in Seattle.
Thanks to popular movies, the character of Seattle’s romantic landscape seems fixed in a few iconic images from the early ’90s: a) John Cusack broadcasting Peter Gabriel in the rain, b) Matt Dillon wearing high grunge, c) Tom Hanks on a houseboat. But we’d like to give some screen time to real singles—Seattleites in the present tense. Far from pathetic or brooding, they are adventurous, entrepreneurial and funny, much like the city itself.
MUST HEARKnute Berger at the Space needleThursday (11/1) — Seattle magazine editor-at-large Knute Berger is presenting MOHAI’s esteemed Denny Lecture tomorrow night at the Space Needle. The topic du jour? Why, the Space Needle, of course. Learn all about the truly quirkly origins of the Needle, as recounted in Berger’s new book, Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle, plus, be among the first to hear about new discoveries he’s made since publishing the book.
Seattle magazine editor-at-large Knute Berger returns to his stomping grounds at the Space Needle tomorrow night.
After spending a year at the Needle as writer-in-residence, Berger will now be in attendance to deliver MOHAI's Denny Lecture, a new annual event developed to recognize the work of influential historians in our region.
If you missed the Hermès Festival of Crafts last February at The Bravern, where a traveling group of artisans set up workshop in the Bravern’s Exhibition Space and blew viewers’ minds with their skilled fine craftsmanship, now’s your chance to see something else amazing from this iconic French design house, this time with a nod to future rather than a glimpse at the past.
MUST SEEWomen at WorkOpens Friday (10/26-12/15) - Photo Center Northwest’s new exhibit, Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan features the work of five contemporary artists, including Iran’s Shadi Ghadirian who poses friends in traditional garb while holding mundane items (see above). The show offers a fresh look at women’s roles in Eastern and Middle Eastern cultures—and the way traditions affect modern life, and vice versa.