One of the most interesting aspects of the local distillery revolution here in Washington state is how it has changed my feelings around vodka. As someone who dreams up a ton of cocktails and cocktail recipes, I've grown increasingly bored of using vodka due to its mass-market tastelessness and the lack of flavor it added to drinks. But after sipping a lot of local vodkas, that view has changed.
Last night, Ed Murray celebrated his big win for Seattle mayor over incumbent Mike McGinn. Watch his victory speech, along with McGinn's almost-admittance of defeat, courtesy of Robert Mak at Seattletopstory.com via Crosscut.
Andaluca took best of show honors at this year’s Lamb Jam, a meat-centric event celebrating the versatility of the other red meat.
Chef Sarah Lorenzen impressed judges--including me--with her Provencale-inspired sausage served on a socca, the tortilla-like pancake made from chickpea flour.
You’ve got to love a book with a happy ending.
The award-winning Microsoft Cookbook has raised more than $175,000 for FareStart, the culinary career training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged people.
I have a rough and tumble daughter who is always getting holes in her leggings (the only type of pants she’ll agree to wear). And while I can find them for cheap at Target, boy, would I love to not have to buy them by the bushel.
If you’re a fan of Jennifer Ament’s linocuts (and we are, big time), you’ll want to check out her new work at her show, Fools and Gem, which she describes as “one-of-a-kind printed graphic abstractions, encaustic paintings inspired by agates and moons and paper collage pieces that are inspired by unknown planets not yet discovered.” Ament will have work from four different mediums: oil paintings, encaustic, collage and linocuts on the walls at
Where Portland has had seven contestants on Project Runway, Seattle has our fair share of ABC’s Bachelor/Bachelorette winners and contestants—Jason Mesnick, Catherine Giudici, Chris Siegfried and his fiancé Desiree Hartsock and former contestant Lindzi Cox, who, along with Neiman Marcus and Bar Method are hosting a denim event on Saturday, Novem
Haystack Antiques in downtown Bellevue is one of our favorite hidden gems. We consider it the Pacific Galleries of Bellevue (and Treasure Bay Landing is the Pac Galleries of Burien) and head there often for unique, vintage and antiques for the home—their jewelry selection is pretty primo too.
Halloween is over, which means it’s on to Christmas, shooting Thanksgiving barely a glance as we trundle onwards towards shopping and gift giving. We get a lot of holiday packages and event announcements, but W Seattle’s is one we just had to share. The hotel’s in-city shopping package, It’s a Wrap, sounds super-fun and may perhaps be the start to a great new holiday tradition.
Must ListenGroove at the Earshot Jazz Festival(11/1 and 11/2, times vary) — The festival continues its 25th anniversary extravaganza, with an incredible lineup that includes local master musician Bill Frisell.Must CelebrateRaise a Glass at the Two Beers Brewing Anniversary Party
Two weeks ago, we wrote about the best drinks to have while watching monster movies. But they weren’t nearly enough to cover the complete Halloween party season, which deserves much more in the way of scary (but not in taste) libation suggestions. So below are three more excellently eerie drink ideas. But as today is the big day, you may not be up to making a new snazzy scary drink at home, so I’ve also made an excellent suggestion for drinking out in Seattle tonight.
I'm back with another entry in the Tough Life journal.
This time, I, along with the other editors of Seattle magazine, was treated to several dozen still-warm, just-baked cookies from Robin Wehl, who's opening her first cookie shop, Hello Robin, in early December on Capitol Hill's 19th Avenue.
Last week on NBC’s singing contest, The Voice, two local contestants represented the Pacific Northwest well and gave star-quality performances that left us wanting more. Austin Jenckes, a native of Duval, Washington, battled it out against his teammate and nabbed a spot in the knockout rounds.