There are a lot of new restaurants in Seattle. An exhausting amount, really. I suppose that’s what happens during a city’s growth spurt. And I suppose what happens next is that only a small handful of them will survive. I see it as a sort of unintentional experiment for potential new restaurants—those who plan to open one will be able to see what works in today’s market without actually having to spend their own money. It’s a little morose, but lots can be learned from others' failures.
The serious sun and warm temps have us dreaming of perfect, lounge-worthy outdoor spaces (not to mention we're furiously wrapping up our July issue, which features even more dreamy outdoor living areas). So we called upon our friends over at Porch.com (read more about the Seattle-based site in our July issue, too!) to scour their project photo archives for some of the most fabulous and inspiring outdoor living spaces.
An independently owned restaurant is coming to town, and I’m not talking Seattle for once.
Located just off Bellevue Downtown Park, the aptly named 99 Park will be a sleek and sexy little spot when it opens sometime this summer (best case scenario, mid-July). It’s owned and operated by former real estate developer Micah Pittman, who is a Bellevue resident himself.
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If you missed last year's spectacular tasting event that was thee hot ticket of the summer, you have another chance. Red, White & Brew, a fete jam-packed with Washington wines, beer from local breweries, cocktails from Hendrick's Gin and eats galore, is back for the third year and this time it's taking place on Friday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the freshly opened rooftop terrace at the Fremont Foundry.
Let’s talk about the dining scene in U-Village. It’s quite different than anywhere else in the city, yes? It’s like its own little bubble. What flies here isn’t necessarily an indication of what could compete in the realm of chef-driven neighborhood spots.
VOTE NOW!Our annual year-in-review story in December is always packed with editors’ picks for the best our city has to offer. But you also have a say: Vote for your favorites—everything from takeout joints to pool halls—in the Best of 2014 Readers’ Choice poll. Cast your vote on our Facebook page here by Monday, July 14. Winners will be featured in the magazine.
Proprietress Kayla Boehme is opening a new boutique, Pipe & Row, deep in the heart of Fremont next Thursday, June 19. The shop, located at 611 N 35th St., in the former Merge location, is described by Boehme as “a mature, quirky boutique that boasts a stock of effortless urban pieces curated to tip toe the boundaries between sexy and slouchy, daring but wearable, classic yet modern.”
A friend recently raved about how installing shelves in her living room totally revolutionized her whole house. With a place for all her book, knick-knacks and other small pieces of décor, her home was suddenly clutter-free, serene and totally organized.
If cabinetry would do wonders for you like it did for my friend, swing by Ligne Roset between June 14 and 29 for 20 percent off all bookcases, TV units, sideboards, dining and occasional tables.
Totokaelo's end of spring season sale is in full effect. Expect 30 percent off clothing from A.P.C., Raquel Allegra, Dieppa Restrepo, Rachel Comey, Margiela and all the other lines the shop is known for. Traditionally, the discounts get bigger as the sale continues, but if you see something you absolutely love and have to have, I wouldn't wait around—this is one event the whole fashion world waits for.