Tuesday, 07/03/2012 7:48 PM
Not exactly sure why, but Independence Day kicks my hot dog craving into overdrive. Maybe it’s that these tube steaks are just so doggone American. (Even though, they originally came from Germany, like most sausages worth eating.) In anticipation of the Fourth, I took a quick survey on Facebook and Twitter, asking for input on Seattle’s best hog dog spots and guess what came out on top? Costco. Even Restaurant Marche's chef Greg Atkinson says so. It’s sure hard to beat the price, right?
Tuesday, 07/03/2012 5:01 PM
July 4 Cake Pops
Monday, 07/02/2012 5:54 PM
And the award for best pocket neighborhood goes to....?
Monday, 07/02/2012 4:53 PM
Forgive me Padma! My editor made me do it. Yes, Top Chef fever has got us whipped into quite a froth and when I showed up for my Monday morning pastry at Le Panier at the Pike Place Market, I hit the motherlode. Yes, it's true. Top Chef is filming here in Seattle.
Friday, 06/29/2012 4:29 PM
Salmon-Enchanted Evening
Don't know about you, but we’re so ready to say bye bye to a rotten June! Bah humbug. Here are a few ways to celebrate “summer” this weekend, no matter what the thermometer says: 1. This year’s first Salmon-Enchanted Evening dinner is Saturday in Victor Steinbrueck Park, just north of the Pike Place Market. It’s not just a screaming deal at $15 for a fish-centric din din, this outdoor feast is also a fundraiser for the Seattle Parks Department. And, yes, Tommy D will be there dishing it up. If you didn’t buy advance tickets, just bring cash or check.
Thursday, 06/28/2012 8:19 PM
Keep an eye on local newsstands. A lovely lady framed in sagey green is waiting for you on the cover of the latest issue of Seattle Bride. Packed with inspiration for all aspects of the epic adventure that is planning a wedding: from fashion to favors to transportation, this issue is a stunning example of Seattle's knack for hosting personal, creative and fun weddings. Here's a sneak peek at some of what's inside the new issue:
Thursday, 06/28/2012 6:03 PM
MUST RIDEPier 57 Ferris Wheel Opens Friday (6/29) — Pier 57 owner Hal Griffith has allegedly dreamed of building a ferris wheel on the Seattle Waterfront for years. This weekend, that dream comes true. Riding in climate-controlled gondolas, totally protected from the weather, Seattleites can enjoy views of downtown, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains from a fresh vantage point: suspended 175 feet over Elliott Bay!
Thursday, 06/28/2012 3:01 PM
Donald Byrd and his company Spectrum Dance Theater have gone to great lengths for love this season. In the  fall, the reprisal of Byrd’s earlier work The Beast terrified with too-real visions of domestic violence. In spring, Petruchska admonished against futile obsessions; and in Miraculous Mandarin…whoops! Didn’t see that one.
Tuesday, 06/26/2012 7:58 PM
Seattle mag Spotlight Award winner Troy Gua continues to experiment with his most enticing muse: manufactured fame. Inspired by his childhool idol the artist (formerly? currently?) known as Prince, Gua constructed a doll that looks just like the pop star, if he were to land a cameo role on the marionette-puppet TV show Thunderbirds.
Friday, 06/22/2012 7:42 PM
If there is any solace in a rainy June weekend, it’s in the great shopping to be had (all indoors!). Here’s what’s a buzz this week:
Friday, 06/22/2012 7:20 PM
He had me going there. “We keep quails on the roof at the labs,” chef Maxime Bilet told the table of Modernist Cuisine aficionados on Thursday night. “And we’re playing around with feeding them different things to see how it effects the flavor of their eggs.” Before us sat a small plate with a lovely little nest of straw in which sat a speckled quail egg shell with the raw “egg” inside.
Friday, 06/22/2012 6:17 PM
I never need an excuse to dive into a slice of pie, but the folks at High 5 are making it extra special this weekend, letting the Pride show with free rainbow-colored whipped cream topping on each order. LOVE that! Might be a bit over-the-top on its brand new bacon cream pie, but then again, every color in the rainbow goes with bacon, right?
Friday, 06/22/2012 4:06 PM
There’s nothing like seeing a baseball game at Safeco Field. Or any other stadium, for that matter, but I like Safeco best—especially when my pal Mark shares one of his season-ticket-holder seats. To flip the ball over, though, I also believe that listening to a baseball game on the radio in your own backyard when the team’s on the road is pretty special. It’s better than watching a game on T.V. any ol’ day, especially any sunny day.
Thursday, 06/21/2012 10:28 PM
MUST LAUGHWin Tickets to See Sandra BernhardFeisty funnywoman Sandra Bernhard presents the Seattle premiere of her new show, I Love Being Me, Don’t You? Backed by a four-piece band, Bernhard (who has also recorded several jazz and blues albums) delivers the snark and satire she’s become known for since kicking off her comedic career in the ’70s. For a chance to win tickets to the Friday show, visit the giveaway page on
Thursday, 06/21/2012 10:07 PM
Check out this goosebumps-inducing video from Matt Harding, a 35-year-old Seattle resident who, by chance, landed a sponsorship deal that allowed him to travel to all corners of the world badly with people on camera. It's an undeniable feel-good montage.
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