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Friday, 11/08/2013 7:11 PM
One of my fave local design teams, Grain, is going brick and mortar for a few weeks this November. From now until 11/24 ferry it over to Bainbridge Island and check out their Destination Pop-up in the Charrette storefront (130 Winslow Way E, across from Hitchcock) Thursday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. or by appointment.
Friday, 11/08/2013 6:31 PM
Julie Andres, former chef and owner of La Medusa in Columbia City, and present yoga teacher, has launched Alma, a new pop-up concept (with plans to go brick and mortar) just in time for the holidays.
Friday, 11/08/2013 6:58 PM
As I impatiently await the opening of Aragona, the Spanish restaurant from design-obsessed chef and owner Jason Stratton (Artusi, Spinasse), Stratton kindly sent over several pictures he took of the food and the space. Not to mention the westward view (above), which isn't too shabby, either. Here, a peek at what's on the menu, and a taste of how the place will look and feel.  
Friday, 11/08/2013 3:55 PM
Brew Seattle beer seattle magazine event
Seattle Magazine’s inaugural BREW Seattle next Thursday in Pioneer Square is going to be an epic suds sip-a-thon, featuring 22 of the top Seattle-based breweries pouring more than 50 of their finest. But what’s an ultimate tasting event without something to eat? Local restaurants will offer savory and sweet snacks throughout the event, including a few bites not offered anywhere else.
Thursday, 11/07/2013 11:45 PM
If you’re into current fashion and watch TV, it’s hard to imagine you’ve never heard of Clinton Kelly, a smart, sassy and totally honest New York-based style expert, perhaps best known as the co-host (with Stacy London) of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” and most recently, on ABC’s “The Chew.”
Thursday, 11/07/2013 10:11 PM
Must Get TicketsTickets Still on Sale for BREW SeattleSnap up your $40 pass to Seattle magazine’s inaugural BREW Seattle, a beer tasting festival on November 14 with oodles of brews on tap. Your ticket earns you six tasting tokens, each one good for a five-ounce pour (in your own special BREW Seattle mini mug). Must CelebrateRock on with Barsuk Records
Thursday, 11/07/2013 5:20 PM
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.
Wednesday, 11/06/2013 11:54 PM
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.
Monday, 11/04/2013 6:28 PM
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.
Friday, 11/01/2013 9:43 PM
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.
Friday, 11/01/2013 6:34 PM
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.
Friday, 11/01/2013 5:11 PM
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
Friday, 11/01/2013 3:57 AM
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
Friday, 11/01/2013 3:50 AM
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.
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