Issue

December 2016

Where the Chefs Dine Out

From this Issue

Seattle’s MacDonald: Movies based on her books sold about as many tickets as those for Quentin Tarantino’s flicks

Betty MacDonald, more popular than Maria Semple in her time, is the subject of a new biography

As Northwest hard ciders evolve, so do the flavor profiles at a growing number of local cider bars

As Northwest hard ciders evolve, so do the flavor profiles at a growing number of local cider bars

Seattle’s Stacey Mastrian sang at Carnegie Hall, the Vatican, and for GroupMuse, on a Queen Anne porch

Two websites that curate alternative shows create community and revenue for musicians

Savor the herbaceous highlights of this multilayered bourbon- and vermouth-based cocktail

Bulkheads and other forms of ‘armoring’ line 92 percent of Seattle’s marine shoreline. Removing these can help restore habitat for endangered species—but can also erode land. Not surprisingly, some homeowners are resisting

Science shows that shoreline armoring—which includes structures such as bulkheads, riprap armoring (big chunks of jumbled rocks) and seawalls—can profoundly disrupt the connection between land and Puget Sound’s waters, degrading habitat for bugs, birds and fish, including endangered chinook salmon and orcas that rely on salmon for food.

Virtual reality offers a different way to see the world. Seattle companies are jumping on board—and believe it will change the way we live

Our medical costs are out of control. Some local companies are trying value-based health plans. Are they the answer?

Celebrated artist Mark Calderon marks 30 years in Seattle with his 10th solo show at Greg Kucera Gallery

Seattle goes beyond e-commerce with good, new-fashioned pop-up stores

It’s safe to say no one else in the Seattle area is doing what these chefs do (or doing it as well). For their unique and creative approaches to diversifying Seattle’s cuisine, we dub the following our 2016 Tastemakers

Ever wondered where your favorite chef got his or her start? We think you’ll find our food family breakdown a fascinating lesson in Seattle’s restaurant genealogy

In the midst of a restaurant renaissance, we tap Seattle's culinary rock stars for the best food and drinks in the city

Three essential local culinary guides for holiday gift giving

Featuring finds from local stores as special as our favorite holiday songs and sayings, our 2016 gift guide proves December really is the most wonderful time of the year

Miss your chance every year for Sun Liquor’s Christmas-only aged eggnog? Whip up a batch at home and sip all season long

The former Seattleite riffs on fame, fortune and life’s pinnacles

The Argument, the songwriting team of Brangien Davis and Daniel Spils, wins at both music and marriage.