On the menu when Aragona opens: Salpicón Verde, marinated clams with melon, cucumber and mint
Jason Stratton’s proven his finesse with the fine foods of Italy's Piedmont region at the beloved Spinasse. And Artusi, Spinasse's adjoining aperitivo bar, has steadily developed into a worthwhile dining destination in its own right. Read more »
Our friends over at Crosscut, Seattle's nonprofit, independant online news organization that has brilliant coverage on the mayoral race and other civic-related items, has launched its first-ever Courage Awards. And it's looking for nominees. Here's the gist: Read more »
If you have tickets, you're psyched, because Nordstrom's Designer Preview is tonight, which means that Erdem and Dries Van Noten will be gracing the runway, alongside Gucci and Oscar de la Renta. If you didn't get tickets, no worries, we'll have a recap for you, hopefully, tomorrow.
Big haps over at the downtown Seattle Barneys this week. Last night's remodel party garnered bucks for the Parkinson's Project (oh, and I got to drape myself in Hoorsenbuhs, my current obsession) and this morning's media breakie with creative ambassador-at-large, Simon Doonan, and fashion director, Tomoko Ogura, offered insight into what the New York-based retailer is into for fall in terms of new designers and trends. Read more »
Score all the seafood you can eat at Ballard's SeafoodFest
Must Get Crabby Ballard SeafoodFest (7/13 to 7/14, times vary) — Celebrate crustaceans, mollusks and more at the 39th Annual Ballard SeafoodFest, a kid-friendly throwdown that features boatloads of tasty fishes, two stages of live music—including awesome bands Kithkin, Star Anna and Bobby Bare Jr.—a Ballard-based brew bonanza and, yes, a lutefisk eating contest. Read more »