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Remembering Kathi Goertzen, Inspirational Role Model

Kathi Goertzen photographed in 2011

News broke today that longtime KOMO-TV anchor Kathi Goertzen died after a long struggle with brain tumors.

We at Seattle mag have long been big fans of her work at KOMO and, in particular, of the bravery she showed in the face of this illness. In fact, we named her "Most Inspirational Media Role Model" in our Best Of 2011 issue. Here's what we wrote then: Read more »

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Hoppy 25th Anniversary, Latona Pub

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Leslie Kelly

Pop quiz: Which came first, the still-going-strong Northwest handcrafted beer movement or Latona Pub?

That might be a chicken-or-the-egg kind of conundrum, but it’s safe to say Latona near Green Lake helped create legions of microbrew fans since it first opened under current ownership 25 years ago. (The watering hole's history dates back much further, to the Prohibition era. Oh, if only those bar stools could talk, the tales they'd tell!) Read more »

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Sneak Peek! Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen

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Cody Bay

When new things happen in Ballard, they usually get done well, but they don't often get done big. Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen, the new concept from the boys behind Matador, makes its presence known from the get-go in a big way: a large neon cowboy boot giddy-upping off the side of a former mill house that looms large over the Ship Canal. Read more »

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Red, White & Brew Recap

More than 450 folks sipped away at Red, White & Brew.

Our inaugural Red, White &  Brew was a sunny success! With the Olympic Sculpture Park and 80 degree sunshine as our backdrop, more than 450 guests (including a fleet of brave navy sailors) came, saw and sipped the night away. There were plenty of reds, whites and brews to be had--17 Washington wine award-winners and six local breweries poured their famed varietals while Taste Events, Sartori Cheese, Oil & Vinegar and Belle Epicurean offered savory salumi and cheese and delectable desserts. Read more »

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Drinking with the Experts: A.J. Rathbun Visits with Maker's Mark VP

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A.J. Rathbun
Victoria MacRae-Samuels, ex-Seattleite and Maker’s Mark VP

After growing up in Seattle and earning her biology degree from the University of Puget Sound, Victoria MacRae-Samuels has spent more than 20 years in the spirits industry. Starting as a chemist with Jim Beam, she’s currently vice president of operations at renowned bourbon distillery Maker’s Mark, overseeing all bourbon production from selecting grains to fermentation and distillation all the way to barreling, bottling, and shipping. Read more »

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