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Cocktail Mixers You Should Make, Not Buy (and How to Make Them)

A.J. Rathbun
Make your own (don't buy) grenadine

In a previous post, we talked about essential bar tools you can buy. But when setting up your home bar, and especially when getting prepared to host a happening party, there are a couple mixers that I suggest you make, instead of buy. Partially because it’s fun, but also because what you buy is rarely as tasty as what you can make (at least for the below). Also, when hosting a soirée of any kind, having an ingredient you made in the drinks you serve is cool. Read more »


3 Seattle Restaurants are Nominees for Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants

The communal table at Joule is a fine place to dine

In a run-up to announcing their Top 10 Best New Restaurants in the country, Bon Appetit has given us a peek at the 50 restaurants they whittled their list from. Read more »

The Must List: PhinneyWood Festival and One Sublime Sale

Fun times in PhinneyWood

Must Hit the Streets
PhinneyWood Summer Streets Festival

Friday (8/9, 6 to 10 p.m.) — Walkers and wheelers reign supreme during this evening-long closure of Phinney and Greenwood avenues (between 67th and 87th streets). A celebration of the season’s long, warm nights, the temporary pedestrian paradise will be punctuated with art, live music, circus performers—and, of course, street food. Read more »


W Seattle’s Wear Wednesdays

A view of NY-based Isaora's trunk show at W Seattle last fall

W Hotels have three passion points: music, design and my personal fave, fashion. Starting in August, the W Seattle is launching a new monthly event aptly called Wear Wednesdays (WW). Read more »

And Then There Were Two: McGinn versus Murray for Mayor

Lauren Mang

Primary Day is finally over and Seattle has whittled the hefty playing field of nine candidates down to just two contenders for mayor: state Senator Ed Murray and Mayor Mike McGinn. According to Knute Berger over at, come November we should be prepared for "a fascinating race between a City Hall insider who's happiest as an outsider (the mayor) and a City Hall outsider who's running as an insider (Murray)."
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