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Humble Pie Now Open in the Central District

I drive past the home of Humble Pie (at 525 Rainier Ave, at Weller Street) on the edge of the  International District (technically it's the Central District) almost daily on my way to and from the south end. And for over a year, I've watched as owner Brian Solazzi gradually built decking, planted living roofs and installed chicken pens around the two shipping containers he moved onto the property to house his pizza place. Read more »

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All the Details on the Forthcoming Willows Inn Cookbook

Joe Ray and Blaine Wetzel, just hanging out smokin' some fish. Like you do.

When Joe Ray called, saying he felt like spilling some beans, I had an inkling that it might something big. Ray's writing and photographs have been featured in The Boston Globe, the New York Times and dozens of other publications. Read more »

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Have Your Tintype Taken at The Aviary

Go old timey at The Aviary

We’re all obsessed with iPhone photography (Instagram, Hipstamatic, etc.) but how about rocking it old school and exploring the world of tintype photography this weekend at The Aviary in Ballard? San Fran-based photographer Michael Shindler is really into tintype, a style that he centers his popular Photobooth company around, and has just recently built a 14 by 17 inch camera, which will create the largest images he has ever produced. Read more »

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Kimberly Baker Opens Ship Song in Former Hip Zephyr Space

Kimberly Baker moves into Phinney Ridge

Jewelry designer Kimberly Baker has moved her shop a few times, from Fremont to Green Lake, and has now landed (or moored, as the case may be) in Phinney Ridge. Her new shop, Ship Song (hence the moored reference) is taking full advantage of the prime corner shop recently vacated by Hip Zephyr (who has decamped to Mercer Island), maximizing the small footprint into a sunny accessories boutique. Read more »

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The Must List: Capitol Hill Block Party, Arts in Bellevue and a Just Opened Online Jewelry Shop

The Capitol Hill Block Party takes over the Pike/Pine corridor starting Friday, July 26

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Capitol Hill Block Party

(7/26 to 7/28, times vary) — It’s the sweatiest, loudest, most rockin’ party of the summer, when local musicians and the hipsters who love them swarm Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine corridor. With more than 60 bands (including The Flaming Lips!) performing over three days, this is musical mayhem you don’t want to miss. The three-day pass has already sold out, but single-day tickets are there for the taking. Read more »

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