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The People Have Spoken: Locals' Favorite Bars and Cocktails

A.J. Rathbun

It’s that time of year, when pundits of all disciplines, from movies to books to boozes, are making their picks for those "Best" and "Most" end-of-year lists. I thought it’d be a good balance to let the people have their own say. So I asked five folks about their favorite cocktails and watering holes. Here's what they had to say:

Emi Matsumoto

What's your all-time favorite cocktail?
A rye Manhattan. Read more »


Shopping Made Easy in Japantown

Momo girl/jewelry maker Angela Muhlnickel shows off a pretty handmade bag made from vintage kimono fabric

For the quirky and artistic on your holiday gift list, check out Momo in the Japantown corner of Chinatown-International District. Read more »


Live, Love, Loft

A little sparkle with your skirt? Loving Loft's Holiday looks.

If you haven't been for a while, Loft will surprise you. This holiday, they're putting on the bling with sequins, feathers and bright colors—in all the right proportions—and perfect for our unique casual-chic lifestyle here in Seattle. Read more »

I'm Dreaming of a Green Red Wine for Christmas

Leslie Kelly
washington wine

The holiday season has put me in the mood for some green red wine.

Nope, that’s not a new varietal. I’ve got a hankering for wine that’s made with grapes that are grown using the latest in Old World sustainable practices. That’s such a hot button word in the world of food that we’ve kind of tuned it out, but it really hasn’t made a big splash on the Washington state wine landscape. Read more »

Neighborhood Heroes: Readers' Choice 2012

Cafe Racer

For the first time, we asked readers to answer our annual Readers' Choice poll with their neighborhoods in minds.

Of the many questions we pose every year (What's your favorite restaurant, bar, takeout, etc.), "Who is your neighborhood hero," was a new addition to the mix.

Here are the results in that category.

Sorry, neighborhoods yielding an insufficient number of votes not included in the results. Want to see your 'hood represented better in our magazine? Vote in our current Best Restaurants poll. Read more »