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End of an Era: Thierry Rautureau is Closing Rover's

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Leslie Kelly
Thierry Rautureau
Iconic chef Thierry Rautureau in front of Luc, his Madison Valley restaurant

When Eater Seattle broke the news that Rover’s was for sale and its iconic Chef in the Hat was ready to move on to new projects, the reaction was immediate and heartfelt. Read more »

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Ella James at Fred Meyer

Affordable and surprisingly cute jewelry from Ella James at Fred Meyer

I can't believe I'm saying this, but Fred Meyer has seriously upped its hip factor with Ella James, a new jewelry line that is surprisingly cute and well made.  Everything is under $39.99, and would make a great gift for the tween, teen or trend-aware niece, family friend and co-worker on your list—people who are perhaps the hardest for buy for.

 

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Give the Gift of Booze: Six Bottles That Will Impress Your Friends

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A.J. Rathbun
Springbank 10-Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Springbank 10-Year Old Single Malt Scotch

Is there a cocktail fanatic on your gift list this year, and one whose bar is already full of equipment? Then get them what they really wanta bottle bursting with an intriguing spirit or liqueur. The following six are chosen for their particular gift-ability. Heck, you can even pick one up as your gift for me. Read more »

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Holiday Gifts for Foodies

Cyprus Pyramid Salt

Cyprus Pyramid Salt
Capitol Hill’s modern-day apothecary, Karyn Schwartz’s SugarPill is filled top to bottom with scent-sational herbs, cocktail bitters, and smoked, herbal, infused and classic salts. Thank your holiday hostess with a beautiful jar of salt; the scented crystals add an intoxicating flavor to grilled meats or crostini. $13 per 3-ounce jar, available at SugarPill (Capitol Hill, 900 E Pine St.; 206.322.7455; sugarpillseattle.com) Read more »

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Matthew Inman Open Studio, the Biggest Caroling Contest and Other Weekend Musts

Fremont Christmas Lenin Statue Lighting
'Tis the season for the annual holiday Lenin statue lighting in Fremont

MUST FREMONT
An Especially Festive Artwalk
Friday (12/7) — Three fun reasons to visit Fremont this week: The annual Lenin statue lighting (in lieu of a tree); a holiday arts and crafts bazaar; and Matthew Inman, the man behind The Oatmeal, who’s hosting a special open studio sale where you can get a book signed or pick up some Oatmeal merchandise—perfect gifts for any cat or Star Wars lover.   Read more »

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