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5 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Today

Julien Perry

Whether you’re just looking to unwind with a few margaritas tonight, or simply want a handful of tacos for lunch, here are five ways to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, which is today if you couldn’t tell by the blazing fiesta-like sun outside. Read more »

Rock the Kasbah-Inspired Lighting

Nothing says hot and exotic, like the ages-old Kasbah.

If North Africa isn't exactly in your immediate travel plans, you can just import the sultry style of those lands into your design scheme. We're particularly keen about tapping the romantic look for outdoor envions. In addition to adopting a colorful outdoor rug or two, the dreamy Arabian style can be found in lots of outdoor lantern looks. Read more »

Seattle Opera’s ‘Tales of Hoffmann’ Opens, Mexican Restaurants for Cinco De Mayo and Tilth’s Edible Plant Sale

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Ceramicist Kathy Venter's life-sized nude sculptures at BAM

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Seattle Opera’s Tales Of Hoffmann Opens

(5/3 to 5/17, times vary) — Seattle Opera’s season finale concerns a poet who experiences tragic love with a robot-doll, a soprano of delicate constitution and a devious courtesan—or at least that’s what he tells his drinking buddies. Spoiler alert: This time, it’s poetry that conquers all. Read more »


10 Things to Know About Eric Johnson and His Forthcoming Restaurant 'Stateside'

Julien Perry
Eric Johnson opening Stateside on Capitol Hill

He’s worked for some of the biggest names in restaurants, but you’ve likely never heard of him. Eric Johnson has spent most of his professional career working in New York for both Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges, whom he then followed to Paris and Shanghai. After living overseas for nearly a decade, he landed in Seattle three years ago, with aspirations of opening a restaurant here. And he is. Read more »

Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo? Try These Four Tequila Drinks Instead

A.J. Rathbun
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Cinco de Mayo is a dandy day for celebrations: Honoring Mexican heritage and pride, for one. Plus, it's a fantastic time to start thinking about summer drinking (even if it’s still chilly here in Seattle) and drinks made with tequila. You can have tequila drinks year 'round, but it's a spirit that's best suited for summer. We showed you how to make some snazzy margaritas last year, so this year, we're encouraging you to expand your tequila repertoire. Read more »