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The Hart-Rios Family Road Trip: Seattle to San Francisco

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Rachel Hart
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Editorial director Rachel Hart and family road tripped from Seattle to San Francisco

Rachel Hart’s shorthand-style, iPhone travelogue highlights from her summer 2013 road trip with her family. (Expect exteme brevity, perhaps more than a few inaccuracies and omissions due to dozing off in the car).

Our trip was abridged and modified from Tom Uniack’s amazing itinerary from Seattle to San Diego. Find his itinerary and several others in our May 2014 Road Trip issue, on newsstands Thursday, April 24 and online on May 15). Read more »

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Throwback Thursday: What's New at Spur

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Julien Perry
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With the exception of a few gray hairs, Dana Tough (l) and Brian McCracken (r) still look exactly the same as they did when this photo was taken in 2008.

Welcome to Throwback Thursday, a weekly column dedicated to the tried-and-true restaurants of Seattle and their secrets to staying relevant during an age of unrelenting competition.  Read more »

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Visit Green Homes Big, Small and In-Between for Free this Saturday

Northwest Green Home Tour, West Seattle Home by Neiman Taber

The entire spectrum of local green design is on display in homes of all types—a 106-year-old Net-Zero Craftsman in Ballard to an under-construction, 5-Star Built Green targeted house in West Seattle—this Saturday (4/26) during the 2014 Northwest Green Home Tour. Read more »

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UPDATED: 10 Things to Know About Elysian Bar, Opening Downtown Monday

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Julien Perry
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The new Elysian Bar is going to be fancy.

Elysian Brewing is getting ready to expand into downtown, opening Elysian Bar as early as Friday (in extreme practice mode). Yesterday, CEO Joe Bisacca and head brewer Dick Cantwell gave me spin around the place, which is quickly coming together near the corner of 1st and Pike, just down the hill from their original brewery on 13th and Pike. Read more »

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Five Upcoming Portland Food Festivals

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The Oregon Brewers Festival is July 23-27 in Portland

As any food-obsessed traveler knows, there’s never enough time (or room in your stomach) to eat at every restaurant on your painstakingly researched list. But there’s hope--in the form of food festivals. When most of a city’s best chefs are gathered in one place, your odds of trying everything on your list go way up. If you’re heading to Portland this spring or summer, try timing your trip with one of these five upcoming fests that offer bites and sips from top restaurants, wineries, breweries and distillers. Read more »

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