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King 5: Washington Gas Prices Increase 43 Cents in a Month

The pain at the pump increases across the State of Washington.

AAA Auto Club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.94, an increase of 8 cents in a week and 43 cents in a month.

Average prices for a gallon of gas in Bellingham Monday reached $4.10, $4.04 in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, and $4.01 in Tacoma. The lowest average in the state appears to be in Spokane, where a gallon of gas costs $3.51.

Visit King5.com to find the lowest gas prices in your area. Read more »


Brian Christian On Why Computers Still Need Humans. Sort Of. We Hope.

If you have ever felt unsettled, confused—or even overjoyed—by the way computers have changed our lives, you should go and listen to writer Brian Christian talk about his critically acclaimed book The Most Human Human on Wednesday at Town Hall.

He can’t exactly soothe any irrational (or rational) fears about an Artificial Intelligence-dominated apocalypse (translation: a book-less, conversation-less world in which globally influential decisions are made largely via text messaging).  

On the other hand, he’s such an affable speaker, he just might. Read more »


There's No Getting Around It: Seattle's Transportation Issue

It’s the least sexy, most flammable cocktail-party topic around: transportation. The horror story about a one-hour crosstown crawl. The strategy swap about how best to cross the lake during a Mariners home stand. And the sharply divisive rhetoric about which multibillion-dollar projects our region really needs—and how to pay for them.

Why would we put such a potentially ugly and ungainly story on the cover of our magazine? Read more »


Vote Local: Food & Wine's People's Favorite Chef

The contest for the People’s Best New Chef in Food & Wine magazine was such a hit (remember Canlis’s all-out campaign to get Jason Franey the win last year? Alas, Jason Bissonnette of Boston's Coppa took the prize) that they’re doing it again this year. Read more »


Vote Local: Food & Wine's People's Favorite Chef

Last year's polls were such a hit--remember the all-out campaign Canlis put on to get Jason Franey his win?--that again this year, Food & Wine Magazine has come up with a list of nominees and is asking "the people" to vote for their favorite chef.

This year's nominees from the Pacific Northwest include several from Portland, one from Idaho, one from Hawaii, but who are kidding? You want to know which Seattle chefs made the cut.

Blaine Wetzel of Willows Inn

McCracken-Tough of Coterie Room, Spur and Tavern Law

Shaun McCrain of Book Bindery Read more »


Monarch’s Tales: Luly Yang Couture’s Cutest Gown Fittings

With designer Luly Yang's couture show just eight weeks away (tickets are now on sale for the April 27 event), we continue our behind the scenes journey with Yang’s smallest fittings. And by smallest, we don’t mean the task at hand: As the show’s beneficiary, Seattle Children’s Hospital plays a huge role in event, and every year, the audience falls for the special children who make an appearance on stage in custom-made Luly Yang outfits. Read more »


The Must List, featuring Playing with Clay and Pina in 3D

MUST PLAY-DOH
Open for Construction
Opens Thursday (3/1–4/14) – In conjunction with the NCECA conference (read: ceramics storm) coming to town this month, SOIL art gallery has transformed itself into an interactive clay-making “office,” where you can can get your hands dirty helping artists build an evolving landscape out of one ton of clay. Check out this behind the scenes video of the installation build out: Read more »


W Seattle's TRACE to Open This Week

The W Seattle

Earth & Ocean, the W Seattle Hotel’s restaurant, was for many years a sort of culinary finishing school; John Sundstrom left E&O to open Lark; Maria Hines cooked there previous to opening Tilth. More recently, though, the restaurant has struggled to find a local audience.

So this month, the W reopens its restaurant with a new name, TRACE, and a new chef at the helm, former Luc chef Steven Ariel. J Read more »


Where to Get a Good Cup of Tea in Seattle

On a dark winter’s day, there’s nothing better than a hot cup of tea or hot cocoa served with dainty sandwiches and sweet treats. Special events or spur of the moment outings, frilly to casual - we’ve got a list of Seattle's best tea houses fit for every occasion. Read more »


New Vietnamese-Filipino Food Truck Coming

By: 
Cody Bay
Xplosive Mobile Food Truck
An artist's rendering of the future Explosive Mobile Food Truck

What do you get when Vietnamese food and Filipino food get married and make babies? Banh mi with chicken Adobo filling, of course!

Husband-and-wife team Cathy and Romano Basilio are rolling out their gastronomic love child, Xplosive Mobile Food Truck, sometime in late spring or early summer. In addition to Adobo, their foot-long banh mi sandwiches will also be filled with choices like lemongrass grilled pork or chicken, Filipino-style stir-fried beefsteak, tofu, and Longaniza (Filipino sweet pork sausage). Read more »


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