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Could the NBA Make a Comeback in Seattle?

A San Francisco investor is interested in bringing the NBA back to Seattle, just a stone's throw away from Safeco and Century Link fields and immediately behind the Showbox SoDo and Seattle mag headquarters. Great news for diehard basketball fans. But  for those of us who have to function down here on a daily basis, well, could this make SoDo life even worse? Except for a few outposts of life, the neighborhood is a glorified parking lot on game days--and otherwise, just a bleak, urban desert commuters have to cross for the sake of getting somewhere else, fast. Read more »

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Danielle Custer's 'Lovely, Gooey & Melty' Dream

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Cody Bay

You may have heard the news that Danielle Custer, director of TASTE Restaurant, has left her post at SAM's culinary work of art to take her talents on the road in the form of (swoon!) a gourmet grilled cheese truck.

In a chat I had with Custer the other day, the chef-turned-manager-turned-consultant-turned-chef-again told me a bit more about what she envisions for her new truck, Monte Cristo, which has really been seven years in the making. Read more »

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Why the New Gates Foundation Visitor Center Isn't Just for Kids

This Saturday, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation opens its public visitor center at its swish new headquarters across the street from Seattle Center (440 Fifth Ave. N). Seattle mag editors got to tour the beautiful space on Wednesday with chief admin officer Martha Choe. Read more »

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The Must List, featuring the Music of Billie Holiday, a New Design House and Nick Garrison in Many Hats

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An Inside Peek at Friday’s Project Red Dress Fashion Show

Twelve emerging fashion designers will descend on the Fairmont Olympic Hotel tomorrow evening February 3 for the 2012 Project Red Dress Fashion Show. Read more »

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Sunny weekend alert! Time to try snowshoeing

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With snow in the mountains and sun in the forecast, we're poised on the brink of a perfect snowshoeing weekend.

No slam on skiing, but sometimes I tire of the schlep of it. Lift lines, snarled parking lots, car packed to the hilt with thousands of dollars worth of gear...every now and then, I want a winter sport that doesn’t require a strategy. Read more »

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And the Space Needle’s Golden Anniversary Beer is…

At the Space Needle’s beer tasting event Tuesday night, 10 local breweries offered up free tastings of beer, brewed just for the evening’s competition. Attendees, a diverse crowd described as “foodies”, were asked to vote on each beer, judging on overall impact, appearance, aroma, “surprising flavors” and innovation. The votes would be tallied and a winner selected by the end of the evening. Read more »

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Fashion + Beauty: Frenchy’s introduces grape-based treatments from France, our favorite new handbag and The Vintage Closet re-opens

Let’s get over the midday, midweek slump with some cheery news: The Vintage Closet has emerged from its recent remodel and is now open again for your boot needs. One of my least best kept secrets, the revamped little Closet now has room for 200 vintage boots on the new, Western-style shelves. Grab your cash, and scoot over there. Read more »

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Local Breweries Compete to Craft Official Beer of the Space Needle

Lucky us! We've been invited to a special event atop the Space Needle today, where 10 breweries from around Puget Sound are hoping to see their product selected as the official beer of the Space Needle’s 50th Anniversary. The chosen brew will be served at Sky City (the Space Needle’s restaurant) and at other celebratory events throughout 2012. Read more »

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Tackle the 4 Food Groups of Super Bowl Sunday

There's nothing worse than having to move during the Super Bowl. One should remain planted and copiously fed; that's basic Super Bowl protocol. (Exceptions will be made for pit stops and trips to the keg-erator, of course). Once I've claimed my spot on the couch there's no way I'm getting up unless a toddler is bleeding or the smoke alarm goes off. So I prepare ahead of time, which means dips, chips and the sandwiches of my youth, all of which are extremely easy to prepare at home, or buy locally, depending on your pregame energy level. Read more »

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