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Trip Report: How Seattle Compares to NYC, Part 1

My late lunch ran up against Red Rooster's family meal, pictured here.

Back from four nights and days of eating (and don't forget all that drinking!) in New York City, my home for three years several years ago. Unlike many of the food-crazed, when I'm in New York, "the food thing" is only a part of what I want to experience. My old favorite walk--down Greenwich Street from the far West Village to Tribeca--and my favorite coffee shop--Joe. Read more »

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A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name (If You're a Nerd)

Julia Hughes and Ross Maddox are hosting the inaugural Nerd Nite in Seattle. These community gatherings are part of an international organization devoted to exchanges of highly nerdy and topical information in a highly boozy and social environment. We sent a few questions over to Julia and Ross to get a feel for just how fun the events might be. The outlook is good.

What is your mission?

To bring inebriated nerdery to the masses.

How do you plan to accomplish your mission? Read more »

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Meet Seattle Busker Gregory James Blanke

Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The fourth in a five-part series:


While you read, listen to this live performance of “Living Waters”, an original piece by Gregory James Blanke.  Recording taken at 5th Ave & Pike, Downtown Seattle transit tunnel entrance on September 21, 2011.

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The Must List: A Symphony Worth Rioting For and Other Things To Do This Weekend

MUST TASTE
Beer & Cheese Pairing Read more »

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The Picture Gets Bigger at Henry and Oscar's

By: 
Cody Bay

“I’m bringing back the two-martini lunch.”

So says Mark Stern, founder of the Big Picture movie theater, of his new venture, Henry and Oscar’s. He’s harkening back to a time when men were men, women were women, and going out meant a big steak, high heels and the owner of your favorite establishment might have been named Vinnie and nicknamed “Knuckles.” Read more »

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Sneak Peek: One of Seattle mag's Most Influential Wins a Genius Award

Shwetak Patel as shot for a feature in Seattle Biz

Hard at work on our November issue, we were putting the polishing touches on our annual "Most Influential People" list yesterday when we got the news that one of our picks, UW computer science professor Shwetak Patel, had just been named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow and awarded a $500,000 "Genius Award."

Influential, indeed. Read more »

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Red Tricycle Recommends: 8 Hidden Parks in Queen Anne

Everyone knows about the bigger, popular parks in Seattle’s family-friendly Queen Anne neighborhood, but we've found some hidden kid-friendly gems that are worth exploring. Next time you’re in Queen Anne, add one of these eight Queen Anne parks to your must-visit list! Read more »

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New Distillery Coming to SoDo

Ian MacNeil, local entrepreneur and glass art champion recently moved to Dallas. But that has not cancelled his plans to open a new business in SoDo, just a block or so away from Safeco field. Using a handmade copper still from Germany, he plans to produce artisan scotch, gin and vodkas at this craft distillery he’s calling Lachselian Wine & Spirits. Read more »

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UPDATE: Neighborhood Farmers Markets Extend Season!

It's tomato time!

It was a miserably cool, long, neverending, agonizing spring. We've all recovered; those few weeks of 80 degrees were especially appreciated by kids and sprinklers alike, not to mention those of us itching to jump into Lake Washington some time in 2011.

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Meet Seattle Busker Annie Burt

Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The third in a five-part series: Read more »

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