A sneak peek at our latest issue, available on newsstands and in the Kindle store now:
Restaurants: Dining editor Allison Austin Scheff maps out the best noodle dishes at local Asian and Italian restaurants; and food writer Jess Thomson offers a beginner’s guide to shopping the Asian noodle aisle at Uwajimaya, complete with recipes for your first home-cooked fresh ramen or udon dish.
Today, we launch Seattle magazine’s 13th annual Top Doctors survey (seattlemag.com/topdocssurvey). Puget Sound–area doctors who receive the most peer-to-peer nominations will be included in the 2013 Top Doctors issue of Seattle magazine.
Our annual Top Doctors feature is one of our most anticipated issues. During our many years of conducting the survey, we have learned how much readers rely on these expert recommendations. We take the responsibility seriously.
As a Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon has received countless accolades (see: 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical), so little needs to be said about its quality: the tremendously catchy songs, funny writing and outrageous, South Park-style raunchy lines and lyrics. But the big question is: How does the touring show hold up to the New York production? Personally, I don't know. I didn't see the NYC show. But I can say the Seattle show makes for a genuinely fun evening.
MUST SHOP Ampersand As Apostrophe at M.I.A GalleryOpens Thursday (1/10-1/20) — One of our picks for best new art gallery of 2012, M.I.A is partnering with local brand Ampersand As Apostrophe to display (and sell) a swish collection of modern, stylish bags in a “concept store” that aims to challenge our understanding of a gallery space and which objects are classified as fine art. Opening night reception is January 10, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
MUST TASTEEasy Recipes from the Asian Noodle AisleUwajimaya, Seattle’s ultimate Asian grocery store, has four (!) noodle aisles—which can be a little overwhelming if you’re just starting to experiment with cooking noodle dishes. Accordingly, we teamed up with the store’s experts to give home cooks the best bets for easy and delicious noodle dinners.MUST SEEA Doll’s House
A candlelight vigil will be held in West Seattle this weekend to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT, according to the West Seattle Herald.
Speakers will include violence survivors, including Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe, board members of Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims organization and executive director of Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims, Marge Martin.
Trending in Seattle theater in 2012: “Bad guys” played so well, we had to love them.
But just how “bad” were they?A totally subjective rating system:1 star = Trickster. Buries your keys to teach you a lesson.2 stars = Morally questionable. You hide their Facebook posts.3 stars = Despicable. Deplorable. Below-par hygiene.4 stars = Haunts your dreams and days ever after.
In no particular order...
MUST TASTEHomemade eggnog Monday (12/24–12/25) — It’s become a holiday ritual for Sun Liquor bartender Erik Chapman, who mixes up a batch of irresistible homemade eggnog to serve to customers on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It makes for a perfect family bonding strategy...or a way to escape the relatives. Either way, Cheers!
For the first time, we asked readers to answer our annual Readers' Choice poll with their neighborhoods in minds.
Of the many questions we pose every year (What's your favorite restaurant, bar, takeout, etc.), "Who is your neighborhood hero," was a new addition to the mix.
Here are the results in that category.
Sorry, neighborhoods yielding an insufficient number of votes not included in the results. Want to see your 'hood represented better in our magazine? Vote in our current Best Restaurants poll.
I first heard rumblings about Matt Dillon (Sitka & Spruce, Corson Building) opening a bakery in Pioneer Square last spring. It was just rumor then, a word dropped by a friend we have in common. Sometimes food-world friends spill the beans on things. But I kept quiet, as Dillon hadn't finalized leases yet, and didn't want to comment.