When comedian/musician Reggie Watts begins his act, he might have a British accent—but that won’t last long. Soon his inflection morphs into that of a typical American rapper, or maybe the stentorian tones of a commercial advertiser. You never know what he’ll sound like next, which is all part of his comedic attack plan: Disorient the audience and then bring it to its knees with a hilarious, improvised narrative.
My column “Statues of Limitations” (March 2011), on the topic of local icons that I’d like to Photoshop out of the picture if I were Seattle’s Stalin, generated a lot of debate. I came down against Fremont’s Troll and Lenin statues, and the Darth Vader–ish Columbia Tower. I said the Pioneer Square totem pole was a dubious symbol, and I kicked “Hammering Man” in the shins.
A plump, soft-yolked egg. Strips of hot bacon, crunchy and curled, with the taste of smoke and salt. Golden waffles, each dimple cradling a morsel of syrup. Fluffy, tender-crumbed biscuits, blanketed with creamy gravy. Is it any surprise that the mere promise of a good breakfast will rouse the most stubborn sleepyhead? We’ve done the legwork—finding the best morning meals around town—so all you have to do is decide whether you’ll have yours with an espresso or mimosa.
Also featured in Seattle mag's 2010 Best Breakfasts issue:
Over the past decade, Seattle magazine has been the go-to resource for information about the best doctors in the region. For this Top Doctors issue—our 10th since 2000—we created a Top Doctors Hall of Fame to honor the four doctors (pictured L to R: Dr. Joseph S. Gruss; Dr. Linda S. Mihalov; Dr. David R. Byrd; Dr. Lee R. Hickok) who have been on our list for each of those 10 years.
They’ve stacked the decks at this Carillon Point newcomer, which opened last December. Owned by Ted Furst, who, together with Peter Lewis, opened Campagne in 1985—and with Scott Emerick of Madrona’s once-grand Cremant at the stoves—it would only be surprising if this roomy bistro wasn’t a hit. And I’m here to tell you, it is.
With your schedule jam-packed and your calendar exploding, we don’t blame you for missing the deadline to sign your kid up for summer camp. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of summer programs around Seattle to keep your little munchkins busy, despite your procrastination.EXPLORATIONS IN MATH
Last year, at age 50, Grace* was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in three years. She was scheduled for a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, and would likely be in surgery for about 13 hours. “It was scary,” Grace says. “Especially the anesthesia consult several weeks prior, where they tell you that there is always a chance, with a long, complicated surgery, that you won’t wake up. At that point, I was more worried about [not waking up from] the surgery than the cancer.” Grace is not alone in her concerns. Dr.
Emergency medical care in Washington is getting a radical makeover: Freestanding, “no wait” emergency centers are cropping up in fast-growing suburbs, providing closer-to-home options to those often dreaded, crowded ER waiting rooms in urban hospitals.
Brain surgery via the eye socketAs both Harborview Medical Center’s chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and a University of Washington professor of head and neck surgery, Dr. Kris Moe blends some rather unique skills. That combination of training got him thinking about a new way to operate on patients with some types of traumatic injury, advanced brain disease or certain tumors.
In this town, we spend a lot of time fretting (and arguing and voting) about what the Seattle of the future will look like. Meanwhile, physical evidence of our city’s forgotten past looms all around us. The Underground Tour is an obvious example, but while historically fascinating, it’s perhaps not where you want to be once summer finally arrives (not to mention, this time of year it tends to be overrun with tourists).
Clockwise from top Left: Funk Royal Optics mustard yellow round retro-style frames with teal inlay, $399, from the Pulp Lab pop-up shop at Deli (Downtown, 1307 1st Ave.; 206.682.2446; deliseattle.com; also available at pulplab.com);