Arts & Culture Blog - SeattleMag.com http://local.seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Freply/culture/comment/reply/28009 en The Best Places to Ski in and Around the Northwest http://local.seattlemag.com/article/best-places-ski-and-around-northwest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Seattle magazine contributors and staff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/december-2014">December 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/mountains/1214crystalmountain.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=27226">1214crystalmountain.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When it’s clear—and that’s not often—there’s no prettier view than from the top of Crystal Mountain </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Whether you are a powder hound, laid-back freerider or Polartec poser, you can find your perfect place in the snow with our at-a-glance roundup of essential ski areas. <br><br><strong>CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN</strong><br><br><strong>How big?</strong> Largest ski resort in the state<br><strong>The scene:</strong> Families<br><strong>The slopes:</strong> 2,600 acres; nearly 57 runs of various levels of difficulty <br><strong>Other fun:</strong> Sidecountry adventures (see page 126)<br><strong>What’s new:</strong> Que Tu Taco Truck, at the base next to the Mountain Shop</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Jason Anglin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/best-northwest-winter-getaways">The Best Northwest Winter Getaways</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/7-wintertime-activities-do-now">7 Wintertime Activities to Do Now</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sunny-weekend-alert-time-try-snowshoeing-0">Sunny weekend alert! Time to try snowshoeing</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/best-places-ski-and-around-northwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mountains Outdoors Northwest Travel Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:08:59 +0000 lauren.mang 44235 at http://local.seattlemag.com Restaurant Grading System Coming, Bertha & More News http://local.seattlemag.com/article/restaurant-grading-system-coming-bertha-more-news <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/brooklyn.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=48568">brooklyn.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> King County restaurants will soon be required to post their health inspection scores prominently on their front doors or windows </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Of course there's Bertha news:</strong> Digging is slated to continue on the access tunnel above the stalled Bertha boring machine.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Joe Mabel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/recipe-week-vegan-peppermint-patties">Recipe of the Week: Vegan Peppermint Patties</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/pay-mile-possible-gas-tax-alternative">Pay-by-Mile: A Possible Gas Tax Alternative</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/moritz-returns-zig-zag-caf-revamps-menu">Moritz Returns to Zig Zag Café, Revamps Menu</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/restaurant-grading-system-coming-bertha-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:14:10 +0000 lauren.mang 44232 at http://local.seattlemag.com 7 Wintertime Activities to Do Now http://local.seattlemag.com/article/7-wintertime-activities-do-now <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Kristen Russell, Danielle Centoni, Charlotte Austin and Lara Roche-Sudar </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/december-2014">December 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ice climbing, dogsledding, showshoeing and more await at these closer-than-you-think locales </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/mountains/1214winterskihill.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=45471">1214winterskihill.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skiers on The Summit at Snoqualmie </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Seattle’s Ski Hill</strong><br><em>Get your winter blast fast at The Summit at Snoqualmie </em><br>When powder fever hits Seattle, the closest snow is less than an hour’s drive east on I-90. At The Summit at Snoqualmie (<a href="http://www.summitatsnoqualmie.com" target="_blank">summitatsnoqualmie.com</a>), a yearly average of 436 inches of the white stuff blankets nearly 2,000 skiable acres across four ski areas—Summits West, East and Central, and Alpental. At Summit East, there’s also a cross-country, Telemark and snowshoe center, and a brand-new quad chairlift (“Rampart Chair”), hauling ever more shredders heavenward. The nearby Summit Tubing Center (complete with rope tow) is a low-tech scream. The amenities might be a tad basic—and the snow occasionally slushy—but you can’t beat the proximity; there aren’t a lot of major cities with such an easy commute to après-work snowboarding and skiing (until 10 p.m. on some runs).<br><br>Now, something swanky slopeside comes: This season marks the opening of the major chunk of an ambitious multi-use development. The brainchild of former pro skier and Seattleite Bryce Phillips, the so-called Pass Life (<a href="http://www.thepasslife.com" target="_blank">thepasslife.com</a>) includes a restaurant, microbrewery, museum and dozens of sleek, green loft townhomes.<br><br><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/1214_passlife_0.jpg" style="vertical-align: middle;" height="398" width="600"><br><em><span style="font-size: x-small;">Inside a Pass Life townhome; Photo by Aaron Leitz</span></em><br><br>Phillips, the founder of Fremont-based sports retailer Evo, says he wanted to create a place for people to linger after open-air adventures: “This project was always meant to be a catalyst, helping to strengthen the community, creating a place for people to connect.” Hungry skiers can come together over hearty comfort fare at the Commonwealth Café (from the creators of Ballard’s brilliant La Carta de Oaxaca) or a pint at brewery/taproom Dru Bru (by engineer turned brewer Dru Ernst). Between these two hubs, the new Washington State Ski &amp; Snowboard Museum will display artifacts of our state’s long love affair with snow sports—and chill ski swag, such as Phil Mahre’s World Cup trophies and Debbie Armstrong’s Olympic gold medal.<br><br>At press time, the cafe and brewery were scheduled to open mid-December; the museum, later in the season. The lofts are selling quickly—usually before they’re finished—at prices beginning in the low $300Ks. No plans yet for a hotel or short-term rentals, but that could follow. All this upscaling may take a bit of getting used to for longtime locals who love our unshowy but surefire backyard playground. <em>KRISTEN RUSSELL<br></em><br><strong>Climb Ice</strong><br>Have you ever dreamed of strapping on crampons and scaling a frozen waterfall? Stand aside, James Bond. World-class ice climbing is closer to Seattle than you know. In December and January, Mazama is an ice-climbing mecca, and it’s only a five-hour drive from Seattle via Stevens Pass and Wenatchee to Highway 20 in the Methow Valley.<br><br><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/1214_iceclimb.jpg" style="vertical-align: middle;" height="411" width="619"><br><em><span style="font-size: x-small;">Ice climbing in Mazama, Washington</span><span style="font-size: x-small;">; photo by NCMG</span></em><br><br>You’ll need to schedule the trip on relatively short notice, since conditions can be fickle, but luckily, there are experts in the area. North Cascades Mountain Guides will help you tackle the frozen waterfall on the 700- to 900-foot Goat’s Beard (a couple miles west of the Mazama Store on Lost River Road). Because the ice forms naturally, routes vary, but there are always a variety of options for beginners and experts alike.<br><br>“People don’t think of Mazama as an ice-climbing destination,” says local guide Mark Allen, “but this place actually has a very rich history of attracting some of the world’s strongest climbers. When the stars align, it’s some of the best ice in the state.”<br>At the end of the day, refuel with local fare and specialty cocktails at Kelly’s Restaurant (Winthrop, 18381 State Route 20; 509.996.9804; <a href="http://www.kellys-wesolapolana.com" target="_blank">kellys-wesolapolana.com</a>), then settle in for a night of glamping in a tiny, modern cabin on wheels at the Rolling Huts (Winthrop, 18381; 509.996.4442;<a href="http://www.rollinghuts.com" target="_blank"> rollinghuts.com</a>) next door. Bask in the backcountry silence and enjoy panoramic views of snow-covered mountains—or check out the GoPro footage from your day on the ice. Prices start at $340/day. North <br>Cascades Mountain Guides; 509.996.3194; ncmountainguides.com&nbsp; <em>CHARLOTTE AUSTIN</em><br><br><strong>Snow Dogs</strong><br><em>Get your mush on in Mt. Bachelor, Oregon<br></em>Dogsledding is a surprising study in contrasts. The outing begins with a cacophony of yelping and barking as eager dogs are secured in their harnesses. But lift the sled brake and cry “mush,” and all is silence—or nearly: There’s just the swish of sled runners gliding over the trail and the panting of happy working dogs. With the brisk wind on your face and the smell of evergreens in the air, it’s an unforgettable experience.<br><br><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/1214_sleddogs.jpg" style="vertical-align: middle;" height="411" width="619"><br><em><span style="font-size: x-small;">Follow in the tracks of Jack London with a for-real dog sled adventure</span><span style="font-size: x-small;">; photo: Jay Mather</span></em><br><br>Jerry Scdoris, founder of Oregon Trail of Dreams, has been taking novices out with the pack since 1977. His daughter Rachael got so hooked, she became a four-time Iditarod racer, and she now helps Scdoris run the business. Choose one-hour trips or half-day, 26-mile “marathon” runs (adults only) that include lunch at the rustic Elk Lake Lodge, which offers craft beer on tap and dishes made with local meats and produce. The sleds hold four people or 450 pounds, making the short trips a great option for families looking for a low-risk thrill ride. You’ll even get to feed and care for the dogs, and learn about the Iditarod as you glide along trails deep in the pristine Deschutes National Forest. <br><br>Six-hour drive from Seattle to Mt. Bachelor, Oregon. Sled trips start at $85 for adults and $45 for kids. 800.829.2442; Facebook: “Oregon Trail of Dreams.” <em>DANIELLE CENTONI<br></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Jeff Caven </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/7-tips-winterize-your-home">7 Tips to Winterize Your Home</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/best-northwest-winter-getaways">The Best Northwest Winter Getaways</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/3-hot-boozy-drinks-help-you-warm">3 Hot Boozy Drinks to Help You Warm Up </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/7-wintertime-activities-do-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mountains Outdoors Northwest Travel Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:16:01 +0000 lauren.mang 44218 at http://local.seattlemag.com #Throwback Thursday: Mount Rainier National Park Hails 115 years http://local.seattlemag.com/article/throwback-thursday-mount-rainier-national-park-hails-115-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Sara Jones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our prize mountain boasts the largest glacier system in the lower 48 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/outdoors/rainerold.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=39149">rainerold.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A postcard of Paradise&#039;s first campground, early twentieth century </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>You know the feeling well: You’re limping along in the gray Seattle mist when alas--the sun breaks, the clouds clear and our favorite mountain appears. So long, blues! &nbsp;Cancel that move to Los Angeles. Whether you favor Mount Rainier for its snow sport capacity this time of year or just its sweeping views from Seattle or Tacoma, it’s time honor the roots of our favorite local peak and revisit all it offers.</p> <p><img src="/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/newfiles/rainierpresent.jpg" style="vertical-align: middle;" height="425" width="640"></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Courtesy of the National Park Service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/recipe-week-vegan-peppermint-patties">Recipe of the Week: Vegan Peppermint Patties</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/pay-mile-possible-gas-tax-alternative">Pay-by-Mile: A Possible Gas Tax Alternative</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/5-tips-smart-and-safe-airline-travel-pets">5 Tips for Smart and Safe Airline Travel with Pets</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/throwback-thursday-mount-rainier-national-park-hails-115-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Outdoors Arts & Culture Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:54:05 +0000 sara.jones 44201 at http://local.seattlemag.com Gift-Wrapping at Sea-Tac, West Seattle Robbery & More http://local.seattlemag.com/article/gift-wrapping-sea-tac-west-seattle-robbery-more <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/sea-tac.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=41400">sea-tac.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get your gifts wrapped for free this holiday at Sea-Tac airport </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Officials determined that the</strong> Orca whale found dead earlier this month <a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/pets-and-animals/2014/12/16/orca-dead-vancouver-island/20477531/" target="_blank">died from a bacterial infection </a>from her fetus. Sad.</p> <p><strong>Helpful holiday note for anyone traveling through Sea-Tac:</strong> Volunteers for the nonprofit USO Northwest will again <a href="http://mynorthwest.com/11/2669048/SeaTac-Airport-offering-free-gift-wrapping-" target="_blank">host a free gift-wrapping station</a> inside the airport's central terminal.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Sam McConnell </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/gift-wrapping-sea-tac-west-seattle-robbery-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:57:32 +0000 lauren.mang 44200 at http://local.seattlemag.com Pay-by-Mile: A Possible Gas Tax Alternative http://local.seattlemag.com/article/pay-mile-possible-gas-tax-alternative <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/knute-berger">Knute Berger</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington&#039;s gas tax isn&#039;t generating enough money, but this controversial idea might </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/prius.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=33022">prius.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You drive a gas-saving Prius instead of a Hummer. Good job, now pay up. </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>In our bi-monthly Seattlemag.com column<em> And Another Thing..., </em>Knute Berger--who writes regularly for </em>Seattle <em>Magazine and Crosscut.com and is a frequent pundit on KUOW--takes an in-depth look at some of the highly topical and sometimes polarizing issues in our city. <br></em></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Javier Rapoport </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/what-seattles-doing-about-bad-traffic-hint-not-whole-lot">What Seattle&#039;s Doing About Bad Traffic (Hint: Not a Whole Lot)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/how-far-will-new-electric-cars-take-us-east-i-90">How Far Will the New Electric Cars Take Us East on I-90?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/local-chefs-watch-now">Local Chefs to Watch Now</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/pay-mile-possible-gas-tax-alternative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture And Another Thing... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:12:35 +0000 lauren.mang 44199 at http://local.seattlemag.com 5 Tips for Smart and Safe Airline Travel with Pets http://local.seattlemag.com/article/5-tips-smart-and-safe-airline-travel-pets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Erin Danly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How to keep fluffy safe and secure while traveling via the friendly skies this holiday </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/petweb.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=43034">petweb.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="http://www.avvo.com" target="_blank">Avvo.com</a>.</em></span></p> <p><em>The Seattle Times </em>reports that since 2010, hundreds of family pets have died, were injured or were lost while traveling by plane. If you’re considering flying with pets, know the regulations and take precautions to keep your pet as safe as possible.</p> <p>Airline policies for pet plane travel differ</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/5-tips-smart-and-safe-airline-travel-pets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:05:09 +0000 lauren.mang 44193 at http://local.seattlemag.com What's in Your Pantry: A Conversation with Bookstore Bar and Cafe's Caprial Pence http://local.seattlemag.com/article/whats-your-pantry-conversation-bookstore-bar-and-cafes-caprial-pence <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/jon-meyer">Jon Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/downtown">Downtown</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The James Beard Award winner is back and better than ever with a new gig </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/restaurants/caprialpence2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=75675">caprialpence2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bookstore Bar and Cafe&#039;s general manager and executive chef Caprial Pence </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><span style="font-size: medium;">When a Seattleite discusses why he or she moved here, it usually involves two things: a new job and Amazon. For chef Caprial Pence (and husband/chef John Pence), such is the case--just without the Amazon part. <br></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Courtesy of Kimpton Hotels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/pastry-chef-laura-pyles-typical-day">Pastry Chef Laura Pyles&#039; Typical Day</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/getting-personal-eco-skin-expert-kari-gran">Getting Personal With Eco-Skin Expert Kari Gran</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/recipe-week-vegan-peppermint-patties">Recipe of the Week: Vegan Peppermint Patties</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/whats-your-pantry-conversation-bookstore-bar-and-cafes-caprial-pence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurants Seattleites Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:10:37 +0000 jon.meyer 44192 at http://local.seattlemag.com Crack in King Street, Ravenna's Holiday Lights & More News http://local.seattlemag.com/article/crack-king-street-ravennas-holiday-lights-more-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Sara Jones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/bertha.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=53227">bertha.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is Bertha causing the crack in King Street? </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Seattle city officials blocked off the intersection</strong> of South King Street and First Avenue temporarily last night when <a href="http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2014/12/11/what-the-state-and-city-are-saying-about-that-big-crack-near-pioneer-square">they discovered a crack in King Street</a> they feared might become a hole. There is concern the crack may be linked to the recent sinking of Alaskan Way Viaduct (<a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025177033_berthadifficultiesxml.html">1.2 inches this fall near the mammoth tunneling device Bertha</a>).</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Hayley Young </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/must-list-jingle-bell-run-jose-gonzales-trio-more">Must List: Jingle Bell Run, Jose Gonzales Trio &amp; More</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/5-boozy-presents-sure-please-holiday">5 Boozy Presents Sure to Please This Holiday</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/2014-holiday-gift-guide">2014 Holiday Gift Guide</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/crack-king-street-ravennas-holiday-lights-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:50:20 +0000 sara.jones 44190 at http://local.seattlemag.com PNB’s Wardrobe Mistress knows The Nutcracker inside and out http://local.seattlemag.com/article/pnb-s-wardrobe-mistress-knows-nutcracker-inside-and-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Brandon Taylor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/december-2014">December 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sherri Thompson has been mending costumes on set since 1984 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/dance/nutcracker-costume-designer.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=92137">nutcracker-costume-designer.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sherri J. Thompson in the wardrobe room, where The Nutcracker costumes are prepped pre-performance </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>While you sit in the audience watching <a href="http://www.pnb.org/">Pacific Northwest Ballet</a> perform <a href="http://www.pnb.org/Season/14-15/Nutcracker/">The Nutcracker</a> with flawless grace, the backstage is buzzing with quick costume changes and last-minute fixes. This is the purview of PNB’s Sherri J. Thompson, who waits—needle and thread at the ready—should the Nutcracker lose a button or the Sugarplum Fairy tear her tutu. “Everything I do is to avoid chaos,” says Thompson.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Hayley Young </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/42-events-and-around-seattle-holiday-fun">42 Events In and Around Seattle for Holiday Fun</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/5-boozy-presents-sure-please-holiday">5 Boozy Presents Sure to Please This Holiday</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/holiday-cheat-sheet-9-easy-entertaining-ideas">The Holiday Cheat Sheet: 9 Easy Entertaining Ideas</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/pnb-s-wardrobe-mistress-knows-nutcracker-inside-and-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dance Arts & Entertainment Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:08:36 +0000 sara.jones 44188 at http://local.seattlemag.com Will the Duwamish Ever Be Clean? http://local.seattlemag.com/article/will-duwamish-ever-be-clean <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Maria Dolan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/december-2014">December 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 42 Chemicals in the River Exceed Human Health Standards </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/outdoors/duwamish-river.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=88210">duwamish-river.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Rose Street in South Park deadends at the Duwamish River. Many area residents, who moved to be near the beauty of the river, now worry it is unsafe </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Blackberries. A cluster of them, fat and ripe, one of Seattle’s sweetest freebies. Normally, I’d pick them—they aren’t growing next to the road, after all. But on this summer day, I’m standing on Harbor Island in South Seattle, designated as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hazardous-waste Superfund site, and looking at the lower Duwamish River—also a Superfund site.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/holiday-cheat-sheet-9-easy-entertaining-ideas">The Holiday Cheat Sheet: 9 Easy Entertaining Ideas</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/home-week-stunning-capitol-hill-remodel">Home of the Week: Stunning Capitol Hill Remodel</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/throwback-thursday-dick-s-drive-celebrates-60-years">#Throwback Thursday: Dick’s Drive In Celebrates 60 Years</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/will-duwamish-ever-be-clean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Outdoors Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:28:02 +0000 sara.jones 44186 at http://local.seattlemag.com Amazon Haggling, Seahawks Likely to Win NFC West & More News http://local.seattlemag.com/article/amazon-haggling-seahawks-likely-win-nfc-west-more-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Sara Jones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/superbowl-victory.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=69247">superbowl-victory.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Possible again? New odds suggest the Hawks will probably win the NFC West division crown again and are on their way to playoffs </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Washington marijuana companies report</strong> they are <a href="http://crosscut.com/2014/12/08/politics-government/123042/pot-marijuana-excise-taxes-washington-state-280e/">struggling to profit significantly due to a 25 percent excise tax</a> the state collects on pot at each stage of processing: as it transfers from growers, to processors, to retailers. While Seattle’s Cannabis City has had over $2.5 million in sales in the past six months, owner James Lathrop told Cross Cut, "We're just struggling to stay alive."&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> ANDREWTAT94/FLICKR.COM </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/recipe-week-greek-chicken-and-potatoes">Recipe of the Week: Greek Chicken and Potatoes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/42-events-and-around-seattle-holiday-fun">42 Events In and Around Seattle for Holiday Fun</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/how-avoid-holiday-charity-scams">How to Avoid Holiday Charity Scams</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/amazon-haggling-seahawks-likely-win-nfc-west-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:02:41 +0000 sara.jones 44181 at http://local.seattlemag.com Rental Prices Stay High, Huskies to Cactus Bowl & More News http://local.seattlemag.com/article/rental-prices-stay-high-huskies-cactus-bowl-more-news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Sara Jones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/husky-football.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=55608">husky-football.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Huskies will face off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Cactus Bowl January 2 </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Protests continued in Seattle this weekend </strong>against the recent grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers who killed young black men in Missouri and New York. <a href="http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Arrests-made-during-Seattle-protests-of-police-killings-285013601.html">On Saturday, seven people were arrested</a> when a few hundred marched to the Seattle Police headquarters downtown.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Jack Kinho </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/3-hands-ways-donate-your-time-holiday">3 Hands-on Ways to Donate Your Time this Holiday</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/two-years-later-whats-changed-shanik">Two Years Later: What&#039;s Changed at Shanik </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/starbucks-reserve-roastery-and-tasting-room-opens">Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room Opens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/rental-prices-stay-high-huskies-cactus-bowl-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:25:49 +0000 sara.jones 44157 at http://local.seattlemag.com Orca Death, Bertha Delayed Again & More News http://local.seattlemag.com/article/orca-death-bertha-delayed-again-more-news <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The top Seattle news stories you should be reading today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/0114orcas.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=19871">0114orcas.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Southern Resident Killer Whale population is down to 77 after the discovery of a dead female J pod member </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/3-hands-ways-donate-your-time-holiday">3 Hands-on Ways to Donate Your Time this Holiday</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/42-events-and-around-seattle-holiday-fun">42 Events In and Around Seattle for Holiday Fun</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/how-i-594-bridged-urban-suburban-divide">How I-594 Bridged the Urban-Suburban Divide</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/orca-death-bertha-delayed-again-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:46:33 +0000 lauren.mang 44151 at http://local.seattlemag.com 3 Hands-on Ways to Donate Your Time this Holiday http://local.seattlemag.com/article/3-hands-ways-donate-your-time-holiday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Sara Jones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Serve meals, wrap gifts or sell Christmas trees to give back this year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/ugm-volunteers.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=44879">ugm-volunteers.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Union Gospel Mission volunteers hit the kitchen </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>From giving change to Salvation Army bellringers to donating gifts to homeless shelters, there are countless opportunities to give money and goods to worthy local causes throughout December. If you prefer the face-to-face experience, though, or are short on cash, here are a few feel-good, hands-on activities to help restore the season's original spirit.</p> <p><strong>1. </strong><strong>Serve holiday meals and more at Union Gospel Mission</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-img-cred-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Image Credit (linkable):&nbsp;</div> Courtesy of Union Gospel Mission </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/throwback-thursday-seattle-storm-dunks-15-years">#Throwback Thursday: Seattle Storm Dunks 15 Years</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/fast-food-workers-strike-lark-opens-more-news">Fast-Food Workers to Strike, Lark Opens &amp; More News </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/must-list-holiday-events-pride-and-prejudice-more">Must List: Holiday Events, &#039;Pride and Prejudice&#039; &amp; More</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://local.seattlemag.com/article/3-hands-ways-donate-your-time-holiday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:48:55 +0000 sara.jones 44150 at http://local.seattlemag.com