Arts & Culture Blog - SeattleMag.com http://www.seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Fnorthwest-travel/northwest-travel/comment/reply/33999 en How Foreign Investment is Changing our Neighborhoods http://www.seattlemag.com/article/how-foreign-investment-changing-our-neighborhoods <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> Jenny Cunningham </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/january-2015">January 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why the Chinese want to buy Seattle real estate and why you should care even if you don’t own a home </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/news/0115chineseinvestment.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=77720">0115chineseinvestment.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty reports a significant increase in Lake Washington waterfront tours with Asian homebuyers. Here, a family from mainland China explores a Hunts Point listing offered at $8.75 million </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Quick quiz: What’s the most expensive housing market in North America? If you answered Beverly Hills, San Francisco or Manhattan, thank you for playing.<br><br>It’s actually Vancouver, British Columbia, a city where the median income is a relatively modest $71,000 and plain Jane single-family houses in good neighborhoods sell for more than $1 million. <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> dean jones </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/how-preserve-your-foraged-bounty">How to Preserve Your Foraged Bounty</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/new-twist-monogrammed-necklaces">A New Twist on Monogrammed Necklaces</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/comcast-second-most-hated-company-america">Is Comcast the Second-Most-Hated Company in America? </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/how-foreign-investment-changing-our-neighborhoods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Real Estate News & Features Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:01:58 +0000 lauren.mang 44250 at http://www.seattlemag.com Alliance Between Ports Signals a Shift in Regional Dynamics http://www.seattlemag.com/article/alliance-between-ports-signals-shift-regional-dynamics <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-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/january-2015">January 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There are reasons to celebrate the surprising new alliance between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/gray-matters/0115graymatters.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=41828">0115graymatters.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 Port of Seattle is learning to cooperate </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two historic enemies recently achieved a remarkable détente. The agreement grabbed headlines, but for many, the topic was inherently a snoozer: an alliance between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. It might sound yawn-inducing, but it could be a harbinger of a major—and positive—shift in regional dynamics. In the new deal, the two ports will act cooperatively in competing and managing the movement of cargo in and out of the region.<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-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/seattle-too-white">Is Seattle Too White?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/seattles-lumbersexual-style-finally-becoming-national-trend">Is Seattle&#039;s &#039;Lumbersexual&#039; Style Finally Becoming a National Trend? </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/pay-mile-possible-gas-tax-alternative">Pay-by-Mile: A Possible Gas Tax Alternative</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/alliance-between-ports-signals-shift-regional-dynamics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gray Matters Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:48:57 +0000 lauren.mang 44248 at http://www.seattlemag.com Is Comcast the Second-Most-Hated Company in America? http://www.seattlemag.com/article/comcast-second-most-hated-company-america <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> Ari Cetron </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/january-2015">January 2015</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Comcast’s franchise renegotiation with the city gives customers a chance to vent about its service </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/hot-topic/0115comcast.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=40824">0115comcast.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It’s not just you. Pretty much everyone hates Comcast. The super-scientific method of confirming this—checking Yelp reviews—turns up a cascade of comments like these: “If I could, I would rate Comcast below negative,” and “Literally the worst company I’ve ever had to work with,” and “If there were any other option, I’d take it.”<br><br>You could call Comcast the second-most-hated company in America. The American Customer Satisfaction Index ranked it second from the bottom—only Time Warner Cable scored lower—across all industries. <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> William V. Cigliano </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/whats-wrong-house-stately-capitol-hill-home">What&#039;s Wrong With This House: Stately Capitol Hill Home</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/despite-troubled-waters-were-experiencing-oyster-renaissance">Despite Troubled Waters, We&#039;re Experiencing an Oyster Renaissance</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/best-northwest-winter-getaways">The Best Northwest Winter Getaways</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/comcast-second-most-hated-company-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hot Topic News & Features Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:18:32 +0000 lauren.mang 44244 at http://www.seattlemag.com Redfin Expands, Agrodolce Anniversary Celebration & More News http://www.seattlemag.com/article/redfin-expands-agrodolce-anniversary-celebration-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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/mariahines.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=37688">mariahines.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chef Maria Hines of Agrodolce </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>A proposed 95 percent tax on electronic cigarettes</strong> and other vapor products has local shops that sell e-cigarettes in a tizzy. The tax hike is part of Governor Jay Inslee's buget plan, which was announced yesterday. <a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/12/19/e-cigarette-shops-unhappy-with-95-vapor-tax-proposal/20628401/" target="_blank">KING 5 reports</a> the American Vaping Association (yes, that's a thing) says that Inslee's proposal would " nearly [double] the price of nicotine-free vapor products."&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> 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/whats-your-pantry-conversation-bookstore-bar-and-cafes-caprial-pence">What&#039;s in Your Pantry: A Conversation with Bookstore Bar and Cafe&#039;s Caprial Pence</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/whats-wrong-house-stately-capitol-hill-home">What&#039;s Wrong With This House: Stately Capitol Hill Home</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/throwback-thursday-mount-rainier-national-park-hails-115-years">#Throwback Thursday: Mount Rainier National Park Hails 115 years</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/redfin-expands-agrodolce-anniversary-celebration-more-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:33:40 +0000 lauren.mang 44243 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Must List: Last-Minute Boozy Gifts, Jazz at Town Hall and a New SLU Art Installation http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-last-minute-boozy-gifts-jazz-town-hall-and-new-slu-art-installation <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 Staff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What to do this weekend in Seattle </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/must-list/wonka.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=51286">wonka.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Go see (and smell) &#039;Willy Wonka&#039; in Smell-o-Vsion </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Must Groove<a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/events/duke-ellington-s-sacred-music-0" target="_blank"><br>Duke Ellington's 'Sacred Music' at Town Hall</a></strong><br>Saturday (12/20, 7:30 p.m.) Earshot Jazz presents the 26th annual concert, a swinging show featuring Ellington’s personal take on “sacred music.” Tickets can be purchased now at Brown Paper Tickets.</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/throwback-thursday-mount-rainier-national-park-hails-115-years">#Throwback Thursday: Mount Rainier National Park Hails 115 years</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/whats-wrong-house-stately-capitol-hill-home">What&#039;s Wrong With This House: Stately Capitol Hill Home</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/must-list-last-minute-boozy-gifts-jazz-town-hall-and-new-slu-art-installation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Arts & Entertainment Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:39:07 +0000 lauren.mang 44241 at http://www.seattlemag.com New Public Art Installation in South Lake Union http://www.seattlemag.com/article/new-public-art-installation-south-lake-union <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/brangien-davis">Brangien Davis</a> </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-nodereference field-field-neighborhood"> <div class="field-label">Neighborhood:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/south-lake-union">South Lake Union</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Lake Union sprouts a new urban forest </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/visual-arts/1214anothersky.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=58360">1214anothersky.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 new art installation soaring above South Lake Union </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>This time of year can start to feel like you’re trapped in a crinkling vortex of wrapping paper with “Jingle Bell Rock” on repeat. But with his new, permanent work of public art, “There Is Another Sky,” New York artist Spencer Finch reminds us to slow down and look up. <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> Vulcan Real Estate </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/rachel-dennys-strange-menagerie-foster-white-gallery">Rachel Denny&#039;s &#039;Strange Menagerie&#039; at Foster White Gallery </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/throwback-thursday-mount-rainier-national-park-hails-115-years">#Throwback Thursday: Mount Rainier National Park Hails 115 years</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/whats-wrong-house-stately-capitol-hill-home">What&#039;s Wrong With This House: Stately Capitol Hill Home</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/new-public-art-installation-south-lake-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Visual Arts Arts & Entertainment Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:34:57 +0000 lauren.mang 44240 at http://www.seattlemag.com South Lake Union Towers Planned, New SPD Uniforms & More http://www.seattlemag.com/article/south-lake-union-towers-planned-new-spd-uniforms-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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/slujpg.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=73895">slujpg.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 ever changing landscape of Seattle&#039;s South Lake Union </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Theater renovations for everyone! </strong>Seattle's Pacific Science Center just announced that it will close its Boeing IMAX Theater on January 4 in order to revamp it with new technology that GeekWire reports will be "the world’s most advanced digital projection system designed specifically for giant IMAX screens." The Boeing IMAX will reopen in May. PSC is also asking for donations for the renovation.</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> Ted Eytan </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-mount-rainier-national-park-hails-115-years">#Throwback Thursday: Mount Rainier National Park Hails 115 years</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/whats-your-pantry-conversation-bookstore-bar-and-cafes-caprial-pence">What&#039;s in Your Pantry: A Conversation with Bookstore Bar and Cafe&#039;s Caprial Pence</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/whats-wrong-house-stately-capitol-hill-home">What&#039;s Wrong With This House: Stately Capitol Hill Home</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/south-lake-union-towers-planned-new-spd-uniforms-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:07:30 +0000 lauren.mang 44238 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Best Places to Ski in and Around the Northwest http://www.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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.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://www.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://www.seattlemag.com Restaurant Grading System Coming, Bertha & More News http://www.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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.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://www.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://www.seattlemag.com 7 Wintertime Activities to Do Now http://www.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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.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://www.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://www.seattlemag.com Seattle Photo Organizing Brings New Life to Old Pics http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seattle-photo-organizing-brings-new-life-old-pics <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/profiles/ali-brownrigg">Ali Brownrigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-issue"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/issue/january-2015">January 2015</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="/neighborhood/north-seattle">North Seattle</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How a whip-smart, tech-savvy organizer can tame your online and print photo chaos </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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/sites/seattlemag.advantagelabs.com/files/article/arts-culture/molly-bullard.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=33708">molly-bullard.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-caption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photo organizer Molly Bullard creates order out of disorder </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Somewhere in our attics or basements lurk dusty boxes containing old family photos, newspaper clippings, marriage licenses, death certificates, maybe even an 8-mm movie taken long ago—remnants of the past and orphans of the digital age. It’s a shame to abandon those precious personal effects, but a daunting task to organize them in a meaningful way. North Seattle–based Molly Bullard, owner of Seattle Photo Organizing (<a href="http://www.seattlephotoorganizing.com/">seattlephotoorganizing.com</a>), understands that completely.</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> Andrew Vanasse </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/2014-holiday-gift-guide">2014 Holiday Gift Guide</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://www.seattlemag.com/article/seattle-photo-organizing-brings-new-life-old-pics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:43:42 +0000 sara.jones 44210 at http://www.seattlemag.com #Throwback Thursday: Mount Rainier National Park Hails 115 years http://www.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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.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://www.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://www.seattlemag.com Gift-Wrapping at Sea-Tac, West Seattle Robbery & More http://www.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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.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://www.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://www.seattlemag.com Pay-by-Mile: A Possible Gas Tax Alternative http://www.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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.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://www.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://www.seattlemag.com 5 Tips for Smart and Safe Airline Travel with Pets http://www.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://www.seattlemag.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.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://www.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://www.seattlemag.com