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Wednesday, 03/26/2014 8:00 AM
"I'm not a very strategic person," chef Matt Dillon told the crowd at last week's restaurant development summit at The Triple Door. He was joined on stage by fellow restauratuers Renee Erickson, Tom Douglas, Thierry Rautureau, Rick Yoder and Ethan Stowell. He had just been asked by the moderator, "What's next?" or something equally loaded. 
Tuesday, 03/25/2014 12:15 AM
Food & Wine has come out with its list of The People’s Best New Chef 2014 nominees, and the only nod for Seattle comes in the form of Bar Sajor’s Edouardo Jordan. Last year, four local chefs made the cut.
Monday, 03/24/2014 8:49 PM
Event planner Kelli Bielma (Shindig Events) and makeup artist Megan Bingham (OffWhite Hair & Makeup) are gearing up for the second annual Wedlocks event, happening on March 30 (NOTE: new date) from noon to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Tower Club, in tandem with their wedding showcase, As You Wish, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Monday, 03/24/2014 4:44 PM
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Friday, 03/21/2014 8:26 PM
Rhodies at Whidbey's Meerkerk Gardens
Meerkerk Gardens' (Green Bank, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, off Resort Road; 360.678.1912 or 360.222.0121) kicks off its spring opening day this weekend, 3/22-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. And as well as deals on a wide variety of hybrid, species and heritage rhododendrons, the nursery, which boasts 10 acres displaying our state flower (some already in bloom), is offering 15 percent off on select hybrids from Whidbey Island's own world-renowned "hybridizer" Frank Fujioka.
Friday, 03/21/2014 5:20 PM
And now, some bakery pop-up news. First, newcomer Tracy Marcella has left her job as the breakfast chef at the Chelsea Station Inn to helm a new pastry pop-up at Satay in Wallingford. She tells me the partnership started as a friendship between her and the owners. 
Friday, 03/21/2014 2:41 PM
Nordstrom is teaming up with Boston-based Fashion Project, an innovative clothing donation site that resells gently used designer clothing and donates 55 percent of the proceeds to charity. Since launching in 2012 the company has donated over $50,000 to causes such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Unicef.
Friday, 03/21/2014 1:30 PM
We love it when Veritables owner, Marie Harris, gets the urge to Spring clean. It means we get the benefit of slashed prices on all the chic, sophisticated and timeless lamps, jewelry, throws, pillows, furniture and other home décor items she carries in her well-edited Bellevue shop (10220 Main Street). So, we’ll see you there starting Saturday, March 22 (sale runs through Saturday, April 5) for this once a year chance to stock up on cool new stuff for your abode.
Thursday, 03/20/2014 10:33 PM
what to do this weekend in seattle magazine
Must TourExplore Modern Architecture on the Seattle Modern Home TourSaturday (3/22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) — Six local homes (more may be added), from West Seattle to North Seattle, Magnolia to Leschi, are opening their doors to design lovers during this self-guided driving tour of mid-century modern and contemporary modern abodes.
Thursday, 03/20/2014 8:43 PM
Derek Ronspies is hosting an offal dinner at his Fremont restaurant Le Petit Cochon next Tuesday (March 25) and he wants us all to get over ourselves when it comes to eating the less popular parts of the animal. Here are 5 things he wants you to know about the dirty bits.
Thursday, 03/20/2014 5:40 PM
westland distillery seattle magazine
In the March issue of Seattle Magazine, we ran a fantastic (if I can say that humbly) article about the new single malt American whiskies being made in Washington State, and what our local distillers are focusing on to bring great taste to drinkers. One of the distillers I talked to was Westland master distiller Matt Hofmann. His answers to my questions were so thorough that I thought it’d be fun to feature his full interview here on the blog.
Wednesday, 03/19/2014 7:07 PM
Grain candle sticks
To make way for its new creations, Grain (Bainbridge Island, 1201 Wing Point Way NE; 206.965.9302) is having a Website-wide Spring-cleaning sale.
Wednesday, 03/19/2014 6:45 PM
daffodil day in seattle magazine
It's my firm belief that all humans love receiving flowers. Man, woman, child, curmudgeonly miser--it doesn't matter. So if you find yourself in the downtown region tomorrow (Thursday, March 20) in one of 15 locations from 12 to 1 p.m., Pike Place Market volunteers and other community members will be handing out locally grown daffodils. The 17th Annual Daffodil Day marks the first offical day of spring (squee!) and distributes 10,000 bright yellow flowers to passersby in need of a little springy cheer.
Wednesday, 03/19/2014 12:00 PM
I don't usually get too excited about barbecue, but when a guy considered to be the King of Brisket in Seattle tells you he's opening a barbecue joint, it's cause for excitment. Regardless.
Tuesday, 03/18/2014 5:46 PM
Finalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards have been announced, and it’s a pretty good show for Seattle. But before I present the short-list, let’s talk about why this award is such a big deal. While it may not mean much to the average consumer, this accolade is a huge honor for folks in the industry. Here’s why.
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