While ours is a more muted display compared to New England, there’s plenty for the whole family to see here in the Northwest, including brilliant colors not only found on deciduous trees and shrubs but also grasses, meadows, berries and even still-in-bloom dahlias. You don’t have to venture far, as our local parks have lots to offer:
Prepare to feel pangs of jealousy!
A girlfriend messaged yesterday to ask if I was free to accompany her to a unique fundraiser that night that her date was too sick to attend.
Not just any fundraiser, but a dinner at Western Bridge owners William and Ruth True’s house in Madison Park.
Seattle-based photographer Stephanie Joy Billmayer, 29, shared these photos of her recent homemade project, a book of mushroom recipes called 'Fungiculture.'
Because the book seems to celebrate both craftiness and cooking with fresh produce, I figured it might be of interest to Seattle mag readers.
In case you ever wondered what a foreclosure looks like:
The folks over at Washington Community Action Network just alerted me to a sad story about Dixie Mitchell, a Central District resident who may lose her home in spite of efforts to take advantage of the Foreclosure Fairness Act, which Seattle Business magazine reported on earlier this year.
According to whomever made the video, this 1-year-old baby thinks magazines are broken iPads.
You could also argue the baby thinks the magazine has scratch'n'sniff capability.
Either way, the baby is being greedy.
Thanks to an unexpected office rivalry, I find myself properly hooked on the X Factor, another Simon Cowell singing contest that has been popular in the UK for years and just crossed the pond this year.
In case you don't watch, but still care: 32 acts (narrowed from thousands) are battling to win a 5 million dollar recording contract.
November's Best New Restaurants issue (co-written by Eater's Allecia Vermillion, it hits newstands this week) was a pure pleasure to work on because of the spirit of looking ahead, of seeing what (and who!) is on the verge of making it big in Seattle food.
Everybody loves a good line-in-the-sand scene.
That is, the classic, dramatic moment at the center of the mythic Alamo story, in which a ragtag group of wild men and outcasts occupy a mission in the middle of Mexico, er, Texas, and decide to stay and “defend” it against the encroaching Mexican army. It’s a loaded story. But then what American tale isn’t?
So the scene is envisioned by American icon and director of this movie, John Wayne:
As much as I hope to check visiting all the great new craft breweries that Kendall Jones wrote about in our current Beer issue off my beer bucket list over the next several months, it’s unlikely to happen.
This is why I am especially grateful for the most recent trend in the evolution of the convenience store: the craft beer convenience store.
Occupational hazard: I love beer. Didn't used to, but that was in the dark days before Seattle mag's epic 24-page beer extravaganza, which could make a beerdo out of anyone. Neophyte that I am, I enjoy sidling up to Washington Beer Blog's Kendall Jones at beer events and asking him stupid questions, like I did last night at the Triple Door's big Elysian Brewing Company's brewlaunch of their new Triple Door Backstage Ale.
*Updated 10/14 with new information (below)
Japanese firm Hitatchi Zosen signed a contract today to build the behemouth boring machine that will blaze the trail for the waterfront tunnel. Read cool details about this sci-fi creation here; then picture what $80 million gets you. My fave highlights from the always-fascinating DOT press release:
The boys of Seattle band My Goodness are currently sitting in our office lobby, posing for pictures shot by our staff photographer Hayley Young. She's making them do all sorts of funny screaming and heavy breathing for the pictures. It's quite amusing - but they are great sports about it.
Don't know who My Goodness is? Take a moment to rock out with them here: