It was a miserably cool, long, neverending, agonizing spring. We've all recovered; those few weeks of 80 degrees were especially appreciated by kids and sprinklers alike, not to mention those of us itching to jump into Lake Washington some time in 2011.
The summer is winding down, but the food scene is heating up again with that new-season vigor. Here are a few upcoming events that will make the departure of the summer bounty not nearly as depressing.
Sunday, September 18: BLEND
To all Sounders, Mariners and Seahawks fans: Not to suggest that garlic fries and hot dogs aren’t amazing - but we thought you might like to explore a few places off the beaten path, where you can refresh your palate (without relinquishing your paycheck) before a game.
Tonight is opening night of the new season at local performance venue On the Boards, and I'm thrilled to go see ... well... I have no idea what I'll be seeing, actually, but I'm excited for the surprise.
Last week's heartbreaking news of the accidental death of beloved Seattle barista Brian Fairbrother touched a lot of people, including many who work here at Seattle magazine. Within minutes of word of Fairbrother's terrible bike accident last week, two conversations happened here.
MUST WATCH Nora’s Will Friday through Thursday (9/16–9/22)Emerging Mexican writer and director Mariana Chenillo’s Nora’s Will provides the perfect excuse to check out SIFF’s brand-new Film Center at the Seattle Center (which doesn’t have any spilled drinks on the floor yet!). The warm comedy—which won Mexico’s Best Picture in 2010—carefully balances melancholy, romance and humor in telling the story of a man battling the last request of his newly deceased ex-wife.
When seasonal neighborhood farmers markets end in early fall and rainy days revisit the Emerald City, the indoor shops at Capitol Hill’s indoor Melrose Market offer families the chance to discover fresh food and artisan goods and the opportunity to grab lunch inside a recently restored warehouse. With Doug Fir beams and exposed brick, the 21,000-square-foot mini version of San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building Marketplace is home to nine Seattle-based businesses.
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The first in a five-part series:
In an interview for the October 2011 issue of Ebony magazine, Bill Gates makes it clear that he is none too happy about the state of public schools, namely those in inner cities. He points to it being a civil rights issue. And he wants to know why a strong social movement - especially in African-American communities - hasn't successfully mobilized. He is flummoxed as to why we aren't all expressing the same outrage and rising up against the status quo.
I've been thinking a lot about social media (Twitter, Facebook), how people use them, what they choose to share and what they don't. That's because I can't share most of what I do (most importantly, what I eat) every day because of the job that I have.
Because good friends butt in when friends are in long-term relationships.
1. Seattle is totally over your bad attitude; but it's all she can talk about. It's beginning to distract her from what's important, like new Fall TV shows and fad vegan diets.
2. You don't support Seattle's hobbies. Except for that one day she tried kite-surfing, you have been quite content for her to sit on the couch all day, agonizing over you on Facebook.
3. We all see the way you look at Portland.
There's been a lot of uneasy muttering here at SeaMag World Headquarters lately, ever since SDOT made it real and announced the dates of the first Viaduct-wrecking party (Oct. 21-31). Though we know it might one day try to kill us, several of us still insist upon using the thing to get to and from work every day, and the prospect of our impending commute-doom is just too horrible to ponder. But ponder it, we must.
We all have that favorite pub to gather with friends, the neighborhood burger joint we crave and the go-to shop we drop into every week just to see what’s new. Our urban landscape is dotted with stellar spots—and now it’s time to dish.
From the best food truck in the city to your go-to salon, let us know your picks for the Best of 2011 issue, featuring the best shops, eateries, services and more.
It's not easy to distinguish oneself as a brewer in this microbrew-soaked city. But Ryan Hilliard is off to a good start before his Ballard brewery, Hilliard's Beer, is even open.
Hilliard, thanks to a relatively new small-scale packaging machine called the ACS 3.5 (by Cask Brewing Systems), is putting his prize-winning home brew-turned-professional-project craft beer into cans.