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Wednesday, 03/07/2012 9:11 PM
Though spring officially doesn’t start until March 20, around here we’re counting March 14 as the first day of the season as our new spring fashion show, The Forecast, storms the runway at Benaroya Hall next Wednesday night. The outerwear-laced fashions will be broken up into five themed sets that scream Seattle style, from biking-ready frocks to mountaintop-esque wear.
Tuesday, 03/06/2012 10:02 PM
The pain at the pump increases across the State of Washington. AAA Auto Club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.94, an increase of 8 cents in a week and 43 cents in a month. Average prices for a gallon of gas in Bellingham Monday reached $4.10, $4.04 in Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, and $4.01 in Tacoma. The lowest average in the state appears to be in Spokane, where a gallon of gas costs $3.51. Visit King5.com to find the lowest gas prices in your area.
Tuesday, 03/06/2012 7:45 PM
If you have ever felt unsettled, confused—or even overjoyed—by the way computers have changed our lives, you should go and listen to writer Brian Christian talk about his critically acclaimed book The Most Human Human on Wednesday at Town Hall. He can’t exactly soothe any irrational (or rational) fears about an Artificial Intelligence-dominated apocalypse (translation: a book-less, conversation-less world in which globally influential decisions are made largely via text messaging).   On the other hand, he’s such an affable speaker, he just might.
Monday, 03/05/2012 7:32 PM
It’s the least sexy, most flammable cocktail-party topic around: transportation. The horror story about a one-hour crosstown crawl. The strategy swap about how best to cross the lake during a Mariners home stand. And the sharply divisive rhetoric about which multibillion-dollar projects our region really needs—and how to pay for them. Why would we put such a potentially ugly and ungainly story on the cover of our magazine?
Monday, 03/05/2012 5:32 PM
The contest for the People’s Best New Chef in Food & Wine magazine was such a hit (remember Canlis’s all-out campaign to get Jason Franey the win last year? Alas, Jason Bissonnette of Boston's Coppa took the prize) that they’re doing it again this year.
Monday, 03/05/2012 5:51 PM
Last year's polls were such a hit--remember the all-out campaign Canlis put on to get Jason Franey his win?--that again this year, Food & Wine Magazine has come up with a list of nominees and is asking "the people" to vote for their favorite chef. This year's nominees from the Pacific Northwest include several from Portland, one from Idaho, one from Hawaii, but who are kidding? You want to know which Seattle chefs made the cut. Blaine Wetzel of Willows Inn McCracken-Tough of Coterie Room, Spur and Tavern Law Shaun McCrain of Book Bindery
Thursday, 03/01/2012 10:03 PM
With designer Luly Yang's couture show just eight weeks away (tickets are now on sale for the April 27 event), we continue our behind the scenes journey with Yang’s smallest fittings. And by smallest, we don’t mean the task at hand: As the show’s beneficiary, Seattle Children’s Hospital plays a huge role in event, and every year, the audience falls for the special children who make an appearance on stage in custom-made Luly Yang outfits.
Thursday, 03/01/2012 8:37 PM
MUST PLAY-DOHOpen for Construction Opens Thursday (3/1–4/14) – In conjunction with the NCECA conference (read: ceramics storm) coming to town this month, SOIL art gallery has transformed itself into an interactive clay-making “office,” where you can can get your hands dirty helping artists build an evolving landscape out of one ton of clay. Check out this behind the scenes video of the installation build out:
Thursday, 03/01/2012 8:38 PM
Earth & Ocean, the W Seattle Hotel’s restaurant, was for many years a sort of culinary finishing school; John Sundstrom left E&O to open Lark; Maria Hines cooked there previous to opening Tilth. More recently, though, the restaurant has struggled to find a local audience. So this month, the W reopens its restaurant with a new name, TRACE, and a new chef at the helm, former Luc chef Steven Ariel. J
Thursday, 03/01/2012 7:56 PM
On a dark winter’s day, there’s nothing better than a hot cup of tea or hot cocoa served with dainty sandwiches and sweet treats. Special events or spur of the moment outings, frilly to casual - we’ve got a list of Seattle's best tea houses fit for every occasion.
Thursday, 03/01/2012 2:54 AM
By: Cody Bay
Xplosive Mobile Food Truck
What do you get when Vietnamese food and Filipino food get married and make babies? Banh mi with chicken Adobo filling, of course! Husband-and-wife team Cathy and Romano Basilio are rolling out their gastronomic love child, Xplosive Mobile Food Truck, sometime in late spring or early summer. In addition to Adobo, their foot-long banh mi sandwiches will also be filled with choices like lemongrass grilled pork or chicken, Filipino-style stir-fried beefsteak, tofu, and Longaniza (Filipino sweet pork sausage).
Thursday, 03/01/2012 12:50 AM
520 bridge girder
There's a lot of discussion today about the fate of tolling on the soon-to-exist SR 99 tunnel, on the heels of yesterday's "tunnel tolling committee" meeting. Seems something interesting is happening around here since the 520 tolls went into effect: People are surprisingly willing to sit in terrible traffic to avoid paying tolls. Tell me about it. Traffic just hasn't been the same on my beloved I90.
Wednesday, 02/29/2012 7:43 PM
By: Cody Bay
The Armory
February 29, 2012 update: Skillet is confirmed for Armory take-out counter After much humming, hawing and are-they-or-aren't-they confusion, Skillet Street Food has officially signed on as an anchor tenant in the Seattle Center's newly-renovated food court, The Armory.
Tuesday, 02/28/2012 10:50 PM
It was my absolute pleasure last week to attend the seven year anniversary at Nicole and Jason Wilson’s Madison Valley restaurant Crush.
Tuesday, 02/28/2012 8:34 PM
Nationally, we take flack for our supposed lack of fashion sense here in the Emerald City (cue the fleece and socks n’ sandals jokes). But as we’ve seen over the past five years of our Seamless in Seattle fashion design competition here at Seattle mag, the city is fairly bursting with talented designers out to change that view.
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