Sadly, once again the Mariners finished far outside of the playoffs (and by extension, the World Series). But the fall classic is still awfully fun for any baseball fan to watch, and I’m guessing we have a fair number of Red Sox and Cardinals fans in Seattle, too. So, I’ve lined up four cocktails that pair mighty well with this year’s baseball championship. (Game 2 of the series is tonight at 5:07 p.m.
A soggy August 15 did not deter picnickers from enjoying Chateau Ste. Michelle for this year’s Auction of Washington Wines Picnic & Barrel Auction, the first of three action-packed days that culminated in Saturday’s 26th annual Wine Gala, where a record crowd turned out for the glitzy evening, and enjoyed samples from more than 70 local winemakers, a wine-paired dinner prepared by 10 notable local chefs and the always impressive auction.
We took to Facebook and asked our very loyal readers to share their favorite spots in which to hunker down with fellow fans and watch the Seahawks and/or the Huskies. There was an overwhelming consensus for The House Sports Pub in Greenwood--big screens! beer specials! And of course the obvious answers: Husky Stadium and CenturyLink Field.
It’s the spooktacular time of year, and the houses in my neighborhood are adorned with spider webs, tombstones, creepy crawlies and other items that go bump in the night. Not only is this chilling holiday nearly here, but it’s also the perfect time to watch monster movies). Of course, you should never watch a movie – any movie – without the perfect drink, so here are a couple creepy cocktails for your next fright fest.
As the bridge-and-tunnelification of the Pike-Pine corridor steadily pushes residents of the Hill out of the area, especially on weekend nights, businesses are branching out into other corners of the hill. We watched the wave hit the crest of the hill three years ago, leaving the Melrose Market in its ebb. Then 12th was conquered (Ba Bar, Presse & Stumptown, Von Trapp's).
Now everyone's got 19th in their sights. In the next few months, two new restaurants will open, one will expand, and a grocery will move in.
Full Tilt's Justin Cline is a huge music enthusiast--his original shop in White Center providing a venue for local performers from the get-go--so it seems particularly fitting that he created a special ice cream as a tribute to grunge icon Mudhoney's 25th anniversary.
Recently, one of our city’s own bars--the Living Room bar in the W Hotel--was named the “Best Designed Bar in America.” Designed by Skylab Architecture, which said it intended the space to have a “sonic lodge” feel, the W’s Living Room space is pretty, well, space age-y, in a 1970s vision-of-the-future meets the Northwest kind of way.
The chef’s not fooling around when it comes to serving up a “Taste of Iceland,” part of a four-day food and music festival that includes a free concert at Neumo’s on Saturday. For the tastiest part of this “Taste of Iceland,” Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson brought a bunch of intriguing ingredients from that island nation, which is roughly the same size as Kentucky.
I once overheard George Page, owner of Sea Breeze Farm, answer a question from a customer at the West Seattle farmers market, and I'll never forget what he said.
The customer walked up, briefly glanced into the coolers, and then asked Page, "so are you certified organic?" To which Page replied, "we're so far beyond organic, man." The customer walked away without buying anything, but I couldn't help but grin.
We’re so fortunate to live in a city with a booming restaurant industry, a thriving landscape where new places open so often it’s hard to keep up. (Finally had my first meal at Rock Creek, chef Eric Donnelly’s seafood resto that opened in July, and loved it!)
While diners are lining up to try the latest and possibly the greatest, what about all those oldies/goodies? The stalwarts that have been around for decades? Oh, they’re doing just fine, thanks to hordes of hungry regulars.
Our ever-expanding distillery scene has been unleashing, and will soon be unleashing, a wide variety of awesome new spirits and such, with more to come within weeks of this very writing. I think (and sure, I’m biased) that we live in the most vibrant distillery state in the country. The fact that the following list of tasty news is longish proves my point.
It's really the best when you can fight for something you believe in by eating really well. And drinking, too. With your friends.
That's the story this Thursday, October 3rd, when you can choose between two neighborhood restaurant hops (one in Ballard, the other in Capitol Hill) to raise funds to support 522, the initiative to make labeling of GMO foods the law.