SeattleMag.com Blog Feed http://www.seattlemag.com/blogs/%252Frestaurants/culture/last-minute-gift en Easter Egg Hunts in Seattle: The Hunt is On! http://www.seattlemag.com/easter-egg-hunts-seattle-hunt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Brandon Taylor </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Easter holiday, complete with the appearance of a giant bunny, is fast approaching, and public venues throughout Seattle are pulling out all the stops with spring egg hunts for sharp-eyed youngsters. For a weekend full of Easter-related fun, we’ve rounded up an array of egg hunts and other exciting events around town that shall not disappoint.</p> <p>The first places to look for no-cost egg scouting excitement are your local community centers. The following hunts all take place the morning of April 19:&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-last-minute-easter-brunch-suggestions">10 Last-Minute Easter Brunch Suggestions</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/seattle-mags-earth-day-run-here-last-minute-easter-brunch-recommendations-and-happy-record-store-day">Seattle mag&#039;s Earth Day Run is Here, Last-Minute Easter Brunch Recommendations and Happy Record Store Day</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/4-cocktails-help-you-celebrate-earth-day">4 Cocktails to Help You Celebrate Earth Day</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/easter-egg-hunts-seattle-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts & Culture Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:41 +0000 lauren.mang 42436 at http://www.seattlemag.com Celebrate the 70s with Butch Blum http://www.seattlemag.com/celebrate-70s-butch-blum <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/ali-brownrigg">Ali Brownrigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As a kick-off celebration for their 40th anniversary, <a href="butchblum.com" target="_blank">Butch Blum</a> is pulling out all the style stops on Friday, April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a celebration of all things 1970s. Enjoy 70s-style cocktails and party games with appetizers from <a href="http://thechefinthehat.com/loulay/" target="_blank">Loulay</a> and a chance to win a $70 Butch Blum gift certificate.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/butch-blum-moving">Butch Blum is Moving</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/downtown-seattles-latest-restaurant-opening-loulay">Downtown Seattle&#039;s Latest Restaurant Opening: Loulay </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/cameron-levin-seeing-ruby-red">Cameron Levin is Seeing Ruby Red</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/celebrate-70s-butch-blum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shopping Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:22:03 +0000 alison.brownrigg 42432 at http://www.seattlemag.com Restaurant Openings, Closings & More http://www.seattlemag.com/restaurant-openings-closings-more <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Keeping track of restaurant news can be a daunting task. Here's a round-up from the past week to help you manage.</p> <p><em>Got a question, hot tip or need a dining suggestion? Feel free to <a href="mailto:julien.perry@tigeroak.com" target="_blank">email me directly</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: x-large;">Openings</span></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/best-neighborhoods-airport-way-south-georgetown">Best Neighborhoods: Airport Way South, Georgetown</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/10-things-know-about-john-howies-new-alehouse-and-distillery">10 Things to Know About John Howie&#039;s New Alehouse and Distillery</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/book-bindery-best-new-restaurant-2011">Book Bindery: Best New Restaurant 2011</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/restaurant-openings-closings-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Julien Perry 42435 at http://www.seattlemag.com Seattle mag's Earth Day Run is Here, Last-Minute Easter Brunch Recommendations and Happy Record Store Day http://www.seattlemag.com/seattle-mags-earth-day-run-here-last-minute-easter-brunch-recommendations-and-happy-record-store-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Seattle magazine staff </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Must Run<br><a href="http://bit.ly/1lT7OQW" target="_blank">Gear Up for Seattle Magazine’s Earth Day Run</a></strong><br>Saturday (4/19, 9:30 a.m.) — Celebratory pints from West Seattle Brewing Company and sustenance from the Chopstix and Curb Jumper food trucks will be at the ready when you cross the finish line of our fun 5k run along the Alki waterfront. There’s still time to sign up!</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/seattle-spring-arts-preview-2014-film-festivals">Seattle Spring Arts Preview 2014: Film Festivals</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/epic-guide-seattle-farmers-markets">An Epic Guide to Seattle Farmers Markets </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-last-minute-easter-brunch-suggestions">10 Last-Minute Easter Brunch Suggestions</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/seattle-mags-earth-day-run-here-last-minute-easter-brunch-recommendations-and-happy-record-store-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Must List Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:50:40 +0000 lauren.mang 42431 at http://www.seattlemag.com East Meets West Spring Trunk Show at Momo http://www.seattlemag.com/east-meets-west-spring-trunk-show-momo <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/ali-brownrigg">Ali Brownrigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Join the crew at <a href="http://seattlemag.com.239elwb01.blackmesh.com/momo">Momo</a>, the International District/Chinatown’s chicest shop, for a spring trunk show and happy hour on Wednesday, April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. when they welcome <a href="http://seattlemag.com.239elwb01.blackmesh.com/kickstart-lu-line-no-1">Lu</a>, a clothing line by Jenny Fort and Pearlesque, a collection of diaphanous layering pieces from West Seattle’s <a href="http://chodos-irvine.com/" target="_blank">Margaret Chodos-Irvine</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/best-lingerie-shops">The Best Lingerie Shops</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/wear-wednesdays-w-seattle-debuts-schai">Wear Wednesdays at W Seattle Debuts with Schai</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/runway2street-online-international-fashion-boutique-launches">Runway2street: Online International Fashion Boutique Launches</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/east-meets-west-spring-trunk-show-momo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local Designers Fashion and Style Shopping Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:13:34 +0000 alison.brownrigg 42425 at http://www.seattlemag.com April Showers: Rain Jackets for Women http://www.seattlemag.com/april-showers-rain-jackets-women <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/ali-brownrigg">Ali Brownrigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>We love the rain slickers designed and made in the US by husband and wife team Brittany and Scott Freeman for <a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/man-meets-wild-fathers-day-gift-guide" target="_blank">Freeman Seattle</a>. But up until this moment, with the release of their women’s style, they were only available for guys.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/man-meets-wild-fathers-day-gift-guide">Man Meets Wild: A Father&#039;s Day Gift Guide</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/mothers-day-gift-ideas">Mother&#039;s Day Gift Ideas</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/bluebird-grain-farms-baked-goodness">Bluebird Grain Farms&#039; Baked Goodness</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/april-showers-rain-jackets-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local Designers Fashion and Style Shopping Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:54:21 +0000 alison.brownrigg 42424 at http://www.seattlemag.com The Junction's Tax Free Day and Trunk Shows http://www.seattlemag.com/junctions-tax-free-day-and-trunk-shows <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/ali-brownrigg">Ali Brownrigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://wsjunction.org/" target="_blank">West Seattle’s Alaska Junction</a> is playing host to a popular <a href="http://wsjunction.org/blog/tax-free-day-april-19/" target="_blank">shopping day</a> on Saturday, April 19 where participating vendors are offering sales tax-free shopping, along with other deals and discounts, to entice shoppers across the bridge.</p> <p>Concurrently, <a href="http://seattlemag.com.239elwb01.blackmesh.com/clementine">Clementine Shoes</a> is hosting a trunk show of <a href="http://gnipoos.com/index.html" target="_blank">Gnipoos</a>, a line of chic, locally made leather handbags.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/open-studio-kids-crafts-west-seattle">Open Studio Kids&#039; Crafts in West Seattle </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/adorable-kids-shoes-see-kai-run">Adorable Kids&#039; Shoes from See Kai Run</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/lifestyle/shopping-and-style/barefootin-it-five-fingered-shoes">Barefootin&#039; It In Five-Fingered Shoes</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/junctions-tax-free-day-and-trunk-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local Designers Fashion and Style Shopping Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:37:24 +0000 alison.brownrigg 42340 at http://www.seattlemag.com 4 Cocktails to Help You Celebrate Earth Day http://www.seattlemag.com/4-cocktails-help-you-celebrate-earth-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/aj-rathbun">A.J. Rathbun</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Earth Day is April 22–less than a week away! I certainly hope that you’re celebrating the earth all year long in lots of ways. But it’s nice to do a little <em>extra</em> reveling in honor of the big round ball on which we reside. And in my mind the best way to do that extra celebrating is to have some friends over on Earth Day and have a few cocktails with ingredients that are earth-friendly.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/earth-day-run-2014">Earth Day Run 2014</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/3-organic-cocktails-earth-day">3 Organic Cocktails for Earth Day</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/entertainment/%5Buser-raw%5D/5-ways-celebrate-earth-day-seattle">5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Seattle</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/4-cocktails-help-you-celebrate-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beer and Spirits Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:49:16 +0000 lauren.mang 42419 at http://www.seattlemag.com Why You Should Care About the Earth Day Oso Fundraiser at Palace Ballroom http://www.seattlemag.com/why-you-should-care-about-earth-day-oso-fundraiser-palace-ballroom <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The devastation in Oso is still a very real thing, and continues to be on the minds of the culinary community here in Seattle.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/oso-landslide-how-help-and-where-donate">Oso Landslide: How to Help and Where to Donate</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/lessons-learned-tom-douglas-culinary-camp">Lessons Learned At Tom Douglas Culinary Camp</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/reviewed-tom-douglas-tanakasan">Reviewed: Tom Douglas&#039; TanakaSan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/why-you-should-care-about-earth-day-oso-fundraiser-palace-ballroom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:36:27 +0000 Julien Perry 42410 at http://www.seattlemag.com Home Decor We're Loving Right Now: Gold Accents http://www.seattlemag.com/home-decor-were-loving-right-now-gold-accents <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/lauren-mang-0">Lauren Mang</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>How to impart a little chic sheen in with your decor? Gold accents--everything from fabric to trays to covetable curios--lend polish and panache to any room. We're especially mad for mixing metals (don't shy away from gold even if you've got a hefty silver presence) and pairing the gilded hue with rustic styles (think a rough-hewn wood table topped with a bursting gold sea urchin accent). See all of our editor's picks--plus where to snag them all!--below.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/gold-medal-getaways-crossing-border-4">Gold Medal Getaways: Crossing the Border</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/2013-holiday-gift-guide-home-decor">2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Home Decor</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/your-bathroom-about-get-dreamier-kohler-signature-store-opens-bellevue">Your Bathroom is About to Get Dreamier: Kohler Signature Store Opens in Bellevue</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/home-decor-were-loving-right-now-gold-accents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Decor Home and Garden Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:28:16 +0000 lauren.mang 42400 at http://www.seattlemag.com 10 Things to Know About John Howie's New Alehouse and Distillery http://www.seattlemag.com/10-things-know-about-john-howies-new-alehouse-and-distillery <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chef&nbsp;John&nbsp;Howie&nbsp;(<strong><a href="http://www.sportrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Sport</a></strong>, <strong><a href="http://www.seastarrestaurant.com/" target="_blank">Seastar</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.johnhowiesteak.com/" target="_blank">John Howie Steak</a></strong>) has another big restaurant coming to the eastside. This time, he's teaming up with his&nbsp;sommelier-turned-distiller Erik Liedholm&nbsp;to open&nbsp;Beardslee Alehouse and Wildwood Spirits in Bothell's Village at Beardslee Crossing complex.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/dining/reviews/restaurant-review-john-howie-steak">Restaurant Review: John Howie Steak</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/readers-choice-2013-best-restaurants-seattle">Readers&#039; Choice 2013: Best Restaurants in Seattle</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/best-washington-winemakers">Best Washington Winemakers</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/10-things-know-about-john-howies-new-alehouse-and-distillery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:12:36 +0000 Julien Perry 42378 at http://www.seattlemag.com 'Firkin Fridays' Bring a Whole New Beer Game to Safeco Field http://www.seattlemag.com/firkin-fridays-bring-whole-new-beer-game-safeco-field <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Even for non-beer geeks like myself, there is something very intriguing about the word "firkin." And now that I know what it actually means, and why it's such a cool new addition to Safeco Field, I need to share.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nine-beers-we-no-longer-drink">Nine Beers We No Longer Drink </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/article/best-brewpub-dining-seattle">The Best Brewpub Dining in Seattle</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/safeco-field-has-amazing-beer-selection">Safeco Field Has an Amazing Beer Selection</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/firkin-fridays-bring-whole-new-beer-game-safeco-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:26:38 +0000 Julien Perry 42347 at http://www.seattlemag.com 10 Last-Minute Easter Brunch Suggestions http://www.seattlemag.com/10-last-minute-easter-brunch-suggestions <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/julien-perry">Julien Perry</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-deck"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where to go this Sunday, April 20 </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Easter bunny arrives on Sunday, and if you’re like a lot of folks, you haven’t given a second thought about making reservations for brunch. If going out to eat on holidays is your thing, here are some suggestions:</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/article/mothers-day-coming-best-brunch-spots-seattle">Mother&#039;s Day is Coming: Best Brunch Spots in Seattle</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/best-restaurants-breakfast-and-brunch-2013">Best Restaurants for Breakfast and Brunch 2013</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/10-last-minute-easter-brunch-suggestions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Restaurant Insider Restaurants Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:09:39 +0000 Julien Perry 42345 at http://www.seattlemag.com Mossback Monday: Microsoft to Get a Pike Place Market Express, A Name for the Mammoth Tusk & More News http://www.seattlemag.com/mossback-monday-microsoft-get-pike-place-market-express-name-mammoth-tusk-more-news <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/knute-berger">Knute Berger</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="storify"> <script src="//storify.com/seattlemag/mossback-monday-43.js?header=false&amp;border=false"></script><p><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/seattlemag/mossback-monday-43" target="_blank">View the story "Mossback Monday" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-article-reference"> <div class="field-label">Article Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/epic-guide-seattle-farmers-markets">An Epic Guide to Seattle Farmers Markets </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/explaining-microsofts-decline-wire">Explaining Microsoft&#039;s Decline with The Wire</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/mossback-monday-new-seattle-nickname-getting-drunk-starbucks-and-news-earthquakes">Mossback Monday: A New Seattle Nickname, Getting Drunk at Starbucks and News on Earthquakes</a> </div> </div> </div> Arts & Culture Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:26:53 +0000 lauren.mang 42344 at http://www.seattlemag.com A Mega Container Store Opens this Weekend http://www.seattlemag.com/mega-container-store-opens-weekend-1 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/profiles/shannon-oleary">Shannon O&#039;Leary</a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Looking for some springtime organizing inspiration?</p> <p><a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/mega-container-store-opens-weekend-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Home and Garden Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:10:46 +0000 shannon.oleary 42343 at http://www.seattlemag.com