The Jade Pagoda, the long-lived but eminently cheesy Chinese place that lived on Broadway until it was shuttered a few years ago, was never about the food.
No, it was the kitschy digs, the waiters dressed up in shoddy sailor suits, the bad (but strong!) cocktails that called to us…it was an experience. And the food was about as bad as you’d expect. But like the Twin Teepees (may they rest in peace), the Pagoda was a neighborhood icon.
Good morning! I’m spending this (sunny) day sitting on the judging panel for our annual Seamless in Seattle competition, and I can’t wait to see what our 12 finalists have brought for show and tell. Follow me on Twitter for the inside scoop (and some great fashion) today.
Join North Cascades Institute and REI in welcoming Richard Louv to two special events in the Northwest as the celebrated author introduces his latest work, The Nature Principle. The immediacy of the message in his book Last Child in the Woods galvanized an international movement to reconnect children with nature.
Since May is Bike Month around the world, I am devoting my Outdoors blog posts for the next few weeks to urban bicycle commuting around Seattle. I will be virtually following two urban bike commuters as they make their way to and from work every day on two wheels under their own power, and I will personally be doing all the grocery shopping for myself and family members by bicycle (since I work from home). Stay tuned throughout the month for trip reports, helmet-cam video snippets, gear reviews and other goodies for cyclists of all kinds.
Hey Seattle mag readers! Fantastic news on the home front.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that my dear friends Hey Marseilles (who I've also directed in a video) will be performing unrelased tracks from their sophomore album (the band is in the studio recording tracks now) on Monday, May 23 for a special benefit concert for Nicole Pieratt, a dear friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer.
We haven't heard the entire story quite yet but it looks like SAM's director is leaving his post to pursue other projects. Check out the press release sent by Cara Egan, following a post by Cartwright on the SAM blog:
Subject: Derrick Cartwright Resigns as Director of the Seattle Art Museum
Derrick Cartwright Resigns as Director of the Seattle Art Museum
Lucky Seattle mag, tagging along with our Seattle Business colleagues to this morning's fascinating and inspiring Climate Solutions breakfast at the Seattle Westin. Seattle Biz sponsored the event that packed more than a thousand people into the Grand Ballroom, where we were plied with pastries and multiple impassioned speeches about the growing climate crisis and the search for solutions. Reason enough to attend, but the promise of a rare Gates address on climate change and energy was what really filled the room.
In the April issue I reported on the vertical gardening trend currently climbing Seattle walls. Now Ballard floral design, plant and gift shop Midnight Blossom is offering its arty take on the trend with tillandsia (air plant) wall gardens (like the one pictured above).
Wow, remember back in February when there was one, maybe two, fun shopping events in a week? Now my head is spinning so fast from all the happenings I can barely keep track of them all (like, hey Thaw was last night and it was just a boatload of fun!). So, let’s run down the list:
When you're not quite ready to go home after a late night out on the town, eating foods you wouldn’t normally think twice about consuming in the light of day suddenly sound like a great idea.
Next time this happens, remember there are healthy late night options on our Seattle streets that are just as satisfying as that deep fried mystery meat on a stick. From Capitol Hill to Fremont, here are some healthy midnight snacks you won’t regret in the morning and will help keep your healthy eating habits on track.
Traditional Mexican breakfast presents buttered corn tortilla with fried egg on top smothered in tomatoes, chilies and onions. Grated cheese, avocado and black beans added make you want to shout ole. Printable recipe? Click here.
Master monologist, former Seattleite, and top contender for funniest man on the planet Mike Daisey has a new show, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, in which he chronicles his total geek love for Mac products, and his horrifying discovery of how they are made. Here's my haiku review:
So flippin' funny.Powerpoint slam is priceless.End gets preachy. Rats.