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.
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
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.
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:
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
We writers and editors have a common complaint, “There aren’t enough pages!” Sometimes we just can’t fit the entirety of a story into the glossy pages of the magazine, and more often that not, we could fill volumes with ideas.
Thus was born our first-ever spring fashion show, The Forecast.
Despite what the weatherman is telling me about Sunday’s forecast, I definitely heard little birdies chirping this morning so I am now giving myself full license to think about spring clothing.
Two local designers recently released their new collections and I am particularly enamored:
SB 5539, the Washington state film incentive (Dana Standish wrote a great article about it for Seattle mag), a bill that would entice filmmakers and film studios to shoot more movies on location in Washington state (versus taking their proven economic benefits to our neighbors in Oregon and Canada), is in dire straits.
If you’re a Project Runway fan, you’ll love Seamless in Seattle. We’re combing the city for the best up-and-coming fashion designers hungry to change the face of local fashion. This year, we’re offering the winners big prizes, such as the chance to launch their line at a premier fashion event. Find complete details on the event below:
We are no longer accepting submissions. Applications were due Friday, June 1, 2012