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Tuesday, 08/14/2012 7:14 PM
Seattle loves puppets. But are we ready for Tacoma's? Tacoma artist Jeremy Gregory keeps strange company. Lately he spends days and nights surrounded by a menagerie of skateboarders, drug addicts, supernatural beings and garden variety ne’er-do-well's. What’s even stranger: these are puppets that he willingly created.
Monday, 08/13/2012 11:34 PM
News broke today that longtime KOMO-TV anchor Kathi Goertzen died after a long struggle with brain tumors. We at Seattle mag have long been big fans of her work at KOMO and, in particular, of the bravery she showed in the face of this illness. In fact, we named her "Most Inspirational Media Role Model" in our Best Of 2011 issue. Here's what we wrote then:
Monday, 08/13/2012 4:29 PM
Pop quiz: Which came first, the still-going-strong Northwest handcrafted beer movement or Latona Pub? That might be a chicken-or-the-egg kind of conundrum, but it’s safe to say Latona near Green Lake helped create legions of microbrew fans since it first opened under current ownership 25 years ago. (The watering hole's history dates back much further, to the Prohibition era. Oh, if only those bar stools could talk, the tales they'd tell!)
Friday, 08/10/2012 11:29 PM
By: Cody Bay
When new things happen in Ballard, they usually get done well, but they don't often get done big. Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen, the new concept from the boys behind Matador, makes its presence known from the get-go in a big way: a large neon cowboy boot giddy-upping off the side of a former mill house that looms large over the Ship Canal.
Friday, 08/10/2012 9:43 PM
Our inaugural Red, White &  Brew was a sunny success! With the Olympic Sculpture Park and 80 degree sunshine as our backdrop, more than 450 guests (including a fleet of brave navy sailors) came, saw and sipped the night away. There were plenty of reds, whites and brews to be had--17 Washington wine award-winners and six local breweries poured their famed varietals while Taste Events, Sartori Cheese, Oil & Vinegar and Belle Epicurean offered savory salumi and cheese and delectable desserts.
Thursday, 08/09/2012 11:28 PM
After growing up in Seattle and earning her biology degree from the University of Puget Sound, Victoria MacRae-Samuels has spent more than 20 years in the spirits industry. Starting as a chemist with Jim Beam, she’s currently vice president of operations at renowned bourbon distillery Maker’s Mark, overseeing all bourbon production from selecting grains to fermentation and distillation all the way to barreling, bottling, and shipping.
Thursday, 08/09/2012 8:25 PM
MUST SING ALONGRentJonathan Larson’s rock musical about starving artists living in the shadow of AIDS in New York’s East Village won the hearts of countless audiences when it debuted in 1996. Fast-forward to now, as the 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting, renewed rendition that manages to both accurately capture the early 1990s and still feel relevant today.
Thursday, 08/09/2012 7:15 PM
Nihonmachi Nite is this Saturday (August 11; 4-9pm). A free community event celebrating the history of Seattle's Japantown, several shops, restaurants and the Wing Luke Museum are offering special programming or discounts throughout the evening. Most intriguing among those is probably Momo Seattle's second annual Spam-O-Rama musubi-making contest.
Wednesday, 08/08/2012 4:40 PM
This week's ripe with super-fun and mostly affordable eating and drinking dates, whether it involves watching chefs duke it out at the farmers market or sipping some swell suds at a neighborhood brewfest.
Tuesday, 08/07/2012 9:51 PM
Tonight is National Night Out! That means many Seattle neighborhoods will close residential streets and host festive block parties, all in the name of taking a stand against crime and building stronger communities (August 9, 6-9pm). After all, you don't have much of a community if you don't know (or like) your neighbors.
Tuesday, 08/07/2012 5:54 PM
Who doesn't love sitting by the pool with a fruity cocktail on a hot summer's day? It's hard for us to imagine a better afternoon, but it's pretty much impossible to have a yummy-looking drink in hand without the kids begging for a sip. Make everyone in the family happy by creating one of these delicious mocktails. From smoothies to sangria (all virgin, of course!), Red Tricycle has you covered.
Tuesday, 08/07/2012 4:19 PM
Aerojet, a company located in Redmond, Washington, has provided propulsion for every mission to Mars, including the one that saw "Curiosity," NASA's latest Mars rover touch down successfully late Sunday night. Our partners at King 5 News interviewed the gleeful scientists at the company yesterday.
Monday, 08/06/2012 6:57 PM
On National Root Beer Float Day, I cannot help feeling a little bummed. Getting in the car to drive to A&W just isn’t going to cut it. As far as I can tell, the nearest old-fashioned soda fountain is 260 miles away, at Lincoln County Pharmacy in Davenport, one of those sleepy towns on Highway 2. When classic goodies like pie and cupcakes have become so retro cool, why hasn’t anybody seized on updating the soda fountain?
Friday, 08/03/2012 5:20 PM
The weekend forecast calls for some Sangria! And guess who shared a recipe? The fabu Jamie Boudreau, da man mixing it up at comfy chic cocktail hangout, Canon (click through for location and map). “This is a completely clear sangria that allows you to showcase beautiful seasonal fruit,” he said.
Thursday, 08/02/2012 6:48 PM
MUST HEARKEXP Concerts at the MuralPark your picnic blanket on the Seattle Center lawn for live and locally made tunes at this popular Friday-night concert series. This week’s lineup is “No Depression Night,” boasting the soulful sounds of Fly Moon Royalty (which we named Seattle’s best new hip-hop band of 2011), Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside and more rocking good fun.
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