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Wednesday, 04/23/2014 11:06 PM
Northwest Green Home Tour, West Seattle Home by Neiman Taber
The entire spectrum of local green design is on display in homes of all types—a 106- year-old Net-Zero Craftsman in Ballard to an under-contruction, 5-Star Built Green targeted house in West Seattle—this Saturday (4/24) during the 2014 Northwest Green Home Tour.
Wednesday, 04/23/2014 10:00 AM
Elysian Bar opening downtown
Elysian Brewing is getting ready to expand into downtown, opening Elysian Bar as early as Friday (in extreme practice mode). Yesterday, CEO Joe Bisacca and head brewer Dick Cantwell gave me spin around the place, which is quickly coming together near the corner of 1st and Pike, just down the hill from their original brewery on 13th and Pike.
Tuesday, 04/22/2014 5:49 PM
Food festivals in portland traveling to portland seattle magazine
As any food-obsessed traveler knows, there’s never enough time (or room in your stomach) to eat at every restaurant on your painstakingly researched list. But there’s hope--in the form of food festivals. When most of a city’s best chefs are gathered in one place, your odds of trying everything on your list go way up. If you’re heading to Portland this spring or summer, try timing your trip with one of these five upcoming fests that offer bites and sips from top restaurants, wineries, breweries and distillers.
Tuesday, 04/22/2014 4:30 PM
Jamie Joseph Rings
Join the team at Essenza in Fremont for their annual Mother's Day Jamie Joseph extravaganza trunk show on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you're a fan of Jamie Joseph's gorgeous hand-faceted and distinctive rings you really haven't lived until you've seen hundreds of them sparkling back at you from their trays. It's really something to behold and makes the already daunting task of picking your favorite even more challenging.
Monday, 04/21/2014 4:20 PM
mossback monday seattle magazine
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Monday, 04/21/2014 8:00 AM
Chefs favorite summer pleasures
Welcome to We Asked The Chefs, a recurring feature on Restaurant Insider that peers into the minds of some of Seattle's culinary rockstars.  Question: What is your favorite warm-weather pleasure?
Friday, 04/18/2014 10:59 PM
Plank & Grain console
After just a few minutes inside Plank & Grain (International District, 666 S King St.; 206.659.9884), the pleasant whiff of wood hits you.
Friday, 04/18/2014 3:03 PM
Butch Blum
As a kick-off celebration for their 40th anniversary, Butch Blum 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 Loulay and a chance to win a $70 Butch Blum gift certificate.
Friday, 04/18/2014 10:00 AM
Flying Squirrel Pizza moving into Calamity Jane's
Keeping track of restaurant news can be a daunting task. Here's a round-up from the past week to help you manage. Got a question, hot tip or need a dining suggestion? Feel free to email me directly.  Openings
Thursday, 04/17/2014 8:40 PM
pamela reed parks and recreation seattle magazine
Must RunGear Up for Seattle Magazine’s Earth Day RunSaturday (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!
Thursday, 04/17/2014 6:34 PM
Join the crew at Momo, 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 Lu, a clothing line by Jenny Fort and Pearlesque, a collection of diaphanous layering pieces from West Seattle’s Margaret Chodos-Irvine.
Thursday, 04/17/2014 5:21 PM
We love the rain slickers designed and made in the US by husband and wife team Brittany and Scott Freeman for Freeman Seattle. But up until this moment, with the release of their women’s style, they were only available for guys.
Thursday, 04/17/2014 5:24 PM
West Seattle’s Alaska Junction is playing host to a popular shopping day 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. Concurrently, Clementine Shoes is hosting a trunk show of Gnipoos, a line of chic, locally made leather handbags.
Thursday, 04/17/2014 4:16 PM
earth day cocktails seattle magazine
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 extra 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. 
Wednesday, 04/16/2014 9:27 PM
Tom Douglas Oso fundraiser
The devastation in Oso is still a very real thing, and continues to be on the minds of the culinary community here in Seattle.
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