We're all bummed that Microsoft's Zune player has officially gone the way of the cassette tape.
But on the bright side:
Microsoft has added to its search engine, Bing, a special airport map function that lets you find the Burger King at SeaTac Airport within a moment's notice.
Phew! Back on top.
This weekend’s roundup includes a date night out (or in!), a super-fun pool party, a concert with lots of fiddle tunes, a two-day neighborhood celebration, a wildly popular fish festival and parade, a family day on the trails, and a show with the famous Fee-fi-fo-fum giant. If you've got multiples, be sure to check out the super-sized Family of Multiples Clothing & Gear Sale in Shoreline.
[Read Part 1 Here]
After my enjoyable but less than awesome lunch at Red Rooster, I headed back downtown to take a long afternoon walk. I needed to get a little exercise, to see my old neighborhood. I needed to walk my old favorite streets: Jane Street, Greenwich Avenue, Perry. I needed to make room, too, because somebody had reservations at Jung Sik.
It's not every job that requires an appreciation of beer—only the best jobs, like mine. For the past few months, while our team was whipping up the October "Best Beers" issue, there has been beer a-plenty 'round here: Beer tastings, beer research, beer history and plenty of beer-related strategy meetings, for which we were joined in our suffering by beer blogger extraordinaire Kendall Jones of the Washington Beer Blog.
The foodie trucks are coming! The foodie trucks are coming!
If I were more musical, to really celebrate I would compose a jingle the likes of Coca-Cola's joyous "Santa Packs are Coming" (to my dismay, a few savvy editors here do not remember this commercial, which confirms my suspicion that I am a nerd - in the least cool sense).
Anyway, The Mobile Chowdown has a bit of holiday excitement for me, because it's a day I can eat the food of kings of many countries - all from the serve-ware of fast food joints.
This weekend, I made lemonade out of having no WiFi in a crowded airport terminal and indulged in reading whole articles published in physical magazines I don't work for. Find a way to swim to your own quiet, unwired island sometime this week and check out my favorites:
Back from four nights and days of eating (and don't forget all that drinking!) in New York City, my home for three years several years ago. Unlike many of the food-crazed, when I'm in New York, "the food thing" is only a part of what I want to experience. My old favorite walk--down Greenwich Street from the far West Village to Tribeca--and my favorite coffee shop--Joe.
Julia Hughes and Ross Maddox are hosting the inaugural Nerd Nite in Seattle. These community gatherings are part of an international organization devoted to exchanges of highly nerdy and topical information in a highly boozy and social environment. We sent a few questions over to Julia and Ross to get a feel for just how fun the events might be. The outlook is good.
What is your mission?
To bring inebriated nerdery to the masses.
How do you plan to accomplish your mission?
Seattle mag editorial assistant Patrick Hutchison and local musician Matt Badger, of Ravenna Woods, team up to explore Seattle's street music scene, recording the stories and songs that help compose our city’s soundtrack. The fourth in a five-part series:
While you read, listen to this live performance of “Living Waters”, an original piece by Gregory James Blanke. Recording taken at 5th Ave & Pike, Downtown Seattle transit tunnel entrance on September 21, 2011.
“I’m bringing back the two-martini lunch.”
So says Mark Stern, founder of the Big Picture movie theater, of his new venture, Henry and Oscar’s. He’s harkening back to a time when men were men, women were women, and going out meant a big steak, high heels and the owner of your favorite establishment might have been named Vinnie and nicknamed “Knuckles.”