City Life

Backstory: Dog Day Afternoons

Joe’s Grilled Gourmet Dogs is back in business.

Perhaps the most beloved vendor on the mall next to Seattle’s professional sports stadiums is back in action. Joe Bernstein has operated Joe’s Grilled Gourmet Dogs for more than two decades. The pandemic sent his business into a tailspin and he was a man without a stand last year. He returned on opening day for the Seattle…

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Seattle Magazine Essentials: Local Liqueur, Subscription Boxes and a Wave Park near Yakima

Check out a collection of local hidden gems.

That’s Amari Women-owned Fast Penny launches during pandemic Jamie Hunt first became enamored of an Italian herbal liqueur called amari during trips to Europe. So she did what lots of aperitif-loving travelers dream of and launched a distillery. Hunt left a long career in branding and technology and, along with distillery veteran and restaurateur Holly Robinson,…

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Editor’s Note: Return of the Restaurant

As the pandemic eases, the hard-hit restaurant sector eyes a resurgence

Like everyone else, MJ Munsell visits a restaurant for the food and social benefits. Unlike everyone else, she’s keenly aware of the sequencing, lighting and spacing. Munsell, the chief creative officer at Seattle architecture, design strategy and branding fi rm MG2, has spent more than three decades studying the consumer experience in retail, food and beverage environments….

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Meet Brad Holden, Seattle’s Unofficial Historian

Virtually anything that represents the past is fair game

Historian and author Brad Holden holds an original Prohibition-era closure notification police would post on businesses caught selling alcohol.

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Pike Place Perseverance

Despite the pandemic, Pike Place has a history of perseverance

This story is featured in the January issue of Seattle magazine. Subscribe here to access the print edition. The Pike Place Market weathered an exodus of farmers due to the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II and an attempt at demolition 50 years ago, so it should come as no surprise that…

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Seattle Magazine Essentials: Pet Names, Pillows and Backyard Cabins

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Move over Fido Pet names in Seattle reflect the year that was If you adopted a dog or cat last year, there’s a good chance you named it Milo. Milo is among the top five 2020 pet names in Seattle for both dogs and cats, according to Seattle-based dog walking and pet sitting company Rover’s…

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Moving Forward Post-Pandemic

The pandemic is changing how we live and shop. That’s not necessarily a bad thing

Our annual “Best Of”  list looks a little different this year. Sure, readers weighed in on their favorite restaurants, coffee shops and happy hours, but when was the last time you went out to dinner or to a crowded indoor bar? When’s the next time you will again? On a recent webinar, several health care…

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Seattle Magazine Essentials: Coffee Awards, Green Smoothies and Sober Moms

A roundup of Seattle happenings, news and hidden gems

First, Austin Hirsh of Smoothie 2050; Second, Tony’s Coffee; Third, Cody Chan and Thomas Brown of Food for Heroes

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Humble Design Creates Homes of Hope

The non-profit creates comfortable spaces for those transitioning from homelessness

Kelley Moore’s Career is the very definition of full circle. Moore began her professional life as a social worker for Child Protective Services. She then wrote a book about interior design, Cube Chic, which launched a national TV career. Moore appeared on several shows, including Ellen, Rachel Ray, Today, Steve Harvey and The View. Locally,…

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