Eat & Drink

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Pastry: An Affair to Remember

Chef Ewald Notter of Dote Coffee Bar makes it easy to fall in love with pastry and chocolate

Most romances unfold in predictable ways. An invitation for lunch, where you share sandwiches in a loud café, silently wishing your bread was crisper, but never giving up on the idea that one day it might be. An awkward laugh as your fingers touch while you both reach across the table for sugar in that…

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Mix It Up. Try old-school cocktails this holiday season

These 10 drinks may not be on the menu at your local bar, but all pack a punch as well as some colorful history

Editor’s note: A version of this story previously appeared in “Seattle” magazine. Impress your guests this holiday season with these 10 concoctions from a vintage bar guide from Glenn Shaw Creations – supposedly from the 1950s – found in an antique shop in Olympia a few years back. Keep in mind that these drinks may…

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Sip, Slurp, Celebrate at Frank’s Oyster House

Let’s be Frank about Champagne

The best bubbles in Washington state may very well be found at an East Coast-style restaurant in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood. That, at least, is the opinion of The Champagne Bureau, USA, which has named Frank’s Oyster House and Champagne Parlor as one of the top 10 bars and restaurants in the nation for the quality…

The apiary at The Lodge at St. Edward State Park.

Seattle Buildings Just Let It Bee

There’s a buzz happening throughout the region

You know the Smith Tower as Seattle’s original skyscraper. You know that the 108-year-old, 38-floor tower was once the tallest building west of the Mississippi.   You may not be aware that the 22nd floor is now home to an apiary containing a thriving colony of thousands of honeybees. It is one of several apiaries located…

Diners have several outdoor options on Ballard Avenue Northwest, including at The Ballard Cut.

Dining In, Dining Outdoors in Ballard

Ballard restaurateur Tommy Patrick helped reimagine Ballard’s outdoor dining scene at the start of the pandemic, sparking a trend that’s likely here to stay

In a past reality that seems almost like a dream, Seattle’s outdoor dining existed only in the summer months, when we were all just happy to be in actual sunshine, even if it disappeared as quickly as the tables and umbrellas. Then, during the early days of the pandemic, dining stopped. Everything stopped. From a…

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First Paris Baguette in Washington set to open in 2023

The quick-service restaurant is coming the the Pacific Northwest

Washington state’s first Paris Baguette quick-service restaurant is set to open in early 2023, courtesy of a local businessman and restaurateur hoping to recapture some of his past. Paul Liu, who immigrated to the Seattle area with his family from South Korea when he was 10, developed a fondness for the internationally recognized neighborhood bakery-café…

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Enjoy the 70+ Wineries, Restaurants, Breweries, and More in the Heart of SODO! | Sponsored

Whether you're looking for gameday excitement, a quiet place to enjoy a meal with friends, looking for a new wine, or your next go-to lunch spot, you'll find it all in SODO.

SODO offers a charming glimpse into Seattle’s industrial history and a collection of hidden gems to discover, from specialty shops to great restaurants and unique experiences. Perfect for the foodie explorer, SODO is home to a diverse collection of food and beverage, from locally-operated wineries to familiar fast food. Whatever your craving may be, you…

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Yakima Valley Vintage | Sponsored

Seasonal sipping, fantastic fall colors and vineyard views

It’s time for a wine country road trip! As with any season, you’ll find exceptional Yakima Valley wines where Washington wine was born, but there’s more to the experience this time of year. While you can find tasting rooms in many corners of our state, a fall getaway to wine country is a whole different…

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Turning Hate Into Healing

Seattle food entrepreneur launches company to support #VeryAsian movement

Angela Shen turned anti-Asian hate into healing. In doing so, she bolstered an entire community. Shen, the founder of Savor Seattle Food Tours, created DOMO Collective – an online marketplace for foodie jewelry designed by makers in the Asian American Pacific Islander community – shortly after learning that her friend, former KING 5 anchor Michelle…

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Seattle’s Surprising Food Hot Spot

Eat where the techies do

Seattle’s tech scene has become globally significant. Seattle’s culinary experience in the epicenter of that tech community? Not so much. Until now.  Experience Hawaiian-meets-Korean cuisine at acclaimed restaurant Marination, Middle Eastern mezze at Mamnoon Street, hand-rolled sourdough bagels at Rubinstein and a perfectly balanced beverage from Rachel’s Ginger Beer at Eat Seattle’s “Street Food Tour…

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Foraging For Food

How to find many things of the sea

Oysters can be found throughout the state’s coastal communities.

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Seattle’s First Woman of Whiskey

Carolyn Sellar is blazing new ground as one of only a few Asian women in the world of whiskey

By day, Carolyn Sellar looks after apes, primates, lions and tigers. By night, she’s one of the country’s foremost authorities on whiskey. Sellar, a zookeeper at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, also owns Adventures in Whisky, a Seattle company that has produced hundreds of whiskey-themed events across Washington state. Sellar is also a brand and marketing…

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Publisher’s Note: The True Seattle Influencers

Forget social media. These are the real heroes.

In-flu-ence /ˈinflo͝oəns/. The power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. An emanation of spiritual or moral force. An ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans. With all the attention on “influencers” on social media, I think we’ve lost the true meaning of…

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Every Car Has a Story: ‘I don’t own cars. They own me.’

Blake Siebe takes a most unusual approach to car collecting

There are two kinds of car collectors. The vast majority fit into a sort of “check box” mentality of acquiring cars anointed by others as collector worthy. In contrast, a rare category of car collectors, I might venture to say, are the true cognoscenti who discover vehicles that no one is yet appreciating. They relish in…