Food & Culture

22 True Value Lunches, Mariners Opener, First Thursday Art Walk, Hub and Bespoke and a More

Our top to-do's for the week

By Seattle Mag April 7, 2011


Must Cheer
Mariners Opening Day: Live Macklemore Performance
Friday (4/8) –
For the first time in 35 seasons, Dave Niehaus’ trademark baritone commentary will be silent. But as the old saying goes, the game must go on. To kick off their home opener against the Cleveland Indians, the M’s will honor the beloved announcer who passed away in November at the age of 75. (See our April essay on Niehaus by former Seattle P-I reporter Ellis Conklin.) Mariners fans might not have a whole lot to look forward to in terms of a winning season but thanks to Seattle rapper Macklemore, who will be performing his new tribute to  Niehaus, “My Oh My.” Gates open at 4:40 p.m. Safeco Field, SoDo. For more information on opening day and to find out where you can watch the game, visit

Must Taste
22 True Value Lunches

Each year, for the annual Best Restaurants issue, our critics go from luxe to low brow (and everywhere in between) in search of great tastes. This year, we went at the task with a new measuring stick: We wanted to find restaurants that leave us walking on air, but with the feeling that we absolutely got our money’s worth. Here are our picks for the very best value lunches in the city. Did we miss one of your faves? Leave us a comment and share your picks.

Must Shop
Hub and Bespoke

Charming biking-lifestyle shop Hub and Bespoke opened its doors last spring, displaying an impressive collection of locally made clothing and cycling accessories, including weather-resistant leather bags from CARP Leather Goods. Hub and Bespoke, 513 N 36th St.; 206.547.5730;

Must Walk
First Thursday Art Walk
Thursday (3/10) –
Head to Pioneer Square for the city’s  for its monthly art walk. Don’t miss Linda Hodges Gallery, featuring Jennifer Beeden Snow’s paintings of swimming pools, and Greg Kucera Gallery, where Joe Biel’s little monkeys await your gaze. Noon-8 p.m. Free. For a map of art walk galleries and locations visit


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