Food & Drink

Fave Five: Eggs, Gin, Books, Clothes

Discover, or reintroduce yourself, to these noteworthy Seattle treasures

By Heather Lowenthal April 7, 2023

Woodland Mod Home Decor

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2023 issue of Seattle magazine.

1 BRUNCH is practically a competitive sport for restaurants in Seattle and one of the top contenders is Single Shot. This Capitol Hill dinner spot offers a sophisticated twist on familiar late morning fare: avocado toast, bacon hash, and a tight selection of things made with eggs. Plan for tricky parking, and the entrance discreet, but once you’re indoors the setting is cozy 1920s meets modern minimalist chic. It is for people 21-plus, so do what we do; leave your kids with a sitter and make it a date-day.

Photog by Andrew Pogue


2 FIND COMFORT in the simple minimalist beauty of hand-crafted everyday objects at Woodland Mod Home Decor. You’ll find thoughtful ceramic and glass tableware, books on architecture and food, natural fiber blankets, small furniture pieces, prints, and even well-designed dishes for your pets. All inspire “hygge” (pronounced hue-gah), the Danish word for coziness. Don’t be surprised if you leave feeling as though you’ve been hugged.



Photo by bhofack2 / iStock

3 POUR a glass of small batch spirits from award-winning Seattle distillery, Big Gin. Its London Dry offers a fragrant blend of juniper mixed with a selection of green things that stir up orange warm memories of summertime in the Northwest. Locally crafted and distributed, you can find it at most Seattle restaurants or sip a glass of “summer” at home when you pick up a bottle at most local grocery stores.


Photo Courtesy of the Seattle Public Library

4 SHOP for books of all genres for free with a Seattle Public Library card. makes searching and requesting books easy, and you can check out up to 20 titles. No, the library doesn’t deliver. Yes, it has downloadable ebooks. But here’s the best part: You never have to pay to download a book or cram another half-read mistake onto your overpopulated shelves. Simply return the free books whenever you’re finished with them. No receipt needed and no judgment.


5 DISCOVER emerging fashion designers from thousands of independent boutiques united under one site, Garmentory, a Seattle-based online fashion marketplace. Its intent is to promote small businesses selling sustainable, slow fashion. Some of the notable brands you’ll find include Paloma Wool, No. 6, Ganni, LOQ, and LouLou Studio. You can also sell your pre-loved clothes and accessories. It’s good to recycle, and it may help to pay for that new pair of mules.

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