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Seattle Coffee Guide: Coffee Carts

What began nearly 30 years ago as a coffee cart gracing various city sidewalks (at one point it was

Monorail Espresso  What began nearly 30 years ago as a coffee cart gracing various city sidewalks (at one point it was situated beneath the monorail) now operates as a walk-up counter near the Banana Republic store on Pike Street. Friendly baristas suggest offerings made from Mukilteo Coffee Co. beans and take orders at a window…

Scoop: Radar Hair and Records

Radar Hair and Records caters to overgrown music lovers

 Have you ever found yourself in mid-haircut, wishing your salon also offered a selection of vinyl LPs and vintage music gear? Us, too! Thankfully, Radar Hair and Records has landed in SoDo. Open since July, the funky space combines the talents of owners Betsy Hansen (formerly of Rusk, Vain and Helmet Head salons) and Johnny…

Scoop:Eddie Bauer Archival Revival

Scoop:Eddie Bauer Archival Revival

Eddie Bauer celebrates 90 years of outdoor outfitting this year with a Smithsonian-caliber archive o

Eddie Bauer celebrates 90 years of outdoor outfitting this year with a Smithsonian-caliber archive of historic items from the Seattle-based brand. Open since May, the archive sweeps adventure aficionados through a timeline of EB’s impressive firsts, including the first American shuttlecock (the company started as a tennis shop in the ’20s and expanded to badminton…

Rockin’ it Old School

Old musicians never die, they just... keep circling the globe on tour

Revisit the classic sounds of Motown with the Temptations and The Four Tops (7/11; 7 p.m.; prices vary; Tulalip Casino, 6410 33rd Ave. NE, Marysville; 800.745.3000; and let the grandfathers of soul take you to “Cloud Nine”—fee-fi-fo-fum, look out baby, ’cause here they come! Next, fly like an eagle to Woodinville for the Steve…

Summer Guide 2010: Outdoor Music

Looking for more summer events? Check out our Festivals and Outdoor Movies guides. SEATTLE Seattle Peace Concert Series6/13–9/19Get out and enjoy Seattle’s city parks at these free, family friendly concerts held on Sundays featuring local and regional musicians. Canned food donations for Northwest Harvest appreciated.Must-see shows/bands: Adrian Xavier (8/29 Volunteer Park), Kuli Loach & Andy Coe…

Shopping Around: November’s Shopping Finds

Our top shopping finds for the month

Wax OnWhen pressed on the inspiration for his new line of apparel and bags, 27-year-old Green Lake–based designer Mike Jolley looks straight down—at his tin-cloth Filson coat, passed down to him by his grandfather. A descendant of cotton farmers, Jolley has taken heritage to heart with the recent debut of his Legacy Clothing “Prospector 2011”…

Seattle Coffee Guide: Starbucks and Tully’s

The Changing Face of Starbucks After being shunned by the cool kids for seeming too corporate, Starbucks wants to be popular again. Over the past year, the chain has been trying on new outfits faster than a teenage girl getting ready for the prom, especially in the coffee epicenter of Capitol Hill. Kambiz Hemati, Starbucks’…

Scoop: Theo Chocolates x Reese’s Peanut Butter

Theo continues to prove that everything goes better with chocolate

The Fremont-based organic chocolate purveyor Theo has gained a well-earned reputation for fair trade cacao bean sourcing as well as innovative collaborations—for example, creating chocolates in cahoots with perfumers, tea makers and local Fremont Brewing. This month, Theo continues to prove that everything goes better with chocolate by way of its “Chef Session,” a limited-edition…

Scoop: Online Pie

Chris Porter delivers homemade dessert door to door from Seattle’s first online pie shop

It’s a classic American story: Chris Porter, a former TV news reporter in Indiana, was at a crossroads in his career when he decided to reject the obvious path in favor of pursuing a lifelong dream—a life of pie. “I grew up making pie in my mother’s kitchen,” he says. “I’m a huge pie fanatic.”…

Lilith Fair

Lilth cofounder Sarah McLachlan bringst sister power to the Gorge

After an 11-year hiatus, the female-fronted music fest Lilith Fair is back with a bang-up lineup, including Erykah Badu, Colbie Caillat, A Fine Frenzy, Ann Atomic, Sheryl Crow and Lilith Fair cofounder Sarah McLachlan. That’s grrrl power to the nth degree. 7/3 .3 p.m. Prices vary. Gorge Amphitheatre, George; 509.785.6262;  

Seattle Summer Guide 2010

Hallelujah! Summer is finally here!

Category: teaser headlines   Hallelujah! Summer is finally here! As locals know, from the first moment the sun starts showing its big yellow head, we’re in our short sleeves and aiming to spend as many hours outdoors as possible. Looking for ways to fill those gloriously long days? Our annual summer guide features countless…

Editor's Note: The Steaks are High

Editor’s Note: The Steaks are High

Meat is in, it's not only Lady Gaga going ga-ga over meat

When Lady Gaga donned her meat dress for the MTV Video Music Awards the week before we shipped this magazine to the printer, it wasn’t quite what we had in mind to bring attention to meat. (But seriously, didn’t that dress drape nicely? And butcher string to lace up the “shoes”? Brilliant. Note to self:…

Seattle Coffee Guide: The Independent Shops

Caffè Umbria Pioneer Square SHOP founded in 2005 (Company founded in 2002)Beans: Caffè UmbriaMost popular drink: AmericanoWi-Fi: None (gasp!)Caffè Umbria is a split shot: one part Pioneer Square (exposed brick) and one part Perugia (Italian tile and ceramic). OK, make that two parts Perugia: Not only is the espresso machine imported from Italy, so is…

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