Food & Culture

Summer Guide 2010: Queen Anne & Magnolia

The highest of Seattle

The highest of Seattle’s seven hills, Queen Anne offers spectacular views in every direction—one of many reasons to scale its heights in the summertime. Dine Out(side)Sip a sublime absinthe-spiked Rye-se & Shine cocktail, snack on farro fries and people watch on the sweet sun patio of newcomer Emmer&Rye (1825 Queen Anne Ave. N; 206.282.0680;….

Restaurant Review: June

A starched interior gives way to insanely good honey-cured pork chops

It’s bittersweet to see that the lovely gray wallpaper that once graced the interior of Madrona’s Cremant has come down, making way for June’s similar look of starched sophistication—matte-gray banquettes punched up with grass-green chairs and vaguely nautical lampshades. But as long as chef/owner Vuong Loc keeps that insanely good honey-cured pork chop on his…

Datebook: Burn the Floor

Skip Dancing with the Stars and experience the real deal

BURN THE FLOOR9/14–9/19 Skip Dancing with the Stars and experience the real deal. This explosive two-hour show of international ballroom dance consists of 10 dances—five Latin American and five traditional ballroom. The show unites top dancers from all over the globe who have spent a lifetime honing their craft. You’ll feel the heat when the…

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…

October 2010: Must List

Our top to-do's for the month

 Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso Unless you’ve been working at the International Space Station for the past six months, you’re probably aware there’s a Picasso exhibit in Seattle this fall. It’s a genuine big deal, featuring more than 150 works—representing all 80 years of Pablo Picasso’s career—pulled from his personal collection, by which he…

Urban Safari: The Melrose Project

Urban Safari: The Melrose Project

The new Melrose Project is a true marketplace, featuring an eclectic abundance of goods—all with an

Nestled inTO the triangular block of a remodeled 1920s-era automotive shop on Capitol Hill between Pike and Pine along Melrose Avenue (across the street from Bauhaus Books & Coffee), the new Melrose Project is a true marketplace, featuring an eclectic abundance of goods—all with an emphasis on local. This urban refuge amid old-growth-timber beams, steel…


Don't miss this captivating film that follows young women's terrifying stories in the Democratic Rep

The first production in Intiman’s new five-year International Cycle (in which the theater collaborates with artists and companies from across the globe), Ruined traces the tragic story of young women faced with unspeakable violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite the horrors of their rain-forest brothel, the women survive—sometimes on crumbs of hope and…

Summer Guide 2010: Waterfront & Bainbridge Island

Nothing reminds you of why you live here like a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island.

Waterfront Many locals try to steer clear of downtown during the summer months, but here are just a few reasons to venture forth among the out-of-towners. On the waterfront at Pier 66, try the mahi mahi tacos from the walk-up counter at Anthony’s Fish Bar (2201 Alaskan Way; 206.448.6688; Sitting on the patio right…

Hot Button: Spirited Debate

Although previous attempts have failed, in November Washington voters will have a double shot at get

Two measures that would allow Washingtonians to buy bourbon and bacon in the same establishment—and take the state government out of the $849 million–per-year business of selling and distributing hard liquor altogether—are headed for the November ballot. Depending on your persuasion, the initiatives, if passed, will either end the state’s Prohibition-era monopoly, thus giving consumers…

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