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State of Play

State of Play

Casinos embark on major expansions

The Tulalip Resort Casino just launched a 70,000-plus-square-foot expansion in addition to a major renovation of its 192,000-square-foot property. The Snoqualmie Casino is in the midst of a $400 million expansion that includes a hotel and new convention, concert, and meeting spaces. It plans to open the 10-story hotel and expanded casino early next year.

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Our Favorite New Spring Food Books

Our Favorite New Spring Food Books

A chaotic cook, the Herbfarm, food, and feminism

Spring is the new holiday season, at least when it comes to local authors releasing new food-centric books and cookbooks. This season, they’re raining down on us like cherry blossoms in the UW quad and sprouting up faster than Yakima asparagus.

Fremont Brewing Sold

Fremont Brewing Sold

The popular Seattle brewer is joining forces with Pike Brewing

Seattle Hospitality Group has acquired a controlling interest in Seattle’s Fremont Brewing, three years after it acquired another iconic Seattle company, Pike Brewing.

Seattle Restaurant Week Starts Sunday

Seattle Restaurant Week Starts Sunday

Get some great deals while supporting favorite establishments

For two weeks, you can eat your heart out in Seattle and surrounding neighborhoods during Seattle Restaurant Week. From April 14-27, prepare for exclusive, budget-friendly menus at over 200 restaurants throughout the city.

The Region's Best Mexican Food is in a Snohomish County Parking Lot 

The Region’s Best Mexican Food is in a Snohomish County Parking Lot 

Hidden Gems Weekend Market is again open for business

Among the 20 aisles of some 300 vendors selling everything from Native American beadwork to the classic flea market assortments of knickknacks and hardware, sits the Northwest’s biggest and best assortment of regional Mexican cuisine, street foods, and snacks.

Tastes of Oaxaca

Tastes of Oaxaca

Alebrijes Oaxaca Kitchen food truck rolls into White Center 

Colorful strands of papel picado flutter above the new turquoise Alebrijes Oaxacan Kitchen food truck in White Center, as if flagging down bystanders to stop in for memelas, tlayudas, and masa-thickened mushroom soup.

Cream of the Chop: Top Chef Kaleena Bliss

Cream of the Chop: Top Chef Kaleena Bliss

Washington native competes on popular Bravo cooking competition

Seattleites will spot a familiar face on the latest season of Top Chef, set in Wisconsin this year. Chef Kaleena Bliss competes for the coveted title on the longstanding cooking competition franchise, now in its 21st year.

New and Classic Wineries Collide at Taste Washington

New and Classic Wineries Collide at Taste Washington

The event, now in its third decade, showcases more than 200 Washington wineries

Brian Carter has been participating in Taste Washington since its inception in 1998, when it was held at the historic Paramount Theatre. At the time he was teaming up with Harry Alhadeff to craft wines under the Apex Cellars, Washington Hills, and W.B. Bridgeman labels…

Their Spirits Were Not Broken

Their Spirits Were Not Broken

Ballard’s only distillery finally opens after years of setbacks

Covid caused multiple delays in the fabrication of their stills in Germany. A 140-day concrete workers strike created more chaos during build-out, as did city permitting issues. Much of their equipment burned to the ground in a Kent warehouse fire…

A Delicious Start to Women Making History Month 

A Delicious Start to Women Making History Month 

Start by supporting these women-owned restaurants, wineries, and breweries

Join us in raising a glass to some of the women chefs, winemakers, brewers, and business owners who make Seattle and Washington’s culinary and imbibe scene so dynamic.   

Valentine’s Day Roundup

Valentine’s Day Roundup

A few of our favorites for the big date night

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday, meaning many restaurants will get a mid-week bump to bolster the usually busier weekend day and night shifts. Some restaurants are extending special Valentine’s Day menus and other promotions through the weekend…

Toasting Sobriety

Toasting Sobriety

Cheeky & Dry, Seattle’s first non-alcoholic bottle shop, offers a full lineup of zero-proof beverages   

Head into almost any bar, restaurant, or purveyor of spirits, and you’ll notice a growing trend: the presence of non-alcoholic adult beverages…

A Slice Above the Rest

A Slice Above the Rest

With grace and grit, Niles Peacock has worked his way to the top of the pizza world

“This has to be a joke.” That’s the first thing that passed through Niles Peacock’s head as he stood reading the results of the 2022 International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas…

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