Food & Drink

'The Joy of Costco'

‘The Joy of Costco’

Fans write a book detailing everything you’d ever want to know about Costco, and more

New York residents David and Susan Schwartz love shopping at Costco Wholesale. So much, in fact, that the couple wrote a book about it. The 272-page book is also full of tips for shopping at the warehouse giant, making it a handy guide for those tackling their holiday shopping at Costco this season.

Around the World, Sip by Sip (Part Two)

Around the World, Sip by Sip (Part Two)

Quench your thirst for travel without leaving Seattle

Like wine, mezcal and pisco have been carefully produced in their native countries, Mexico and Peru, for centuries, with each farm, grower, and distiller imparting characteristics that cannot be separated from the land itself. Step into these regions with a glass in hand and conjure the magical streets of Oaxaca or Cusco. Bring the same taste for adventure you would to travel by sampling these exotic spirits from around the globe here in Seattle.

Taking Shots From a Screen

Taking Shots From a Screen

Social media has become a hotbed of misinformation. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Porismata Borah, a social media expert at Washington State University, delves into media psychology. In a conversation with Seattle magazine, Borah, along with Mike Caulfield and Joseph Barnes, prominent Seattle social media experts, discusses the challenges in modern communication and the potential for meaningful conversations on online platforms.

A Taste of Europe Comes to Seattle for Christmas

A Taste of Europe Comes to Seattle for Christmas

Monthlong celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving

A scene reminiscent of old Europe will be on full display at Seattle Center this holiday season when the city’s first-ever Seattle Christmas Market opens for a monthlong celebration. Inspired by historic German Christmas markets, the Seattle Christmas Market opened Nov. 24 and runs through Christmas Eve at Fisher Pavilion and South Fountain lawn at…

Shop Seattle 2023

Shop Seattle 2023

Seattle Magazine's Holiday Gift Guide: A curated selection of fun gifts from small businesses

As we jump into the holidays, take a walk with me through the city of Seattle and beyond to find the best local shops for perfect holiday gifts. Whether you’re searching for a family member, friend, or co-worker, there’s no shortage of great gifts in our beautiful city. Treats Who doesn’t love sweets? Let’s tackle…

Around the World, Sip by Sip (Part One) 

Around the World, Sip by Sip (Part One) 

Quench your thirst for travel without leaving Seattle

Whether it’s a dry rosé that evokes the sense memory of a sunbaked afternoon in Provence, or a crisp pilsner that brings back a boisterous Prague beer hall, libations transport our minds to faraway lands. The next time you go out, bring the same sense of adventure you would to travel by sampling one of…

Five Things to Eat in November

Five Things to Eat in November

No need to wait for the holiday spread. Make every meal as comforting and celebratory as the feast ahead.

So often around this time of year, our attention turns to the holiday feast — the giant bird, abundant sides, and numerous pies — such that we forget how everyday meals can be regular opportunities to treat ourselves. Family-owned restaurants are returning to classic recipes and bringing a sense of comfort and ease to our…

Love at First Spark

Love at First Spark

Redmond pizza joint earns another honor

Italy loves Spark Pizza. The venerable Redmond restaurant has been named one of the Top 50 Pizzerias in the United States for the second consecutive year by Italian publication 50topizza.it. The online guide recognizes the best pizzerias in the world and is updated annually. Spark last year finished No. 48. It finished No. 31 this…

Higher Ed’s Big Test

Higher Ed’s Big Test

State’s Top Education Leaders Emphasize Transformation During A Time Of Great Upheaval

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce and her colleagues are still trying to digest recent Supreme Court rulings that shook the foundation of higher education. In a matter of days, the High Court banned the use of affirmative action during the college admissions process and struck down President Biden’s student-loan forgiveness plan. It represented…

Eat Your Vegetables

Eat Your Vegetables

Make the most of seasonal produce with these recipes

The parking garage is under a vitamin shop, across the street from an apartment complex. It’s trash pickup day so the garbage cans are stinky and overflowing. A few crows bounce through puddles in the alley, waiting for me to pass so they can get back to doing whatever it is crows do when no…

Westfield Southcenter launches Restaurant Row

Westfield Southcenter launches Restaurant Row

The mall is in the midst of a culinary upgrade

Get ready for Restaurant Row at Westfield Southcenter. The entire north side of the Tukwila shopping center has established a new dining district. Dubbed “Restaurant Row,” the emerging culinary hub is introducing several new concepts, beginning with Mr. Dim sum this winter. Gen Korean and another new concept will open later next year. Each restaurant…

This is a barrel of fun

This is a barrel of fun

What’s believed to be the world’s first international whiskey trail has been created right here in the Northwest. The new Northwest Whiskey Trail features seven distilleries in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. It has two Seattle stops: Copperworks Distilling Co. and Westland Distillery.  Visitors pick up a passport at the first distillery they visit and…

Nationally Touring Play ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Uses Music As A History Lesson

Nationally Touring Play ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Uses Music As A History Lesson

The play, by Lauren Yee, offers a glimpse of the country’s pre-Khmer Rouge music scene, with songs by Dengue Fever alongside classic Cambodian oldies

Cambodia of the 1960s and ‘70s boasted a thriving music scene. With artists combining traditional Cambodian music forms with global rock and pop influences from the United States, Europe and Latin America, they created a unique sound—which was all sadly cut short when the Khmer Rouge took over the country in 1975. Many musicians from…

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