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The Must List: August

Our Top To-Do’s For August

Bike In Pee-Wee’s Big AdventureIt’s hard to believe Pee-wee Herman made his silver screen debut 25 years ago, but what better way to celebrate that fact than biking to Cal Anderson Park for Northwest Film Forum’s annual bike-in and watching his Big Adventure on the big screen, al fresco? Whee! 8/28. 8 p.m. Free. Cal…

Summer Guide 2010: Festivals

Category: seattlepi.com teaser headlines   From the arts to food, here’s our guide to the area’s best summer fests. Looking for more summer events? Check out our Outdoor Music and Outdoor Movies guides. JUNE Edmonds Arts Festival6/18–6/20What to expect: One of the Northwest’s oldest and largest arts festivals, this three-day event takes place against the scenic…

Style: Tailor Made with James Todd

Gene Juarez's James Todd adds a spirited twist to the Tom Ford skinny suit with pops of pattern

WHY WE LOVE HIS LOOK: It’s only fitting that James Todd has “creative” embedded in his job title. As a creative director for Gene Juarez Salons, Todd’s artistic vision extends from sleek haircuts to his thoughtful approach to suiting. “I’m notoriously formal,” he jokes about his trademark weekday attire, typically a luxe suit accented with…

Scoop: W.C. Afield

If nature calls while you're in the Wedgewood neighborhood, make use of Seattle's first public compo

W.C. AfieldGardeners at Wedgwood’s Picardo Farm P-Patch have new cause for relief—a composting toilet. Similar to toilets installed on U.S. Forest Service land, the Clivus Multrum M54 Trailhead single-station model arrived on the scene in April, acquired and installed with the help of a $15,000 City Neighborhood Matching Fund award. Dubbed “the Picaloo” by the…

Hot Button: How Green is Thy Lumber?

Seattle's green building community questions which wood is good enough

Say you’re an environmentally conscious consumer looking to build a new deck. You head to Dunn Lumber on Lake Union and stare at seemingly identical stacks of lumber. Which is the most eco-friendly? It’s hard to tell. Should you just buy the most expensive wood and assume it must be the greenest? What about that…

Meet the Producer: Proper British Bacon and Meats

Got the fever? Proper British Bacon & Meats has the cure

Last year, when a Scottish friend of Robin Halbert’s began spreading word around the Microsoft campus that Robin and his wife, Calli, were creating British-style bacon, the orders started pouring in. The couple began making regular deliveries to Redmond, and the word kept spreading. In February, the Halberts created a website: properbritishbacon.com. In April, they…

Datebook: Recess Monkey

This popular trio of Seattle elementary schoolteachers write and perform wacky, Beatles-influenced s

9/18 This popular trio of Seattle elementary schoolteachers write and perform wacky, Beatles-influenced sing-along songs about subjects such as moon boots and a “Ukulalien” (a ukulele-playing alien, of course). But the best part about these 6-year-olds-at-heart is that their music is good enough that parents actually enjoy it too. Join in for foot-stomping, hand-clapping, chicken-dancing romps…

Editor’s Note: The Outsiders

If you aspire to be “an outsider” but fall in the clueless category like me, this is the issue for y

The Outsiders We all have that friend—the one we admire for his or her ability to do something for which we are completely missing a gene. It may be the friend who effortlessly throws lavish dinner parties. Or the one who remembers every special occasion and every birthday. For me, it’s my friends who are…

Seattle Coffee Guide: Coffee Shop Combos

Find unique blends at These Seattle shops where sipping is no longer a singular obsession

BARK! ESPRESSO Bring Fido for a cup of joe where dogs and their humans can mingle with their coffee (roasted by Caffe Vita) in the Hound Hang Out Café located next door at GREAT DOG. Canine-less customers are also welcome to their own haven right inside BARK! 11335 Roosevelt Way N.E. 206.364.0185 SIP AND SHIPSipping,…

Style: Parisian Flair with Carolin Meesier

Restaurateur Carolin Messier adds dramatic European finesse to her locally gathered vintage wardrobe

WHY WE LOVE IT: From her bright red lipstick to the ever-present pearls, north Capitol Hill resident Carolin Messier would have looked perfectly at ease in a 1940s French film noir, sipping café coffee in a sassy, tailored suit and Mary Jane heels. The spirited sometime pastry chef and full-time owner of the Harvest Vine…

Datebook: Pavement

Pavement--One of the first bands in America to embody the term “alternative rock”

9/5 One of the first bands in America to embody the term “alternative rock,” Pavement came onto the scene in the early ’90s. Playing together for the first time in 10 years, their “one time only” reunion tour will feature the California–based band’s biggest songs (also celebrated on their album Quarantine: The Best of Pavement,…

Summer Guide 2010: Mural Quiz

Category: seattlepi.com teaser headlines   1. In Greenwood, near 85th Street and 3rd Avenue. Painted by John Osgood. 2. In Green Lake, between the lake and Woodland Park Zoo, under Aurora Avenue. Painted by Josh Howard. 3. In West Seattle, outside Café Revo (2940 Southwest Avalon Way). Painted by Glenn Case. 4. In Sodo, near…

The Foodie's Blind Spot

The Foodie’s Blind Spot

Seattle mag food editor Allison Austin Scheff reconciles her struggle with eating only sustainable,

In January, seattle magazine’s Grey Matters columnist Knute Berger aired our dirty teriyaki-loving laundry all over the front page of The New York Times food section, when he was quoted in an article on Seattle’s love of teriyaki thusly: “Seattle likes to talk about local foods, about ridiculous things like fiddlehead coulis. Seattle yuppies love…

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