Food & Drink

Food We Love: Gelato

D’Ambrosio Gelato is making small-batch gelato so good that the lines are out the door, even on not-

In the last few years, myriad frozen-treat shops have come onto the scene, so D’Ambrosio Gelato’s opening (5339 Ballard Ave. NW; 206.327.9175; dambrosiogelato.com) registered only a tiny ripple on my radar. That was before I got my first lick of the thick, dense, velvety stuff. Owners Marco and Enzo D’Ambrosio—Enzo is a university-certified master gelataio—are…

The Foodies Calendar: Oyster Fest

The Foodies Calendar: Oyster Fest

October 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. OysterFest Mason County Fairgrounds, 751 W Fairgrounds Road, Shelton; 360.426.2021; oysterfest.org ? Ahoy, seafood fanatics! Set sail for Shelton on the Olympic Peninsula and catch OysterFest, the 29th annual West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship and Washington State Seafood Festival. The event offers a taste of Washington’s best oceanic hors d’oeuvres,…

Datebook: The Puyallup Fair

Sure, there’s the rodeo and all manner of sticky fair food, but the fair is serving up an impressive

REASONS TO ‘DO THE PUYALLUP’Sure, there’s the rodeo and all manner of sticky fair food, but the fair is serving up an impressive scoop of classic American music, too. First, catch one of country’s greatest renaissance men, Kenny Rogers (9/13, 7:30 p.m.) who, after six decades in the business, still knows when to hold ’em…

October 2010: Parental Guidance

Local news, tips and products for families

Ahead of the class In the latest revolution to hit Seattle, the insurgents are kids armed with knives—and a desire to learn to cook. Called Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Seattle (JOFRS), it’s the brainchild of Suzuki+Chou PR maven Hsiao-Ching Chou, former Seattle Post-Intelligencer food editor and a regular contributor to the Balancing Act blog at…

DATEBOOK: HEY, NOW

Seattle's indie darling Hey Marseilles goes national

Although early-’90s alt-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket may technically be headlining an upcoming show at the Moore Theatre, we’re willing to bet opening band Hey Marseilles is the reason most people snap up tickets. Started in 2006 by Nick Ward, Matt Bishop and Philip Kobernik while students at the University of Washington, the band has…

Summer Guide 2010: Wallingford

You know it

You know it’s summer when the lines at Molly Moon’s (1622 N 45th St.; 206.547.5105; mollymoonicecream.com) stretch around the block and fleets of kites are flying high at Gas Works Park. WallingfordGrab a sidewalk seat for the Wallingford Kiddies Parade (July 10, 11a.m.; 206.632.3165; wallingford.org), in which children show off the true meaning of “pageantry.”…

Grey Matters: Life After the Jetsons

Grey Matters: Life After the Jetsons

Seattle Center was born in the Space Age, but as it approaches its 50th anniversary, the issues are

There’s nothing so antique as the future. Seattle Center embodies that. The site of the Century 21 Exposition in 1962, it remains a Space Age fly caught in amber. There are few old world’s fair sites as intact as ours. The Space Needle, the monorail, the “space gothic” arches of the Science Center, all now…

Seattle Coffee Guide: Locally Roasted Beans

The bean has arrived. Once a mere commodity, coffee beans in the past decade or so have been treated

The bean has arrived. Once a mere commodity, coffee beans in the past decade or so have been treated like wine grapes—coddled, encouraged and coaxed into their full potential. Now, more than ever, the coffee bean’s pedigree is everything.  As with many culinary offshoots, the coffee world has adopted the term “terroir”—the special characteristics of…

Urban Safari: Madrona

A peaceful hilltop neighborhood nestled between Lake Washington and the Central District

 This peaceful hilltop neighborhood nestled between Lake Washington and the Central District is best known for local faves such as the Hi Spot (killer breakfasts), St. Clouds (delicious all day long) and the Madrona Ale House (as popular with kids as with grownups). But several new shops and restaurants along 34th Avenue between Pike and…

Hot Button: Checks and Balance

Banks are getting out of the business of forcing overdraft protection on their customers. Will that

Checks and BalanceThanks to a particular high-volume coffee retailer and a piece of plastic that eliminates the need to fumble for cash, the morning latte that Seattle made famous has gone from luxury indulgence to routine convenience. But is that convenient indulgence worth the $35 you could end up paying for it? The “$35 latte”…

Restaurant Review: Seattle’s Best Teriyaki

So, The New York Times thinks teriyaki spots constitute quintessential Seattle dining? Fine. Here

“I never eat teriyaki.” This is the food equivalent of the common Seattle “I don’t own a TV” mating call. Well, I would never miss Gossip Girl, and I eat teriyaki. Unironically. (OK, I’m not sure how you eat lunch ironically, but I know people who could pull it off.) When John T. Edge called…

Summer Guide 2010: Georgetown

The resurgence of Georgetown is a success story that other neighborhoods would love to duplicate, an

Category: seattlepi.com teaser headlines   The resurgence of Georgetown is a success story that other neighborhoods would love to duplicate, and while the industrial vibe might not seem to lend itself to lighthearted summer revelry, in reality, the gritty streets bring plenty in the way of sunny pleasures. Tour the GroundsAs part of Georgetown’s centennial…

The Gates Foundation: Portal to Opportunities

More than a visual reminder of its altruism, the Gates Foundation’s new campus may do for Seattle w

Bright copper skin shines along the sweeping arm of a building on the new Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation campus at the edge of Seattle Center. The brilliant surface seems to reflect the weight of world hopes and of distinctly regional ambitions. For as the largest charitable foundation in the world gives away about $3…

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