Food & Drink

Reviews: Flying Fish, Marjorie & Fatty’s Corner

Allison Austin Scheff reviews what's new in Seattle dining scene

Flying Fish Owner/chef Christine Keff’s Flying Fish, which opened in Belltown way back in 1995, built a reputation on great seafood but, boy, did the interior need an update. Instead of spiffing up the old girl, Keff moved her to South Lake Union in May to start over in a neighborhood with new life (and…

Tacoma Art Museum’s Glimmering Gone

Two contemporary artists prove all that glitters is not gold

Talk about ambitious art projects. Glimmering Gone, at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass, pairs two esteemed artists working on different continents. Sweden’s Ingalena Klenell makes lacy landscapes of glass that resemble icicles, snowflakes and the thin crust that forms on puddles in winter. America’s Beth Lipman creates dead birds, intricate breastplate necklaces and wreaths of glass…

Hot Button: Class Struggles

In pursuit of excellence and equal opportunity, Seattle Public Schools has to convince parents that

Seattle Public Schools will reverse a longstanding tradition of allowing parents to choose their kids’ schools when it phases in a new “neighborhood school” student assignment plan in September for students in kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades. The district rewrote its 30-year-old boundaries and is now assigning students to schools closer to their homes. The…

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…

Seattle Coffee Guide: Seattle Coffee Shops

Given the throngs of people filling Seattle’s countless coffee shops morning, noon and night, it’s a

Given the throngs of people filling Seattle’s countless coffee shops morning, noon and night, it’s a wonder any of the city’s office buildings are occupied at all. The phenomenon speaks to our sincere love of java, but also our fervent belief in the essential “third place” between work and home.   The Independents Shops: Given the…

Hot Button: Will Rossi Resuscitate the state GOP?

While many wonder if Dino Rossi is the Grand Old Party pooper, state Republicans are counting on him

Category: teaser headlines   State Republicans to watch Rob McKenna: Washington’s attorney general, McKenna is very smart and very ambitious. He’s a plainspoken policy wonk, has a base of support in the Democrats’ stronghold of King County, and has already won statewide office. He is the early favorite to win the 2012 governor’s race. Reagan Dunn:…

Governing: Money For Nothing

As King County contemplates a catastrophic budget shortfall, voters in November may not have to worr

Money For NothingPoliticians like to joke that people want two things from government: fewer taxes and more services. In the coming years, the joke is going to be on the people as that old saw is reversed: Government will tax more and cut back on what it provides. The Great Recession has battered tax revenues,…

Food We Love: Queen of Banana

Royal Flush

There is no food I crave more than the vibrant fare at Noodle Boat Thai Cuisine (Issaquah, 700 NW Gilman Blvd.; 425.391.8096; This humble restaurant is run by a family whose devotion to quality includes a six-week working vacation in Thailand each year to produce the authentic, hellishly hot chile paste that finds its…

Summer Guide 2010: South Lake Union & Eastlake

With its ongoing construction (and a major Mercer Street overhaul set to begin this summer), South L

With its ongoing construction (and a major Mercer Street overhaul set to begin this summer), South Lake Union still feels as if it’s in its infancy. But as summer events attest, this baby is ready to party. South Lake UnionCruise the LakeSeeking nautical adventure on South Lake Union? You have your choice of two distinct…

Lifestyle: Desktop Storage Solutions

Lifestyle: Desktop Storage Solutions

Kelley Moore goes back to school in style with simple storage solutions for little scholars

Between the math assignments, art supplies and ever-mounting piles (backpack, sweatshirt, soccer cleats—wait, what is that green thing?), it can be tricky enough to organize your kids, let alone your entire home. In the spirit of students going back to school, I created a homework-ready desk with a few stylish, savvy ideas to aid busy…

Seattle Coffee Guide: What the Locals Order

We asked some of our city's celebs to reveal their morning-coffee rituals. Here's what they told us.

P Smoov, Hip hop artist with Mad Rad and Fresh Espresso Quad shot Americano with soy milk, preferably at Caffé Vita, but he’ll go anywhere that has cute, flirtatious baristas.   Linda Derschang, Queen of clubsCappuccino, straight up Jesse Jones, KING 5 News consumer reporterHomemade (by his wife) double-shot caramel latte using Fidalgo Bay coffee Rick…

Grey Matters: Outside Influence

Grey Matters: Outside Influence

Nothing like a good ‘beach baptism’ to show Seattle’s next generation the fragile, precious beauty o

The tide is out, revealing a great seaweed-matted mud flat. Gulls are scattered on it like huge, mobile, white-feathered clamshells. They strut at the water’s edge, looking for stragglers and snacks the receding tide has left behind. A few come too close to a great blue heron, which flaps its wings, driving them off as…

Urban Safari: Denny Triangle

Whatever its name, the 'hood is home to a trove of new businesses along Westlake Avenue and a fresh

Denny Triangl The little slice of Seattle wedged between South Lake Union and downtown, anchored by Whole Foods beneath the Pan Pacific Hotel, is sometimes referred to as Denny Triangle, but has also been called the Gateway District. (We hereby declare it the South Lake Union Gateway, or SLUG.) Whatever its name, the ‘hood is…

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