April 2009

Seattle Restaurants that Stand the Test of Time

Seattle Restaurants that Stand the Test of Time

They say most restaurants won’t live to see their second birthday. A look back at the exceptional re

100+ YearsManeki(1905, International District)What it brought to the table: Seattle’s first sushi bar and tatami rooms, and good Japanese home cooking. Why we still love it: At Maneki we’re surrounded by reminders of our historic connection to the Pacific Rim, and we adore the good, no-frills cooking. 50+ YearsCanlis(1950, Queen Anne)What it brought to the table:…

2009 WA Wine Awards: Best of the Rest

From Winemaker to Watch to Best Emerging Varietals, we've got the best in Washington wines in 12 mor

Category: Eat + Drink Articles   Best Emerging VarietalMalbecOriginally a blending grape in the Bordeaux region of France and then a varietal in Argentina, this grape is cropping up in Washington because of its ability to grow well in the hot days and cool nights of eastern Washington. Malbec is primarily a moderate to dark,…

Shopping Around: April’s Shopping Finds

Cherry-picked boots for the young set, heirloom chocolate at Claudio Corallo and gourmet food on Phi

Category: Shopping + Fashion Articles    The Goods:  Puddles are no match for your mischievous tyke in these fanciful red and blue cherry print boots from Kent-based Washington Shoe Company. With 100 percent waterproof natural rubber and a nonslip sole, the boots also have a cozy net lining that will help keep little feet dry and…

Scoop: Send Your Kid Packing

A local company does lunch (at school)

Category: Eat + Drink Articles   You’re racing around the kitchen half-dressed, getting yourself ready for work and your kids ready for school—mascara wand in one hand and the mayonnaise jar in the other—when one kid announces she suddenly hates turkey, and the other insists he’ll eat nothing else. Enter Fantazimo Food, Inc., an Edmonds-based…

Profile: Fran Fare

Seattle chocolatier Fran Bigelow celebrates a new store and her connection to President Obama

Category: Eat + Drink Articles   Name: Fran BigelowTitle: Founder and owner of Fran’s Chocolates On having Barack Obama as a fan: “It’s really fun…really a surprise…[it] energizes everyone else who comes in.”Why her custom boxes have hand-tied satin ribbons: “They should look as good as they taste.”Favorite chocolate accompaniment: Port.  On whether she ever gets sick…

Local Authority: Upper Crust

A local coffeehouse maven takes her offerings up a notch with High 5 Pies

Category: Eat + Drink Articles   Dani Cone is one passionate pie lady. After opening Fuel Coffee in 2005, the Seattleite branched into the pie-making business last December with High 5 Pies. Why pie? Cone, 32, argues pie isn’t just for dessert—it’s delicious any time of the day, especially with your morning joe. Her handmade…

Scoop: Morphing Menus

How have Seattle

Category: Eat + Drink Articles   How have Seattle’s longstanding restaurants survived? Perpetually popular menu items. While a “tantalizing butter sauce” from the 1950s may have been replaced by today’s “spiced mango coulis” (likewise, a mysterious “dressing” was booted by a “sherry glace”), the core entrées haven’t changed—and Dick’s is still a deal. Canlis 1950s…

Scoop: Poetry Course

In honor of National Poetry Month

Category: Arts + Events Articles   Seattle, and Other Culinary Delights By Ed Skog Writer-in-residence at Richard Hugo House; his first book, Mister Skylight, will be published in July by Copper Canyon Press  1.Coming back from Port Townsendwith a bag of collards andone leek like a guitar neck,my dinner on the ferry deckis carrot washed against my…

Road Trip: Edison

Rural views and tasty foods beckon you to Edison

Category: Articles   WHERE: Edison, a tiny village along Skagit County’s northern edge. WHY: To partake in this budding locavore destination. FIRST STOP: Rhododendron Café, where locally grown and raised ingredients are used in worldly recipes like Spanish paella and Indonesian Thai seafood stew. NEXT UP: Check out Slough Food’s retail selection of Seattle-made Theo…

Scoop: School of Yum

Students hunger for homework at Theo's Chocolate Academy

Category: Eat + Drink Articles      It’s no accident that biting into chocolate is blissful. “There is so much rich history and science to the experience of chocolate,” explains Dr. Kristy Leissle, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in the economics of cocoa trade and the culture of chocolate in Ghana and…

Scoop: The April Must List

Our top to-do's for April

Category: Arts + Events Articles   1. Get Your Nerd OnEmerald City Comicon and Sakura-ConComics fans may want to move into the Convention Center this month, when graphic geeks will swarm the place two weekends in a row. First up (4/4–4/5) is the seventh annual Emerald City Comicon, featuring comic book writers, illustrators, gamers and…

Scoop: Cast-off Couture

The RE Store

Category: Shopping + Fashion Articles   The RE Store’s Eighth Annual Haute Trash Fashion Show on April 17Our economy may be in the Dumpster—but that’s not the reason one of the city’s most anticipated fashion shows features couture crafted entirely from castoffs. Timed to coincide with Earth Day festivities, the RE Store’s Haute Trash Fashion…

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Artifacts: Reliving Almost Live!

Artifacts: Reliving Almost Live!

On the air with John Keister

Once upon a time, during the halcyon days of network television, a Saturday night staple for many area residents was a Seattle sketch comedy show that aired on KING-5. Taped in front of a live audience, each episode began with the host delivering his opening monologue. As he walked out onstage, an “On Air” sign…

Essentials: Brinnon teacher chosen for Scholastic project

Essentials: Brinnon teacher chosen for Scholastic project

Kindergarten teacher chosen to participate in national project

A kindergarten teacher at Jefferson County’s Brinnon School will help shape the professional development of teachers across the United States. Lisa A. Johnston is among 12 teachers from around the country chosen to participate in the inaugural Teacher Fellows Cohort from children’s publishing, education, and media company Scholastic. The effort will help inform product development,…