L’Oursin Takes Root in the Central District
A French seafood bistro inspired by the cafes of Paris knows what it's doing
From a diner’s perspective, the only evidence that L’Oursin chef/owner JJ Proville and his team didn’t hire expensive professional designers to create his Central District restaurant’s interior is the fact that it doesn’t mirror the trends found in other new restaurants. It’s still lovely, to be sure. Instead, he says, the aesthetic—more brass chairs and…
How Much Is Too Much to Pay for Half a Sandwich?
As our obsession with open-faced noshing continues, we explore a range of toasts in Seattle
As with many things in Seattle’s culinary scene, we can probably credit chef Renee Erickson for convincing us that $10 is not too much to spend on toast. (My grandmother, however, wouldn’t have been so easily persuaded.) Mind you, the single slice of toast that goes for more than a 10-spot here isn’t simply topped…
An Art Collection for the Ages: Richard Berger’s Masterpieces of the Earth
Filled with planetary treasures, Richard Berger’s Masterpieces of the Earth collection—including a 6,000-pound crystal cluster, otherworldly sandstone formations and a 2-ton amethyst cave—is one for the ages
Collector Richard Berger, and his wife Miriam Dyak, stand with pieces of the collection including a 800-pound, 95 million-year-old three fossil ammonite nodule
Growing the American Dream: The Family Marijuana Business
Today’s political climate means uncertainty for certain immigrants. But for many, America is still the country where dreams can be fulfilled and some local immigrant families are finding the pathway to achieve the dream is lined with rows of cannabis
Sandip Saini tends the budding marijuana plants in his family’s greenhouse, located behind a convenience store in Bellingham. The cannabis is sold under their Khush Kush label. The family hopes this farm is their ticket to prosperity
Where to Live Now in Seattle
It’s no secret that housing prices are going through the roof in the Seattle area. Seattle-based Zillow recently ranked our city as the second-hottest housing market in the country. What does that mean for you? If you’re a buyer, you may want to consider a neighborhood with rapid appreciation; if you’re a renter, be prepared…
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Sea-Tac drops in latest J.D. Power survey
Airport rankings fall from last year
A friend who recently flew out of Sea-Tac International Airport told tales of long lines, unhappy fellow passengers, and an unfortunate bag mix-up. He literally had to buy a new suit for a business meeting once he reached his destination. I heard a similar story from another friend whose family flew internationally on vacation this…
What a (Pickleball) Racket
Seattle pickleball fans, rejoice. New courts open.
I love pickleball. My mother-in-law plays five times a week. A work colleague has a court in his backyard. My neighbor even gave up tennis for the sport, which was founded in Washington state decades ago. Now, Seattle is serving up more options for the sport’s growing legion of fans. Two permanent, bright purple pickleball…