April 2017

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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…

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Food We Love: Frankie & Jo’s

Double scoop of cocoa nib mint brownie in a waffle cone at Capitol Hill’s Frankie & Jo’s

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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…

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Find House-Brewed Makgeolli, Korea’s Answer to Sake, at Girin

A Korean restaurant in Pioneer Square is among the first in the U.S. to brew its own makgeolli

Pioneer Square restaurant Girin is bringing back the art of brewing the sake-like makgeolli

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Quinn’s and Uneeda Burger Get Central District Sibling, Feed Co.

The Bim burger at Feed Co.

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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

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Elevated Edibles: The Pot Brownie Grows Up

Forget everything you think you know about the pot brownie—edible cannabis products have finally gotten good

Cupcake Royale's Jody Hall and Nicki Kerbs have cooked up a side industry of cannabis-infused cookies and sweets through The Goodship Company

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Book Excerpt: Jess Thomson’s ‘A Year Right Here’

Seattle author and food writer (and frequent Seattle magazine contributor) Jess Thomson explores the Northwest in her new book of essays, 'A Year Right Here: Adventures with Food and Family'

Razor clams worth digging for

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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

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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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Embrace Your Inner Child With Adults-Only Summer Camps

From arts and crafts to hot yoga, these new-look camps blend nostalgia with grown-up activities.

Camp RAHH: no tech, booze or phones—no woes.

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Road Trip: Kingston, Washington

Heronswood garden: Come to admire, buy something on sale

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The Art of Weathering Winter: What “Self-Care” Really Is (and Isn’t)

How to cultivate more community, according to author Angela Garbes & State Representative Darya Farivar

The term “self-care” has become so overused that its meaning can be bent to almost any purpose. Is it indulging in a cocktail or abstaining from booze? Is it splurging on a skincare product or making peace with fine lines? Some have begun to use the term “community care” to refer to a commitment toward…

Photography by Alex Cayley.

Deep Focus

Tom Skerritt remains more committed than ever to the creative economy in the Northwest

Tom Skerritt is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   Fans were understandably disappointed to learn that Tom Skerritt wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf in “Top Gun 2.” “You can’t beat Tom Skerritt with a gun,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Skerritt has said that…