August 2019


Kick It with Kebabs from Seattle’s Only Ghanaian Food Truck

The city’s only Ghanaian food truck focuses on fuel for athletes and revelers

PLAY BALL: A longtime presence in the Seattle soccer scene, Priestwick Sackeyfio launched his food truck in 2015


The 7 Wonders of Washington State

From Mount Rainier to the Hoh Rain Forest, the places every local should visit

FLOWER POWER: The wildflowers around Mount Rainier are at their peak in July and August


New Approach from a Seattle Pilot Program Aims to Reduce Homelessness in King County

People with mental illness and/or drug addiction make up a small fraction of our homeless population, yet are among the most visible members of that segment. Can a pilot program get them off the streets for good?

This article appears in print in the August 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. On a day in late spring, David Lucas, 26, is standing in front of Seattle Municipal Court Judge Damon Shadid, waiting to find out if he gets to go home. Lucas (not his real name) has been locked up in the King County Jail…


Honorable Mentions: Even More Wonders of Washington State

Done with the seven wonders? Add these five other beauty spots to your bucket list

The rolling hills of the Palouse


Human Composting Becomes an Option in Washington, But Is It for Everyone?

Human composting will soon be a choice in our state, but Knute Berger has a different end in mind

AFTER LIFE: Walking through Lake View Cemetery in Seattle is a walk through Seattle’s past; the cemetary holds the gravesites of the city’s founders as well as famous citizens


The Works on First Hill Reignites the Seattle DIY Spirit

With her business, Kellie Phelan is tapping into the DIY community

IT'S ALL ON THE TABLE: Kellie Phelan readies the big wooden table for a class in canning. The table is central to her business where people gather to learn a skill, and connect with each other


Local Cartoonist Behind @seattlewalkreport Instagram Releases New Book

A new book from a local Instagram cartoonist finds adventure in a neighborhood stroll

This article appears in print in the August 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Born from the Instagram-famous comic strip “Seattle Walk Report,” the book Seattle Walk Report: An Illustrated Walking Tour Through 23 Seattle Neighborhoods (August 13, Sasquatch Books, $19.95) by creator Susanna Ryan gives a whimsical tour through Seattle’s neighborhoods. Like the comic strip, the book…

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4 New Seattle-area Restaurants You Must Visit in August 2019

In today’s dining scene, it’s hard to keep up with restaurant openings. But it’s our job (and our pleasure) to do just that. Here are a few new places worth checking out

This article appears in print in the August 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. HannyatouFremont;1060 N 39th St.; 206.294.4104Kamonegi chef-owner Mutsuko Soma has had a big year, full of accolades for her Fremont soba shop. Now, she’s opened a sister sake spot, highlighting her love of the Japanese alcoholic beverage and serving it alongside bites like oysters, house-made…


Next-level Amenities Emerge in Seattle and Bellevue’s Newest Condo High Rises

Condominiums are aiming to be all-in-one vertical neighborhoods, with top-to-bottom amenities and socializing ops—and apps

SKY HIGH SUNNING: It resembles an earth-bound backyard with trees and grass but this deck at Nexus is sky high.


Windy City Pie’s Deep Dish Pizza Settles Into Phinney Ridge

Seattle’s favorite Chicago-style deep dish pizza finds a permanent home—with full bar—on Phinney Ridge

NICE SLICE: At Windy City Pie, diners are given special spatulas to cut cheesy, saucy slices of pizza; this one is a meatball-topped masterpiece


Top Local Jewelry Picks To Wear This Fall

It’s often said that bigger is better, and that’s certainly the sentiment for jewelry right now. These statement pieces are exactly what you’ll need to step into the coming season in style

This article appears in print in the August 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. 1. Toscano Italian Gold Collection textured statement necklace ($5,999) in 14K yellow gold. Available at Ben Bridge Jeweler, downtown, 1432 Fourth Ave.; 206.628.6800; 2. Classic chain collar ($1,375) in bronze from Seattle-based Faris. Available at  3. Handmade rose quartz pendulum necklace ($135)…


Catch a Summer Flick at One of WA’s Four Remaining Drive-in Movie Theaters

Take a nostalgic trip to one of the state’s drive-in movie theaters

SUMMER NIGHTS: Ride go-karts before the movie starts at Blue Fox Drive-In Theater

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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…

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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…