The December 2013 Issue


Best Worst of 2013: Seattle Transportation

The year in planes, trains and automobiles…and tunnels, bridges and ferries


The Best Worst of 2013

Seattle's most memorable moments in food, social media, photos and beyond


Best & Worst of 2013: Seattle’s Memorable Social Media Moments

Tweets, Instagrams, blogs, vlogs and other Internet-based modes Seattleites used


Best Worst of 2013: What’s In and What’s Out in Seattle Food

!–paging_filter–pstrongIN/strongembrTap Cocktails/embrTasty, punchy and made fresh daily, the cocktails created at some of our favorite bars, including a href=”” target=”_blank”Montana/a, Radiator Whiskey and The Bait Shop, make grabbing a drink simple, quick and easy. brstrongbrOUT/strongembrCask Wines/embrWhile several restaurants have poured wines (by Proletariat Wine Company and Wilridge Winery, for example) from a cask, small barrel…


Local Gift Ideas: Seattle Magazine’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Are you a last-minute gifter? Don't fret, perfect present ideas for everyone on your list


Nothing to Wear? 8 Perfect Holiday Party-Ready Outfit Ideas

What to wear when your holiday party invitation reads 'creative cocktail'


The Best Local Liquor to Stock in Your Home Bar

A.J. Rathbun and five of Seattle’s bar stars recommend their favorite local booze


2013 Gift Guide: Gifts Under $30

!–paging_filter–pTuck a gift card into a canoe pencil case, $23, with pencils, $10, both from Fleurt (West Seattle, 4536 California Ave. SW; 206.937.1103; a href=”” target=”_blank” Everyone needs a place to jot down their deep thoughts: Compendium journals, $6.95, at Fireworks (multiple locations including Westlake Center, 400 Pine St.; 206.682.6462; a href=”” target=”_blank” are just…


2013 Gift Guide: For the Man in Your Life

!–paging_filter–pManscaping is easy, given the right tools. A rose gold Mühle shaving brush, $140, straight edge Dovo razor crafted out of yew wood, $237, andnbsp; Mühle chrome razor, $65; em(all pictured above)/em all from WardCo. (downtown, 1304 Fourth Ave; 206.971.0951; a href=”” target=”_blank” brbrPair that new razor with Pirouette Essential’s Wild Spruce cologne and shaving…


The Superstar Bartender: Erik Carlson

Bar operational director for Bastille, Poquitos, Stoneburner, Von Trapp’s and Macleod’s


What’s Shaking Now: Drinks of the Moment

!–paging_filter–pstrongPLANTING THE SHRUBS/strongbrWhile “shrub” sounds like it might echo the veggie cocktail trend, it actually goes back much farther—to the vinegar-based drinks, or shrubs, that our forefathers and foremothers imbibed in Colonial times. Now, shrubs are popping up everywhere as cocktail ingredients, froma href=”” target=”_blank” Capitol Hill’s Canon/a’s Campfire in Georgia ($18), which boasts a…


Chic Eats at Fremont’s Vif

!–paging_filter–pa href=”” target=”_blank”Opened by two industry pros, Vif /a(French for full of life) serves a menu that’s meant to balance the Fremont neighborhood’s hefty food options: Uneeda Burger, Dot’s Delicatessen and Paseo. Owners Shawn Mead and Lauren Feldman, who’ve worked at several places in town, including The Walrus and the Carpenter and the late Campagne…