The December 2013 Issue

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Best Worst of 2013: Seattle Transportation

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

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The Best Worst of 2013

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

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

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

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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=”http://www.seattlemag.com/article/cocktails-tap-capitol-hills-montana” 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…

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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

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

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

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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

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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=”http://www.fleurtseattle.com” target=”_blank”fleurtseattle.com/a). 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=”http://www.fireworksgallery.net” target=”_blank”fireworksgallery.net/a) are just…

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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=”http://www.wardmensgrooming.com” target=”_blank”wardmensgrooming.com/a). brbrPair that new razor with Pirouette Essential’s Wild Spruce cologne and shaving…

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The Superstar Bartender: Erik Carlson

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

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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=”http://www.seattlemag.com/article/canon-best-new-bar-seattle-2012” target=”_blank” Capitol Hill’s Canon/a’s Campfire in Georgia ($18), which boasts a…

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Chic Eats at Fremont’s Vif

!–paging_filter–pa href=”http://www.seattlemag.com/4-quiet-restaurant-openings-you-should-know-about” 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…