December 2017


This Little Saigon Restaurant Nails Hard-to-Find Vietnamese Dishes

The owner of Huong Binh has raised a family—and a generation of Seattleites—on excellent food like bo la lot.

Betel leaf wraps the beef in the dish known as bo la lot.


As the Seattle Boom Continues to Spread, This Quaint Maritime Town Could be Destined for Change

The next decade could be the high-water mark for Bremerton. What gets swept away?

Recently completed repairs to the fountains at downtown’s Harborside Fountain Park—whose cone-shaped structures mimic submarine towers—have made it an inviting place to gather and play.


There’s a Reason This Japanese Comfort Food Joint is Always Packed for Lunch

Home-style Japanese food has proved popular in a neighborhood full of lunch options.

Salmon teriyaki bowl from Moon's Kitchen in Belltown.


Worldly Couple’s New Bakery Brings Sweet Tooth ‘Adventure’ to North Side

From two new Seattleites comes Celine Patisserie.

What a tart Assorted sweet and savory tarts and gallettes are the house specialty at Celine Patisserie


Seattle’s Uzbek Food Truck May be the Only One on the West Coast

A unique food truck brings Uzbek street eats to our city.

Many (really, most) Americans would have a hard time finding Uzbekistan on a map, let alone naming its national dishes. Suriya Yunusova and her daughter Asal, who run local food truck Tabassum, are out to change that—one plate of cumin-rich plov at a time. The duo may run the only Uzbek food truck on the…


America’s Coffee Capital Serves Flavors From Around the World

Take your coffee or tea with a heap of tradition from another culture.

At Coffeemind, sugar is added in the process of making Turkish coffee (not after), and served with water and traditional Turkish delight.


Would-Be Nuclear Engineer Spurns Big Money for Life of Reggae, Youth Mentoring

A former engineering student forms strong bonds in Seattle’s music scene.

Reggae musician and instructor Daniel Pak at his home studio in Leschi.


2017 Year in Review: Food and Drink

The food, drinks and trends that shook up 2017.

Hood Famous Bakeshop's ube cheesecake.


Seattle Nonprofit Fuels the Resistance With Art

A local arts advocacy group sets up headquarters in Pioneer Square, ground zero for its message heard—and seen—around the world.

The staff of Amplifier at its new headquarters, surrounded by artwork and the iconic posters of the “We the People” campaign.


Tasting Room Explosion Turns SoDo Into Seattle’s Craft Drinks Capital

The corridors of SoDo, Seattle’s new tasting-room row, offer a taste of almost everything.

Westland Distillery and cask room (Soldi & Weyrick), Elsom Cellars, Lowercase Brewing, Paul Zitarelli (Ciccu), 2Bar.


Looking Back on the Wild, Weird Year That was 2017

Congratulations, you survived a roller-coaster of a year.

The Womxn's March was one of 2017's defining moments.


As Labor Unions Weaken Nationwide, This Controversial Seattle Chapter’s Clout Keeps Swelling

Amid a national trend of declining membership, Seattle-based SEIU 775 has grown dramatically in members and influence. Can it continue to be a force?

SEIU members demonstrate in Olympia last June to protect funding for healthcare in the state budget; they were successful.

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