February 2012

Bako Disappoints

Capitol Hill had high hopes for this new Cantonese eatery. Does it deliver?

Depending on whom you ask, finding great Chinese food in Seattle is either tricky or downright impossible, because it doesn’t exist. Local Chinese-food aficionados have been known to respond to the question “Where should I go to dim sum?” with a sassy “Vancouver, B.C.” So one could argue that Bako, with its promising modern take…

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West Seattle Fish House

A great spot if you're craving affordable seafood for lunch.

On a somewhat sparse stretch of 35th Avenue in West Seattle, sisters Senait Beyene and Muzit Evans have opened a casual fried-fish eatery that the neighborhood is warmly embracing. And it ought to: The panko in the cod’s coating fries up to an audible crunch ($8.99/three pieces, with fries) and makes for a mighty satisfying…

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The Barrel-aged Cocktails Trend

Local expert A.J. Rathbun finds the best barrel-aged cocktails at local bars.

When writing about aged cocktails, I feel I should start with, “It all starts a long time ago, in a faraway place,” as if my grandfather were telling me a story. In the case of the aged cocktail trend, that long time ago was the fall of 2009 (which is about a hundred years ago…

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Seattle’s Sustainable-Seating Renaissance

Pull up a chair and invest in a functional work of art made in Seattle.

What’s the purpose of the split down the middle of Henrybuilt’s Wood Bench 3? “It helps the seat to hug your bottom,” says Lisa Day, Seattle-based Henrybuilt’s director of marketing. The split divides the bench into two long slabs of wood, which angle down slightly toward the center, making it more comfortable than a standard…

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15 Ways to Stay Fit (While Staying Inside)

A stir-crazy urban athlete’s guide to indoor sports in Seattle.

If the cold, wet weather and shorter days are putting a damper on your outdoor workout, head inside and try something new. Here are a few cool ways to feel the burn—without catching a chill. Climb the walls Perhaps it’s no surprise that the world’s first indoor climbing gym opened its doors in rainy Seattle…

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Quinton Morris Takes on Carnegie Hall

A local concert violinist is making beautiful music, pioneering a new music education program—and ga

Just as this issue hits the stands, a young concert violinist who went to high school in Renton and now lives in Seattle’s International District is making his solo debut at Carnegie Hall. On January 21, Dr. Quinton Morris—director of chamber and instrumental music and assistant professor of music at Seattle University (SU)—plays a program…

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