February 2018

Seattle Newcomers are Bringing Tastes From Across the Nation

This month's Editor's Note from Rachel Hart.

This article appears in print in the February 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. For decades, people have moved to seattle for its natural beauty; because it’s a center of innovation and opportunity; and, often, because it allows them the freedom to live the way they want to. With the recent growth spurt (thanks, Amazon) and an…

Rachel Hart

Autopilot: Is Seattle Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

Kirkland is one of the few U.S. cities where self-driving cars are being tested. How else are state and local leaders preparing?

This article appears in print in the February 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Kirkland drivers may have noticed a Lexus RX suburban utility vehicle with a black rooftop dome traversing the local streets. While there’s been someone sitting in the driver’s seat, that driver’s hands probably haven’t been on the steering wheel. Kirkland is one of…

John Stang

The ‘Seattle Grey’ Is the Perfect Drink to Fight the Winter Blues

The Nook's refreshing drink is the perfect sipper for this chilly weather.

Nook owners and brothers Jimmy (left) and Johnny Rolfe use tea-infused vodka as a twist on the old-school highball

AJ Rathbun

The United States of Food: Seattle’s Boom Is Bringing Food From All Over the Country

When you yearn for a taste of home -- whether that's a Philly cheesesteak or a New England lobster roll -- we're here to help you find it in Seattle.

Never mind those grease stains. Fatty cuts like these ribs and brisket from Jeff’s Texas Style BBQ benefit most from the low-and-slow barbecue method

Chelsea Lin, Naomi Tomky and Megan Lamb

Believe in the Power of the Handwritten Valentine

Elevate your message with a card from Apartment on Belmont

This article appears in print in the February 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Graphic designer Samantha Wagner, who shares her local stationery company, Apartment on Belmont, with West Seattle artist Michael Doyle, believes in the power of a handwritten valentine. “It is an incredibly romantic gesture to write a love note. These notes tend to be…

Gwendolyn Elliott

8 Dishes that Prove the West Coast is the Best Coast

Fresh produce and the bounty of the land (and sea) reign supreme.

Kona Kitchen does Hawaiian—and Spam right—on a breakfast plate with eggs, in musubi and on this Da Kanack Attack lunch platter

Chelsea Lin, Naomi Tomky and Megan Lamb