New Spaghetti Factories
Where to buy local artisanal handmade pastas.
Pasta & CoPart of the Pure Foods empire (Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Maximus Minimus, etc.), Pasta & Co’s fresh, refrigerated pastas are free of additives, artificial preservatives and flavor enhancers. Some best-sellers include the vermicelli, linguine and fettuccine ($5.25 per pound), and the stuffed ravioli and tortellini ($11.95–$13.95 per pound). Plus, you’ll feel less guilt indulging…
Northwest Home: A Mod Mix
The latest issue of our magazine about home design, architecture and decor.
The latest issue of Northwest Home (found inside the January issue of Seattle magazine) showcases a bevy of hot kitchen islands (including cool custom works and in-store options.) Columnist John Stevens shows us how to create a swank speakeasy-style cocktail lounge at home. Plus, our Home of the Month, which stars an island stand-out wearing…
Style for Cyclists
Seattle designer Katrina Hess makes superb coats to help cyclists stay dry.
Designer Katrina Hess’ line of bespoke rain gear was inspired by the avid cyclist’s simple need to stay dry when riding during our wet and wild weather. Uninspired by outerwear she saw on the market, this intrepid former graphic designer rolled up her sleeves and made her own coat to fulfill her needs. That was…
Beef-Shiitake Noodle Bowl
A warm Korean-inspired soup recipe great for the winter months.
Bean thread noodles often come in packets of individual bundles. To cook them, place them in a bowl and add boiling water to cover. Drain the noodles, and they’re ready to use. I like using the L&W brand available at Uwajimaya. Serves 2 to 3 For the sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons sesame…
Why Alaska’s Pebble Mine Matters in Seattle
What happens in Bristol Bay doesn’t stay in Bristol Bay: the battle over the Pebble Mine.
Salmon spawn in our rivers, climb our fish ladders, adorn everything from totem poles to T-shirts and grace our plates. They are synonymous with Seattle. And we spend a great deal of time and effort trying to protect their habitat close to home. These days, most of our wild salmon come from Alaska, in particular,…
Introducing Paperbuttons: Digital Share Tools for Print
The January 2013 issue debuts Paperbuttons, share tools for print!
Paperbuttons is a new, locally developed app debuting exclusively in Seattle magazine, which allows you to share and save digital versions of print articles you’re reading—without having to give up your magazine or even leave your chair. Start using Paperbuttons when you pick up your copy of the January issue of Seattle magazine. Here’s how…
The Seattle That Could Have Been: Now At MOHAI
How would Seattle look if we'd built a monorail in 1911? Pondering Seattle's alternative histories.
The new Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) has taken the “musty” out of museum. Located in the restored Naval Reserve Armory, it features interactive touch screens, views of Lake Union and a vaulted main atrium. The museum’s “new” home is active and engaging. Its curators have cherry-picked their collection to display a selection of…
A Seattle Geneticist Gets the Hollywood Treatment
A pioneering Seattle geneticist who discovered the breast cancer gene is the subject of a new movie.
“Helen Hunt is a very fine actress, and she’s beautiful,” says Seattle geneticist Dr. Mary-Claire King. Assessing actors isn’t a habit for the scientist, whose most famous discovery is the existence of a gene for inherited susceptibility to breast cancer, but in this case she has reason to—King is played by Hunt in a forthcoming…
10 Easy Recipes from the Asian Noodle Aisle
The ultimate field guide to the city’s best selection of Asian noodles.
You’ve conquered the ethnic foods aisle at your neighborhood grocery store and you want more—more variety, more fun, more choices when it comes to cooking dinner. But when you hit the noodle aisles at Uwajimaya (Chinatown–International District, 600 Fifth Ave. S; 206.624.6248; uwajimaya.com) it’s hard not to panic. They’re endless. With the help of the…
Pork Neck Ramen Broth
This may change your perception of what it takes to make a good pork stock.
It’s ironic that making true Japanese ramen from scratch—a hallmark adventure of the truly cooking-obsessed—feeds people an interpretation of a dish that, at least in college, is known for its simplicity. The thing is, if you’re not making the noodles yourself (and there are plenty of good, fresh ramen noodle brands), the process is actually…
Trimpin: Seattle’s Most Innovative Piano Man
The noted "sound sculptor" unveils two new ways to experience his marvelous work
One of Seattle’s most renowned artists—boasting a MacArthur “Genius” award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an extensive profile in The New Yorker and a documentary about his work—remains largely unknown in his adopted home city. But even those who haven’t heard of sound sculptor Trimpin (who goes by his last name only) have probably heard Trimpin’s work….
Guardian Cellars’ Cop Turned Winemaker
An unlikely vintner turns out a lineup of luscious wines and a lively tasting room.
Jerry Riener fell in love with the fruit flies, barrels and tanks before he fell in love with wine. Working as a police officer in Lynnwood in 1997, Riener happened upon Matthews Estate in Woodinville on a day a troupe of volunteers was bottling the latest vintage. He joined in, and by the end of…
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