‘The Little Prince’ Set Designer Pulls Back the Curtain on His Craft
For the past 30 years, Carey Wong has been the mastermind behind many a Seattle theater production.
Carey wong is a multitasking master. Just take the wildly disparate scenarios competing for the freelance scenic designer’s brain time this past fall: this month’s production of the sweetly solemn The Little Prince at Seattle Children’s Theatre; a resplendently theatrical exhibit, Beyond the Gate, about Portland’s two Chinatowns, slated to be the permanent installation at…
The Holy Union of Beer and BBQ Has Arrived on the North End
A beer icon and a self-taught pit master team up for a solid new barbecue spot in sleepy Maple Leaf.
Top: Beer guru Chuck Shin and Jason Jacobs bring barbecue and beer together in their new Maple Leaf restaurant, Barbecue Smith. Shin swears the chicken is the best he’s had. Above: the barbecue chicken plate with collard greens and mac 'n' cheese.
This Century-Old Noodle Maker is a Chinatown Pillar
For a century, a Chinatown/International District manufacturer has been turning out a singular product that feeds the community and fuels the multi-generational family business.
The 100-year-old last remnant of the Chinatown/International District’s once-thriving food manufacturing industry, a thin layer of flour coats every surface and a heavenly cookie scent wafts through the air. Ribbons of dough stack up hypnotically on machines that stretch the length of the room and transform raw ingredients into 17 different kinds of noodles and…
Wallingford Bar’s Spin on a Guilty Pleasure Food is the Perfect Drinking Snack
A scratch-made take on a grocery aisle classic.
Lipton’s onion soup mix—and its use in making dip—holds a special place in my heart, next to Aunt Jemima’s phony maple syrup and Jif peanut butter, in the section devoted to processed foods that remind me of childhood. And while nostalgia isn’t required to enjoy the house-made onion dip, sweetened by caramelized onions and accented…
Progressive Northwest? White Supremacists Think It’s the Perfect Place to Sow Hatred
Our progressive region may seem like an odd place for the alt-right. But Knute Berger explains why that’s a myth.
Here it is, 2018, and we’re talking about Nazis. It’s hard to believe. Divisions over race in this country suggest that the American Civil War is not yet settled more than 150 years after Appomattox. But there’s unsettling evidence that that isn’t our only unresolved war: We’re apparently still fighting WWII. The Pacific Northwest has…
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Arts: Seattle’s Rap Party
The sound that is now defining Seattle
Seattle has never wanted to be cool — and that’s precisely what makes it so. When the grunge movement of the ’90s sprung to the forefront of mainstream American culture, Kurt Cobain’s ripped jeans and thrifted cardigans did so in direct opposition to perfectly over-tweezed eyebrows and super-synchronized boy bands. As Clark Humphrey writes in…
Essentials: The Meat of the Matter at Baekjeong Lynnwood
Baekjeong Lynnwood eyes rapid expansion across Seattle
Things have gone so well for popular Korean barbecue restaurant Baekjeong Lynnwood since its opening last fall that owner Michael Chon is planning several more in the Seattle area. The Los Angeles-based chain opened its first West Coast location outside Southern California to much fanfare last September. Two-hour wait times were common. While that’s died…