June 2015

37 Summery Things to Do in Seattle You Didn’t Know Existed

The best in-city adventures for a picture-perfect warm-weather season

Let’s be honest, having a good summer in Seattle doesn’t take a lot of ingenuity. It’s sunny and warm: Get outside! Marveling at the blue skies and the novelty of not wearing a jacket offers sufficient stimulation for most of us locals. But for those who seek to push the fun a bit further, we…

Brangien Davis, Ali Brownrigg, Rachel Hart, Elsy Pawelak, Allison Scheff, Niki Stojnic & Lisa Wogan

Seattle Rock Star’s New Book is Full of Insight from the Trenches

Nancy Guppy rocks out with Duff McKagan

Known best for his stint as the bass player for Guns N’ Roses, Seattle rock star Duff McKagan has also proven himself to be a skilled writer by way of his popular columns for Seattle Weekly and ESPN.com, and his memoir, It’s So Easy (And Other Lies), acclaimed for its frank self-awareness. In May, he…

Nancy Guppy

Good Bar Makes a Splash in Pioneer Square

The new bar sports elegant decor and hand-crafted cocktails

A couple of blocks off First Avenue in Pioneer Square, across the street from the wonderfully hidden Waterfall Park, Good Bar (240 Second Ave. S; 206.624.2337; goodbarseattle.com) delivers well-crafted cocktails and a hopping happy hour for neighborhood working folks. Because this bar was opened by Kamala Saxton and Roz Edison, the owners of the tasty…

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Two Rum Cocktail Recipes

There are so many fantastic rum cocktails that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start! You’ll find one classic below and one new cocktail, both of which pair perfectly with some of our local rums. The DaiquiriThis classic is a wonderful mix even if you’re not on a beach. I think that real crushed…

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6 Washington Rums that Bring the Beach to You

Locally made tropical spirits are suddenly sailing the high seas in Washington state

Kill-divil, hydra-monster, cursed liquor—with its dark monikers, rum has spent some time on the wrong side of the tracks, in the company of unsavory pirates and ruthless smugglers. It’s a curious spirit, with a fiery history and a present that conjures bikinis and tropics. That spirit and the fact that its main ingredients—sugarcane byproducts such…

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Paseo’s Grand Re-Opening Comes With Some Changes

Seattle's legendary sandwich shop returns, but will it live up to expectations?

If you don’t know the story, the short version goes like this: Paseo, upper Fremont’s iconic sandwich shop, closed without warning in November after more than two decades in business. The owners filed for bankruptcy amidst accusations of wage theft and other labor abuses, and the scandal was all over the news for a week….

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