June 2016

Curry On: A Seasonal Spin on South Asian Dining

New Pioneer Square restaurant puts a modern twist on Indian cuisine

I love the concept behind Nirmal’s, a 6-month-old Indian restaurant near Occidental Square. Instead of the typical buffet with butter-bomb curries, you’ll find a rotating seasonal menu of regional Indian specialties using fish, pork, beef and other ingredients rarely seen in Indian restaurants. As a nod to the menu’s modern leanings, first-time restaurateurs and Seattleites…

Jessica Yadegaran

Roger Nyhus Turned his Capitol Hill Mansion into a Political Powerhouse

Roger Nyhus' home on Capitol Hill is Seattle's new political address

With its gleaming white columns and a stately portico often seen decked in red, white and blue bunting, the “White House,” an almost 7,000-square-foot mansion perched atop North Capitol Hill, prompts more than a casual comparison to our nation’s “other” executive address. But the resident in chief of this house is the indefatigable Roger Nyhus….

Seattle magazine staff

Food We Love: Buddha Bowl at Sweetgrass Food Co.

An everything-and-the-kitchen sink salad with a delectable dressing

I’m a kitchen-sink salad eater. None of this simple romaine-and-tomato-only business for me. Instead, I crave a big bowl with bright, beautiful vegetables and bits of crunchy surprises, topped with a fork-licking-good dressing. I recently found just that when I tried the Buddha bowl ($9.50) at Sweetgrass Food Co., a cheery café in the Denny…

Jessica Yadegaran

New Ballard Outpost Celebrates Beer-Friendly Bites

Ethan Stowell's gastropub Bramling Cross features micro-local brews and unique dishes

There are lots of reasons to like Bramling Cross, Ethan Stowell’s new 50-seat gastropub located within a few blocks of sister restaurants Ballard Pizza Company, Staple & Fancy and Marine Hardware (formerly Chippy’s). Let’s start with the interior: Imagine white faux taxidermy and vintage encyclopedias sharing shelf space above booths lit by library lanterns. Then,…

Jessica Yadegaran

Dentistry Gets a Holistic Makeover

Holistic dentists have a different approach to treating your teeth

Upon stepping into Ecologic Dentistry in Bonney Lake, the first thing you notice is the scent—or rather, the lack of that dentist office smell. Absent is the antiseptic aroma of root canal chemicals or the sticky-sweet smell of flavored fluoride treatments. Instead, you might sniff calming lavender essential oil. Inside, patients relax in massage chairs…

Malia Jacobson

Intiman Theatre’s 2016 Festival Focuses on Plays by Black Women

Intiman Theatre’s reboot continues with a festival devoted to plays by black women

This March, Seattle’s resurgent Intiman Theatre announced its 2016 festival lineup. The once-venerable 44-year-old company, which just five years ago was forced by a looming financial shortfall to cancel its programming midseason and retrench, would devote its entire season to presenting nearly 20 American plays by black women who create community and deepen understanding. The festival would…

Jim Demetre