June 2018


Locally-Designed Women’s Neckties Make an Empowering Statement

Each of AndieandErin's silk neckties are named after a trailblazing woman

The FLOTUS with the MOSTUS necktie


Two Seattle Activists Are Helping Homeless Women With a Monthly Necessity

The project is called One Million Tampons and they host shows and events every 28-35 days

Corina Luckenbach and Melanie Granger launched One Million Tampons in February


Cocktail of the Month: Grandeza Old Fashioned at Moctezuma’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Northwest-made Grandeza liqueur introduces hints of citrus and vanilla to a legendary tipple

This article appears in print in the June 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. The History: Curiously, the history of this descendant of the old fashioned starts with the margarita. Bernie Garcia, owner of Moctezuma’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar (a bustling, welcoming spot with Mexican decor and situated on the outside edge of the Southcenter mall), came up…


Get Some After-Dinner Desserts at this New Spot on Capitol Hill

Get your sit-down sweets at R&M Dessert Bar

Treats at R&M Desserts include, clockwise from top, lemon raspberry tart, key lime tart and Japanese cotton cheesecake


Up Your Workout Wardrobe With These PNW Products

Wipe the floor in our locally made fashion-forward, fitness-focused studio workout picks

This article appears in print in the June 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. While our fair city is just a short trip away from scenic hikes and water activities, it’s no secret that the popularity of studio fitness classes, from vinyasa yoga to barre to Orangetheory, continues to grow. Luckily, there are plenty of Pacific Northwest–based companies…


The 80-Year-Old-Environmental Activist Who is Suing the President

Seattleite Raelene Gold of "Great Old Broads for Wilderness" is ramping up efforts in the age of Trump

GOLDEN GIRL: Raelene Gold at the trailhead of one of her favorite hiking spots, the Seminary Trail at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore


Nachos and Waffle Fries Join Forces for a Wildly Addictive Bar Snack

Step aside, totchos

This article appears in print in the June 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. It’s been a few years since totchos—Tater Tots dressed up like nachos and rendered almost unrecognizable by the heft of so many condiments—stormed Seattle’s bar food scene. New, family-friendly Roosevelt sports bar The Westy—an outpost of the popular West Seattle joint of the same…


How One Seattle Distillery Is Using Tea to Infuse Spirits

Plus: Which tea-infused spirits to try from Woodinville's Four Leaf Spirits, and two cocktail recipes for how to mix it all up

Friends Tom Kelley (left) and Matt McMullen started their Four Leaf Spirits Distillery in 2015; their first product was an herbal-tea-infused liqueur


One of the Best Dishes at this Ethiopian Butcher Shop Is Actually Vegetarian

Try the crazy delicious vegetables at Ahadu Ethiopian restaurant and butcher shop in Seattle's Pinehurst neighborhood

Menbere Medhane’s fossolia is part of the vegetable platter—which can also include Ethiopian dishes of beets, red lentils, cabbage, collard greens and spinach, served on injera


Buzzwords: Two New Books by Seattle Authors Celebrate Bees

Just in time for National Pollinator Week (June 18–24), two new books by local authors celebrate bees and remind us of the threats to them

This article appears in print in the June 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees Basic Books, $27, July 10 By Thor Hanson Did you know that, for every third bite of food you take, it’s thanks to a bee, and the direct and indirect impacts of pollination? It’s one of many…


The Insider’s Guide to the Seattle Pride Parade

The Seattle Pride Parade features everything from bedazzled floats to co-workers marching in solidarity

This article appears in print in the June 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe.  The 44th annual Seattle Pride Parade (June 24, 11 a.m.‒2 p.m.; starting downtown at the corner of Fourth and Union; seattlepride.org) is the biggest draw of the Seattle Pride Festival’s weekend of events. As part of one of the largest, longest-running festivals of its…


Meet the Faith-Based Activists From Ballard Who Are Fighting for Environmental Protection

Trump’s environmental policies have energized protests by citizens all around town. What place does a faith-based group—with a moral imperative—have in this climate?

Jessie Dye and Jessica Zimmerle, who work with Earth Ministry, are pictured at First Lutheran Church in Ballard, a partner in Earth Ministry’s work. The group’s advocacy agenda is backed by values and a belief that protecting the Earth is a faith calling

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The Pursuit of Nobility: Interview with Lenny Wilkens

One of Seattle’s greatest sports icons eyes return of NBA

On a recent edition of three-time Emmy-award winning sports TV talk show “Pardon The Interruption,” cohost Michael Wilbon heaped lavish praise on NBA legend and Seattle icon Lenny Wilkens in celebration of his 85th birthday.  Wilbon noted that he’s a “basketball Hall of Famer three times over” [as a player, coach and assistant coach of…

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New auditorium, better BMX track and a greener Seattle

Casket Case Bellevue company’s product featured in Taylor Swift video Social media absolutely lost it after a casket manufactured by Bellevue-based Titan Casket was featured in American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s recent “Anti-Hero” music video. Tweets and Instagram posts from Swift’s fans about the casket have generated tens of thousands of likes and retweets, resulting in…