March 2016


Queen Anne Beerhall has Standouts, Confusing Cash-Only Grill

Just say prost to the European experience of Queen Anne Beerhall

The early word? Frustrating. Weeks after Queen Anne Beerhall opened in the former Cotton Caboodle facility on the southwest slope of Queen Anne Hill, amateur and professional critics slammed the Old World biergarten’s hit-or-miss food and confusing, cash-only bratwurst grill. So, I waited nearly three months after the hall’s September opening to take my family…


New Book From Eli Sanders Joins the Pantheon of True-Crime Stories

Reflections on a story of violence and whether our city could have done more to prevent it

Seattle has been home to some of the country’s ablest writers of true crime; the late Ann Rule, whose book about Ted Bundy, The Stranger Beside Me, is a classic of the genre. Jack Olsen produced deeply reported books, such as the complex story of Spokane’s South Hill rapist, documented in his book Son. Author…


Take a Trip to Seattle’s Nearby Hot Springs

Soak your stress away in Goldmyer Hot Springs

Where: Goldmyer Hot Springs, enclosed in the thick foliage of Cascade forest, 45 minutes southeast of Seattle. Why: To soak in good-for-you sulfur springs, sheltered by a secluded cave. Snow-covered bike trails and waterfalls are close by, and the lack of campers in early spring means it’s easier for visitors to get in. Spring Awakening:…

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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…

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Seattle Celebrates Black History Month

A guide to events happening throughout the city in February

From the Northwest African American Museum to the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle residents have an abundance of opportunities to celebrate the achievements of African Americans in February during Black History Month. The annual celebration began in the United States in 1976. Countries around the world also celebrate the month. Here’s a guide to events…