How a Fried Chicken Sandwich Saved a Seattle Restaurant
Market Fresh's fried chicken sandwiches stand out among the pack
Fried chicken sandwiches are now as common in Seattle as coffee shops offering oat milk, but the one at Market Fresh stands out among the pack. Its buttermilk-brined thigh is double-dredged and fried to order, sporting a crisp, nori pepper-dusted crust. It’s then topped with sticky pineapple gochujang [red chile paste], thin shreds of cabbage, pickled…
Raising Dough: A Guide to Seattle’s Sweet Spots
Bakeries are finding a sweet spot during the pandemic by offering walk-up windows and contactless pick-up options. Here are some of the best in Seattle.
I grew up eating butter with my bare hands. Granted, I was two years old at the time, sitting on my great grandmother’s kitchen table in Germany. When I scooped out a handful of butter from the dish and took a bite, my mom tried to tear me away, but my great grandma stopped her…
The Eastside Edge
Here's why the Eastside market is booming
With housing prices at record highs throughout the Puget Sound region, prospective buyers are understandably nervous about making the plunge. Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland and other Eastside suburbs may offer the best opportunities for homebuyers concerned about protecting equity, investors seeking to maximize return, or young professionals positioning for future employment. The “Zoom boom” notwithstanding, large tech…
Delicate Dance for the Pacific Northwest Ballet
At PNB, the pandemic has brought on Zoom fittings and tight turnarounds.
It’s no secret that the pandemic has devastated arts organizations. A recent study by Seattle-based ArtsFund found that 73% of arts organizations throughout the region had laid off or furloughed employees because of Covid-19. Arts groups pivoted quickly, with 100% of respondents transitioning to digital programming. Pacific Northwest Ballet quickly shifted to a six-performance digital season….
Art in the Age of Covid
Artists persevere despite forced isolation, canceled opportunities
Venerated Seattle fine artists Gloria DeArcangelis struggled to be creatively productive in recent years as she cared for her mother through a long terminal illness. She also lost her husband. “We lived side by side in different houses and shared a cat,” she says. “It was the perfect marriage.” For three or four years, her brush…
Editor’s Note: Seeking Space
Housing patterns reflect the no-commute lockdown
After almost a year of pandemic-induced lockdown, we recently moved from a smallish condo to a house with double the space. It became steadily apparent as the months slowly ticked off last year that the condo we had lived in for more than three years simply wasn’t designed for 24/7 living. We remained in Seattle. Many have…
AIA Seattle Home of Distinction: Gear Shift
Winthrop home serves as both storage space and cozy residence
Meet the California Closets of outdoor enthusiasm. Never has a more disagreeable tangle of incompatible geometric shapes and lumpy accessories been perpetrated on humankind than the hardware of the modern adventurer. Trying to organize skis, kayaks, snowboards, fishing rods, paddles, boots, bikes, climbing gear, bedrolls, duffel bags and cooking kits in an SUV can be a nightmare. For…
Senior Living Communities in a New World
How two senior housing communities navigated the past year
Senior housing communities have been in the news for all the wrong reasons during the past year. A deeper look reveals that many have taken extraordinary steps to keep staff and residents safe while navigating a business that has been rapidly evolving long before the coronavirus pandemic. According to industry trade publication Senior Housing News, senior living…
Best Places: Suburban Shift
The most popular ‘burbs to buy a home
Claire and Derek Klein loved living in the downtown Seattle condo they purchased in 2016 across the street from the Washington State Convention Center. They took full advantage of the nightlife and pedestrian amenities in their neighborhood. Then Covid-19 hit and changed everything. Derek, a technology consulting principal director for Accenture, began working from home….