October 2011

Beer in the Northwest

In the early 1980s, you could count the number of American microbreweries on two hands, and two of them were in Washington: Redhook Ale Brewery in Ballard (now in Woodinville) and Grant’s Brewery Pub in Yakima (now closed). Since that time, a craft beer revolution has swept across the nation; these days, you can find…

Kendall Jones, Shannon Borg and Seattle Magazine Staff

Seattle’s Dog Obsession

With more canines than children living within city limits, Seattle has ofiicially gone to the dogs

Photos in Flickr slideshow by Kathryn Barnard   Teddi Schultz didn’t think anything of the turned heads and baffled expressions she received at the crowded summer Ballard SeafoodFest in July. She looked straight ahead proudly, her hands steadying the baby stroller that held her small Chihuahua, Zooey. When asked by a small child if her…

Diana Wurn

Inside Seattle’s Super-Eco Homes

You don't have to go totally gaga for green to reap the rewards of a few simple home-improvement mov

Those who grew up in the 1970s may recall the appearance of a brick in the bathroom toilet tank—a popular do-it-yourself water-saving measure. Fortunately, living green has become a little more sophisticated in recent decades. In Seattle—a city famous for its green-built, LEED-certified offices, restaurants and condos—many residents have taken the green-living ethos into their…

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How Rachel Got Her Beer Goggles Back

Seattle magazine's editorial director reflects on the dedicated research our team devoted to the Oct

We at Seattle magazine like to throw ourselves into researching our stories, so when we decided to do a beer issue to tap into (sorry) the recent resurgence of craft brewing, well, you can imagine how we felt we needed to take one for the team. I am generally more of a wine drinker, but…

Rachel Hart

Outdoor Gear Worth Splurging On

Heed the outdoors’ call in style with these new offerings from top local gear makers.

A new line of urban bags from Cascade Designs’ SealLine brand ($64.95–$169.95) coddles your stuff when you’re out enjoying our region’s infamous inclemency. The Seattle-made bags feature roll tops with easy-open clips, and welded seams that ensure that your precious cargo stays dry. And add-on accessories, like a zip pocket or phone holster, sweeten the…

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Blue Luna

A little hint of Paris in Kirkland.

Tucked into an alley by Barnes & Noble behind Lincoln Square, Ivetta Arzumanov’s new Blue Luna is a charming trove of Parisian finds and cutting-edge garments from Italy and Spain. A former accountant and engineer, the Armenian native frequently travels to Europe to shop for herself—and now brings chic, minimalist finds, such as edgy, asymmetrically…

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