October 2015

Ethan Stowell's Goldfinch Tavern Wows with its View and Food

Ethan Stowell’s Goldfinch Tavern Wows with its View and Food

Ethan Stowell sets his sights on taking downtown hotel dining to new heights

Inside the Four Seasons hotel, Ethan Stowell’s newest restaurant, Goldfinch Tavern, benefits from what may be the greatest waterfront view in downtown Seattle. Floor-to-ceiling windows enlarge Elliott Bay, the Great Wheel and the Olympic Mountains to appear so close they could roll off the water and join your table for dinner. The view is an…

Locally Grown Barley Means Truly Local Beer

Locally Grown Barley Means Truly Local Beer

Kendall Jones raises a glass to the new, micro-local terroir of Washington beer

The terms “small” and “local” are pervasive in conversations about the virtues of craft beer, but until recently, no craft beer was entirely small or local. It burns the ears of craft beer aficionados to hear that the primary ingredient in the suds they love was developed at the behest of the mega breweries they…

Re-Zoning Seattle Neighborhoods

Re-Zoning Seattle Neighborhoods

Will humble Seattle homes survive the next zoning rethink?

Earlier this year, Seattle’s single-family zoning suffered a near-death experience when Mayor Ed Murray’s affordable housing panel endorsed what would be an effective citywide up-zoning of the neighborhoods. It sparked an instant uproar, and the mayor quickly backed off. And for the moment, the dream of owning your own house in Seattle—if you can pull…

Seattle's Surge in Soul Food Restaurants

Seattle’s Surge in Soul Food Restaurants

Southern food restaurants are sprouting up everywhere in Seattle and they're definitely worth a try

Seattle abounds with culinary diversity. Stroll through most neighborhoods and you will likely spot a taco shack, gyro joint and pho house within blocks of each other. Walk another half mile and you’ll probably hit stellar sushi and vegan almost anything. But, Southern food—soul-coaxing dishes, such as shrimp and grits, collard greens, and biscuits and gravy—has…

Everything You Need to Tailgate in Style

Everything You Need to Tailgate in Style

Sure, you’re on the sidelines, but your fan game shouldn’t be.

Twelves can show their support this season—and kill time waiting for kickoff—with the Seahawks Tailgate Toss. $69.99. Big 5 Sporting Goods, University Village, 4315 University Way NE; 206.547.2445; big5sportinggoods.com. // Therm-a-Rest Treo Chair folds up into a portable 10-inch package and weighs just 2.6 pounds, but holds up to 250 pounds. $99.95. Available at REI,…

Metropolitan Market's Delicious Cookie

Metropolitan Market’s Delicious Cookie

Each 6-ounce tasty treat comes with two types of Belgian chocolate

It took three years and near-sinister gobs of chocolate, but Metropolitan Market has perfected and rolled out its claim to confection fame: The Cookie. What other name could fit such an exemplary treat? A purist’s delight, each 6-ounce Cookie contains two types of Belgian chocolate, local flour, toasted walnuts and butter. The full-figured orbs are…

What's Changed a Year After Indigenous Peoples' Day?

What’s Changed a Year After Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

It's been a year, but improvements for Native American services are off to a slow start

Drumming, chanting and tears punctuated festivities at Seattle’s City Hall on October 13, 2014, when Mayor Ed Murray signed Indigenous Peoples’ Day into the historical fabric of Seattle on Columbus Day. The declaration provided some relief to wounds that have been packed with salt for centuries; among the celebrants were members of the Tulalip, Puyallup,…

Olivia Kim's Space Now at Nordstrom

Olivia Kim’s Space Now at Nordstrom

Nordstrom’s latest retail concept makes its in-store debut

Pepto pink mannequins and metallic display cages housing Acne Studios leather jackets…this is not the Nordstrom you remember. This is Space: Nordstrom creative director of special projects Olivia Kim’s latest in-store launch, which debuted in the downtown flagship store in August. Offering an exclusive selection of emerging designers—Vetements, Simone Rocha and Creatures of the Wind,…