January 2011
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Getaways, adventures, and road trips for every weekend of the year.
Features
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A people’s quest to save Lushootseed, the original language of Puget Sound.
Thumbnail for - Yoga for Life
Seattle is obsessed with the health and wellness benefits of yoga, so we visited yoga studios and clinics all over town to find out why.
Thumbnail for - Bend It Like Buddha
A guide to Seattle’s top yoga studios.
WHEN I SIT DOWN to write the editor’s note, I struggle to do justice to the entire issue in the allotted space of 400 words or less. Typical of me, sometime during production week I’ll drift awake around 3am, and the whole magazine slowly coheres...
Individually sized “hand” pies are suddenly showing up in bakeries all over Seattle. Piper Davis of Grand Central Bakery shares a recipe for roast beef and mashed potato hand pies.
Queen Anne restaurant The Book Bindery soars with meat, potatoes, and je ne sais quoi.
Seattle has lousy Indian food, right? Duck into Travelers Tea Bar and Cafe on Capitol Hill and watch that conventional wisdom go mano a mano with fragrant lentil soups; pan-fried, paneer-stuffed paratha flat breads, and some of the most...
Overindulged last month? Shocking. You don’t have to give up all your sin to put a little penance into January; just check out a few of the healthier happy hours at Carmelita, Elliott’s Oyster House, La Carta de Oaxaca, Liberty, and Poppy.
We’ve got head lice! Now what?
Seattle Modern Orchestra demystifies modern chamber music.
The A.W.A.R.D. Show dance contest at On the Boards pits 12 top Northwest choreographers against each other for the chance to win $10,000 and major bragging rights.
The Seattle Monolith—and its theft—is still a mystery, 10 years later.
This month’s party guests: Sarah White, Phoenix Jones, Yellow Pages, John Henry Browne, Felix Hernandez, and Sarah Sense-Wilson.
David Volk navigates the Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle, and Eddie Vedder pens the intro to From a Basement in Seattle: The Poster Art of Brad Klausen.
From a monologue of Drew Barth, Bellevue resident and finalist in the 31st Seattle International Comedy Competition
A look at the Mariner’s best Baseball Hall of Fame hopefuls for the next five years in comparison to the competition.
Le 21ème Arrondissement blogger Adam Katz Sinding gives a tutorial on how he found his personal style statements.
Getaways, adventures, and road trips for every weekend of the year.
The hot topic of this year’s American Astronomical Society conference: Gliese 581g, a recently discovered, potentially life-­sustaining planet. Skeptics, including University of Washington astronomer Eric Agol, are rearing for fierce planetary debat
A people’s quest to save Lushootseed, the original language of Puget Sound.
Curt Lew, whose Bellevue-based Emit Technologies makes security equipment, says he and his team have built a less intrusive full-body scanner: the People Portal II.
Best-selling novelist Neal Stephenson collaborates in an online-only project (The Mongoliad) about invading Mongolian hordes. And he’s pretty good at swordplay, too.
If Metro scraps the clean, quiet trolleys Seattle loves, they may not save as much money as they hope.
Belltown resident Michael Komarnitsky founds gomiles.com, a dashboard that tracks your miles, corrals deals, and helps you decide whether and when to redeem your points.
In November, workers at the decommissioned Hanford plutonium production site discovered mouse droppings that made their Geiger counters hiss like cats. Now the Hanforders are on the hunt for the radioactive mouse.
Seattle police violence by the numbers.
For airplane interior engineer Steve Sauer, 182 square feet is big enough by far.
Seattle is obsessed with the health and wellness benefits of yoga, so we visited yoga studios and clinics all over town to find out why.
A guide to Seattle’s top yoga studios.
Got some extra cash? It’s never too early to snag your postretirement home and rent it out in the meantime. 

As of October, the average sale price of a single-family home on the Eastside was $523,000. Here’s a snapshot of what was available near that price point in late November.
Recipe courtesy Piper Davis, Grand Central Bakery.
Recipe courtesy Piper Davis, Grand Central Bakery
Recipe courtesy Piper Davis, Grand Central Bakery
Recipe courtesy Piper Davis, Grand Central Bakery
Recipe courtesy Piper Davis, Grand Central Bakery