February 2011
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The many and varied cuisines of Asia have enlightened and defined the Northwest palate more than any other ethnic influence. Here, the 45 best Asian restaurants representing 14 cuisines, and the six most authentic Asian restaurant experiences in Seattle.
Features
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364 Seattle dentists who will give you reason to smile.
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A primer to the spring arts season, starring Nick Cave, Marco Goecke and his upcoming Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere Contemporary 4, Catherine Cabeen and her new dance Into the Void, and more.
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Ten top dental innovations, from tissue- and cavity-zapping lasers to incognito braces to ceramic reconstruction technology.
Community Service Yoga owners, instructors, and students share a strong connection (" Yoga for Life ," January 2011). They understand how busy life can get yet still make time to follow their passions, take care of their bodies and their minds....
The latest in the happy boomlet of Pioneer Square luncheries, BuiltBurger is a tidy, minimalist burger joint with a laudable schtick: fixins ground up inside the meat.
The many and varied cuisines of Asia have enlightened and defined the Northwest palate more than any other ethnic influence. Here, the 45 best Asian restaurants representing 14 cuisines, and the six most authentic Asian restaurant experiences in...
When on the hunt for black bean squid, black bean crab, or honey walnut prawns, head for Hing Loon, Sea Garden, or T&T Seafood, respectively.
Chiang’s Gourmet, Red Lantern, 663 Bistro, and Yea’s Wok draw all types of eaters—Chinese families, Koreans, Caucasians, Tom Douglas. Plus Bellevue scores the only Northwest outpost of the revered soup dumpling chain Din Tai Fung.
It doesn’t get more old-school in Seattle than the century-old Maneki; Izumi in Kirkland, meanwhile, masters Nipponese classics.
All right, so Seattle is no mecca for dim sum. That said, Joy Palace and Jade Garden do it best.
At Columbia City’s Kawali Grill, pork dominates the Spanish-influenced menu. (Vegans need not apply.)
Like the snack bars of Tokyo, Kaname Izakaya and Shochu Bar beckons wary workers with early-evening belts and bites.
Korean BBQ spot Old Village Korean Restaurant, Wallingford favorite Joule, and the U District’s Korean Tofu House top our list, as does BCD Tofu House for its sundubu jjigae.
At Savatdee and Viengthong, Thai standards and Lao specialties share the menu.
Brand new Satay in Wallingford and the ID’s Malaysian go-to, Malay Satay Hut, churn out Southeast Asian staples like Hainanese chicken rice and roti canai.
Newcomers Japonessa Sushi Cocina and Sushi Kappo Tamura join the ranks of Shiki, Shiro’s Sushi Restaurant, and Kisaku.
Spiced and Spicy Talk Bistro heat up Bellevue and Redmond, respectively, while Mandarin Chef churns out the best hand-shaved noodles.
Facing East and Henry’s Taiwan master that dazzling cultural hybrid known as Taiwanese cuisine.
Bai Tong, Chantanee, and Thai Curry Simple serve up the best in Siamese cuisine; May Restaurant and Lounge boasts a phad Thai presentation to leave for dead every other pretender in town.
Saigon Deli does banh mi best, and Phơ Băc pho, while Hương Binh, Green Leaf, Monsoon, and Tamarind Tree turn out some of the finest Vietnamese menus in Seattle.
The six most authentic Asian restaurant experiences this side of the Pacific Rim: Joy Palace, Sichuanese Cuisine Restaurant, Ho Soon Yi Restaurant, Samurai Noodle, Noodle Boat Thai Cuisine, and Tsukushinbo.
A primer to the spring arts season, starring Nick Cave, Marco Goecke and his upcoming Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere Contemporary 4, Catherine Cabeen and her new dance Into the Void, and more.
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Ron Reagan, Magnolia resident and son of President Ronald Reagan, from his new memoir My Father at 100.
How many Seattleites live alone? How many have children? A by-the-numbers look at the Seattle household.
Through May, more than 300 of Norman Rockwell’s covers for The Saturday Evening Post and 44 paintings will be on display at Tacoma Art Museum.
In West of Here, Bainbridge Island writer and Washington State Book Award winner Jonathan Evison braids two tales, one set in the 1890s, the other in 2006, about Port Bonita, a fictional town on the Olympic Peninsula.
We canvas the coming months to find the 21 best things to do. What’s on tap? Billy Elliot at the Paramount, Chop Shop Dance Festival, Shabazz Palaces and TheeSatisfaction, Hugo Literary Series’ Brief Encounters, a Jeff Bridges film fest at Sea
This month’s party guests: Anne Rosellini, Michael Henrichsen, Rick Larsen, Ken Jennings, Susan Hildreth, and Michael Cera.
Penn Jillette of Showtime’s Penn and Teller: Bullshit! doesn’t hate you.
Vancouverite Todd Wong brings to Seattle his Robert Burns–inspired Gung Haggis Fat Choy, a Scottish and Chinese cross-cultural holiday that has spread from Canada to China and Scotland.
Christen Cottam sells scents and sensibility in her West Seattle shop Knows Perfume.
At downtown furniture shop Roche Bobois, designer Jean-Paul Gaultier updates the brand’s modular, iconic Mah Jong sofa pieces.
Valentine’s Day shopping is way sexier and a lot less stressful when you do it together, which is why we’re directing you to Stephanie Percy’s new Bellevue boutique, La Bijou.
You don’t have to be a gearhead to geek out for DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, but a need for speed helps.
On the last Sunday of February, more than 6,000 cyclists will pedal through what Bicycling magazine calls one of “four classic rides in the nation": Chilly Hilly.
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Space shuttle pilot Gregory C. Johnson aimed for the stars—and reached them.
Local transit mavens make a last-ditch plea to Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council for faster trolleys, not pricey streetcars, on First Hill.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a total blackout was ordered between the Mexican and Canadian borders to foil potential attacks on the mainland. P-I photographers captured the Seattle blackout in pictures, including this decisive moment...
The Super Bowl airs on February 6, and you should probably watch it at Capitol Hill bar Auto Battery.
364 Seattle dentists who will give you reason to smile.
Ten top dental innovations, from tissue- and cavity-zapping lasers to incognito braces to ceramic reconstruction technology.
A strain in the brain can cause a pain in the back.
When financial hard times hit, is it better to skip the mortgage payment or the condo dues?
In January, we looked at Redmond and Bellevue real estate available for a little more than half a mil. This month, we dug up a handful of Seattle real estate for that same price.
The Insider’s Guide to Asian Food in Seattle
Ever since Seattle got serious about its flash mobs—they show up everywhere from Westlake Center to Seahawks games—we’ve noticed local arts organizations embracing the “shock and awe” marketing spirit. Here, videos from five recent Seattle flash...
We proudly salute arts organizations around the world using creative approaches to reach new audiences.
Veteran Metro Transit bus route designer Jack Whisner raises concerns about the city’s plans for a First Hill streetcar.