March 2011
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We’ve spent the last two years living and breathing the Seattle bar scene. The result: This list of our 25 favorite Seattle cocktail bars, an introduction to seven of our city’s master drink makers (all of whom happen to be women), and five o
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The 148 best veterinarians in the Seattle metropolitan region.
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How a game, an actor, and mentor-driven startup program TechStars helped alter Seattle tech entrepreneurship (and maybe celebrities) forever.
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Seattle pets eat better, play harder, go more places, and even have better career opportunities than their counterparts just about anywhere else.
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Drink your way through Seattle’s best bars.
Super Satay The most incredible satay I have ever experienced was at Satay (" Best Asian Restaurants: Malaysian ," February 2011). My mouth is watering just thinking about it… Don’t miss out on the laksa (a spicy seafood soup). It’s to die...
Matt Janke’s downtown restaurant Lecosho is a porkophile’s paradise—and much more.
We’ve spent the last two years living and breathing the Seattle bar scene. The result: This list of our 25 favorite Seattle cocktail bars, an introduction to seven of our city’s master drink makers (all of whom happen to be women), and five o
It’s vegetarian (even vegan and/or gluten free), situated in a South End public housing project, and owned by lesbians who renounce high fructose corn syrup. When some comedian creates a TV spoof called Seattleiana, it will undoubtedly be set at...
The next big thing in desserts is pie, and it’s here, and it’s hot, and here’s where to get it: A la Mode Pies, Dahlia Bakery, High 5 Pie, Macrina, Pie, Seattle Pie Company, and Shoofly Pie Co.
Seattle’s never been known for its bagels. But with Capitol Hill’s new Montreal-style bakery Eltana, that just might change.
The Washington State Convention Center hosts the ninth annual Emerald City Comicon, March 4–6. But don’t reach for the tights until you’ve taken our questionnaire.
My daughter’s vegetarianism must be stopped!
The latest avant-garde explosion at the Frye Art Museum is courtesy of Degenerate Art Ensemble, a Seattle-based performance art group that defies definition.
In her memoir The Source of All Things, Tracy Ross lets us ride shotgun as she loses herself in the wilds of Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, and Seattle, with a stint at Cornish College of the Arts.
This month’s party guests: Jacob Appelbaum, Michelle Sexton, Phil Mocek, Chelsie Jorgensen, Cory Fitzner, and Rachel the Pig.
King County Superior Court charging document against 74-year-old James Fogle (the inspiration for Drugstore Cowboy, starring Matt Dillon) for his botched 2010 heist in Redmond.
Stroll SoDo as baseball fever builds and you’ll see hawkers unloading pink Mariners visors. Shop Ebbets Field Flannels, just a half a block north of Qwest Field, sells no such tchotchke.
Jimmy Choo founder and creative head 
Tamara Mellon visits the downtown Nordstrom on March 2.
Traci Schlosser, personal shopper at University Village women’s store Anthropologie, reinvents her life and style.
Mt. Baker holds the world record for snowfall. Weekend ski getaway, anyone?
Who knew? Matthew Inman, the creator of the web comic Oatmeal, doesn’t really like oatmeal.
How a game, an actor, and mentor-driven startup program TechStars helped alter Seattle tech entrepreneurship (and maybe celebrities) forever.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship—an 11-bout throwdown dubbed UFC Fight Night 24—is selling out at KeyArena. Since when did we become a fisticuffs-loving city?
Are Seattle City Light’s metal streetlight poles a danger to you (and your dog)?
The 10 Seattle bars—superbly staffed, welcoming to all—that we think you need to visit right now.
Another 15 favorite Seattle bars, plus the cocktail to try at each one.
Mark Brubaker, owner of Northwest Window Maintenance, on how to keep your home and car windows squeaky clean.
Brad Harlow let everyone else make the decisions while building his man cave. And he got exactly what he wanted.
The 148 best veterinarians in the Seattle metropolitan region.
Jonathan Daou, inventor and owner of Park Here, drew over 50,000 sun-starved New Yorkers this winter with a 4,500 square-foot, indoor popup park. Would it work here? We ask Seattle Parks and Recreation spokesperson Dewey Potter.
Seattle pets eat better, play harder, go more places, and even have better career opportunities than their counterparts just about anywhere else.
Just how bummed are we in Rain City? Sustainable Seattle aims to find out. In January the environmental nonprof launched the Happiness Survey, a means to gauge what it calls our Happiness Index.
After my last dog died, rather than get another one, I decided to volunteer at a local shelter to get my "dog fix." I managed to last two years without adopting by using the excuses of "no time," "loss of freedom," but that all changed...
Baxter Brown has come to accept the fact that he is too cute for words and that he has to sit for photo shoots when his mother dresses him up in random costumes: "I don’t mind the attention, I just can’t stand all the stuff she makes me...
Lucy is a West Highland Terrier who enjoys playing in the snow, going for long walks in the park, Pet Fashion Shows, and Happy Hour at Norms.
Brie is a 12-year-old Toy Poodle. She was born in Sarasota, Florida, and recently transferred to Seattle. She enjoys dining, walking, and reading books.
On a sunny Halloween, Jackson basks in the sun on the deck.
Quetzal at the Tulip Festival in Tulalip.
We got Monty at the pound about eight years ago, shortly after we got married. At the time, they said he was a Chow and Lab mix. We don’t know what he is exactly, but we call him a Pitbull-Wiener dog. Walking down the street with Monty...
Lucy ’s favorite hotspots are the South Lake Union neighborhood and her couch, where she spends most of her time staring out into the world with these big soulful eyes.
Drink your way through Seattle’s best bars.
Drink your way through Queen Anne bars, starting at the aptly named Hilltop Ale House and finishing with a ten-ounce Tini Bigs cocktail.
On this Ballard bar crawl, pit stops include Hazlewood, Ocho, The Noble Fir, Ballard Loft, and more.
Fremont and Wallingford are home to bar charmers like 35th Street Bistro, Quoin, Brouwer’s, and The Pacific Inn Pub.
When in Phinney Ridge, drink as Phinney Ridgers do: at Oliver’s Twist, The Park Pub, 74th Street Ale House, Prost Tavern, Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon, and In the Red Wine Bar and Café.
Drink your way through Bellevue’s best bars.
Capitol Hill lays claim to Sun Liquor, Liberty, Linda’s, and other notable Seattle bars.
Spur, Virginia Inn, Bathtub Gin—just a few Belltown bars worth a swig.
Drink your way through downtown bars, including Zig Zag, Il Bistro, and Pink Door.
The Hideout, The Hunt Club, Vito’s, and Rview top our First Hill tippling spots.
Behind the bar with six of our city’s master drink makers.