May 2012
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The mobile revolution has begun. We’ve tracked the big hitters, scouted the best bites, and corralled some 45 curbside cooks to bring you a road map to the street food explosion.
Features
Thumbnail for - Washington National Guard Soldier Fights Deportation in Seattle Court
Pakistan native Zahid Chaudhry served in the military, married a U.S. citizen, and became the target of Homeland Security’s post-9/11 zeal. And now he may be deported—for checking the wrong box when applying for his green card.
Thumbnail for - Insider’s Guide to Gaming in Washington
If the financial meltdown taught us anything, the secret is to take calculated risks. So with that in mind, take a lesson from some of the state’s card sharks, poker pros, and all-around gambling gurus.
Seattle’s newest culinary moment: food trucks.
The mobile revolution has begun. We’ve tracked the big hitters, scouted the best bites, and corralled some 45 curbside cooks to bring you a road map to the street food explosion.
Capitol Hill restaurant Manhattan Drugs brings the steak house to a whole new demographic.
Mark Fuller transforms his high-end Spring Hill Restaurant into the more affordable, more Hawaiian Ma’ono Fried Chicken and Whisky.
Ballard Avenue is bursting with new bars and restaurants.
Seattle food geeks are hooked on juice. Starbucks thinks you will be, too.
How the food truck revolution took root in Seattle.
Seattle’s best food trucks: Bigfood, Crisp Creperie, Halláva Falafel, Marination Mobile, Marination Mobile, Off the Rez, Parfait, Raney Brothers BBQ, Skillet, Street Donuts, Street Treats, Tokyo Dog, Where Ya At Matt.
Twenty great Seattle food trucks and the owners’ top menu picks.
New and coming-soon food trucks: El Coqui, Jemil’s Big Easy, Monte Cristo, My Chef Lynn, Pretzelwagen, Rollin Q, Savage Street Cuisine, Xplosive.
Former Seattle Weekly critic Jonathan ­Kauffman on getting the most out of Mexican street food.
What goes on in the back of the truck? Come along as we spend eight hours Off the Rez.
Seattle food trucks like Skillet, Maximus Minimus, and Marination Mobile think beyond the street.
True stories from the food truck front lines.
Jeff, One Lonely Guy (­Amazon Publishing), by Jeff Ragsdale, David Shields, and Michael Logan, is a crowd-sourced anthology of American melancholy.
This month’s party guests: Kathryn Gustafson, Michelle Bufano, Jason Franey, Sue Bird, Kathleen Flenniken, and David Leck.
The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Wear What When, Sauced, and Culture Fiend.
Advice from poker pro Alex Fitzgerald of pocketfives.com and pokerheadrush.com.
If the financial meltdown taught us anything, the secret is to take calculated risks. So with that in mind, take a lesson from some of the state’s card sharks, poker pros, and all-around gambling gurus.
How the Evergreen State killed internet gambling.
The Washington Lottery, by the numbers.
Seattle’s card-counting blackjack team the Holy ROllers has a big guy on its side: God.
Tips from Holy Roller David Drury
How to succeed in business without really bluffing.
Sizing up four Seattle-area casinos: Emerald Queen, Muckleshoot, Snoqualmie, and Tulalip Resort.
Hip-swiveling musical Million Dollar Quartet returns for a week at the Paramount.
Kristin Chenoweth flexes her larger-than-life pipes at the Paramount, Seattle Opera attempts its first-ever simulcast, Seattle International Film Festival returns with Your Sister’s Sister, and more.
Pass the pillow: It’s a new era of Seattle living room concerts.
Larry McKaughan collects classic blue jeans at Heller’s Cafe on Capitol Hill.
Dip a toe into the tall tales of BC’s Harrison Hot Springs during a weekend getaway.
The Seattle region’s rank in export value, export-supported jobs, and more.
If a font can encapsulate the spirit of a city, is Seattle in need of a typographical overhaul?
Ysabel Mullarky, a senior on the Ingraham High School debate team, on how to verbally spar with the best.
An excerpt from “Best and Worst States for Women,” an analysis from iVillage.com, released in March 2012.
The University of Washington competes with 14 other schools to construct the best fully functional, supergreen vehicle prototype for EcoCar2.
Twenty years after his peak, Sir Mix-a-Lot is working on a new album, but don’t call it a comeback. He never left.
Pakistan native Zahid Chaudhry served in the military, married a U.S. citizen, and became the target of Homeland Security’s post-9/11 zeal. And now he may be deported—for checking the wrong box when applying for his green card.
Despite what gay rights advocates argue, maybe redefinition is just what marriage needs.
Even in the era of Kindles and Nooks, a well-ordered bookcase brings character to a room.
A Bellingham mental health expert says the soldier accused of the worst military atrocity in decades isn’t the only one to blame.
One coach’s quest to bring backstrokes to underprivileged communities.
The mobile revolution has begun. We’ve tracked the big hitters, scouted the best bites, and corralled some 45 curbside cooks to bring you a road map to the street food explosion.
If the financial meltdown taught us anything, the secret is to take calculated risks. So with that in mind, take a lesson from some of the state’s card sharks, poker pros, and all-around gambling gurus.