July 2011
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Chicken farming for beginners, foraging in the San Juans, biking through farm country, river rafting cooking school, and tons more Northwest culinary getaways for people who really like to eat.
Features
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Highway workers raced to finish the suicide barrier on the Aurora Bridge, but they couldn’t overcome opposition and construction delays soon enough to save one woman’s life.
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Been to Pike/Pine lately? The zesty corridor on Capitol Hill is home to (at least!) 35 new bars and restaurants, 17 new shops, and one 15-year-old block party that just may be the best summer blowout in the nation.
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Movies under the stars! Concerts on the grass! Freebie family fun! A day-by-day calendar to the best outdoor concerts, films, festivals, and theater and dance events all summer long.
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The Pike/Pine nabe is evolving so fast that, when we set out to record all the new restaurants, bars, and shops that have opened since about 2009, we realized we’d have to list a few sight unseen—since we couldn’t travel into the future to visit...
PEOPLE OFTEN LIKE to ask writers where they get their story ideas. People, especially anyone who has experience with it, don’t often like to talk about suicide. So it was unusual, late last March, to receive a press release for a small event...
Pike Place Market memories, a grammar lesson, and raves for the buskers.
Chicken farming for beginners, foraging in the San Juans, biking through farm country, river rafting cooking school, and tons more Northwest culinary getaways for people who really like to eat.
When it comes to skewered meats, Seattle yakitori chef Harold Fields (he runs Seattle-based catering company Umami Kushi) sticks to tradition.
Ballard restaurant Golden Beetle showcases the stunning cooking of Tilth chef Maria Hines. It just may not feel like it.
The Pike/Pine nabe is evolving so fast that, when we set out to record all the new restaurants, bars, and shops that have opened since about 2009, we realized we’d have to list a few sight unseen—since we couldn’t travel into the future to visit...
Sharing a kitchen—but not an aesthetic—with the French restaurant Le Gourmand, the modish six-table Sambar next door serves up feisty little Parisian cocktails and a short list of just-the-thing noshes.
A lot of people adored the rustic La Spiga on Broadway, and a lot of people adore its sprawling replacement on 12th. They just aren’t the same people
Gina Gildyard, Roosevelt High School’s varsity girls basketball coach, could whup you at trash ball—angling paper balls into those ubiquitous blue recycling bins at your nine-to-five. But that doesn’t mean she won’t offer you a few shooting tips...
Captain America slings his shield on the big screen this month in Captain America: The First Avenger. But if Seattle’s Ed Brubaker—who took over as the comic’s primary writer in 2005—hadn’t resuscitated the once-stale superhero, that trip to...
This month’s party guests: George R. R. Martin, Dorothy Parvaz, Drew Carey, Dennis Kucinich, Gennette Cordova, and Neko Case.
Been to Pike/Pine lately? The zesty corridor on Capitol Hill is home to (at least!) 35 new bars and restaurants, 17 new shops, and one 15-year-old block party that just may be the best summer blowout in the nation.
Tacoma’s Vicci Martinez rocks The Voice and the Triple Door.
Movies under the stars! Concerts on the grass! Freebie family fun! A day-by-day calendar to the best outdoor concerts, films, festivals, and theater and dance events all summer long.
For his new solo album, Ukulele Songs, Eddie Vedder performs original work and covers, which he’ll showcase in two sold-out concerts at Benaroya Hall mid-July. Glen Hansard of the Swell Season and the Frames joins.
In April, Nordstrom equipped employees at its Seattle and Bellevue locations with iPod Touches that can scan merchandise and complete sales anywhere in the store. By July, the store will have booted up at least 5,000 “mobile checkout” devices...
Lily Raskind trades in her ready-to-wear line Sunshine and Shadow for a collaboration with Urban Outfitters called Yellow Is Gold.
Curtis Steiner, owner of former Ballard shop Souvenir, returns with a new eponymous boutique.
Despite the campsites and old cabin ruins just off the trail, not to mention the throng of hikers, there remains some untamed charm at Snow Lake, one of Snoqualmie Pass’s most photogenic wilderness sites.
Let’s get this straight: Seattleites go a little nuts in July.
It’s 10pm. Do you know where Mayor McGinn is? Should you?
A by-the-numbers look at how gas prices are affecting Washington State.
An excerpt from the U.S. Army’s account of the actions of Leroy Arthur Petry, assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, while in Afghanistan in 2008. President Obama will award Petry the Medal of Honor on July 12
The Boeing-built missile tracking device that landed in Elliott Bay in May for maintenance will be a part of the Seattle skyline 
till the end of the summer.
Dispatches from Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Culture Fiend, Sauced, and Wear What When.
A handicapper’s guide to the Seattle City Council primary (August 16) and general elections (November 8).
Medical marijuana advocate Laura Healy, who opened Shoreline’s Green Hope Patient Network with her husband Mark, braces for legal trouble.
Highway workers raced to finish the suicide barrier on the Aurora Bridge, but they couldn’t overcome opposition and construction delays soon enough to save one woman’s life.
No great Washington chardonnays? Don’t believe everything you hear.
An outdated Craftsman kitchen comes into the now without a dramatic overhaul thanks to Jason Legat of Seattle’s Model Remodel.
Working out is a huge waste of energy—unless you turn your spin bike into a generator like SoDo-based company PlugOut did.
Via the folks at the Surf Ballard shop comes the next evolution of stand-up paddleboarding, a mashup of surfing and yoga. They call it WASUP Yoga, as in Washington Stand-Up Paddleboarding Yoga.
A guide to the best outdoor concerts all summer long.
A guide to the best outdoor films all summer long.
A guide to the best outdoor theater and dance events all summer long.
Fields makes his version of yakitori sauce, or tare with smoked chicken bones, for the faintest lick of burnt wood in the final flavor. This version skips that step, but if you use a good hardwood charcoal, you should be able to achieve a...