April 2010
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Cover Story
Seattle’s nice, but a road trip in the springtime is even sweeter. Here, five excuses to load the trunk, get behind the wheel, and put rubber to asphalt.
Features
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Fashion’s new, ultrarelaxed policy on mixing and “matching” means anything is possible and everything is beautiful.
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Crust almighty! Proclamations over picks for Seattle’s best pizza. Plus: A reader clears up confusion over citywide Wi-Fi, and bikers gone bad.
One heckuva list of beef sandwiches.
William Belickis’s South Lake Union restaurant MistralKitchen offers a full plate that will please regular diners and food snobs alike.
What makes Spice Room, the romantic and sophisticated brick room along the Columbia City strip, memorable?
Buttery-sweet brioche is a staple at any boulangerie worth its salt—this recipe from Columbia City Bakery owner Evan Andres is the French classic at its best.
Belltown’s high-end restaurants fly east to South Lake Union.
New Century Theater codirector Hans Altwies treads softly into his first solo show—an adaptation of The Iliad at Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Artist Matthew Barney’s five-part magnum opus Cremaster Cycle screens in its entirety at SIFF Cinema this month.
This woman gets quite enough exercise playing tug-of-war with her conscience, thank you.
Seattle’s anime and manga fest Sakura-Con turns 13 this month. What are you wearing?
Suzanne Vega, backstage at the Moore Theatre on February 25, 2010.
An Old World artisan, Rafael Carrabba, matches up violins, players, and big-time investors.
This month’s party guests: Elaine Pagels, Hunter Handsfield, Tom Perez, Mark Arthur, Howard Schultz, Scott Williams, Christina Choi, David Shor.
The Venerable U Pyinya Zawta sips tea and looks toward better times in Burma.
How to handle the Mariners’ new acquisition, Milton Bradley, with care.
Cornish design student Ben Fuglevand works at home furnishings showroom Velocity Art and Design. He wants a long white oxford shirt for spring.
Fashion’s new, ultrarelaxed policy on mixing and “matching” means anything is possible and everything is beautiful.
Seattle’s nice, but a road trip in the springtime is even sweeter. Here, five excuses to load the trunk, get behind the wheel, and put rubber to asphalt.
Keli Carender, aka Libery Belle, the Seattle blogger who ignited the Tea Party.
Seattle’s toughest saloon keeper, Billy the Mug, had a sentimental side.
How our region swung into action following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti—and what more can be done.
Jeff Smiley serves his spring bock beers in Greenwood’s Pillagers Pub, a place fit for Blackbeard.
Mike McSorley, the bar manager at Naga Cocktail Lounge at Chantanee restaurant, shares a recipe for homemade maraschino cherries so you can give your carefully crafted cocktails the garnish they deserve.
Gage Academy of Art’s founding family puts a modern face on a Ballard bungalow.
Rowers at Lake Union Crew ditch the Stairmaster and sauna in favor of fresh air and open water.
New homes for rent: Builders are leasing what they can’t sell. Plus, Sand Point’s low crime rate makes it a hot neighborhood.
A Close Up of folk musician Suzanne Vega.
Pictures from the 2010 Arbor Eden Preview Gala, Artist Trust’s 2010 Benefit Art Auction, On Wings of Hope, Jackie and Bender’s One Big KISS for Seattle Children’s Hospital Radiothon, Venice is Sinking: A Venetian Masked Carnival Ball, and 18th Annua