August 2009
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Where to swim, paddle, hike, and hunt for treasure in the sand: Here are Washington’s 15 best beach destinations.
Features
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Our list of 347 of the best doctors based in the Seattle area in 80 specialties, including General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, and Alternative Medicine.
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Seattle is a relative bright spot in the health care picture, with better-than-average care, better general health, and lower costs. Martin Cahn—the last primary care doc left in lower Fremont— went into general practice to help people and unr
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Sure, the recession is bad: Nearly 10 percent of Washington was out of work as of earlier this summer, and more than 55,000 Seattleites lost their jobs between May 2008 and May 2009. Now it’s time to buck up, get proactive, and start living your lif
Cures for What Ails You
Letters about previous articles from the Seattle metropolitan community.
Street carts are where Seattle’s eating right now. Here are six mobile vendors you don’t want to miss.
Wallingford’s rustic Cantinetta provides a blueprint for opening a restaurant in uncertain times.
Gooseberries are in season—find them at Schuh Farms and Grouse Mountain Farm farmers markets stands—and just right for pie, jam, and chutney. Matt Costello of the Inn at Langley shares a recipe for Gooseberry Chutney.
In the past three months, residents cooking French fries have caused six Tacoma home fires. The culprit? Cooking oil.
Value red wines from France and Spain.
Bartenders at Tini Bigs, Naga Cocktail Lounge, Barrio, the new Tavern Law, and Vessel are stone-cold serious about ice.
Roasted Pear Crostini with Gorgonzola These are extra-delicious topped with chopped toasted nuts, such as hazelnuts or walnuts. Balsamic glaze can be purchased at gourmet and well-stocked grocery stores. Makes 24 INGREDIENTS •2 firm red Bartlett...
A woman can earn her own financial independence, be fully the agent of her own body, freely pursue her own dreams. She is more than a man’s chattel; more than his romantic ideal. She walks alongside a man as his partner. But for all of feminism’s gr
Robert Spano, the internationally acclaimed music director of the Atlanta Symphony, in August leads the mighty opera The Ring, the Seattle Opera’s signature Wagner production.
During the Yankees’ four-game series at Safeco Field, Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez—the Mariners’ two biggest stars of all time—will step onto the diamond in Seattle together for the first time in a decade. A look back at the last 10 years…
The vacant lot at 23rd Avenue and East Union Street transforms into an interactive art installation. The Corner: 23rd and Union is the creation of KUOW producer Jenny Asarnow and records the changing nature of the Central District neighborhood.
Turn a cultural outing into a craft fair: Explore Seattle’s best museum gift shops.
Starbucks’s Barista Blade Grinder and the face-plant prone Novara Trionfo bikes from REI cause the Seattle companies to issue recalls.
Spend two perfect days in Lake Tahoe biking, boating, exploring, and dining.
Where to swim, paddle, hike, and hunt for treasure in the sand: Here are Washington’s 15 best beach destinations.
Just who is Susan Hutchison, the former KIRO TV news coanchor leading the race to fill Ron Sims’s King County executive post? Her campaign runs on fame, game, connections—and a flash of indignation.
The August 18 primary will determine which two mayoral candidates will compete for office this fall. Greg Nickels’s chances of making it past the primary threshold are good; City Councilmember Jan Drago and former NBA player James Donaldson are...
In late July, Seattle landed one of only six Tesla Motors showrooms in the country. The company calls the car an investment in the future of affordable gas-free transportation, but for $109,000, it comes with some other savvy features, too.
What I learned about Seattle politics from tweeting public forums, City Council meetings, legislative district meetings, press conferences, and campaign kickoffs.
For Bjarko Serra architect Chris Serra and his partner Valerie Wersinger, updating a Seward Park, Paul Kirk split-level home meant honoring an artist in transition—and keeping owner Frances Locke happy, too.
Our list of 347 of the best doctors based in the Seattle area in 80 specialties, including General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, and Alternative Medicine.
Seattle is a relative bright spot in the health care picture, with better-than-average care, better general health, and lower costs. Martin Cahn—the last primary care doc left in lower Fremont— went into general practice to help people and unr
Sure, the recession is bad: Nearly 10 percent of Washington was out of work as of earlier this summer, and more than 55,000 Seattleites lost their jobs between May 2008 and May 2009. Now it’s time to buck up, get proactive, and start living your lif
To solve Seattle’s vacant-home problem the Department of Planning and Development considers easing codes for leveling lost-cause property. Plus, sales are surging just east of Federal Way. Three homes illustrate what you can find there now.