March 2009
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We highlight the best desserts in our city, navigate the trendy world of local cupcakes, and unco
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After a century and a half of diaspora, Chief Seattle’s people have one last chance to reclaim their rights—and prove they exist. Included: Video coverage of the Duwamish Longhouse, courtesty q13fox.com
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Architect Emory Baldwin’s Greenlake home puts his simple—yet revolutionary—design philosophy to the test.
MUSIC LESSON Your headline 100 Years of Seattle Music (December 2008) inspired me to buy the magazine to find out if you included Paul Tutmarc. I was happy to find you did. I was in his first Hawaiian band, which included Paul on Hawaiian...
Or, at El Gaucho’s new Eastside steakhouse maybe they never left.
Seattle bartenders revive an old remedy for run of the mill cocktails.
We highlight the best desserts in our city, navigate the trendy world of local cupcakes, and unco
Image: Angie Norwood Browne To uncover the seven iconic desserts Seattle couldn’t survive without, our sweet-toothed sugar squad dug into scores of scrumptious samples—scouring local eateries for the very best in all that’s...
The Seattle Met staff is, to say the least, a cupcake crowd. We know from Trophies and Royales. But after gathering three flavors from seven bakers (chocolate, vanilla, and baker’s choice) for a blind taste test, we found many more little...
We devised an experiment to put Seattle’s top sugar spinners to the test: ask four of our best pastry chefs to invent a dessert using four local ingredients. The resulting confections rocked our sweet world. The Basics: a regional cheese, a...
To rate Seattle’s top chocolates, we asked local companies for three samples apiece: one milk, one dark, and one candy of their choosing. When we compiled the results, we were surprised to find some newcomers among our top picks. Page by page,...
Good news, treat-loving locavores. Our little corner of the country is home to a surprising number of chocolate cake and brownie mix makers. Always looking out for her fellow local-food lovers, expert recipe tester Jess Thomson tried out nine of...
We all love a sugar buzz, but too much sucrose wreaks havoc on our health. Enter the alternatives: From agave to stevia, natural sweeteners are the hottest thing in markets. But can you bake with them? We tried. And failed. Then, we sought help...
Sweet Science buyables, page by page: cupcakes, chocolates, brownie mixes, and sugar substitutes. Cupcake Trials Vanilla Vanilla Trophy Cupcake and Party Vanilla Swirl Sugar Rush Baking Company Cheatin’ With Chocolate New York Cupcakes Chocolate...
When times get tough, the tough go out for brunch.
During admissions month, a middle schooler’s parents know no shame. None whatsoever.
…at the imminent demise of the morning P-I.
Kirkland actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan brings out the big guns for Watchmen.
Scenes from Lifelong AIDS Alliance’s Gay bingo.
Scenes from Pacific Northwest Ballet’s winter wonderland ball.
Get ready for the Pacific Northwest Ballet Broadway Festival.
Jack Hamann was a TV reporter on assignment at Discovery Park when he noticed the gravestone of a WWII Italian soldier lynched at Fort Lawton. Upon learning that a suspicious verdict found African Americans guilty of the crime, Hamann began the...
Bring the outside in with home decor and accessories that reflect the great outdoors.
Flotsamologists never know what they’ll uncover on Washington’s stormy shores—and that’s the point.
"The Friend of the Family" vs. "Whoo Hoo, WaMu."
One local fireman’s personal mission up our tallest building (fully geared-up) in the annual Firefighter Stairclimb.
After a century and a half of diaspora, Chief Seattle’s people have one last chance to reclaim their rights—and prove they exist. Included: Video coverage of the Duwamish Longhouse, courtesty q13fox.com
Is Seattle ready for Mayor Licata? The council’s resident dissident will be a contender—if he runs.
Our wine critic says spend $20, be richly rewarded.
You may not be Twittering yet, but your broker is.
Architect Emory Baldwin’s Greenlake home puts his simple—yet revolutionary—design philosophy to the test.
Quad rugby’s rising local star is headed for the big time. And it’s going to be murder.
Desperate recession-time marketing from Seattle-ish businesses.