September 2011
Table of Contents
Cover Story
With more than 700 wineries in our state, the juice just keeps getting better. Here are the 100 best Washington wines plus seven wine-region getaways.
Features
Thumbnail for - Return to Red Mountain
At just over 4,000 acres, Red Mountain is Washington’s smallest AVA. But ton for ton, its cab, merlot, and syrah grapes are among the most precious and pricey in the state—yielding wines of amazing structure and complexity and attracting some of...
Thumbnail for - Fall Arts Preview
A guide to the fresh faces and new spaces in the coming cultural season: Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony’s new conductor; nongallery art venues like Robert Yoder’s Season; a spontaneous theater collective, Sandbox Radio Live; and the 60 best
Thumbnail for - Andrew Villeneuve Takes On Tim Eyman
Don’t freak out or anything, but the future of our state could hinge on the work of a 24-year-old college student who lives with his parents. Meet Andrew Villeneuve, computer geek, scourge of the right wing, and the only person who leaves Tim...
Thumbnail for - A Bainbridge Island Bachelor Pad
Bainbridge Island architect Matthew Coates, whose firm specializes in sustainable buildings, designed a house with a hard exterior and a soft warm feeling inside. Owner Earl Dorsey fit right in.
WHAT I REMEMBER IS THIS: a lot of dancers running and lunging across the stage, hunching and scrunching in no discernible pattern or story while the recorded soundtrack screeched and sawed in no discernible relation to the movement or a...
Fan mail for the Elwha River dams, a libertarian view of bike helmets, and one artistic insight.
With more than 700 wineries in our state, the juice just keeps getting better. Here are the 100 best Washington wines plus seven wine-region getaways.
Roberto Salmerón, owner of Capitol Hill restaurant Tacos Chukís, found his future in the Tijuana street food of his youth.
Skillet, the Airstream trailer that kicked off our food truck obsession opens permanently on Capitol Hill with Skillet Diner.
Stopsky’s Deli, a Northwest-fresh rendition of a Jewish deli in Mercer Island’s burgeoning commercial district.
Cadaretta SBS White Wine Columbia Valley 2010 $23 This sauvignon blanc–semillon blend is a consistent standout from Walla Walla Valley winery Cadaretta. Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Late Harvest White Riesling Columbia Valley 2008 $25 White...
Is Seattle’s jam-band jester Dave Matthews gunning for Bumbershoot?
In Jim Davidson’s The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier, two climbers’ lifelong dream of summiting Mount Rainier goes awry.
Three tips from Frye Museum exhibition designer Shane Montgomery.
Spencer Elden, the model on the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind, which was released 20 years ago on September 24. Elden was interviewed by film editor Barry O’Donnell last year.
The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Culture Fiend, Sauced, and Wear What When.
This month’s party guests: Anna Faris, Tarvaris Jackson, Marilyn Takemaru, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Samantha Paul, and Pete Holmes.
A guide to the fresh faces and new spaces in the coming cultural season: Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony’s new conductor; nongallery art venues like Robert Yoder’s Season; a spontaneous theater collective, Sandbox Radio Live; and the 60 best
IN THE U.S. DEBUT of his visually stunning ISAM tour, Brazilian-born DJ Amon Tobin spins from within a trippy 3D matrix of glowing cubes and flashing projections at the Paramount Theatre on September 29. It’s more than a rave—it’s art.
Jamie Ewing made the move from fashion—he spent the ’80s and ’90s designing menswear for the Barneys line Basco and the cult label WilliWearn—to education four years ago. So what does he wear to school?
With the first stateside Nordic Fashion Biennale, Ballard’s Nordic Heritage Museum hosts big, bright ideas about fashion from the newest voices of the Old World.
At just over 4,000 acres, Red Mountain is Washington’s smallest AVA. But ton for ton, its cab, merlot, and syrah grapes are among the most precious and pricey in the state—yielding wines of amazing structure and complexity and attracting some of...
Drills made by Japanese company Hitachi Zosen will bore the tunnel replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct section of Highway 99 and dig another one through Capitol Hill as part of the University Link light rail.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation made headlines this summer when they pledged $41.5 million to reinvent the toilet. But another program, Grand Challenges Explorations—accepting applications this month—is set to provide equally crucial...
The $18.5 million the University of Washington just bagged from the National Science Foundation will no doubt lead to some impressive robotics. The school—along with MIT and San Diego State University—is tasked with establishing and maintaining...
Labor Day weekend is when voters traditionally start paying attention to local elections, but Seattle City Council candidates have been paying for that attention for months. In fact, there’s been a fundraising arms race—one in which alliteration...
This month, solo-shredding guitar hero Mike McCready will join Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Matt Cameron to celebrate Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary.
Don’t freak out or anything, but the future of our state could hinge on the work of a 24-year-old college student who lives with his parents. Meet Andrew Villeneuve, computer geek, scourge of the right wing, and the only person who leaves Tim...
The case for skate parks.
Bainbridge Island architect Matthew Coates, whose firm specializes in sustainable buildings, designed a house with a hard exterior and a soft warm feeling inside. Owner Earl Dorsey fit right in.
Football season’s upon us, but it’s getting harder to watch when we know what we know about the brain.
All the current-release red wines that received a score of 90 on our 100-point scale of Washington’s best wines.