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Shifts and Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Name TBD

Several of the town's culinary heavyhitters have big plans, but no names.

  • By Jeanny Rhee and Caroline Ferguson
  • Published 03/27/2015

Shifts & Shakeups

The Past Few Weeks in Restaurant News: Queen Tea

To paraphrase a recently closed coffee shop, Shifts and Shakeups does not require explanation, only documentation.

  • By Caroline Ferguson
  • Published 01/09/2015

Game Changers

Zig Zag's the Last Word: An Oral History

How a little bar called Zig Zag Cafe and a guy named Murray Stenson helped instigate the nation’s cocktail renaissance.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/01/2014


The 25 Best Cocktails in Seattle

Here are the stories of the city’s best drinks, from classic and pre-Prohibition to tiki and mescal—and the bibulous talent behind them.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/30/2014

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: July 30–August 5

This week: Drink beer at the site of Bruce Lee's funeral, or let Taichi Kitamura regale you with albacore.

  • By Caroline Ferguson
  • Published 07/29/2014

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Literary Ventures

Hemingway-themed gastropub Bottle and Bull is coming to Kirkland, Thoreau-named wine pop-up Walden takes over Little Uncle's space in Pioneer Square, and more.

  • By Ezra Parter
  • Published 07/25/2014

Coming Soon

Downtown's New Elysian Bar Sounds Pretty Damn Great

The hiring of Murray Stenson was the first clue that the brewery's latest project isn't a pub.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 04/14/2014

Shifts & Shakeups

The Week in Restaurant News: Murray's Back!

Murray Stenson is tending bar at Il Bistro, and Ethan Stowell and Renee Erickson both open tiny new places.

  • By Malcolm Griffes
  • Published 09/27/2013

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups: Week of Mar 25

Updates on Murray Stenson and Tom Douglas's new fusion restaurant, Epic Ales expands into a Gastropod, and big cocktail news for Pike Place Market.

  • By Erica Thompson
  • Published 03/29/2013

Food News

Neighborhood Food News

Have a hand in the James Beard Awards, get your hands on one elusive beer, and a handy guide to Malts and Milkshakes.

  • By Danielle Zorn
  • Published 12/19/2012


The Blur Ball: A Big MurrayAid Milestone Happens Sunday

Fundraisers are still happening around the globe, but Sunday marks the biggest, most elaborate of them all. And tickets are just $35.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/27/2012

Blur Watch

The Latest on Murray and MurrayAid

This week: more fundraisers, more answers from the doctors, and "Murr-chandise."

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 11/12/2012


A Quick Update on MurrayAid

Stenson has a heart valve operation in his future and his fans have contributed nearly $30,000 so far. And the fundraisers haven't even begun.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/25/2012

Food News

Neighborhood Food News

Local brewers bring home medals, Starbucks expands to India, and a model debuts of the planned basketball arena...made out of butter.

  • By Danielle Zorn
  • Published 10/24/2012


A Heart Condition Sidelines Murray Stenson

Seattle's legendary bartender is uninsured, unable to ply his trade, and might need major surgery. And his many fans are stepping up to assist.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 10/22/2012

Year in Review

2011: The Year in Drinking

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 12/30/2011

Booze News

Murray Stenson Joins Canon Crew

The legendary barman surfaces.

  • By Seattle Met Staff
  • Published 10/17/2011

Imbibing Agenda

Upcoming Drinking Events: More Bastille Day, Murray Stenson Back Behind the Bar

Plus: Kirkland Uncorked, beers in Phinney Ridge, and a very cool herbal infusion class.

  • Published 07/11/2011

Imbibing Agenda

Upcoming Drinking Events: Murray at Oliver’s, Syncline tasting, Two Beers in a Can

Lots of boozy options over the next seven days.

  • Published 06/16/2011


Final* (I Hope) Update on Murray Stenson’s Employment Status

Here’s the reason he’s not tending bar at RN74…at least for now.

  • Published 06/10/2011
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