Character

The Tini Bigs and Hula Hula Building Is Slated for Redevelopment

The owner of one of Seattle's seminal cocktail bars says, "we've got a year left, hopefully."

11/20/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

JarrBar Opens Tuesday in Pike Place Market

A former storage closet sees new life as a hospitable Spanish-styled bar.

11/09/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

The Restaurant Issue

Memorable Meals in Bars

It’s been years since Seattle’s bars have been just for drinking. But not until 2015 have so many made the critical crossover to genuinely memorable eating, with small plates evoking real places and real cultures.

10/30/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Behind Bars

5 (More) Questions for the Bartender: Gregg Holcomb of Witness

"I can spend 30 minutes making you a cocktail and maybe it will be 100 percent good, or I can make you a cocktail that’s 98 percent good in 3 minutes and you would enjoy it because it came out some time today."

10/14/2015 By Greg Young

Offshoots

Fonda La Catrina's Sibling Bar, El Sirenito, Opens in Georgetown

With small plates, lots of seafood, and even more mescal.

10/07/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Culinary Literature

Paul Clarke's Cocktail Chronicles Is Now a Book

"I used to be the guy who'd give you a hard time if you were making a drink in a way that wasn't exactly correct," Clarke says. "Over the course of doing this I've realized that's a bunch of crap."

10/06/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

Hopped Up

Derschang Group, Rhein Haus Barmen Collaborate on a Beer

It's called Perfect Strangers IPA—and yes, it's an oblique reference to the TV show.

10/05/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

5 Questions for the Bartender: Hideki Anpo of Goldfinch Tavern

On the charms of Japanese whiskey and...even blue curaçao.

10/02/2015 By Greg Young

Curd Nerds

Culture Club Cheese Bar Will Open October 23 28

Calf and Kid's new sibling bar is not messing around.

10/01/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling Columbia Valley 2014

No lineup in Washington consistently shows the state’s nexus of quality and value better than this one.

09/29/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Feature

Dick Cantwell’s Beer Is Immortal

He was the sole nay vote in Elysian Brewing’s sale to Anheuser-Busch. Now the brewer’s legacy is at the center of the battle for the soul of Seattle beer.

09/28/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Five (More) Questions for the Bartender

"It’s like being a connoisseur of a screwdriver."

09/25/2015 By Greg Young

Pour

Seattle’s Newest Restaurants Embrace the Food-Friendly Cocktail

At two high-profile new restaurants, veteran bartenders pour drinks that don’t fight with the food.

09/23/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Gorman Winery Old Scratch Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain 2013

A blend of two vineyards, including a younger site attracting a lot of attention from winemakers.

09/22/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Hogue Cellars Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley 2014

Gewürztraminer is one of Washington’s top five most-planted white grapes. This bottle combines intense fruit with outrageous value.

09/15/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Behind Bars

5 (More) Questions for the Bartender: Jamie Boudreau

Welcome to our occasional revisiting of Five Questions for the Bartender interview subjects of yesteryear. Starting with the man who can't stop buying bottles of whiskey.

09/11/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Washington Wine 2015

The Top 10 Washington Wines

We sampled, scrutinized, and ranked over 1,000 wines to come up with this year’s list. These 10 ­bottles—the best of the best—shine above all others.

09/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Patio Watch

Patios to Visit Before Summer's End

Here's where we'll be sitting outside this month.

08/01/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Pour

Ghostfish Brewing Makes Good Beer, Minus the Gluten

To make his gluten-free beverage, brewer Jason Yerger relies on various millet malts with a supporting cast of buckwheat, quinoa, and wild rice…and tons of tinkering.

07/27/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2012

A high-quality, high-value wine from one of the state’s longest-tenured winemakers

06/09/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan