Best Restaurants

Behind the bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: James MacWilliams

The Head Bartender at Canlis gets mystical about mixology.


Oeno Files

Wines Under $15: Babich Hawke’s Bay Unoaked

A lean chard that really shows off the grape.


Conversations with Local Authors

A Seattle Dive for Every Occasion

The author of a new guide to getting liquored up, lowbrow style, makes some divey selects for Sauced.


Booze News

Happy Days for Dry Fly

The Spokane distiller celebrates a big win in San Fran, and gets ready to roll out a new whiskey. Plus: places to sample its homegrown spirits.


Oeno Files

Good News, Bellevue

Half price Washington wines at 0/8 and Twisted Cork, all through April.


Happy Hour

Happy Hour of the Week: Maximilien

Deals and views in the market

04/08/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Field Trips

Early Notice: the Leavenworth Ale Fest

Life’s little joys abound at this pint-size craft brew event

04/07/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Behind the bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Erik Chapman

Sun Liquor’s barman talks gin and Oliver’s Twist, and explains why hot toddies and angry spouses just don’t mix.

04/06/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Yay Recession!

Happy Happy Hour News from Tom Douglas

Five bucks will now get you everywhere at Dahlia and Serious Pie.

04/06/2009 By Jessica Voelker


Taste Washington

Some thoughts on the big sipping weekend.

04/03/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Happy Hour

Happy Hour of the Week: El Gaucho

Outrageous deals at a (usually) very expensive restaurant.


Drink of the Week

Drink of the Week: Corpse Reviver #2 at Sun Liquor

Bonus: Bartender Erik Chapman reveals his recipe for the classic cocktail.


The Tipping Point

Sauced Service Awards

…in which we call out bartenders and servers for their standout hospitality. This week’s winner: Pacific Inn Pub


Behind the bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Quentin Ertel

The man behind the Saint and Havana muses on mezcal, Sambar, and witnessing the so-called Sneaker Riot.



Trippel Threats

Local brewers, bartenders, and bottleshop owners are all about the Belgian-style beers.



Sweet 16

Sixteen Seattle sports bars where you can watch—or not watch—the Gonzaga/UNC showdown.



Happy Hour of the Week: La Isla

Cheap island fare in Ballard


New Deals

Kukuruza Popping Up at Happy Hour

With apologies for the horrible pun.


Booze News

How High? Knee High

New speakeasy-style bar opens tomorrow night on Olive Way.


Behind the bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: JJ Wandler

The owner/barman at Gainsbourg is also a union hero, a pusher of Pernod, and a diehard David Lynch Fan.