hops shops

HAPPY PLACES: Pike Street Beer and Wine

Nine hundred varities of beer from around the world plus a few good wines.


Mad Men

Drinking with Draper

Mad Men Episode 9: Moonshine in the Wee Hours


Happy Hour

Adiós Margaritas Baratas: Cactus Discontinues Happy Hour at Madison Location

HH lives on at locations in Alki, Kirkland.


Ask the Critic

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater…

…wants to order pumpkin dishes

10/12/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Food Events

Playing Tourist, Foodie Edition

Our hungry correspondent straps on her fanny pack for a culinary jaunt through Belltown.

10/09/2009 By Calise Cardenas

Media Meals

Esquire’s Restaurant Guide Snubs the Northwest

the writer reveals a distaste for "farm to table."

10/09/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Happy Hour

Fresh Bistro Announces New Happy Hour

$5 food items and a happy hour tasting menu for $25.


Dining Specials

Friday Night Specials: October 9

Meals so rich and hearty you’ll surely be loosening the belt.

10/09/2009 By Leah Kraus

Good spirits

Sauced Exclusive! An Experiment with Cocktails at Rob Roy

On October 1st, some of Seattle’s best bartenders gathered to concoct mixed drinks from rare and bizarre ingredients. Here’s what happened.

10/09/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Best Bars

Bar Spotlight: Bathtub Gin

In an alley along Blanchard between First and Second: joy.



Happy Hour of the Week: Shultzy’s

A college bar that suits drinking kids of all ages.



Cheap Date: Homegrown


Hungry for a Meal Out?

Where to Eat this Week…

…and get great deals all month

10/07/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Dollar(s) Menu

Cheap Date: Homegrown

Sandwiches for the sustainable-minded. Really good ones, at that.

10/07/2009 By Nick Feldman

recession bright spots

At Seastar’s Seattle Restaurant, Lunch Is Totally the New Happy Hour

The Lake Union location promotes $14, 45-minute lunch with free parking.

10/06/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Booze News

Soft Tail Spirits: Western Washington’s First Craft Distillery

The Woodinville grappa-maker currently offers three pomace brandies, and there are more on the way.


Food Finds

Taste of the Town

El Camión’s Scott McGinnis reveals plans for expansion, and talks lattes and roast chicken.

10/06/2009 By Kristin Cordova