Openings and Closings

Bluebird Homemade Ice Cream and Tea Parlor Opens Today on Capitol Hill

Ice cream flavors will feature Elysian ales and Stumptown Coffee.

07/09/2009 By Jessica Voelker

In the Fizz

Dry Soda is feeling your flavor

What sort of soda should the local fizz company make next?



Comfort Food

In Seattle, we live in a permanent cloud of soggy gray chill, so naturally our sun-starved souls long for our favorite dishes in the coziest restaurants. We sampled macaroni and cheese, roast chicken, creamy puddings, and more in eateries all over town in

07/08/2009 With Steve Wiecking, Eric Scigliano, Laura Cassidy, and John Ferensen By Kathryn Robinson


Two Seattle Chefs Make the Top Chef Cut

Robin Leventhal (Crave) and Ashley Merriman (Branzino) will pack their knives and go…to Las Vegas.

07/08/2009 By Jessica Voelker


Happy Hour News from Alibi Room, Kafé Neo, and the Tin Table

Not a great week for the economy, last. Here’s the upside.



The Sorrento Goes All Street

First Hill’s most upscale hotel launches a Friday night block party.

07/07/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

On the Hill

Chapel’s Overlooked Outdoor Patio, spectacular interior

Why don’t you drink there, Capitol Hill?


Oeno Files

A quick, sparkling suggestion from our wine critic

Try Domaine Labbé’s Vin de Savoie Methode Traditionnelle



Food Lover’s Guide to Seattle

ANY DAY NOW, one of those glossy food mags is going to latch on to the craze for eating local ingredients and do a nationwide investigation (read: stuff their faces from coast to coast) to determine which city has the best supply of regionally grown and

07/06/2009 By Laura Cassidy and Shauna James With Jessica Voelker, Robbie Corey-Boulet, Will Mari, Chris Nishiwaki, and Britt Olson

Tweet Tweet

Old School Goes New School

El Gaucho in Bellevue hosts "Taste and Tweet."

07/06/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

DIY Cocktails

Fourth of July Cocktail from Canlis

A rye whiskey and beer mixer to channel colonial times


Dept. of Six Courses

Herbfarm Fourth of July

(Pssst: there’s still room at the supper table)

07/03/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

DIY Cocktails

Fourth of July Guide: Cooler Cocktails from Andrew Bohrer

A bartender’s guide to bbq mixers.


Seen around town

Anchovies & Olives Patio Open, and Other News

Openings, closings

07/02/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Happy Hour

Happy Hour of the Week: The Fireside Room at the Sorrento

Fight for your right to cheap mini burgers



It’s a Great Year for Cherries…

…and here’s where to find ’em

07/01/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Best Burger Contest Results


Booze News

Seattle Mixologists Represent at Tales of the Cocktail

Kathy Casey, Jamie Boudreau, Robert Hess moderate, compete, and imbibe at the global cocktail convention.


Neighborhood Eats

Happy Hour at Madison Park Cafe

But don’t blink, or you’ll miss it

06/30/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

DIY Cocktails

Fourth of July Cocktail from Fresh Bistro

Lafayette’s Reward combines local gin with St Germain, orange juice, and fresh chervil.