Tasty Pic
Your July 2013 cover burger looked so good we ran over to Li’l Woody’s to get some! If you like your burgers medium well, this might be your place.
therealgailo, Edmonds, via email 

 

Glad to Meat You
Your burger issue was fantastic. We have put the list up at our house for date nights (“Meats of Summer: Grilled, Smoked, and Well Done,” July 2013).
Joel Patience via email

 

Texan BBQ Believers in Bellevue
Missing from your list of BBQ joints is 3 Pigs in Bellevue (“Meats of Summer: One Nation Under Barbecue,” July 2013). While the Harrell Brothers are from Atlanta, their style of BBQ is decidedly Texan, and the beef ribs are the best. Everyone I’ve brought here has left a believer, including a friend who hails from Texas and makes it a point to visit on Wednesday nights for all-you-can-eat beef ribs. Visit 3 Pigs on a weekday during lunch and you’ll see the line spilling out the door and every table full. 
Mike Tiano, Redmond, via email

 

Yum!
#Foodies #Nom #SoExcited
(“Here’s the Lineup for the Seattle Street Food Festival,” Nosh Pit, June 26, 2013)
WhistlerFoodie via twitter.com

 

Cider House Rules
Cider making isn’t closer to brewing beer than making wine (“Two Beers Brewing Launches a Cider Company,” Sauced, June 12, 2013). There’s no mash or starch conversion; the sugar is derived directly from fruit; pH and other factors are treated in much the same fashion as wine production. And also, I can’t wait to try this.
torndorff via seattlemet.com

 

Filling the Void
As a North End veggie fiend, I’m going to miss Carmelita so, so terribly (“The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Seattle,” Nosh Pit, June 24, 2013). I’d add to your list Healeo on 15th and Madison and Flying Apron in Fremont and Redmond.
viddyc3nt via seattlemet.com

 

Use Your Noodle
In the Bowl Bistro (“The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Seattle,” Nosh Pit, June 24, 2013).
exnerd.xris via seattlemet.com

 

Can’t Hold Us
Both presale sections sold out in under 10 minutes (“Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Headline KeyArena,” Culture Fiend, June 25, 2013)!
whidbey_joan via seattlemet.com

 

Best Clip Ever
Thank you for the incredible article on Almost Live! (“Almost Live, Never Dead,” June 2013). I am a bit of a pack rat and have all of our previous press clippings since the show’s inception, and by far the Seattle Met article was the most accurate portrayal of how it actually went down. Your staff was extremely thorough and enthusiastic. 

I have spoken to all the other cast members involved and it seems we’re all in violent agreement: best article on the show ever. Fantastic job.
Steve Wilson (Self-Described Almost Live! Director/Writer/Cast Member/Seattle Television Icon and Has-Been), Seattle, via email

 

Right Under Your Noses
I am a subscriber to your magazine, and my partner and I look forward to receiving it in our mailbox. However I was incredibly disappointed in your coverage of the “new” SPD (“The New Face of Seattle Police,” July 2013). Your chart breaking down the demographics of Seattle failed to even mention a people who have lived here for thousands of years, and who have long been a target of the SPD—Native Americans. Why did you not include them in your population charts?
Holly James, Seattle, via facebook.com

Editor’s Note You make an excellent point. The SPD personnel data we had included statistics for three ethnicities not used in our chart: American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, and Other. In each case their numbers accounted for roughly 1 percent of both the Seattle and SPD populations. Space was at a premium, so rather than lump all of them into one category labeled “Other”—and risk suggesting that they were too similar to merit individual mentions—we opted not to include them. Clearly that was a poor choice, especially in an article celebrating Seattle’s diversity, and we apologize for the omission. 

 

That’s What He Said 
Did Ed Murray really say that the state doesn’t fund city and county roads (“The Claws Come Out at Neighborhood Mayoral Forum,” PubliCola, June 27, 2013)? Because a portion of the state gas tax is distributed to cities/counties. And that percentage was higher before the two transportation packages that Murray is taking credit for as former transportation committee chair. Pretty disturbing to hear him taking credit when we have so far to go to adequately fund transit and local streets, and authority from Olympia is standing in the way. 
funding via seattlemet.com

 

Fact-Check 
@funding, I was there, as was Seattle Channel, and PubliCola has it pretty much verbatim (“The Claws Come Out at Neighborhood Mayoral Forum,” PubliCola, June 27, 2013).
Local Streets via seattlemet.com

 

Mr. McGinn Goes to Washington
Representative McKinley needs to get reelected in West Virginia, not Seattle (“One Question for U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-W. VA),” PubliCola, June 20, 2013). Why is this news? A politician pandering to his constituents, good public policy be damned. What do you think Mike McGinn was doing with his testimony and statements? 
George via seattlemet.com

 

We’re Listening…
The SPD tweeting facts across the country at a U.S. Representative who lied about Seattle (“One Question for U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-W. VA),” PubliCola, June 20, 2013)? A U.S. Representative going after the Seattle mayor? This is totally news. 
Cranium Cuthbertson via seattlemet.com

 

One Question for PubliCola
How many coal miners are now at work in Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia (“One Question for U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-W. VA),” PubliCola, June 20, 2013)? And McGinn wants to put them all out of work? 
Socrates via seattlemet.com

 

Why Change?
We should definitely continue bad practices forever as long as someone is able to pay a crappy wage for it (“One Question for U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-W. VA),” PubliCola, June 20, 2013).
So? via seattlemet.com

 

Published: August 2013

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