Buy, Sell, Hold

Buy, Sell, Hold <p>Buy? Sell? Or hold on for dear life? We present true tales of Seattle real estate and expert advice to help you navigate the new rules of homeownership. Also: Seattle Sounders FC&rsquo;s controversial marching band, hiking through a rainforest, how to eat nettles, and what the current economic climate&rsquo;s doing to ordinary friendships.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


The Big Boom Theory

A new book unearths the roots of Northwest rock.

03/18/2009 By Steve Wiecking

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Dress Code

Scenes from: Project Red Dress; Do Good, Feel Good; Artist Trust’s 2009 Benefit Art Auction; Pillow Fight Against Homelessness; Make the Evening Matter; Henry Ball.

03/18/2009 By Laura Cassidy


The House that Juice Built?

A-Rod comes clean—maybe. But Safeco Field’s steroid history goes much deeper.

03/18/2009 By Jim Gullo


Bailouts for Buddies

Brother, can you spare a mortgage payment?

03/16/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Stomp and Circumstance

“Everything is better with brass.” That’s why comedian and Seattle Sounders FC co-owner Drew Carey insisted the pro soccer team needed a marching band. He marched right into a minefield.

03/16/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Eat & Drink


Lunch: Make it Fun Again

Why not spring out of your lunch rut with these downtown lunch-hour superstars?



Flights to Italy

At Tidbit Bistro, sample the best boozes from the Boot.

03/18/2009 By Ashley Gartland


For the Love of Froth

Stocking Seattle’s best beer bar is no easy task.

03/18/2009 By Ashley Gartland


Sting Operation

When life gives you nettles, eat them.

03/16/2009 By Jess Thomson


Quite The Pear

Just in time for spring, Chef Brian Scheehser creates an award-winning roasted pear relish and carrot soup combo that’s easy to recreate in your own kitchen.

03/16/2009 By Jill Watanabe


Frank’s, My Dear

Sarah and Felix Penn pay homage to dear old granddad in Ravenna’s retro steakhouse.

03/16/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note


A Note from the Editor

Next Moves

03/16/2009 By Katherine Koberg

Home & Real Estate


Buy? Sell? Or Hold on for Dear Life?

In this comprehensive real estate guide, we examine topics such as what to do when you’ve outgrown your home, when to take advantage of low interest rates

03/20/2009 By Matthew Halverson


Woodway Hideaway

An award-winning remodel transforms a "dark, hunkering block" into a high-style sylvan sanctuary.

03/18/2009 By James Ross Gardner


Tomatoes from Another Time

Heirloom veggies take gardeners back to their roots.

03/16/2009 By Bill Thorness



Mail from the Metro


News & City Life


Democracy 2.0

Social change pioneer Sarah Schacht helps citizens and government talk. No mass protest messages, please.

03/18/2009 By Valerie Schloredt


Peanut Butter Provocateur

Peanut butter, meet food fighter: Seattle attorney Bill Marler goes against Big Peanut.

03/18/2009 By Jill Watanabe


Nanny-State Update

Seattle’s salad days of trashing table scraps are coming to an end.

03/18/2009 By Matthew Halverson


Global Warning

Lisa Ling spreads the news of a troubled world.

03/18/2009 By Steve Wiecking

Style & Shopping


About Face

A conversation with makeup artist Suresh Seneviratne.

03/19/2009 By Laura Cassidy


Does this Recession Make My Butt Look Big?

A look at how Seattle dresses in lean times.

03/18/2009 By Laura Cassidy


Man Handled

Purses aren’t just for her anymore. Here’s where he can get his bag on.

03/16/2009 By Angela Garbes

Travel & Outdoors


Let It Rain

A spring hike through the Olympic rain forest can be a muddy, waterlogged exercise in environmental immersion. And it’s wonderful.

03/16/2009 By Lawrence W. Cheek