Hear Here

Freakout Fest Returns With Some of the City’s Best Live Bands

The Naked Giants, Bear Axe, Actionesse, Tres Leches, and many more take over Ballard this weekend.

8:00am By Stefan Milne

Sadness

Ballard's Allergen-Mindful, Low-Key Healthy Restaurant Lucky Santo Closes in December

The Whole 30, keto- and paleo-compliant eatery will shutter less than a year after it opened.

11/13/2019 By Annika Lindburg

Earth-Approved

Seattle's Eco-Friendly Stores We Can't Get Enough of

Fast fashion is falling out of favor as conscious shopping gains momentum in the Emerald City.

11/13/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Trainspotting

A Seattleite's Guide to Link Light Rail Disruptions and Expansions

October brings some small transit woes—but also hope—as long-awaited station openings are finally in sight.

10/02/2019 By Lily Hansen

Review

Samara Forges Elegance in Fire

A handsome Sunset Hill dining room lays claim to flame.

08/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Butchers and Brunch in Ballard

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

08/02/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Festival Season

Freakout Festival Announces Another Intriguing Lineup

Ballard’s scrappy autumn festival returns with a globe-trotting slate of bands.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Caffeine Nation

Former Slate Coffee Baristas Want to Change Their Industry for Good

In June, six baristas walked out to protest a “toxic work environment.” Now what?

07/05/2019 By Lily Hansen

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Protest at Slate and Poke in Kirkland

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

06/28/2019 By Courtney Cummings and Philip Kiefer

Wild Life

Ballard's Ascent Outdoors Is Back from the Dead

The sudden April closure was a shock, but a local mountain guide is resurrecting the outdoor retail shop.

06/26/2019 By Allison Williams

Taste Trend

Lucky Santo Is Clean Eating for People Who Don’t Like the Term “Clean Eating”

Nikki DeGidio’s food is free of gluten and dairy, full of flavor, and poised to be a legit dining movement.

05/29/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Popup Preview

This Collaboration Dinner Aims to Push the Narrative on Latin Cuisine

Chefs Eric Rivera and Emme Ribeiro Collins will throw down seven courses of Brazilian and Puerto Rican food on April 11.

04/09/2019 By Rosin Saez

Sales & Events

Wear What When March 11–17

This week: Nordstrom launches its fresh new pop-in, Ballard's Hullabaloo is chock-full of discounted goods, and MOHAI hosts an annual style summit.

03/11/2019 By Elizabeth Podlesnik

News Feed

Seattle Restaurant News March 2019

This month: gluten-free bliss, a home for kushikatsu, and sake for days.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

In and Out

Farewell to Old Ballard Liquor Co and Hello to Skål

Raise a glass—or, better, an ale horn—to Ballard's shuttered aquavit oasis, but also to a Viking-inspired beer hall opening this spring.

02/19/2019 By Haley Gray

Neighborhood Guide

8 Great Places to Shop in Ballard

From vintage utopias of bygone threads to contemporary catch-all boutiques, this northwest corner of Seattle has something for everyone.

02/12/2019 By Elizabeth Podlesnik and Rosin Saez

Shift Change

Over at Manolin, Changes and a New Bar Project

A new sibling bar, Rupee, will explore Sri Lankan food and its tradition of "short eats."

01/29/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Reuben's Brews Expands While Other Brewpubs Shutter

Seven dining developments on our radar this (busy) week.

01/25/2019 By Jaime Archer

Opening Dispatch

Wood-Fired Bistro Samara Will Open on Sunset Hill

A veteran of several Portland restaurant institutions will ply the neighborhood with dishes like charred onigiri with dungeness crab.

01/17/2019 By Anne Dennon

Review

Sawyer Is an Elegant Funhouse

Step right up to the Ballard restaurant that turns childhood memories into destination dining.

12/18/2018 By Allecia Vermillion