Behind the bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Mark Sexauer

The man behind the bar at Barrio Bellevue likes Mezcal, hoppy beer, and Sun Liquor.



Sound Transit Shortfall Worst For Bellevue

Sound Transit's latest budget shortfall projections are bad news for supporters of a downtown Bellevue tunnel.

08/09/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


They Really Don't Like Light Rail in Bellevue

Signs cropping up along the proposed light-rail route in Bellevue express opposition to rail—period.

07/27/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

Retail News

New: Eddie Bauer Flagship Store

Flagship store launches new pro gear for fall

07/26/2010 By Amanda LaPlante


New: Report Shoes

Local shoe company sets up shop in the Square

07/22/2010 By Laura Cassidy


Bellevue Holds Out for Light-Rail Option Rejected by Sound Transit

By a 4-3 vote, the Bellevue City Council on Monday rejected all of Sound Transit's proposed light-rail alignments on 112th Ave. SE. Instead, the council is holding out for an alignment next to I-405 that has the lowest ridership, and serves the fewest res

07/21/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


Sale: DNA 2050

Discounted denim, drinks, and bites from Wild Ginger

07/13/2010 By Amanda LaPlante


Survey Confirms Bellevue Residents Don't Support Sound Transit Rail Alignment

A survey of Bellevue residents shows that many are unsatisfied with Sound Transit's preferred light-rail alignment through their city.

07/12/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


South Bellevue Residents: No Light Rail in Our Backyards

At a raucous Sound Transit public meeting, South Bellevue residents loudly protest the agency's proposed light rail route through their neighborhood.

07/08/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

Openings/Behind the Bar

Lot No. 3: Bellevue’s Newest Bar

Casey Robison is responsible for the stellar cocktail program at Barrio. Here’s what he’s up to at Lot No. 3.



A Cantinetta Clone Comes to Bellevue

Wallingford’s popular Italian eatery will have an Eastside outpost by the end of summer.

04/28/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Behind the bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Mike McSorley

Do not threaten Bellevue’s fiercest cocktail competitor. He’s got weapons.


Cocktail Contests

Local Bartender Wins Big Cocktail Competition

Evan Martin’s Death in the South Pacific is the official drink of Tales of the Cocktail 2010.


DIY Boozin

Make This: Homemade Maraschino Cherries.

A simple recipe for homemade maraschinos from Naga Lounge bar manager Mike McSorley


Oeno Files

Free Tasting: the Wines of Georgetown at Wild Ginger Bellevue

A tasting that ends, serendipitously enough, when happy hour begins.



Closed: Stir Martini and Raw Bar and Twisted Cork

Two Bellevue drinks destinations call it quits.


What's for Lunch?

A Sneak Peek at Monsoon East’s Lunchtime Delivery Menu

Check out the slideshow.

03/04/2010 By Seattle Met Staff

Happy Hour

Happy Hour Changes at Grand Cru and Fonte

New HH wines and foods Downtown and in Bellevue.


What's for Lunch?

Moonsoon East Introduces Lunch Delivery Service

Work in Downtown Bellevue, Factoria or Kirkland? Start thinking about what you are having for lunch.

03/03/2010 By Jessica Voelker

City Hall

A New Civil Infraction

03/01/2010 By Morning Fizz