In Seattle, French ambassador talks love of region, “silliness” of other Washington

Formally, as the Ambassador of the Republic of France to the United States, Gérard Araud should be addressed as "Your Excellency." Even though his mother…

Paul Allen wants to save seafood

  The average American eats 15 pounds of fish each year, but they don’t buy that much from the grocery. The vast majority of what…

Are neighborhood ale houses losing their allure?

The front line of gentrification, as in most revolutions, is often the most dangerous spot. After a while, the avant-garde and new is no longer…

The end of Urbanspoon, Seattle’s original restaurant app

One of the most popular Seattle-made apps is no more. After more than 30 million downloads, local company Urbanspoon has been gobbled up (for a second…

Bowing to backlash, Taylor Shellfish decides against using pesticide

In 1895, lawmakers in Olympia reaffirmed a unique provision of state law that had been enacted by the Territorial Legislature. Known as the Bush and…

Thriving in the crossfire: Yelp’s woman in Seattle

Throwing yourself into the lion's den isn't for everyone. But that is pretty much Katy Hewitson's daily job as the public face of Yelp.com in Seattle,…

Single-serve coffee capsules go compostable

If you've used a single-serve coffee maker lately, one of the Keurig or Nespresso machines, you've probably enjoyed the result. They make surprisingly good coffee!…

Poisoned food: Eaters beware

The modern world is filled with people who gratefully and ravenously eat anything. In fact, much of history is fundamentally a search for secure sources…

The best single malt in Seattle? Check Westland Distillery

Change happens fast. It's been less than a decade since Dry Fly opened a distillery in Spokane to take advantage of eastern Washington's vast supply…

Urbanspoon’s $60 million next course

You get the distinct impression that Ethan Lowry would look at his creation, Urbanspoon, and be pleased. After all, he founded the company back in…

Aidan Lang’s Seattle Opera debut

Mozart's “Don Giovanni” is an almost 250-year-old opera whose anti-hero exhibits reckless behavior and cynical indifference to real-world consequences. Updating the setting to 1936 Seville…

Bill the Butcher on the chopping block

Not what you expect to see taped in the window, when what you want is a couple of grass-fed pork chops for dinner: “Due to…

Meet the new team at Shiro’s

Here's something a lot of people who eat sushi don't know: it's not about the “freshest” fish. On the contrary, virtually all the fish served…

The man who made Seattle a brew town

Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Ron Holden's new book, Home Grown Seattle: 101 True Tales of Local Food & Drink. Who are the…

7 Seattle restaurants closing up shop

What can you do to alleviate that little stab in the heart that you feel whenever you hear that a restaurant has shut down? The…
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