Food

From the spotlights to feeding Seattle’s hungry

At the end of a gig at the Top of the Hilton on the waterfront or the 5th Avenue Theatre, singer-songwriter Beverly Graham, would walk…

The best Washington beers of 2015

Washington is now home to more than 300 breweries, so it’s just about impossible to keep track of what they’re all doing. I admit that…

Scrooge! Gremlins! An all-night happy hour! Your (long) Weekend List

A Christmas Carol Right about now is when I start to stress and grumble about the holidays and all that they entail. So I’m grateful…

Will GMO salmon harm Alaska’s fishing industry?

This story originally appeared in High Country News. By now you may have seen November’s big biotech news: The Food and Drug Administration has approved…

A conversation with Seattle’s new top chef, Eric Johnson

If ever I did a double-take on Facebook, it was this moment: An old friend posted an article about formidable chef Eric Johnson opening a Capitol…

Taylor Hoang created a megaphone for ethnic business owners

Taylor Hoang is the recipient of Crosscut’s 2015 Courage Award for business. This year’s winners will be honored at the annual Courage Awards Breakfast on…

The best of Bumbershoot, Gastropod’s last gasp, and art at Rainier Beach: your Weekend List

Bumbershoot This year’s Bumbershoot music festival has arranged its three-day lineup by assigning each day a different genre. It’s not a rigid rule; there is…

Death of a clown bar: The fight to save Shorty’s

We emerged from the restaurant, a successful date night almost complete. Around us, Belltown’s usual Friday night crowd was in full effect. The human subgenre known…

What Ivar Haglund could teach us now

Last week, I went out to the Nordic Heritage Museum with KUOW producer David Hyde and we walked through the new exhibit about Seattle’s legendary…

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…

‘A quiet crisis’: The rise of acidic soil in Washington

Gary Wegner first noticed the problem in 1991, when a field on his family’s farm west of Spokane produced one-fourth the usual amount of wheat.…

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 unique economics of Washington craft beer

There are currently 274 breweries in Washington state, and 78 in the Emerald City. No other city in the world can boast Seattle's numbers. Even San…

City Superheroes: Josh Henderson, bacon jam man

Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: chef…

The Weekend List: The funkiest party of Pride Weekend. The animals of painter Gaylen Hansen. Thai Curry Simple’s after-dark Pop Up

* Events that are $15 or less The Westerlies * They’re one of the most innovative quartets — two trombones, two trumpets — producing sweeping,…

Washington’s hard cider boom

A self-described beer man, Alan Shapiro had his cider "wow moment” on a beautiful spring day in Suffolk, England, in 2003. He was staying at…

The Weekend List: Fremont Solstice. Honk! Fest West. Threesome at ACT. Television at the Moore.

* Events that are $15 or less  Threesome A man and a woman invite another man into bed and what starts out as a comedy…

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…

Coffee in NYC: No one got the message?

It is weird, the coffee in New York. We have plenty of desultory coffee shops here in Seattle, hiply desultory, and the coffee will follow…

The Weekend List: With guest curator Mark Siano

Mark Siano has a thing for soft rock. “Phil Collins, Lionel Richie songs — they were rambling, glorious celebrations of really mellow music.” He says this…

Mossback does Milan’s Expo 2015

The “selfie” makes a perfect metaphor for a world’s fair: an event where the nations of Earth gather to show off what they know, and…

Dinner and a movie: Culinary Cinema at SIFF

It’s not just about popcorn anymore, say Seattle International Film Festival programmers. This year, SIFF debuts the Culinary Cinema program, which pairs films with food…

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…

The Weekend List: Allen Stone croons around town. Swan Lake at PNB. Reptar does the Tractor. Seattle architecture explained.

* Denotes events that are $15 or less Allen Stone: Evolution of an Artist There’s something unique about singers that grew up in church. Aretha…

Why force works better than persuasion when it comes to doing the right thing

On January 1, the garbage cops started patrolling Seattle for banana peels and pizza boxes along with cans, bottles and grass clippings. That was the…