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Coming soon to Seattle: Ugly produce

This story originally appeared on EarthFix.  A California-based company that sells blemished and misshapen produce is expanding into the Northwest. Imperfect Produce buys so-called ‘ugly’ fruits and…

Raising a glass to a beloved Ballard dive bar

The People’s Pub in Ballard is closing down this weekend, 17 years after opening. That opening seems like a long time ago now, and for…

WA farmers to Trump: Show us the trade deals

When Quincy, Washington, farmer Mel Calloway got the news that Donald Trump had been elected President of the United States, she was halfway around the…

From Uwajimaya to internment and back again

This story is part of KCTS 9’s immigration series Borders & Heritage. Throughout its history, the United States has been a home to immigrants from…

A Kent café connects diners to local refugees

Today, Bebe Renzaho, Iryna Mykhalchuk and Tenaye Adem will cook dishes like Burmese chicken curry, Ukranian borscht and Ethiopian injera spicy beef rolls for their…

In Washington orchards, hope, anxiety around Trump

In the Yakima Valley, nestled east of the Cascades, the fruit trees are waking up. Signs along State Highway 24 advertise openings for “piscadores,” or…

The most memorable meals of 2016

Part of my job as the Zagat editor for Seattle is tracking restaurant openings, which also involves attending media events and eating at many of…

$18 million GMO fine: A victory too late

Three years ago, corporate interests intent on defeating a state initiative to require labeling of GMO grocery products resorted to tactics that recently brought the…

The best under-the-radar food trucks in Seattle

Remember when food trucks were a rarity in Seattle? Back before roving restaurants became ubiquitous, it was big news when a newcomer popped up. Food…

Are these burgers worthy of the Pope?

You know when there's a popular movie and everyone tells you that you have to see it, but you never get a chance? That's what…

Wine bars to dive bars: Catering to Seattle’s millennials

The growth rate of Seattle's young adult population is skyrocketing compared to that of the rest of the nation. According to research conducted at Canada's…

Bottomless mimosas: your guide to Seattle’s drunkest brunches

It’s not hard to find a great brunch in Seattle, but few restaurants specialize in the holy grail of weekend day-drinking: the bottomless mimosa. Craving…

Can oyster farms make Puget Sound a little more wild?

This is the last of a series of stories about Washington's oyster industry. The series starts here. Oysters were on the menu at the “Clean Oceans…

Ghost shrimp, oyster herpes and global warming’s evil twin

This is the third story in a series about Washington’s oyster industry. The series starts here. Driving down the coast on Highway 1 en route…

The surprisingly complex business of putting heaven on the half shell

This is the second in a series of stories about Washington’s oyster industry. Read part 1 here. Glucking down the muddy shore of Steamboat Island…

The raw truth about Washington’s oysters

Oysters: Some people love them, some people hate them, but this week, all shall celebrate them. Yes, Washington Shellfish Week is upon us, as declared…

Yes, Mama’s Mexican Kitchen is still doomed

Seattle’s oldest Mexican restaurant and a Belltown institution since 1974, Mama's Mexican Kitchen, has been saved. This was the refrain yesterday, following news that the…

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…