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The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle’s good life

* Denotes events that are $15 or less Beat Connection * This seems like an excellent time to designate the boys in Beat Connection as…

The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle’s good life

* Denotes events that are $15 or less SAM Lights * The Olympic Sculpture Park fetes the season with lights and all kinds of art-making…

Meanwhile, the gingerbread house burns

I don’t have a good feeling about these gingerbread houses. Last week at the grocery store our youngest daughter asked carefully and politely if we…

Dungeness crab cakes for Thanksgiving

The saltwater of the Pacific Northwest is deep in my blood. Born in Alaska, raised in Seattle, for many years now I’ve made my home…

Book City: What’s Seattle foodie Molly Wizenberg reading?

Molly Wizenberg is a Seattle-based food writer, memoirist, photographer an- restaurateur. Her website “Orangette”, was named best food blog in the world by the London…

The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle’s good life

* Denotes items that are $15 or less SAM’s Pop Departures I happen to love art that’s relatable, that seems to “get” me and my…

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 Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle’s good life

* Denotes events that are $15 or less In the Heights Just last month hundreds packed Seattle Rep for a discussion on diversity and inclusion…

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…

Eden Foods causing big fuss among liberals

Of the dozens of companies that have denied employees access to birth control despite President Obama’s so-called contraception mandate, Eden Foods stands out. It is…

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…

Seattle’s latest export: The Starbucks of popcorn

America's love affair with exotic foodstuffs is fickle. Need I remind you that Starbucks, 40 years ago, was considered exotic? A traditional Jewish deli on…

The Pioneer Square renaissance is through with fits & starts

In the thirty-five years that I’ve lived in Seattle, much of it working and living in or near Pioneer Square, I cannot recall so much…

Oh, the things you can eat!

Raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo. In Seattle, where elimination diets abound, I'm a convinced and happy omnivore. I gladly eat fresh melons from Mexico (it helps…

Food for Thought: Why we’re crazy for cupcakes but behind on hipster deli food

It’s happened to all of us. You’re out in the world and someone asks where you’re from. “Seattle”, you say, your chest puffed out cautiously. …

Seattle’s gardening challenge: Meeting the demand

The urban wave of growing organic food shows no signs of cresting. Seattle is no exception. Community farms, p-patches and guerrilla gardens are sprouting as…

Nalley’s brand: A story of losing our local history

The news, earlier this month, that Hillshire Farms would buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion has local ramifications: One of the brands in the Pinnacle…

Rediscovering Puget Sound’s best restaurants

A little more than a year ago, my son, Gus, returned from 10 years in the desert. He went off to college in Albuquerque, worked…

The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle’s good life

* Items are $15 or less Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Count me as one of the few people who’s never seen the Oscar-winning film…

Book City: Greg Atkinson’s great cookbook loves

Greg Atkinson is owner and chef of the award-winning Restaurant Marché on Bainbridge Island. As a forerunner of the fresh, local food movement, he’s known…

The Smartypants Guide to the March Civic Cocktail: 12th Man spirit, plus the food scene

Updated 12:20 p.m. March 3  The Seattle Seahawks gave the Pacific Northwest its first Super Bowl championship. And the region went wild. Now, how can…

How a cup of nettle tea changed my life

Four years ago, when I was studying nutrition at Bastyr University in Seattle, I came to class to find a cup of tea waiting for…

Foodie Gift Ideas: 7 books to make your mouth water

Kurt Timmermeister's new book, “Growing a Feast” (WW Norton, $24.95), tells the story of food itself. His first book, after selling his Capitol Hill restaurant,…

Thierry, Stratton AND Wilson? Downtown Seattle’s holiday restaurant heist

First, Loulay Kitchen & Bar, in the 6th & Union corner of the Sheraton Hotel. This is Thierry Rautureau's eagerly awaited new venue, successor to…