Drink

Becoming a Ballardite in three steps

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ballard THE PERSON: It’s true that Ballard has changed a lot over the years, but there’s one person who has probably seen the neighborhood transform more than anyone. Louis Larsen was born in 1924 and grew up five blocks from downtown Ballard. You may remember that the neighborhood was its own city before […]

/ March 15, 2019


What are the best drinks in South Lake Union?

South Lake Union can be a real urban jungle: Cranes perched on every corner, construction equipment lying in wait to snarl traffic, and a steady stream of tech workers weaving around closed sidewalks. Lucky for you, the thirsty traveler, there are plenty of great spots to hunker down and wait out the building boom. And […]

/ February 5, 2019


The best Seattle beer for a sunny day? Here’s this beer expert’s favorite

Kendall Jones is our city’s authority on beer. He’s just humble about it. To warm us up for tonight’s meetup and beer trivia at Seapine Brewing Company — which Kendall just anointed Seattle’s Brewery of the Year — we picked his brewy brain for the stuff every local should know.

/ June 26, 2018


5 things you need to throw a party to give Seattle’s spring a warm welcome

Bring on the warmer weather. (📸: @asknauf) For the last two months, we’ve been challenging you to take on Seattle’s dreary winter weather with intention as part of our Embrace the Grey project. With the first day of spring, 3/20, swiftly approaching, here’s our final tip to you:  One way to welcome the flowers and […]

/ March 13, 2018


A Bill Gates keynote, Shakespeare ‘karaoke,’ & 14 awesome things to do in Seattle this week

Here are 14 ways to make the most of Seattle this week, including a taste of pumpkin beer, wisdom from one of the city’s best chefs, and a bard at the bar.

/ September 25, 2017


Don’t read this if you want to enjoy that latte

Lattes are more than just espresso and foamy milk — they’re works of art. Just ask the folks we met at one of Seattle’s latte art competitions.

/ August 16, 2017


Is Seattle too expensive for its cooks? A quick look at a restaurant crisis

V. H. Hammer | Flickr You don’t have to go far around here to find good restaurants. But Seattle area restaurants are having a heck of a time finding good cooks. There’s a shortage, it turns out, of cooks, dishwashers, and other “back of house” restaurant staff in cities all over the country. And Seattle […]

/ August 3, 2017


Seattle Dollars: Washington has the nation’s highest tax on distilled spirits

Washington has the highest spirits sales tax in the country while ranking somewhere in the middle on its beer and wine taxes. Why the gap? There are theories.

/ June 27, 2017


Win at Seattle, guzzle beer, and 18 more things to do this week

It’s May Day in Seattle, and the week is full of events focused on social issues and activism. Roll up your sleeves and let’s make some plans.

/ May 1, 2017


We mapped your favorite spots in Seattle to get creative

We asked you to share where you go in the city when you want to get creative. A bunch of you got back to us with your favorite spots, and we put ’em on a map.

/ March 21, 2017