Food

Fish, With a Side of Ballard History

Pete Knutson is a 47-year commercial fisherman, a fourth-generation Ballardite, and a college professor. When he’s not up in Alaska catching salmon, you’ll find him down on the dock at Fishermen’s Terminal selling it.

/ March 27, 2019


In Puget Sound, studying poop to save the orca whales

TODAY’S SEATTLE CATALYST: Sam Wasser is the director for the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology. WHAT HE’S DOING: Sam’s work has taken him around the globe. He’s battled ivory trafficking in Africa, studied wolves in Eastern Washington, and kept an eye on our own southern resident killer whales. His primary research tool: studying animal […]

/ March 26, 2019


Seattle’s Angela Stowell creates solutions to poverty with FareStart

Late last year, Angela Stowell left her post on top of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, one of Seattle’s most successful restaurant groups, to become CEO of another one. Her destination was FareStart, a nonprofit restaurant group that’s been helping disadvantaged Seattleites for 25 years by providing solutions to poverty. “I really wanted to find a way […]

/ March 5, 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


Video: These guys (and gal) know fish

Pike Place market isn’t the only spot in Seattle to find good seafood. Turns out, the Central District is home to some fish mongers who really know their product. After slinging fish at some of the most prominent markets in town, Sal Panelo decided to open his own place. The offerings at Seattle Fish Guys […]

/ January 15, 2019


40 Seattle gift ideas to wrap up your holiday shopping

Looking for an awesome Seattle-made gift this holiday season? Here are 40 gift ideas from local artisans, makers, and retailers to give the practical western Washingtonian, the Seattle newcomer, the voracious book reader, and more.

/ December 19, 2018


Here are 9 small ways to give big to Seattle

(📸: Haley Weaver, a.k.a. @haleydrewthis) Ever want to give back to Seattle, but think your donation might be too small to make a difference? We’ve rounded up some awesome local businesses and nonprofits where small gifts can make a huge impact for our Evergrey Giving Guide. Why? Because sometimes our wallets aren’t as big as our hearts […]

/ November 26, 2018


‘Not allowed in my restaurant ever!’ The Fox News comment that thrust a Seattle dive into a culture war

Fox News readers posted 1-star reviews of Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe when a man they THOUGHT was the owner said he’d “never” let Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in. The 5 Point’s actual owner is David Meinert. And he has his own thought-provoking take on this wild political moment.

/ June 28, 2018


Is it safe to eat Seattle’s urban blackberries?

Need something sweet while you’re summering in Seattle? We’re all in luck — because it’s almost blackberry season and blackberries are gonna be everywhere.

/ June 11, 2018


Meet the geoduck, our region’s most phallic clam

How do you pronounce the Pacific Northwest’s most phallic clam’s name? And where does it come from? Here’s how to talk about it like a local.

/ June 7, 2018