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Cheers, Kendall. (📸: Kim Sharpe Jones)
THE BREW BOSS IS IN
Kendall Jones is a local authority on beer. He’s just humble about it. “Many people know a lot more about beer than I do,” he wrote on his site, Washington Beer Blog. “But there are many who know less.”
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.
In one sentence, why are YOU a beer writer?
And what’s one reason to be oh so proud of it?
Ready to dig in to your city’s brew scene? Follow Kendall’s work in Seattle magazine and on Washington Beer Blog, which has this handy map of all the breweries in Seattle. Want to cheers beers with Kendall in person? Join us and Seattle magazine TONIGHT for learn-as-you-go beer trivia in SoDo.
NOW HERE’S WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR CITY
Good news in growth?! For months our city’s been talking about rising rents and tricky apartment hunts. But all that’s changing — fast — thanks to a lot of new apartment buildings that are competing like crazy for tenants right now. As real estate reporter Mike Rosenberg put it: “The apartment openings have finally begun to outpace Seattle’s nation-leading population growth.” 🙌 “Of course, this doesn’t mean Seattle is suddenly cheap,” he adds. Just that the rental market for tenants is “no longer getting any worse.” Other key takeaways from Mike’s must-read rental update?
BYOF. When it’s summer in Seattle, we make up for those months we didn’t go outside by going outside as much as humanly possible. Our weekends are crammed with festivals, our parks are packed with people, and we even watch movies outside because why the hell not? But we’re still hungry, and that’s why you need this handy guide to the best picnic food in the city — from Salumi in Pioneer Square to Ezell’s Famous Chicken in the Central District. (Infatuation Seattle)
The last straw. The Seattle sipping life will never be the same after Sunday. That’s when a citywide ban on plastic straws finally kicks in — after 10 years of exemptions expire on Saturday. We’ll the first big city to suck the suckers out of our 5,000 eateries, and then some: We’re also banning plastic utensils. But don’t worry, steadfast sippers: Paper straws and biodegradable utensils are subbing in. (The Seattle Times)
Outside the box. A guy named David Peterman decided to take a picture of himself with every blue mailbox in Seattle “because it seemed like an absurd, meaningless thing to do.” Yep, this is a real thing that really happened. You can see David’s pics with 346 Seattle USPS mailboxes on his Tumblr, and you can see Seattle Redditors collectively ask him WTF here. (Tumblr, Reddit)
HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP
🍻 TONIGHT: Hang out with fellow readers of The Evergrey and Seattle magazine at Seapine Brewing Company for good beer, good company, and craft brew trivia with WashingtonBeerBlog’s Kendall Jones (SoDo)
⚡ Wednesday: Get tips on how to break through barriers in innovation at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)
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🍴 Fill up on noms at the Food Truck Taste Off (Sand Point)
🎈 Mark the Woodland Park Zoo’s carousel’s 100th birthday (Phinney Ridge)
🏞 Stay up late to bike in the dark (Ballard to South Lake Union)
🎈 See awesome vintage cars and hot rods (Greenwood)
🎈 Check out all things handmade at Urban Craft Uprising (Queen Anne)
Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag #theevergrey on Instagram. See more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with an Evergrey membership.
THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY
We’ll see you tonight at Seapine Brewing. 🍻 — The Evergrey