June 15, 2017

Un Bel Giorno

For those of you who have never been to an Ethan Stowell restaurant let me tell you, they are fantastic. I’m always amazed at how delicious, incredibly fresh yet simple the dishes are but the simplicity does not hinder the flavor or integrity of the dish one bit. It’s just a testament to how wonderful

March 30, 2017

The Speak Softly Shop

“In 1914, Washington voters approved a first ever citizen-sponsored initiative prohibiting the manufacturing and the sale of alcohol.” It wasn’t until November 1932 that the anti-alcohol state law was repealed with the exception of the drinking age, which remained at 21. Speakeasy’s (illicit establishments selling alcoholic beverages during prohibition) came into prominence during the prohibition

March 1, 2017

Hip Hop Hooray

Something delicious has been going on at 414 E. Pine St. since the tail end of 2016. The space which formerly housed the longtime neighborhood staples, The Capitol Club and then temporarily Bauhaus Coffee, has now morphed itself into a Hip Hop Lounge that serves amazing contemporary Thai street food. The many, many records of

January 10, 2017

Ferd’nand the Fierce

Tucked away inside the lovely food and retail hall, Melrose Market and open since the Spring of 2010, Bar Ferd’nand is one of the most quaint, cozy, rustic, and warm little wine shops I have ever stepped foot in. Named after the 1936 beloved children’s storybook classic, The Story of Ferdinand, you could say the

December 27, 2016

Sustainable in Seattle

Tom Douglas’s infamous first restaurant, the Dahlia Lounge has sat proudly on the corner of 4th and Virginia ever since it was relocated from its previous location on 4th and Stewart back in the year 2000. Since its opening in November of 1989 this treasured icon has been at the forefront of the local, sustainable

November 17, 2016

A Love For All Seasons

The Kingfish Café called the corner of 19th and Madison in upper Capitol Hill home for almost an astonishing 20 years before deciding to close its doors on January 25th, 2015. The departure of this legendary restaurant left some pretty big shoes to fill for anyone who was willing to take over this now vacant

October 29, 2016

Ace in the Hole

Life can be rather hectic at times and getting normal everyday things done (including getting dressed for the day) can be quite a struggle. Fortunately for us there are creative and inventive people out there who are working on finding ways to simplify things for us starting with the clothes we wear. Kit and Ace

September 29, 2016

The Little Venue That Could

The old brick building residing at 1325 East Madison has seen many things come and go in its 79 years on Capitol Hill. This historic space which at one point housed an auto parts shop has almost seamlessly over the years turned itself into one of Seattle’s oldest and most beloved music venue’s and watering

September 15, 2016

Rhumba on Over

Last Thursday, September 8th I had the incredible opportunity to sit and chat with the lovely Tamara Thomson at Seattle’s premier rum bar aptly named “Rumba”. Nestled between Stussy and the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in the southern end of the Pike/Pine corridor, Rumba is a little slice of Caribbean islands inspired paradise. Rumba’s a great place

September 8, 2016

To Your Health

Nestled inside the Pike Motorworks courtyard and open since July of this year, Verve Bowls has seen a very busy summer season. This highly in demand shop specializes in acai bowls, smoothies and freshly pressed juices all made right before your eyes with healthy, natural and unprocessed ingredients from Charlies Produce. They also happen to