How To Make: Bad Apple Pie

It seems that there has been an outbreak of bad apples in nearly every city and town...

Kits to Convert Restaurants to Post-COVID Dining

The design constructs wooden decking to cover the sidewalks and parking strips, semi-private booths, and carefully spaced tables.

How to Cook a Weed

One evening, when I was maybe nine years old, we were in Spokane having dinner at another family’s house and one of their children pushed his plate of asparagus away and declared to his mother, “I hate vegetables.” Appalled by his ignorance, I shot him a look of withering scorn and said, “Asparagus is not a vegetable. It’s a weed.”

Cooking Fresh At Home: Late Spring Vegetables And Morels With Pasta

It is the fresh broccoli and the spring garlic, on one hand, green and proud. And the muddy, earthy, sweaty morels from the damaged spring wetlands, on the other.

Remember When We Actually Ate At Seattle Restaurants?

I was no Gael Green, the glamorous NYM food critic, but I’d been eating solid food for over 30 years, and I owned a set of escargot plates as well as a mortar and pestle, so I bellied up to the task of dining around town on an expense account.

Cafe Paloma: Losing Your Place

I’ve been to weddings and wakes, birthday celebrations and baby showers, poetry readings and photography exhibitions and flamenco fandangos at Café Paloma. Without a doubt, the place is unique and special. It’s like no other place in the city. But now the pandemic has come to town and closed it down.

Field notes in a time of corona: Virus, Eats and Weed

The coronavirus crisis has stomped the restaurant and bar trade like a health inspector’s red tag.

Cooking Smart: A Better Way to Wash Dishes

Wash up continuously, not just after the meal. And use a small bowl.

Does the Seattle Soda Tax Work? We Still Don’t Really Know

Many studies, but a maze of results. In part, this is because there is no common way to define or measure the public health “success” of a soda tax.

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Why is Seattle so Good at Iconic Moments of Radicalism?

In 1885-1915, the state's formative period, "Washington attracted a prodigious share of radicals, socialists, and utopians," coming here because we were a state that welcomed radical change.

The Arts Online: Ten Great YouTubes that wouldn’t have been made without Lockdown

Deprived of their usual performance venues, artists have turned to the internet to make and disseminate their art. The art is evolving quickly

Capitol Hill’s Occupied Zone and how it Happened

Overall, observers and participants will need to continue thinking about how claiming a portion of public space for an underserved and discriminated community can initiate effective social and political change, and not perpetuate the status quo or ignite a right-wing backlash that pursues further repressive policies.

Reading: The Plague During Plague

This spring I decided to take a zoomed book class offered by Alliance Française Seattle. The assigned...

Paint The Town: Takiyah Ward and the Autonomous Zone’s Defining Mural

“Normally getting a project of this size done in the city of Seattle would have required months of bureaucracy, red tape, and writing grants, and trying to find the money, all of which can kill a creative vibe or project real quick.”