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December 4, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Who needs a drink?
Surprise of surprises, I’m raising my hand. And I found a good excuse. Thursday is Repeal Day, marking 80 years of legal drinking. Cocktail geeks and dudes with ironic mustaches may not know much about history, but they all seem to know that Dec. 5, 1933 was when the US repealed the 18th Amendment, re-allowing the consumption of alcohol.
With the cocktail renaissance, many bars now celebrate Repeal Day by throwing parties and getting patrons to dress up in 1930s garb. Though Portland bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler has been the driving force behind the Repeal Day celebration — which has caught on nationwide — in Seattle, dozens of bars will extend happy hour, offer discount drinks and concoct other specials to mark the occasion. Below are some events:
November 27, 2013 at 12:33 PM
For the last three Christmases, if you were as crazy as me, you waited in line in front of Sun Liquor, a line that stretched three-blocks before this Capitol Hill bar even opened. All for a cup of Sun Liquor’s famous aged eggnog. (more…)
November 8, 2013 at 10:55 AM
I’m struck by how often I hear bartenders say their favorite cocktail menu is the one they put out in the fall. The palates here tend to favor big, bitter drinks and whiskey, they say. And this cold, damp weather is ideal for that flavor profile.
October 8, 2013 at 2:10 AM
Update: 10/09. 5 p.m. We just got word from New York City that the airing of “Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking” with Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau for this Thursday is not correct as they had promo. Below are the dates of when you can catch the duo on tv.
11/08/13, 12:30 pm KCTS 9 HD
11/08/13, 12:30 pm KYVE 47
11/19/13, 4:00 pm KCTS 9 CREATE
11/19/13, 9:30 pm KCTS 9 CREATE
Also, the episode with Maria Hines and Holly Smith has been moved to a later date: 12/12 at 1 p.m.
On radio, Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau always sound like they’re having a great time together. The life of the party, these two. It’s no surprise, then, that their banter translates well to television. You can check them out on the premiere “Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking,” a 13-episode series on KCTS. (more…)
October 3, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Those Pok Pok wings are be the biggest Asian comfort food to hit restaurants since David Chang’s pork belly buns. You can check out my cover story here. Everyone seems to do them now. But no one does them quite like Pok Pok. They ‘re garlicky dark meat with a crispy skin, coated in a salty-and-sweet glaze, an umami bomb that will have you gnawing again and again. And now you can make them at home. (more…)
September 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM
Vessel, the influential bar that helped fuel the cocktail craze in Seattle, has closed. After their shift ended early this morning, bartenders and staff raised their glasses and then shut the doors and turned out the lights.
“It was not doing the volume that we were hoping it would do,” Co owner Clark Niemeyer said Saturday. “We talked (more…)
September 22, 2013 at 12:11 AM
Look who’s back. The city’s most beloved bartender Murray Stenson will start working at Il Bistro next week.
He is scheduled to work Sundays and Mondays. If you can’t wait to catch up with him, Stenson will be floating around Il Bistro in the next few days to chat with the staff and get reacquainted with this old bar at Pike Place Market. So you’ll likely see him behind the bar a few hours this week. (more…)
September 16, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Here’s a buffet you don’t see everyday - locust kabobs and pizza topped with southeast Asian grasshoppers. For dessert, “a tasty wax worm flan created by Café Racer resident baker, Leonard Meuse” because, who doesn’t wake up every morning with a craving for wax worms?
David Gordon, aka the Bug Chef, will serve a buffet unlike any you’ve ever had before.
September 5, 2013 at 1:38 PM
The rest of the country might not know the difference between hard cider and apple juice, but we in the Apple State certainly do. The Seattle-Tacoma area has the nation’s third largest number of adults who drink hard cider.
August 16, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Strange as it may sound, for the last two weeks, the buzz around the South Lake Union bar scene has been about the new Bartell drug store at 1001 Mercer Street. That’s because the store has beers on tap, where customers can get their growlers filled. It’s like bringing your jug to the grocery store to fill up on filtered water. Only better.
About 45 customers lined up when the growler station debuted on August 2, a Bartell spokeswoman said.
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