Neighborhood Spotlight: Madison Park

Once a well kept secret of Central Seattle, Madison Park is now a thriving and vibrant neighborhood. Nestled just east of the Washington Park Arboretum, it boasts a trendy retail village and upscale homes that make it the toast of the area. Looking for a home in a gated community? The Broadmoor Golf Club offers... Continue Reading →

Ballard Pioneer Home Goes Italian

One of the historic Pioneer Houses (dating back to the mid-1800s) was moved from the International District to Ballard years ago and has now become a rustic, modern Italian restaurant called San Fermo. Although Ballard is chalk full of fabulous restaurants, they were missing somewhere to get classic, authentic Italian food. San Fermo isn’t about... Continue Reading →

Make an Impact with MiiR

If ever there was a company that embodies everything that Seattle stands for, it’s MiiR. This company was started locally in 2009, and after a “giving trip” in 2011 to Liberia, it has blossomed into a big game-changer. MiiR produces socially-conscious outdoors products like insulated bottles, bikes, tumblers, growlers, and now bracelets to track the... Continue Reading →

More Gnocchi? Yes, Please.

Last week, Lisa Nakamura announced she is opening Gnocchi Bar later this month! Settled in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, she just moved into the Packard Building on 12th Ave last week in order to begin preparations. The location is currently occupied by D’Ambrosio Gelato, but you can let out that breath you've been holding in,... Continue Reading →

Watch List: Sbucks’ Reserve Roastery

Today, Sbucks opened their first Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill in all its 15,600 SQFT glory. Reserve happens to be their highest-end coffee, only available in 800 out of 21,000 stores globally. Before it was roasted in Kent, now it happens right here and is the only coffee served… with eight different... Continue Reading →

Watch List: T-Doug’s New Joint

Tom Douglas, one of Seatown's most famous chefs, is opening a downtown Mexican restaurant called Cantina Leña, located on the corner of 5th and Lenora at The Martin Apartments. They're supposed to open this month for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. We can't wait for their slushy margaritas and banana leaf-wrapped pork!

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