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You are in for a treat. Most people will tell you that summer is the best time to visit Seattle, but the city doesn’t slow down when the cooler weather sets in. Far from it: The events and festivals carry on throughout the winter and spring with fewer crowds and more merriment. First up is Holidays in Seattle—a month-long stretch of wintertime events, fun, and good cheer, all in downtown. Ride the carousel in Westlake Park. Go ice-skating at Seattle Center. Join in on the hunt with the Holiday GooseChase photo scavenger hunt. Do it all! Festivities kick off with the Macy’s Holiday Parade on November 29 and culminate with a fireworks tradition at the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve. This year, we are honored to host the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in Seattle. On December 19 and 21, the nation’s top competitors face off across the net at KeyArena. No matter which school you support, competition will be fierce in the city. If you’d rather be part of the action, Seattle Marathon offers a variety of options to get involved. Check out the 5K or Kids Marathon on November 30, or go all in at the Seattle half or full marathon on December 1. It’s perfectly timed to burn off those extra Thanksgiving calories. Washington Wine Month arrives in March, and we invite you to celebrate with us at Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event, taking place at CenturyLink Field Event Center on March 29 and 30. Sip and savor to your heart’s content as you converse with the region’s top winemakers and chefs, and attend seminars led by top national wine personalities and sommeliers. With attractions covering everything from Asian culture to maritime history to rock ’n’ roll, Seattle is a hotbed for museums, and we are enriched by the innovation and unique perspective of each one. A prime example of this is The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a new exhibit at the Pacific Science Center, showing through February 17, 2014. Foodies and science buffs alike will be drawn to this collection of captivating images that combine food, science, and photography. Speaking of food, come hungry. Seattle is delicious year-round, but creativity in the kitchen really takes off in the cool-weather months. Menus turn to hearty wintertime staples and warming comfort foods. Short on time? Walk through Pike Place Market for a quick nosh, or stock up on dried salmon or local artisan cheeses to enjoy at home. We hope you’ll find all you need to plan your Seattle trip in this visitors’ guide. Enjoy your Seattle visit! Sincerely,

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LIFTOFF Clockwise from left: Washington state ferry in Elliott Bay, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Whidbey Island

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is now an artists’ haven. In town, hit Valise or Heron’s Nest for a taste of the island aesthetic. Lunch on housemade chowders and fresh seafood plates at historic Hardware Store, then head to the Country Store and Gardens for anything from a jar of local Maury Island Farm strawberry preserves to rain gear, before finishing the day at the Vashon Tea Shop. Whidbey Island A 20-minute ferry ride from Mukilteo—about 30 miles north of Seattle—takes you to Clinton on the south end of boomerang-shaped Whidbey Island. A 10-minute drive from the dock is Langley, perched on a bluff overlooking the Saratoga Passage. Hearty omelets and Mason jar mimosas make Braeburn Restaurant a must before touring shops like Whidbey Island Gem Gallery. Don’t miss Penn Cove mussels—pulled from a cove around the bend—at local eateries, including the Inn at Langley, where awardwinning chef Matt Costello offers exceptionally presented dishes with seasonal ingredients.

Amy Burnett Fine Art 408 Pacific Ave, Bremerton; amyburnettgallery.com • Bainbridge Island Museum of Art 550 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; biartmuseum.org • Blackbird Bakery 210 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; blackbirdbakery.com • Braeburn Restaurant 197 Second St, Langley; braeburnlangley.com • Country Store and Gardens 20211 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon; countrystoreandgardens.com • Eagle Harbor Book Co. 157 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; eagleharborbooks.com • Hardware Store 17601 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon; thsrestaurant.com • Heron’s Nest 17600 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon; vashonalliedarts.org/herons-nest • Hitchcock 133 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; hitchcockrestaurant.com • Inn at Langley 400 First St, Langley; 3innatlangley.com • Puget Sound Navy Museum 251 First St, Bremerton; pugetsoundnavymuseum.org • Mora Iced Creamery 139 Madrone Ln N, Bainbridge Island; moraicecream.com • Petit and Olson 150 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; petitandolson.com • U.S. Naval Destroyer Ship Museum 300 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton; ussturnerjoy.org • Valise 17633 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon; valisegallery. org • Vashon Tea Shop 17608 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon; vashon-tea-shop.com • Whidbey Island Gem Gallery 206 First St, Langley; whidbeygems.com

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leaming white ferries cross oysters or Neah Bay king salmon. Then, end on Elliott Bay, conveying commut- a sweet note with a scoop of handmade, locally ers and visitors between the sourced Mora ice cream. islands and Seattle. Board any of the 22 ferries Bremerton plying Puget Sound to discover A 60-minute crossing from downtown book it bucolic countrysides, craggy leads to this Naval-base community. See ferry routes islands, and quaint small towns. From the terminal it’s a short walk on the map on to the Harborside Fountain Park page 85. Sailand to arts district galleries like Amy Bainbridge Island ing schedules Burnett Fine Art. History buffs will A 35-minute ferry ride from can be found at want to amble on to the U.S. Naval Pier 52’s Colman Ferry Dock wsdot.wa.gov/ ferries. Destroyer Ship Museum, aboard the on Seattle’s waterfront leads to USS Turner Joy, and to Puget Sound Bainbridge Island. Traipse up Navy Museum. the tree-lined hill to the new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, full of pieces from Pacific Northwest artists, then walk Vashon Island quaint Winslow Way to Blackbird Bakery for Winter and spring are whale-watching season a croissant before shopping the local stores for here—by ferry there’s a chance to glimpse an everything from novels at Eagle Harbor Book orca at swim. From West Seattle’s Fauntleroy Co. to European wares at Petit and Olson. For terminal it’s a mere 20-minute ride to the island, a happy hour bite or a fancy dinner, visit chef though you’ll need a bike or car to explore it Brendan McGill’s Hitchcock for fresh-shucked fully. Once the home base for K2 Sports, Vashon


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HOLIDAY HAppenIngs Celebrate like a local with these festive happenings from fall through spring: Work up a Thanksgiving Day sweat at the Seattle Turkey Trot, a 5K run-walk through Ballard to benefit the Ballard Food Bank, then kick off the holiday season downtown with the Macy’s holiday Parade and Westlake center Tree Lighting. Pike Place Market also gets merry with holiday lights Magic in the Market, while the jingle bell Run/Walk brings festively dressed racers through downtown. At the Seattle Center, Winterfest keeps the spirit going with six weeks of ice skating and a winter village. And Seattle Children’s Museum honors different cultural holidays, from Diwali to Hanukkah, with Festivals of Light. (For more info, visit holidaysinseattle.com.) Settle in for an evening on the waterfront and a parade of lighted boats during Argosy Cruises’ christmas Ship Festival. Then, ring in 2014 with new year’s at the needle, when fireworks shoot from Seattle’s iconic attraction. To commemorate another kind of new year, head to ChinatownInternational District for lion dances and Asian eats during the Lunar new year festival. Pike Brewing Company sets the mood for Valentine’s Day with chocofest and pairs beer and wine with chocolates and cheese. In March, the St. Patrick’s day Parade floods downtown with green, while the cherry blossom Festival marks the arrival of spring with Japanese food, musical performances, and more. Hunt for Easter eggs at Woodland Park Zoo’s bunny bounce in Phinney Ridge, or celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Capitol Hill with the Fiesta 5K Ole!, featuring taco trucks, a beer garden, and live music. —Angela Qian

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hen you’re a coffeeshop in the city that convinced a country of instant coffee drinkers there was something more to be had in their morning beverage, innovating could be intimidating. And yet roasters and baristas the city over are doing just that. Starbucks was born out of local waters, and now small-batch roaster Caffe Vita hosts free Public Brewing School sessions every first Saturday. Ballard Coffee Works’ “slow bar” introduces sippers to the impact of brewing methods by letting them compare the same bean prepared via siphon pot, French press, AeroPress, or Chemex. And, Milstead & Co. in Fremont and Tougo Coffee Co. in the Central District are shining examples of the next generation thanks to a careful curation of local and national roasters. Then there’s the newest trend—something akin to fine dining for coffee—coming out of Slate Coffee Roasters. At the not-yet-year-old east Ballard coffeeshop, knowledgeable baristas are there less to take a coffee order than to usher you through a coffee experience, complete with table service and stemware. Perhaps that’s why in 2013 they won DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse competition. Coffee here is approached from a culinary standpoint, in the way it’s carefully sourced from thoughtful farmers; roasted to preserve the integrity of the bean; and brewed to highlight the bean’s fruity, acidic qualities. All of which coalesces in a minimalistic menu that puts coffee first: hand-poured cups, perfectly pulled espresso shots, and espresso paired with milk in 4-, 6-, or 8-ounce ratios. No hazelnut syrup. No hemp milk. No cinnamon sprinkles. Nothing to deter drinkers from the perfection of the coffee itself. Slate co-owner Chelsey Walker-Watson says her team isn’t here to serve only the coffee cognoscenti—they want their passion to become yours. Even if you arrive expecting nothing more than a tall drip in a Styrofoam cup, the Slate experience almost guarantees you’ll leave with a greater appreciation for coffee, as well as for those who grow, roast, and brew it. And if you can’t live without a little cocoa in your cup, ask for a mocha. It’s not on the menu, but Slate makes chocolate sauce—mainly for those kid-friendly hot chocolates—and will happily oblige.

hOLIdAyS: bunny bounce April 19; Woodland Park Zoo; zoo.org • cherry blossom Festival April 25–27; Seattle Center; seattlecenter.com/festal • chocofest Feb 9; Pike Brewing Company; pikebrewing.com • christmas Ship Festival Nov 29–Dec 23; various waterfront locations; argosycruises.com • Festivals of Light Nov 20–Jan 5; Seattle Children’s Museum; thechildrensmuseum.org/fol • Fiesta 5K Ole! May 2; Volunteer Park; fiesta5kole.com • jingle bell Run/Walk Dec 8; Westlake Center; seattle jinglebellrun.kintera.org • Lunar new year Feb 1; Chinatown-International District; cidbia.org/events • Macy’s holiday Parade Nov 29; Seventh Ave and Pine St • Magic in the Market Nov 30; Pike Place Market; pikeplacemarket.org • new year’s at the needle Dec 31; Space Needle; spaceneedle.com • Seattle Turkey Trot Nov 28; Ballard; seattleturkeytrot.org • St. Patrick’s day Parade March 15; Fourth Ave and Jefferson St; irishclub.org/parade • Westlake center Tree Lighting Nov 29; Westlake Center; westlakecenter.com • cOFFEE: ballard coffee Works 2060 NW Market St • caffe Vita Multiple locations, including 1005 E Pike St • Milstead & co. 770 N 34th St • Slate coffee Roasters 5413 Sixth Ave NW • HStarbucks Multiple locations, including 102 Pike St • Tougo coffee co. 1410 18th Ave • HVisit Seattle partner

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LIFTOFF Tour downtown Seattle’s skies with Kenmore Air

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City Highlights Attention-catching Ride the Ducks tours give a boisterous, quack-filled introduction to the city as they cruise through downtown and splash into Lake Union, while Seattle By Foot offers walking tours of the city, including a kidoriented exploration of downtown and a coffee crawl complete with tastings and a look into the caffeine culture that birthed Starbucks. For a bit of history, Chinatown Discovery Tours features 90-minute trips through the International District’s historic Chinatown and Japantown areas, as well as a three-hour, dim sum–laden Taste of Chinatown tour. If modern marvels are more your thing, make your way north to the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, where you can see 747s, 777s, and 787s being assembled on the factory floor in the largest building in the world by volume. Or board a Kenmore Air seaplane, which cruises high above downtown’s skyscrapers, the bustling waterfront, and CenturyLink and Safeco fields.

houseboat. The outfitter also offers trips to the old-growth forests and temperate rainforests found in Olympic National Park, along with a by-request Twilight-themed version that stops in Forks. Closer to town, Alki Kayak Tours leads paddlers into Elliott Bay, where you can glimpse the city skyline, surrounding mountain ranges, and even a bald eagle or harbor seal from the water. Bites & Sips Savor Seattle and Seattle Bites are just two of many tour operators dishing up tasty trips around the city. Choose from five Savor Seattle options, including the decadent Chocolate Indulgence walking tour and the two-hour Booze n’ Bites tour featuring cocktails and wine. Meanwhile, Seattle Bites gives a tasty introduction to Pike Place Market with Nutella-and-banana crepes, handmade Ger-

man sausages, smoked salmon on flatbread, and clam chowder, to name just a few samples. For those looking to raise a glass, Local Craft Tours visits local distilleries for whiskey and vodka tastings, while Road Dogs Seattle Brewery Tour goes suds up in the craft beer scene with a rotating lineup of microbreweries. For oenophiles, Bon Vivant and Butler Seattle are your designated drivers to well-known and boutique wineries in nearby Woodinville. Off the Wall Explore the city’s underbelly—literally. The Underground Tour (hint: there’s an adultsonly version, which includes a cocktail) and Beneath the Streets take you on a belowthe-pavement adventure. Fall and winter are especially prime for all things unnatural, like otherworldly tours from Spooked in Seattle or Market Ghost Tours.

Kayaking Lake Union with EverGreen Escapes

Outdoor Trips Hike the alpine meadows of Mount Rainier in spring with Tours Northwest, or hit the water with EverGreen Escape’s Lake Union kayak tour to get a glimpse of the Sleepless in Seattle HAlki Kayak Tours kayakalki.com • HBeneath the Streets beneath-the-streets.com • HBon Vivant bonvivanttours.com • HButler Seattle butlerseattle.com • HChinatown Discovery Tours seattlechinatowntour.com • HEverGreen Escapes evergreenescapes.com • HFuture of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour futureofflight.org • HKenmore Air kenmoreair.com • HLocal Craft Tours localcrafttours.com • HMarket Ghost Tours seattleghost.com • HRide the Ducks ridetheducksofseattle.com • HRoad Dogs Seattle Brewery Tour seattlebrewerytour.com • HSavor Seattle savorseattletours.com • HSeattle Bites seattlebitesfoodtours.com • HSeattle By Foot seattlebyfoot.com • HSpooked in Seattle spookedinseattle.com • HStarbucks starbucks.com • HTours Northwest toursnorthwest.com • HUnderground Tour under groundtour.com • HFor more Visit Seattle tour partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/play

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Saying ‘I Do’ Seattle Style When it comes to destination engagements, Washington is where to wed. That’s because marriage here is open to all adults, including same-sex partners. When Referendum 74 passed in 2012, people danced in the streets. The Paramount Theatre hosted a public wedding reception, complete with food and a performance by “Same Love” singer Mary Lambert. And various venues like Four Seasons Hotel offered special wedding packages just for same-sex couples. Today, the Seattle area is still an oasis for twosomes of all types. Couples can paddle to their vows on Lake Union, say sunset “I do”s as waves roll to shore at Golden Gardens, get hitched on high at the Space Needle, drink in wedded bliss at a Woodinville winery, bike to blessed matrimony at a Bainbridge Island farm, exchange rings on any of the state’s 22 ferries (including those departing from downtown’s Pier 70), express their undying devotion in a simple civil ceremony at Seattle City Hall, rejoice with friends and family at a local restaurant, and so much more. In Seattle, love is love, and everyone— even rap sensation Macklemore—is happy to help you celebrate. —Julie H. Case Visit kingcounty.gov/courts/marriage and thegsba.org for wedding resources.

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How to identify the people (and pig) of Pike Place

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Want a sugar-free, no-foam, extra-hot latte? No problem— this barista has been up since the crack of dawn and can have your coffee ready in a jiff, with a smile to boot. Telltale sign: perky personality

These oft-bearded fishmongers sling seafood like nobody’s business. They’ll pack your fish on ice for a return flight or cut a filet to enjoy fresh tonight. Telltale sign: waterproof overalls

From folksy singersongwriters to a cappella quartets to hula-hooping performers, buskers fill the Market with their sweet tunes. Telltale sign: open guitar case full of dollar bills

Hidden behind rows and rows (and rows) of beautiful blooms, these florists sell tulips, dahlias, lilies, and whatever else is in season for as little as $5 a bunch. Telltale sign: bouquets for days

Spooning out creamy mac and cheese, piping-hot clam chowder, and other tasty bites, these servers are happy to dole out some darn good eats. Telltale sign: surrounded by a heavenly aroma

Weighing in at a hefty 550 pounds, this larger-than-life bronze piggy bank collects donations for nonprofit social services. Telltale sign: gives out rides and keeps change in her rotund belly visitseattle.org

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Ryan Hilliard— the man behind Hilliard’s Beer—tells us how he loves Seattle. What do you love most about this city? Everything. The culture. The neighborhoods; how personal everything is; how close things are. And, the food! What’s one thing everyone visiting Seattle must do? Fly on a floatplane. Absolutely. I don’t think any other city offers an experience like that. You have to go for the sights, the experience of being in a small plane, for being able to go someplace you couldn’t otherwise. From a floatplane, you’re able to access the wonders of Washington in a very cool way. It really makes Seattle unique. Where must visitors eat? Anything by Renee Erickson or Ethan Stowell. My favorite restaurant is still Boat Street Cafe, but we love to go to the Sunday farmers market with the kids and get whatever someone is making there, on site. Oh, and you have to try some of the city’s food trucks. I’m partial to Snout & Co., but there are others. Narwhal parks at the brewery often, as do Curb Jumper and Fez on Wheels. What must visitors drink? Certainly the brews, but people overlook cocktail culture here. There are tons of places doing great cocktails, and it seems there’s a new one popping up every day. Where do you take guests when they come to visit you? Often times to Whidbey Island. That said, the outdoor culture here is fantastic. There’s tons to do outside—Discovery Park, the sculpture park, South Lake Union, and the Center for Wooden Boats.... When you’re not in the brewery, you can be found...? Playing with my kids.

Why The 12th Can? (Note: Riffing on Seattle Seahawks’ 12th-man tradition, The 12th Can sports team colors and has an “action green” lid.) We thought football fans needed a beer that reflects football fans here, that reflects the Northwest. So, we made The 12th Can. Plus, we love snarkiness. If you could brew one mystical beer that embodies the soul of Seattle, what would it be? Well, we did. It’s The 12th Can. A can of beer is a very Seattle thing. And, it’s a tall boy. It’s also a pale ale, so it’s accessible—it’s not over the top or overly bitter or hoppy. It’s a common-man’s beer, yet it’s still a craft beer. 16

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Teatro ZinZanni Mercer St at Third Ave (Seattle Center), zinzanni.org

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Eino – 50 Years of Making Sculptures Nordic Heritage Museum, nordicmuseum.org

The Photography Of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition Pacific Science Center, pacsci.org

Martin Schoeller: Close Up EMP Museum, empmuseum.org

Oliver! The 5th Avenue Theatre, 5thavenue.org

Through Apr 13

Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse Seattle Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org

Through Jan 5

Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibition Seattle Center, chihulygardenandglass.com

Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon Seattle Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org

Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film EMP Museum, empmuseum.org

Through Jan 5

Nov 16–Feb 16

A Fuller View of China, Japan and Korea Seattle Asian Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org Through June 29

Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic EMP Museum, empmuseum.org

David Hartt: Stray Light Henry Art Gallery, henryart.org Through Jan 5

Race: Are We So Different? Pacific Science Center, pacsci.org

Hometown Boy: Liu Xiaodong Seattle Asian Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org

November 2013 Nov 7–Jan 5

Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses EMP Museum, empmuseum.org

Through Jan 26

Jason Dodge: What We Have Done Henry Art Gallery, henryart.org

Through Nov 17

25th Annual Earshot Jazz Festival earshotjazz.org Through Nov 17

Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century Wing Luke Museum, wingluke.org Through Dec 1

Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies Museum of History & Industry, mohai.org

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Les Misérables Village Theatre Issaquah, villagetheatre.org Nov 8–17

Through Jan 26

Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest Museum of Glass, museumofglass.org Through Jan 31

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Play It Again, Santa Seattle Men’s Chorus, flyinghouse.org

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A World of Paper, a World of Fashion: Isabelle de Borchgrave meets Mariano Fortuny Bellevue Arts Museum, bellevuearts.org Nov 23

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From left: Maria Hines, Tom Douglas, and Cormac Mahoney

EAT HERE *According to three of Seattle’s most revered chefs

BY JULIE H. CASE PHOTOGRAPHY BY OLIVIA BRENT

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Clockwise from left: Maria Hines, diners at Little Uncle, and dumplings at Revel

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We’re drinking beer at lunchtime. To be pre-

cise, it isn’t just beer—it’s a shandy, although it’s a sharp contrast to any other shandy I have tasted before. Homemade hibiscus syrup; fresh mint; and a juicy, tart lime swim in a Maritime lager—a collision of the greatest of Thai and Pacific Northwest cultures, in a glass. Fitting for Little Uncle, the rapidly expanding Thai restaurant that began as a pop-up. Maria Hines, the 2009 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Northwest, and owner of Tilth (who makes her shandy with San Pellegrino and Pabst Blue Ribbon), loves it, too. PK Frank, one half of the force behind Little Uncle, is clearly pleased. “We tried it first with Rainier, but it didn’t quite work,” she says. But this? This works. Plates begin rapidly appearing. Three change-purse-size rice cakes flecked with garlic and chives precede rockfish fritters with cucumber vinegar. Crunchy, cooked crudité and a quartered egg arrive beside an ochre chili dip made with roasted chanterelle and lobster mushrooms. Then, there’s the nam tok with its roasted rice powder, spicy tofu, and slices of perfectly cooked beef ready to be wrapped in whole, dark green leaves.

Who she is A 2005 Food & Wine Best New Chef, winner of the 2009 James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest, semi-finalist for the 2013 James Beard MARIA HINES Award for outstanding chef, and a former contestant on Top Chef Masters and Iron Chef America. Hines is chef-owner of three highly esteemed restaurants, all certified organic: the new-American Tilth; Golden Beetle, which features Eastern Mediterranean cuisine and craft cocktails; and the Southern Italian– focused Agrodolce.

It is completely unlike any Thai food I’m familiar with. And that’s why this little underground restaurant in Pioneer Square makes Hines’ list of “must eats” in Seattle. Everything here is reminiscent of the Thai shophouse food scene. “A lot of Thai food is made for the American palate—sweeter, with heavier sauces that disguise the original food and style. Little Uncle is doing it authentically,” Hines says.

Nearly sated, but having saved a little room for what’s next, we head across town to Korean-inspired Revel. Attached is craft cocktail bar Quoin, where the menu changes daily and where, if you can’t get a table when you show up at Revel, they’ll pour you something experimental while you wait. At Revel, the greens arrive. First, the corned-lamb salad on its bed of mezuna and a fish sauce dressing. Then the dumplings: pork, green curry, and coconut in an emerald barley wrapper. The flavor is robust, garlicky, complex. And finally, there’s the pancake. Dense yet crispy, offset by greens that offer a bright chewiness and olives that round out the flavor with a rich saltiness, and topped with a whole anchovy that is neither briny nor fishy. Hines admits that, when eating out, Asian cuisine is a first choice because she doesn’t cook it, and she always craves what she doesn’t cook. But the distinction in Seattle— and at these restaurants in particular—may be that in a city significantly influenced by Asian food and culture, a handful of restaurants are turning the expected on its head, delivering some of the most savory dining experiences to be had, in very hip settings.


Clockwise from above: Tom Douglas, King's Barbecue House, and soup at Tsukushinbo

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They’re cutting the heads off barbecued ducks for Tom Douglas. Then, a glorious stream of juice runs free of the seared, dark brown bird as the Chinese man behind the counter begins cutting it into bits. Douglas often goes for the pea pa duck—butterflied then roasted so it’s crispy everywhere. Today, though, he has ordered the whole-roasted bird instead. And the char siu—Chinese barbecue pork. And the ribs. And the crispy side pork, which he wants extra crispy. “We’ll get you an order of the zhu bung,” he says to me. “That’s the pig’s anus.” I’m not a picky eater, but I’m praying he’s teasing me. We’re at King’s Barbecue House, which— with its wafting scents of five-spice and roasted meat—is his destination in the International District every time. That’s because while most places selling whole duck in the ID are restaurants, King’s is order-from-thewindow (or counter, as it may be) Chinese barbecue. And it’s ridiculously authentic.

Who he is Winner of three James Beard awards—Best Northwest Chef, 1994; Best American Cookbook, 2001; Best Restaurateur, 2012— and the 2005 title of Iron TOM DOUGLAS Chef America, Douglas is perhaps most known for being Seattle’s first chefrestaurateur. To date, he has 11 restaurant projects in Seattle, including Dahlia Lounge, Etta’s, and Serious Pie.

This isn’t all Tom Douglas adores about the area south of downtown. There’s Pho Cyclo, House of Hong, and Kau Kau, to name a few. And, there’s Tsukushinbo, where we order lunch. Douglas loves this mom-and-pop Japanese restaurant largely for its mackerel and dashi-fried eggplant. But it’s lunchtime, and they only serve the eggplant at dinner, no matter how hard we try. Instead, a small, whole mackerel arrives

at the table, silver and striped black, and exceptionally crunchy. Mackerel is typically the fishiest of fish, but here there’s nothing overtly fishy about it. Instead, it’s butter soft, juicy, and tender with the succulent fat from the skin seared in. Then, there are the inky buckwheat noodles, which Douglas corrals with chopsticks, plunges into a broth stirred with wasabi and scallions, and slurps whole to the end. Anything less, he says, is an insult to the chef. No one wants to insult the chef. Especially when you’re sitting across the table from one. Sake arrives—cold—and a wonderful Japanese beer, and a spinach ohitashi that turns a little smoky thanks to the dried nori topping. After the mackerel and ohitashi, and with packages of duck and ribs rustling in the back seat, we head to Mutual Fish, where Douglas’s cookbooks line the walls and they sell whole, fresh-caught salmon and halibut (which they also ship across country) plus smaller specialties like smelt—and where the chef buys a salmon for his wife.


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Clockwise from top left: Russell Flint and Cormac Mahoney, Stumptown Coffee, Rain Shadow Meats Squared, and the Parisian sandwich

behind wooden counters as three hip baristas revolve around French presses. Yet they nod, and smile, and ask after Cormac Mahoney and other regulars by name as a throng of students and locals streams in. This—and the quad short mocha—is part of what makes Mahoney a regular at Capitol Hill’s Stumptown Coffee. Not only is the shop a well-oiled machine and the coffee exceptional (although Mahoney sometimes attributes it to how they handle the milk) the baristas don’t make the customers feel, well, terribly uncool. “That’s what I love about Stumptown,” says the chef. “It satisfies me on all sorts of levels.” Mahoney is a fan of real food. Accessible food. The kind of food the locals eat, be it a bowl of dumplings swimming with crab and shellfish ordered because the owner and his two old friends are poring over their own portion when you walk in the door, or a handmade sandwich on Columbia City bread. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth,” Mahoney says. “There’s nothing better than a Columbia City baguette. Well, maybe a Columbia City baguette with pecorino tuada and jamón Serrano.” Mahoney gets a little embarrassed when he says this. First, because he abhors the

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Who he is The 2012 Food & Wine Best New Chef came of age under local restaurateurs Tom Douglas and Matt Dillon, went on to launch his own pop-up restaurant, Tako CORMAC Truk, before opening, in 2011, MAHONEY the upscale-meets-nonconformist Madison Park Conservatory, which is driven by seasonal, Northwest ingredients.

pretension surrounding food, and a sandwich stuffed with foreign words for Italian sheep’s milk cheese and Serrano ham sounds exactly that, and second, because he hates to be hip, and Columbia City Bakery—purveyor of bread for a good number of the city’s best restaurants—may be the hottest bakery in Seattle at this moment. It’s hard at first to think about bread when you’re standing at the new Rain Shadow Meats Squared, gazing into spotless glass cases lined with softly pink pork chops and glistening pâtés. Mahoney reveres this butchery and deli not just because chef-owner-butcher Russell Flint is a friend, but also because almost all the charcuterie is cured in-house and the food

preparation is transparent. It doesn’t hurt that the space, with its exposed brick walls and rich wooden beams overhead, is also gorgeous. Eventually we pull ourselves away from the window-shopping and order, and within moments, glorious sandwiches land on the table, silver dollar–size bowls of pickled vegetables riding shotgun. There’s the fatted pig sandwich for me, with its housemade pork rillettes, fuchsia pickled onions, and stoneground mustard, all on a chewy, fresh baguette from Macrina Bakery. Then, halfway through lunch, we switch sandwiches, and I delve into Mahoney’s Parisian. It’s unlike any Parisian I’ve ever eaten. There’s some poignant essence to this sandwich, with its homemade Paris ham layered under crispy radicchio and seriously soulful pickled golden raisins. Flint himself appears as we’re finishing off the last meat-packed morsels of bread, and Mahoney expounds on another favorite: local chef Renee Erickson of Boat Street Kitchen, The Walrus and The Carpenter, and others. “It has never been fusion with her. She has never chased trends. Has she?” Mahoney asks. And Flint, who came of age under her tutelage, weighs in. “Maybe only her own trends.” Luckily, with four Renee Erickson restaurants in town, we know where to eat next.


Second Course In addition to Little Uncle and Revel, maria Hines loves: Joule: Small plates attract Hines to this Korean-inspired restaurant—recently named one of Bon Appétit’s 2013 Best New Restaurants. What she eats: When it’s on the menu, the octopus. And always the sticky toffee cake dessert. Hot Cakes: Chocolate has never had it as good as at this spot from a former Theo’s chocolatier. What she eats: The molten chocolate cake. Mai Thaiku: “It’s super authentic, and they’re not afraid to bring the heat.” Plus, there’s an extensive mezcal selection. What she eats: The green curry. Bathtub Gin: This hidden cocktail lounge oozes speakeasy ambience. What she drinks: Whatever the bartender wants to make her. Canon: Why? Because it has the most inspired cocktail menu she's ever seen. What she drinks: Tough call. Bourbon may be her go-to liquor, but Hines usually sips outside her comfort zone here. Fainting Goat Gelato: Per Hines, this is the best gelato in the city. What she eats: The goat’s milk or gum mastic gelato. What she loves on her own menu: At Golden Beetle, the kibbeh bulgur-lamb meatballs; at Tilth, the duck burger (unless the sablefish is on the menu); at Agrodolce, she’ll take the cannoli.

In addition to Tsukushinbo and King’s Barbecue HOUSE, TOM DOUGLAS loves: Wild Ginger: After all these years, the upscale Asian-fusion restaurant with its killer wine list still satisfies. What he eats: Steamed king salmon. Shiro’s and Nishino: Sushi at these two spots goes avant garde, which is what he loves. What he eats: Besides the sushi? At Shiro’s the sole agedashi (fried sole with the bones); at Nishino the geoduck sautéed with butter and mushrooms. ILLUSTRATIONS BY CARLY GARZA

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Dinette: To Douglas, this quaint little place with its rustic European fare feels like a throwback to the spirit of Seattle. What he eats: The stuffed cabbage rolls when they have them. Always the chicken liver toast. Melrose Market: Everyone needs to go to Melrose Market, Douglas says, whether it’s for oysters or a glass of wine. The Capitol Hill space is home to multiple restaurants, a charcuterie, a cheese shop, and more. What he eats: Oysters and a glass of wine. Shanik: Modern Indian finally found its much-needed place in Seattle, Douglas says. What he eats: The jackfruit curry and lamb popsicles. Pike Place Market: There’s no better way to spend a day than to wake up in the Market and make a day of it, walking, eating, and talking to vendors. What he eats: In the beginning, a slice from DeLaurenti. In the end, a splash of wine from Pike & Western wine shop. Pink Door: Being on a patio above Pike Place Market is not to be missed. Plus, it’s where the chef and his bride held their wedding reception 30 years ago. What he eats: The lasagna or the pasta broccoli. Luc: Until chef-in-arms Thierry Rautureau opens Loulay downtown, Douglas will have to just frequent Rautureau’s French-American bistro in Madison Park. What he eats: Good old-fashioned boeuf bourguignon or the smoked salmon tartare. What he loves on his own menu: With so many restaurants, it’s hard to choose, but it’s porchetta at Rub With Love Shack, the 12-spice duck at Dahlia Lounge, or coconut beef at TanakaSan. And, when it’s time to get serious, he goes for the green tomato biscuit at Serious Biscuit; the fennel sausage pie at Serious Pie.

In addition to stumptown and rain shadow Meats SQUARED, cormac mahoney loves: Café Campagne: Country French cuisine is served up in Pike Place Market. What he eats: Brunch and fernet and coffee.

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Pam’s Kitchen: The owners are sweet, and the super simple Trinidadian food seriously satisfies. What he eats: The curried goat roti. Anything by Renee Erickson: (The chef behind Boat Street Cafe, The Walrus and The Carpenter, Barnacle, Narwhal food truck, and The Whale Wins.) Why? Because “she’s the unsung architect for the current Seattle food scene.” What he eats: Her Boat Street Cafe chicken liver mousse pâté. Cactus: You can’t get mad at this Northwest chain, focused on Southwestern and Mexican food. What he eats: Smoked brisket tacos. Saigon Deli: The Vietnamese deli and grocery caters to locals and expats. What he eats: Rice noodles with pork, or the barbecue pork bahn mi. La Medusa: Mahoney raves about the Sicilian restaurant’s chef, Gordon Wishard. What he eats: It’s the pasta and charcuterie here that impresses Mahoney most. Cafe Ibex: The little Ethiopian joint next to the Link Light Rail Mt. Baker station is home to a TV blaring soccer and lots of conversation at small tables, but no one taking pictures of their food. What he eats: The veggie combo, braised beef, and a Bedele beer. Poquitos: On Sundays, you might find Mahoney watching football at this upscale Mexican restaurant. What he eats: Mojitos and fries while listening to rain hit the corrugated roof. What he loves at Madison Park Conservatory: When in season, the matsutake dashi: dashi base with kombu and bonito, topped with thinly shaved matsutake mushrooms and chives. When not, risotto Bolognese, which his former chef de cuisine—now the force behind Westward Ho and Little Gull—Zoi Antonitsas introduced him to. “I call it my baby food.”

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GO Maria Hines: Agrodolce 709 N 35th St; agrodolce restaurant.net • Bathtub Gin 2205 Second Ave; bathtubginseattle.com • Canon 928 12th Ave; can onseattle.com • Fainting Goat Gelato 1903 N 45th St; faintinggoatseattle. com • Golden Beetle 1744 NW Market St; goldenbee tle.com • Hot Cakes 5427 Ballard Ave NW; getyour hotcakes.com • Joule 3506 Stone Way N; joule restaurant.com • Little Uncle 88 Yesler Way; little uncleseattle.com • Mai Thaiku 6705 Greenwood Ave N; thaiku.com • Revel 403 N 36th St; revelseat tle.com • Tilth 1411 N 45th St; tilthrestaurant.com Tom Douglas: Find all his restaurants: tomdoug las.com HDahlia Lounge 2001 Fourth Ave • Dinette 1514 E Olive Way; dinette seattle.com • King’s Barbecue 518 Sixth Ave S • Luc 2800 E Madison St; thechefinthehat.com • Melrose Market 1501 Melrose Ave; melrosemarket seattle.com • Mutual Fish 2335 Rainier Ave S; mutu alfish.com • Nishino 3130 E Madison St; nishinores taurant.com HPike Place Market 85 Pike St; pike placemarket.org • Pink Door 1919 Post Alley; thepinkdoor.net • HRub With Love Shack 2010 Western Ave • Shanik 500 Terry Ave N; shanikrestau rant.com • Shiro’s Sushi 2401 Second Ave; shiros. com • HTanakaSan 2121 Sixth Ave; tanakasan seattle.com • Tsukshinbo 515 S Main St • HWild Ginger 1401 Third Ave; wildginger.net Cormac Mahoney: Boat Street Cafe 3131 Western Ave; boatstreet cafe.com Cactus 4220 E Madison; cactusrestau rants.com • HCafe Campagne 1600 Post Alley; cafecampagne.com • Cafe Ibex 3219 MLK Jr. Way S; facebook.com/ ibexseattle.cuisine • La Medusa 4857 Rainier Ave S; lamedusarestaurant. com •HMadison Park Conservatory 1927 43rd Ave E; madisonparkconserva tory.com • Pam’s Kitchen 5000 University Way NE; pams-kitchen.com • Poquitos 1000 E Pike St; vivapoquitos.com • Rain Shadow Meats Squared 404 Occidental Ave S; rainshadowmeats.com • Saigon Deli 1034 S Jackson • Stumptown Coffee Roaster 1115 12th Ave; stumptowncoffee.com • The Whale Wins 3506 Stone Way N; thewhale wins.com HVisit Seattle partner


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By AngelA CABotAje • IllUStRAtIon By MICHAel ByeRS WISPS OF STEAM rise from the massive stone bowl, where a mound of sticky rice unfurls fragrant tendrils into the crisp, winter air. January is only a few days old, and dozens of revelers have gathered amid the Western red cedars and Douglas firs on Bainbridge Island, a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, to celebrate the new year. The crowd draws quiet as a burly man hoists a heavy, wooden mallet and stands at the ready beside the bowl. Next to him, Shoichi Sugiyama—a bald, aproned mochi master wearing a twist of fabric around his head—dips his hands into a pail of water and, solemn as a prayer, nods. On cue, the laborer smashes the mallet down into the pile of rice, drawing the well-worn tool up then down again—up, down, up, down, up, down—until a steady, unrelenting rhythm fills the air. Mr. Sugiyama’s hands dart in and out of the bowl, swiftly pulling and folding the sticky rice before the next thudding strike. “Harder! Faster! Harder! Faster! Harder!” he urges the man with the mallet. The pounding tempo picks up speed. Thump. Thump. Thump. This is the Mochi Tsuki Festival—a centuries-old Japanese tradition, where rice is pounded by hand to make soft, chewy cakes called mochi every new year—and it’s right at home in Seattle. SEATTLE IS STEEPED in Japanese culture. From matcha (green tea) muffins studded with sweet adzuki beans to peaceful Japanese gardens hidden amid the evergreens, the Nippon influence is unmistakable throughout the city. The first influx of Issei—Japanese emigrants to North America—arrived here in the late 1800s, and Seattle’s Nihonmachi (Japantown) soon took root south of downtown. The ethnic enclave and its residents flourished. Japanese-owned businesses—hotels, restaurants, and tailor shops—lined Main Street. On nearby Bainbridge Island, Japanese settlers owned nurseries, greenhouses, and groceries, and the second generation—Nisei—excelled in sports and school. Then in 1941, Pearl Harbor changed everything. On March 30, 1942, the internment of Japanese and Japanese-Americans began on Bainbridge Island. Within weeks, the same orders were issued for the nearly 7,000 persons of Japanese descent living in Seattle. Residents boarded up their business, stored their belongings, and were sent to internment camps in Washington and Idaho. When they finally returned to the West Coast in 1945, it took years to recover. Today, Seattle earnestly embraces the rich, Japanese culture that has helped shape the city’s history. Nihonmachi in the International District thrives with historic buildings, restaurants, and shops selling everything from maneki-neko—beckoning cat—statues to manga comic books. Groves of cherry trees, gifts from a Japanese prime minister, infuse the city with their delicate pink blooms every spring. And then there are the more discreet examples, like the sushi and teriyaki joints dotting nearly every street, the galleries brimming with Japanese artifacts and modern works, and the small distillery that’s crafting the only American-made version of one distinctly Japanese spirit. Truly, to be in Seattle is to be in two places at once—in the Pacific Northwest and also an ocean away in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Seattle is a riot of color in spring and fall, where pale-pink cherry blossoms drift through the air like snow and Japanese maples are ablaze with fiery red and (Kakkoii : COOL) orange leaves. Every April, in honor of the 1,000 cherry trees gifted to the city in 1976 by Japan’s Prime Minister Takeo Miki, Seattle Center hosts the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival with taiko drumming, Japanese dances, and traditional arts and crafts. See the delicate blooms for yourself at the University of Washington campus, where 30 cherry trees line the crisscrossing pathways in the quad. Then in fall, admire the foliage in full blaze during Seattle Japanese Garden’s momijigari, or maple viewing. Kubota Garden in Rainier Beach offers 20 acres of botanical displays, including Japanese-inspired elements like a stone garden and red moon bridge. There are other, smaller respites throughout the region: Wallingford’s Peace Park, where locals drape colorful origami on the statue of Sadako and the Thousand Cranes, built in memory of a young Hiroshima girl who died from radiationinduced leukemia; the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, a 276-foot-long story wall honoring the residents who were forced to leave during the war; and Kobe Terrace Park, with its giant stone lantern gifted from the mayor of Kobe in the northeast corner of the International District. To explore this diverse neighborhood, visit Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience—a Smithsonian-affiliated institution showcasing contemporary Asian-American works as well as artifacts from Seattle’s history—and sign up for a walking tour with Chinatown Discovery Tours. Local guides lead groups through Nihonmachi and Chinatown to historic sights such as the Panama Hotel, where the only remaining Japanese public bathhouse in the country is carefully preserved in the basement. Other highlights in the ID include Uwajimaya, an Asian grocery store that stocks everything from nori and bittermelon to miso and sake. The attached food court sells barbecue pork, whole ducks, and giant cream puffs from Osaka-based Beard Papa’s, while premade sushi rolls and packaged mochi are available around the corner. (Don’t forget to stroll through the adjacent Kinokuniya Bookstore to browse the shelves of Japanese stationery, books, anime, and toys.) Down the street, discount store Daiso sells an array of Japanese housewares and knickknacks—tea mugs, tabi socks,

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and bento boxes—for just $1. And in the historic Jackson Building, two neighboring stores highlight the unique blend of East-meetsWest in the city: MoMo, a “hapa” boutique, carries a Euro-Asian mix that includes whimsical accessories from Kyoto-based Sou Sou, Saint James sailor shirts, consigned Asian collectibles, and hair clips made from recycled kimono fabric. Next door, Kobo at Higo is a shop that stocks graceful ceramics, design books, and other Japanese-influenced wares. Local artists often feature their work here, while a section of the shop is devoted to displaying goods from the Higo 10 Cent Store, the family-owned business that once occupied the space but had to shutter when its Japanese owners were interned during World War II. And, there’s one of the top Japanese art collections in the country at Seattle Asian Art Museum, which feels like a secret hidden among the Victorian-house-lined streets in Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park. Two camel statues greet visitors outside the impressive Art Moderne building, while inside, Buddhist sculptures, Edo-era woodblock prints, and calligraphy scrolls demonstrate Japan’s impressive artistic legacy. And starting in May, a collection of around 200 Japanese Art Deco works arrive to reveal the complex interplay between Western and Japanese cultures.

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The flavors of Japan have diffused across Seattle, mixing into our culture, resulting in a spectrum of eats and drinks that range from authentic tastes to (KANPAI! : CHEERS!) unique, modern fusions. Most conversations about Japanese cuisine start with the “S” word—sushi. Seattle’s litany of sushi joints ply foodies with sashimi, nigiri, and maki, sliced fresh before your eyes or coasting past your nose on the tastiest kind

of conveyor belt. Must-try spots in town include Shiro’s Sushi in Belltown, Musashi’s in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning Maneki in the heart of Japantown, and Mashiko in West Seattle, but there are countless other great options scattered throughout the city—from help-yourself chains like Blue C Sushi and Sushi Maru to Latin-infused Japonessa Sushi Cocina and modern sushi lounge Wasabi. If sushi comes to mind first, teriyaki, ramen, and udon can’t be far behind. In the University District, U:Don puts a buffet twist on the classic noodle dish, letting patrons pick their sides and toppings. Aloha Ramen does things Tokyo style in Greenwood, while Samurai Noodle tucks slices of pork into their broth. As for teriyaki, well, it’s so ubiquitous here that the New York Times even wrote an article about Seattle’s teriyaki obsession. At least half a dozen teriyaki eateries cater to coeds in the University District, Hawaiian-Japanese restaurant Kona Kitchen serves teriyaki beef beside scoops of mac salad, and Katsu Burger opts for breaded and fried tonkatsu (pork cutlets) as well as beef patties. For those who prefer authenticity, chef Chika Tokara quietly makes wagashi—traditional Japanese sweets that look like exquisitely decorated ornaments—from recipes that are hundreds of years old at her Phinney Ridge confectionery, Tokara. Her sweets are sold by the piece at select cafes and restaurants, but during monthly open houses, she welcomes visitors in to sit on a tatami mat and taste her seasonal treats: pumpkin and yam in fall; pine, mochi, and plum in winter; and cherry blossoms, violets, and hydrangea in spring. Down the street, customers pack into Fresh Flours to grab a latte with their matcha-and-adzuki pound cake. Artisan pastries fill the display cases at Fuji Bakery’s Interbay and International District locations. There you’ll find deep-fried curry buns, melon brioche, and other Japanese favorites alongside European baked goods like fruit-topped Danishes and chocolate croissants. Meanwhile, tucked between loading docks and warev i houses on an industrial strip south of downtown, KC and s i Amy Sheehan are making shochu—a soft, light distilled t s spirit whose popularity has surpassed its fermented sibe a ling, sake, in Japan—at their two-person operation, SoDo t t Spirits Distillery. You can schedule a private tour to see l e how they prepare the pearled barley in rice cookers and . cool it by hand, or simply join a Road Dogs Seattle Brewo r ery Tour, where the distillery is often a stop. g

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Aloha Ramen 8102 Greenwood Ave N • Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial 4192 Eagle Harbor Dr, Bainbridge Island; bijac.org • Beard Papa’s 600 Fifth Ave S; muginohointl.com • HBlue C Sushi Three Seattle locations, including 3411 Fremont Ave N; bluecsushi.com • HChinatown Discovery Tours seattlechina towntour.com • Daiso 716 Sixth Ave S (International District) and 400 Pine St, Ste 224 (Downtown); daisollc.com • Fresh Flours 6015 Phinney Ave N (Phinney Ridge) and 5313 Ballard Ave NW (Ballard); fresh floursseattle.com • Fuji Bakery 526 S King St (International District) and 1030 Elliott Ave W (Interbay); fujibakeryinc.com • HJaponessa Sushi Cocina 1400 First Ave; japonessa.com • Katsu Burger 6538 Fourth Ave S; katsuburger.com • Kinokuniya Bookstore 525 S Weller St; kinokuniya.com/us • Kobe Terrace Park 221 Sixth Ave S • Kobo at Higo 602-608 S Jackson St; koboseattle. com • Kona Kitchen 8501 Fifth Ave NE; konakitchen.com • Kubota Garden Renton Ave S and 55th Ave S; kubotagarden. org • Maneki 304 Sixth Ave S; manekirestaurant.com • Mashiko 4725 California Ave SW; sushiwhore.com • Mochi Tsuki Festival January 5, 2014; 11am–3pm; 4450 Blakely Ave NE, Bainbridge Island; bijac. org • MoMo 600 S Jackson St; momoseattle.com • Musashi’s 1400 N 45th St • HPanama Hotel 605 1/2 S Main St; panamahotelseattle.com • Peace Park NE 40th St and NE Pacific St • HRoad Dogs Seattle Brewery Tour seattle brewerytour.com • Samurai Noodle Three Seattle locations, including 412 Broadway E; samurainoodle.com • HSeattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E Prospect St; seattleart museum.org • Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival April 25–27, 2014; Seattle Center; seattlecenter. com/festal • Seattle Japanese Garden 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E; open March through November; seattlejapanese garden.org • Shiro’s Sushi 2401 Second Ave; shiros.com • SoDo Spirits Distillery 2228 Occidental Ave S; email info@ sodospirits.com to schedule a private tour; sodospirits.com • Sushi Maru 301 NE Northgate Way • Tokara 6208 Phinney Ave N; tokaragashi.com • U:Don 4515 University Way NE; freshudon.com • HUniversity of Washington 1410 NE Campus Pkwy; washington.edu • HUwajimaya 600 Fifth Ave S; uwajimaya.com • Wasabi 2311 Second Ave; wasabiseattle. com • HWing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience 719 S King St; wingluke.org • HVisit Seattle partners Learn about the other cultures of Seattle at visitseattle.org/ visitors/discover/heritage


2013/14

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OLIVER!

Charles Dickens’ Classic Tale!

NOV 29 - DEC 31, 2013 MONTY PYTHON’S

SPAMALOT

Winner of 3 Tony Awards including Best Musical!

JAN 30 - MAR 2, 2014

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

A co-production with and performed at ACT

MAR 8 - JUNE 15, 2014

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

A New Romantic Musical Comedy!

APRIL 15 - MAY 11, 2014

THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS

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Exhibit Now by LAURA D. REDMAN

Hometown Boy: Liu Xiaodong Chinese painter Liu Xiaodong left his small town for the bustle of Beijing at age 17, But who says you can’t go home? In this series of portraits and still lifes, the artist returns to observe how life has changed in industrial Jincheng. The exhibit is a contemporary complement to the Seattle Asian Art Museum classical and modern works. Through June 30 Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon Seattle Art Museum—home to Northwest Native artifacts and Warhols alike—hosts the

U.S. debut of this traveling exhibition of Peruvian relics. The collection spans 3,000 years and multiple cultures—Chimú, Inca, and Mochica. Through Jan 5 Franz von Stuck Frye Art Museum revisits its roots—late 19thand early 20th-century German art—with a look at the masterworks of German symbolist painter Franz von Stuck (1863–1928). His allegorically rich Sin, with its naked femme wearing a serpent like a boa, is a part of the permanent collection. Nov 2–Feb 2 visitseattle.org

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ADMIT ONE Martin Schoeller: Close Up EMP Museum is nothing if not eclectic, paying tribute to Northwest music legends Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana as well as to sciencefiction, fantasy, and pop culture icons. Its latest exhibit makes room for nearly 50 supersized portraits by photographer Martin Schoeller, whose extreme close-ups of celebrities (George Clooney, Angelina Jolie) have also shown in the National Portrait Gallery. Nov 16–Feb 16

Showtime in seattle Off-Broadway to amateur comedy night, great acts take center stage in the city. CONCERTS

Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs Michael Jackson The city’s coolest orchestra has covered everyone from Bowie to the Beatles to Radiohead, but the King of Pop is new terrain. Expect to hear the “ABC”s of MJ’s career, including “Smooth Criminal,” “Billie Jean,” “Thriller,” “Man in the Mirror,” and more. Mar 1; Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave; stgpresents.org Seattle Men’s Chorus: Totally Wicked No one does Broadway show tunes better than this big, boisterous, all-male gay chorus. For their spring show, the gents pay tribute to composer Stephen Schwartz with music from Wicked, Godspell, and Pippin. Mar 29 & 30; McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St; flyinghouse.org tHEATER

A Christmas Carol If you see one holiday performance, let it be A Contemporary Theatre (ACT)’s terrific annual staging of the Dickens classic—known to bring a tear to the eye of even the most hardened Scrooge. The immersive experience takes place in a theater in the round, so you’re never more than eight rows from each ghostly arrival. Nov 29–Dec 29; ACT Theatre, 700 Union St; acttheatre.org Monty Python’s Spamalot King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table seek the Holy Grail—and run afoul of foulmouthed Frenchmen and a deadly rabbit with

really big teeth. 5th Avenue Theatre stages the madcap musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, complete with a knightly kickline. Jan 30–Mar 2; 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave; 5thavenue.org Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Seattle Rep, the city’s elder statesman of theaters, has a knack for tackling American classics, from its long history with August Wilson to its latest revival: Edward Albee’s 1962 living-room drama. Watch George and Martha—the gold standard in dysfunctional couples—sling barbs and bile in this local production. Apr 18–May 18; Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St; seattlerep.org COMEDY

34th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition Western Washington gets exponentially funnier every November, when more than 30 comedians deliver their best stand-up shtick around the region, from the brick basement of Comedy Underground to the mainstage at Columbia City Theater. Nov 6–Dec 1; various venues; seattlecomedycompetition.com DANCE

Pacific Northwest Ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream It’s hard not to enjoy PNB’s staging of Midsummer. Over 15 years, the company has mastered (and re-mastered) the George Balanchine choreography, with quarrelsome lovers and mischievous fairies tangling in the woods to a stirring Mendelssohn score. Apr 11–19; McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St; pnb.org —Laura D. Redman

Miró: The Experience of Seeing On loan to the Seattle Art Museum from the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, this exhibition of 48 paintings, drawings, and sculptures by celebrated Spanish surrealist Joan Miró gives insight into the artist’s final years (1963–1983), and shows his primary-color abstractions growing ever bolder. Feb 13–May 25 Bezos Center for Innovation In 2011 Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos made a $10 million donation to his new South Lake Union neighbor, the relocated and rehabilitated Museum of History and Industry. Two years later, MOHAI celebrates the opening of the Bezos Center for Innovation, which tells the story of Seattle’s thought-leaders and trailblazing tech companies through interactive exhibits. Ongoing Miró’s Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso)

FROM TOP: courtesy seattle men’s chorus, Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), February 15, 1966 / April 3-8, 1973, Joan Miró, Spanish, 1893-1983, Oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 in., Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 2013.

Seattle Men’s Chorus

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition The multi volume cookbook reknowned for its stunning photography, Modernist Cuisine, The Art and Science of Cooking, is now on display at Pacific Science Center. Featuring 100 largescale images, the exhibit explores the science of food, featuring such images as color gradations of vitamin C crystals shown through research microscopes with special filters that polarize light. Oct 26–Feb 17

EXHIBITS: HEMP 325 Fifth Ave N; empmuseum.org • HFrye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave; fryemuseum.org • HPacific Science Center 200 Second Ave N; pacificscience center.org• HMuseum of History and Industry 860 Terry Ave N; mohai.org • HSeattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave; seattleartmuseum.org • HSeattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park; seattleartmuseum.org • HFor more Visit Seattle art partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/arts; find more events on page 18 and online at visitseattle.org

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#SeattleArt


Seattle’s largest glassblowing studio Located between Ballard and Fremont, we are just 3 miles North of Downtown; only a 5 minute walk from bus routes 28 & 40. handmade in the USA

Our studio has designed and produced exquisite, affordable and collectible handmade glass items for more than 36 years. Free tours available: Monday-Friday between 10am-2pm By appointment only. Please call 206-782-6548. 600 NW 40th St, Seattle 98107 www.glasseye.com

Catch a bird’s eye view of our process from our gallery and share our passion for handmade art glass.

Just 3 miles North of the Space Needle; on bus routes 28 & 40

One MuseuM. Three LOcaTiOns. Discover a world of art at seattle art Museum’s three locations.

seattle art Museum Downtown 2,600 objects in 35 international galleries, spectacular collections and special exhibitions.

seattle asian art Museum in Volunteer Park SAM’s celebrated Asian art collection at our gem-like Art Deco building in lush Volunteer Park.

Olympic sculpture Park on the seattle Waterfront Breathtaking views of the city, mountains and water with a stunning array of contemporary sculpture. Free to all.

We can’T WaiT TO see yOu.

seattleartmuseum.org Photos, top to bottom: Benjamin Benschneider, Michael Burns, Benjamin Benschneider


ADMIT ONE

Reel World Seattle

clockwise from left: Skycity Restaurant, Ride the ducks, Twilight star Robert Pattinson, and the Seattle center Monorail

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cDreamy, Bella Swan, an insomniac named Sam—some of the most beloved characters from film and fiction have traipsed through the Pacific Northwest and into our collective hearts. For those looking to scope out the starring sights, here’s where to go with a camera in tow: Pike Place Market’s Athenian Inn touts its ties to ’90s rom-com Sleepless in Seattle with a sign at the counter that states “Tom Hanks Sat Here.” Other Sleepless locales include Alki Beach Park, where Hanks’s character plays with his son on the beach, and Lake Union, home waters to their houseboat. (Ride the Ducks and Argosy Cruises tours motor past the now-private residence from a respectful distance to give fans a peek.) In downtown, Tom Douglas’s Greek eatery Lola makes a cameo in Maria Semple’s bestseller, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, for its dreamy coconut cream pie and garlic spread, while across the street, 50 Shades of Grey lovers can scope out Escala, the luxury condo building home to Christian Grey’s bachelor pad. Stroll a few blocks to Westlake Center, where you can catch a quick ride to the Space

Needle on the Seattle Center Monorail, as seen in the 100th episode of Frasier. Make your way to the top of the iconic attraction to enjoy a Where’d You Go, Bernadette?–worthy meal in the rotating SkyCity Restaurant and see if you can spot the KOMO-TV news station in Fisher Plaza across the street, which may be more recognizable to Grey’s Anatomy fans as Seattle Grace Hospital. Bookworms can get lit in the International District on Chinatown Discovery Tours’ Bitter and Sweet Tour, which takes bibliophiles to see the real-world sights mentioned in the 2009 bestseller Hotel on the Cor-ner of Bitter and Sweet.. Explore the apartment where Henry Lee might have lived in Canton Alley, and visit the novel’s namesake Panama Hotel. When spring arrives, head to Ballard’s Hiram M. Chit-tenden Locks and Magnolia’s Fishermen’s Terminal to catch a glimpse of Deadliest Catch fishing vessels returning to home-port in the off-season. Other movie-famous North Seattle

sights are the hulking Fremont Troll sculpture under the Aurora Bridge (10 Things I Hate About You) and Gas Works Park, the site of a 10 Things paintball fight and a proposal in the 1992 movie Singles. Famed sights further afield include the Olympic Peninsula’s Forks—where Twihards can pick up a Twilight tour map to explore the hometown of Bella, Edward, and Jacob—and Fort Worden State Park, where Richard Gere famously uttered, “I got nowhere else to go!” in An Officer and a Gentleman. Elsewhere, Whidbey Island was the filming location for Snow Cedars; Roslyn Falling on Cedars Cafe and The Brick in Roslyn were featured in the TV Exposure; and series Northern Exposure Twede’s Cafe in North Bend is home of the Twin Peaks cherry pie. Still craving some movie magic? Plan a return trip to Seattle once the Keira Knightly film Laggies comes out in 2014. The indie flick shot scenes throughout the city last summer.

Alki beach Park 1702 Alki Ave SW • HArgosy cruises argosycruises.com • HAthenian Inn 1517 Pike Pl; athenianinn.com • The brick 100 W Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn; bricksaloon.com • Hchinatown discovery Tours seattlechinatowntour.com • Escala 1920 Fourth Ave; escalatower.com • Fishermen’s Terminal 3919 18th Ave W • Fisher Plaza 140 Fourth Ave N; fisherplaza.com • HForks forkswa.com • Fort Worden State Park 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend • Fremont Troll N 36th St and Troll Ave N • Gas Works Park 2101 N Northlake Way • hiram M. chittenden Locks 3015 NW 54th St • Lake union Park 860 Terry Ave N • HLola 2000 Fourth Ave; tomdouglas.com/ restaurants/lola • HPanama hotel 605 1/2 S Main St; panamahotelseattle.com • HRide the ducks ridetheducksofseattle.com • Roslyn cafe 201 W Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn; roslyncafe.com • HSeattle center Monorail 400 Pine St (Westlake Center) and 305 Harrison St (Seattle Center); seattlemonorail.com • HSkycity Restaurant 400 Broad St; spaceneedle.com/skycity-restaurant • Twede’s cafe 137 W North Bend Way, North Bend; twedescafe.com • Whidbey Island whidbeycamanoislands.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/sightseeing

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Fantasy: Worlds oF Myth and Magic Open Now

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Martin schoeller: close up November 16, 2013 through February 16, 2014

Block By Block: inventing aMazing architecture January 25, 2014 through April 20, 2014

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March 29 & 30, 2014

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Music and Nightlife

Bocce at Von Trapp’s

suzi pratt

High Score by ANGELA CABOTAJE

For the of age and young at heart, Seattle bars have more than just beer. Here’s where to grab a cold one and pour on the fun.

And, of course, don’t forget about the requisite array of pretzels, schnitzel, and wursts. 912 12th Ave, vontrapps.com

Von Trapp’s This Capitol Hill biergarten can be summed up like this: beer, brats, and bocce. Oh, and did we mention shuffleboard? The gilded sign above the front door bids, “Willkommen,” while inside the bar, elk heads and Austrian chandeliers set the mood. Sample Germanstyle lagers and hefeweizens from the 25 taps between games of bocce on the indoor courts.

Shorty’s Pinball wizards, get thee to Belltown, where you can down cheap beers with hot dogs or organic TV dinners (yes, really). Neon lights and nailhead-studded seats swank up this punky dive, but Pinball Cove is where the action is. Find patrons playing 20 or so pinball and arcade machines until closing at 2am. For more fun and games: Rabbit visitseattle.org

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STEP OUT

independent MUSIC VENUEs Seattle is famous for its contributions to the music world, from Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana to Fleet Foxes and—most recently—Macklemore. But before these local artists rocked stadiums around the world, they were playing in Seattle’s diverse array of music venues. We asked three up-and-coming noisemakers where they like to play around town, so you can say you saw them (and other indie acts) before they hit it big. —Chuck Kerr

Rose Windows

La Luz

Shelby Earl

Richie Rekow (bass, vocals): Right after signing to Sub Pop and then getting drunk at their headquarters, we proceeded to ride the bus to Neumos and play one of our favorite shows. Our perspective was forever changed, weights were lifted, hopes were high—we just didn’t care about anything but having fun that night. [Also] Showbox at the Market, The Crocodile, and Tractor Tavern. [They have] good people (not that others are bad) who care about making bands have a good time and sound the best they can. Pat Schowe (drums): On the flip side, we always have a good time playing places like Black Lodge.

Marian Li Pino (drums): I love the Sunset Tavern, but I’m not sure La Luz has played there yet. Neumos is pretty fun ’cause we have a big sound, but we can still see the faces of the audience and feel their energy. Abbey Blackwell (bass): I love Café Racer because it’s the greatest place and so supportive. Shana Cleveland (guitar): My favorite places to play are DIY, all-ages spots and house shows where we’re close to the audience. There’s a great scene for underground venues in Seattle, from warehouse spaces to houses, bike shops, and galleries—Black Lodge, Josephine, Cairo, Gallery 1412.

My three favorite Seattle venues to play are probably The Triple Door, Tractor Tavern, and Columbia City Theater. The Triple Door is a beautiful room, and the sound system is worldclass. The Tractor is like home to me. I’ve played many of my most formative shows there and will be forever loyal to that place. And most recently, we recorded my new album, Swift Arrows, at Columbia City Theater—as well as throwing our CD release party there—so it now holds a special place in my heart as well.

Hole, next door, has 25-cent skeeball and more than 70 kinds of whiskey. 2222 Second Ave, shortydog.com, rabbitholeseattle.com

Rolling Rock go for $9, while local brews like Fremont Brewing’s Universale Pale Ale and Hale’s Supergoose IPA are also on tap. 2301 Eastlake Ave E, eastlakezoo.com

Cafe Mox Settle Catan with a round of drinks at this geeky Ballard gaming parlor, conveniently attached to the Card Kingdom game shop. Enjoy craft beers and wines alongside revamped American classics—think grilled cheese on a local Macrina Bakery brioche or PB&J made with agave-roasted peanut butter—while settled in a booth. Board games are available to check out, but many customers bring their own. 5105 Leary Ave NW, cafemox.com Eastlake Zoo Tavern Dive bar? Yes. Tons of fun? Double yes. Pool and ping-pong tables, dartboards, shuffleboard, and a smattering of arcade games fill this cavernous cash-only bar in Eastlake. Pitchers of

The buzz is deafening around this Seattle quartet. Their debut album, It’s Alive, is a swoon-worthy mix of pulpy surf guitar, sweet girl-group harmonies, and sly pop songwriting.

A honey-voiced singer-songwriter, Shelby Earl is primed to bust out on the strength of her beautifully raw sophomore LP Swift Arrows alone, but rave reviews by Rolling Stone and Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard don’t hurt either.

John John’s Game Room

Auto Battery This car-repair-shop-turned-sports-bar riffs on the auto theme with cocktails like the 57 Chevy—Southern Comfort, gin, and vodka— and the High Beam: Jim Beam Rye muddled with bitters. Then jumpstart the night with a rousing round of shuffleboard, pool, or skeeball. 1009 E Union St, autobatterybar.com John John’s Game Room The splashy signs on this two-story Capitol Hill barcade say it all: Cold Beer. Pinball. Arcade. Play any of the nearly 30 gaming classics—Arkanoid, anyone?—and choose from just about as many drinks, including beer and cider. 1351 E Olive Way, johnjohnsgameroom.com

MUSIC VENUES: Black Lodge 429 Eastlake Ave • Café Racer 5828 Roosevelt Way NE; caferacerseattle.com • Cairo 507 E Mercer St; cairocollection.blogspot.com • Columbia City Theater 4916 Rainier Ave S; columbiacitytheater.com • HThe Crocodile 2200 Second Ave; thecrocodile.com • Gallery 1412 1412 18th Ave; gallery1412dotorg. wordpress.com • The Josephine 608 NW 65th St • HNeumos 925 E Pike St; neumos.com • HShowbox at the Market 1426 First Ave; showboxpresents.com • Sunset Tavern 5433 Ballard Ave NW; sunsettavern.com • Tractor Tavern 5213 Ballard Ave NW; tractortavern.com • HThe Triple Door 216 Union St; tripledoor.com • HFor more Visit Seattle performing arts partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/arts/performing-arts

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FROM TOP LEFT: alison scarpulla, angela ceballos, genevieve Pierson, suzi pratt

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The Lobby Bar

Out in SEATTLE

Blazing Fireplace Bars by cassie SAWYER Shake off the winter chill while you warm up beside the fire with a drink in hand. Fireside Room at Sorrento Hotel

With wingback chairs and comfy couches, this lounge—which feels like a rich uncle’s study—offers a quiet spot for a tasty nightcap. Cozy up to the green-tiled hearth with the Sorrento’s Haute Toddy, made with brandy, Benedictine, bitters, honey, and a cinnamon stick. Polar Bar at The Arctic Club Hotel

This luxurious bar could have been taken straight out of Great Gatsby with whitetuxedoed barkeeps, leather armchairs, and velvet drapes that hearken back to a bygone era. Sit beside the roaring brick fireplace with absinthe, the specialty here, or an aptly named Arctic Club Old Fashioned made with Old Overholt rye. Bastille

Partake in some self-proclaimed “damn good French cuisine” at this Ballard eatery, where a round firepit table near the

entrance is a fine spot to get cozy and watch passersby. The menu has seasonal cocktails spiked with cider and borboun, while eats include a fried-egg-topped croque madame. Living Room at W Seattle Hotel

One thousand stainless steel tiles encase the three-story fireplace in this swanky lobby lounge, where wingbacks and banquettes offer intimate seating options. The cocktail list changes with the seasons, but past favorites include Hot Buttered Pumpkin (rum, Earl Grey tea, housemade pumpkin batter, and maple syrup) and the Blissful Ignorance: port, vodka, and chocolate bitters. Fireside at Willows Lodge

Warm those weary, winter wine-tasting feet at this hotel lounge by the fire. With happy hour tapas from the critically acclaimed Barking Frog restaurant and live entertainment Thursday through Saturday, you’ll be toasty from the inside out. Have a pour of Washington’s Stevens “Black Tongue” syrah, a big, warm red with spicy black pepper notes.

Double Header is the oldest continuously operating gay bar on the West Coast.

FIREPLACE BARS: Bastille 5307 Ballard Ave NW; bastilleseattle.com • HFireside at Willows Lodge 14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville; willowslodge.com • HFireside Room at Sorrento Hotel 900 Madison St; hotelsorrento.com • HLiving Room at W Seattle Hotel 1112 Fourth Ave; traceseattle.com • HPolar Bar at The Arctic Club Hotel 700 Third Ave; thearcticclubseattle.com/dining-libations/polar-bar • OUT IN SEATTLE: Baja Bistro 2414 Beacon Ave S • The BottleNeck Lounge 2328 E Madison St; bottle necklounge.com • Changes 2103 N 45th St; changesinwallingford.com • Double Header 407 Second Ave • Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine 2503 Beacon Ave S; inays.com • The Lobby Bar 916 E Pike St; thelobbyseattle.com • OutWest Bar 5401 California Ave SW; outwestbar.com • Pony 1221 E Madison St; ponyseattle.com • HFor more Visit Seattle nightlife and LGBT partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/play and visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/lgbt-travel

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Fireside Room at Sorrento Hotel

Capitol Hill is unquestionably Seattle’s gay mecca (The Lobby Bar and Pony are two local favorites), but in a city that has long been open-minded and welcoming, you can find LGBT residents socializing in nearly every neighborhood. Here’s where to step out away from the Hill. A significant influx of gay homeowners in recent years, and an equally impressive number of nightlife options, has made Beacon Hill a gay destination in its own right. Baja Bistro is known for its no-frills Mexican food and Wednesday gay nights in the adjacent intimate bar. Even straight folks drop by for drinks and laughs courtesy Baja’s unabashed staff. Across the street, rustic Filipino diner Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine hosts a Friday drag night complete with a lip-syncing female impersonator. Shows begin at 7:30pm, and reservations are suggested if you want to snag one of the best tables. In Wallingford, near the University of Washington campus, sports-themed watering hole Changes attracts jocks, meandering students, a karaoke faithful, and North Seattle dwellers. OutWest Bar in West Seattle opened in 2011 to overwhelming support from the local business community. It’s a prime choice across the West Seattle Bridge for LGBT night owls who want a comfortable place to mingle. The Central District’s living room– size, woman-run BottleNeck Lounge draws a steady stream of gay patrons, though it also reels in a fair share of straight regulars. Double Header, located on the cusp of historic Pioneer Square, is the oldest continuously operating gay bar on the West Coast. It brings in pools of football and baseball fans, who think it’s just an ordinary pub—until they spot the vintage drag photos pinned to the walls. —Albert Rodriguez


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When winter storms blow off the Pacific Ocean and hit the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle, they drop their precipitous loads, meaning winter is a boon for powderhounds. Whether you’re looking to heli-ski wide-open acres, hurtle down needle-thin chutes, or go belly down—fast—on a sled, there’s something for everyone. These hills are all within three hours of the city. Sledding: Seattle seldom gets snow, so the best place to hit the hills is beyond the city limits. On weekends, The Summit at Sno-

qualmie, about an hour east of downtown via I-90, offers tubing on 10 to 12 lanes, in twohour increments. Tube rental is included in prices, which start at just $5 for toddlers. X-C and Snowshoe: The Summit also offers more than 50 kilometers of Nordic and snowshoe trails. Or, grab a Sno-Park permit (parks.wa.gov/winter/vendors), rent a pair of skis or snowshoes from REI, and head one mile farther east to the Hyak Sno-Park, which offers 13 kilometers of tracks and skate lanes. Bring a biscuit: Sled dogs in visitseattle.org

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GET OUT training often share portions of the John Wayne Trail here. And, further afield, EverGreen Escapes offers snowshoe tours of Mount Rainier and the Olympic National Park. Ski resorts

The Summit at Snoqualmie (<1 hr) On one side of I-90 is the family-friendly Summit; on the other, the more challenging Alpental. Those not up for downhill have a tubing center and Nordic trails. Bring a beacon if you want to drop into Alpental’s 523 acres of backcountry. Après scene: You can hoist a pint at Timberwolf Bar and Grill at Summit West or the Backcountry Bar at Alpental, but don’t miss the hand-dipped corn dogs at Bob’s Espresso in the Chevron parking lot. Vertical: 2,280 feet Trails: 108 14% easy 45% medium 41% expert

White Pass (3 hrs) The state’s highest base elevation combined with the dry air of the eastern slopes makes for great, consistent snow. This über-family-friendly resort has nearly 1,500 acres of alpine terrain and 18 kilometers of cross country double-track trails, but don’t miss the timbers: White Pass is known for some of the best tree skiing in the state. Après scene: Tip one back with locals—think vintners from Eastern Washington and professional skiers like Andy Mahre—at Sitzmark Cafe on the top floor of the day lodge. Vertical: 2,050 feet Trails: 47 23% easy 60% medium 17% expert

Mt. Baker (3 hrs) The mountain that holds the world record for snowfall—95 feet fell here in 1998–1999—is also among the founding sites for snowboarding. For a chance to steal a line, skirt through the trees above Gunners Bowl, drop into the double black, then chute out through The Canyon. Après scene: Bars here close with the lifts so head downhill to North Fork Brewery. They also have a minister on staff should you want to get hitched. Vertical: 1,500 feet Trails: 38 23% easy 35% medium 42% expert

Crystal Mountain (<2 hrs) Come to this resort, perched in the northeast corner of Mt. Rainier National Park, for steeps, deeps, and the chance to drop between trees and rocky chutes. Stay for the Northway lift, which grants access to terrain that once took a ski-hike-shuttle trip to get out. Don’t ski? Ride the Mt. Rainier Gondola to the Summit House Restaurant for dinner and an up-close view of Mount Rainier. Après scene: Those 21 and older can go for beer and nachos at the Snorting Elk. Vertical: 3,100 feet Trails: 57 11% easy 54% medium 35% expert Stevens Pass (<2 hrs) Two mountains, three faces, lots of terrain—whether you warm up in the morning on the Stevens groomers or cool down there in the afternoon sun, don’t forget to grab a stash in the gulches and bowls on Mill Valley. Rail riders rejoice: The Top Phlight Park is full of bonks, boxes, and gun poles, too. Après scene: Who has time for an after party when there’s night skiing to be had off six of 11 lifts? Vertical: 1,800 feet Trails: 37 11% easy 54% medium 35% expert

HCrystal Mountain 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain; crystalmountainresort.com • HEverGreen Escapes 206-650-5795; evergreenescapes.com • Hyak Sno-Park off I-90 at exit 54; parks.wa.gov/winter • Mt. Baker 52 miles east of Bellingham on Hwy 542; mtbaker.us • HREI 222 Yale Ave N; rei.com • Stevens Pass Summit Stevens Pass, Hwy 2, Skykomish; stevenspass.com • The Summit at Snoqualmie 1001 Hwy 906, Snoqualmie Pass; summitatsnoqualmie.com • White Pass 48935 Hwy 12, Naches; skiwhitepass.com • HFor more Visit Seattle outdoor recreation partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/outdoor-adventure

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Refresh There’s an abundance of refreshing ways to experience Bellevue, Washington. Revive your wardrobe with a luxurious shopping experience. Invigorate your mind in our museums and art galleries. Savor some fine wine and world-class dining while exploring the city’s vibrant nightlife. Revel in the beauty of the Northwest at the area’s parks and premier golf courses.

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INDOOR SPORTS While no weather keeps Seattleites inside, the city is home to many covered outlets that let locals and visitors alike get their game on in winter. Here are some ways we play inside. Ice Skating From the end of November until the beginning of January, Seattle Center’s Winterfest turns Fisher Pavilion into a full winter wonderland, complete with an indoor skating rink. There are also ice sculptures and carolers in the surrounding venues. Curling At Northgate’s Granite Curling Club— which has turned out more national champions than any other club in the nation—you don’t have to be an elite curler to still throw stones. For a new take on “holidays on ice” hit an open-house for floor time and a lesson, or book a group event.

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n any given Sunday in fall or winter, navy blue floods the city. Seattle Seahawks fans crowd around TVs, cram into bars, and wear jerseys to church—token priests have even ended mass with a furtive, “Go Seahawks. Amen.” But the place to be on game day? That would be CenturyLink Field, an open-air stadium with sweeping arches that amplify the crowd noise. From September through January, join the 12th Man and get ready to yell—a lot. Everyone in the stands is expected to add to the false-start-causing roar. So much so that during a September 15 game, Seahawks fans set a Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium. Game tickets are available through Ticketmaster, but if you can’t snag a seat, try any of the sports bars throughout the city: Hawks Nest, Triangle Pub, and Sluggers are three watering holes near the stadium. If the other kind of football is more up your alley, the Seattle Sounders have things covered from March through October. Drape yourself in “Rave Green” and join throngs of supporters as they sing, chant, and raise their scarves to cheer on stars Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans, and Obafemi Martins. Tickets for single games, US Open

Cup matches, and friendlies are available through Ticketmaster. Lucky for hockey die-hards, the Seattle Thunderbirds—who play at the ShoWare Center in Kent (accessible via a 30-minute drive, Sounder train, or bus 158)—and Everett Silvertips, who take to the ice at Everett’s Comcast Arena (accessible via a 30-minute drive, Sounder, or bus 510), face off with a bevy of Western Hockey League teams from September through March. Join other fans for as little as $11. Tickets are available at the arena box offices and online at the team websites. For more action, head to KeyArena, December 19 to 21, when the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship comes to town. Watch as top college teams—including the University of Washington Huskies— spike, block, and dig to victory. Tickets are available at the KeyArena Box Office and through Ticketmaster. Prefer to participate instead of spectate? Sign up for the Seattle Marathon, November 30 and December 1. Distances vary from a 5K run/walk to a half marathon and the full 26.2-mile marathon. This year’s course starts near the Space Needle, trails through downtown, and winds along Lake Washington so racers can sightsee as they run.

Rock Climbing Go on-belay indoors when winter closes outdoor routes. Vertical World offers everything from pitches to Zumba, and Stone Gardens also has a bouldering area and a 65-foot-long lead wall. Both offer gear rental and instruction for all ages. Shoppers can even climb the pinnacle inside REI’s flagship store. Covered Golf Swing away, duffers. Interbay Golf Center’s driving range features 80 covered stalls, so you can hit balls no matter the weather. soccer and volleyball Sandbox Sports offers Friday drop-in volleyball—on a sand court—and a kids-only playtime in the sand three days a week, while Arena Sports offers drop-in adult soccer and kids’ skills clincs at two Seattle locations. —Heather Hansman

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TEAM EFFORT: HCenturyLink Field 800 Occidental Ave S; centurylinkfield.com • Comcast Arena 2000 Hewitt Ave, Ste 200, Everett; comcastarenaeverett.com • Everett Silvertips everettsilvertips.com • Hawks Nest 1028 First Ave S • KeyArena 305 Harrison St; keyarena.com • NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship ncaa.com/volley ball • Seattle Marathon seattlemarathon.org • HSeattle Seahawks seahawks.com • HSeattle Sounders soundersfc.com • Seattle Thunderbirds seattlethunderbirds. com • ShoWare Center 625 W James St, Kent; showarecenter.com • Sluggers 538 First Ave • Triangle Pub 553 First Ave S; trianglepub.com • INDOOR: Arena Sports 7751 63rd Ave NE and 4636 E Marginal Way S; arenasports.net • Granite Curling Club 1440 N 128th St; curlingseattle.org • HInterbay Golf Center 2501 15th Ave W; premiergc.com • HREI 222 Yale Ave N; rei.com • HSandbox Sports 5955 Airport Way S; sandboxsports.net • HSeattle Center 305 Harrison St; seattlecenter.com/winter fest • Stone Gardens 2839 NW Market St; stonegardens.com • Vertical World 2330 W Commodore Way; verticalworld.com • HFor more Visit Seattle sports partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/play

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I’m the last one to board the coach, and there’s already a Mason jar rattling ice and a cool pink liquid in the cup holder, and a cellophane bag of popcorn—made by no other than chef Cormac Mahoney (see page 20)—on my seat. This, it turns out, is the first of several bites and libations that Local Craft Tours serves up during its tour of Seattle distilleries. The idea of craft distilleries with tasting rooms may be relatively new to Seattle—the result of a 2008 state bill licensing them—but as tour guide Craig Krueger explains, the city has a serious bootlegging and Prohibition past.

Gun slinging, palm greasing, the etymology of “proof,” these are just a few things we hear about as we traverse the city, tipple in hand. Then, there are the spirits we discover upon popping into Letterpress for an education on the distilling process and a taste of the homemade limoncello; Fremont Mischief for some whiskey smarts; and finally Sound Spirits where we sample a cacao liqueur made with Theo Chocolate nibs. To qualify as a craft distillery—and be allowed a tasting room—these smallbatch spirit makers must produce no visitseattle.org

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A look at Washington’s finest winter and spring drinking events.

December 6 and 7; Magnuson Park, Hangar 30; washingtonbeer.com/winter-fest

Taste of Tulalip It’s the fifth time culinary celebrities (this year, Top Chef: Seattle’s Kristen Kish and James Beard Award winner Lois Ellen Frank), winemakers, and brewers come together for this two-day wine and food extravaganza. Sip wines from around the planet, and sample thoughtfully paired gourmet dishes. A portion of proceeds support Seattle nonprofit FareStart. November 8 and 9; Tulalip Resort and Casino; tasteoftulalip.com

Taste Washington March is Washington Wine Month, and in Seattle, we celebrate with the largest singleregion wine-and-food event in the nation. With more than 225 Washington wineries under one huge roof, tasty bites from more than 50 local restaurants, and regional winemakers fielding questions from oenophiles, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to vino heaven. March 29 and 30; CenturyLink Field Event Center; tastewashington.org

20something: The New Vintage For the fresh-faced and ready-to-swill, there’s a wine-drinking event just for you. Now in its seventh year, 20something caters to a blossoming generation of wine drinkers with tastes from more than 75 Washington wineries. DJs spin and snacks abound from more than a dozen local restaurants. November 23, 6–10pm; Fremont Studios; thenewvintage.org

HopScotch Beer & Scotch Festival Channel your inner Don Draper as you sample more than 80 types of scotch, whiskey, beer, and wine. Meet the makers of the fine brews and spirits as you swirl and sip your way around, or partake in the Whiskey Lunch featuring all-you-can-enjoy flights of Northwest whiskey and single malt scotch. April 18 and 19; Fremont Studios; hopscotchtasting.com

Winter Beer Fest More than 40 local breweries—including Reuben’s Brews, Naked City Brewing, and Fremont Brewing Company—gather with seasonal stouts, porters, winter ales, and barrel-aged beers. Pair your pint with oysters from Taylor Shellfish Farms and other prime eats for a truly brew-tastic time.

Passport to Woodinville Have passport, will sip? Get uncorked for this spring affair, where dozens of Woodinville tasting rooms serve as stops in your vino passport. Pours of Washington wines are paired with tasty bites from local restaurants and food trucks. May 3 and 4; Woodinville; woodinvillewinecountry.com

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BOOZY: HCycleSaloon thecyclesaloon.com • HFremont Mischief 132 N Canal St; fremontmischief.com • Hale’s Ales 4301 Leary Way NW; halesbrewery.com • HHilliard’s 1550 NW 49th St; hilliardsbeer.com • Jolly Roger Taproom 1111 NW Ballard Way; maritimebrewery.com • Letterpress 85 S Atlantic St; letterpressdistilling. com • HLocal Craft Tours localcrafttours.com • NW Peaks Brewery 4912 17th Ave NW, Ste B; nwpeaksbrewery.com • Oola 1314 E Union St; ooladistillery.com • HPyramid Alehouse 1201 First Ave S; pyramidbrew.com • Rain City Spirits 321 Third Ave S; drinkraincity.com • HRoad Dogs Seattle Brewery Tour seattlebrewerytour.com • HSavor Seattle savorseattletours.com • SoDo Spirits 2228 Occidental Ave S; sodospirits.com • Sound Spirits 1630 15th Ave W; drinksoundspirits.com • Sun Liquor 607 Summit Ave E; sunliquor.com • HWestland Distillery 2931 First Ave S, Ste B; westlanddistillery.com • Woodinville Whiskey Co. 16110 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Ste 3, Woodinville; woodinvillewhiskeyco.com • CHEERS CALENDAR: CenturyLink Field Event Center 800 Occidental Ave S; centurylinkfield.com • Fremont Studios 155 N 35th St; fremontstudios.com • Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way NE • HTulalip Resort and Casino 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Marysville; tulalipresortcasino.com • HWoodinville Wine Country woodinvillewinecountry.com • HFor more info on Visit Seattle wine and beer partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/wine-country and visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/beer-culture; find more events on page 18 and online at visitseattle.org

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more than 60,000 gallons of spirits a year, and at least 50 percent of the ingredients must be grown in Washington state. While the easiest way to get a taste of what they are brewing may be on a tour from companies such as Local Craft or Savor Seattle, whose walking tour takes guests to bars and restaurants for sips and bites, it’s also easy to DIY. Most local distilleries—Oola and Sun Liquor in Capitol Hill, SoDo’s SoDo Spirits and Rain City Spirits, and the Eastside’s Woodinville Whiskey Co.—offer tours and tastings, so travelers can schedule a distillery experience of their own. Also in the SoDo district is the new whiskeymaker Westland Distillery, which opened its enormous doors this fall. The company, which believes it’s one of the largest distilleries west of the Mississippi, is brewing the limit— 60,000 gallons—of single-malt whiskey from Washington barley. While it’s open to the public all week, Thursday through Sunday guests can schedule a tour and even peer into the two enormous copper stills. Those more interested in beer than spirits have options, too. Road Dogs Seattle Brewery Tour is a three-hour, three-brewery tour that starts at Pyramid Alehouse in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, where guests taste the beers that helped put Seattle on the brewer’s map, then go on to sip some other very unique suds, like Ballard microbrewery Hilliard’s pre-Prohibition-style Chrome Satan. Hilliard’s is also a stop along CycleSaloon’s bicycle brewery tour. Up to 16 passengers peddle a custom bike to different beer spots—NW Peaks Brewery, Jolly Roger Taproom, Hale’s Ales—in the city’s most unique pub crawl.


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rinkers across the country are rediscovering cider (the boozy kind), and it’s no surprise that apple-loving Washington is at the forefront. Orchards across the state produce small, labor-intensive batches of exquisite cider complex enough to woo beer geeks and wine snobs alike. Here’s where you can find it in town:

Capitol Cider The owner of this British-style pub and game room on Capitol Hill says he has more ciders on tap—16, to be exact—than any place else in the world, plus 100 more by the bottle. Cider geeks will get whiplash watching Washington creations, such as Tieton Cider Works’ dry-hopped cider or Finnriver Farm & Cidery’s surprisingly balanced habanero version, rotate on and off the tap list. Capitol Cider’s entire food menu is gluten free—just like its namesake beverage. 818 E Pike St; 206-397-3564; seattleciderbar.com

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Full Throttle Bottles Technically you can’t sip cider in this Georgetown bottle shop, but it’s where to find every cider legally available, making it the place to go for harder-to-find specialties like the beautiful (and surprisingly complex) quince cider from Eaglemount Wine and Cider in Port Townsend, Washington. 5909 Airport Way S; 206-763-2079; fullthrottlebottles.com The Woods Brewery, Tasting Room, and Cider House The owner of microbrewery Two Beers Brewing recently branched into apples, opening the first working cidery in Seattle city limits and expanding his industrial SoDo tasting room accordingly. Sample the dry and semi-sweet offerings, made right next door, and keep an eye out for seasonals like gin botanical in spring. You can buy pretzels or no-frills pizzas for snacking, or bring in your own food. 4700 Ohio Ave S; 206-762-0490

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Beveridge Place Pub Ask about cider here, and the staff at this wellworn, well-loved beer bar in West Seattle will perk up with excitement. There’s always a by-the-pint style on tap, plus two higher-end versions and three featured bottles. One sip of brash, bone-dry Pirate’s Plank from Port Townsend’s Alpenfire Orchards will immediately quiet the cider skeptics. There’s no kitchen serving food, but ask for the giant book of nearby to-go menus and get something delivered. 6413 California Ave SW; 206-932-9906; beveridgeplacepub.com

The Sixgill Lurking among the extensive microbrew selection are six dedicated cider taps (plus a few bottle pours) that dispense spot-on selections, including the slightly dry, slightly sparkling Cliffbreaks from East Wenatchee’s Snowdrift Cider. The Fremont hangout is filled with light, as well as cheery wooden booths, artful takes on bar food, and books and maps featuring local waterways. 3417 Evanston Ave N; 206-4662846; thesixgill.com

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Our city by the Sound has a history of classic, grand oyster houses—including Elliott’s on Pier 56 and The Brooklyn, downtown. Now, a new foodie culture has resulted in casual oyster bars where a shucked snack is an everyday option, not a special-occasion delicacy. Here are a few places to enjoy the city’s best bivalves, no dress code required. Seatown Seabar and Rotisserie At one of restaurant entrepreneur Tom Douglas’s more casual joints, a selection of oysters on the half shell is always on the menu. While

they’re available shucked fresh, often as not they also appear cooked in a rich oyster stew. Little Gull It’s a grab-and-go grocery. A restocking spot for picnic snacks (think beer, wine, charcuterie). And, the waterfront spot at the end of a 150-foot dock on the north end of Lake Union is the city’s newest oyster bar. The brainchild of Josh Henderson, who helped lead the city’s street food craze with his Skillet Street Food truck, Little Gull is led by national oyster shucking champion David Leck, who stocks the 22-seat eatery with a visitseattle.org

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pIe’s THe LIMIT Savory to sweet, tarts are taking Seattle by storm. Here’s what’s a la mode. Pies and Pints » It’s all about Australian-style pies here, mate. Meaty, rich pies with hearty ingredients—think steak and potato or Indian curry—beg for a refreshing beer. Up the ante with toppers like steak gravy or beer cheese sauce. Dahlia Bakery » No one in Seattle does creamycoconut dessert better than Tom Douglas, whose three-layer coconut triple threat with white chocolate comes with a flaky crust to boot. Seasonal pumpkin with butternut squash or nutty bourbon pecan pies make an appearance come fall. High 5 Pie » With adorable pie jars, pie pops, and full-size pies, this vintage shop brings you back to the soda fountain days. The crust recipe is from the founder’s Grandmother Molly, so soak up the nostalgia with holiday favorites like pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, and spiced-plum walnut. Pie » Shops in Fremont, at the Seattle Center Armory, and a mobile pie truck make it easy to find these handmade treats. Savory selections include smoked salmon and (in spring) lamb and asparagus potpies. Sweets come in a rainbow of fruits and seasonal varieties like chocolate cream with strawberries for Valentine’s Day.

range of the season’s best from across the U.S., although the focus remains on the best of the Pacific Northwest. Taylor Shellfish When it opened in the stylish Melrose Market on Capitol Hill, this storefront was a retail outlet for fans of the fifth-generation family business. But because customers wanted to eat the shellfish on the spot, there’s now table service and an award-winning shucker for a regular lineup of eat-’em-by-the-dozen specialties like the company’s deep-cupped, tumbled Shigokus—a small, dense, uberfresh Willapa and Samish Bay oyster developed by Taylor and prized by top restaurants. The Walrus and The Carpenter Chefrestaurateur Renee Erickson ushered in the new wave of oyster bars when she opened this wonderland spot in Ballard. The menu changes daily depending on what’s fresh, but

diners who brave the lines at this busy bar, tucked in the back of the Kolstrand Building, can count on a handful of varieties—perhaps Sea Cows from Hammersley Inlet or Hama Hamas from the Hood Canal—along with famous fried oysters dipped in cilantro aioli. (There’s also a short menu of delectable small plates like grilled sardines and smoked trout.) Bonus: Arrive early, then head next door to Barnacle for a sip before supper. And, for those who can’t sit still, Erickson now serves fried oysters at select stops and farmers markets around town from her food truck, Narwhal.

Pie Bar » Especially popular at this “dessert restaurant” on Capitol Hill are pie-flavored martinis—a cocktail and dessert in one. Try the “pumpkin pietini:” vanilla vodka, RumChata cream, pumpkin liqueur, and a pastry crust flake around the rim. —Cassie Sawyer high 5’s spiced-plum walnut pie

Coastal kitchen This fish-focused Capitol Hill tradition celebrated its 20th anniversary with a facelift and an all-new oyster bar, serving a spread daily of oysters set off with traditional grated horseradish and cocktail sauce. Thrice-daily happy hours make it a bargain buy.

OySTERS: HThe brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster house 1212 Second Ave; thebrooklyn.com • HElliott’s Oyster house 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56; elliottsoysterhouse. com • Little Gull 2501 N Northlake Ave; littlegullgrocery.com • narwhal Most Sundays at Hilliard’s Taproom in Ballard; facebook.com/narwhaloystertruck • HSeatown Seabar and Rotisserie 2010 Western Ave; tomdouglas.com • Taylor Shellfish 1521 Melrose Ave; taylormelrose.com • The Walrus and The carpenter 4743 Ballard Ave NW; thewalrusbar.com • PIES: Hdahlia bakery 2001 Fourth Ave; tomdouglas.com • high 5 Pie 1400 12th Ave; high5pie.com • Pie 3515 Fremont Ave N; sweetandsavorypie. com • Pies and Pints 1215 NE 65th St; piesandpints.com • Pie bar 1361 E Olive Way; piebarseattle.com • HFor more info on Visit Seattle dining partners, go to visitseattle. org/visitors/eat

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CHeAp eATs Sure, it’s easy to spend $100 on a good meal, but in Seattle it’s just as easy to spend $10 on a great one. At these spots the culinary payoff is worth many times what you dish out: kedai Makan » Casual passersby like that it’s fast and fresh. Globe-hopping gourmands appreciate the spice and spirit of the Malaysianinspired street food. Together, they form a regular queue at the window of this takeout joint, twirling up curry rice noodles or duck hearts mixed into a stir-fry of local cucumbers and other creative delicacies from the rapidly changing menu. Marination Mobile » Saucy good-humor meets seriously good Hawaiian-Korean fare at the brickand-mortar outposts of what started as a food truck. Kimchi fried rice, kalbi tacos, and Spam sliders top the must-eat list at Capitol Hill’s Marination Station, while Marination Ma Kai in West Seattle has a bigger menu, including Loco Moco.

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he city’s original downtown is in the midst of a restaurant renaissance. Chefs from hip neighborhoods like Capitol Hill are refurbishing stately old buildings, hand-cranking pasta, hearth-baking bread, and ushering in new stars. Now, the only thing square about it is the meals. The antique pasta machines lining the walls at Il Corvo Pasta are more than decoration: Owner Mike Easton sometimes uses them to create the changing-daily selection of fresh noodles, which he dresses with impeccably fresh sauces that might range from classic Bolognese to more adventurous combos, like red beets and basil pesto. It’s four-star dining in unfussy surroundings at bargain-basement prices. Matt Dillon, one of the city’s most celebrated farm-to-table chefs , is taking the lead on long-term in the Square. At Bar Sajor, a beautifully redecorated building with soaring ceilings and clean white wainscoting, all cooking is done in a wood-fired oven. Mediterranean meets Northwest, with platters like locally caught spot prawns grilled along with lobster mushrooms, both only briefly in season. Across the street, Dillon and business partner Katherine Anderson run London Plane in two storefronts, one a bakery, the

other featuring wine and small plates, cookbooks and housewares, and hefty rounds of the chewy country-style sourdough that has fans lining up for take-home loaves. Chef Brendan McGill, the 2013 winner of Food & Wine’s “People’s Best New Chef Award” for Bainbridge Island restaurant Hitchcock, brings a German beer hall to the Square with Altstadt. Sausages are made in-house from Washington state heritagebreed hogs and grass-fed beef (try them with house-fermented kraut and crispy Belgian frites), and McGill offers German classics like goulash—and lots of beer. At first glance E. Smith Mercantile would have looked right in place in the 19thcentury Pioneer Square. But the mercantile shop, apothecary, and gathering place has some sophisticated additions, like a cozy back bar featuring pre-Prohibition cocktails, modern specialty drinks, gourmet snacks and—the pioneers wouldn’t have recognized the term in this context—small plates. Building on their successful walk-up in Madison Valley, Wiley and PK Frank offer Thai shophouse food at this sit-down version of Little Uncle. Go for spicy cod wrapped in banana leaves, but be warned: Except for Fridays, it’s lunch only, and the food is meant to be eaten on the spot—don’t try it to-go.

Paseo » Bring cash (it’s all they take) and a voracious appetite for the hefty, juicy, Caribbean sandwiches here. What’s best is a toss-up: the Caribbean roast with its succulent marinated pork shoulder or the Cuban-style Paseo press with pork, smoked ham, cheese, and caramelized onions. Sorry, you won’t have room for both. Dick’s Drive-In » This classic is so linked to Seattle’s identity that grandparents cherish the memories of milkshakes here in the ’50s, and rap star Macklemore filmed a music video from the roof in 2013. What you’ll get is timeless: 1/8-pound fresh beef patties and fries cut each day from real potatoes rather than poured out of frozen bags. It’s cash only and ketchup costs an extra nickel. Salumi » Food this highly pedigreed—housecured charcuterie from the Batali family—rarely sells for single digits. Except at this Seattle sandwiches-and-Italian-specials hideaway. Lines form early (it’s lunch only). Order the oxtail sandwich if it’s on special and don’t worry if it’s not—it’s all molto, molto bene. —Rebekah Denn

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PIOnEER SQuARE: Altstadt 209 First Ave S; altstadtseattle.com • bar Sajor 323 Occidental Ave S; barsajor.com • E. Smith Mercantile 208 First Ave S; esmithmercan tile.com • Il corvo Pasta 217 James St; ilcorvopasta.com • Little uncle 88 Yesler Way; littleuncleseattle.com • London Plane 322 Occidental Ave S; thelondonplane seattle.com • chEAP: Hdick’s drive-In multiple locations, including 115 Broadway E; ddir.com • Kedai Makan 1510 E Olive Way; kedaimakanseattle.com • Marination Ma Kai 1660 Harbor Ave SW • Marination Mobile various locations; marinationmobile.com • Marination Station 1412 Harvard Ave • Paseo 4225 Fremont Ave N; paseoseattle. com • Salumi 309 Third Ave S; salumicuredmeats.com • HFor more info on Visit Seattle dining partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/eat

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seattle chefs like to brag about our bounty—the first tender greens of spring, or late summer’s glorious excess of berries and tomatoes. But the creativity in the kitchen really takes off when days grow short and cold weather sets in. The city’s hearty wintertime staples draw inspiration from Europe, Asia, and even nostalgic favorites of a bygone era (with a major flavor upgrade). Seattle’s great comfort food warms from the inside … but plan on sharing some of these massive portions. Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwich { serious biscuit } Start the day with one of these towering creations from the counter shop tucked in the front of local superchef Tom Douglas’s Dahlia Workshop baking headquarters in South Lake Union. Crisp fried chicken teeters precariously within a dense buttermilk biscuit baked right there in the workshop. Go ahead, order an egg on top. The gravy—sparked with black pepper and a dose of Tabasco—helps hold things together. Other biscuit sandwiches include fennel sausage and fontina, or ham, egg, mustard, and Beecher’s cheddar. Cassoulet { café campagne } It’s not officially winter until the famed cassoulet makes its annual return to the menu. 6

Chef Daisley Gordon mingles white beans with a hearty mix of duck confit, pork shoulder, and house-made garlic sausage. Even the crunchy bread crumbs on top come from the bistro’s own loaves of pain de mie. Because each (enormous) cassoulet arrives in its own enameled cast-iron pot, it takes the kitchen a few extra minutes to prepare—just enough time to savor a glass of Washington wine and views of Pike Place Market through the large corner windows. Spicy Beef Hot Pot { revel } As with the rest of the menu at Fremont’s dazzling house of street-styled Korean food, the hot pot brings heat and spice, but in a nuanced sort of way. A steaming pot of broth is filled with simmered vegetables

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and seafood, or meats like brisket, bone marrow, oxtail, or pickled beef tongue. Share this with one or two (or more) other diners to save room to sample the rest of the menu. Wild Boar Sloppy Joe { quinn’s pub } It’s messy. It’s meaty. And, it’s not only the perfect introduction to this Capitol Hill gastropub, but also a satisfying match of childhood-evoking comfort with the lean, savory flavor of boar. While the meat might be lean, a smattering of fried sage leaves, a heap of onion crisps, and a fat grilled chile pepper make this sandwich decidedly decadent. Especially when you order a fried duck egg on top—which is a very good idea. The beer list here, by the way, is awe-inspiring. Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe { rione xiii } Chef Ethan Stowell applies Northwest twists to Italian traditions at his halfdozen restaurants, though his Roman-style trattoria on Capitol Hill works some serious magic with little more than Pecorino cheese and black pepper (oh, and plenty of eggs and butter). Cacio e pepe is both a sophisticate’s take on mac and cheese and a minimalist staple of Roman cuisine. And where white sauce clinging to the tonnarelli—a fatter, square spaghetti-esque noodle—may lack color, the melding of cheese and pepper absolutely sings. Pair this with the massive bacon-wrapped veal chop for dinner for two.

crispy chicken—soaked overnight in buttermilk and fried twice—every night of the week. Its skin impossibly crunchy; the meat tender and moist, Ma’ono ups the ante with red chile sauce or honey-mustard glaze on the side, and serves it with rice and house-made kimchi. It’s comfort food with a fiery twist. World’s Best Mac & Cheese { beecher’s } When cooler temperatures roll in off Elliott Bay, this Pike Place Market cheese shop warms up lines of visitors with its signature, insanely rich and creamy macaroni and cheese. It’s made with penne pasta and a blend of Beecher’s Just Jack and Flagship cheeses, though a gentle kick of chipotle seasoning makes this a comfort food for grownups. (There’s also a version with roasted chiles.) The label brashly proclaims it’s the world’s best, though you won’t hear locals disagreeing. Bonus: Frozen packages make for great souvenirs.

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These food tours offer a great way to explore the city one bite at a time. { savor seattle } Follow a pink umbrella as savvy tour guides show the sights, eats, and libations that constitute the Seattle flavor. On two- or three-hour walking tours, breeze into local restaurants like a VIP. During the Chocolate

Indulgence tour, sweet tooths indulge in salted caramels from Franâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chocolates, Cupcake Royale, and even chocolate-covered popcorn. For a more traditional buzz, try the Booze nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bites bar and restaurant circuit with tastes of Washington wines and cocktails. Savor Seattle even offers three-day gourmet expeditions in the San Juan Islands by kayak.

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{ seattle bites food tours } This is the tour for history buffs. A two-and-ahalf-hour journey covers the past and present of Pike Place Market, where you’ll learn

about the vendors and have one-on-one chats with merchants, all while indulging in tastes of specialties such as smoked king salmon, freshly picked produce, gourmet German sausages, and a shot of coffee. Tours run daily at 10:30am and stop at eight to nine merchants. { white moustache urban adventure co. } Hitch a ride in a sleek SUV or minibus for a tour tailored exactly to your palate. Pick a destination—like the Ballard neighborhood where you’ll indulge in fried chicken and bourbon at Southern bar the Sexton, and boozy milkshakes at Hot Cakes—or take a cuisine-themed adventure such as “Sunny Side Up: Breakfast,” or go bacon crazy on “The Pork Parade.” Every itinerary includes a stop in a restaurant, bar, brewery, or food truck every half hour for a bite and a drink. Prices vary depending on the length of the tour and the number of guests.

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{ seattle food tours } Hit the bars and restaurants of trendy neighborhood Capitol Hill, or barhop Belltown for everything from apps to dessert to a craft cocktail at hot spots like the Coterie Room and Rob Roy on a Seattle Food Tours 21-and-up expedition. Each stop includes one food course, two of which are thoughtfully paired with an adult beverage. You can also book a private tour for two to 16 people. Prefer something a little more classic? The tour operator also leads guided walks through the iconic Pike Place Market, complete with bites of cheese and salami, spoonfuls of chowder, samples of smoked salmon, and tastes of crumpets and gelato. Private Pike Place Market tours are offered for up to 30 people.


Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar New AmericAN

1517 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-7166 athenianseattle.com

Since 1909 The Athenian has served delicious food and beverages to locals and visitors alike in one of Seattle’s most unique restaurant settings. Guests are seated in cozy booths, all of which have a commanding view of Puget Sound, the snow-capped Olympic Mountains, and of the ferry traffic in Elliott Bay. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, The Athenian offers New American cuisine using the freshest ingredients from the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Start the day with a gourmet frittata; take a midday respite with one of our famous sandwiches, or enjoy fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. For a true Seattle experience, visit The Athenian, where you’ll find friendly service, excellent food, and great people-watching. And of course the best view of any restaurant in the city. SELECTED MENU Appetizers

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*Fresh Penn Cove Oysters on the Half Shell 1/2 or dozen Please ask your server for available varieties and price.

*Dungeness Crab Cake Entree House made fresh Dungeness cakes

Dungeness Crab Cakes with Chipotle Lime Aioli Prawn Cocktail Salmon Lox and Cream Cheese sAlAds

Mediterranean Steak Salad Romaine hearts, roasted peppers, kalamata olives, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese with our house Greek dressing Bay Shrimp Louie with Thousand Island dressing *Fresh Ahi Tuna Salad Sesame coated, cooked medium rare, mixed greens, wontons and citrus vinaigrette

*Seafood Sauté Salmon, prawns, clams, mussels, whitefish, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes *Pan Seared Sea Scallops Served on a bed of spinach with our sundried tomato cream sauce *Athenian Seafood Bowl Our seafood broth with mussels, prawns, clams, oysters, squid, herb rice and fresh fish selections *Taste of the Northwest Dungeness crab cake, Penn Cove clams and grilled salmon

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*Surf and Turf 8oz strip steak or chicken breast with choice of tiger prawns, steamed clams or NW salmon filet Burgers

*Blue Bacon Burger Bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, red onion, bleu dressing, lettuce and tomato *Salmon Burger Salmon filet, lettuce, red onion and tomato Full menu available at: athenianseattle.com


5 Point Cafe american

415 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-9991 the5pointcafe.com

Serving huge portions of inexpensive American comfort food and legendary stiff drinks since 1929. Our full menu is served 24 hours, featuring Seattle’s largest chicken-fried steak, best meatloaf and a great selection of sandwiches, burgers and vegetarian options. Winner of Seattle Magazine’s Best Dive Bar the last two years. Happy hour features $2.50 cheeseburger and fries, deep-fried bacon, mac-and-cheese balls and more than 25 local liquors and beers. Our outdoor patio in historic Tilikum Place Park has views of the Space Needle, the monorail and the statue of Chief Seattle. We’re famous for our sassy wait staff, amazing jukebox and surly regulars. A not-to-miss authentic piece of Seattle.

BOKA restaurant+bar Urban American

1010 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 206-357-9000 bokaseattle.com

BOKA is a vibrant, communal blend of lounge, bar and restaurant. Sleek, contemporary design is infused with a menu of urban American food, handcrafted cocktails, and a wine list reflecting a heavy Northwest influence. Meal services include breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner, late night, weekend brunch and seasonal patio dining. Don’t miss our famous happy hour, available twice daily. We offer complimentary valet parking to guests while dining with us.

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Bruno’s Mexican-Italian

1417 Third Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-622-3180 brunositaliandining.com

Located between Pike and Union. At Bruno’s, we offer good-tasting food at not-tooexpensive prices. Everyday specials include lasagna, pasta dishes, fresh pizza and calzones (made to order), polenta and risottos. We also offer different salads, chicken burritos, steak burritos, pork tenderloin burritos, vegetarian burritos, tuna burritos, shrimp burritos, torta rellena and a lot of vegetarian dishes. We have been serving the best MexicanItalian food for 39 years. Bruno’s is a place where the locals and tourists go. Children are welcome. Happy hour every day. Full bar. The best margaritas. All kinds of beer. Visit Bruno’s and we’ll be your favorite place in town. We speak Italian, Spanish and French.

Café Campagne classic french cuisine

1600 Post Alley, Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-728-2233 cafecampagne.com

The heart of France in the heart of Pike Place Market. Since its beginning in 1994, Café Campagne has established itself as one of the pillars of Seattle’s dining scene. The menu highlights the French classics… coq au vin, steak frites, salade nicoise, croque madame… while the wine list, compiled by our award winning sommelier, offers a wide variety of French wines along with local superstars. A Parisian café tucked into Pike Place Market’s Post Alley favored by locals and visitors. Not to be missed! Brunch Sat–Sun, 8am–4pm Lunch Mon-Fri, 11am–5pm | Happy Hour Mon–Fri, 4pm–6pm Dinner Mon–Thurs, 5pm–10pm; Fri–Sat, 5:30-11pm

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Cicchetti Kitchen + Bar Mediterranean

121 E Boston St, Seattle, WA 98102 206-859-4155 cicchettiseattle.com

Located in the heart of the Eastlake neighborhood, Cicchetti Kitchen + Bar features food influenced by the cuisine of the Mediterranean – including Turkey, Spain and Morocco. Our chefs use the freshest Northwest ingredients, often finished in the wood-fired oven. Our artisanal craft bar highlights unique, house-made tinctures and infusions, while our eclectic wine list focuses on Mediterranean and local wines. Boasting gorgeous views of Lake Union and downtown from our mezzanine, we are the perfect place to experience the flavors of the Mediterranean with distinct Seattle flair.

Collections Café northwest cuisine

Located at Chihuly Garden and Glass at the base of the Space Needle, Seattle Center 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109 206-753-4935 collectionscafe.com

Dine on delicious dishes created with local, fresh ingredients at Seattle’s most unique destination for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. While you enjoy Chef Ivan Szilak’s Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, you’ll be surrounded by many of Dale Chihuly’s colorful, vintage collections. You might share your table with toy soldiers, 1950s cameras or transistor radios. Pair your meal with a fresh lemonade or choose from a hand-picked collection of craft beers and Washington and Oregon premium wines. Inside, enjoy spruce plank walls, bright green chairs and the stunning backlit Drawing Wall with 36 of Chihuly’s drawings or, when the sun shines, toast its warmth on one of two open-air patios in the heart of Seattle Center. Extend your experience by visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass. Everywhere you look, you’ll be inspired.

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CUPCAKES ICE CREAM AND HOMEMADE

Cupcake Royale dessert

108 Pine St near Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-883-7656 cupcakeroyale.com

Cupcake Royale is Seattle’s first cupcake bakery and has 6 Seattle cafes and 1 Bellevue cafe. Not only does Cupcake Royale have some of the most celebrated cupcakes in the city, winning reader’s choice and blind taste test awards, it also offers a full line of homemade ice cream. Cupcake Royale uses natural, fresh and local ingredients to concoct delicious seasonal flavors and classic standards, like Salted Caramel, Red Velvet and Royale with Cheese. Try their amazing selection of ice cream (14 flavors to choose from)! Can’t decide on just one? Try a flight of 4 ice creams, or go small with the Trifecta – a baby scoop, baby cake and an espresso doppio! Cupcake Royale brews delicious Stumptown espresso and has a lovely line of homemade pastry for early risers.

FareStart american

700 Virginia St (corner of 7th & Virginia) Seattle, WA 98101 206-267-7601 farestart.org

At FareStart, we don’t just serve delicious dishes—we also serve up second chances. As a culinary job training program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals, FareStart has provided opportunities for more than 6,500 people to transform their lives since 1992. Our modern and inviting restaurant offers lunch weekdays with a seasonally inspired menu and wide variety of classic American favorites. Every Thursday features Guest Chef Night where each week a premier local chef works with FareStart students to prepare a gourmet three-course dinner for $29.95. Since 1994, Guest Chef Night has raised more than $4.5 million, revenue which has gone back into our programs. Visit our website for menus and a calendar of upcoming chefs.

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Fran’s Chocolates Chocolate and Drinking Chocolate

1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-0168 franschocolates.com

Fran’s Chocolates is a family-owned, Seattle based company celebrating over 30 years of creating hand-crafted, artisan confections. Truffles, salted caramels and more are handmade daily in small batches with the finest local and organic ingredients. A modern, European style chocolate shop, their downtown location offers Fran’s award-winning dark drinking chocolate and espresso beverages. Pick up an elegant gift box or choose your favorites from the jewel-like display. Look for the 5’ x 7’ “portrait in chocolate” of Fran’s granddaughter, a spectacular mosaic made entirely of over 4000 pieces of Fran’s confections. Open Mon-Sat 9:30-7:30, Sun 11-6. Also in University Village at 2626 NE University Village St, 206.528.9969, and Old Bellevue at 10036 Main St, 425.453.1698.

Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails Pacific Northwest

1415 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 206-971-8015 frolik.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com

Come out and play! Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails, Downtown Seattle’s newest hotspot, offers an extended happy hour, craft cocktails, convenient to-go options, an outdoor deck, games and more. The new restaurant and bar in Downtown Seattle offers a social dining experience unlike any other. Located on the fifth floor of the Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue, above the hustle and bustle of the streets below, guests of Frolik will enjoy delicious food from breakfast to dinner, the city’s largest outdoor deck, an all-evening happy hour, games such as shuffleboard and Ping-Pong and more, in a modern and engaging space that promises to unleash the youthful side in all of us. Whether you’re on the shuffleboard court, hosting a lunch meeting or relaxing by the firewall, Frolik offers Downtown a fresh new way to mix, mingle and socialize!

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The Georgian northwest fine dining

411 University St Seattle, WA 98101 206-621-7889 fairmont.com/seattle/dining/thegeorgian

Come learn why The Georgian has won the AAA 4 Diamond award for 24 years and counting. Chef Gavin Stephenson showcases Pacific Northwest ingredients and presents them in a modern interpretation of classic French style. Located in the legendary Fairmont Olympic Hotel, the room itself is something to behold—with soaring ceilings, Palladian windows and sparkling chandeliers. The ambience sets the tone for one of the most memorable places in the city for breakfast, lunch, tea, or dinner. It is refined and yet approachable; with cuisine sure to please the most discerning palate. Elevate your experience with wine pairings from our Master Sommelier Joseph Linder, who can provide expert selections to enhance your meal.

Gordon Biersch ­Brewery Restaurant California-Inspired Cuisine

600 Pine St, Level 4 Seattle, WA 98101 206-405-4205 gordonbiersch.com

Gordon Biersch Seattle is conveniently located downtown at the Pacific Place Shopping Center. Our 500-seat restaurant features a working brewery, bar, atrium seating and private dining areas for large parties. Handcrafted beer and innovative cuisine served in an upscale yet casual atmosphere is what the Gordon Biersch experience is all about. With a variety of items featuring inspired flavors, our menu has something for everyone. All of our German lagers are brewed in-house according to the guidelines of Reinheitsgebot, the 500year-old purity law. Tours of our brewery are also available upon request. Convenient to hotels, theaters and the convention center, Gordon Biersch is the place where friends and families go for great food, fresh beer and good times that you’ll want to experience again and again!

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The Grill From Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse

2313 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 206-457-4885 seattlegrillfromipanema.com

Enjoy a trip to Brazil while in Seattle and experience the ultimate all-you-can-eat dining experience. Our Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria/Rodizio) offers a wide variety of different cuts of beef, lamb, pork and poultry slow-roasted in specially designed charcoal grills that preserve all the natural flavors. Meats are carved by our Gauchos tableside delivering a unique dining concept. Our Rodizio also includes unlimited visits to our mesa de frios (cold table) where you’ll find an array of more than 40 cold cuts, cheeses, seafood, seasonal vegetables and fresh fruits as well as exotic Brazilian specialties (including many vegetarian dishes). Enjoy your dinner with a caipirinha (traditional Brazilian cocktail) or one of our selected wines from South America and Washington State.

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Mama’s Mexican Kitchen Mexican

2234 Second Ave & Bell, Seattle, WA 98121 206-728-6262 mamas.com

Mama’s, Seattle’s oldest Mexican restaurant, opened in 1974 in Belltown. Family owned and operated by Mama’s grandson and great granddaughters. Serving fish tacos, taquitos, menudo, fajitas, enchiladas, prawn quesadillas and many vegetarian choices. Fun atmosphere, sidewalk dining and a nice selection of tequilas. Delicious strawberry margaritas and a cool bar. Check out the now-famous Elvis room. A place where the locals go. Three doors down from the Lava Lounge. Open seven days a week. Located in the heart of Belltown and Second and Bell. Daily happy hour.

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Marché bistro & wine bar northwest cuisine

86 Pine St, Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-728-2800 marcheseattle.com

The bounty of the Northwest, The spirit of France. Marché can be found at the center of Seattle’s own Pike Place Market serving seasonally inspired cuisine from locally sourced products. A wine lover’s playground, the bar offers over 50 wines by the glass (from the familiar to the esoteric), as well as locally crafted microbrews and creative cocktails. Stop by for a bite and a glass of wine, or make it a night out in this urban oasis overlooking Seattle’s most iconic landmark. Brunch Sat–Sun, 10am–3:30pm | Happy Hour Daily, 4:30pm–6pm & Thurs–Sat, 10pm–11pm Dinner Sun–Thurs, 4:30–10pm, Fri–Sat, 4:30–11pm

Morton’s The Steakhouse steakhouse

1511 6th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-223-0550 mortons.com/seattle

Located in the heart of Downtown Seattle, Morton’s The Steakhouse represents the finest in Pacific Northwest dining. Morton’s features succulent USDA Prime-Aged Beef, fresh seafood specialties and an award-winning wine list, all exquisitely presented and exceptionally served in Seattle’s most refined atmosphere. Centrally located on 6th Avenue, between Pike and Pine Streets, guests are just a short walk from Seattle’s Central Business District, the Benaroya Symphony Hall, the State Convention and Trade Center and a host of retail and theatre destinations. Many of Seattle’s best hotels, including the Fairmont Olympic, Westin, Hilton, Grand Hyatt, W and Sheraton are just around the corner.

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The Pike Brewing Company classic Gastro-Pub fare

1415 First Ave, Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-622-6044 pikebrewing.com

Pike Place Market’s own Pike Brewing is a traditional steam brewery; the gravity-flow brewhouse ascends three levels. Pub guests enjoy classic public-house fare with local, seasonal ingredients while overlooking the beautiful brewing kettle, mash tun and grist case. The fermentation cellars are a level below. Tours available Tues-Sat at 2pm. Store features beer-centric gifts. Voted “Best Local Brewpub” by Citysearch and Seattle Weekly; Slow Food Restaurant; One of “World’s 10 Best Breweries” and Good Food Award 2011. Organic children’s menu. Award-winning handcrafted ale. Salmon, mussels, clams, bratwurst, burgers, chocolate, wine, guest beers, artisan spirits and cheeses.

Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering seafood

6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle WA 98107 206-789-3770 rays.com

Established in 1973, Ray’s Boathouse Café & Catering is Seattle’s quintessential dining destination renowned for its ultimate seafood experience and breathtaking waterfront views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Ray’s Boathouse is comfortably elegant, serving beautifully composed plates of sustainable seafood, local produce, organic meats, house-made desserts and an extensive wine list nightly. Ray’s Café is lively and fun, serving casual fare with a hint of global flavor with seasonal outdoor dining and Happy Hour twice daily. Ray’s Catering offers professional full-service catering in our private waterfront dining venue which is perfect for social and corporate entertaining.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House steak house

727 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-8524 ruthschris.com

At Ruth’s Chris, we’re picky about our steaks. That’s why we serve only the finest USDA Prime beef available. Our steaks are hand-selected from the top 2% of the country’s beef, broiled to perfection at 1800 degrees and served the Ruth’s Chris signature way: sizzling on a 500-degree plate so that every last bite stays hot and delicious. And if you’re in the mood for something a little different, choose from our Chef’s Seasonal Specials, fresh seafood selections, classic sides and homemade desserts. So whatever the occasion, Ruth’s Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Visit ruthschris.com to make your reservation or buy a Gift Card today.

Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood and steak

1936 Harbor Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126 206-933-1147 saltys.com/alki

Enjoy the best view of Seattle at Salty’s on Alki where we strive to please you with local, sustainable seafood and steak cuisine spiced with friendly service. “The view is not only the best in Seattle, this is one of the world’s great view restaurants. . . . the best salmon preparation I’ve encountered,” says a critic. Live Dungeness crab/Maine lobster. Lunch/ dinner daily. Sunday brunch (Saturdays, too) rated best in the nation! Happy hour bar, live music, wood-oven flatbread pizza. West Seattle Water Taxi whisks you across Elliott Bay to within steps of Salty’s decks (bring your receipt, order an entrée and receive a free cup of Seafood Chowder). Stroll the 2.5 mile-long beach. Private dining/catering.

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Salty’s at Redondo Beach Seafood and steak

28201 Redondo Beach Drive S Des Moines, WA 98198 253-529-9849 saltys.com/redondo

You can be here in minutes from Seattle, Tacoma or Sea-Tac Airport, but Salty’s at Redondo Beach makes you feel like you’re a million miles away from crowds, big cities and stuffy formality. It’s the friendliest beach town restaurant built over the waters of Puget Sound, with fabulous sunsets over the Olympic Mts. Enjoy award-winning local seafood and steak cuisine featuring live Dungeness crab and Maine lobster to Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, local shellfish or charbroiled steaks. Award-winning Sunday brunch. Lunch/dinner daily. Happy hour bar with live music. Summertime deck. Private dining. Adjacent to a public fishing pier and an aquarium (open on the weekends).

SkyCity at the Needle Northwest cuisine

Located at Seattle Center entrance on Broad and John St 400 Broad St Seattle, WA 98109 206-905-2100 or 800-937-9582 spaceneedle.com

For Pacific Northwest cuisine that is matched only by the views served with it, visit SkyCity, the Space Needle’s revolving restaurant located 500’ above ground. SkyCity’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield, uses local ingredients to create some of the most flavorful and dazzling cuisine in Seattle. Complement your meal with a Washington or Oregon wine from our extensive, award-winning wine list. Be sure to end your experience with our famous Lunar Orbiter dessert served since the day the restaurant opened at the Word’s Fair in 1962! Breathtaking views are guaranteed from all tables at SkyCity and your elevator ride and Observation Deck visit are complimentary when dining. For revolutionary dining and memories that last a lifetime, join us for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. 22

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Sound View Cafe northwest cuisine

150 Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-5700

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Featuring market-fresh, Northwest favorites. Made fresh daily from scratch clam chowder, seafood, veggie soups, and self-serve salad bar. Great breakfast menu and all-day breakfast specials. Lunch and dinner menu items include appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and entrees. Beer, wines and spirits available. A perfect dining experience to enjoy admirable atmosphere, quality food, reasonable prices, with a great view.

Tap House Grill northwest

1506 Sixth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-816-3314 taphousegrill.com

Tap House Grill offers the largest selection of beers in the northwest, giving beer the respect it deserves. Located in the heart of downtown Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retail core and one block from the convention center, Tap House Grill boasts a unique dining experience for everyone. Open for lunch, dinner, late night and happy hour. Choose from 160 beers on tap while you play in the Billiards Lounge, relax in the Club Room or dine in the intimate private dining room. Tap House Grill offers a diverse menu with a northwest flair.

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Trace CHEF-DRIVEN MENUS, LOCAL INSPIRATION

1112 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-264-6060 traceseattle.com

Named by Food & Wine magazine as one of the country’s Best Hotel Restaurants in 2012, TRACE restaurant and bar offers a fresh, contemporary urban dining experience in the heart of Seattle. Led by Chef de Cuisine, Steven Ariel, TRACE is a must-try for foodies, where a “localist” focus means a menu filled with contemporary, inventive dishes using regional ingredients and a 10-seat sushi bar highlighting sustainably caught seafood for a hint of Asian inspiration. TRACE offers dynamic hand-crafted cocktails and liquor from regional distilleries, a wine list featuring notable Washington State wineries in addition to choice domestic and international selections.

Yard House Great Food, ClassiC roCk, 130 taps

1501 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-2087 yardhouse.com

Yard House is an upscale, casual eatery known for its great food, classic rock, and over 130 imported, craft and specialty ales and lagers. Come in for one of our many local brews or our rotating “Chalkboard Series” of limited-release and unique drafts. The restaurant features an eclectic American menu of more than 130 chef driven items, including appetizers, salads, grilled burgers, tacos, seafood, steaks and ribs. Located in the Century Square Building downtown, Yard House’s contemporary yet casual environment is the perfect location for any event. Open for lunch, dinner, happy hour and late-night dining.

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Anthony’s HomePort - Shilshole Bay Seafood Waterfront dining on scenic Shilshole Bay featuring fresh Northwest seafood. Seattle’s favorite outside deck! View banquet rooms. Dinner, Sunday brunch. $-$$ 6135 Seaview Ave W; 206-7830780; anthonys.com Chinook’s at Salmon Bay Seafood Unique waterfront dining at Fisherman’s Terminal. Or “Little Chinook’s” for fish ‘n’ chips. Weekend breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $ 1900 W Nickerson St; 206-2834665; anthonys.com Hi-Life American Home of Ballard’s Seasonal American Grill featuring breakfast and Sunday family-style fried chicken suppers. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $$ 5425 Russell Ave NW; 206-784-7272; chowfoods.com/hi-life

Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering Seafood Internationally acclaimed Northwest seafood and waterfront dining. Dining room, cafe and deck, banquet facilities and catering. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$ 6049 Seaview Ave NW; 206-789-3770; rays.com

Beecher’s “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese

Volterra Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Dinner nightly and weekend brunch. Happy hour M-F 4:30pm-6:30pm. Extensive wine list. $$$ 5411 Ballard Ave NW; 206-789-5100; volterrarestaurant. com Italian

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Amber Seattle American Amber Restaurant and Lounge offers fresh Northwest cuisine, finely crafted cocktails, private rooms, and vibrant entertainment 7 days a week. $$ 2214 First Ave; 206-728-8500; amberseattle.com

The Coterie Room northwest Brunch, lunch and dinner in modern elegant surroundings from award-winning Chefs McCracken and Tough. $$$ 2137 Second Ave; 206-956-8000; thecoterieroom.com El Gaucho Seattle’s premier steakhouse featuring 28-day dry aged, Certified Angus Prime Beef, steakhouse

chops, poultry, seafood. Tableside service and full bar. $$$$ 2505 First Ave; 206-728-1337; elgaucho. com Local 360 American Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily. American classics made with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Full bar with 100% Northwest spirits. $ 2234 First Ave; 206-441-9360; local360.org

The Lucky Diner American A neighborhood diner in Belltown, serving traditional American fare. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm. 7am Friday to 10pm Sunday. 24 hours on weekend. $ 2630 First Ave; 206805-0133; theluckydiner.com Mama’s Mexican Kitchen mexican One of Seattle’s most popular Mexican restaurants in heart of Belltown since 1974. Sidewalk dining. Daily lunch and dinner. $$ 2234 Second Ave; 206-728-6262; mamas.com

Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant moroccan Elegant authentic Moroccan cuisine, traditional seating, bellydancing (Wed-Sun). Feel like an honored guest in the sultan’s tent. Dinner nightly 5-10pm. $$-$$$ 2334 Second Ave; 206-9560500; marrakeshseattle.com Spur Gastropub American Intimate urban pub in Belltown. New American cuisine, creating interactive and seasonally pure plates to share. $$$ 113 Blanchard St; 206-728-6706; spurseattle.com

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Annapurna Cafe indian Come enjoy the mesmerizing taste of Nepal, India, and Tibet all under one roof. $$ 1833 Broadway Ave; 206-320-7770; annapurnacafe. com Barrio mexican Barrio features a menu that takes a unique and modern approach to Mexican inspired cuisine and complements that with

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cocktails that are creative, classic and Latin focused. $$-$$$ 1420 12th Ave; 206-588-8105; barriorestaurant.com Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. American Seattle’s iconic burger joint serving up juicy burgers, handcut fries, and old-fashion shakes for over 59 years! 6 locations in the greater Seattle area. $ 115 Broadway Ave E; 206-634-0300; ddir.com

Jimmy’s on Broadway American Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1100 Broadway Ave; 206-204-1188; jimmyson broadway.com The Pine Box American West Coast craft beer done right. 33 rotating local and rare taps, artisan pizza, and West Coast fare. $$ 1600 Melrose Ave; 206588-0375; pineboxbar.com Rumba carribbean Relax and enjoy a sultry evening in Rumba, Seattle’s first Rum bar. Our island-inspired menu features house-baked empanadas, hibiscus wings, Jamaican jerk pork and our sinful deep-fried banana foster. $$ 1112 Pike St; 206-583-7177; rumbaonpike.com

Downtown

13 Coins Restaurant continental A Seattle institution since 1967. Exhibition kitchen, live music in the Night Owl Lounge, twice-daily happy hour. Open 24 hours, free parking. Two locations, Seattle & SeaTac. $$-$$$ 125 Boren Ave N; 206-682-2513; 13coins.com

Andaluca Restaurant & Bar Mediterranean Warm, upbeat atmosphere featuring fresh seasonal Northwest foods combined with Mediterranean flavors and techniques. All major credit cards. Reservations recommended. $$$ 407 Olive Way; 206-382-6999; andaluca.com Anthony’s Pier 66 Bell Street Diner Seafood On the downtown waterfront, panoramic views of Seattle and Elliott Bay. Casual dining at Bell St. Diner. Outside decks serving lunch, dinner. $$-$$$ 2201 Alaskan Way; 206-448-6688; anthonys. com AQUA by El Gaucho Seafood Savory seafood, sinful desserts, stunning dining room, 26

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4,000-sq.-ft. deck. Open for dinner. Nightly piano music. $$$$ 2801 Alaskan Way; 206-956-9171; elgaucho.com/aqua-by-el-gaucho. html ART Restaurant and Lounge Northwest ART Restaurant and Lounge celebrates authentic Pacific Northwest Cuisine with unique global influences. $$ 99 Union St; 206-749-7070; fourseasons.com/ seattle Assaggio Ristorante Italian Pamper your soul with the sensual pleasures of fine Italian wines and cuisine while you marvel at the Michelangelo-inspired artwork. Major credit cards. $$-$$$ 2010 Fourth Ave; 206-441-1399; assaggioseattle.com Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar Seafood Breakfast all day. Seattle’s best happy hour, and views. Open daily from 6:30 am, Sun from 9 am Summer hours: serving until 8:30 pm. $$ 1517 Pike Place Market; 206-624-7166; athenianinn.com Bacco Cafe & Bistro Northwest/Italian Bacco fuses a mixture of Pacific Northwest cuisine with Italian fare. Serves breakfast all day. $$ 86 Pine St; 206-4435443; baccocafe.net Beecher’s Handmade Cheese American Pure and all-natural, award-winning artisan cheeses made on-site, plus mac & cheese, sandwiches, soups, drinks. Open daily 9am-6pm. $ 1600 Pike Pl; 206-322-1644; beechershand madecheese.com Belle Epicurean Cafe French Award-winning chef Carolyn creates authentic French pastries, soups, salads and desserts. Office catering and box lunches available. Free delivery. $$ 1206 Fourth Ave; 206-262-9404; belleepicurean.com Benihana Steak, chicken, seafood and sushi. Enjoy watching your chef right at your table! Sushi bar and cocktail lounge. Lunch M-F. Dinner daily. $$$ 1200 Fifth Ave; 206-6824686; benihanaseattlewa.com Japanese

Blue C Sushi - Downtown Seattle Seafood Whether it’s sit-down, build-your-own, or grab-and-go we’re ready to satisfy your sushi craving. $$-$$$ 1510 Seventh Ave; 206-467-4022; bluecsushi.com

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Blueacre Seafood Seafood Blueacre draws upon the vast array of wild seafood available from the U.S. coastal waters as well as carefully chosen sustainably farmed freshwater species. $$$ 1700 Seventh Ave; 206-659-0737; blueacreseafood.com BOKA Restaurant & Bar American Nearly 100% organic. Handcrafted cocktails, New and Old World wines; open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Weekend brunch & daily happy hour. $$ 1010 First Ave; 206-357-9000; bokaseattle.com Brasserie Margaux Restaurant & Bar Northwest It’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s definitely Northwest. Margaux’s innovative menu tempts you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $$ 401 Lenora St; 206-219-2224; margauxseattle.com The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House Northwest Seattle’s best oyster bar, stunning fresh seafood preparations and USDA prime grade steaks. Evening valet parking. $$$ 1212 Second Ave; 206-224-7000; thebrooklyn.com Bruno’s Mexican-Italian Restaurant Italian/Mexican Traditional Italian ambiance featuring Mexican and Italian favorites in downtown Seattle for 40 years. Full bar. Mon-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 11:30am-7:30pm. Family friendly. $ 1417 Third Ave; 206-622-3180; brunositaliandining. com Café 56 Seafood Casual fast service, award-winning fish ‘n’ chips, steamer clams and grilled salmon. Northwest microbrews. Seasonal outside seating. $$ 1201 Alaskan Way; 206-623-8043; cafe56.com

Café Campagne French Award-winning cuisine in the heart of Pike Place Market. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Weekend brunch & private dining. Daily summer breakfast (Memorial Day to Labor Day.) $$-$$$$ 86 Pine St; 206-728-2800; campagne restaurant.com The Capital Grill Steakhouse Dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and award-winning collection of over 400 wines. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm. Dinner: MonThu 5-10pm; Fri-Sat 4:30-11pm; Sun 4-9pm. $$$ 1301 Fourth Ave; 206-


382-0900; thecapitalgrille.com/ pages/loc.aspx?id=8030 Collections Cafe American Dishes created with fresh, local ingredients. Dale Chihuly’s colorful collections. Lunch, dinner or an afternoon bite. Open daily 11:30am to close. $$ 305 Harrison St; 206-753-4940; collectionscafe.com Copacabana Cafe South American Unique South American food. Outdoor dining. Bar specialty, beer and wine. Pike Place Market: Seattle’s own since 1907. $$ 1520 1/2 Pike Pl; 206-622-6359 The Crab Pot Seafood Home of the famous Seafeast and featured on Man vs. Food. Offering fun, family-style dining serving fresh local seafood. $$-$$$ 1301 Alaskan Way; 206-6241890; thecrabpotseattle.com Cutters Crabhouse Seafood Fresh seasonal seafood, sushi and Pike Place Marketinspired creations with views of Elliott Bay and the Olympics. Large parties welcome. $$-$$$ 2001 Western Ave; 206-448-4884; cuttersbayhouse.com Dahlia Lounge Northwest Dining at the Dahlia Lounge, Chef Tom Douglas’ imaginative and inventive restaurant, has become synonymous with a visit to Seattle. $$$ 2001 Fourth Ave; 206-682-4142; tomdouglas. com Daily Grill American Serving great food daily. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, fine wines, great martinis, professional service. Private dining available. Open 6am11pm. $$$ 629 Pike St; 206-6248400; dailygrill.com

Dragonfish Asian Cafe Pan Asian Critics’ choice Seattle “Top 10” restaurant, contemporary Pan-Asian cafe, full bar, private dining, late-night dining until 1am. $$$ 722 Pine St; 206-467-7777; dragonfishcafe.com El Gaucho - Seattle Steakhouse Seattle’s premier steakhouse featuring 28-day dry aged, Certified Angus Prime Beef, chops, poultry, seafood. Tableside service and full bar. $$$$ 2505 First Ave; 206-728-1337; elgaucho. com The Elephant and Castle Pub & Restaurant English An authentic taste of

Britain. Great pub food, extensive beer and scotch selection and all the atmosphere of the old country. $$ 1415 Fifth Ave; 206-624-9977; elephantcastle.com Elliott’s Oyster House Seafood Seattle waterfront—huge selection of fresh oysters, 21-foot oyster bar. Menu features fresh seafood. Lunch and dinner every day. Valet available for dinner. $$-$$$ 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56; 206-623-4340; elliottsoysterhouse. com Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar, Inc. Seafood 31 years in the market, Emmett Watson’s has a large selection of fresh oysters, seafood and produce. Daily except some holidays. $$ 1916 Pike Pl, Ste 16; 206448-7721 Etta’s Seafood Etta’s expansive menu features Seattle’s freshest seafood. Near the Pike Place Market. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri 11:30am-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm. Weekend brunch 9am-3pm. $$$ 2020 Western Ave; 206-443-6000; tomdouglas.com FareStart American Open weekdays for lunch and Thursdays for Guest Chef Night. All revenue helps fund FareStart’s training programs for the homeless. $$ 700 Virginia St; 206-267-7601; farestart.org

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar Seafood Experience the best in fresh Northwest seafood. Located at the end of Pier 57. Amazing waterfront views! Patio seating available. $$$ 1301 Alaskan Way; 206-6233500; fishermansrestaurant seattle.com Fonté Café and Wine Bar European Offering a European bistro experience with exceptional wine and food, world-class coffee and impeccable service. Across from Seattle Art Museum. $$ 1321 First Ave; 206-777-6193; fontecoffee. com The Fountain Bar & Lounge at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel Northwest Kick back and rest your feet after a day of shopping, sightseeing, or meetings. Situated at street level, our cozy, casual lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows so you can eye the urban action over refreshing microbrews, cocktails, and regional wines. $$ 1400 Sixth Ave; 206-621-9000; sheratonseattle. com/lobby-lounge

The Georgian Northwest The Georgian features Northwest cuisine prepared by Chef Gavin Stephenson in Seattle’s premier dining room. Breakfast and lunch daily; dinner Tue-Sat. $$$ 411 University St; 206-621-1700; fairmont.com/seattle Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant American Authentic German-style lager beers brewed on-site and contemporary American cooking with international flavors in an upscale, casual and fun setting. $$ 600 Pine St, Ste 401; 206-405-4205; gordonbiersch.com The Grill From Ipanema Brazilian An authentic Brazilian dining experience offering a wide variety of different cuts of meat and unlimited visits to the salad bar. Large parties welcome. $$$ 2313 First Ave; 206-457-4885; seattlegrillfromipanema.com Hard Rock Cafe American Classic American fare, rock ‘n’ roll, Seattle rock merchandise and authentic memorabilia from Seattle rock legends, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Hendrix and more. $$ 116 Pike St; 206-204-2233; hardrock.com/seattle Harried&Hungry Catering AMERICAN Locally owned 80-seat café just a block from Pike Place Market featuring delicious made-toorder sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, drinks and snacks. $-$$ 1415 Third Ave; 206-264-7900; orderhh.com Hook & Plow AMERICAN Bar and bistro supporting local farms and fishermen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with happy hour all week long. $$$ 2100 Alaskan Way; 206-2561040; hookandplow.com The Hunt Club Sorrento Hotel Northwest Hunt Club offers a refreshing approach to fine dining, featuring award-winning Northwest cuisine. $$$ 900 Madison St; 206-343-6156; hotelsorrento.com

icon Grill AMERICAN Elegant and richly whimsical, featuring “aroused Americana” dishes, reviewers report “Seattle restaurants don’t get much more visually or culinary interesting than icon Grill.” $$-$$$ 1933 Fifth Ave; 206-441-6330; icongrill.net

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Il Bistro ITALIAN Traditional Italian dining in the heart of the Pike Place Market. Dinner, late-night menu, bar until 2am. $$$ 93 Pike St, Ste A; 206682-3049; ilbistro.net

Il Fornaio ITALIAN Authentic Italian restaurant and bakery. Lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late-night dining. Conveniently located downtown at Pacific Place. $-$$$ 600 Pine St; 206-2640994; ilfornaio.com Ivar’s Acres of Clams Seafood Since 1938, the spectacular waterfront view and fresh seafood have made this one of Seattle’s favorite traditions. Lunch & dinner, outdoor fish bar. Banquet facilities. $-$$$ 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54; 206-624-6852; ivars.com Japonessa japanese Housing the latest talents of renowned Chef Billy Beach, Japonessa offers some of the best sushi Seattle has to offer. $$-$$$ 1400 First Ave; 206-971-7979; japonessa.com Juicy Cafe deli Fast, fresh and healthy juices, smoothies, salads, brown rice bowls, and sandwiches made to order. Open Mon-Fri, 8am to 7pm and 10am-4pm Sat. $ 725 Pike St; 206-682-6960; thejuicycafe. com JUNO Restaurant Northwest JUNO showcases the regional cuisines of North America, their abundance and variety. $$$ 700 Third Ave; 206-631-8080; junorestaurant.com Lecosho Northwest Experience Europeaninfluenced Northwest food, made with local and seasonal ingredients, fresh local seafood, house-made charcuterie and handmade pastas, with classic cocktails, beers and wines. $$$ 89 University St; 206623-2101; lecosho.com

Le Panier french We are primarily a bakery with all production on site. We do serve a full line of espresso drinks. $ 1902 Pike Pl; 206-441-3669; lepanier. com Lola Northwest Tom Douglas’ Lola features the classic produce of the Northwest mingled with the cooking styles of Greece. $$$ 2000 Fourth Ave; 206-441-1430; tomdouglas.com

Lowell’s Restaurant & Bar AMERICAN Three levels of water views, great NW cuisine and full service bar in the heart of the Pike Place Market. Open 7am-9pm daily. $ 1519 Pike Pl; 206-622-2036; eatatlowells.com Marché Iron Chef challenger highlights seasonal, full-flavored robust food and best wines by the glass. A flexible adventure exceptional in value and quality. Open daily. $$-$$$ 86 Pine St; 206-728-2800; marcheseattle.com French

Maximilien in the Market french Spectacular views—private dining, view patio. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Rated excellent from Zagat. $$$ 81 A Pike St; 206682-7270; maximilienrestaurant. com McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant Seafood Fresh seafood, menu printed daily, exhibition kitchen, lively bar, traditional setting. Lunch, dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$-$$$ 1103 First Ave; 206-623-5500; mccormickand schmicks.com

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NYC Hyatt Deli Market deli Eat in or take out. Breakfast and lunch. Sandwiches, soup & salad, beer and wine, snacks. Half a block from Convention Center. $-$$ 1520 Seventh Ave; 206-682-7011; grandseattle.hyatt.com/en/hotel/ dining/nycdelimarket.html O’Asian Restaurant CHINESE Upscale, modern Chinese cuisine: delicious dim sum, lunch specials, all-day menu. Sophisticated bar. Open daily. Private dining/ meeting space for 6-420. $$ 800 Fifth Ave, Ste Plaza 1; 206-264-1789; oasiankitchen.com P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - Seattle CHINESE P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 400 Pine St, Ste 136; 206-393-0070; pfchangs.com

McCormick’s Fish House & Bar Seafood Fresh seafood: 28-35 species available on daily printed menu. Lunch M-F, dinner nightly. VISA, MC, AMEX, DC, Discover. Reservations recommended. $-$$$$ 722 Fourth Ave; 206-682-3900; mccormicksfishhouse.com

Palace Ballroom Northwest Chic urban venue with amazing food and gracious service. Makes any occasion extraordinary with the award-winning cuisine of Tom Douglas Restaurants. $$$ 2100 Fifth Ave; 206-448-2001; tomdouglas.com/index. php?page=palace-ballroom

McDonald’s On Colman Dock FAST food Unique dining on Colman Dock ferry terminal. Outdoor seating, great views of ferries. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $ 801 Alaskan Way, Pier 52; 206-622-0365; mcdonalds. com

Palace Kitchen Northwest Chef and author Tom Douglas’ restaurant serves dinners nightly from 5pm-1am. All major credit cards. $$$ 2030 Fifth Ave; 206-448-2001; tomdouglas.com/ index.php?page=palace-kitchen

Metropole Seattle AMERICAN Fresh and natural ingredients. Pouring regional wine, beer and handcrafted beverages. Open daily. Classic and unique dishes with a NW flair! $$ 820 Pike St; 425444-5958; metropoleseattle.com

Metropolitan Grill STEAKHOUSE Rated one of the 10 best steakhouses in the country. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Private dining available. Valet parking every evening. $$$$ Second & Marion; 206-624-3287; themetropolitangrill. com Morton’s The Steakhouse STEAKHOUSE Dine on sumptuous

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USDA Prime steaks to the ageless sounds of Sinatra. Select your favorite wine from our award-winning list. Complimentary private Boardrooms available. $$$$ 1511 Sixth Ave; 206-223-0550; mortons.com

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Palomino Northwest Palomino is the upbeat city restaurant and bar famous for its familiar flavors, unique preparations and its friendly ambiance. $$-$$$ Sixth and Union; 206-6231300; r-u-i.com

Pike Place Chowder AMERICAN Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in America? National-award-winning chowder, sandwiches and salads. Open 11am-5pm daily. $ 1530 Post Alley; 206-267-2537; pikeplacechowder.com Pike Place Chowder - Pacific Place AMERICAN Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in


America? National-award-winning chowder, sandwiches and salads. Open 11am-5pm daily. $ 600 Pine St; 206-838-5680; pikeplace chowder.com Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar Northwest Place Pigalle, the quintessential Seattle restaurant. $$$-$$$$ 81 Pike St; 206-624-1756; placepigalle-seattle.com Potbelly Sandwich Shop Fourth & Pike AMERICAN Toasty warm sandwiches, salads, desserts, live music, as well as a friendly and fun staff. $ 1429 Fourth Ave; 206-623-0099; potbelly.com Potbelly Sandwich Shop - Third & Spring AMERICAN Toasty warm sandwiches, salads, desserts, live music, as well as a friendly and fun staff. $ 111 Third Ave; 206-467-4044; potbelly.com Purple Cafe & Wine Bar Northwest An urban retreat with stylish rustic elements featuring a Northwest inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine list. $$-$$$ 1225 Fourth Ave; 206-8292280; thepurplecafe.com Relish Burger Bistro AMERICAN A contemporary restaurant offering a modern twist on an American classic, combines Seattle’s culinary influence with gourmet burgers at downtown Seattle’s newest eatery. The menus feature all-American favorites, with an innovative Seattle twist. $$ 1900 Fifth Ave; 206-256-7697; relish bistroseattle.com Rhody on Spring Northwest Outdoor seating available. Located in Inn at Virginia Mason, 4 blocks from downtown. $ 1006 Spring St; 206-223-7654; innatvirginiamason.com RN74 FRENCH RN74 is an urban wine bar by Michael Mina celebrating Burgundy and the Pacific Northwest. $$-$$$ 1433 Fourth Ave; 206-4567474; michaelmina.net/restaurants/ locations/rnwa.php

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery AMERICAN Serving handcrafted ales and food daily from 11am. Our spacious full bar includes hourly pool tables and late-night menu. $$ 1333 Fifth Ave; 206-623-3070; rockbottom.com

Royal Argosy Dining Cruises Northwest Experience the Northwest’s breathtaking views, city skyline and live entertainment, as you enjoy an elegant brunch, lunch or dinner cruise. $$ 1101 Alaskan Way; 206-623-1445; royalargosy. com

views of Puget Sound, Six Seven reflects seasonally inspired cuisine highlighting naturally raised ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. TDD $$$$ 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67; 206-269-4575; edgewaterhotel.com

SkyCity Ruth’s Chris Steak House STEAKHOUSE Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon and vegetarian friendly. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour daily. Valet parking available. $$$ 727 Pine St; 206-624-8524; ruthschris.com Sandella’s Flatbread Café AMERICAN Premium-quality, healthconscious food that is also great tasting. $ 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 204; 206-467-4512; seattlesandellas.com

Sazerac Restaurant AMERICAN Sazerac Restaurant features American food with a Southern accent in a whimsical, contemporary decor. Serious fun and damn good food! $$$ 1101 Fourth Ave; 206-624-7755; sazeracrestaurant.com Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie Northwest One half of this Tom Douglas restaurant is devoted to Seattle’s fabulous local seafood; the other half to the herb-crusted meats from our glistening rotisserie. $$ 2010 Western Ave; 206-4360390; tomdouglas.com/index. php?page=seatown Serious Pie Downtown PIZZA Serious Pie features an apple-wood-burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house-made specialty. $$-$$$ 316 Virginia St; 206-838-7388; tomdouglas.com/restaurants/ serious-pie Shuckers Seafood The friendly pub-style setting at Shuckers is an ideal way to experience local seafood. Open daily for dinner; lunch Mon-Sat. $$$$ 411 University St; 206-6211700; fairmont.com/seattle/dining/ shuckers

Sisters European Snacks EUROPEAN Serving a variety of grilled European sandwiches, soups, gourmet salads and breakfast. Open daily 8am to 6pm. Pike Place Market. Seattle’s own since 1907. $ 1530 Post Alley, Ste 2A; 206-623-6723; sisterssnacks.com Six Seven at The Edgewater AMERICAN Featuring breathtaking

Northwest Revolving restaurant 500 ft. above Seattle. Valet parking. Free access to Observation Deck. Lunch, dinner Mon-Fri; brunch, dinner Sat-Sun. $$$-$$$$ 400 Broad St; 206-905-2100; spaceneedle.com

Sound View Cafe Northwest Featuring market fresh seafood & NW favorites on breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Excellent all day soup & salad bar. Gourmet sandwiches & daily specials. $$ 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 501; 206-623-5700; soundviewcafe.com Soup’s On! AMERICAN Gourmet soups to go. Eleven varieties daily. Open 10:30am-3pm Mon-Fri. MC VISA $$$$ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-625-9973; soupsonusa.com Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery AMERICAN Made-from-scratch, baked goods, sandwiches, organic salads, boxed breakfast and lunches, deli platters and more with same-day delivery service options. $ 1400 Fifth Ave (at Union); 877502-2837; specialtys.com Steelhead Diner Northwest Diner evolved. Smartcasual restaurant in the heart of the Pike Place Market featuring Pacific Northwest food and wine. Private dining available. $$$ 95 Pine St; 206-625-0129; steelheaddiner.com

Sullivan’s Steakhouse STEAKHOUSE 1940s Chicago-style steakhouse featuring the finest steaks and seafood, unparalleled martinis, and great live jazz! $$-$$$$ 621 Union St; 206-4944442; sullivansteakhouse.com Sushi Kudasai Northwest Quickness and quality rolled up in one. $$ 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 203; 206-839-4016; sushi kudasaiseattle.com Sweet Iron Waffles AMERICAN Made to order, pressed with authentic cast-iron Belgian waffle irons, using the best organic, local and natural ingredients. $ 1200 Third Ave; 206-682-3336; sweetironwaffles.com

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Tango Restaurant & Lounge SPANISH Tango Restaurant specializes in Latin-inspired cuisine. Taste our Spanish tapas, Cuban mojitos and South American ceviche! Dinner nightly. $$ 1100 Pike St; 206-583-0382; tangorestaurant. com Tap House Grill AMERICAN Featuring progressive urban cuisine consisting of steak, seafood, sushi and 160 beers on tap. Lunch, dinner, late night. $-$$ 1506 Sixth Ave; 206-816-3314; taphousegrill.com TASTE Restaurant and Events AMERICAN Simple yet upscale, reasonably priced foods created with fresh-from-the-Market ingredients. $$$ 1300 First Ave; 206-3321320; tastesam.com Thai Ginger THAI The freshest ingredients, brilliantly prepared in an environment reminiscent of Thailand. Open daily for cocktails, lunch and dinner. $$ 600 Pine St; 206-749-9100; thaiginger.com Tillicum Village NW Coast Indian Cultural Center & Restaurant Seafood NW Native American Cultural Center Restaurant, cruise, salmon dinner, “Dance on the Wind” cultural performance, gift gallery. $$ 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201; 206-623-1445; tillicumvillage. com Top of the Hilton Restaurant Continental Spectacular water, mountain & city views. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$ 1301 Sixth Ave at University; 206-624-0500; seattlehilton.com Toss’d Custom Salads AMERICAN Specializing in tossedto-order salads. Customize from over 30 ingredients. Grab-and-go salads, salad wraps and beverages also available for those on the go. $ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-682-6700

TRACE Northwest TRACE restaurant and bar offers a “localist” menu highlighting farm-fresh produce, sustainably caught seafood, flirty handcrafted cocktails. $$ 1112 Fourth Ave; 206-264-6060; traceseattle.com

The Triple Door PAN ASIAN Seattle’s best live music venue featuring legendary sound, fabulous drinks, the award-winning Asian cuisine of Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle. $$$ 216 Union 30

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Tulio Ristorante ITALIAN Seattle’s best Italian cuisine serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full bar. Reservations recommended. Private dining rooms available. All major credit cards. $$$ 1101 Fifth Ave; 206-624-5500; tulio.com Urbane Northwest Menu designed with a farm-to-table concept featuring local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. $$$ Hyatt at Olive 8; 206-676-4600; olive8.hyatt.com

Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant PAN ASIAN Seattle’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine and a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list. $$ 1401 Third Ave; 206-623-4450; wildginger.net The Yard House AMERICAN Great food, classic rock and 130 tap handles of craft ales and lagers. Open daily 11am for lunch, dinner and late-night dining. $$ 1501 Fourth Ave; 206-682-2087; yardhouse.com

Lake Union

Brave Horse Tavern PUB This boisterous tavern is enlivened with 26 taps, shuffle boards, dart boards, weekly beer events and live music. $ 310 Terry Ave N; 206971-0717; bravehorsetavern.com

Buca di Beppo ITALIAN Italian fare served in a charming and infectious atmosphere. Giant platters meant for sharing. Dinner M-F at 4pm; Sat-Sun open at 11am. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 701 Ninth Ave N; 206-BIG-A-BUT; bucadibeppo. com Chandler’s Crabhouse Seafood World’s finest crab, freshest seafood and prime steaks on beautiful Lake Union. Lunch and dinner daily, Saturday and Sunday brunch. $$$$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-223-2722; schwartzbros.com/ chandlers-crabhouse Cicchetti Kitchen & Bar Mediterranean Mediterranean cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. Views of city skyline. Craft cocktails and latenight food. $$ 2043 Eastlake Ave E; 206-859-4155; serafinaseattle. com/cicchetti

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Cuoco ITALIAN Cuoco offers handmade pasta from our open pasta kitchen with many private dining options. $$$ 310 Terry Ave N; 206-971-0710; cuoco-seattle.com

Daniel’s Broiler - Lake Union STEAKHOUSE A great steakhouse with spectacular views of South Lake Union. Private dining room seating for up to 80 guests. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 901 Fairview Ave; 206-223-2722; schwartzbros.com Duke’s Chowder House AMERICAN Award-winning chowders, fresh seafood, prize-winning Caesar salad, the best cheeseburger you ever tasted. Three locations. All major credit cards. $$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-283-8422; dukeschowderhouse.com Eastlake Bar & Grill AMERICAN Award-winning outdoor dining, Lake Union views, daily lunch, dinner and happy hour. Plasma screens, friendly service, affordable menu. $$ 2947 Eastlake Ave E; 206-957-7777; eastlakebarandgrill.com Ivar’s Salmon House Seafood Seattle’s authentic seafood experience. Stunning views of Seattle, waterfront dining. Open BBQ pit cooking of salmon and steaks. Banquet facilities. $-$$$ 401 NE Northlake Way; 206-6320767; ivars.com Lunchbox Laboratory AMERICAN This funkadelic restaurant boasts it’s home of “the BEST BURGER in America!” & features handcrafted shakes, crazy cocktails, private & outdoor dining. $ 1253 Thomas St; 206-621-1090; lunchboxlaboratory.com McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside Seafood Panoramic views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle. Fresh Northwest seafood and regional favorites. Lunch Mon-Fri. Dinner nightly. $$$ 1200 Westlake Ave N; 206-270-9052; harborsideseattle. com Mistral Kitchen AMERICAN Fine dining, casual dining, happy hour. Private lounges, lunch, brunch and more. Private groups welcome, catering available. $$$ 2020 Westlake; 206-6231922; mistral-kitchen.com Serafina Osteria and Enoteca ITALIAN Italian cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood


setting. A romantic favorite of locals for 22 years. Outdoor courtyard, live jazz Fri-Sun. $$-$$$$ 2043 Eastlake Ave E; 206-323-0807; serafinaseattle.com

menu. Dueling pianos, full bar, seats up to 400 people, different music styles nightly. $ 315 Second Ave S; 206-839-1300; ilove88keys.com

Serious Pie Westlake PIZZA Serious Pie features an apple-wood-burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house-made specialty. $$-$$$ 401 Westlake Ave N; 206-436-0050; seriouspiewestlake.com/index. php?page=location

CowGirls Inc AMERICAN Located in Pioneer Square, this dance saloon opens weekly from Thursday to Saturday, including before and after all sporting events. $$ 421 First Ave S; 206-340-0777; cowgirlsinc.com

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria PIZZA Serving wood-fired pizzas, salads, gelato and award-winning cocktails. Join us weekdays for our Aperitivo Italiano Happy Hour 3-6pm. $ 2200 Westlake, Ste 112; 206-624-4422; tuttabella.com

Jimmy’s On First AMERICAN Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1046 First Ave S; 206-204-9700; jimmysonfirst.com

Waterways Cruises & Events Northwest Unforgettable dinner, brunch, happy hour, lunch and holiday cruises aboard a beautiful yacht, with delicious Northwest cuisine, spectacular views and a Captain’s narration of sights. Private deck rentals are available on all dining cruises. $$$ 2441 N Northlake Way; 206-223-2060; waterways cruises.com

Queen Anne

World Sports Grille AMERICAN Northwest unique dining and entertainment complex where everybody can eat, drink and play. Electronic game room with the latest simulation games. $-$$ 731 Westlake Ave N; 206-223-0300; worldsportsgrille.com

Madison Park

Daniel’s Broiler STEAKHOUSE Small, plush, intimate USDA prime steakhouse in converted boathouse overlooking moored sailboats and Mount Rainier at Leschi on Lake Washington. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$ 200 Lake Washington Blvd; 206-329-4191; schwartz bros.com/daniels-broiler Madison Park Conservatory Northwest Madison Park Conservatory offers delicious plants and animals with a squeeze of lemon complemented with lovely wines and beautiful cocktails. $$$ 1927 43rd Ave E; 206- 324-9701; madisonparkconservatory.com

Pioneer Square

88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar PUB 7 days a week, 5pm-2am, free admission to hotel guests, full food

5 Spot

AMERICAN Seattle landmark for over 20 years. Home of the “American Food Festival Series.” Just up the hill from the Seattle Center. $$ 1502 Queen Anne Ave N; 206-2857768; chowfoods.com/5-spot

Canlis Restaurant Northwest Seattle’s fine dining landmark for more than 61 years; faultless service, impeccable cuisine and one of the world’s most celebrated wine cellars. $$$$ 2576 Aurora Ave N; 206-283-3313; canlis.com The Melting Pot - Seattle continental A unique & interactive fondue dining experience perfect for date nights, family celebrations, office functions & everything in between. Early & late night happy hours. $$$ 14 Mercer St; 206-3781208; meltingpot.com Palisade Restaurant Northwest Palisade—Where Seattle celebrates! At the foot of Magnolia Bluff at Elliott Bay Marina. Lunch, brunch, dinner, catering/private room. $$$ Elliott Bay Marina; 206-285-1000; palisaderestaurant. com Ponti Seafood Grill Seafood Award-winning Northwest seafood and Pacific Rim “fusion” cuisine. Elegant fine dining on Seattle’s ship canal. Outdoor waterside dining, private rooms. $$$ 3014 Third Ave N; 206-284-3000; pontiseafoodgrill.com Quincy’s Chargrilled Burgers FAST food Real charbroiled burgers, shakes, fries, onion rings and local microbrews served in a fast, friendly

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T.S. McHugh’s Restaurant & Pub IRISH Great steaks, seafood, potpies and salads. Full bar with 21 draught beers. Children welcome. 1 block to Seattle Center. $-$$ 21 Mercer St; 206-282-1910; tsmchughs.com Ten Mercer AMERICAN World-class cuisine... Neighborhood scene. Flavorforward foods, award-winning wine list. One-way cab from downtown hotels, valet. $$$ 10 Mercer St; 206-691-3723; tenmercer.com

West Seattle

Endolyne Joe’s AMERICAN Featuring food of the Americas with an ever-changing thematic menu. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & happy hour daily. $$ 9261 45th Ave SW; 206-9372325; chowfoods.com/endolynejoes Fresh Bistro AMERICAN International bistro cuisine w/ fresh locally sourced ingredients and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Perfect for end-of-day drinks and happy hour. Accommodates up to 16 for private dining. $$ 4725 42nd Ave SW; 206-935-3733; freshbistroseattle.com Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood Grill Seafood Spectacular waterfront view. Award-winning cuisine. Outdoor dining. Weekend piano brunch. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly. Free limo bus service. $$-$$$$ 1936 Harbor Ave SW; 206-937-1600; saltys.com/seattle

SURROUNDING AREAS Bellevue/Eastside

Anthony’s HomePort - Kirkland Seafood Waterfront dining on the Bellevue/Eastside of Lake Washington featuring fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. Dinner, Sunday brunch, outside dining, banquet room. $-$$ 135 Lake St S, Kirkland; 425-822-0225; anthonys. com Barking Frog Northwest Award-winning bistro featuring fresh American regional cuisine with Pacific Northwest influences and extensive Northwest wine collection. $$$-$$$$ 14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-4242999; willowslodge.com

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Beach Cafe Northwest Features fresh, familiar favorites and refreshing cocktails. Outdoor or indoor lakeside dining for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. $$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-889-0303; ybbeachcafe.com

bin on the lake Northwest Wine bar and restaurant features 80 wines by the glass, delectable cuisine and views of Lake Washington from every table. $$$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-8035595; binonthelake.com The Crab Pot - Bellevue Seafood Offering fun, family-style dining serving fresh local seafood. Located on beautiful Lake Bellevue with outdoor deck seating. Ample parking. $$$ 2 Lake Bellevue Dr, Bellevue; 425-455-2244; crabpot bellevue.com Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar Northwest An upscale wine bar in the heart of Bellevue offering over 50 Northwest premium wines all available by the glass. $$ 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-6381000; westin.com/bellevuewa Daniel’s Broiler - Bellevue STEAKHOUSE USDA prime steaks, fresh seafood, award-winning wine list, piano bar, spectacular views. Lunch Mon-Fri. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 10500 NE Eighth St, Ste 2100, Bellevue; 425-462-4662; schwartzbros. com/daniels-broiler El Gaucho - Bellevue STEAKHOUSE The Northwest’s legacy for premium steaks and seafood. Dinner nightly 5pm-close. Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm. $$$$ 450 108th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-2715; elgaucho.com/ elgaucho/index.htm The Herbfarm Restaurant Northwest World-class, Four Star, Five Diamond restaurant serving regional ingredients in themed menus that follow the rhythms of the seasons on land and sea. $$$$ 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-485-5300; theherbfarm. com Jonah’s Restaurant AMERICAN Enjoy our newly renovated Jonah’s Restaurant and Lounge, where our guests choose from a wide range of menu selections that include steaks, seafood, freshly prepared salads and desserts. Room service is also available. $$ 11211 Main St, Bellevue; 425-698-4412; 32

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redlion.com/our-hotels/washington /bellevue/dining Le Petit Terroir ITALIAN Food for wine. Take out, delivery, carry out. Le Petit Terroir offers casual Mediterraneaninspired cuisine created by Executive Chef Kevin Sarbora. $$$ 14455 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-296-2525; lpterroir. com Lot No.3 AMERICAN Lot No. 3 combines comfort food, classic cocktails, and craft brews in a vintage-industrial inspired space. $$ 460 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-440-0025; lotno3. com

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Bellevue CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$. 525 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-6373582; pfchangs.com Purple Cafe & Wine Bar Bellevue Northwest Northwest-inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine selection. $$$ 430 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-5026292; thepurplecafe.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House Bellevue STEAKHOUSE Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon and vegetarian friendly. Lunch, dinner, happy hour daily. $$$$ 565 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-451-1550; ruthschris.com Sam’s Restaurant @ The Sheraton Bellevue AMERICAN Newly renovated, Sam’s Restaurant offers local favorites including Pacific Northwest seafood, local produce, and Starbucks Coffee®. Dining is offered daily. $$ 100 - 112th Ave NE; 425-455-3330; sheraton.com/bellevue

Tap House Grill Bellevue AMERICAN Progressive urban cuisine featuring steak, seafood and sushi. Largest selection of Northwest beers on tap, as well as private dining. $-$$ 550 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-467-1730; taphousegrill.com Trellis Northwest Wine-country-style restaurant featuring locally grown, fresh ingredients—many from Chef’s own five-acre garden. True “farm-to-table” cuisine. $$$ 220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-2845900; trellisrestaurant.net

Volterra ITALIAN Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour daily 12-6pm. Extensive wine list. $$$ 121 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-2027201; volterrarestaurant.com

Wild Ginger at the Bravern PAN ASIAN Bellevue’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, an award-winning wine list, happy hour and dim sum. $$$ 11020 NE Sixth St, Ste 90, Bellevue; 425-495-8889; wildginger. net

SeaTac/Tukwila

Anthony’s HomePort - Des Moines Marina Seafood Waterfront dining near SeaTac Airport. Casual dining in the “Oyster Bar & Grill.” Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Outside decks, banquet room. $-$$ 421 S 227th, Des Moines; 206-824-1947; anthonys. com BJ’s Restaurant AMERICAN Specializing in deep-dish pizza and handcrafted brews. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. $$ 1159 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila; 206-439-7500; bjsbrewhouse. com

Sear Northwest Our award-winning restaurant in Redmond, WA features Pacific Northwest ingredients with Mediterranean influences. $$ 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond; 425-4984000; marriott.com/hotels/hotelinformation/restaurant/seamcredmond-marriott-town-center

Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar Northwest Relish fresh farm-totable local and regional bounty. Open daily for lunch 11:30am to 2pm and for dinner 5:30am-9:30pm. $$$ 18525 36th Ave S, Seattle; 206901-9268; cedarbrooklodge.com/ eat.php

Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar ITALIAN Exceptional Italian dining, over 60 wines by the glass. Lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour twice a day! $$$ 16499 NE 74th St, Ste 255, Redmond; 425-881-4400; schwartz bros.com/spazzo

Gateway Grill AMERICAN Casual/fine dining in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$ 18118 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-244-6666; radisson.com/ seattlewa_seatac

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Mascio’s Italian Specialty Foods ITALIAN A premier gourmet manufacturer of arancini appetizers (risotto croquettes). The Mascio’s line includes delicious savory and dessert arancini. $ 1225 S Angelo St, Seattle; 206-767-4700; mascios.net

Rainforest Cafe AMERICAN Your adventure is about to begin! This re-created rain forest is a tropical wonderland featuring phenomenal food and sensational shopping. $$ 161 Southcenter, Seattle; 206-248-8882; rainforest cafe.com Salty’s at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill Seafood Hidden gem on Puget Sound minutes from Sea-Tac Airport. World-class seafood, steaks, service and smiles! Outdoor dining. Bar. Free parking. $$-$$$$ 28201 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines; 253-946-0636; saltys.com/redondo

Seven Hills Grille Northwest Featuring distinctive Pacific Northwest cuisine in a casual, trendy and lively atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$$ 17338 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-2481000 ext 2121; hi-seatac.com Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops STEAKHOUSE Featuring prime beef. Extensive wine list with over 300 choices from the Northwest and around the world. Open daily. TDD $$$ 17620 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-248-7153; spencersfor steaksandchops.com

served in a fun, uniquely bearthemed atmosphere, by friendly, committed and knowledgeable employees. $ 1441 E Washington St, Sequim; 360-681-8756; hiesequim. com Greenlake Bar & Grill AMERICAN A favorite spot for locals & visitors. Affordable & diverse menu, lake views. Open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour. $$ 7200 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle; 206-729-6179; neighborhoodgrills. com Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing Seafood Waterfront dining and spectacular views at this historic ferry landing 30 min. north of Seattle, plus an outdoor fish bar. $-$$$ 710 Front St, Mukilteo; 425742-6180; ivars.com P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Lynnwood CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood; 425-9212100; pfchangs.com

SPECIALTY Belltown

The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company Seattle’s only downtown cupcake shop specializing in Italian Butter Cream...sweet, simple, and sophisticated! Fresh baked daily, never mass produced. $ 2209 Fourth Ave; 206-441-4240; theyellowleaf cupcake.com

Capitol Hill

North

Anthony’s HomePort - Edmonds Marina Seafood Dine on the Edmonds waterfront and enjoy fresh Northwest seafood at its best! Casual dining at Anthony’s Beach Cafe. Outside decks, banquets. $-$$ 456 Admiral Way, Edmonds; 425771-4400; anthonys.com Anthony’s HomePort - Everett Seafood Fresh Pacific Northwest seafood at its best in a unique waterfront fishing village atmosphere! Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Outside deck. $-$$ 1726 W Marine View Dr, Everett; 425-252-3333; anthonys.com Black Bear Diner AMERICAN 128 seats. At Black Bear Diner, our mission is to be the pre-eminent family dining concept, providing excellent food and value,

Cupcake Royale-Capitol Hill Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy madefrom-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and handcrafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s best! $ 1111 E Pike St; 206-8837656; cupcakeroyale.com

Downtown

Ceres Roasting Company From its inception in 2008, Ceres Roasting Company has been smallbatch roasting gourmet cinnamonglazed almonds and pecans at various locations in Seattle. Now open daily at the Seattle Center Armory serving locally roasted organic espresso. $ 305 Harrison St; 206-399-9259; ceresroasting company.com Chocolate Box Try the Chocolate Box Experience and the Urban Wine Tour. Also

selling Northwest chocolates and wines. Group rates and gift baskets available. $-$$ 106 Pine St; 206443-3900; sschocolatebox.com Chukar Cherry Company Taste the Best of Nature, Best of Chocolate®! Our pure food treats are freshly made utilizing Washington’s fruitful bounty. $-$$ 1529 Pike Pl, Ste B; 206-623-8043; chukar. com Cupcake Royale-Downtown Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy madefrom-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and handcrafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s best! $ 108 Pine St; 206-8837656; cupcakeroyale.com Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe Enjoy deliciously different bagels with Mediterranean-inspired spreads, soups, salads, and other specialties. Open 7 days a week. See eltana.com. $$ 1538 12th Ave; 206-724-0660; eltana.com Fran’s Chocolates Celebrating 30 years of handcrafting artisan confections in Seattle. First & Union across from the Seattle Art Museum. Shipping available. Mon-Sat 9:30am-7:30pm. Sun 11am-6pm. $-$$ 1325 First Ave; 206-322-0233; franschocolates. com Indi Chocolate Delicious artisan small-batch dark chocolate made from the beans we directly source. Try our chocolate bodycare too (lotions, lip balms, scrubs). $ 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 527; 425243-2089; indichocolate.com Kress IGA Supermarket Downtown Seattle’s largest fullservice supermarket featuring: groceries, deli, produce, meat, bakery, beer, wine & catering. 7am10pm, seven days a week. $-$$ 1423 Third Ave; 206-749-9500; kressiga. com KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn Fun and nostalgic shop. Finestquality popcorn in 20 amazing flavors. Free samples of our flavors. Fresh batches all day. $ 215 Pike St; 206-623-8000; kukuruza.com

Mt. Townsend Creamery - Pike Place Tasting Room Handcrafted cheeses that showcase the unique terroir of the Olympic Peninsula. Local cow’s milk reflects NW flavor. Free samples! Open everyday (left of the pig)! $-$$ 89 Pike St; 360-379-0895; mttownsendcreamery.com

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Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe Gourmet deli in the Pike Place Market featuring award-winning sandwiches, soups and salads, northwest specialty foods, craft beer, wine and gift baskets. Open daily. $ 1926 Pike Pl; 206-443-1926; pearatpikeplace.com Pike Place Fish 120 varieties of seafood, from shellfish to salmon. Delivery to hotels, 7-10pm. We ship fish anywhere in the U.S. Open daily. $$$ 86 Pike Pl; 206-682-7181; pikeplacefish. com Pure Food Fish Market Specializing in fresh seafood. We pack seafood-to-go for 48 hours. Smoked or fresh salmon, fresh crab. We ship anywhere in the world. Open daily. $$ 1515 Pike Place Market; 206-622-5765; fresh seafood.com Quintessential Gourmet The combinations and tastes are endless. Enjoy over 50 of the finest EVOO’s and balsamic vinegars. 10am-6:30pm everyday. $-$$ 2001 Western Ave, Ste 100; 206-4674856; quintessentialgourmet.com

Trophy Cupcakes Our historic Wallingford Center location is near and dear to our hearts— it was our very first location and is home to our Party Room. Voted Seattle’s “Best Cupcake Shop” four years running, Trophy is your source for dreamy desserts. 1815 45th St, Seattle; 206-632-7020; trophy cupcakes.com Top Pot Doughnuts Over 40 varieties of hand-forged doughnuts and fresh-roasted coffee. $ 2124 Fifth Ave; 206-7281966; toppotdoughnuts.com Westlake Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2210 Westlake Ave; 206-621-9700; wholefoodsmarket. com/node/6779

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Interbay Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2001 15th Ave W; 206352-5440; wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/interbay

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21 Acres Sustainable farm and nonprofit school; retail marketplace for farm products, event rental space; electric car charging stations, green-built systems. 13701 NE 17th St SE, Woodinville; 425-4811500; 21acres.org Bellevue Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 888 116th Ave NE; 425462-1400; wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/bellevue

Roosevelt Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 1026 NE 64th St, Seattle; 206-985-1500; wholefoods market.com/node/6699

South

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt Come enjoy the freshest ice cream in town. With thousands of combinations, there’s no palate we can’t satisfy. Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt makes your dessert upon order, giving you the freedom to customize each ingredient to fit your craving! It’s pure deliciousness flash frozen with liquid nitrogen. $ 31653 Pacific Hwy S, Ste A, Federal Way; 253-9413248; subzeroicecream.com

Boehm’s Candies, Inc. Candy manufacturing and retail sales. European chalet, candy factory and adjacent Swiss chapel. Tours by appointment only. Retail store open daily. $ 255 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah; 425-392-6652; boehmscandies.com Redmond Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 17991 Redmond Way; 425-881-2600; wholefoodsmarket. com/stores/redmond

The Pike Brewing Company Seattle’s classic shrine to beer featuring ales brewed on premise, local wines, cheeses, and sustainable pub fare. Free Wi-Fi. Daily 11am12am. $$ 1415 First Ave; 206-6226044; pikebrewing.com

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BEER Downtown

Starbucks Coffee Company Leading retailer, roaster and specialty coffee in North America with retail stores serving espresso, drip coffee and a variety of whole beans. $ 2401 Utah Ave S, Seattle; 206903-8224; starbucks.com

Fremont Brewing Company Business hours: Sunday to Wednesday 11am to 8pm, Thursday to Saturday 11am to 9pm. Because beer matters. $ 3409 Woodland Park Ave N; 206-420-2407; fremont brewing.com

Tully’s Coffee Seattle’s largest fully handcrafted coffee roaster, with more than 65 coffee shops located within Washington state. Taste the Tully’s Difference. $ 3100 Airport Way S, Seattle; 206-233-2070; tullyscoffeeshops. com

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North

The Gift Gourmet Custom gourmet food gift baskets featuring salmon, cheese, crackers, coffee, cookies, chocolates, wine, micro beer and so much more! 425-483-9694; thegiftgourmet. com Lynnwood Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2800 SW 196th St SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-1320; whole foodsmarket.com/stores/lynnwood

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Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant Brewery tours daily. Pyramid’s fine lineup of craft beers is complemented by a full selection of upscale pub fare. $$-$$$ 1201 First Ave S; 206-68-BEERS; pyramidbrew. com

Bellevue/Eastside

Redhook Ale Brewery Tours available daily at Woodinville brewery. Call for times. Redhook collectibles, food, ale sampling and visitor center. $$ 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-483-3232; redhook.com

SPIRITS Downtown

Downtown Spirits Specialty spirits, wine and craft


beer emporium conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle. 2300 Seventh Ave; 206-812-6591; downtown-spirits. com Westland Distillery Westland Distillery produces American single-malt-whiskey in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Open daily for tours and tastings. 2931 First Ave S, Seattle; 206-7677250; westlanddistillery.com

Fremont

Fremont Mischief Distillery Steampunk meets the speakeasy at Seattle’s premiere craft distillery. Handcrafted whiskey, vodka, and gin. Visit our tasting room in Fremont today. $ 136 N Canal St; 206-547-0838; fremontmischief. com

WINE Downtown

The Tasting Room - Wines of Washington For a small fee, wine lovers can taste artisan wines from some of Washington state’s best boutique wineries. Hours: Sun-Thu 12pm8pm, Fri-Sat open noon-10pm. 1924 Post Alley; 206-770-9463; winesofwashington.com The Vude-Hand of Gods of Wines The VUDE (Velvet Underground Dining Experience) is an event space and foodie paradise where chefs and beverage purveyors can collaborate to create extraordinary dining experiences. 308 Ninth Ave N; 206-855-5521; handofgodwines. com Washington State Wine Commission Representing licensed wineries and wine grape growers in Washington state; providing marketing to raise positive awareness of the Washington state wine industry. 1201 Western Ave; 206-667-9463; washingtonwine.org

Queen Anne

Wine Outlet Unique, intimate, customizable parking, professional, wine bar, classroom, great for cooking classes, deck, outdoor, inviting, kitchen, 3 event spaces, education, team building. 946 Elliott Ave W; 206-285-1129; wineoutlet eventspace.com

Bellevue/Eastside

Airfield Estates Winery Family-owned and operated winery. Our tasting room honors and pays tribute to our aviation heritage. Open daily noon-5pm. 14450 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Woodinville; 425-877-1006; airfieldwines.com/ visit_us/woodinville.php Alexandria Nicole Cellars Join us to taste award-winning wines from our estate winery. We handcraft small lots in an elegantly approachable style. 810 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-487-9463; alexandrianicolecellars.com Brian Carter Cellars Celebrated Washington winemaker Brian Carter shares his collection of unique blended style wines at our Woodinville tasting room. Open noon-5pm daily. 14419 Woodinville-Redmond Rd (SR-202), Woodinville; 425-806-9463; briancartercellars.com Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Washington’s most prestigious winery. Complimentary tours and wine tasting, 10am-5pm daily. Picnic areas, wine shop, concerts, corporate events and more. 14111 NE 145th St; 425-415-3632, Woodinville; ste-michelle.com Columbia Winery Washington’s first premium winery. Tastings Sun-Sat 11am-6pm, Fri 11am-7pm. A great way to experience our portfolio of wines. 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-4827490; columbiawinery.com DeLille Cellars Winery The only winery in the Top 100 Wines of the World for two years in a row. Delivering a remarkable wine-tasting experience with exceptional handcrafted wines. Visit our Carriage House Tasting Room, open daily. 20 minutes from Seattle. 14208 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-877-9472; delillecellars.com Dusted Valley Vintners Dusted Valley is a family-owned winery proudly celebrating 10 years of growing and crafting spectacular Washington state wine in the Walla Walla Valley. 14465 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-4887373; dustedvalley.com EFESTE Our relaxed, arid tasting room is a pleasantly warm room beside our cellar where our award-winning wines are crafted. 19730 144th Ave

NE, Woodinville; 425-398-7200; efeste.com J. Bookwalter Tasting Studio Offering guests wine tastings daily: Sunday through Thursday 12pm-5pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm-6pm. Tasting studio available for private event rentals. 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg B, Woodinville; 509627-5000; bookwalterwines.com

Mark Ryan Winery Mark Ryan Winery is an independent producer of award-winning wines from Washington state. Open seven days a week. 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg A-1, Woodinville; 206-910-7967; markryanwinery.com Northwest Cellars Our winery and tasting room is located in Kirkland, only 15 minutes from downtown Seattle. Come in for a wine tasting and try our awardwinning wines! 11909 124th Ave NE, Kirkland; 206-601-9217; northwest cellars.com Novelty Hill - Januik Winery Experience, explore, entertain. Private event space available. Open daily for wine tasting and winery tours. 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Woodinville; 425-4818317; noveltyhilljanuik.com Pepper Bridge Winery/Amavi Cellars Tasting Room Tasting room for Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery. Open 12pm5pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm-6pm Friday through Sunday. 14810 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 509-525-3541; pepperbridge.com

Sparkman Cellars Sparkman Cellars. Family. Quality of life. Damn fine wine. Right in Woodinville. Stop by Thursday-Monday, 1pm-6pm. 19501 144 Ave NE, Ste E 400, Woodinville; 425-398-1045; sparkmancellars.com Woodinville Wine Country Woodinville Wine Country offers an abundance of fine wineries producing world-class wines just 25 minutes from downtown Seattle. PO Box 2114, Woodinville; 425-2054394; woodinvillewinecountry.com

Eastern WA

Charles Smith Wines & K Vintners Food & Wine Magazine’s winemaker of the year, Charles Smith, produces highly acclaimed wines from Washington’s top vineyards. Visit us today! 35 S Spokane St, Spokane;

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509-526-5230; charlessmithwines. com Cooper Wine Company Red Mountain Winery with tasting room. Call for hours and/or appointment. Normal hours noon-5pm (7days/week), seasonal hours noon5pm Friday-Monday. We specialize in classic bordeaux wines. 35306 N Sunset Rd, Benton City; 509588-2667; cooperwinecompany. com Dunham Cellars Dunham Cellars is located near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains in Walla Walla. Our tasting room is open for tasting and informal tours 11am-4pm daily. 150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla; 509-5294685; dunhamcellars.com Terra Blanca Family-owned boutique winery and vineyard on Red Mountain in Washington Wine Country. Tasting room and event facility. Everyday 11am6pm. 34715 N DeMoss Rd, Benton City; 509-588-6082; terrablanca. com

Western WA

Island Vintners-Wine Tasting Three Bainbridge Island wineries serving locally made wine and offering Northwest meats and cheeses. Open seven days a week. 450 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; 206-650-4753; islandvintners. com Wineries of Bainbridge Island Experience Washington’s wonderful wines! Tasting rooms an easy walk from the ferry and winery tours on select weekends. 206-780-0905; bainbridgewineries.com

TOURS Bon Vivant Wine Tours Guided small group (under 10) wine tours from Seattle to area wineries and all Washington state wine regions. 206-524-8687; bonvivant tours.com The Cycle Saloon Seattle We provide pub crawls and brewery tours around Ballard on a 16-person pedal-powered vehicle. Operates daily 10am-10pm. 206-678-7211; thecyclesaloon.com Local Craft Tours Local craft distillery tour company open Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm. 500 Fifth Ave W, Ste 502; 206-4553740; localcrafttours.com 36

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Road Dog’s Seattle Brewery Tour Taste tours of Seattle’s best breweries. Our daily tours include beer samples, transportation, education, souvenir pint glasses and shirts! 3 hours/3 breweries 800 Fifth Ave, Ste 112; 206-2499858; seattlebrewerytour.com Savor Seattle Food Tours Join us on a delicious food and cultural tour and eat your way through Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, and other tasty Seattle neighborhoods. 1501 Western Ave, Ste 301; 206-209-5485; savorseattletours.com Seattle Bites Food Tours Nibble on historic tidbits while noshing your way through this Pike Place Market walking food tour. Come meet our friends! Pike Place Market; 425-888-8837; seattlebites foodtours.com Seattle Food Tours Taste Seattle’s dynamic culinary scene on a delicious walking food tour of Pike Place Market, Belltown or Capitol Hill. Our progressive dinners offer an opportunity to experience multiple restaurants in 2.5 hrs. Pike Place Market; 206-725-4483; seattlefoodtours.com Seattle Wine Tours Seattle & Woodinville wine tours for 2 to 52! Our knowledgeable chauffeur guides and quality vehicles have made us the premier choice for wine touring & tasting in Washington state. 15701 Nelson Pl; 206-444-9463; seattlewinetours. com White Moustache Urban Adventure Co. Home of the ultimate eating tour. We guide you through the tasty underbelly of Seattle’s gastronomical playground. Let’s eat! 19011 Eighth Ave NW; 206-552-0950; whitemoustache.com

RESTAURANT REFERRAL edibleSEATTLE The only magazine celebrating the Pacific Northwest food scene with a guide to local dining. Available on newsstands everywhere. 1752 NW Market St, Ste 131; 206-605-9005; edibleseattle.com Gluten Intolerance Group of North America Eating gluten causes continuous

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health hazards. We monitor food industries, educate, and support consumers to be able to live glutenfree lives. 31214 124th Ave SE; 253833-6655; gluten.net Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services Restaurant reservations and information, discount attraction pass sales, attractions/tours information. High-quality personal service and visitor information, brought to you by Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, First Fl (Seventh & Pike); 206-4615888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc

Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Washington State Convention Center / Lobby Level; 206-461-5888; visit seattle.org/visitors/ccc Seattle Wine Awards Taste Washington’s Gold & Double-Gold Award-winning wines at your upcoming conference or trade show, a very special touch to remember. 1733 45th Ave SW; 206853-4677; seattlewineawards.com TripAdvisor.com TripAdvisor features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more. 617-795-7725; tripadvisor.com Where to Eat Guide & Associates Seattle’s #1 restaurant guide with sample menus and maps. Ask for it at your hotel or visit us online at theeatguide.com. 541-610-4122; wheretoeatguide.com


Seattle’s Award Winning Restaurant & Bar in the HEART of Pike Place Market

Open at 7AM every day!

Lowell’s opens every day of the week for breakfast, lunch, dinner & cocktails at 7AM on all 3 floors! Overlooking Puget Sound with panoramic wall to wall windows, Lowell’s unique “hideaway” is recognized as the friendliest bar in Seattle!

1519 Pike Place Market, Seattle 206-622-2036 • www.eatatlowells.com


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Named “Best Boutique Downtown Seattle 2012” In a welcoming atmosphere, sandylew carries great lines from the US, Australia, Croatia, France, Italy, Japan, and more! Located between Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market Open every day 11am to 6pm

Trying stuff works in all conditions. SHOP OUR STORE : SEATTLE 290 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 206-441-7719


Shop Seattle

Local designers dabble in everything from cashmere and leather to sequins and snow gear. use these styles to inspire your Emerald city shopping spree.

INDULGE Seattle’s Hot Shops

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HIT THE TOWN

‘Colton’ leather and cashmere jacket by local designer Wyatt Orr ($825), Les Amis, 3420 Evanston Ave N; 206-632-2877; lesamis-inc.com; jaleh clothing peplum tank ($98), jalehclothing.com; Maje ‘Dressage’ neoprene skirt ($285), nordstrom, 500 Pine St; nordstrom.com; Brass ‘Lunar’ cuff bracelet ($150) and ‘Queen’ necklace ($575) by local jeweler Faris, farisfaris.com; Plomo ‘Vir’ cutout booties ($348), clementine Shoes, 4447 California Ave SW; 206-9359400; clementines.com Also try: Lambs Ear Shoes, 617 N 35th St; lambsear shoes.com; jack Straw, 1117 First Ave; jstraw.com; Ketch, 5317 Ballard Ave NW; ketchshop.com

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Coal Headwear ‘The Winters’ beanie ($24), Snowboard connection, 263 Yale Ave N; snowboardconnection.com; Kavu ‘Fuzz Meister’ fleece jacket ($130), 5419 Ballard Ave NW; kavu.com; crescent down Works Italian vest ($275), crescentdownworks.com; Teva ‘Kimtah’ hiking boots ($140), REI, 222 Yale Ave N; rei.com; Ride Snowboards pants ($200), Evo, 3500 Stone Way N; evo.com Also try: Filson, 1555 Fourth Ave S; filson.com; Mountain hardwear 250 Pine St; mountainhardwear.com; columbia Sportswear, 290 Pine St; columbia.com; Eddie bauer, 600 Pine St, Ste 230; eddiebauer.com

‘Gold Plated’ sequin cocktail dress ($2,800), Luly yang couture, 1218 Fourth Ave, 206-623-8200; lulyyang. com; DV by Dolce Vita ‘Dollie’ pumps ($89), nordstrom Also try: butch blum, 1408 Fifth Ave, butchblum.com; barneys new york, 600 Pine St, barneys.com; Mario’s, 1513 Sixth Ave, marios.com

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E. Smith Mercantile

One-Stop Shop

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by AMANDA CASTLEMAN

Douglas, presides over Assembly Hall, a 10,000-square-foot patchwork-quilt of retail in Belltown. Opened this summer, it houses a deli, the maestro’s take on Asian-American cuisine at TanakaSan, and garden store Zinnia Garden Bench, where customers can build their own terrariums and shop for seedlings. On the more adorable end of the spectrum lies the Free Range Mercantile. True to its name, this converted, pea soup–green school bus sets up shop around town to peddle its sustainable products, from laundry lines and dish towels to beeswax candles and organic cotton sheets. See it cruising the neighborhood, or find out where it’s headed on Facebook. The epicenter of eclectic funkiness, however, might be sprawling Melrose Market on Capitol Hill. This complex inhabits a wedge of old automotive warehouses, where concrete columns, red-brick walls, and old-growth Douglas Fir beams bring vintage charm to 13 businesses. Here you’ll find a delightful mix of handmade soaps, pottery, books, and blooms at Marigold and Mint and an array of home furnishings and tableware at Butter

Home. Another highlight: Sitka & Spruce, a locavore eatery that deploys foraged ingredients like morels and beach grass, from James Beard Award–winning chef Matt Dillon. Marigold and Mint

Assembly Hall 2121 Sixth Ave; assemblyhallseattle.com • Butter Home Melrose Market; butterhomeseattle.com • E. Smith Mercantile 208 First Ave S; esmithmercantile. com • Free Range Mercantile facebook.com/freerangemercantile • Marigold and Mint marigoldandmint.com • Melrose Market 1501-1535 Melrose Ave; melrosemarket seattle.com • Sitka & Spruce Melrose Market; sitkaandspruce.com • TanakaSan Assembly Hall; tanakasanseattle.com • Zinnia Garden Bench Assembly Hall; zinnia bench.com • HFor more info on Visit Seattle shopping partners; go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/shopping-and-fashion

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ouglas Fir tea. Antler bottle openers. A cardigan hand-knit using an ancient First Nations technique. Even the most casual glance at E. Smith Mercantile’s stock proves this isn’t your grandparents’ store. It’s your great-great-grandparents’ store. Over the last few years, mercantiles have sprung up around Seattle, hearkening back to the straightforward shopping of frontier towns. Denim crowds shelves beside tools, apothecary potions, and hand-forged foods. Jessie Poole drew on her family’s heritage in a small gold-mining town when she opened E. Smith Mercantile, a general store in the freshly energized Pioneer Square area. Patrons can even belly up to a small bar for buttered radishes and slow-cooked short ribs, alongside retro craft cocktails like the Ford (gin, Dolin blanc, orange bitters, and Benedictine). But most are distracted by shelves stocked with everything from ceramic “tinware” bowls to Big Sur–inspired soap, made with tree pitch, plant sap, and organic coconut. Meanwhile, Seattle’s alpha-chef, Tom


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INTERACT WITH THE COMPUTERS THAT MADE HISTORY

Washington’s Best outing!

Ride the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad!

See the working vintage models that made history and set the stage for today’s technology. 2245 1ST AVE S IN SEATTLE’S SODO NEIGHBORHOOD WWW.LIVINGCOMPUTERMUSEUM.COM FACEBOOK.COM/LIVINGCOMPUTERMUSEUM @LivingComputers

Experience the foothills of majestic Mt. Rainier aboard the longest continuously operating steam train railroad in the Northwest! Plus, see the history of the NW logging industry come to life through a guided tour of our NEW museum featuring our large collection of steam engines, logging equipment & artifacts

For schedules, rates & reservations visit us at www.mrsr.com or call 1-888-STEAM-11 AAA, Military, Senior & Group Rates Available

GET REAL CLOSE! Woodland Park Zoo is located just minutes north of downtown Seattle. Open daily at 9:30 a.m.

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Guided tours available Wed. - Sun. at 10:45 a.m. For information on zoo tours, call 206.545.2022 or contact us at tours@zoo.org

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KID AROUND Family Fun for All

Geocaching fun

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Geocache Around by HEATHER HANSMAN

Somewhere under a bridge in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, I’m staring at my GPS device. But don’t worry—I’m not lost; I’m geocaching. A techie-meets-real-world adventure, geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunt perfect for families who want to explore the city in a new way. (Companies like Geoteaming even put together private geocaching events for student groups and businesses.) All you need is a GPS device or smartphone and a free account on geocaching.com to access the worldwide database of caches (hidden containers). Pick a cache near you and let your kids navigate

the way, solving puzzles and receiving hints as they go. Once you find the cache, sign its logbook, take home the crowd-sourced prizes inside, and hide it again for the next geocacher. Here in Seattle, aka geocaching ground zero, there are more than 2,000 caches to find. Hunt for the multi-cache in Olympic Sculpture Park, or check out the kid-friendly Dinosaur Train cache at KCTS9, Seattle’s public TV station. And if your family wants bragging rights, make an appointment to visit Fremont-based Groundspeak—the company that manages the geocache database—to say you’ve checked in at geocaching headquarters. visitseattle.org

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eattle has plenty in terms of good eats, but for families with kids in tow, the city shines with prime options welcoming to even the smallest of tots. An easy walk from major attractions like Pike Place Market, ART Restaurant at the Four Seasons is a fine-dining restaurant that’s especially accommodating for children. The menu doubles as an activity book and features the popular puppy character from local author John Skewes’s Larry Gets Lost series. Colorful flatware looks like Legos, and a dessert mimics the Space Needle— ART’s edible version is made from ice cream, cotton candy, and a cookie. 99 Union St; 206749-7070; artrestaurantseattle.com Chinook’s at Salmon Bay is the seafood spot where locals bring visitors to show off the city. Bottomless baskets of herby focaccia keep hungry youngsters happy from the beginning, while the menu is long and broad enough for even the pickiest of eaters, with affordable blue-plate specials. Best of all, restless little ones can find plenty of boatwatching entertainment on the pier. 1900 W Nickerson St; 206-283-4665; anthonys.com Breakfast is served all day at Geraldine’s Counter in the Columbia City neighborhood, but there’s more to its appeal than

pancakes and deep-fried French toast. The upscale diner is warmhearted, from its cheery Fiestaware-style cups to its locally sourced ingredients and cage-free eggs. Kids can enjoy classic breakfast fare or chicken fingers, while parents dig into burgers with a side of sweet potato fries. 4872 Rainier Ave S; 206-723-2080; geraldinescounter.com Tutta Bella’s certified Neapolitan pizza makes it even easier, if that’s possible, for kids to love pizza night. Start with Wikki Stix (peel-and-press craft sticks) for the little ones and a glass of Italian vini for those of age before digging into brick-oven-baked, thin-crust pies adorned as simply or richly as diners prefer. The family appeal, as ephemeral as a smile at the door or as tangible as a hunk of dough to play with, is in that very European concept that kids are a part of dining out. Multiple locations; tuttabella.com Vios is so kid-friendly at its Capitol Hill location, it actually had to remodel to make more concessions for adult diners. It’s still a local favorite for families, though, with a well-stocked play area where tots can entertain themselves before enjoying stellar Greek fare, from lamb burgers to mezze plates. And, yes, there’s mac and cheese for those who prefer it to pastitsio. 903 19th Ave E; 206-329-3236; vioscafe.com

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GEOCACHE (PREVIOUS PAGE): Dinosaur Train 401 Mercer St; kcts9.org • HGeoteaming geoteaming.com • Groundspeak 837 N 34th St, Ste 300; email hqvisits@ geocaching.com at least 48 hours in advance to schedule a visit • HOlympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave; seattleartmuseum.org • MUSEUMS: HBurke Museum of Natural History & Culture 17th Ave NE and NE 45th St; burkemuseum.org • HLiving Computer Museum 2245 First Ave S; livingcomputermuseum.org • HMuseum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S; museumofflight.org • HPacific Science Center 200 Second Ave N; pacificsciencecenter.org • HSeattle Children’s Museum 305 Harrison St (Seattle Center Armory); thechildrensmuseum.org • Seattle Interactive Media Museum 305 Harrison St (Seattle Center Armory); thesimm.org • HSeattle Pinball Museum 508 Maynard Ave S • HFor more Visit Seattle family partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/family

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Dine at Tutta Bella

Parents, take note: Fun times await inside Seattle’s family-friendly museums. Start at the Seattle Center, where the 10-andunder set can send balls soaring through pipes and perform on stage at Seattle Children’s Museum, and kids of all ages can feel the pull of a sea anemone in the marine touch tank or stroll among butterflies at Pacific Science Center. For some gaming, head to the free-admission (though donations are appreciated) Seattle Interactive Media Museum at the Seattle Center Armory, where little gamers can immerse themselves in classic Atari titles or play Nintendo Virtual Boy games. For similar fun, go to SoDo’s Living Computer Musuem to see vintage mainframes and play Ms. Pac-Man. South of downtown, more than 150 aviation artifacts at the Museum of Flight wow kids both big and small. Teens and adults can climb aboard the actual Space Shuttle Trainer, where hundreds of astronauts have prepared for missions, while everyone can try landing a virtual Apollo lunar module on the moon. Seattle Pinball Museum has more hands-on play in the International District. One flat fee ($13 for adults; $10 for those 12 and younger) grants access to about 50 new and vintage pinball machines. Flashing lights coupled with the cacophony of electronic music make for one stimulating afternoon. And up north on the University of Washington campus, learn about Seattle’s rich natural and cultural history at the Burke Museum. Check out more than 100 different local plants, remains of critters that once lived here, and cultural artifacts from around the Pacific Rim. —Michelle Martin


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boozy milkshakes or molten chocolate cakes is too long at dessert-centered Hot Cakes, the Sicilian pistachio gelato at D’Ambrosio meets approval even from native Italians. Fremont The “Center of the Universe” is the home of two French-Korean mash-ups by chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi: Revel serves irresistibly complex dishes like a saucy, spicy duck noodle bowl, while Joule is more of an elegant, reimagined Korean barbecue place. Sharing a building with Joule is The Whale Wins, a charming European-style restaurant focused on dishes created in a wood-fired oven. For a quick lunch, Russian-style dumplings are simple and satisfying, beef or potato, at Pel’meni.

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reat eateries draw residents to the boroughs in Seattle. Here are some favorite foodie quarters, with a focus on the best of their ethnic eats.

University District On University Ave—The Ave—casual, inexpensive cafes cater to students, while the University Village mall attracts the upscale crowd. Sip peanut punch and try roti and other Trinidadian specialties at Pam’s Kitchen. For Japanese, choose between the rich pork broth in the tonkotsu ramen at Samurai Noodle and house-made noodles at U:Don. Thai Tom is small and usually crowded, but worth the wait for curries and noodles. Din Tai Fung, the Taipei-based chain loved for its handpleated soup dumplings, has plans to open its fourth U.S. branch at U Village at the end of 2013. International District It’s hard to walk a block without passing at least one must-try Asian restaurant. Fans of Vietnamese food debate whether the city’s best is at Tamarind Tree, a more elegant setting known for its “seven courses of meat” entree, or at the informal Green Leaf, known for its bahn xeo crepes and vermicelli bowls. Hand-shaved barley green

noodles are a destination dish at Shanghai Garden, while home-style Japanese foods have been a classic at Maneki for more than a century (there’s approachably priced sushi, too.) The nondescript strip mall exterior belies the intensely flavored dry-cooked chicken at Sichuanese Cuisine. Thai Curry Simple focuses on fresh, MSG-free, inexpensive Thai standards made with authentic spices. Ballard Seattle’s restaurant boom is currently centered here. Go beyond falafel and hummus with Lebanese favorites at Cafe Munir, where man’ooshe flatbread is as delectable as pita, and mezze plates please an entire family. La Carta de Oaxaca is often packed thanks to handmade tortillas and mouthwatering beef entomatadas. Nearby, selections from the daily list of tapas at Ocho (think the potato dish patatas brava or albondigas—Spanish meatballs) are as popular as the zippy cocktail menu. For French pastry, brave the lines at Cafe Besalu for croissants and savories. Restaurateur Ethan Stowell picked Ballard for his Italian-inspired Staple & Fancy (put yourself in his hands for the multicourse chef’s choice meal) and elevated slices and salads at Ballard Pizza Company. If the line for

West Seattle Across the West Seattle Bridge it feels like a small town—one with a gorgeous beach and busy business district. Refuel after a beach jog at Bakery Nouveau with twice-baked almond croissants or substantial sandwiches on fresh-baked bread. Mashiko serves only sustainable sushi, while Buddha Ruksa’s crispy garlic chicken puts run-of-themill Thai to shame. Just south, in White Center, Full Tilt Ice Cream (which also has a shop in Ballard) churns flavors inspired by classics like horchata or Thai iced tea, as well as seasonal Mexican paletas—popsicles. South Seattle Some of the city’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods boast restaurants to match. Food-TV star Anthony Bourdain exclaimed over dishes like beef with betel nut leaves at the Rainier Restaurant and BBQ. Ethiopian fans take the Link Light Rail train for big meat or veggie combos on injera bread at Café Ibex and tortas and mulitas are served up fast in a renovated bus at Tacos El Asadero.

Ba Bar 550 12th Ave; babarseattle.com • Bakery Nouveau 4737 California Ave SW; bakerynouveau.com • Ballard Pizza Company 5107 Ballard Ave NW; ballardpizzacom pany.com • Buddha Ruksa 3520 SW Genesee St; buddharuksa.com • Cafe Besalu 5909 24th Ave NW; cafebesalu.com • Cafe Ibex 3219 MLK Jr. Way S; facebook.com/ibex seattle.cuisine • Cafe Munir 2408 NW 80th St; cafemunir.blogspot.com • Cafe Presse 1117 12th Ave; cafepresseseattle.com • D’Ambrosio 5339 Ballard Ave NW; dambrosio gelato.com • Din Tai Fung University Village; dintaifungusa.com • Full Tilt Ice Cream 9629 16th Ave SW; fulltilticecream.com • Green Leaf 418 Eighth Ave S; greenleaftaste. com • Hot Cakes 5427 Ballard Ave NW; getyourhotcakes.com • Joule 3506 Stone Way N; joulerestaurant.com • La Carta de Oaxaca 5431 Ballard Ave NW; lacartadeoa xaca.com • Mamnoon 1508 Melrose Ave; mamnoonrestaurant.com • Maneki 304 Sixth Ave S; manekirestaurant.com • Mashiko 4725 California Ave SW; sushiwhore.com • Ocho 2325 NW Market St; ochoballard.com • Pam’s Kitchen 5000 University Way NE; pams-kitchen.com • Pel’meni 3516 Fremont Pl N; pelmenirestaurant.com • Rainier Restaurant and BBQ 6400 MLK Jr. Way S; rainierbbq.com • Rancho Bravo Tacos 1001 E Pine St • Revel 403 N 36th St; revelseattle.com • Samurai Noodle 4138 University Way NE; samurainoodle.com • Shanghai Garden 524 Sixth Ave S; theshanghaigarden.com • Sichuanese Cuisine 1048 S Jackson St; sichuaneserestaurant.com • Staple & Fancy 4739 Ballard Ave NW; ethanstowellrestaurants.com/stapleandfancy • Tacos El Asadero 4200 S Othello St • Tamarind Tree 1036 S Jackson St; tamarindtreeres taurant.com • Thai Curry Simple 406 Fifth Ave S; thaicurrysimple.com • Thai Tom 4543 University Way NE • U:Don 4515 University Way NE; freshudon.com • HUniversity Village uvillage.com • The Whale Wins 3506 Stone Way N; thewhalewins.com • HFor more on Visit Seattle dining partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/eat

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ne of America’s most diverse zip codes wraps around Columbia City: 98118. Proud residents like to call this historic district a “neighborhood of nations,” where Samoans rub shoulders with Latinos, Vietnamese, Orthodox Jews, East African immigrants, and descendants of the first 19th-century settlers from Europe. Several of the neighborhood’s venues roll out great entertainment year-round that attracts citizens from across the city. The jazz and blues-centric The Royal Room also features a restaurant, recording services, and lack of cover charge for many shows. And, there’s Columbia City Theater, dubbed “the city’s finest-sounding room” by SPIN Magazine. The old, brick vaudeville house first flourished in the jazz age, allegedly hosting Ella Fitzgerald and, later, Jimi Hendrix, but today hosts everything from burlesque to neo-folk superstars like Seattle’s The

Head and the Heart. Cap any evening there with a whiskey at the CCT Bar, which also hosts karaoke on Wednesdays. Food-wise, the neighborhood is most lionized for its cult-classics: The summer farmers market and Columbia City Bakery. But a slew of superb restaurants also vie for attention, from Jones Barbeque to the vegetarian stylings of St. Dames. Standouts include La Medusa (Sicilian), Geraldine’s Counter (comfort food) and Island Soul (Caribbean and Cajun cuisine), and the very worthy Columbia City Ale House. One of the area’s finest attractions remains both slimming and free, however. Stroll through the village green—Columbia Park—past the 1915 Carnegie library, the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, and a row of frame houses, dating from 1902 to 1933. Not only will a walk burn off a few calories from the foodie scene, but it also honors the mill-and-railroad-town roots of this community’s incredible melting-pot culture.

Seward Park Just south of Columbia City at the edge of Lake Washington sprawls a 300acre park, home to old-growth forests, shoreline birds, eagles’ nests, and an outdoor, Greek-style amphitheater. Ark Lodge Cinemas Once a Masonic temple and a glove factory, this circa1921 building is now a first-rate independent movie theater.

Northwest African American Museum For eight years, beginning in 1985, activists bent on converting a historic building to a black history museum occupied the 1909 Colman School— possibly the longest act of civil disobedience in the country. Eventually, in 2008, Seattle agreed to fund this museum, which now houses galleries, a cafe, meeting spaces, and a genealogy research area.

Ark Lodge Cinemas 4816 Rainier Ave S; arklodgecinemas.com • CCT Bar and Columbia City Theater 4916 Rainier Ave S; columbiacitytheater.com • Columbia City Ale House 4914 Rainier Ave S; seattlealehouses.com/columbiacity • Columbia City Bakery 4865 Rainier Ave S; columbiacitybakery.com • Columbia Park 4721 Rainier Ave S • Geraldine’s Counter 4872 Rainier Ave S; geraldinescounter.com • Island Soul 4869 Rainier Ave S; islandsoulrestaurant.net • Jones Barbeque 3810 S Ferdinand St; jonesbarbeque.com • La Medusa 4857 Rainier Ave S • HNorthwest African American Museum 2300 S Massachusetts St; naamnw.org • Rainier Valley Cultural Center 3515 S Alaska St; rainiervalleyculturalcenter.org • The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Ave S; theroyalroomseattle.com • Seward Park 5895 Lake Washington Blvd S • St. Dames 4525 MLK Jr. Way S; stdames.com • HFor more on Visit Seattle Columbia City partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/neighborhoods/rainier-valley

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ive miles from the city’s heart, warehouses and rail yards have given way to lofts, cafes, eateries, and live music venues. Once its own city, Georgetown joined Seattle in 1910 and now almost leads it in hipness. Expect to see arty singles and employed beatniks rattling around on scooters in this district, bounded by Boeing Field, Interstate 5, and the Duwamish River. Brunch sends out a siren call from this southern neighborhood. Calamity Jane’s leads the charge, serving dishes as lively as its namesake frontierswoman. Belly up to its 1800s oak bar—crowned with an 1894 Winchester rifle— for johnnycakes, corned beef hash, or biscuits smothered in “nitrate-free sausage gravy.” Brass Tacks takes a modernistic approach, serving sweet potato French toast alongside smoked-trout omelets. And the Georgetown Liquor Company completely reverses the field with meat-free dishes “strong enough for a carnivore, but made for an herbivore.” Moving into lunch and dinner, Pig Iron

wins hearts with its barbecue, while the Cutting Board seduces with more than 60 types of sushi rolls. Lounge on the dog-friendly patio of the Hangar Cafe, which serves some of the best crepes in Seattle … possibly in all of Western Washington, depending on whom you ask. Other standouts include Katsu Burger (Japanesestyle burgers), Fonda La Catrina (Mexican) and Lect’s Soup Stop (takeaway soups from an old train-switching station). Burn off some calories at the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA). On Friday nights, guests can drop in for discounted turns on the trapeze (no experience needed). Cap this 5:30–7:30pm event with a small-batch, English-style ale crafted onsite at Machine House, and toast the hood’s hoppy past. In the early 20th century, this area was a company town, anchored by Rainier Brewing Company: the world’s sixth largest in 1912—and the state’s biggest industrial establishment—before Prohibition shut down the party. But as the teeming streets can attest today, you just can’t keep Georgetown down.

Museum of Flight Georgetown deadends at Boeing Field: Just a little further south lies a worldclass museum that features everything from a replica of a nontethered balloon that first carried humans aloft in 1783 to the only supersonic Concorde displayed on the West Coast. Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center Seventeen professional artists work in this space, which also hosts gallery

openings and events, including the neighborhood’s Art Attack every second Saturday from 6– 9pm. Duwamish River Community activism led the EPA naming it a superfund site—and to a major environmental cleanup. Now the five-mile swath of water, which drains from the Cascade Mountains and empties into Elliott Bay, offers up impressive views of Mount Rainier’s snow cone, as well as of ospreys, river otters, and even sea lions.

Brass Tacks 6031 Airport Way S; georgetownbrass.com • Calamity Jane’s 5701 Airport Way S; calamityjanes.biz • Cutting Board 5503 Airport Way S; cuttingboard seattle.com • Duwamish River duwamishcleanup.org • Fonda La Catrina 5905 Airport Way S; fondalacatrina.com • Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center 5809 1/2 Airport Way S; georgetownartcenter.org • Georgetown Liquor Company 5501 Airport Way S; georgetownliquorcompany.com • Hangar Cafe 6261 13th Ave S; thehangarcafe. com • Katsu Burger 6538 Fourth Ave S; katsuburger.com • Lect’s Soup Stop 5327 Denver Ave S; lectssoupstop.com • Machine House 5840 Airport Way S; machine housebrewery.com • HMuseum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S; museumofflight.org • Pig Iron 5602 First Ave S; pigironbbq.net • School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts 674 S Orcas St; sancaseattle.org • HFor more on Visit Seattle Georgetown partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/neighborhoods/georgetown-and-sodo

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Public Transit Link Light Rail makes trips from the airport station to downtown Seattle between 5am and 1am, Monday through Saturday, and from 6am to midnight on Sunday. Trains arrive every 7.5 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day, and take less than an hour each way. One-way fare for adults ranges from $2 to $2.75. King County Metro Transit buses also provide affordable public-transit options. Stops are located on International Boulevard (Hwy 99) and South 176th Street, by the Link Light Rail station. Timetables and route maps are displayed on the bus stop signs and are available at the ground transportation information booth on the third floor of the parking garage, near Island 2. Seattle’s South Lake Union Streetcar makes 11 stops through the South Lake Union area. Streetcars arrive every 10 to 15 minutes and run from 6am to 9pm (Monday through Thursday), 6am to 11pm (Friday and Saturday), and 10am to 7pm (Sunday and holidays). The adult fare is $2.50. Taxis, Limos, Town Cars, and Ride-Sharing Services At Sea-Tac, taxis are available on the third floor of the parking garage. One-way rides between

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the airport and downtown range from $38 to $50, depending on the exact pick-up or drop-off location. To arrange for a limo, town car, or taxi ride in advance, call from a curbside phone, use any of the travelers’ information boards in baggage claim, or visit the ground transportation information booth on the third floor of the parking garage. In downtown Seattle, ride-sharing companies, such as Sidecar, Lyft, and Uber, offer in-city transportation from local drivers. All rides can be scheduled using smartphone apps. Car Services All car rental companies providing service at Sea-Tac are located in the car-rental facility.

Dedicated shuttle buses run 24/7 to pick up passengers outside baggage claim at the north and south ends of the main terminal. Within Seattle, you can rent vehicles by the hour from Zipcar or by the minute from Car2Go. Shuttles and Courtesy Vehicles Hotel courtesy shuttles pick up and drop off passengers on the third floor of the airport parking garage at Islands 1 and 2. Shared-ride vans and airporter services are available outside door 00 at the south end of the baggage-claim level. For more info on travel services, go to visitseattle.org/essentials/getting-around.

HCar2Go seattle.car2go.com • HKing County Metro Transit metro.kingcounty.gov • HLink Light Rail soundtransit.org/schedules/central-link-light-rail • Lyft lyft.me • HSidecar side.cr • South Lake Union Streetcar seattlestreetcar.com • HUber uber.com • Zipcar zipcar.com • HFor more Visit Seattle travel partners, go to visitseattle. org/essentials/getting-around

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The Ace Hotel Seattle 30 rooms, $-$$. A refreshing approach to downtown lodging. Unique, clean design throughout a historic building. Near Pike Place Market, shopping, waterfront. Free HSIA, continental breakfast. Pets ok. 2423 First Ave; 206-448-4721; acehotel. com/seattle Belltown Inn 174 rooms, $-$$. New guestrooms, free local calls, nightly, weekly, and month-to-month rates. 100% non-smoking. 2301 Third Ave; 206-529-3700; belltown-inn.com City Hostel Seattle 51 rooms. Have a unique experience with heart. Views of the Space Needle and a short walk to the Pike Place Market. Best price in town! 2327 Second Ave; 206-706-3255; cityhostelseattle. com Hotel Andra 119 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Seattle’s ultimate address for urban luxury, located in the thriving Belltown neighborhood. 2000 Fourth Ave; 206-448-8600; hotelandra.com

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Inn at El Gaucho 18 suites, $$$. All junior-suite inn above El Gaucho Steakhouse featuring exceptional service and a “retro-swank” luxury theme. 2505 First Ave; 206-7281133; inn.elgaucho.com Vermont Inn Apartments “Downtown and affordable,” furnished studios across from Space Needle. Kitchenettes, coin-op laundry, exercise room, 24-hour front desk, phone, TV, cable, and housekeeping. 2721 Fourth Ave; 206-441-0101; vermont-inn.com

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11th Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast 8 rooms, $-$$. Walk to the Pike Place Market and other downtown Seattle attractions from a charming B&B on a tree-lined Capitol Hill side street. Near shops, restaurants, buses, and a park. Queen beds, private bathrooms, free parking, full breakfast, Wi-Fi. 121 11th Ave E; 206-720-7161; 11thavenueinn. com Bacon Mansion Bed & Breakfast 11 rooms, $$-$$$$. One of Seattle’s gracious mansions w/in two blocks of Broadway

shopping district. Most rooms have private baths. Breakfast in formal dining room. Cable TV. Wi-Fi. (one unit) 959 Broadway E; 206-329-1864; baconmansion. com Capitol Steps Eight non-smoking, pet-free, furnished suites. 11am checkout, garage parking, weekly housekeeping, local phone, cable, Wi-Fi, and rooftop deck. 1633 Bellevue Ave; 206-223-1336; capitolstepsonline.com Silver Cloud Hotel - Broadway 179 rooms, $$. Unique hotel and restaurant located across from Seattle University on Capitol Hill and walking distance to downtown Seattle. No pets. 1100 Broadway; 206-325-1400; silvercloud.com

Downtown

Alexis Hotel 121 rooms, $$$. Four Diamond, luxury boutique hotel. Evening wine tasting, valet, concierge, newspaper, 24-hour room service, HSIA, steam room, fitness room, full day spa. Pets ok. 1007 First Ave at Madison; 206624-4844; alexishotel.com

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Arctic Club Seattle a DoubleTree by Hilton 120 rooms, $$$. Pets welcomed and pampered. JUNO Restaurant and bar plus lobby Polar Bar. Suites with whirlpools and rooftop terraces. 700 Third Ave at Cherry; 206-340-0340; thearcticclubseattle.com Best Western Loyal Inn 91 rooms, $$$. Walk to downtown and Space Needle, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, free high-speed wireless Internet, fitness & business centers. 2301 Eighth Ave; 206-682-0200; bestwestern. com/loyalinn Best Western Plus Executive Inn 121 rooms, $$$. Convention hotel by the Space Needle, business center, free high-speed wireless Internet. Brella’s Dinner Restaurant & Lounge. 200 Taylor Ave N; 206-448-9444; bestwestern. com/executiveinnseattle Crowne Plaza Hotel - Seattle 415 rooms, $$-$$$. Just off I-5 in downtown Seattle, walking distance from Convention Center and major shopping. Regatta Bar & Grille. Exercise facilities, gift shop, valet parking. Pets ok. TDD 1113 Sixth Ave;

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206-464-1980; cphotelseattle. com The Edgewater 223 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Seattle’s only waterfront hotel. Northwest cuisine at its freshest. Complimentary downtown shuttle on availability, exercise room, access to health club. TDD 2411 Alaskan Way; 206-728-7000; edgewaterhotel.com Executive Hotel Pacific 153 rooms, $$-$$$. Walking distance to major attractions and shopping. Hosted wine tasting every evening. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Pets ok. TDD 400 Spring St; 206-623-3900; executivehotels. net Fairmont Olympic Hotel 450 rooms, $$$$. AAA Five Diamond hotel. Two restaurants and bar, fully equipped health club with indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna. Complimentary HSIA in guestrooms. Small pets ok. TDD 411 University St; 206-621-1700; fairmont.com/seattle Four Seasons Hotel Seattle 147 rooms $$$$. Luxury guest rooms, signature restaurant/ lounge with spectacular views of Puget Sound. Spa, fitness center and infinity pool. 99 Union St; 206-749-7000; fourseasons. com/seattle Grand Hyatt Seattle 425 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Setting the hospitality standard in the Pacific Northwest, one-of-a-kind

hotel features stylish accommodations—113 suites and 25,000 sq. ft. of event space. No pets. TDD 721 Pine St; 206-774-1234; grandseattle.hyatt.com Green Tortoise by the Market 23 dorm rooms, 3 private rooms, $. Best location in the heart of downtown Seattle across from the Pike Place Market. Free breakfast. Free Internet. 24-hr check-in. Large common area/ communal kitchen. 105 Pike St; 206-340-1222; greentortoise. net Hilton Seattle 237 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Cable TV, room service, concierge, fitness center, restaurant, lounge, valet/laundry service, sr. citizen discount, family plan. 1 1/2 blocks from Convention Center. TDD 1301 Sixth Ave at University St; 206-624-0500; seattlehilton. com Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle - Downtown 161 rooms, $$-$$$$. Two-room suites, full kitchens, wireless Internet access. Complimentary breakfast. Evening reception Mon-Thu. Pets ok. 206 Western Ave W; 206-281-9393; seattledowntown.homewood suites.com Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle-Convention CenterPike Street 195 rooms, $$-$$$$. Spacious two-room suites, full kitchens, complimentary hot breakfast, evening reception weeknights,

Internet, shuttle service. 1011 Pike St; 206-682-8282; homewood suitesseattle.com Hotel 1000 120 rooms, $$$$. Seattle’s premiere luxury destination. BOKA KITCHEN + BAR, full-service spa, virtual golf club and fitness center with dry saunas. Wiredto-serve technology. Pets ok. 1000 First Ave; 206-957-1000; hotel1000seattle.com Hotel FIVE 120 rooms, $$-$$$. New guest rooms. Walking distance to major attractions and shopping. Amenities include Max’s Restaurant, fitness room, business center, free wireless. TDD 2200 Fifth Ave; 206-441-9785; hotelfiveseattle.com Hotel Max 163 rooms, $$$. A quintessentially comfortable, utterly hip hotel experience awaits you at The Hotel Max. You gotta see this! 620 Stewart St; 206-7286299; hotelmaxseattle.com Hotel Monaco Seattle 189 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Stylish and sophisticated, the ecofriendly Hotel Monaco has been acclaimed as one of the World’s Best Hotels by Conde Nast Traveler. Pets ok. TDD 1101 Fourth Ave at Spring St; 206-621-1770; monaco-seattle.com Hotel Vintage Park 125 rooms, $$$. Four Diamond, European-style hotel with winery theme. Hosted wine tasting each

evening. Complimentary HSIA, luxurious amenities, superior service. Pets ok. TDD 1100 Fifth Ave; 206-624-8000; hotel vintagepark.com

sofa sleeper. Microwave, free high-speed Internet access in all rooms. TDD 1800 Yale Ave; 206-254-0500; marriott.com/ seadt

Hyatt at Olive 8 346 rooms, $$$$. First LEED certified hotel in Seattle. Luxury accommodations including fullservice Elaia Spa and Urbane Restaurant. 1635 Eighth Ave; 206-695-1234; olive8.hyatt.com

Mayflower Park Hotel 161 rooms, $$$$. Beautifully appointed hotel in heart of Seattle’s shopping district. Restaurant, room service, concierge, valet/laundry, fitness room. Member of Historic Hotels of America. TDD 405 Olive Way; 206-623-8700; mayflowerpark. com

Inn at the Market 70 rooms, $$$$. Located in Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market w/ views of the city skyline & Puget Sound, 3 restaurants, valet parking, Wi-Fi, meeting space 8-30 people. Rooftop deck. TDD 86 Pine St; 206-443-3600; innatthemarket.com The Inn at Virginia Mason 79 rooms, $$. Featuring deluxe queens and some suites with fireplaces, jetted tubs and city views. Easy walk to shopping, Convention Center. 1006 Spring St; 206-583-6453; innatvirginiamason.com La Quinta Inn and Suites 72 rooms, $-$$. Complimentary full breakfast, free local calls, 24-hour spa, fitness room, wireless Internet connection, laundry room, complimentary USA Today. TDD 2224 Eighth Ave; 206-624-6820; 436.lq.com Marriott SpringHill Suites Downtown Seattle $-$$$. All-suite hotel, all rooms with sitting area including

Moore Hotel 120 rooms, $. Historic hotel celebrating a century serving Seattle near Pike Place Market, shopping, waterfront. Restaurant, cocktail lounge. 1926 Second Ave; 206-448-4851; moorehotel.com Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle 153 rooms, $$$$. AAA Four Diamond award recipient. Zagat winning Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, VIDA Spa. Superbly appointed guest rooms and suites. Central to area attractions and business district. 2125 Terry Ave; 206-264-8111; panpacific.com/seattle The Paramount Hotel, Seattle 146 newly renovated rooms, $$$. An elegant boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle. One block to the Convention Center, Paramount Theatre, Pacific Place. TDD 724 Pine St; 877906-8897; paramounthotel seattle.com

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Pensione Nichols Seattle’s only downtown B&B located in the Pike Place Market. European styled with spectacular water and mountain views. Family-run since 1989. 1923 First Ave; 206-441-7125; pensionenichols.com The Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue Seattle 297 rooms, $$-$$$. Spectacular views in downtown Seattle. Newly remodeled. Fitness center, restaurant, lounge. Refrigerators, complimentary wireless Internet access, robes. Small pets ok. TDD 1415 Fifth Ave; 206-9718000; seattleredlionfifthavenue. com Renaissance Seattle Hotel 553 rooms, $$$-$$$$. In the heart of the city, spectacular views, concierge, business center, health club, indoor pool, whirlpool. Club floor. Wired and wireless Internet in all rooms. TDD 515 Madison St; 206583-0300; renaissanceseattle. com The Roosevelt, a Coast Hotel 151 rooms, $$-$$$$. A true Seattle landmark in the heart of downtown, surrounded by world-class shopping, dining, entertainment and the Convention Center. 1531 Seventh Ave; 206-621-1200; roosevelthotel. com Sea To Sky - Seattle’s Vacation Rentals $-$$$$. Homes, condos, apartments. Daily, weekly, monthly

rates. Units adjacent to Convention Center or tucked away in quiet residential neighborhoods. Three-night minimum. 118 N 36th St, Ste A; 206-632-4210; seattlesvacationrentals.com Seattle Marriott Waterfront 358 rooms, $$$. Steps away from Pike Place Market. Most guestrooms have stunning water views. Balconies, 24-hour room service, restaurant, lounge. No pets. TDD 2100 Alaskan Way; 206-443-5000; seattlemarriott waterfront.com Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals Beautiful vacation homes in the heart of Seattle. Walking distance to the sights and exceptional prices. Easy access from SeaTac. 644 Strander Blvd, Ste 206; 206-456-5251; seattleoasisvacations.com Sheraton Seattle Hotel 1,258 rooms, $$$-$$$$. In-room movies, room service, concierge, full-service restaurant, gift shop, business center, lounge, valet, Jacuzzi, indoor pool, sauna. Sr. citizen discount. Pets ok. TDD 1400 Sixth Ave; 206-621-9000; sheraton.com/seattle Sorrento Hotel 76 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Seattle’s finest small luxury hotel. Awardwinning Hunt Club restaurant. Complimentary town car service within downtown Seattle. Pets ok. 900 Madison St; 206-6226400; hotelsorrento.com

W Seattle 424 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Award-winning TRACE restaurant and bar, 24-hour in-room dining, fitness center, W signature bed, 32” LCD plasma screens with HSIA, Bliss spa products. Pets ok. TDD 1112 Fourth Ave; 206-264-6000; wseattle.com

Intl. District

Warwick Seattle Hotel 230 rooms, $$-$$$$. Stylish & sophisticated hotel with view of Space Needle/skyline. Walk to attractions, shopping & theatre district. Juliet balconies, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna. TDD 401 Lenora St; 206-4434300; warwickwa.com

Panama Hotel 50 rooms, $. Boutique Europeanstyle hotel located in historical Japantown. This 1910 3-story walk-up is a time capsule of Japanese culture. Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Close to Safeco field. 605 1/2 S Main St; 206-223-9242; panamahotel seattle.com

The Westin Seattle 891 rooms, $$$-$$$$. AAA Four Diamond award. Westin’s signature “Heavenly Beds & Showers,” Jacuzzi, indoor pool, Westin Workout. Restaurants, lounge, business center. Water views. Small pets ok. TDD 1900 Fifth Ave; 206-728-1000; westinseattle. com

Georgetown/SoDo Georgetown Inn 52 rooms, $. I-5 Exit 162. 50 one-bedroom standard units some with efficiencies and/ or whirlpools. 2 one-bedroom suites with kitchens. Free parking. No pets. 6100 Corson Ave S; 206-762-2233; georgetown innseattle.com

American Hotel 90 rooms, $. Hostelling international downtown. One block to Union Station airport/train/bus hub. Short walk to Pike Place Market and waterfront. 520 S King St; 206-622-5443; americanhotelseattle.com

Lake Union

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Seattle Lake Union 250 rooms, $$-$$$. 3 meeting rooms, free HSIA. Near Seattle Center/Space Needle, KeyArena, Pike Place Market, Seattle Streetcar, restaurants. TDD 925 Westlake Ave N; 206-2130100; marriott.com/hotels/ travel/seacd-courtyard-seattledowntown-lake-union Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown Lake Union 234 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Complimentary continental breakfast, exercise facilities, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, fully equipped kitchens, in-room movies, complimentary HSIA, laundry/valet service. Pets ok. 800 Fairview Ave N;

206-624-6000; marriott.com/ sealu Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle Lake Union 184 rooms, $$-$$$. Complimentary breakfast, weekly guest reception and shuttle to downtown. Exercise facilities, indoor swimming pool and spa. In-room coffee, iron, microwave, refrigerator. TDD 1150 Fairview Ave N; 206-447-9500; silvercloud.com

Pioneer Square

Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel 75 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Elegantly restored turn-of-the-century boutique hotel in the heart of historic downtown Seattle. Close to Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field & Events Center. 77 Yesler Way; 206-340-1234; pioneersquare.com Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square 262 rooms, $$$. Refreshing adaptive reuse of the historic Alaska Building. 4,600 sq. ft. of meeting space. Walk to CenturyLink and Safeco Fields. 612 Second Ave; 206-625-1111; courtyardpioneersquare.com Silver Cloud Hotel - Seattle Stadium 211 rooms, $$-$$$$. Located across from Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field & Events Center and walking distance to Pioneer Square, featuring fine restaurants, shopping and

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Queen Anne

Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Newly renovated 158-room Seattle Center hotel with restaurant and lounge within one mile of all downtown Seattle’s main attractions. 601 Roy St; 206282-2600; fourpointsdowntown seattle.com Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Seattle Center 199 rooms, including 72 suites, $-$$$. Walk to Space Needle, Seattle Center, KeyArena, Opera House. Complimentary breakfast buffet, free local calls, voicemail, HSIA. Extended stay. No pets. TDD 700 Fifth Ave N; 206-2827700; hamptoninn-seattle.com Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites - Seattle City Center 195 rooms, $-$$$. 5 blocks easy access to Space Needle/ Seattle Center and downtown. Deluxe rooms, complimentary continental breakfast and indoor heated swimming pool. TDD 226 Aurora Ave N; 206-441-7222; ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/ hotels/us/en/seattle/seawa/ hoteldetail Holiday Inn Seattle 196 rooms, $$-$$$. Full-service hotel. Bright, comfortable rooms, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, two-line phone. Complimentary wireless & wired, parking, workout facility. Restaurant, lounge. TDD 211 Dexter Ave N; 206-728-8123; holidayinn.com/ seattlewa Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown 160 rooms, $$-$$$. Free shuttle within one-mile radius. Complimentary HSIA. Indoor pool. Fitness center. No pets. Noon check-out. 110 Sixth Ave N; 206-441-6041; hyattplaceseattle downtown.com MarQueen Hotel 59-room boutique hotel. Kitchens and dining tables, large closets, sitting areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and spa and beauty services. 600 Queen Anne Ave N; 206-282-7407; marqueen. com The Maxwell Hotel 139 rooms, $$$. Stylish design and décor, with amenities that delight the senses. Indoor pool, complimentary bicycles for city touring. Lobby espresso bar. 300 Roy St; 206-286-0629; themaxwellhotel.com Mediterranean Inn 180 rooms, $-$$. 100% NS, adjacent to Key Arena/Space Needle. Kitchenettes, free local calls, parking. Restaurants/shopping nearby. Nightly, weekly, extended stay. 425 Queen Anne Ave N; 206-428-4700; mediterraneaninn.com Quality Inn & Suites Hotel Seattle Center 159 rooms, $-$$$. Deluxe continental breakfast, free local calls, free parking. Indoor pool and Jacuzzi, exercise room. Walk to Space Needle, Seattle Center. Pets ok. TDD 618 John St;

206-728-7666; qualityinnseattle. com Seattle Pacific Hotel 58 rooms, $. Centrally located in downtown Seattle by the Space Needle. Cable TV, continental breakfast, parking. Family rooms available. Daily and weekly rates. 325 Aurora Ave N; 206-441-0400; seattlepacifichotel.com Travelodge Seattle Center 88 rooms, $-$$. Three blocks from the Seattle Center, Space Needle and Monorail. Comfortable accommodations with free wireless Internet access, and deluxe continental breakfast. No pets. TDD 200 Sixth Ave N; 206441-7878; travelodgeseattle center.com

Univ. District

Chambered Nautilus Bed & Breakfast Inn 10 rooms, $$-$$$. Elegance by the University of Washington, walk to campus, minutes from downtown. Spacious, quiet, comfortable. Fireplaces, porches, private baths, computer, wireless HSIA, amazing breakfasts! 5005 22nd Ave NE; 206-522-2536; chambered nautilus.com The College Inn Guest House 27 rooms, $. Private, clean, comfortable rooms for budgetminded travelers. Continental breakfast included. Separate men’s and women’s bathrooms/ showers on each floor. Restaurant and pub on-site. 4000 University Way NE; 206-633-4441; collegeinnseattle.com Hotel Deca 158 rooms, $$-$$$. Hip, vibrant, boutique hotel with designer rooms and panoramic views. Complimentary wireless Internet, fitness center. TDD 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE; 206-634-2000; hoteldeca.com Silver Cloud Inn - University District 179 rooms, $$. Free parking. Indoor swimming pool, fitness facility, complimentary continental breakfast, guest laundry room, valet service, free local phone calls. TDD 5036 25th Ave NE; 206-526-5200; silvercloud.com Travelodge Seattle University 74 rooms and apartments, $-$$. Blocks from University of Washington, Husky Stadium and Children’s Hospital. Across from University District Village Mall. Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. 4725 25th Ave NE; 206-525-4612; travelodge seattleuniversity.com University Inn 102 rooms, $$. 100% smoke free. 3 blocks from University of Washington. Complimentary breakfast bar. Free local shuttle, free wireless Internet access, free parking. Seasonal pool. Pets ok. TDD 4140 Roosevelt Way NE; 206-632-5055; university innseattle.com University Motel Suites 21 suites, $. Located in the heart of the University District. Spacious suites with separate bedroom, living room and full kitchen. University of Washing-

ton, attractions, shopping and fine dining easily accessible. 4731 12th Ave NE; 206-522-4724; universitymotelsuites.com Watertown Hotel 100 rooms, $$-$$$. Upscale hotel located near University of Washington. Free HSIA, complimentary hot breakfast bar, bicycles, exercise room. Free local shuttle and parking. No pets. TDD 4242 Roosevelt Way NE; 206-826-4242; watertown seattle.com

West Seattle

The Grove, West Seattle Inn 45 modern, affordable guestrooms and suites with quality amenities and personal service just minutes from downtown Seattle and airport. 3512 SW Alaska St; 206-937-9920; grovewestseattle.com

SURROUNDING AREA accommodations

Bellevue/Eastside

Coast Bellevue Hotel 176 rooms, $$. Tastefully appointed guest rooms. Business center with complimentary HSIA, restaurant, lounge, coinoperated laundry facility and free local calls. TDD 625 116th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-9444; coasthotels.com Country Inn & Suites Bothell 66 guest rooms, including suite options, restaurant and lounge onsite, complimentary breakfast buffet, complimentary highspeed Internet, banquet space to accommodate 150 people, located off of Interstate-405 with access into downtown Seattle, only 3 miles from Woodinville Wine Country. 19333 N Creek Pkwy, Bothell; 425-485-5557; countryinns. com/bothell-hotel-wa-98011/ wabothel Embassy Suites Seattle Bellevue 240 suites, $$-$$$. Spacious two-room suites, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, evening reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages, pool, sauna and spa, Open-air atrium. 3225 158th Ave SE, Bellevue; 425-644-2500; embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/ hotels/washington/embassysuites-seattle-bellevue-seables/ index.html The Heathman Hotel 91 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Premier location in heart of downtown Kirkland. Classic rooms & suites, Trellis restaurant. 220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-284-5801; heathmankirkland.com Hilton Bellevue 353 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Fullservice hotel, large guest rooms, valet service, HSIA, executive level, outdoor pool and spa, fitness center, restaurant, lounges, local shuttle. Pets ok. TDD 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue; 425-4551300; bellevuehilton.com Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/ Bothell 128 rooms and suites, $$. Restaurant, lounge, room service, fitness center, pool, spa, complimentary Internet, business

center and free parking. Three Diamond. Three Star. 22600 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell; 425-486-0400; seattlebothell. hgi.com The Hotel Bellevue 67 rooms, $$-$$$$. Named one of the “Top Best 500 Hotels in the World” and “Top Best 100 Hotels in the US & Canada,” by Travel & Leisure World’s Best 2006. TDD 11200 SE Sixth St, Bellevue; 425-454-4424; thehotelbellevue.com Hyatt House Bellevue Built in 2008, Hotel Sierra features 160 guest rooms and suites with fully equipped kitchens. Hotel features a large indoor pool. TDD 3244 139th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-747-2705; hotel sierrabellevue.hyatt.com Hyatt House Redmond Pet friendly, 144 guestrooms, noon check-out, 3pm check-in, shuttle service from 7am-7pm, complimentary breakfast buffet, pool, whirlpool, fitness center. TDD 15785 Bear Creek Pkwy NE, Redmond; 425-497-2000; hotel-sierra.com Hyatt Regency Bellevue 733 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Luxury hotel w/in mixed-use complex. Shopping mall, restaurants, lounge, HSIA, room service, concierge, valet/laundry. Connected to full-service health club. TDD 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-698-4255; bellevue.hyatt.com Larkspur Landing Bellevue Hotel 126 rooms, $$. Suites w/fullyequipped kitchens feature the following complimentary services: breakfast, shuttle service, Wi-Fi, parking, 24-hour business center, and laundry facilities. Pet friendly. 10 minutes from downtown. 15805 SE 37th St, Bellevue; 425-373-1212; larkspur landing.com/bellevue Motel 6 - Issaquah Economy motel 15 miles from airport, 12 miles from downtown Seattle. Wi-Fi, laundry. Pets, kids under 17 free. Outdoor pool. 1885 15th Pl NW, Issaquah; 425-392-8405; motel6. com/ms/check-availability. do?property=0295 Pacific Inn Apartments Downtown and affordable, furnished studios and lofts, one block south of Meydenbauer Center. 24-hour staff, free local calls. Weekly/monthly rates. 225 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425688-8001; pacific-inn.com Red Lion Hotel Bellevue 181 rooms, $$. Intimate hotel in the heart of Bellevue, minutes from major attractions. Awardwinning landscaped gardens, courtyards, outdoor pool. New Jonah’s Restaurant and Lounge. TDD 11211 Main St, Bellevue; 425-455-5240; redlion.com Redmond Inn 137 rooms, $$. Newly renovated. Free cable/HSIA. Restaurant, indoor whirlpool, seasonal outdoor pool. Free local calls, local shuttle, parking, continental breakfast, fitness club. No pets. TDD 17601 Redmond

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Way, Redmond; 425-883-4900; redmondinn.com Redmond Marriott Town Center 262 rooms, $$-$$$$. Full-service hotel 14 miles from Seattle within the Redmond Town Center. Rooms have individual climate control, 37” TV, dual phone lines, HSIA. No pets. 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond; 425-498-4000; marriott.com/seamc Salish Lodge and Spa 84 rooms, $$$$. Elegant hotel, restaurant and spa located 30 minutes from Seattle atop spectacular Snoqualmie Falls. Wood-burning fireplaces, oversized two-person whirlpool tubs. 6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie; 425-888-2556; salishlodge.com Sheraton Bellevue Hotel 178 rooms, $$$. Newly remodeled hotel with 2 restaurants, lounge. Sheraton Link, fitness room. Club floor. Courtesy shuttle within 5 miles. Free parking. Dogs allowed. 100 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-3330; sheraton.com/bellevue SpringHill Suites by Marriott - Bothell Free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, indoor pool and whirlpool, studio suites with kitchenettes, shuttle to Woodinville wineries. 3850 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell; 425398-9700; shsbothell.com Trailer Inns of Bellevue RV Park 100 sites, $. Open all year. Big rigs welcome, pull thrus to 65’. Indoor pool, spa, free cable and wireless. No one is closer than Trailer Inns. Pets ok. 15531 SE 37th St, Bellevue; 425-747-9181; trailerinnsrv.com The Westin Bellevue 337 rooms, 26 suites, $$$. Bellevue’s newest luxury hotel. Sweeping views, business center, restaurant, shopping, Heavenly Beds & Bath, WestinWORKOUT, indoor pool, Truce Spa, HSIA, small dogs ok. 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425638-1000; westin.com/ bellevuewa Willows Lodge 84 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Luxurious Northwest-style lodge located in Woodinville Wine Country, home to The Herbfarm and the Barking Frog Restaurant. Full-service spa. Pets ok. 14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-424-3900; willowslodge.com Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa on Lake Washington 100 rooms, including 21 suites, $$$$. Luxurious hotel in 31-acre waterfront community w/ restaurants, boutiques and spa. Minutes from downtown Seattle and Bellevue. Member Destination Hotels and Resorts. TDD 1200 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-822-3700; thewoodmark. com

SeaTac/Tukwila

Best Western Airport Executel 140 rooms, $$. Convenient airport location with 24-hour airport shuttle, free deluxe continental breakfast served daily beginning at 5am. Indoor pool, spa. Free Wi-Fi and 24-hour business center. 20717 International

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Blvd, Seattle; 206-878-3300; apexecutel.com Cedarbrook Lodge 104 guest rooms. 18 acres of wetlands, minutes to Sea-Tac International Airport. Check in 4pm. 18525 36th Ave S, Seattle; 206-901-9268; cedar brooklodge.com Clarion Hotel Sea-Tac Airport 214 rooms, $-$$. Full-service hotel, free airport shuttle, free HSIA, indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, restaurant, lounge, room service, HBO/cable, exercise room and laundry rooms. 3000 S 176th St, Seattle; 206242-0200; clarionseattle.com Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Area 211 rooms, $$$. Renovated rooms, complimentary shuttle to airport, close to the largest shopping center, easy access to downtown, on-site restaurant, indoor pool. TDD 16038 W Valley Hwy, Tukwila; 425-255-0300; marriott.com/seawv Days Inn Sea-Tac Airport 86 rooms, $. Three blocks from Sea-Tac Airport. Free 24-hour shuttle, local calls, deluxe continental breakfast, wireless high-speed Internet, cable TV with HBO, exercise room. TDD 19015 International Blvd S, Seattle; 206-244-3600; daysinn. com/hotel/04855 Days Inn Seattle South Tukwila 116 rooms, $-$$. Complimentary continental breakfast, truck parking, airport shuttle. Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, wireless Internet access, & cable. Ten minutes from the airport. 13050 48th Ave S, Tukwila; 206-241-2200; south seattledaysinn.com Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport 850 rooms, $$-$$$. Complimentary airport shuttle, restaurants, lounges, room service, business center, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center. Pets ok. TDD 18740 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-246-8600; seattleairport. doubletree.com DoubleTree Suites By Hilton, Seattle Airport Southcenter 219 suites, $$-$$$. In the heart of the Southcenter shopping area. Complimentary airport shuttle and parking. Restaurant and lounge, room service, heated pool, and exercise facilities. TDD 16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle; 206-575-8220; seattle. doubletree.com Embassy Suites Seattle Tacoma International Airport 238 suites, $$$-$$$$. Two-room suites with Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave. Complimentary breakfast, nightly manager’s reception. Airport transportation. Indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant. TDD 15920 W Valley Hwy, Seattle; 425-2278844; seattletacoma.embassy suites.com Fairfield Inn by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Airport 146 rooms, $-$$. One mile south of Sea-Tac Airport. Complimentary high-speed Internet, airport shuttle, continental breakfast, local calls, parking. Indoor pool,

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Sleep, Park ‘n Fly packages. Pets ok. 18220 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-246-5535; redlion. com

Hampton Inn & Suites SeattleAirport/28th Ave 218 rooms, 1,932-sq.-ft. meeting space. Complimentary breakfast buffet, shuttle service & Internet. Close to shopping, light rail station, Sea-Tac Airport. Indoor pool, business center, fitness center. 18850 28th Ave S, SeaTac; 206-244-5044; seattleairport 28thavenuesuites.hamptoninn. com

Red Roof Inn 152 rooms, $-$$. Newly remodeled rooms. Friendly, courteous service, free local calls. In-room movies & games. Park and Fly available. 24-hour shuttle. Call about shuttle to cruise ships. Pets ok. 16838 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-248-0901; redroofseattle-airport.com

Hampton Inn Seattle Airport 130-room airport hotel, 576-sq.ft. meeting space. Breakfast buffet, shuttle service & Internet. Close to Sea-Tac Airport, shopping, light rail station. Outdoor pool, business center, fitness center. Hotel is near Amphitheater and Water Splash. Perfect for corporate and leisure travelers. 19445 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-878-1700; hamptoninn.com Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center 396 rooms, $$-$$$. Spencer’s Restaurant & Lounge, room service, in-room movies, complimentary airport & Southcenter WestField Southcenter Mall shuttle, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, fitness center. Small pets ok. TDD 17620 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-244-4800; seattleairport. hilton.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle-Airport 171 rooms, $$. Complimentary airport shuttle and parking during stay. T1 high-speed Internet, complimentary Express Start “hot” breakfast. Spacious suites with full kitchens. Pets ok. TDD 19621 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-824-3200; hiexpress.com/ seattleairport Holiday Inn Seattle Sea-Tac Int’l Airport 259 rooms, $$. Seven Hills Grille restaurant. Complimentary HSIA & airport shuttle. 24-hour business center/indoor pool/ Jacuzzi/exercise facilities. Pets ok. TDD 17338 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-248-1000; hi-seatac.com Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport 106 suites, $$-$$$. An elegant, upscale hotel with suites that provide comfort and privacy for the business or leisure traveler. 6955 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila; 206-433-8000; seattletukwila. homewoodsuites.com Radisson Hotel Gateway Seattle Tacoma Airport 204 rooms, $$. Convenient airport location, near light rail to downtown Seattle sights. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle and high-speed Internet access. 18118 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-244-6666; radisson.com/seattle-hotelwa-98188/waseatac Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport 144 rooms, $$-$$$. Direct TV channels, room service, free airport shuttle service, restaurant, lounge, valet/laundry service, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, sauna.

Visit Seattle winter/spring 2013–14

SeaTac Gem Vacation Rental Hotel alternative, private home close to everything, luxury plus comforts of home, modern amenities, 3BR fully furnished, everything you need. B&B, extended-stay vacation home rental. 18442 48th Ave S, SeaTac; 253-470-6909; facebook.com/ pages/seatac-gem-vacationrental/437085742989957 Seattle Airport Marriott 459 rooms, $$-$$$$. Full-service hotel. Restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, sauna, health club, Jacuzzi, business center. Free airport shuttle. Valet parking available. TDD 3201 S 176th St, Seattle; 206-241-2000; seattleairportmarriott.com Super 8 Motel of Sea-Tac 119 rooms, $. Cable TV with HBO, free local calls, high-speed wireless Internet. Super Start breakfast, guest laundry, park and fly package, courtesy shuttle. Walk to restaurants. Pets ok. TDD 3100 S 192nd St, Seattle; 206433-8188; super8.com/hotels/ washington/seattle/super-8seatac/hotel-overview

North

Best Western Edmonds Harbor Inn 91 rooms, $-$$. Minutes to beaches, ferry, shopping, restaurants & sportfishing. Non smoking. Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast, business & fitness center, outdoor pool/ spa. Pets ok. TDD 130 W Dayton, Edmonds; 425-771-5021; bwedmondsharborinn.com Best Western Lakeway Inn & Conference Center 132 rooms, $-$$. Full-service hotel, shuttle, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, room service, restaurant, lounge with entertainment. 85 miles north of Seattle. TDD 714 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham; 360671-1011; bellingham-hotel.com The Chrysalis Inn & Spa 34 rooms, 9 suites, $$-$$$$. A beautiful waterfront hotel, featuring luxurious rooms, a full-treatment day spa, meeting facilities and an onsite restaurant and wine bar. 804 10th St, Bellingham; 360-756-1005; thechrysalisinn.com Courtyard by Marriott – Lynnwood 164 rooms, 3 banquet rooms, 3pm check-in, 12pm checkout, pet friendly, restaurant/ lounge, pool/spa, outside area, complimentary Internet, fitness center, bike rental, complimentary shuttle within 5 miles, free parking and bus parking. 4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood;

425-670-0500; marriott.com/ sealn Holiday Inn Downtown Everett 243 rooms, $$. Full-service hotel with 11,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, free parking. Near Everett Events Center. TDD 3105 Pine St, Everett; 425339-2000; hieverett.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marysville 100 rooms with 2 Jacuzzi suites, check in 4pm, check out noon, 24-hour shuttle to Tulalip Resort & Casino. Nearby: Tulalip Resort, Seattle Premium Outlets, Cabela’s. 8606 36th Ave NE, Marysville; 360-530-1234; hiexpress.com/marysvillewa Hotel Nexus 169 rooms, $-$$. Uniquely retro, freshly modern hotel. Includes apartment-style suites with full kitchens. Free breakfast, parking, HSIA, local shuttle. Saffron Bar and Grill. Minutes to Northgate Mall. 2140 N Northgate Way, Seattle; 206-365-0700; hotel nexusseattle.com Silver Reef Hotel, Casino & Spa 105 rooms, $-$$$. Plush beds and oversized baths. Four restaurants, three lounges, full spa, indoor pool. 875 slots and 19 table games. 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale; 360-383-0777; silverreefcasino.com Staybridge Suites Seattle North - Everett 134 apartment-style suites. 5 minutes from Boeing, Everett, and Future of Flight. Kitchens, free hot breakfast buffet, HSIA, parking, local shuttle. Indoor pool, fitness center and business center. 9600 Harbour Pl, Mukilteo; 425-493-9500; staymukilteo.com Tulalip Resort Casino 370-room luxury destination resort and casino located 30 miles north of Seattle. Spa, gaming, shopping, dining and meeting facilities. 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-716-6000; tulalipresort.com

South

Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn & Suites 165 rooms, $$. Full-service hotel with spacious rooms. Your stay includes a deluxe breakfast buffet and airport shuttle. Call us! 32124 25th Ave S, Federal Way; 253-529-4000; bestwestern. com Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel and Conference Center 100 rooms, $$. 6 queen suites, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, business center, free wireless access, dog friendly with fee, entirely non-smoking. 620 S Hill Park Dr, Puyallup; 253-848-1500; bestwesternpark plaza.com Clarion Hotel Renton Newly renovated king and double-queen suites. Complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, fitness room, meeting rooms, 100% non-smoking, more amenities. TDD 3700 E Valley Rd, Renton; 425-251-9591; clarionhotelrenton.com

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Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown 162 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Upscale boutique hotel near museums and shops. Enjoy our indoor pool, exercise room, day spa and award-winning restaurant. 1515 Commerce St, Tacoma; 253-591-9100; marriott.com/ seatd The Cowlitz River Lodge & Conference Center 31 rooms, $. Great room with gas fireplace. Large guest rooms with satellite TV, telephones, data ports, private baths. Continental breakfast, outdoor hot tub, guest laundry. 13069 US Hwy 12, Packwood; 360494-4444; escapetothe mountains.com Crystal Mountain Hotels 70 rooms, $-$$$. Slopeside lodging and dining at Crystal Mountain and Mt. Rainier. Superb restaurant and cozy bar. Meeting and group facilities. 33818 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain; 360-663-2262; crystalhotels.com Days Inn Kent 93 rooms, $$. Newly renovated rooms close to freeways, shopping and dining. Complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi. Jacuzzi. Refrigerator, microwave. 22420 84th Ave S, Kent; 253-395-5444; daysinn.com/ hotel/20593 Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos 120 oversized rooms, $-$$$. 2 casinos, upgraded amenities, oversized rooms. Asian, barbecue, delis, international buffet, national entertainment. Minutes to Sea-Tac Airport. Pets ok. 5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife; 253-922-2000; emeraldqueen. com Great Wolf Lodge 398 suites, $$$$. First-class, full-service family destination resort designed to capture the atmosphere and adventure of the Northwoods. Washington’s largest indoor water park. 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Centralia; 360-273-7718; greatwolf.com Hampton Inn & Suites Federal Way 142 rooms, $. Right between Seattle and Tacoma lies Federal Way, a gorgeous city located in the heart of the Northwest. TDD 31720 Gateway Center Blvd S, Federal Way; 253-946-7000; seattlefederalwaysuites. hampton.com Hawthorn Suites - Seattle Kent 152 suites, $-$$$. Full kitchens, free parking, complimentary HSIA. Airport shuttle service, fitness center, outdoor pool & spas, complimentary full breakfast & evening reception. TDD 6329 S 212th St, Kent; 253-395-3800; hskent.com Holiday Inn Seattle-Renton 226 rooms, $$. Full-service, newly renovated hotel. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, restaurant, lounge, free parking. HSIA, coffee makers, irons/boards, hair dryers, vanity mirrors. TDD 1 S Grady Way, Renton; 425-226-7700; hirenton. com


Hotel Murano 319 rooms, $$. Boutique-style decor in guest rooms. Executive floors. Salon Miro & Savi Day Spa on site. Restaurant, lounge. Steps from Museum District. TDD 1320 Broadway Plz, Tacoma; 253-572-3200; hotelmuranotacoma.com Larkspur Landing - Renton 127 rooms, $$. Breakfast, shuttle service, wireless Internet. 24-hour business center, FeatherBorne beds, fully equipped kitchens. Pet friendly. 15 minutes from airport and downtown. 1701 E Valley Rd, Renton; 425235-1212; larkspurlanding.com/ renton National Park Inn - Mount Rainier National Park 25 rooms, $-$$. This historic inn provides a relaxing retreat in Mount Rainier National Park with spectacular views of Mount Rainier. 55210 238th Ave E, Ashford; 360-569-2275; mtrainierguestservices.com The Nisqually Lodge & Conference Center 24 rooms, $. Great room with fireplace. Large guest rooms with private baths, air conditioning, telephones, satellite TV, continental breakfast, outdoor hot tub. Wireless Internet. 31609 SR 706, Ashford; 360-5698804; escapetothemountains. com Paradise Inn - Mount Rainier National Park 121 rooms, $$-$$$. Built in 1917, this historic inn in Mount Rainier National Park is surrounded by mountain meadows lush with wildflowers. 55106 Kernahan Rd E, Ashford; 360-569-2275; mtrainierguestservices.com Red Lion Inn & Suites - Kent Newly renovated lounge. Complimentary breakfast & parking, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, & local phone calls. Fitness & business center, indoor pool/spa & dry sauna, 24-hour operation. TDD 25100 74th Ave S, Kent; 253-520-6670; redlionhotelkent.com Seattle Tacoma KOA 148 sites, $. Open all year. Pullthrough sites. 20 minutes to downtown Seattle & 10 minutes from Sea-Tac Airport. Near shopping centers, golf courses, bike trail and bird sanctuary. Pets ok. TDD 5801 S 212th St, Kent; 253-872-8652; seattlekoa. com Three Tree Point Bed and Breakfast 1 cottage, 1 suite, $$-$$$$. Newly remodeled with spectacular water & mountain views. Fireplace, computer with Internet, private patio, hot tub. Beach walks, minutes from airport and Seattle. 17026 33rd Ave SW, Seattle; 206-669-7646; 3treepointbnb.com

Eastern WA

The Davenport Hotel & Tower 611 rooms, $$-$$$$. Downtown Spokane’s historic landmark. 10 S Post St, Spokane; 509-4558888; thedavenporthotel.com

The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center 127 rooms, $-$$$$. Luxury suites for weekend getaways. King deluxe rooms for business travelers. Complimentary breakfast, Internet, fitness & business centers, airport shuttle & parking. 6 W Rose St, Walla Walla; 509525-2200; marcuswhitmanhotel. com

Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center Sequim 77 rooms, $$. Perfect rural location with latest technology. Roof garden and indoor pool. Three meeting rooms. Executive suites are available. Black Bear Diner family restaurant next door. 1441 E Washington St, Sequim; 360-681-8756; hiexpress.com/ northsequim

ton 115, Ocean Shores; 360-2896121; quinaultbeachresort.com

Northern Quest Resort and Casino 250 rooms, 22 suites, $$$. Luxury hotel. Destination resort. World-class casino. 14 restaurants, 24-hour room service, nightclub. Spa, salon. Free parking, valet and airport shuttle. Wi-Fi. 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights; 509-481-6000; northernquest.com

Kalaloch Lodge $$-$$$. Lodge, cabins. Pet friendly. Ocean views, beach, fireplaces, kitchens. Restaurant, bar, gift shop, mercantile and gas station. Private bathrooms. No TV or phones. Non-smoking. Sunsets, hiking, tide pools. 157151 Hwy 101, Forks; 866-6629969; thekalalochlodge.com

Roche Harbor Resort 75 rooms, $-$$$$. Historic, seaside, resort village on San Juan Island. Hotel, luxurious McMillin Suites, cottages and condos overlooking beautiful harbor and marina. Full-service spa. 248 Reuben Memorial Dr, Roche Harbor; 360-378-6809; rocheharbor.com

La Conner Channel Lodge 40 rooms, $$-$$$. La Conner’s only waterfront hotel. Complimentary European continental breakfast. Gas fireplaces, private balconies, whirlpools. Boat moorage. Senior and winter discount rates. 205 N First St, La Conner; 425-466-1500; laconnerlodging.com

Seabrook- A New Beach Town The fastest-growing coastal destination in the NW, Seabrook offers vacation homes for sale and rent overlooking miles of oceanfront. 4275 SR 109, Pacific Beach; 360-276-4137; seabrookwa.com

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort 58 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Breathtaking beauty of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, superb cuisine and accommodations in harmony with nature—the ideal backdrop for events, adventures and escapes. 7375 Icicle Rd, Leavenworth; 509-548-6344; sleepinglady.com Suncadia Resort 247 rooms and suites, $$$$. Luxury mountain resort featuring deluxe rooms, golf clubhouse, indoor/outdoor dining, meeting rooms, special event area and area activities. 3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum; 509-649-6400; suncadia.com

Western WA

Alderbrook Resort and Spa 93 rooms/cottages, $$$-$$$$. Family-friendly, full-service resort with regular and deluxe rooms, plus two-bedroom cottages with kitchenettes. Restaurant, day spa, PGA golf course, marina. Pets ok. 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union; 360898-2200; alderbrookresort. com Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn An enchanting five-suite oceanfront boutique B&B nestled in the dunes of Long Beach, Washington... Class without pretense. 607 N Ocean Beach Blvd, Long Beach; 360-642-8069; boreas inn.com Discovery Inn at Friday Harbor Discovery Inn & Gardens in Friday Harbor offers affordable comfort and friendly service. Seasonal spa and multi-night discounts. 1016 Guard St, Friday Harbor; 360-378-2000; discovery-inn.com Earthbox Inn & Spa 72 rooms. A delightful blend of cool resort motel and classic vintage motor inn with an indoor pool, full-service spa, stylishly renovated rooms, free Wi-Fi and complimentary bikes. 410 Spring St, Friday Harbor; 360-378-4000; earthboxmotel.com Harrison House Suites 15 suites, $-$$$$. One block from the ferry. Kitchens, harbor views, fireplaces, hot tubs, gourmet breakfast, bikes, kayaks. Catering, meetings, family reunions, weddings. Pet friendly. 235 C St, Friday Harbor; 360378-3587; harrisonhousesuites. com

La Conner Country Inn 28 rooms, $$-$$$. La Conner’s most charming and quaint country hotel. Complimentary European homemade continental breakfast. Gas fireplaces, spacious rooms. Restaurant and pub. Pets ok. 107 S Second St, La Conner; 360-466-3101; laconnerlodging.com

The Resort at Port Ludlow 46 rooms/condos, $$-$$$. Intimate NW waterfront resort, water & mountain views, charming inn, guestrooms with jetted tub & fireplace. 1 Heron Rd, Port Ludlow; 360-437-7000; portludlowresort.com

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Lodge and cabins. Fireplaces, kitchens, private bathrooms. No TV. No phones. Ocean views, beach, hiking, tide pools. Restaurant, mercantile store. 3pm check-in. Pet friendly. 12076 Sol Duc Hot Springs Rd, Port Angeles; 866-476-5382; olympicnationalparks.com

Outside of WA

Lake Crescent Lodge 52 rooms, $-$$$$. In magical Olympic National Park. Experience enchanting historic lake-side lodging and fine dining featuring regional cuisine and local wines. 416 Lake Crescent Rd, Olympic National Park; 360928-3211; olympicnationalpark. com

Amethyst Lodge 97 rooms, $$. Heart of Jasper, attractive oversized rooms w/ air conditioning. Dine in Anthony’s Restaurant—one of Jasper’s best—or unwind in our Mountain View lounge. Outdoor hot tubs. Pets ok. 200 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB, Canada; 780-4099273; mpljasper.com

Lake Quinault Lodge 92 rooms, $-$$$. A National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Quinault. Boating, hiking, dining, indoor swimming pool, interpretive tours. 3 hours from Seattle and/or Portland. Pets ok. 345 S Shore Rd, Quinault; 360-288-2900; olympicnational parks.com

Chateau Jasper 119 rooms, $$$. 12 deluxe suites. Silverwater Grill and Lounge. In-room fridge and safes. Fitness center and indoor pool. Wireless Internet. 96 Geikie St, Jasper, AB, Canada; 780-409-9273; mpljasper.com

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes 10 rooms, 7 cabins, $$$-$$$$. 82-acres, three lakes, a cozy 10-room lodge and seven log cabins nestled on San Juan Island. Canvas Cabins for ‘glamping’ and campsites also available. 4313 Roche Harbor Rd, Friday Harbor; 360-3782350; lakedale.com Ocean Shores Inn & Suites Hotel and condo suites, studios, one, two, and three bedrooms. Economical accommodations by the beach with kitchens, pool, and Wi-Fi. Bring the family! 648 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores; 360-940-7455; oceanshoresinnandsuites. com Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Four Star quality destination resort on the beach. Luxury spa with pool and exercise facility. Restaurants, lounges, cabaret entertainment, internationalstyle casino. TDD 78 Washing-

The Fairmont Empress 477 rooms, $$$-$$$$. A place of timeless beauty, grand tradition and lasting impressions. Spa, health club, indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, casual and fine dining, lounge, afternoon tea. Small pets ok. 721 Government St, Victoria, BC, Canada; 250-3848111; fairmont.com/empress

La Quinta Inn Coeur d’Alene Appleway 51 rooms, $-$$. Free Bright Side breakfast. Free wireless Internet, 24-hour pool/hot tub. Guest laundry. Fitness center. RV parking. Pet friendly. 280 W Appleway, Coeur d’Alene, ID; 208-765-5500; lq.com Lobstick Lodge 139 rooms, $$. Family hotel with newly renovated rooms. Kitchenettes available. Indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Restaurant and lounge. Pets ok. 94 Geikie St, Jasper, AB, Canada; 780-409-9273; mpljasper.com Marmot Lodge 107 rooms, $$. Affordable elegance, motel-style lodge with designer rooms, executive suites and kitchen units. Amenities include indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool, restaurant, lounge. Pets ok. 86 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB, Canada; 780409-9273; mpljasper.com Pocahontas Cabins 57 cabins, $$. Character and style in a natural setting. 20 minutes east of Jasper. Mountain views, heated outdoor pool, restaurant, gift store. Minutes from Miette Hot Springs. Pets ok. Hwy 16 E, Jasper, AB, Canada; 780-866-3732; mpljasper.com Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver 80-room downtown Vancouver, BC hotel. 3pm check-in, 12pm check-out. Free Wi-Fi, free hot continental breakfast. No pets. 435 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 604-488-1088; ramadadowntownvancouver. com Wickaninnish Inn 75 rooms, $$$-$$$$. A Relais & Châteaux property. Pacific Ocean views, soaker tub, fireplaces and balconies in every room! Experience our Ancient Cedars Spa & fresh Pacific NW cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant. Pet rooms available. Osprey Ln at Chesterman Beach, Tofino, BC, Canada; 250-725-3100; wickinn. com

Lodging Reservation & Referral Services Alfred’s Vacation Rentals Amazing locations! Amazing prices! We host large groups! Call us today! 1221 First Ave, Seattle; 866-232-3864; stayalfred.com

Granville Island Hotel 82 rooms, $$$. On the waterfront in the heart of Vancouver, minutes from Downtown and the Public Market, live theatres, shops and restaurants. Pets ok. 1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 604683-7373; granvilleislandhotel. com

Bainbridge Island Lodging Association Escape to Bainbridge Island. and Kitsap County. Just 7 miles across Puget Sound from downtown Seattle. Take a scenic, 35-minute ferry ride to our 40 relaxing inns, B&Bs and cottages. Bainbridge; 206-8420382; bainbridgelodging.com

Hotel Rialto A boutique-style property located in downtown Victoria. 52 well-appointed rooms. Check in 3pm, check out 11am, no pets. 653 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC, Canada; 250-383-4157; hotelrialto.ca

Bed & Breakfast Association of Seattle 16 member inns, $-$$$. The finest bed-and-breakfast inns in Seattle, independently owned and professionally operated, offering a variety of amenities to make your stay pleasant, restful and memorable. PO Box 12031,

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THINGS TO DO

Attractions

ACME Bowling Billiards and Events Open everyday, various hours. Full service restaurant, lounge, non smoking bowling, billiards and private rooms. Multiple plasma televisions for your viewing pleasure. 100 Andover Park W, Tukwila; 206-340-0202; acmebowl.com AMC Pacific Place 11 11 screen movie theatre featuring mainstream and independent movies with meeting opportunities, open 365 days a year, full schedule. 600 Pine St, Ste 400, Seattle; 206-652-8908; amctheatres.com Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village Harbor, Lakes and Locks cruises featuring history and facts, scenery and Seattle’s famous places. Royal Argosy brunch, lunch and dinner cruises. Group rates. 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201, Seattle; 206-623-1445; argosycruises.com

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Blowing Sands Glass Glassblowing studio and gallery. Watch glassblowers at work, sign up for a lesson, and shop for work, by Northwest artists. 5805 14th Ave NW, Seattle; 206-7835314; blowingsands.com Chihuly Garden and Glass Chihuly Garden and Glass presents a comprehensive collection of the works of Dale Chihuly through interior, garden and Glasshouse installations. 305 Harrison St, Seattle; 206-9052180; chihulygardenandglass. com CityPASS, Inc. Save 43% off Seattle’s 6 best attractions, plus skip lines. Seattle CityPASS includes admission to: Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP Museum, Woodland Park Zoo OR The Museum of Flight. Adult $74 (value $129); Child (4-12) $49. Valid 9-days. 27 Arrow Root Ln, Victor; 208-787-4300; citypass. com Columbia Center Sky View Observatory Sweeping city views, snow covered mountains and glistening waters of Puget Sound, Enjoy the Pacific Northwest at the Columbia Centers Sky View Observatory; the tallest observatory on the West Coast. 701 Fifth Ave, Seattle; 206-386-5564; columbiacenterseattle.com

glassybaby Watch glass blowers up close at the glassybaby hot shop. The colorful votives have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and are a Seattle treasure. 3406 E Union St, Seattle; 206568-7368; glassybaby.com Great Wolf Lodge Just south of Olympia, offering 398 Family Suites and 70,000 sq. ft. of indoor entertainment including exclusive indoor water park. 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Centralia; 360-273-7718; greatwolf.com Hot Tub Boat Rentals, LLC Experience comfort, relaxation and revolving scenery. Hot Tub Boat Rentals is open Mon-Sun, 8am-9pm by appointment. 2132 Westlake Ave N, Ste 151, Seattle; 206-747-4362; hottubboats.com iFLY Seattle Indoor Skydiving Experience indoor skydiving. Safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens & realistic for skydivers. 349 Tukwila Pkwy, Tukwila; 206-244-4359; iflyseattle.com K1 Speed Come and enjoy indoor kart racing in a unique atmosphere. Electric karts, zero emissions, fun for all ages. Open daily. 2207 NE Bel-Red Rd, Redmond; 425455-9999; k1speed.com/seattlelocation.html

Corks and Canvas Events Taste Washington wines and create fun art at the best wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars. Anyone can do it! 3719 NE 145th St, Seattle; 425-867-9383; corks andcanvasevents.com

Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple Largest and most magnificent Buddhist Temple. Hours Mon-Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 9:30-5pm. Meditation on Saturday at 8pm. 17012 NE 40th Ct, Redmond; 425-882-0916; tbsseattle.org

Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery Visit Issaquah’s Salmon Hatchery. Open dawn to dusk. Tours on request. Best time to visit is during Fall salmon run. 125 W Sunset Way, Issaquah; 425-3921118; issaquahfish.org

Lucky Strike Lanes Bowl on our state-of-the-art lanes, play pool in our billiard area, or enjoy our VIP Lounge. 700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 250 (Lincoln Square), Bellevue; 425453-7160; bowlluckystrike.com/ locations/washington/bellevue

Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour Take the world famous Boeing Tour and visit the world’s largest building (by volume) to witness the assembly of Boeing’s twin-aisle jets. 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo; 425-438-8100; futureofflight.org GameWorks A unique restaurant-bar-entertainment venue with over 200 interactive video games for all ages. Great happy hour. 1511 Seventh Ave, Seattle; 206-5210952; gameworks.com Garage Billiards and Bowl Open 3pm-2am daily. 1,200 person venue. Restaurant, bar, patio, bowling, billiards. All non-smoking. Private rooms available. Reservations accepted. 1130 Broadway, Seattle; 206-322-2296; garagebilliards.com Glass Eye Studio Handmade art glass studio. Scheduled tours Monday through Friday 9am-to 2pm. Advance reservations required. 600 NW 40th St, Seattle; 206-782-6548; glasseye.com

Visit Seattle winter/spring 2013–14

Miner’s Landing at Pier 57 Seattle Refurbished 1890’s Gold Rush pier with authentic Northwest dining, panoramic views, gifts and apparel, Carousel and family entertainment. Open daily. 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57, Seattle; 206-623-8600; pier57seattle. com Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Experience the Northwest via a vintage steam train ride and a visit to our working museum and restoration shop. 54124 Mountain Hwy E, Elbe; 360-492-5588; mrsr.com North Cascades Institute Outdoor programs for people of all ages in the heart of North Cascades National Park: Family Getaways, Group Rentals, Skagit Tours, Base Camp and more! 1940 Diablo Dam Rd, Diablo; 206526-2566; ncascades.org Northwest Art Alliance Best of the Northwest brings over 200 artists, boutique wineries, and performing arts together in November (Smith Cove Cruise Terminal - Pier 91) and March (Magnuson Park.) 7777 62nd

Ave NE, Seattle; 206-525-5926; nwartalliance.com Northwest Cider Association Representing artisan cidermakers throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia and cider enthusiasts worldwide. Many tasting rooms open year round. PO Box 687, Freeland; 360-929-9924; nwcider.com Northwest Flower & Garden Show Annual 5-day event at Convention Center in Seattle. 3rd largest Flower & Garden Show in the country PO Box 110849, Tacoma; 253-756-2121; garden show.com Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Unique wildlife park specializing in Northwest animals. Guided tram tours, zipline challenge courses, up close animal experiences, on way to Mount Rainier. 11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville; 360-832-6117; nwtrek.org Olympic Game Farm Open at 9am everyday. Special group and school rates of ten people or more. Military and AAA discounts. 1423 Ward Rd, Sequim; 360-683-4295; olygamefarm.com Pacific Science Center Under the arches, near the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center has over 300 interactive exhibits, two IMAX theaters and acres of hands-on fun. Broad and Denny, Seattle; 206-4432001; pacificsciencecenter.org Paris Eastside Fun and hands-on cooking classes in the heart of Capitol Hill. Other craft classes available too. Children welcome. TuesdaySaturday, 10am-7pm. 816 E Pike St, Seattle; 206-452-3622; pariseastside.com Pier 66 Parasail See the sights of Elliott Bay and the Seattle waterfront. Located on Pier 66. Tours run July - August, 7 days a week. After Labor Day, weekends only. 2201 Alaskan Way, Seattle; 206622-5757 Remlinger Farms Family Fun Park with rides, Farm Market, Restaurant, U-Pick Fields, October Harvest Festival. Open May-October. See website for details. 32610 NE 32nd St, Carnation; 425-333-4135; remlingerfarms.com Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Enjoy over 10,000 rhododendrons growing in a beautiful 22-acre woodland garden. Group tours available. Unique gifts and plants for sale. 2525 S 336th St, Federal Way; 253-838-4646; rhodygarden.org Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Award-winning zoo and aquarium: up close animal experiences, live animal show, stingray touch, all-new shark cage dives. 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma; 253591-5337; pdza.org Sandbox Sports Seattle Seattle’s only indoor beach with beach volleyball, kids’ sandbox,

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tiki lounge with TV’s and meeting rooms. Great for parties! 5955 Airport Way S, Seattle; 206-6242899; sandboxsports.net Schack Art Center Admission free, visual arts center offering glass blowing, exhibits, and classes. Open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, noon-5pm. 2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett; 425-259-5050; schack. org Seafair Summer-long festival with over 40 events for spectators and participants: Milk Carton Derby, Triathlon, Marathon, Torchlight Parade and Run, Hydroplane Race, Air Show featuring the Blue Angels! 2200 Sixth Ave, Ste 400, Seattle; 206-728-0123; seafair.com Seattle Aquarium See playful otters, incredible octopus and other amazing sea creatures. Explore the underwater world of the Pacific Northwest and a Pacific Coral Reef. CityPASS participant. 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle; 206-682-3474; seattleaquarium. org Seattle Center 74 acres of arts and cultural entertainment for all ages including ballet, opera, theater, WNBA basketball, the country’s largest international film festival and the newly renovated Armory with eateries featuring menus from local Northwest chefs. 305 Harrison St, Seattle; 206-6847200; seattlecenter.com Seattle Center Monorail The fastest way to travel between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle, EMP Museum, Pacific Science Center and more! Built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the Monorail celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year! Open daily-train departs every 10 minutes! Seattle Center Campus, Seattle; 206-905-2600; seattlemonorail. com Seattle Events, Producers of Seattle Hempfest Worlds largest annual event advocating cannabis law reform in unique “protestival” environment. The third weekend in August on Seattle’s Waterfront. Three days, five stages of music & speakers. Hempfest Central – 12351 Lake City Way NE, Ste 102, Seattle; 206-364-4367; hempfest.org Seattle Pinball Museum Come play history! 50+ games, 7 Decades, from 1960’s to present on freeplay, Admission $10.00 (1 entry) $15 all day. Beer, soda, snacks & swag. 508 Maynard Ave S, Seattle; 206-623-0759; pinballnews.com/sites/seattle pinballmuseum/index.html Seattle Public Library Central Library Visit Seattle’s spectacular Central Library. Offers self-guided tours, author programs, free Internet, Wi-Fi, gift shop, café and bus schedules. 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle; 206-386-4636; spl. org


Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, First Fl (Seventh & Pike), Seattle; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/ visitors/ccc Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Pike Place Market (First & Pike), Seattle; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc Smith Tower Observation Deck Seattle’s best view since 1914 from 35th floor outdoor Observation Deck. 360 degree views of downtown, waterfront, mountains and stadiums. Seasonal hours. 506 Second Ave, Ste 1021, Seattle; 206-622-4004; smithtower.com Space Needle Revolving restaurant, Observation Deck, banquet level and gift shop. Elevator ride complimentary when dining. Valet parking available or ride the Monorail. Open daily. 400 Broad St, Seattle; 206-905-2111; spaceneedle.com The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is open 10am5pm Tuesday through Saturday and admission is free. 440 Fifth Ave N, Seattle; 206-709-3100; visitorcenter.gatesfoundation.org The Bloedel Reserve Internationally renowned public gardens, known for inspiring landscapes. Open year round; open later June-Aug. 7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island; 206-842-7631; bloedelreserve. org The Boeing Company/ Future of Flight The Future of Flight Aviation Center features public tours of Boeing’s Everett factory, home of the 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner. 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo; 206-766-2907; futureofflight.org The Butchart Gardens Ltd. Open daily at 9am. 1pm on Christmas day. 55 acres of gardens. Restaurants & gift store. Summer evening entertainment. Christmas display. 800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay; 250-652-4422; butchartgardens. com/sea The Children’s Museum, Seattle 22,000 sq. ft. of hands-on exhibits for children ages 10 months to 10 years old and their families to enjoy. 305 Harrison St, Seattle; 206-441-1768; thechildrens museum.org The Seattle Great Wheel One of the largest ferris wheels in North America. 175 feet tall, 42 climate controlled gondolas. Pier 57 Alaskan Way, Seattle;

206-623-8600; seattlegreat wheel.com The Tag Zone Washington’s only indoor NerfGun Arena. Heart pounding, realistic, intense Nerf wars. Fought on 4,000 sq. ft. military and urban themed fields. 605 S 223rd St, Des Moines; 206-7194632; thetagzone.com Theo Chocolate Organic and Fair Trade certified chocolate factory offers tours seven days a week. $6.00 per person. Please call for reservations. 3400 Phinney Ave N, Seattle; 206-632-5100; theochocolate.com Three Dollar Bill Cinemas Enriches, strengthens, and connects diverse communities by supporting queer film and by producing the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and other events. 1122 E Pike St, Ste 1313, Seattle; 206-323-4274; three dollarbillcinema.org Tillicum Village NW Coast Indian Cultural Center & Restaurant 4-hour tour includes cruise, spectacular Seattle skyline views, Pacific Northwest Coast Indian style salmon dinner, entertaining stage show, Gift Gallery. 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 55/56, Seattle; 206-623-1445; tillicumvillage.com Underground Tour, Bill Speidel’s Seattle’s most unusual attraction, a humorous stroll through subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire. Get a time-capsule view! 608 First Ave, Seattle; 206-682-4646; undergroundtour. com USS Turner Joy DD-951 Bremerton Historic Ships Association USS Turner Joy is a Vietnamera museum ship available for daily tours/reunions/and special events. Gift shop on site. 300 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton; 360-792-2457; ussturnerjoy.org Uwajimaya, Inc The Pacific Northwest’s quality Asian food & gift market. Foods, giftware, deli, fresh seafood, meat, produce, more. Also in Bellevue & Renton. 4601 Sixth Ave S, Seattle; 206-624-3215; uwajimaya.com Volunteer Park Conservatory Modeled after London’s Crystal Palace, featuring tropical plants including orchids. On-site gift shop. Docent tours available. 10am-4pm daily; summer until 6pm. 1400 E Galer St, Seattle; 206-322-4112; volunteerpark conservatory.org Washington State Fair and Events Center Diverse year-round events and entertainment including the Northwest’s famous Puyallup Fair held in September and the Spring Fair in April. 110 Ninth Ave SW, Puyallup; 253-845-1771; thefair.com Waterways Cruises & Events Unforgettable dinner, brunch,

happy hour, lunch and holiday cruises aboard a beautiful yacht, with delicious Northwest cuisine, spectacular views and a Captain’s narration of sights. Private deck rentals are available on all dining cruises. 2441 N Northlake Way, Seattle; 206-223-2060; waterwayscruises.com

Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Daily noon-2am. Minutes from Seattle-Bainbridge ferry. Shuttle service available. Keno, craps, roulette, poker, bingo, Caribbean stud. 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish; 866-609-8700; clearwatercasino.com

Lake Spanaway Golf Course At 7,083 yards, Lake Spanaway Golf Course has been recognized on a national level and consistently ranks as one of the top courses in the Pacific Northwest. 15602 Pacific Ave, Tacoma; 253531-3660; lakespanawaygc.com

Whidbey Art Trail A year-round touring trail of working artists’ studios along the rural roadways of scenic Whidbey Island. Call for appointment/ hours. Island Arts Council PO Box 173, Langley; 360-320-3313; whidbeyarttrail.com

Tulalip Resort Casino 2,000 slots, table games, restaurants, free entertainment. $3,500,000 slots payback daily! More cash-back than any other casino. Open everyday. 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-7166000; tulalipresort.com

Wild Waves Theme Park Two parks in one! The largest theme park and water park in the Washington State featuring over 60 rides, slides and attractions. 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way; 253-661-8000; wildwaves.com

Lake Wilderness Golf Course Our 18-hole golf course offers short narrow fairways, testing all skill levels and rewarding the accurate shot maker. Let us host your next tournament. 25400 Witte Rd SE, Maple Valley; 425-432-9405; lakewilderness gc.com

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Woodland Park Zoo Reconnect with nature at this top award-winning zoo and see why it’s hailed as among the finest in the world. TDD 601 N 59th St, Seattle; 206-548-2500; zoo.org Ye Olde Curiosity Shop World-famous Seattle waterfront attraction established in 1899, one family ownership. 1,001 curious things for 100 years and more: curios, oddities, souvenirs, art, gifts, free museum. 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle; 206-682-5844; yeoldecuriosity shop.com

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Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos Experience gaming thrills in elegant surroundings; Vegas style at the Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos! Dining, nightclub, national entertainment. Open 24 hours. 5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife; 253-594-7777; emeraldqueen. com Lucky Eagle Casino & Eagles Landing Hotel Full service casino & hotel. Slots, tables. Free live weekend entertainment, four restaurants. Open daily 9am. Just south of Olympia. I-5 Exit 88. 12888 188th Ave SW, Rochester; 360-2732000; luckyeagle.com Muckleshoot Casino 2,600 machines, over 100 tables, poker, keno, 7 restaurants, live music and dancing in Club Galaxy. Open every day. TDD 2402 Auburn Way S, Auburn; 253-8044444; muckleshootcasino.com Silver Reef Hotel, Casino & Spa 105 rooms featuring plush beds and oversized baths. 4 restaurants, full spa, indoor pool, 3 lounges, 875 slots and 20 table games. 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale; 360-383-0777; silverreefcasino.com Snoqualmie Casino Experience the thrill of Vegasstyle gaming and world-class entertainment mere minutes from Seattle at I-90 east, Exit 27. SHUTTLE SERVICE available. 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie; 425-888-1234; snocasino.com

Bellevue Municipal Golf Course Bellevue Golf Course offers an 18-hole championship course, golf instructions, practice greens, driving range and restaurant featuring a venue with seating for 80 people. 5500 140th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-452-7250; bellevuepgc.com Chambers Bay Golf Course Site of the 2015 U.S. Open, Chambers Bay was designed the challenge the greatest players in the world, but is enjoyable for players of any skill level. Discover pure links golf while immersing yourself in panoramic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. 6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place; 253-460GOLF (4653); chambersbaygolf. com Fort Steilacoom Golf Course A fun 9-hole intermediate length golf course featuring dual tees for an 18-hole round. The beautifully manicured greens and natural plains-like setting are a pleasure to experience. 8200 87th Ave SW, Lakewood; 253588-0613; lakespanawaygc.com/ fort-steilacoom.php Harbour Pointe Golf Club Includes two distinctive and challenging nines featuring amazing views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. 11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo; 425-355-6060; harbourpointegolf.com Interbay Golf Center Minutes from downtown, Interbay Golf Center features a 9-hole executive course, 18-hole mini golf course, 80-stall covered/ heated driving range and PGA/ LPGA Professional Instruction. Let us customize your next event. 2501 15th Ave W, Seattle; 206-285-2200; premiergc.com Jackson Park Golf Course Located just minutes from downtown, Jackson Park Golf Course consists of an 18-hole championship course and 9-hole course. A 50-stall practice facility is set to open spring 2013. 1000 NE 135th St, Seattle; 206363-4747; premiergc.com Jefferson Park Golf Course Featuring vistas of the city’s skyline and Mt. Rainer, Jefferson Park Golf Course includes an 18-hole championship course, 9-hole course and driving range. 4101 Beacon Hill S, Seattle; 206-762-4513; premiergc.com

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Legion Memorial Golf Course Perched on a bluff overlooking Port Gardner Bay in Everett, Legion Memorial Golf Course has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1933. 144 W Marine View Dr, Everett; 425-259-4653; everettgolf.com/leg.php Oki Developments, Inc. Oki Golf is a collection of nine premier golf facilities in the Puget Sound area, headlined by the renowned Golf Club at Newcastle. 1416 - 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-454-2800; okigolf. com Premier Golf Centers, LLC Golf course management company in the northwest, Premier Golf currently manages ten golf courses for five municipalities throughout Puget Sound. 2501 15th Ave W, Seattle; 206-8384550; premiergolfcenters.com The Golf Club at Echo Falls Home of the famous island 18th green, The Golf Club at Echo Falls offers a spectacular combination of country scenery, championship golf and worldclass facilities. 20414 121st Ave SE, Snohomish; 206-362-3000; echofallsgolf.com The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie Home to two unique, championship courses, the Woodlands and the Links, framed by beautiful views of the Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier. 8383 Vicwood Lane, Lacey; 360-558-3348; hawksprairiegolf.com The Golf Club at Newcastle Perched high above it all with stunning views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains, the facility offers 2 championship-caliber public courses and unmatched clubhouse amenities and dining options. 15500 Six Penny Ln, Newcastle; 425-793-5566; newcastlegolf.com The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge With incredible views of the Cascade Mountains, the course carves its way through native forests and challenging water features to create the region’s finest and most challenging golf experiences. 1416 - 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-836-1510; redmondridgegolf.com Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Named “Best Public Golf Course” by Seattle Magazine readers in 2009, Trophy Lake is a magnificent collaboration of nature and design, capturing the spirit and tradition of the North-

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Walter Hall Golf Course A favorite for golfers of all skill levels, players are treated to beautifully manicured course conditions, personal customer service and a player-friendly design featuring four sets of tees. 1226 W Casino Rd, Everett; 425-353-4653; everettgolf.com/ hall.php

Henry Art Gallery The expanded Henry features works from the permanent collection, exhibitions of contemporary and modern art, outdoor sculpture court, shop and cafe. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, Seattle; 206-543-2280; henryart. org

Washington National Golf Club Home to University of Washington Husky golf teams, Washington National Golf Club combines an award-wining layout with a theme that celebrates the traditions of the University of Washington. 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn; 253-333-5000; washingtonnationalgolfclub.com West Seattle Golf Course A classic layout boasting incredible views of downtown Seattle and Elliot Bay from several holes, West Seattle offers an exceptional venue for tournaments and events. 4470 35th Ave SW, Seattle; 206-935-5187; premiergc.com

Museums

Bellevue Arts Museum BAM features world-class art, craft and design exhibitions, is conveniently located in downtown Bellevue and open 7 days a week. 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-519-0770; bellevuearts.org Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Dinosaurs, fossils and fabulous Native American art. Family events and much more. Museum cafe. Daily 10am-5pm. First Thursday until 8pm. University of Washington Box 353010, Seattle; 206-543-5590; burkemuseum. org Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center Chief Seattle’s Duwamish tribe. Traditional longhouse, museum, art gallery. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, free admission. Evening programs. Duwamish bike trail, waterfront park with picnic tables. 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle; 206-431-1582; duwamishtribe.org/longhouse. html

Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve Interactive Museum Explore 2,000+ years of history and culture. Demonstrations, Films, Workshops, Lectures, Rentals, Tours. Tues-Fri:10am-5pm, Sat-Sun:noon-5pm. 6410 23rd Ave NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2650; hibulbculturalcenter.org Historic Flight Foundation A unique collection of vintage aircraft produced between 1927 and 1957 all restored and airborne again. Keeping aviation history alive. 10719 Bernie Webber Dr, Mukilteo; 425-3483200; historicflight.org Kids Discovery Museum Steps from the Bainbridge Island Ferry, KiDiMu welcomes families to learn through interactive play. Tue-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun noon-4pm. 301 Ravine Ln NE, Bainbridge Island; 206-8554650; kidimu.org Klondike Gold Rush NHP-Seattle National park that commemorates Seattle’s role in the 18971898 Klondike Gold Rush. Open daily 9am-5pm. Public welcome. 319 Second Ave S, Seattle; 206-220-4240; nps.gov/klse LeMay - America’s Car Museum Technologically advanced museum & educational center showcasing the cultural impact of automobiles. 300+ vehicles & artifacts. 2702 E D St, Tacoma; 253-779-8490; lemaymuseum. org Milepost 31 Explore the history of Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original downtown, and see how a recordbreaking tunnel will transform the city. Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm, Free Admission. 211 First Ave S, Seattle; 206-805-2846; milepost31.org

EMP Museum Explore some of the most significant moments in rock music, science fiction, and popular culture through EMP’s impressive exhibitions and interactive installations. 325 Fifth Ave N, Seattle; 206-770-2700; emp museum.org

Museum of Communications Most unique collection of working central office equipment and antique telephones in the U.S. Tuesday 9am-2pm, 1st Sunday of each month 11:30am-4pm, or by appointment. 7000 E Marginal Way S, Seattle; 206-767-3012; museumofcommunications. org

Flying Heritage Collection Visit Paul G. Allen’s collection of restored military aircraft and artifacts, and watch as these rare warbirds soar across the skies just like they did in WWII. 3407 109th St SW, Everett; 206-342-4242; flyingheritage. com

Museum of Glass All glass, all the time! Galleries, live glassblowing demonstrations, outdoor plazas, theater, cafe, store. Open Wed-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm. See website summer hours. 1801 Dock St, Tacoma; 253-396-1768; museumofglass.org

Frye Art Museum The region’s only free art museum. The Frye showcases European and American art, past and present. Cafe, store, free

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) Learn about the rich history and culture of the Puget Sound region at Seattle’s premier

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regional history museum. State-of-the-art exhibits, family activities, hands-on interactives. Open daily 10am-5pm and until 8pm every Thursday. 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle; 206-324-1126; mohai.org Nordic Heritage Museum Exhibits on immigrant experiences, Nordic pioneers, Northwest history. Travelling international exhibits. Open TueSat 10am-4pm. Sun noon-4pm. Gift Shop. 3014 NW 67th St, Seattle; 206-789-5707; nordic museum.org Northwest African American Museum A history, culture and arts institution that explores what it means to be African American in the Pacific Northwest. 2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle; 206518-6000; naamnw.org Northwest Railway Museum Train excursion to top of Snoqualmie Falls. Group discounts. Free museum, historic railway equipment, 1890 depot, gift shop, special events. TDD 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie; 425-888-0373; trainmuseum. org Seattle Art Museum SAM collects and exhibits objects from across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present. SAM’s three locations include the Seattle Art Museum, downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park. First Ave & Union St, Seattle; 206-748-9285; seattleartmuseum.org Tacoma Art Museum Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. Third Thursday 10am- 8pm - free admission all day. Admission $9 adults; $8 senior/student/ military. Children 5 and under free. 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma; 253-272-4258; tacomaart museum.org The Center for Wooden Boats Hands-on classic wooden boat museum with exhibits to ride, rent and explore. Closed Monday. See website for hours. Free admission. 1010 Valley St, Seattle; 206-382-2628; cwb.org The Living Computer Museum Dedicated to preserving the meaningful milestones of computer evolution in working and interactive condition. 2245 First Ave S, Seattle; 206-3422020; livingcomputermuseum. org The Museum of Flight The past, present and future of flight comes alive in a worldclass collection, rich exhibits and a full schedule of special programs. Daily 10am-5pm. 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle; 206-764-5700; museumofflight. org The Steamer Virginia V Foundation Historic 1922 Landmark Steamship from famed Puget Sound “Mosquito Fleet.” Available for charter or dockside events. Public tours and cruises. 860 Terry Ave N, Ste 223, Seattle; 206-624-9119; virginiav.org

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Smithsonian affiliate and only pan-Asian museum in the U.S. Admission includes gallery exhibitions + guided tour of historic Chinatown hotel. TueSun 10am-5pm. 719 S King St, Seattle; 206-623-5124; wingluke. org

Nightlife

Moe Bar A Rock and Roll Bar attached to music venue, Neumos. Weekly DJ nights. Booth reservations, private parties accepted. 1425 10th Ave, Seattle; 206-709-9442; moebarseattle.com The Crocodile Legendary Seattle nightclub voted “Top 10 Greatest Rock Venue of All Time” now serving wood fired pizza in our lounge. 2200 Second Ave, Seattle; 206441-7416; thecrocodile.com The Parlor Collection Events and entertainment facility featuring 19 billiards tables, a state-of-the-art comedy club, full service restaurant and bar, private suites, and a Vegas style lounge. 700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 300, Bellevue; 425-2897000; parlorcollection.com Showbox Market The Showbox Market is known for presenting an eclectic and exciting array of artists, performers, and musicians where the common thread is the best in live entertainment for the best fans out there - ours! 1426 First Ave, Seattle; 206-628-3151; showbox online.com Showbox SODO For the best in live entertainment - The Showbox SoDo is known for presenting an eclectic and exciting array of artists, performers, and musicians. 1700 First Ave S, Seattle; 206-652-0444; showboxonline.com

Performing Arts

5th Avenue Theatre We proudly produce top-quality musical revivals, Broadwaybound premieres, and present touring Broadway musicals. We also offer education and outreach programs. 1308 Fifth Ave, Seattle; 206-625-1418; 5thavenue.org ACT Theatre ACT, A Contemporary Theatre, is Seattle’s premier theater for contemporary plays, presenting bold, innovative productions on four unique stages in downtown Seattle. 700 Union St, Seattle; 206-292-7660; acttheatre.org Broadway at the Paramount Seattle’s beautiful Paramount Theatre. Home to the Broadway Across America Seattle series. 2033 Sixth Ave, Ste 995, Seattle; 206-622-2733; broadway acrossamerica.com City Arts City Art Magazine and City Arts Fest produce media and events dedicated to music and the arts in Seattle. 425 N 85th St, Seattle; 206-443-0445; cityartsonline. com

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Cornish College of the Arts Visit our website for our schedule of public performances and exhibitions by the next generation of talented artists. 1000 Lenora St, Seattle; 206-726-5169; cornish.edu Decibel Festival A premier electronic music festival held across ten different Seattle venues from September 25th through the 29th. 1625 Broadway, Seattle; 360-710-5921; dbfestival.com The Dinner Detective The Dinner Detective is America’s largest murder mystery comedy dinner show! Our collection of actors and producers have mastered the art of improvisational theatrical role playing and have ultimately created the perfect evening of entertainment for you and your guests. 4507 Brooklyn AVE NE, Seattle; 888619-0858; thedinnerdetective. com/sites/seattle Earshot Jazz Festival Earshot Jazz presents 100 concerts per year at venues throughout Seattle. Go to earshot.org for information on current events. 3429 Fremont Place N, Ste 309, Seattle; 206-547-6763; earshot. org Jet City Improv The home of Jet City Improv. Award winning, funny, fastpaced improv shows. Showtimes at 8pm and 10:30pm Friday and Saturday. 5510 University Way NE, Seattle; 206-352-8291; wingitpresents.com Kirkland Performance Center KPC is a non-profit performing arts center in Kirkland, Washington. Box office hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12pm-6pm. 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-8280422; kpcenter.org Neumos Music venue on Capitol Hill, adjacent to Moe Bar. 300+ shows a year. Quality sound and lights. Available for private events. 1122 E Pike St, Seattle; 206-7099442; neumos.com Northwest Folklife Northwest Folklife is a year round nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities to share and participate in the traditions of the Northwest. 158 Thomas St, Ste 32, Seattle; 206-684-7300; nwfolklife.org Olympic Music Festival World-class musicians perform chamber music masterworks in a turn-of-the-century barn. Summer long concerts. 7360 Center Rd, Quilcene; 360-732-4800; olympicmusicfestival.org Pacific Northwest Ballet A must-see dance experience, PNB offers an inspired repertoire of classical and modern ballets, including its world renowned Nutcracker. TDD 301 Mercer St, Seattle; 206-441-9411; pnb.org The Paramount Theatre Seattle’s premier venue for Broadway, dance, music and film since 1928. Box office open MonFri 10am-6pm. Theatre tours 1st Saturday of every month. AMEX MC VISA, TDD 911 Pine St,


Seattle; 206-467-5510; stgpresents.org Seattle Chamber Music Society Chamber music festivals in summer and winter with internationally acclaimed musicians performing in small ensembles. 10 Harrison St, Ste 306, Seattle; 206-283-8710; seattlechamber music.org Seattle Children’s Theatre SCT performs September through June and provides children of all ages access to professional theatre with a focus on new works & theatre education. VISA MC AMEX 201 Thomas St, Seattle; 206-441-3322; sct.org Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus The choruses use the power of music to create a world that accepts and values its gay and lesbian citizens. 319 12th Ave, Seattle; 206-323-0750; flying house.org Seattle Opera Presenting theatrically compelling operas by some of the world’s greatest composers. Call for season schedule. VISA, MC, AMEX. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. TDD PO Box 9248 Seattle Center, Seattle; 206-389-7676; seattleopera.org Seattle Repertory Theatre Featuring two stages of the finest classic and contemporary theatre. Group rates available. TDD 155 Mercer St, Seattle Center, Seattle; 206-443-2210; seattlerep.org Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall 200+ live performances from September to July with renowned guest artists. Classical, pops and children’s programs. TDD 200 University St, Seattle; 206-215-4700; seattlesymphony.org SIFF Discover extraordinary film at Seattle International Film Festival mid-May - early June, and year-round at SIFF Cinema. 305 Harrison St, Seattle; 206-4645830; siff.net Tacoma Dome & Exhibition Hall The Northwest’s premier entertainment facility. Check our website for upcoming events. For booking information, please call Rob Henson at (253) 272-3663. AMEX MC VISA 2727 E D St, Tacoma; 253-272-3663; tacomadome.org Teatro ZinZanni The New York Times calls Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni ‘this city’s hottest ticket.’ Experience cirque, cabaret, live-music and a five-course feast! 222 Mercer St, Seattle; 206-802-0015; zinzanni.org Theatre Puget Sound Promotes the spiritual and economic necessity of theatre to the public, and unifies and strengthens the theatre community through programs, resources and services. PO Box 19643, Seattle; 206-770-0370; tpsonline.org

Town Hall Seattle Town Hall is an historic arts and cultural center offering a diverse season of presentations September through June. 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle; 206-6524255; townhallseattle.org Unexpected Productions Comedy improv, hilarious interactive. Pike Place Market theatre. Showtimes Friday & Saturday 7pm, 8:30 pm, 10:30 pm. Sunday 7pm. Home of Seattle Theatresports. 1428 Post Alley, Seattle; 206-587-2414; unexpected productions.org Village Theatre Twenty minutes east of downtown Seattle, Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre with five productions September-July. 303 Front St N, Issaquah; 425-392-1942; villagetheatre.org White River Amphitheatre The biggest concerts play the Northwest’s best venue! Firstclass amenities abound in beautiful setting under Mt. Rainier. May-October. 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Rd, Auburn; 360-8256200; livenationpremiumseats. com/city/seattle-spokane

Professional Sports

Emerald Downs Thoroughbred racing in Western Washington, Thursday-Sunday, April-September. Special summer activities and Family Sundays. 2300 Emerald Downs Dr, Auburn; 253-288-7700; emerald downs.com Seattle Mariners Baseball Club The Mariners play in Safeco Field, showcasing baseball’s brightest stars. 1250 First Ave S, Seattle; 206-346-4001; mariners.com Seattle Seahawks The Seahawks play at CenturyLink Field August through January. For Seahawks tickets, call 888-NFL-HAWK. For tours, call (206) 381-7582. TDD 800 Occidental Ave, Seattle; 206-3817555; seahawks.com Seattle Sounders FC Sounders FC plays on the X-Box Pitch at CenturyLink Field with matches March through October. For Sounders FC tickets, call 877-MLS-GOAL. 800 Occidental Ave, Seattle; 425-203-8000; soundersfc.com Seattle University Athletics Basketball (men’s & women’s), soccer (men’s & women’s), and volleyball are ticketed events. Also softball, swimming, and cross country/track & field. Visit our website for schedules. 550 14th Ave, Seattle; 206-296-5451; goseattleu.com

Recreational Activities

Adventura Adventura offers adventurous activities that connect people through play and laughter at our state-of-the-art aerial adventure park at Redhook Brewery. 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425868-7972; adventuraplay.com

Alpine Adventures Northwest River Rafting! Spectacular whitewater and relaxing scenic floats for your family, friends, or organization. Great equipment, guides, and meals. 221 Croft Ave W, Gold Bar; 360863-6505; alpineadventures. com Back 40 Outfitters Full-service backpacking, camping, snowshoeing rentals and trip planning services for amazing Northwest wilderness overnight adventures! Equipment comes packaged and delivered. 206715-5469; back40outfitters.co Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council To create an environment on Bainbridge Island in which the arts and humanities flourish. We’re a local service organization providing vital programs to sustain and connect our local arts & culture community and provide powerful arts programming for youth. 221 Winslow Way W, Bainbridge Island; 206-8427901; artshum.org Canopy Tours Northwest Thrilling zipline adventures. Soar through a stunning Pacific Northwest forest and create memories for a lifetime. At historic Kristoferson Farm. 332 NE Camano Dr, Camano Island; 360-387-5807; canopytoursnw. com Crystal Mountain Resort Washington’s premier ski destination features incredible terrain, slopeside accommodations, dining at Washington’s highest restaurant and a new gondola. 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain; 360-663-2265; skicrystal.com Crystal Seas Kayaking Sea kayak the San Juan Islands! See whales, eagles, seals and more. 3-hour, day, sunset and multi-day tours. No experience required. PO Box 3135, Friday Harbor; 360-378-4223; crystal seas.com Emerald City Charters 1-1/2 hour and 2-1/2 hour harbor sails. Private parties. May through October. Major credit cards. PO Box 31874, Seattle; 206-624-3931; sailingseattle. com Geocaching.com Real-world outdoor treasurehunting game! Locate hidden containers and adventures using GPS-enabled devices. Hundreds of geocaches await you all over Seattle. 837 N 34th St, Ste 300, Seattle; 206-302-7721; geocaching.com King County Parks and Recreation King County Park System provides open space, aquatics, recreation. Highlights include Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Cntr., King County Fair & one of the largest regional trails systems in US. 201 S Jackson, Ste 700, Seattle; 206-296-4232; kingcounty.gov/parks Obliteride to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride is a new fundrais-

ing bike ride that will activate our community to accelerate lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle; 206-667-5000; obliteride.org Old School Pinups Be a Pinup at Old School Pinups. High end portraiture with a retro twist at Pike Place Market. 11am-6pm Thu-Mon. 1922 Post Alley, Seattle; 206-443-5979; oldschoolpinups.com Puget Sound Sports Fishing, Inc. Enjoy fishing on Puget Sound’s calm waters year round. Experienced skippers. Tackle furnished. Comfortable heated cabin, private restroom. Minutes from downtown. 849 Poplar Way, Edmonds; 206-546-5710; puget soundsportsfishing.com Waypoint Boating Rentals A boat rental business with ski boats, pontoon boats, fishing boats and family cruisers available for half/full day rentals. 5350 30th Ave NW, Seattle; 206284-0200; waypointboatingclub. com

Tours Alki Kayak Tours Guided sea-kayak adventures overlooking the Seattle skyline. Also offering inline skate rentals, bike rentals, longboards, and boat rentals. 1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle; 206-953-0237; kayakalki.com Beneath the Streets Guided walking tours of Pioneer Square and the corridors beneath the sidewalks. Six tours offered daily from 10:30am to 3:30pm. 102 Cherry St, Seattle; 206-624-1237; facebook.com/ beneathstreets Best Guide Seattle Private walking tours for 1-4 guests. Customized itineraries designed by local knowledgeable guides. Visit website for availability. 1229 E Spruce St, Seattle; 604-777-4141; bestguideseattle. com Chinatown Discovery Tours Tour Seattle’s historic Chinese neighborhood. Hear stories of pioneers and current community as we stroll through authentic markets and shops. Tours TuesSat, includes gallery admission to The Wing. 719 S King St, Seattle; 206-623-5124; seattlechinatowntour.com Edmonds Segway Tours Exciting Segway tours. Ride along beautiful beaches and see little-known historic landmarks. Cruise Edmonds on a Segway. PO Box 700, Edmonds; 206-9475439; edmondssegwaytours. com The Electric Boat Company Open year-round. Boats heated and enclosed. No experience necessary. You’re the captain. Children welcome. Bring a picnic. 2046 Westlake Ave N, Ste 102, Seattle; 206-223-7476; theelectricboatco.com Emerald City Trolley Seattle’s newest attraction, The Gem. A guided, hop-on, hop-off,

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trolley tour with multiple routes. 16 W Harrison, Seattle; 206838-8131; emeraldcitytrolley. com Island Mariner Cruises Since 1962. 110’ U.S.C.G.-licensed vessel. Scheduled whale-watching trips, day and overnight charters. MC, VISA. 2621 S Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham; 360734-8866; orcawatch.com Kenmore Air, The Seaplane Airline Spectacular views! Daily seaplane flightseeing excursions from downtown Lake Union. Plus daily flights to Olympic Peninsula, San Juans and Victoria. 950 Westlake Ave N, Seattle; 425-486-1257; kenmoreair.com Kitsap Tours Take the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island and explore some of the best of the Northwest in 14-passenger minibus comfort. PO Box 766, Suquamish; 877-877-1950; kitsaptours. com Let’s Tour Seattle/City Tour Sights and Bites Tour. Three hours of incredible sightseeing, plus a one-hour lunch stop at Fishermen’s Terminal. 1416 SW Webster, Seattle; 206-632-1447; letstourseattle.com Local Favorites Tours Experience Seattle with local perspective! Customized excursions to neighborhoods, unforgettable views and quintessential iconic destinations everyday across the Emerald City! 313 NE 88th St, Seattle; 512-350-7998 Market Ghost Tour Ghost tours of the Pike Place Market with eccentric Seattle history mixed in. May–October; Wed-Thu 5pm, 7pm; Fri-Sat 5pm,7pm, and 9pm. Winter hours vary. 1499 Post Alley, Seattle; 206-805-0195; seattleghost.com Metropologie Metropologie, a highly specialized, boutique touring company focusing on Seattle history, culture, natural landscapes and art, led by qualified presenters. 535 17th Ave E, Ste 102, Seattle; 206-530-1706; metropologie. com Mt. Rainier Tours Experience Mt. Rainier National Park with a fun, informative small-group tour. Air-conditioned 24-passenger luxury mini-coaches, May-October. PO Box 66671, Seattle; 206-7681234; mtrainiertours.com Mystic Sea Charters Five-star whale watching in the San Juan Islands! Cruises aboard our 100-ft. vessel depart Anacortes daily, 11am. Individuals or groups welcome, reservations recommended. 819 Commercial Ave, Ste E, Anacortes; 360-5888000; mysticseacharters.com Northwest All-Inclusive Tours All-inclusive luxury bus tours to the best destinations in the Pacific Northwest for day, multi-day and custom excursions. 13300 Bothell-Everett Hwy, PMB 6120, Mill Creek; 866-

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342-9910; discoverthenwtours. com Orcas Island Eclipse Charters and Whale Watch Tours, Inc. $99 adults and $59 under 12 years old. 3.5-hour tours. April through May is “orca” time. Special offer: Purchase one full fare and get the second one 1/2 off. 8365 Orcas Rd, Orcas; 360376-6566; orcasislandwhales. com Power Hiking Ltd. PowerHiking series of guide books takes sightseeing to a new level of energy and interest. Each chapter a different walk. PO Box 788, Tiburon; 415-902-5253; powerhiking.com Prince of Whales Whale Watching Vancouver and Victoria’s finest whale watching. 10 open Zodiacstyle boats and 2 all-weather, fast, covered cruisers. 90% success. It’s a blast! 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC, Canada; 250383-4884; princeofwhales. com Private Eye on Seattle Tours Tour the darker side of Seattle on two True Crime tours or Haunted Happenings Ghost Tour. Unusual, entertaining, historical, scenic. 809 Fairview Ave N, Seattle; 206-365-3739; privateeyetours. com Puget Sound Brewery Tours Puget Sound’s only exclusive craft-brewery tours! Craft brew is all we do! Tours available 7 days a week. Seattle; 206-384-3637; pugetsoundbrewerytours.com Ride the Ducks of Seattle Tour Seattle by land and sea in a WWII amphibious craft! Voted one of the top five “must-do attractions” in Seattle! 516 Broad St, Seattle; 206-441-DUCK (3825); ridetheducksofseattle. com Road Dog Tours Taste tours of Seattle’s best breweries. Our daily tours include beer samples, transportation, education, souvenir pint glasses and shirts! 3 hours/3 breweries. 800 Fifth Ave, Ste 112, Seattle; 206-249-9858; roaddogtours.com San Juan Excursions, Inc. Our guarantee: See whales or your next trip is free! Over 90% orca whale sightings. Comfortable & spacious yacht. Licensed captain & naturalist guides. All ages welcome. PO Box 2508, 2 Spring St Landing, Friday Harbor; 360-378-6636; watchwhales. com San Juan Outfitters LLC Whale watching and sea kayaking from San Juan Island, 90 miles north of Seattle. April through October, daily departures. Adventure awaits. PO Box 325, Friday Harbor; 360-378-1962; sanjuanisland outfitters.com San Juan Safaris See wild orca whales—new, fast & comfortable 55-ft. boat. Respectful wildlife viewing. Serious fun! Join us. 2 Spring St Landing #6, San Juan Island; 360-378-1323; sanjuansafaris. com

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Savor Seattle Food Tours Join us on a delicious food and cultural tour and eat your way through Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, and other tasty Seattle neighborhoods. 1501 Western Ave, Ste 301, Seattle; 206-209-5485; savorseattletours.com Seattle By Foot Explore Seattle with these unique and entertaining walking tours: Seattle’s Original Coffee Crawl, Seattle Kids Tour, City Pub Tour and Scenic Emerald City. 216 First Ave S, Ste 4AS, Seattle; 206-553-9024; seattle byfoot.com Seattle Cycling Tours See Seattle by bicycle. Relaxed, informative tours of urban Seattle. Come ride with us. Sign up online. We supply everything. Rentals, too! 714 Pike St, Seattle; 206-356-5803; seattle-cyclingtours.com Seattle Food Tours Taste Seattle’s dynamic culinary scene on a delicious walking food tour of Pike Place Market, Belltown or Capitol Hill. Our progressive dinners offer an opportunity to experience multiple restaurants in 2.5 hrs. 12721 Renton Ave S, Seattle; 206-7254483; seattlefoodtours.com Seattle Free Walking Tours Seattle’s only free, tip-based tours! Everyday 9:30am Market Tour & 11am City Tour. Guides will meet you at Western Ave & Virginia St. Samples, history, recommendations, money savers and more! 2000 Western Ave, Seattle; 360-201-5611; seattle freewalkingtours.org Seattle Heli Tours by Classic Helicopter Corp. Helicopter tours of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, Snoqualmie Falls, and San Juan Islands. Maximize your time/view of the Northwest. Starting at $90.83/pp. Boeing Field, 8535 Perimeter Rd, Seattle; 206-767-0515; classic helicoptercorp.com Seattle Qwik Tours A 90-minute upbeat, highenergy, mini-coach city tour that includes history, humor, music, facts and stats! 3832 Eastern Ave N, Ste 3, Seattle; 206-7431884; seattleqwiktour.com Seattle Seaplanes Seaplane tours of Seattle. Flights to/from Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, San Juans, Vancouver, Victoria. Charter dinner flights, Canadian fishing, flight training. 1325 Fairview Ave E, Seattle; 206-329-9638; seattlesea planes.com

These scooters are 100% electric, making it one of the most environmentally friendly tours around. Call now to book your tour! 2705 California Ave SW, Seattle; 206-938.0569; wcent. com/segways Show Me Seattle Tours Seattle as the locals see it! Professional, passionate guides. City and Boeing tours, only 14 guests per tour. Experience the real Seattle! PO Box 30833, Seattle; 206-633-CITY (2489); showmeseattle.com Shutter Tours LLC Providing daily Snoqualmie Falls and city tours where participants also learn simple photography tips at each picturesque stop. 10am daily, April-October. 1916 Pike Pl, Seattle; 425-516-8838; shuttertours.com Sightseeing of Seattle Two-hour city tour of Seattle includes neighborhoods, parks, lakes, hills, waterways and major downtown highlights. 1300 Fourth Ave, Seattle; 206-5261444; sightseeingofseattle.com Skagit Tours - Visit the American Alps! Take a Skagit Tour in the North Cascades (American Alps) or explore on your own. More at skagittours.com or 360-8542589. 700 Fifth Ave, Ste 3210, Seattle; 360-854-2589; skagittours.com Spooked in Seattle Join real ghost hunters as they take you on a guided tour of Seattle’s most haunted locations. Tours available seven days a week. 109 Yesler Way, Ste 100, Seattle; 425-954-7701; spookedinseattle.com Stalking Seattle The Rock & Roll Tour Seattle’s only mobile rock & roll tour. See where grunge was born and history was made. 720 Lakeside Ave S, Seattle; 206-4192258; stalkingseattle.com Sub Seattle Tour A rollicking bus ride through city neighborhoods, peppered with irreverent humor, sightings and stories of Seattle’s vaunted subcultures. March-November. 608 First Ave, Seattle; 206-682-4646; subseattletour.com Totally Seattle Tours Inc Private & custom Seattle & regional tours. Any size group. Multilingual. Tell us what you want and we’ll create it! PO Box 30833, Seattle; 206-755-4109; totallyseattle.com

Seattle Tour Guides Seattle Tour Guides provides entertaining, engaging, enthusiastic, local guides for groups or individuals. Visit Seattle on your own terms! 4428 Eastern Ave N, Seattle; 206-714-9333

Tours Northwest Sightseeing at its best with daily tours of Seattle, Mt. Rainier and Boeing Factory Tour. Savor all the Northwest has to offer on these personable, small groups with door-to-door service. 8221 Seventh Ave S, Seattle; 206-7681234; toursnorthwest.com

Segway in Seattle Seattle has long been known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the U.S. Come experience the greener side of Seattle with your choice of our 75-minute West Seattle adventure or two-hour downtown tour on a legendary Segway scooter!

Whale Plane Seattle to San Juan Island— same-day return. Experience a seaplane & whale-watch adventure. View orca whales in their natural habitat on the new 55’ MV Sea Lion for a 3-4 hour tour. Serious fun! 2 Spring St Landing #6, Friday Harbor; 360-

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Shopping

Aerosoles Aerosoles offers comfort you can count on. After all, they’re not just shoes, they’re Aerosoles. 1420 Fifth Ave, Seattle; 206-3810538; aerosoles.com American Girl Find shops featuring all of our characters. Add to the fun by exploring outfits, accessories, and furniture that help make every doll’s world complete. 3000 184th St SW, Ste 900, Lynnwood; 800-845-0005; americangirl.com/index.php Banana Republic Clothing, shoes and accessories for women. Located in Seattle’s greatest landmark restoration, the Coliseum Theater Building (circa 1916). 500 Pike St, Seattle; 206-622-2303; bananarepublic.com Bella Umbrella One of Seattle’s most unique shops specializing in only umbrellas. Located at the Pike Place Market Mon-Sat 10am6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. 1535 First Ave, Seattle; 206-297-1540; bellaumbrella.com The Bellevue Collection The definitive shopping destination of the Pacific Northwest with over 250 choices for shopping, dining and nightlife. 575 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-454-2431; bellevuecollection.com Ben Bridge Jeweler Fine jewelry and watches since 1912. Expert watch and jewelry repair. Mon-Sat 9:30am-7pm; Sun 12pm-5pm. 1432 Fourth Ave, Seattle; 206-448-8800; benbridge.com Bettie Page Clothing Bettie Page Clothing specializes in retro style for the modern woman. Open 10am-8pm every day. 400 Broadway E, Seattle; 206-329-5220; bettiepage clothing.com Bherd Studios Gallery Specializing in PNW artists in the urban and contemporary genres. Open Wednesday through Friday from noon-6pm and by appointment. 312 N 85th St, Ste 101, Seattle; 206-234-8348; bherdstudios.com The Bravern Upscale shopping center, Neiman Marcus, other iconic fashion brands, dining, spa, gym and concierge services. 10am-8pm Monday-Saturday; noon-6pm Sunday. 1111 NE Eighth St, Bellevue; 425-456-8780; thebravern.com Canlis Glass Gallery + Studio Captivating, organic glass art work by Jean-Pierre Canlis. Visit the 3,500 sq. ft. artist’s studio, cold shop and gallery, open noon-6pm, WednesdayFriday; noon-3pm Saturday. 3131 Western Ave, Ste 329, Seattle; 206-282-4428; canlisglass.com City Centre Aerosoles, Aldo and Facere

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Jewelry Art Gallery, Fifth Avenue Optical, American Eagle, Palomino, and more. Mon-Sat 10am6pm; Sun noon-5pm. 1420 Fifth Ave, Seattle; 206-624-8800 Columbia Sportswear Welcome to the Greater Outdoors. Find a complete range of premium outdoor products and learn about Columbia’s innovative technologies. 290 Pine St, Seattle; 206-443-7639; columbia.com Duty Free Americas - Blaine Stop, Shop, & Save before visiting Canada. Discover discounts up to 50% on name brand products. Currency exchange. Restrooms. 20 - 12th St, Blaine; 716-773-2022; dutyfreeamericas. com Duty Free Americas - Lynden Stop, Shop, & Save before visiting Canada. Discover discounts up to 50% on name brand products. Currency exchange. Restrooms. 9948 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden; 360-354-2481; dutyfreeamericas.com Duty Free Americas - Sumas Stop, Shop, & Save before visiting Canada. Discover discounts up to 50% on name brand products. Currency exchange. Restrooms. 108 Harrison Ave, Sumas; 360-988-9413; dutyfree americas.com Earth, Wind & Fire Boutique This delightful fine crafted fashion boutique carries over 148 clothing designers, 60 exquisite jewelers, stunning handbags and unique gifts. Daily 10am-6pm. 1514 Pike Pl, Ste 13, Seattle; 206448-2529; earthwindandfire.com Exclusively Washington Selected Fine Products from Washington State. Pottery, art glass, specialty foods and wines, apparel, books, personalized gift baskets and Ivar’s memorabilia & chowders! 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54, Seattle; 206-624-2600; exclusivelywashington.net Gucci Since 1921 Gucci has represented timeless style that is current. Open Mon-Sat, 10am6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. 1302 Fifth Ave, Seattle; 206-682-1730; gucci.com/us Hat Shop Seattle Hats for every occasion. Fun to fancy. “Experience” the Hat Shop Seattle, sister store of the famous Hat Shop in Leavenworth, Washington. Open 10am-6pm daily. 1401 First Ave, Ste C, Seattle; 206-7240070; hatshopwoodshop.com Hero Ace Hardware Hero Ace Hardware is Downtown Seattle’s only hardware store! We’re open 7 days a week. Hero Ace is proud to be locally owned and operated. 1915 Fourth Ave, Seattle; 206-454-7999; heroace. com Husky Central - University Book Store Our Husky Central store in downtown Seattle carries a variety of University of Washington and Husky insignia apparel and souvenirs. 1319 Fourth Ave, Seattle;


206-685-9920; ubookstore. com Kaidel Sportswear Seattle and Pacific Northwest performance running and cycling apparel. Available online and in stores. Designs feature the Space Needle, Mount Rainier and more. 1037 NE 65th St, Ste 334, Seattle; 206-429-5047; kaidelsportswear.com Kudos 365 Visit Kudos 365 for special offers, rewards and prizes from local businesses, kudosseattle. com or text zip code to 425-9678365. 1220 116th Ave NE, Ste 200, Bellevue; 425-458-4155; kudos365.com Macy’s Clothing Store One city block with 7 floors of shopping. Macy’s Visitors Program offers an exclusive discount to both domestic and international travelers. See Macy’s associate for details. Third and Pine St, Seattle; 415393-3686; macys.com Made in Washington Enjoy the best of Washington State. Handcrafted art, gourmet food and gift baskets, smoked salmon and wines. Retail locations/business gift services. 400 Pine St, Seattle; 206-6239753; madeinwashington.com Mariners Team Store Downtown at Westlake Authentic Mariners merchandise straight from the ballpark! Get 10% off regular price merchandise the day you purchase Mariners tickets. 1800 Fourth Ave, Seattle; 206-346-4327; mariners. com/teamstore Mario’s One of Seattle’s premier men’s and women’s specialty stores, Mario’s features Hugo Boss, Prada, Brunello Cucinelli, and more. 1513 Sixth Ave, Seattle; 206-223-1461; marios.com Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue We feature a dynamic, open and versatile contemporary space conveniently located near the heart of Bellevue on the Eastside. 11850 Bellevue Redmond Rd, Bellevue; 206-226-6625; mercedesbenzofbellevue.com Mountain Hardwear Great technical clothing and award winning gear for alpine climbing, snow sports, running, hiking, camping, and everyday adventures. Plus Montrail footwear. 250 Pine St, Seattle; 510-558-2916; mountainhard wear.com Nordstrom Downtown We offer customers the best quality, selection and value. Mon-Sat 9:30am-8pm; Sun 11am-7pm. TDD 500 Pine St, Seattle; 206-628-2111; nordstrom.com North Bend Premium Outlets Save 25-65% off original retail prices. Exit 31 off I-90 in North Bend, 30 miles east of Seattle. 461 S Fork Ave SW, North Bend; 425-888-4505; premiumoutlets. com/northbend Northwest Pendleton Made in the USA, a great North-

west tradition since 1909. Experience the colors, plaids, virgin wool separates, Indian pattern, throw blankets - all “authentic Pendleton.” 1313 Fourth Ave, Seattle; 206-682-4430; nwpendleton.com OSKA Seattle OSKA is an internationally recognized designer label for women’s clothing. Creativity, quality and sustainability are trademarks of the OSKA brand. 1322 Fifth Ave , Seattle; 206-209-5401; oska.de/ en/news The Outlet Collection Over 130 stores known for value: Nordstrom Rack, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Old Navy, Ann Taylor Factory Store. 1101 SuperMall Way, Auburn; 253-833-9500; supermall.com Pacific Place Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Coach, lululemon athletica, Williams-Sonoma, Barneys New York, restaurants, cinemas and much more. 600 Pine St, Ste 228, Seattle; 206652-1300; pacificplaceseattle. com Pike Place Merchants Association Over 250 merchants, 100 farmers, 100 street performers, and 200 craftspeople conduct business in this 9 acre monument to ethnic and economic diversity. TDD 93 Pike St, Ste 312, Seattle; 206-587-0351; pikeplacemarket news.com Reebok Outlet Save up to 65% off on an incredible selection of Reebok footwear, apparel, and accessories for the entire family. 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Ste 525, Tulalip; 360-716-3510; premiumoutlets. com/index.asp REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) High-quality gear and clothing for your outdoor adventures. Visit our web or call for stores in Bellingham, Alderwood/Lynnwood, Redmond, Southcenter/ Tukwila and Tacoma. 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle; 206-223-1944; rei. com/seattle Rockport Outlet Save up to 65% off incredible Rockport footwear for men and women! Style made comfortable! 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Ste 737, Tulalip; 360-657-5077; premiumoutlets.com/outlets/ store_listing.asp?id=71 Romax Comfort Shoes At Romax Shoes we provide excellent service and comfortable, stylish European walking shoes for both men and women. 1406 First Ave, Seattle; 206389-8677; romaxcomfortshoes. com Safeco Field Mariners Team Store Authentic Mariners merchandise straight from the ballpark! Visit team stores at Safeco Field, downtown Seattle, Bellevue Square, Alderwood Mall and Southcenter Mall. 1250 First Ave S, Seattle; 206-346-GEAR (4287); mariners.com/team store

sandylew sandylew is a women’s clothing boutique showcasing fun, edgy, clothing from home and abroadembracing the motto “having fun getting dressed!” 1408 First Ave, Seattle; 206-903-0303; sandylew.com Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery Watch live glassblowing and visit our glass gallery featuring hand-blown artwork, sinks and lighting made on-site. Classes and workshops available. MonSun 10am-6pm. 2227 Fifth Ave, Seattle; 206-448-2181; seattleglassblowing.com Seattle Premium Outlets Discover 110 designer and name-brand outlets. Located off Interstate-5 at Exit 202. 30 minutes north of Seattle adjacent to Tulalip Casino. 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-654-3000; premiumoutlets. com/seattle Seattle Shirt Company We have the most impressive collection of souvenir Seattle t-shirts and sweatshirts ranging from Seahawks, Mariners, Sonics, Sounders, Seattle bands, etc. in the city. Mon-Fri 9:30am6pm. 725 Pike St, Seattle; 206623-6387; seattleshirt.com Simple Life A locally owned specialty store supporting small designers of natural fiber clothing. If you are looking for unique clothing and accessories, this is the store for you. 201 Pine St, Seattle; 206628-7077; simplelifeblog.com Simply Seattle Seattle’s largest selection of souvenirs and gifts like: Sleepless in Seattle; Grey’s Anatomy; Twilight; Deadliest Catch. 1600 First Ave, Seattle; 206-448-2207; simplyseattle.com So Much Yarn Wonderful selection of quality yarns, needles, books, and accessories for knitting and crocheting. Open daily on second floor above Cost Plus. 2107 Elliott Ave, Ste 204, Seattle; 206443-0727; somuchyarn.com Starbucks Coffeegear Store Visit the Starbucks Coffeegear store for authentic Starbucks apparel, gifts and collectables. 2401 Utah Ave S, Seattle; 888725-4507; starbuckscoffeegear. com Timbuk2 Timbuk2 is a manufacturer of custom and ready-made bags and accessories. Our cycling roots and love of all things urban inform our design decisions to make products that work hard for you. 1532 Seventh Ave, Seattle; 206-489-2102; timbuk2. com Tommy Hilfiger at The Seattle Premium Outlets Woman’s wear, men’s wear, kid’s wear, accessories, classic American fashion. 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Ste 700, Tulalip; 360654-3863; tommy.com Top Ten Toys New, traditional, fun & educational toys. Puppets, science kits, travel toys & more. Open

7 days a week at Pacific Place Center & Greenwood. 124 N 85th St, Seattle; 206-782-0098; toptentoys.com

120 Madrone Lane N, Ste 203, Bainbridge Island; 206-8422982; bainbridgedowntown. org

Topper’s European Floral Design Florists & Balloon Art. Voted best florist in Seattle 2006 and 2007 by CitySearch. Stunning florals with distinguished service. 411 University St, Seattle; 206-6226330; toppersfloral.com

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism A refreshing change - saltwater seaports, alpine lakes, majestic Mt. Baker & Mt. Shuksan, skiing, historic communities, golfing, festivals and more. Open 7 days a week, year-round. HA 904 Potter St, Bellingham; 360-6713990; bellingham.org

University Village Over 100 specialty stores and restaurants, including Crate and Barrel, J. Crew, H&M, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn, WilliamsSonoma, Anthropologie. 2623 NE University Village, Seattle; 206-523-0622; uvillage.com

Belltown Business Association Belltown Business Association commits to fostering and promoting the vitality and vibrancy of America’s greatest neighborhood. 2608 Second Ave PMB 290, Seattle; 206-268-4013; belltownba.org

Westfield Southcenter Over 240 Stores, 10 restaurants, fast-casual dining terrace and a 16-screen AMC Theatre with IMAX. Located just 5 minutes north of Seatac and 15 minutes from downtown Seattle. 633 Southcenter, Seattle; 206-2467400; westfield.com/southcenter

Camano Island Chamber of Commerce Open everyday 9am to 2pm. Located next to Camano Island Coffee Roasters and Camano Island Marketplace. 848 Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island; 360-6297136; camanoisland.org

Westlake Center Four levels of shopping excitement and dining options! With direct access to the Seattle Monorail and Seattle transit tunnel. 1601 Fifth Ave, Ste 610, Seattle; 206-467-1600; westlake center.com

Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce A community organization showcasing Capitol Hill. Seattle’s most unique and diverse neighborhood for arts, nightlife, dining and shopping. 1641 Nagle Pl, Ste 3, Seattle; 206-328-6646; caphillchamber.org

SERVICE & INFORMATION

Banking

American Express TRS Co., Inc. Card services and sales. 5114 Pt. Fosdick Dr NW, #E PMB #294, Gig Harbor; 800-609-8307; americanexpress.com Wells Fargo Wells Fargo has 11 branches in Seattle with an International Teller Site where you can purchase foreign currency in person. Please contact the location for specific currency availability and to confirm store hours. 503-8861280; wellsfargo.com

Chambers of Commerce & Visitor Resources

The Alliance for Pioneer Square Where Seattle begins! Visit Seattle’s oldest and most historic neighborhood. Thriving with restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, antique shops and museums. 310 First Ave S, Ste 238, Seattle; 206-667-0687; pioneersquare.org Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle with wonderful dining and shops. It’s a great escape for bikers, birders, sailors and walkers. 395 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; 206-8423700; bainbridgechamber.com Bainbridge Island Downtown Association Preserving downtown as the heart of our community! Great annual events, unique local shops. Visit Bainbridge Island’s Mainstreet: M-F 9am-5pm.

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Cascade Loop Scenic Highway Begins 28 miles north of Seattle, spectacular wilderness scenery, unique attractions, fresh air activities, comfortable accommodations, free 64 page travel guide. PO Box 3245, Wenatchee; 509-662-3888; cascadeloop. com City of Bothell Exploring the Great Northwest is your obsession. Being your base camp next to Seattle is ours! Hotel rates up to 30% less. 18305 101st Ave NE, Bothell; 425-6836197; explorebothell.com City of Edmonds Economic Development Art, public beaches, boutiques, bird watching, galleries, cafes, festivals, summer market, underwater dive park, performing arts center, award winning marina, just minutes north of Seattle. 121 Fifth Ave N, Edmonds; 425-7757724; visitedmondswa.com City of Federal Way There’s something for everyone, from nature lovers to competitive athletes, and all close to shopping, dining and lodging. 33325 Eighth Ave S, Federal Way; 253-835-7000; federalway. org City of Kirkland Panoramic waterfront with beaches, parks, marinas and historic downtown. Fine dining, boutique hotels and vibrant arts scene ensure sophisticated flair. 123 Fifth Ave, Kirkland; 425-5873000; explorekirkland.com City of Lynnwood 15 miles north of Seattle, destination shopping, outdoor recreation, nearby beaches, dining, lodging 30% less than downtown. 4114 198th St SW,

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Ste 7, Lynnwood; 425-670-5043; lynnwoodtourism.com City of Port Townsend Authentic charm of a Victorian Seaport with its maritime heritage and touch of urban chic awaits you in Port Townsend! 440 12th St, Port Townsend; 360385-2722; enjoypt.com City of Sequim Surrounded by natural beauty and small town charm, experience Sequim’s friendly faces, local lavender, unique shops and thriving arts community. 1192 E Washington St, Sequim; 360 683-6197; visitsunnysequim. com City of Snoqualmie - Visitor Information Center The Visitor Information Center in Historic Snoqualmie has friendly staff, local attractions, restaurant information, and maps. Open 7 days/week. 38767 SE River St, Snoqualmie; 425888-1555; snovalley.org Clinton Chamber of Commerce The Gateway to Whidbey Island. The purpose of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce is to unite and support local businesses through communications, programs, events, and services that contribute to a vibrant community in Clinton. PO Box 444, Clinton; 360-341-3929; discoverclintonwa.com Coupeville Chamber of Commerce One of the oldest communities in the State of Washington, Coupeville sits in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve. Stroll through Puget Sound’s oldest Wharf, Island County Museum, art galleries and shops in town or dine in local restaurants, stay in our unique bed & breakfasts. 905 NW Alexander St, Coupville; 360678-5434; coupevillechamber. com Discover Burien Burien offers hundreds of retail shops, restaurants, bars, and many service businesses. Our downtown plays host to numerous events each year. 620 SW 150th Ave, Ste B, Burien; 206433-2882; discoverburien.com Discover Selah Tourism Escape for a day to explore central Washington’s sunshine along the Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway. Experience outdoor recreation adventures, wildlife viewing and agricultural delights. 216 S First St, Selah; 509-6987300; discoverselah.com Downtown Bellingham Partnership Experience the variety of local public art, shopping, fine dining and cultural entertainment available in downtown Bellingham. Visitor Center open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 11am-3pm. 114 W Magnolia St, Ste 105, Bellingham; 360-527-8710; downtownbellingham.com Downtown Seattle Association The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) is a member-based non-profit organization that champions a healthy, vibrant urban core. By advocating on

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behalf of businesses, non-profit, arts and residential interests throughout Downtown Seattle, DSA ensures that Downtown is a world-class place to live, work, shop and play. 600 Stewart St, Ste 200, Seattle; 206-623-0340; downtownseattle.org Forks Chamber of Commerce Free travel information and assistance for the “REST of the Olympic Peninsula” including Kalaloch, La Push, Sekiu, Neah Bay and Hoh Rain Forest. 1411 S Forks Ave, Forks; 360-374-2531; forkswa.com Gig Harbor, The Maritime City Visit Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City, less than an hour from Seattle. Stay, meet, play in Gig Harbor. 3510 Grandview St, Gig Harbor; 253-853-3554; gigharborguide.com Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce Nestled between Holmes Harbor and Mutiny Bay, Freeland is the retail & financial center of South Whidbey Island, Washington. 5575 Harbor Ave, Freeland; 360331-1980; freeland-wa.org The Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Nestled at the water’s edge, Oak Harbor sits on Whidbey on the shores of the Puget Sound just seven miles south of the majestic Deception Pass Bridge. 32630 SR 20, Oak Harbor; 360675-3755; oakharborchamber. com Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Call or visit our website for vacation and relocation information about Poulsbo, WA. Little Norway on the Fjord. 19351 Eighth Ave, Ste 108, Poulsbo; 360-779-4999; poulsbochamber.com Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) GSBA combines business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the LGBT community and those that support equality for all. 400 E Pine St, Ste 322, Seattle; 206-363-9188; thegsba.org Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce Promotes business, encourages cooperative relationships with government agencies, organizations and provides visitor information and publications. Open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. 17401 133rd Ave NE, Woodinville; 425481-8300; woodinvillechamber. org Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau Come see us in Juneau, Alaska! Glaciers, whales, and wilderness adventures are a quick 2-hour flight from Seattle. Don’t wait! 800 Glacier Ave, Ste 201, Juneau, AK; 907-586-1737; traveljuneau. com Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau Visitor information for Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. Port Gamble center open daily 9am4:30pm. 9481 Silverdale Way, Ste 281, Silverdale; 800-3370580; visitkitsap.com

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Langley Chamber of Commerce History meets hip in Langley. This seaside village is where you can experience everything from blowing glass to talking with coffee roasters, artists and winemakers. Langley offers a tranquil getaway with its expansive views of the Cascades and Saratoga Passage. 208 Anthes Ave, Langley; 360-221-6765; visitlangley. com Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce Our Bavarian Village has year-round festivals, unlimited outdoor recreation and the most spectacular scenery in the State. Come play! PO Box 327, Leavenworth; 509-548-5807; leavenworth.org Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau Discovery Awaits! A 28-mile sand beach, ocean view lodging, restaurants, museums, attractions, lighthouses, galleries, trails, boardwalk, birding and more! 3914 Pacific Hwy, Seaview; 360-642-2400; funbeach.com Mount St. Helens Cowlitz County Gateway to Mount St. Helens. Easy access from I-5 to 4 Visitors Centers. Dining. Seasonal helicopter flights. 1900 Seventh Ave, Longview; 360-577-3137; visitmtsthelens.com Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau We are a great location for conventions, festivals, and leisure travel. Have a Thumbs Up! Experience in Thurston County, WA. 103 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia; 360-704-7544; visitolympia.com Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau Travel information for the Olympic Peninsula. Get all the details you need for a great visit! Email or call for free maps, lodging and travel information today! PO Box 670, Port Angeles; 360-4528552; olympicpeninsula.org OneRedmond A private-public partnership for economic and community development, led by the private sector, working in close partnership with the City of Redmond. 16210 NE 80th St, Redmond; 425-8854014; oneredmond.org Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Discover Orcas Island and the San Juan Islands! Explore Moran State Park, hiking, biking, superb dining, and scenery beyond compare. 65 N Beach Rd, Eastsound; 360-376-2273; orcasislandchamber.com Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority The PDA serves as caretaker and steward of the city’s historic Public Market Center. 85 Pike St, Rm 500, Seattle; 206-682-7453; pikeplacemarket.org Port Gamble Weddings & Events - Olympic Property Group Situated on scenic Kitsap Peninsula, this historic destination features spectacular waterfront

views. Experience outdoor recreation, weddings, festivals, lodging, dining, live theater and great shopping. PO Box 85, Port Gamble; 360-297-7251; portgamble.com Renton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Nestled on Lake Washington’s south shore and only minutes from Downtown Seattle, Bellevue and Sea-Tac Airport. Discover Renton’s value, selection and convenience. 300 Rainier Ave N, Renton; 425-226-4560; gorenton.com San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island’s (and town of Friday Harbor’s) official source for lodging, whale watching, kayaking, galleries, etc. PO Box 1330, Friday Harbor; 360-378-9551; visitsanjuans.com Seattle Southside Visitor Services Looking for the perfect Seattle area getaway? Look no further than Seattle Southside. It is just minutes from downtown without the downtown price. 3100 S 176th St, Seattle; 206-575-2489; seattlesouthside. com Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, First Fl (Seventh & Pike), Seattle; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/ visitors/ccc Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. Indepth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Pike Place Market (First & Pike), Seattle; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc Silverdale Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Free visitor, business and relocation information. Travel planning assistance, recommendations, maps, brochures, guest business center, Wi-Fi. Silverdale waterfront, Kitsap Peninsula. 3100 Bucklin Hill Rd, Ste 107, Silverdale; 360-692-6800; silverdalechamber.com Snohomish County Tourism Bureau Minutes north of Seattle; hotel rates 40% less! Home to the Boeing Tour, Seattle Premium Outlets, naturetours, river rafting. 1133 164th St SW, Ste 204, Lynnwood; 425-348-5802; snohomish.org South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce An exciting, rapidly changing neighborhood in the heart of Seattle. Take the streetcar to Lake Union Park, restaurants & shopping. 305 Ninth Ave N, Ste C, Seattle; 206-547-2577; sluchamber.org

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Squaxin Island Tribe Tourism Department The Squaxin Island Tribal Tourism Department invites you to discover our museum’s exciting exhibits. Stay, play or golf at the Little Creek Casino! 3591 Old Olympic Hwy, Shelton; 360-4323838; squaxinislandtourism.com Tourism Victoria Discover Victoria, Canada for an enchanting island getaway with a picturesque harbour, historic downtown, hip culinary scene and outdoor adventures. 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC, Canada; 250-953-2033; tourismvictoria. com Tourism Walla Walla Visit Walla Walla is a unique destination for leisure or business travel with an historic downtown, antiques, museums and art in the middle of wine country. 8 S Second Ave, Ste 603, Walla Walla; 509-525-8799; wallawalla.org Travel Portland Whether your suitcase holds hiking boots or designer heels you’ll find plenty of suitable destinations to explore. Welcome to Portland! 701 SW Sixth Ave at Morrison St, Portland, OR; 503275-9750; travelportland.com Travel Tacoma Info on lodging, dining, shopping, sightseeing, attractions, entertainment and service in Tacoma + Pierce County. Free visitor guides, maps and brochures. Mon-Sat 9-5pm. Sun 12-5pm. 1119 Pacific Ave, Ste 1400, Tacoma; 253-627-2836; traveltacoma.com Tri-Cities Visitors & Convention Bureau The Tri-Cities is located in beautiful southwestern Washington where three rivers converge in the ‘Heart of Washington Wine Country.’ 7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Ste B, Kennewick; 509-7358486; visittri-cities.com Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office Visit Vancouver USA and experience the rich history, unparalled attractions, and scenic beauty. Contact us for a free visitor guide. 101 E Eighth St, Ste 240, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 360750-1553; visitvancouverusa. com Visit Rainier Discover lodging, trip planning, road conditions, and winter recreation in mountain communities on this official website for Mt. Rainier. PO Box 434, Ashford; 360-748-4514; visitrainier.com Visit Spokane All the big city amenities you could wish for, plus fabulous natural beauty, and 260 sunny days each year. Contact us for things to do, shopping, recreation, dining, and lodging. 801 W Riverside, Ste 301, Spokane; 509-624-1341; visitspokane.com Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism Year round island vacations; arts, cultural heritage, recreation, whale-watching and culinary agritourism. Home of world


famous Penn Cove mussels. Just 25 miles north of Seattle. Family and pet friendly. PO Box 365, Coupeville; 360-320-3928; whidbeycamanoislands.com Whidbey Life Magazine Online resource of events, activities, stories and more. Our website is updated daily. Access is free and available 24/7. PO Box 1426, Langley; 360-626-3437; whidbeylifemagazine.org Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau The Yakima Valley is one of the world’s top agricultural growing regions boasting award-winning wine and farm fresh experiences. 10 N Eighth St, Yakima; 509-5753010; visityakima.com

Medical & Dental

Elizabeth S. Finnessy, DDS Dr. Elizabeth Finnessy practices dentistry in downtown Seattle’s Medical Dental Building. 509 Olive Way, Ste 1132, Seattle; 206447-9397; finnessydental.com Regence BlueShield Regence is a nonprofit health care company. We offer individual and group medical, dental, vision and life insurance, Medicare and other government programs, and pharmacy benefit management. 1800 Ninth Ave, Seattle; 206-322-5806; regence. com Seattle Eye M.D.s Seattle Sunglass Co. Optical. Eye exams, contact lenses, emergency eye care, cataract and laser eye surgery (LASIK). Designer eyewear, prescription sunglasses, and custom services. 523 Pine St, Ste 200, Seattle; 206-652-9000; eyemds.net

Multimedia

FedEx Office Volume copies, full color copies, signs, binding, digital output, FAX, and computer services. Open Mon-Thu 7am-10pm, Fri 7am-9pm. Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. 735 Pike St, Ste 11-13, Seattle; 206-467-1767; fedexkinkos.com FedEx Office - Seattle Sheraton Business Center Professional, full service, printing and convention services: programs, flyers, agendas, signs, banners, installation, fulfillment, location consultation, shipping, packaging, special requests. 1400 Sixth St, Second Fl, Seattle; 206-467-5885; fedex.com/ conventions FedEx Office at The Westin Seattle Hotel Visit the on-site FedEx Office Print and Ship Center conveniently located at The Westin Seattle Hotel and access a nationwide network of printing and shipping solutions. 1900 Fifth Ave, Seattle; 206-441-5116; fedex.com/us/office/services/ conventions/locations/westinseattle.html InterChange Media Art Productions 9am-5pm Monday- Friday. Video production, TV commercials, music videos, post production, online videos, editing services,

social media videos. 1205 E Pike St, Ste BF, Seattle; 206-3242000; interchangemedia.com KING 5 & KONG Television KING 5 Television is committed to making a meaningful contribution to the community we live and work in. 333 Dexter Ave N, Seattle; 206-448-5555; king5.com Pacific Digital Signs Digital signs, kiosks, social media, photo booths, way finding, mobile, interactive solutions. 1515 130th Ave NE, Bellevue; 206452-1984; pacificdigitalsigns. com Paradigm Communications Group Publisher of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air In-flight magazines. 2701 First Ave, Ste 250, Seattle; 206-441-5871; paradigmcg.com Postmates On demand courier service. Food, clothes or office supplies? You name it. Anything in the city delivered within the hour. 119 S Main St, Seattle; 1-800-882 6106; postmates.com The Seattle Times The Northwest’s best newspaper, independent and privately owned since 1896. Winner of 9 Pulitzer Prizes. PO Box 70, Seattle; 206464-3248; seattletimes.com STQRY Explore Seattle with the free STQRY mobile app – discover art, culture, history, attractions – then continue using the app inside venues! 5657 42nd Ave SW, Seattle; 206-390-1028; stqry.com

Photography & Video

Affinity Photographers A full-service, award-winning team with 20+ years experience specializing in conventions, events and on-site corporate portraits. 5423 44th Ave SW, Seattle; 845-642-1775; affinityseattle.com Alabastro Photography Professional event photography company for corporate and nonprofit organizations. Conferences, conventions, meetings, entertainment, public relations, headshots and stage performances. 3518 Fremont Ave N, Ste 197, Seattle; 206-280-8510; alabastro.photoshelter.com Julie Van Tosh Photography Photography portrait, event, editorial, corporate, travel, architecture, vacation documentary, scenic industrial, stock, black & white, commercial, urban. 16023 54th Pl W, Edmonds; 425-248-8064; redbubble.com/people/julievt Shark & Yeti Photography Shark & Yeti Photography specializes in photography for events big and small. From national corporate conferences to small private parties, we make sure your event is fully covered with memorable images and fun photographers. 2655 Eighth Ave W, Seattle; 206-271-9384; sharkandyeti.com

Sharon Mae Photography Professional Paparazzi and adventure guide to capture your personal vacation experiences. 2 Auburn Way N, Ste 208, Aurburn; 253-245-3933; sharonmae photography.com

Salon, Spa & Fitness

Excellence Health & Fitness Personal training, nutritional therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, mental health, full group exercise schedule, and Healthy Café. Be excellence, join us. 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle; 206-251-2818; excellencefitness. com Julep Nail Parlor Enjoy luxurious, all-natural manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing. Open 7 days. Online scheduling at myjulep.com. 1427 Fifth Ave (at Pike St), Seattle; 206-985-0088; myjulep. com Olympus Spa Recently selected as the favorite local spa by the Seattle Times, Olympus Spa offers women a welcoming atmosphere devoted to the restoration of the body, mind and soul. 3815 196th St SW, Ste 160, Lynnwood; 425-6973000; olympusspa.com Tulalip Resort Casino Luxury destination resort and casino located 30 miles north of Seattle. Spa, gaming, shopping, dining and meeting facilities. 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-716-6000; tulalipresort.com Ummelina International Day Spa Massage, facials, wet body treatments, baths, nail care, herbal remedies, natural gifts. Sun-Thu 10am-7pm; Fri-Sat 8am-9pm. Parking available nights/weekends. 1525 Fourth Ave, Seattle; 206-624-1370; ummelina.com Vida Spa, The Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Because every guest has unique needs, Vida offers a range of body therapies, wraps, exfoliations and facials. Open daily 9am-9pm. 900 Lenora St, Ste 200, Seattle; 206-515-6886; vidaspas.com

Ticket Services

Brown Paper Tickets Brown Paper Tickets offers tickets to Seattle’s best events. From walking tours to sports to stage performances, we ticket anything! 220 Nickerson St, Seattle; 800-838-3006; brown papertickets.com

Tour Operators

Azumano International Seattle We specialize in customizing tours for groups as well as individuals and can help design your vacation of a lifetime. 1511 Third Ave, Seattle; 206-623-7060; azumanointernational.com Customized Tours and Charter Service LLC Charter service/private tours and featuring daily tours—Seattle city tours, Boeing, Snoqualmie Falls and winery, Mt. Rainier and

more! PO Box 98677, Des Moines; 206-878-3965; ourtoursrock. com/tour/explore-the-city-ofseattle EverGreen Escapes Authentic and upscale Northwest escapes. Naturalist-guided small-group tours, private journeys and corporate retreats —“Calendar of Escape Routes” online! 801 S Fidalgo St, Ste 110, Seattle; 206-650-5795; evergreenescapes.com Geoteaming Geoteaming features an exciting GPS-based walking tour for fun & team building. See Seattle through this unforgettable experience. PO Box 25022, Seattle; 206-363-1515; geoteaming.com Gray Line of Seattle Hop-on, hop-off double decker. The best way to see downtown. Local sightseeing tour operator, Mt. Rainier, the Boeing factory, and Canadian excursions. 4500 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle; 206-626-5271; graylineofseattle.com

members. Full-service travel agency, insurance agency and travel store for the public. 1523 15th Ave W, Seattle; 425462-2222; aaawa.com Annie’s Nannies For nearly 30 years, we’ve matched professional, prescreened Nannies and Babysitters for event childcare and hotel guests in the Puget Sound. 2236 NW 58th St, Ste 101, Seattle; 206784-8462; aniseattle.com Art Guide Northwest Color art guide devoted to galleries, antiques and museums from Olympia to Bellingham. Published in April and October. 14419 Greenwood Ave N, PMB 422, Seattle; 206-367-6831; artguidenw.com Booking.com Booking.com helps travelers of all backgrounds easily discover, book, and enjoy the best places to stay in the world. 33 New Montgomery St, Fifth Fl, San Francisco, CA; 206-262-8060; booking.com

P.U.R.E. Travel Collaborative Connecting visitors with sustainable and experiential travel experiences in the Pacific Northwest. 801 S Fidalgo St, Ste 110, Seattle; 206-650-5795; puretravelnw.org

Columbia FunMap Inc. Publishers of Gay/Lesbian travel guides/maps. Custom cartography and graphic design. 221 Rutgers St, Maplewood; 973275-1700; funmaps.com

Pacific Tours NW A family-owned tour company providing all-inclusive coach tours of varied length in Washington and Oregon states. PO Box 234, Poulsbo; 206-947-7825; pacifictoursnw.com

Cruise Specialists Providing acclaimed personal travel services including cruise and tour experiences since 1987. Open Daily, 8am-5:30pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm. 221 First Ave W, Ste 210, Seattle; 206285-5600; cruisespecialists. com

Rocky Mountaineer Rocky Mountaineer offers 45 unique train vacation packages on four distinctive rail routes on three rail journeys into the Canadian Rockies. 101-369 Terminal Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 604-606-7200; rocky mountaineer.com Victoria Clipper Clipper Vacations Customized group or FIT tour packages/itineraries for Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Whistler, San Juan Islands. Transportation, accommodations, sightseeing. Receptive services. 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69, Seattle; 206-448-5000; clippervacations. com Waterways Cruises & Events Come aboard our luxurious fleet of dining yachts and discover Seattle’s unique waterways. Join a scheduled theme cruise or custom charter your event. 2441 N Northlake Way, Seattle; 206223-2060; waterwayscruises. com

Travel Planning & Visitor Information

4Culture Listen 4Culture cell phone tours of Public Art in King County; “Destination Heritage” visitor maps featuring historical sites, museums and tours in King County; and offer free art experiences. 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle; 206-296-7580; 4culture. org AAA Washington Free maps and TourBooks for

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Destination Media Alliance Find more things to do in Washington State with our Scenic Washington travel planner, Scenic Byways Guide and the Washington State Wine Tour Guide. 425 N 85th St, Seattle; 206-443-0445; destination mediaalliance.com edibleSEATTLE The only magazine celebrating the Pacific Northwest food scene with a guide to local dining. Available on newsstands everywhere. 1752 NW Market St, Ste 131, Seattle; 206-605-9005; edibleseattle.com Hotel Tonight Everyday at noon local time, Hotel Tonight offers last minute hotel deals on smartphones and tablets. 901 Market St, Ste 301, San Francisco, CA; 415-2238038; hoteltonight.com KCR Media Group, Inc. A Korean communications company in Seattle. Free Korean weekly newspaper Kyocharo providing community business information; telephone directory (BlueBook); Korean Seattle guide and map. 23416 Hwy 99, Ste A, Edmonds; 425-774-1004; seattle kcr.com Morris Visitor Publications WHERE Magazines Publishers of Where Magazine, Where Maps, Home Port Seattle, Where Guestbook and Where Quick Guide. 1904 Third Ave, Ste 623, Seattle; 206-826-2670; wheretraveler.com

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On Call Nanny On Call Nanny provides vetted nannies, 24/7, for your childcare needs while visiting Seattle. Our nannies are experienced, interviewed and background checked. On Call Nanny is licensed and bonded. 206-8908898; oncallnanny.com

Maynard S, Ste 110, Seattle; 206624-5777; jeninc.com

206-787-3383; portseattle.org/ seatac

Tourmap Co. Tourmap Company is a leading creator of destination maps for cities worldwide. PO Box 16253, Seattle; 206-932-2506; tourmap.com

Orbitz Worldwide Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable travelers to plan, research and book travel products. 500 W Madison St, Chicago, IL; 888-656-4546; orbitz.com

Travelinsurety.com Travel insurance plan comparison web site. Research and compare a multitude of plans side by side for rate and coverage. PO Box 110998, Tacoma; 253-2677067; travelinsurety.com

Southwest Airlines The mission of Southwest Airlines is dedication to the highest quality of Customer Service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and Company Spirit. 2702 Love Field Dr; 214-7926443; southwest.com

Pacific Northwest Journeys Custom itinerary planning for independent travelers to Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. A Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist. 6031B Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle; 206935-9730; pnwjourneys.com Pocket Picks, LLC Pocket sized cards featuring information and offers for restaurants, shopping & attractions. Free at 150 hotels in the area. 218 Main St, Ste 724, Kirkland; 425298-7558; pocketpicks.com Preview: The Gallery Guide Preview: The Gallery Guide lists and reviews current exhibitions at art galleries and museums throughout Washington State, Oregon, British Columbia and Alberta. PO Box 549, Station A, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 604254-1405; preview-art.com Puget Sound Attractions Council Call or write for free “Seattle Favorites” vacation guide brochure featuring 27 major attractions and discount coupons within greater SeattleTacoma area. 1006 Industry Dr, Seattle; 206-623-8632; seattle attractions.com Seattle Magazine When visiting Seattle, act like a local and buy Seattle Magazine. When you need in-the-know insider’s information! 1518 First Ave S, Seattle; 206-284-1750; seattlemag.com Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Insider’s guide to food & drinks, entertainment & the arts, recreation, interesting people & the good life in Seattle. 1201 Western Ave, Ste 425, Seattle; 206-9572234; seattlemet.com The Seattle Weekly The Seattle Weekly is the definitive source for information on news, music, movies, restaurants, reviews, and events in Seattle. 1008 Western Ave, Ste 300, Seattle; 206-467-4351; seattleweekly.com The Romance Muse Romantic event planning for couples. Services include dates, Northwest getaways, marriage proposals, anniversary parties and concierge membership. 121 Vine St, Seattle; 206-552-4302; romancemuse.com Takuyo Corporation Publishers of telephone directory, guidebook and monthly information magazine YOUmaga and web portal all in Japanese. Web design and localization. 316

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Travel Host of Seattle Western Washington Largest “in-room” hotel travel magazine, in over 800 cities nationwide. Your “what to do” visitor connection. PO Box 9384, Seattle; 206-200-4101; travelhost.com Travel Media Group Distributors of HotelCoupons, targeted to the value conscious traveler. 108 First Ave, Kingston; 757-351-7614; travelmedia group.net West Coast Entertainment West Coast Entertainment is the Northwest’s leading event planning company offering comprehensive event planning and coordination services for corporate events, private parties, fund raising events for non-profit organizations, recreational casino parties, high school graduation parties and proms. Call now and see why our clients trust West Coast Entertainment for their event needs. 2705 California Ave SW, Seattle; 206-938-0569; wcent.com

TRANSPORTATION

Airlines & Services Alaska Airlines 24-hour reservations line. Meeting and group desk (800) 445-4435. Alaska Airlines Vacations (800) 468-2248. TDD PO Box 68900; 206-433-3200; alaskaair.com

Delta Air Lines Call any time for global travel reservations or assistance for Delta, Air France, KLM, or Alitalia airlines. (TDD 800-831-4488); 800-221-1212; delta.com Emirates Airlines Flying daily from Seattle to Dubai from Sea-Tac Airport. Town office is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Handling ticketing, corporate and group travel. 701 Pike St, Ste 1050; 206-682 2760; emirates.com Ken’s Baggage & Frozen Storage Baggage storage and freezer storage at Sea-Tac Airport. Also UPS, FedEx, infant seat rental, notary public, ticket & key holding service, packaging supplies. SeaTac Airport, Rm G42B; 206-433-5333; kens baggage.com Port of Seattle The Pacific Northwest’s aviation hub. Over 40 airlines, including 11 international. Full passenger services & concessions. Website has links to airlines. TDD 2711 Alaskan Way;

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United Airlines United operates an average of 5,820 daily flights to 373 airports. Visit united.com or call 800-UNITED-1 to book your travel. 233 S Wacker Dr, 16th Fl; 872- 825-8928; united.com

Bicycle Rentals

The Bicycle Repair Shop Your go-to destination for bicycle repair & rental. Selfguided tours offered. Located across from Coleman Dock & WA State Ferry Terminal. Drop in or call today! 928 Alaskan Way; 206-682-7057; thebicyclerepair shop.com Seattle Cycling Tours Bicycle rentals by the hour, day, week or longer. Rentals include bikes, helmet, lock, map. Ask about our Local Tours 714 Pike St; 206-356-5803; seattle-cyclingtours.com

Parking & Valet

Avis Rent-a-Car Avis offers great rates and savings for corporate and leisure travelers! We try harder! 1011 Pike St; 206-223-3499; avis.com Impark Conveniently located near downtown attractions such as the Space Needle, Convention Center, EMP/SFM, Pacific Place, CenturyLink Field and more. 1700 Seventh Ave, Ste 106; 206381-1789; impark.com

Taxi Cabs

Farwest Taxi 24-hour, 7-day computer dispatch service for passengers or packages. Since 1938—safe, reliable, courteous owner/ drivers. Special SeaTac rates. Major credit cards. 2450 Sixth Ave S; 206-292-0569; farwest taxi.net Orange Cab Company Your satisfaction is our success. The newest and cleanest fleet in Seattle. VISA, MC, AMEX. PO Box 68815; 206-444-0409; orangecab.net SideCar SideCar is a community driven, on-demand ridesharing app for your smartphone aka your whole new way to get around Seattle! Download the app and get a ride instantly: side.cr. 509-844-5627; side.cr Yellow Cab Fastest, most reliable taxi service from the Northwest’s largest taxi fleet. Express Airport Service, Package Delivery, 24-hour Dispatched taxis. VISA MC AMEX 74 S Hudson St; 206-622-7395; yellowtaxi.net

Trains

Amtrak Enjoy train travel on Amtrak Cascades, offering, Business Class, regional cuisine and frequent departures between Seattle, Portland and Vancouver BC. 303 S Jackson St; 800-USA-Rail; amtrak.com Sound Transit Link light rail runs 20 hours per day between Sea-Tac Airport and downtown Seattle stations near hotels, restaurants and attractions. 401 S Jackson St; 206-398-5058; soundtransit. org

Vehicle & Motorcycle Rental Car2Go Car2Go provides a fleet of 330+ car sharing vehicles that can be rented on-demand 24 hours a day. 3131 Western Ave, Ste 24; 206-420-4684; seattle.car2go. com

Dollar Rent A Car 5 convenient locations in Seattle area. Wide selection of clean, late model cars and vans. 24hrs, 7 days. Airport valet parking. 15858 Pacific Hwy S; 206-4336768; dollar.com EagleRider Motorcycle Rental EagleRider provides motorcycle and scooter rentals, GPS navigation rentals, tours, and free shuttle service. Open 7 days 9am-5pm. 13214 First Ave S; 206-256-1035; eaglerider.com/ seattle Enterprise Rent A Car Many locations in the Puget Sound area. A large variety of vehicles, 12-15 passenger vans, low rates, free pick-up. 2116 Westlake Ave; 883-826-6890; enterprise.com/car_rental/ deeplinkmap.do National/Alamo Downtown Seattle Our brands continue to serve business and leisure travelers’ needs with friendly service and high-value vehicles conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle. 1301 Sixth Ave; 883-8266890; alamo.com

Water Transportation

Alaska Marine Highway System See Alaska for an unforgettable adventure! Ride the state ferry in a relaxed and casual atmosphere while you enjoy 3,500 miles of spectacular coastline. Visit us online for routes, videos and more. 7559 N Tongass Ave; 907-228-7255; dot.state.ak.us/ amhs/index.shtml Black Ball Ferry Line Year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria, BC. 430 Belleville St; 250-386-2202; cohoferry.com Clipper Vacations Passenger ferry service - 2.5 hours Seattle to Victoria, BC year-round; San Juan Islands/ whale watching, seasonal. Day trips and overnight packages. 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69; 206-443-2560; victoriaclipper. com

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King County Ferry District The King County Ferry District currently operates two routes: Vashon Island/Downtown Seattle route and West Seattle/ Downtown Seattle route. 516 Third Ave; 206-296-1648; kingcountyferries.org Schooner Mallory Todd Sail Lake Union and Lake Washington on this classic, exquisitely furnished, 65-ft sailing schooner. Coast Guard-certified for up to 36 guests- Captain and Crew provided. 860 Terry Ave N; 206381-6919; sailseattle.com Washington State Ferries Operating 365 days a year; please call for fare and schedule information. Partial ; please call for details. TDD 2901 Third Ave, Ste 500; 206-464-6400; wsdot.wa.gov/ferries

Bus & Motorcoach Beeline Tours, Charters & Excursions Inbound receptive services include custom charters, creative excursions, pre and postcruise ship packages, step-on guides. Small and large groups. 12721 Renton Ave S; 206-6325162; beelinetours.com Bellair Charters - Airporter Shuttle Your event transportation specialists. We’ll assist you with corporate and special events. Luxury coaches, minibuses and vans. Charters in US and Canada. 1416 Whitehorn St; 360-380-8800; bellaircharters.com BoltBus BoltBus provides fast, frequent and safe transportation between major cities with unmatched amenities for an amazingly low price. 4500 W Marginal Way SW; 877-265-8287; boltbus.com Butler Transportation Luxury Mini-coaches, Mercedes Sprinter Vans, SUVs, Sedans. Full-service Transportation Management. Exceptional Vehicle Quality and Customer Care. Planners’ preferred vendor. PO Box 77793; 425-883-0850; butlerseattle.com Downtown Airporter Downtown Airporter offers direct 24-hour service from SeaTac to downtown Seattle, as low as $12.50 pp; hourly scheduled service to Bellevue. 800 SW 16th St; 425-981-7070; downtown airporter.com Gray Line of Seattle Hop-on, Hop-off Double Decker. The best way to see downtown. Local sightseeing tours, Mt. Rainier, the Boeing Factory, and Canadian excursions. 4500 W Marginal Way SW; 206-626-5271; graylineofseattle.com Journey Lines Journey Lines is a family owned and operated motorcoach company specializing in quality transportation in the Seattle area since 1981. 3320 121st St SW; 425-353-6285; journeylines.com Metro Transit Bus service throughout Seattle &


King County on over 180 different routes, including free ride area in downtown Seattle. For help with routes and schedules (206) 5533000. TTY (206) 684-1739. 201 S Jackson St; 206-553-3000; kingcounty.gov/metro MTR Western Service is our focus. Expert driver/guides and coaches in showroom condition. Your experience will exceed your expectations. 16 W Harrison; 206-838-7148; mtrwestern.com Production Transport, Inc. Specialize in city wide shuttle bus systems. Also provide VIP services, airport meet and greet and special event transportation services. 21250 Hawthorne Blvd, Ste 535; 310-641-0900; prodtrans.com Puget Sound Coach Lines Serving the Great Northwest since 1984. Bilingual guides available. 9, 22, 47-49, 53-56 seat deluxe buses. Charters in U.S. and Canada. 809 W Main St; 253-939-5811; pscoachlines.com Quick Coach Lines Ltd. Scheduled bus service, Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle, Tulalip, Bellingham Airport to Vancouver, BC. Pick-up at Vancouver major hotels or cruise dock. Charters. AMEX, MC, VISA. 8730 River Rd; 604-940-4428; quickcoach.com Starline Luxury Coaches Luxury coaches, mini-buses and executive vans. Wheelchair accessible vehicles. Event transportation management/shuttle specialists. Prices to fit your budget. 9801 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S; 206-763-5817; discoverstarline.com

Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise Lines The most popular cruise operation with 22 funships offering a wide variety of exciting itineraries from 3 to 12 days in length. 3655 NW 87th Ave; 305-5992600; carnival.com Holland America Line, Inc. Cruises and tours to Alaska, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Europe, South Pacific, more. Westmark Hotels, glass-domed trains. See your travel agent. 300 Elliott Ave W; 206-281-3535; hollandamerica.com Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Seven day cruises from Seattle to Alaska, May-September. See our website or call for more information. 7665 Corporate Center Dr; 305-436-4762; ncl.com Un-Cruise Flexible 7-21 night voyages intended to inspire and satisfy your curious nature. Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable. 3826 18th Ave W; 206-284-0300; uncruise.com

Limousines, Town Cars, & Vans A Blackstone Limousine Inc. Blackstone Limousine services groups from 1 to 40 people. We offer executive car service, city and wine tours with professional personable chauffeurs. 15202

149th Ave SE; 206-343-5466; blackstonelimo.com Bayview Limousine Services, Inc. Voted “The Best Limousine Service in America for 2007” by the National Limousine Association. Chauffeured sedans, limousines, vans and SUVs. 15701 Nelson Pl St; 206-824-6200; bayview limo.com British Motor Coach, Inc. The classiest of tours, shopping excursions, & Woodinville wine tours in chauffeured vintage Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, et al. Modern vehicles also available. Major credit cards. 420 S Hinds St; 206-283-6600; bmclimo.com Carey Chauffeured Services Choice not chance. 24-hour access to the world’s most trusted network of chauffeurdriven limousines, sedans, vans and SUV’s. 1237 S Director St; 206-762-3517; carey.com Onstar Limousine LLC Dedicated to providing a worldclass experience in transporting you to your destination in comfort, safety and style. 18961 108th Ln SE; 206-788-6990; onstarlimo.com Oz Car Service Fast, reliable transportation to and from the airport, flat rate in towncar or van. Available for hire. Group rates. Accept credit cards. 677 120th Ave NE, Ste 199; 206-271-6999; ozzyservices.com Seattle Shuttle Serving Seattle with personalized reliable transportation. Upscale executive vans for small groups and individuals. We bring convenience to your doorstep. 6721 Carleton Ave S; 206-4238388; seattleshuttle.net Shuttle Express Sedan and Limo Service Seattle’s best airport transportation: Share ride, private van, sedan, limo and bus service, sightseeing, wine tours; 24 hour service! 800 SW 16th St; 425981-7070; shuttleexpress.com Uber Need a ride? Uber makes it super easy to get around Seattle with the tap of an app! 206-782-2337; uber.com/seattle West Coast Limo & Towncar A transportation service that works all around in the Puget Sound area including King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County. 14200 Sixth Ave S; 206-242-5300; airportlimousine seattle.com

RESTAURANTS Ballard

Anthony’s HomePort Shilshole Bay Seafood Waterfront dining on scenic Shilshole Bay featuring fresh Northwest seafood. Seattle’s favorite outside deck! View banquet rooms. Dinner, $-$$ 6135 Sunday brunch. Seaview Ave W; 206-783-0780; anthonys.com

Chinook’s at Salmon Bay Seafood Unique waterfront dining at Fisherman’s Terminal. Or “Little Chinook’s” for fish ‘n’ chips. Weekend breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $ 1900 W Nickerson St; 206-283-4665; anthonys.com Hi-Life

American Home of Ballard’s Seasonal American Grill featuring breakfast and Sunday family-style fried chicken suppers. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $$ 5425 Russell Ave NW; 206-784-7272; chowfoods.com/ hi-life

Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering Seafood Internationally acclaimed Northwest seafood and waterfront dining. Dining room, cafe and deck, banquet facilities and catering. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$ 6049 Seaview Ave NW; 206-789-3770; rays.com Volterra

Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Dinner nightly and weekend brunch. Happy hour M-F 4:30pm-6:30pm. Extensive wine list. $$$ 5411 Ballard Ave NW; 206-789-5100; volterrarestaurant.com Italian

Belltown

Amber Seattle American Amber Restaurant and Lounge offers fresh Northwest cuisine, finely crafted cocktails, private rooms, and vibrant entertainment 7 days a week. $$ 2214 First Ave; 206-728-8500; amberseattle.com The Coterie Room northwest Brunch, lunch and dinner in modern elegant surroundings from award-winning Chefs McCracken and Tough. $$$ 2137 Second Ave; 206-9568000; thecoterieroom.com El Gaucho

steakhouse Seattle’s premier steakhouse featuring 28-day dry aged, Certified Angus Prime Beef, chops, poultry, seafood. Tableside service and full bar. $$$$ 2505 First Ave; 206-7281337; elgaucho.com

Local 360

American Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily. American classics made with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Full bar with 100% Northwest spirits. $ 2234 First Ave; 206-4419360; local360.org

The Lucky Diner American A neighborhood diner in Belltown, serving traditional American fare. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm. 7am Friday to 10pm Sunday. 24 hours on weekend. $ 2630 First Ave; 206-805-0133; theluckydiner.com Mama’s Mexican Kitchen mexican One of Seattle’s most popular Mexican restaurants in heart of Belltown since 1974. Sidewalk dining. Daily lunch and dinner. $$ 2234 Second Ave; 206-728-6262; mamas.com

Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant moroccan Elegant authentic Moroccan cuisine, traditional seating, bellydancing (Wed-Sun). Feel like an honored guest in the sultan’s tent. Dinner nightly 5-10pm. $$-$$$ 2334 Second Ave; 206-956-0500; marrakesh seattle.com Spur Gastropub American Intimate urban pub in Belltown. New American cuisine, creating interactive and seasonally pure plates to share. $$$ 113 Blanchard St; 206-728-6706; spurseattle.com

Capitol Hill

Annapurna Cafe indian Come enjoy the mesmerizing taste of Nepal, India, and Tibet all under one roof. $$ 1833 Broadway Ave; 206-320-7770; annapurnacafe.com Barrio

mexican Barrio features a menu that takes a unique and modern approach to Mexican inspired cuisine and complements that with cocktails that are creative, classic and Latin focused. $$-$$$ 1420 12th Ave; 206-5888105; barriorestaurant.com

Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. American Seattle’s iconic burger joint serving up juicy burgers, hand-cut fries, and oldfashion shakes for over 59 years! 6 locations in the greater Seattle area. $ 115 Broadway Ave E; 206634-0300; ddir.com Jimmy’s on Broadway American Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1100 Broadway Ave; 206-2041188; jimmysonbroadway.com The Pine Box American West Coast craft beer done right. 33 rotating local and rare taps, artisan pizza, and West Coast fare. $$ 1600 Melrose Ave; 206-588-0375; pineboxbar. com Rumba

Anthony’s Pier 66 Bell Street Diner Seafood On the downtown waterfront, panoramic views of Seattle and Elliott Bay. Casual dining at Bell St. Diner. Outside decks serving lunch, dinner. $$-$$$ 2201 Alaskan Way; 206448-6688; anthonys.com AQUA by El Gaucho Seafood Savory seafood, sinful desserts, stunning dining room, 4,000-sq.-ft. deck. Open for dinner. Nightly piano music. $$$$ 2801 Alaskan Way; 206-956-9171; elgaucho.com/aqua-by-elgaucho.html ART Restaurant and Lounge Northwest ART Restaurant and Lounge celebrates authentic Pacific Northwest Cuisine with unique global influences. $$ 99 Union St; 206-749-7070; fourseasons.com/seattle Assaggio Ristorante Italian Pamper your soul with the sensual pleasures of fine Italian wines and cuisine while you marvel at the Michelangeloinspired artwork. Major credit cards. $$-$$$ 2010 Fourth Ave; 206-441-1399; assaggio seattle.com Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar Seafood Breakfast all day. Seattle’s best happy hour, and views. Open daily from 6:30 am, Sun from 9 am Summer hours: serving until 8:30 pm. $$ 1517 Pike Place Market; 206-624-7166; athenianinn.com Bacco Cafe & Bistro

Northwest/Italian Bacco fuses a mixture of Pacific Northwest cuisine with Italian fare. Serves breakfast all day. $$ 86 Pine St; 206-443-5443; baccocafe.net

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese American Pure and all-natural, award-winning artisan cheeses made on-site, plus mac & cheese, sandwiches, soups, drinks. Open daily 9am-6pm. $ 1600 Pike Pl; 206-322-1644; beechershandmadecheese. com

carribbean Relax and enjoy a sultry evening in Rumba, Seattle’s first Rum bar. Our island-inspired menu features house-baked empanadas, hibiscus wings, Jamaican jerk pork and our sinful deep-fried banana foster. $$ 1112 Pike St; 206-5837177; rumbaonpike.com

Belle Epicurean Cafe French Award-winning chef Carolyn creates authentic French pastries, soups, salads and desserts. Office catering and box lunches available. Free delivery. $$ 1206 Fourth Ave; 206-262-9404; belleepicurean. com

Downtown

Benihana

13 Coins Restaurant continental A Seattle institution since 1967. Exhibition kitchen, live music in the Night Owl Lounge, twice-daily happy hour. Open 24 hours, free parking. Two locations, Seattle & SeaTac. $$-$$$ 125 Boren Ave N; 206-682-2513; 13coins.com Andaluca Restaurant & Bar Mediterranean Warm, upbeat atmosphere featuring fresh seasonal Northwest foods combined with Mediterranean flavors and techniques. All major credit cards. Reservations recommended. $$$ 407 Olive Way; 206-382-6999; andaluca. com

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Japanese Steak, chicken, seafood and sushi. Enjoy watching your chef right at your table! Sushi bar and cocktail lounge. Lunch M-F. Dinner daily. $$$ 1200 Fifth Ave; 206-682-4686; benihanaseattlewa.com

Blue C Sushi - Downtown Seattle Seafood Whether it’s sit-down, build-your-own, or grab-and-go we’re ready to satisfy your sushi craving. $$-$$$ 1510 Seventh Ave; 206-467-4022; bluecsushi. com Blueacre Seafood Seafood Blueacre draws upon the vast array of wild seafood available from the U.S. coastal

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waters as well as carefully chosen sustainably farmed freshwater species. $$$ 1700 Seventh Ave; 206-659-0737; blueacreseafood.com

style dining serving fresh local seafood. $$-$$$ 1301 Alaskan Way; 206-624-1890; thecrabpot seattle.com

BOKA Restaurant & Bar American Nearly 100% organic. Handcrafted cocktails, New and Old World wines; open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Weekend brunch & daily happy hour. $$ 1010 First Ave; 206357-9000; bokaseattle.com

Cutters Crabhouse Seafood Fresh seasonal seafood, sushi and Pike Place Market-inspired creations with views of Elliott Bay and the Olympics. Large parties welcome. $$-$$$ 2001 Western Ave; 206-448-4884; cuttersbay house.com

Brasserie Margaux Restaurant & Bar Northwest It’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s definitely Northwest. Margaux’s innovative menu tempts you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $$ 401 Lenora St; 206-219-2224; margauxseattle.com

Dahlia Lounge Northwest Dining at the Dahlia Lounge, Chef Tom Douglas’ imaginative and inventive restaurant, has become synonymous with a visit to Seattle. $$$ 2001 Fourth Ave; 206-6824142; tomdouglas.com

The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House Northwest Seattle’s best oyster bar, stunning fresh seafood preparations and USDA prime grade steaks. Evening valet parking. $$$ 1212 Second Ave; 206-224-7000; thebrooklyn. com

Daily Grill

Bruno’s Mexican-Italian Restaurant Italian/Mexican Traditional Italian ambiance featuring Mexican and Italian favorites in downtown Seattle for 40 years. Full bar. Mon-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 11:30am7:30pm. Family friendly. $ 1417 Third Ave; 206-622-3180; brunositaliandining.com Café 56

Casual fast service, award-winning fish ‘n’ chips, steamer clams and grilled salmon. Northwest microbrews. Seasonal outside seating. $$ 1201 Alaskan Way; 206-6238043; cafe56.com Seafood

Café Campagne French Award-winning cuisine in the heart of Pike Place Market. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Weekend brunch & private dining. Daily summer breakfast (Memorial Day to Labor Day.) $$-$$$$ 86 Pine St; 206-7282800; campagnerestaurant. com The Capital Grill Steakhouse Dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and awardwinning collection of over 400 wines. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am3pm. Dinner: Mon-Thu 5-10pm; Fri-Sat 4:30-11pm; Sun 4-9pm. $$$ 1301 Fourth Ave; 206382-0900; thecapitalgrille.com/ pages/loc.aspx?id=8030 Collections Cafe American Dishes created with fresh, local ingredients. Dale Chihuly’s colorful collections. Lunch, dinner or an afternoon bite. Open daily 11:30am to close. $$ 305 Harrison St; 206-753-4940; collectionscafe.com Copacabana Cafe South American Unique South American food. Outdoor dining. Bar specialty, beer and wine. Pike Place Market: Seattle’s own since 1907. $$ 1520 1/2 Pike Pl; 206-622-6359

Serving great food daily. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, fine wines, great martinis, professional service. Private dining available. Open 6am-11pm. $$$ 629 Pike St; 206-624-8400; dailygrill.com American

Dragonfish Asian Cafe Pan Asian Critics’ choice Seattle “Top 10” restaurant, contemporary Pan-Asian cafe, full bar, private dining, late-night dining until 1am. $$$ 722 Pine St; 206-467-7777; dragonfishcafe. com El Gaucho - Seattle Steakhouse Seattle’s premier steakhouse featuring 28-day dry aged, Certified Angus Prime Beef, chops, poultry, seafood. Tableside service and full bar. $$$$ 2505 First Ave; 206-7281337; elgaucho.com The Elephant and Castle Pub & Restaurant English An authentic taste of Britain. Great pub food, extensive beer and scotch selection and all the atmosphere of the old country. $$ 1415 Fifth Ave; 206-624-9977; elephantcastle. com Elliott’s Oyster House Seafood Seattle waterfront— huge selection of fresh oysters, 21-foot oyster bar. Menu features fresh seafood. Lunch and dinner every day. Valet available for dinner. $$-$$$ 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56; 206-623-4340; elliottsoysterhouse.com Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar, Inc. Seafood 31 years in the market, Emmett Watson’s has a large selection of fresh oysters, seafood and produce. Daily except some holidays. $$ 1916 Pike Pl, Ste 16; 206-448-7721 Etta’s

Seafood Etta’s expansive menu features Seattle’s freshest seafood. Near the Pike Place Market. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri 11:30am-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm. Weekend brunch 9am-3pm. $$$ 2020 Western Ave; 206-443-6000; tomdouglas. com

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Open weekdays for lunch and Thursdays for Guest Chef Night. All revenue helps fund FareStart’s training programs for the homeless. American

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$$ 700 Virginia St; 206-267-7601; farestart.org The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar Seafood Experience the best in fresh Northwest seafood. Located at the end of Pier 57. Amazing waterfront views! Patio seating available. $$$ 1301 Alaskan Way; 206-6233500; fishermansrestaurant seattle.com Fonté Café and Wine Bar European Offering a European bistro experience with exceptional wine and food, world-class coffee and impeccable service. Across from Seattle Art Museum. $$ 1321 First Ave; 206-7776193; fontecoffee.com The Fountain Bar & Lounge at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel Northwest Kick back and rest your feet after a day of shopping, sightseeing, or meetings. Situated at street level, our cozy, casual lounge features floor-toceiling windows so you can eye the urban action over refreshing microbrews, cocktails, and regional wines. $$ 1400 Sixth Ave; 206-621-9000; sheraton seattle.com/lobby-lounge The Georgian Northwest The Georgian features Northwest cuisine prepared by Chef Gavin Stephenson in Seattle’s premier dining room. Breakfast and lunch daily; dinner Tue-Sat. $$$ 411 University St; 206-621-1700; fairmont.com/ seattle Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant American Authentic Germanstyle lager beers brewed on-site and contemporary American cooking with international flavors in an upscale, casual and fun setting. $$ 600 Pine St, Ste 401; 206-405-4205; gordon biersch.com The Grill From Ipanema Brazilian An authentic Brazilian dining experience offering a wide variety of different cuts of meat and unlimited visits to the salad bar. Large parties welcome. $$$ 2313 First Ave; 206-457-4885; seattlegrillfrom ipanema.com Hard Rock Cafe American Classic American fare, rock ‘n’ roll, Seattle rock merchandise and authentic memorabilia from Seattle rock legends, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Hendrix and more. $$ 116 Pike St; 206-204-2233; hardrock. com/seattle Harried&Hungry Catering AMERICAN Locally owned 80-seat café just a block from Pike Place Market featuring delicious made-to-order sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, drinks and snacks. $-$$ 1415 Third Ave; 206-264-7900; orderhh.com Hook & Plow AMERICAN Bar and bistro supporting local farms and fishermen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with happy hour all week long. $$$ 2100 Alaskan Way; 206-256-1040; hookandplow.com

The Hunt Club Sorrento Hotel Northwest Hunt Club offers a refreshing approach to fine dining, featuring award-winning Northwest cuisine. $$$ 900 Madison St; 206-343-6156; hotelsorrento.com

Lowell’s Restaurant & Bar AMERICAN Three levels of water views, great NW cuisine and full service bar in the heart of the Pike Place Market. Open 7am9pm daily. $ 1519 Pike Pl; 206622-2036; eatatlowells.com

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Elegant and richly whimsical, featuring “aroused Americana” dishes, reviewers report “Seattle restaurants don’t get much more visually or culinary interesting than icon Grill.” $$-$$$ 1933 Fifth Ave; 206-441-6330; icongrill.net

French Iron Chef challenger highlights seasonal, full-flavored robust food and best wines by the glass. A flexible adventure exceptional in value and quality. Open daily. $$-$$$ 86 Pine St; 206-728-2800; marcheseattle. com

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Maximilien in the Market french Spectacular views— private dining, view patio. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Rated excellent from Zagat. $$$ 81 A Pike St; 206-682-7270; maximilienrestaurant.com

Il Fornaio ITALIAN Authentic Italian restaurant and bakery. Lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late-night dining. Conveniently located downtown at Pacific Place. $-$$$ 600 Pine St; 206-264-0994; ilfornaio. com

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant Seafood Fresh seafood, menu printed daily, exhibition kitchen, lively bar, traditional setting. Lunch, dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$-$$$ 1103 First Ave; 206-623-5500; mccormickandschmicks.com

ITALIAN Traditional Italian dining in the heart of the Pike Place Market. Dinner, late-night menu, bar until 2am. $$$ 93 Pike St, Ste A; 206-682-3049; ilbistro. net

Ivar’s Acres of Clams Seafood Since 1938, the spectacular waterfront view and fresh seafood have made this one of Seattle’s favorite traditions. Lunch & dinner, outdoor fish bar. Banquet facilities. $-$$$ 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54; 206-6246852; ivars.com Japonessa japanese Housing the latest talents of renowned Chef Billy Beach, Japonessa offers some of the best sushi Seattle has to offer. $$-$$$ 1400 First Ave; 206-971-7979; japonessa. com Juicy Cafe deli Fast, fresh and healthy juices, smoothies, salads, brown rice bowls, and sandwiches made to order. Open Mon-Fri, 8am to 7pm and 10am-4pm Sat. $ 725 Pike St; 206-682-6960; thejuicycafe.com JUNO Restaurant Northwest JUNO showcases the regional cuisines of North America, their abundance and variety. $$$ 700 Third Ave; 206-631-8080; junorestaurant. com Lecosho

Northwest Experience European-influenced Northwest food, made with local and seasonal ingredients, fresh local seafood, house-made charcuterie and handmade pastas, with classic cocktails, beers and wines. $$$ 89 University St; 206-623-2101; lecosho.com

Le Panier french We are primarily a bakery with all production on site. We do serve a full line of espresso drinks. $ 1902 Pike Pl; 206-441-3669; lepanier.com Lola

Northwest Tom Douglas’ Lola features the classic produce of the Northwest mingled with the cooking styles of Greece. $$$ 2000 Fourth Ave; 206-441-1430; tomdouglas.com

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McCormick’s Fish House & Bar Seafood Fresh seafood: 28-35 species available on daily printed menu. Lunch M-F, dinner nightly. VISA, MC, AMEX, DC, Discover. Reservations recommended. $-$$$$ 722 Fourth Ave; 206682-3900; mccormicksfish house.com McDonald’s On Colman Dock FAST food Unique dining on Colman Dock ferry terminal. Outdoor seating, great views of ferries. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $ 801 Alaskan Way, Pier 52; 206-622-0365; mcdonalds. com Metropole Seattle AMERICAN Fresh and natural ingredients. Pouring regional wine, beer and handcrafted beverages. Open daily. Classic and unique dishes with a NW flair! $$ 820 Pike St; 425-444-5958; metropoleseattle.com Metropolitan Grill STEAKHOUSE Rated one of the 10 best steakhouses in the country. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Private dining available. Valet parking every evening. $$$$ Second & Marion; 206624-3287; themetropolitan grill.com Morton’s The Steakhouse STEAKHOUSE Dine on sumptuous USDA Prime steaks to the ageless sounds of Sinatra. Select your favorite wine from our award-winning list. Complimentary private Boardrooms available. $$$$ 1511 Sixth Ave; 206-223-0550; mortons. com NYC Hyatt Deli Market deli Eat in or take out. Breakfast and lunch. Sandwiches, soup & salad, beer and wine, snacks. Half a block from Convention Center. $-$$ 1520 Seventh Ave; 206-682-7011; grandseattle. hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/ nycdelimarket.html


O’Asian Restaurant CHINESE Upscale, modern Chinese cuisine: delicious dim sum, lunch specials, all-day menu. Sophisticated bar. Open daily. Private dining/meeting space for 6-420. $$ 800 Fifth Ave, Ste Plaza 1; 206-264-1789; oasiankitchen.com P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Seattle CHINESE P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 400 Pine St, Ste 136; 206-393-0070; pfchangs.com Palace Ballroom Northwest Chic urban venue with amazing food and gracious service. Makes any occasion extraordinary with the awardwinning cuisine of Tom Douglas Restaurants. $$$ 2100 Fifth Ave; 206-448-2001; tomdouglas. com/index.php?page=palaceballroom Palace Kitchen Northwest Chef and author Tom Douglas’ restaurant serves dinners nightly from 5pm-1am. All major credit cards. $$$ 2030 Fifth Ave; 206-4482001; tomdouglas.com/index. php?page=palace-kitchen Palomino

Northwest Palomino is the upbeat city restaurant and bar famous for its familiar flavors, unique preparations and its friendly ambiance. $$-$$$ Sixth and Union; 206-623-1300; r-u-i. com

Pike Place Chowder AMERICAN Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in America? National-award-winning chowder, sandwiches and salads. Open 11am-5pm daily. $ 1530 Post Alley; 206-267-2537; pikeplacechowder.com Pike Place Chowder Pacific Place AMERICAN Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in America? National-award-winning chowder, sandwiches and salads. Open 11am-5pm daily. $ 600 Pine St; 206-838-5680; pikeplacechowder.com Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar Northwest Place Pigalle, the quintessential Seattle restaurant. $$$-$$$$ 81 Pike St; 206-624-1756; placepigalleseattle.com Potbelly Sandwich Shop Fourth & Pike AMERICAN Toasty warm sandwiches, salads, desserts, live music, as well as a friendly and fun staff. $ 1429 Fourth Ave; 206-623-0099; potbelly. com Potbelly Sandwich Shop Third & Spring AMERICAN Toasty warm sandwiches, salads, desserts, live music, as well as a friendly and fun staff. $ 111 Third Ave; 206467-4044; potbelly.com Purple Cafe & Wine Bar Northwest An urban retreat with stylish rustic elements

featuring a Northwest inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine list. $$-$$$ 1225 Fourth Ave; 206-829-2280; thepurplecafe.com Relish Burger Bistro AMERICAN A contemporary restaurant offering a modern twist on an American classic, combines Seattle’s culinary influence with gourmet burgers at downtown Seattle’s newest eatery. The menus feature all-American favorites, with an innovative Seattle twist. $$ 1900 Fifth Ave; 206-256-7697; relish bistroseattle.com Rhody on Spring Northwest Outdoor seating available. Located in Inn at Virginia Mason, 4 blocks from downtown. $ 1006 Spring St; 206-223-7654; innatvirginia mason.com RN74

RN74 is an urban wine bar by Michael Mina celebrating Burgundy and the Pacific Northwest. $$-$$$ 1433 Fourth Ave; 206-456-7474; michaelmina. net/restaurants/locations/rnwa. php FRENCH

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery AMERICAN Serving handcrafted ales and food daily from 11am. Our spacious full bar includes hourly pool tables and late-night menu. $$ 1333 Fifth Ave; 206623-3070; rockbottom.com Royal Argosy Dining Cruises Northwest Experience the Northwest’s breathtaking views, city skyline and live entertainment, as you enjoy an elegant brunch, lunch or dinner cruise. $$ 1101 Alaskan Way; 206-6231445; royalargosy.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House STEAKHOUSE Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon and vegetarian friendly. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour daily. Valet parking available. $$$ 727 Pine St; 206-624-8524; ruthschris.com Sandella’s Flatbread Café AMERICAN Premium-quality, health-conscious food that is also great tasting. $ 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 204; 206-467-4512; seattlesandellas.com Sazerac Restaurant AMERICAN Sazerac Restaurant features American food with a Southern accent in a whimsical, contemporary decor. Serious fun and damn good food! $$$ 1101 Fourth Ave; 206-624-7755; sazeracrestaurant.com Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie Northwest One half of this Tom Douglas restaurant is devoted to Seattle’s fabulous local seafood; the other half to the herbcrusted meats from our glistening rotisserie. $$ 2010 Western Ave; 206-436-0390; tomdouglas. com/index.php?page=seatown Serious Pie Downtown PIZZA Serious Pie features an apple-wood-burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house-made specialty. $$-$$$ 316 Virginia

St; 206-838-7388; tomdouglas. com/restaurants/serious-pie Shuckers

Seafood The friendly pub-style setting at Shuckers is an ideal way to experience local seafood. Open daily for dinner; lunch Mon-Sat. $$$$ 411 University St; 206-621-1700; fairmont.com/ seattle/dining/shuckers

Sisters European Snacks EUROPEAN Serving a variety of grilled European sandwiches, soups, gourmet salads and breakfast. Open daily 8am to 6pm. Pike Place Market. Seattle’s own since 1907. $ 1530 Post Alley, Ste 2A; 206-623-6723; sisterssnacks.com Six Seven at The Edgewater AMERICAN Featuring breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Six Seven reflects seasonally inspired cuisine highlighting naturally raised ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. TDD $$$$ 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67; 206-269-4575; edgewaterhotel. com

Sweet Iron Waffles AMERICAN Made to order, pressed with authentic cast-iron Belgian waffle irons, using the best organic, local and natural ingredients. $ 1200 Third Ave; 206-682-3336; sweetiron waffles.com Tango Restaurant & Lounge SPANISH Tango Restaurant specializes in Latin-inspired cuisine. Taste our Spanish tapas, Cuban mojitos and South American ceviche! Dinner nightly. $$ 1100 Pike St; 206-583-0382; tango restaurant.com Tap House Grill AMERICAN Featuring progressive urban cuisine consisting of steak, seafood, sushi and 160 beers on tap. Lunch, dinner, late night. $-$$ 1506 Sixth Ave; 206-816-3314; taphousegrill. com

Urbane

Northwest Menu designed with a farm-to-table concept featuring local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. $$$ Hyatt at Olive 8; 206-676-4600; olive8. hyatt.com

Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant PAN ASIAN Seattle’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine and a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list. $$ 1401 Third Ave; 206-623-4450; wildginger.net The Yard House AMERICAN Great food, classic rock and 130 tap handles of craft ales and lagers. Open daily 11am for lunch, dinner and late-night dining. $$ 1501 Fourth Ave; 206682-2087; yardhouse.com

Lake Union

TASTE Restaurant and Events AMERICAN Simple yet upscale, reasonably priced foods created with fresh-from-the-Market ingredients. $$$ 1300 First Ave; 206-332-1320; tastesam. com

Brave Horse Tavern PUB This boisterous tavern is enlivened with 26 taps, shuffle boards, dart boards, weekly beer events and live music. $ 310 Terry Ave N; 206-971-0717; brave horsetavern.com

Northwest Revolving restaurant 500 ft. above Seattle. Valet parking. Free access to Observation Deck. Lunch, dinner Mon-Fri; brunch, dinner Sat-Sun. $$$$$$$ 400 Broad St; 206-9052100; spaceneedle.com

Thai Ginger THAI The freshest ingredients, brilliantly prepared in an environment reminiscent of Thailand. Open daily for cocktails, lunch and dinner. $$ 600 Pine St; 206-749-9100; thaiginger.com

Sound View Cafe Northwest Featuring market fresh seafood & NW favorites on breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Excellent all day soup & salad bar. Gourmet sandwiches & daily specials. $$ 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 501; 206-623-5700; soundview cafe.com

Tillicum Village NW Coast Indian Cultural Center & Restaurant Seafood NW Native American Cultural Center Restaurant, cruise, salmon dinner, “Dance on the Wind” cultural performance, gift gallery. $$ 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201; 206-6231445; tillicumvillage.com

Buca di Beppo ITALIAN Italian fare served in a charming and infectious atmosphere. Giant platters meant for sharing. Dinner M-F at 4pm; Sat-Sun open at 11am. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 701 Ninth Ave N; 206-BIG-A-BUT; bucadibeppo.com

Soup’s On! AMERICAN Gourmet soups to go. Eleven varieties daily. Open 10:30am-3pm Mon-Fri. MC VISA $$$$ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-6259973; soupsonusa.com

Top of the Hilton Restaurant Continental Spectacular water, mountain & city views. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$ 1301 Sixth Ave at University; 206-624-0500; seattlehilton.com

Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery AMERICAN Made-from-scratch, baked goods, sandwiches, organic salads, boxed breakfast and lunches, deli platters and more with same-day delivery service options. $ 1400 Fifth Ave (at Union); 877-502-2837; specialtys.com

Toss’d Custom Salads AMERICAN Specializing in tossed-to-order salads. Customize from over 30 ingredients. Grab-and-go salads, salad wraps and beverages also available for those on the go. $ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-682-6700

Steelhead Diner Northwest Diner evolved. Smart-casual restaurant in the heart of the Pike Place Market featuring Pacific Northwest food and wine. Private dining available. $$$ 95 Pine St; 206-625-0129; steelheaddiner. com

Northwest TRACE restaurant and bar offers a “localist” menu highlighting farm-fresh produce, sustainably caught seafood, flirty handcrafted cocktails. $$ 1112 Fourth Ave; 206-264-6060; traceseattle.com

SkyCity

Sullivan’s Steakhouse STEAKHOUSE 1940s Chicagostyle steakhouse featuring the finest steaks and seafood, unparalleled martinis, and great live jazz! $$-$$$$ 621 Union St; 206-494-4442; sullivansteak house.com Sushi Kudasai Northwest Quickness and quality rolled up in one. $$ 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 203; 206-839-4016; sushikudasai seattle.com

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The Triple Door PAN ASIAN Seattle’s best live music venue featuring legendary sound, fabulous drinks, the award-winning Asian cuisine of Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle. $$$ 216 Union St; 206-8384333; thetripledoor.net Tulio Ristorante ITALIAN Seattle’s best Italian cuisine serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full bar. Reservations recommended. Private dining rooms available. All major credit cards. $$$ 1101 Fifth Ave; 206624-5500; tulio.com

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Chandler’s Crabhouse Seafood World’s finest crab, freshest seafood and prime steaks on beautiful Lake Union. Lunch and dinner daily, Saturday and Sunday brunch. $$$$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-223-2722; schwartzbros.com/chandlerscrabhouse Cicchetti Kitchen & Bar Mediterranean Mediterranean cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. Views of city skyline. Craft cocktails and late-night food. $$ 2043 Eastlake Ave E; 206-859-4155; serafinaseattle.com/cicchetti Cuoco

ITALIAN Cuoco offers handmade pasta from our open pasta kitchen with many private dining options. $$$ 310 Terry Ave N; 206-971-0710; cuoco-seattle. com

Daniel’s Broiler - Lake Union STEAKHOUSE A great steakhouse with spectacular views of South Lake Union. Private dining room seating for up to 80 guests. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 901 Fairview Ave; 206-2232722; schwartzbros.com Duke’s Chowder House AMERICAN Award-winning chowders, fresh seafood, prizewinning Caesar salad, the best cheeseburger you ever tasted. Three locations. All major credit cards. $$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-283-8422; dukeschowder house.com Eastlake Bar & Grill AMERICAN Award-winning outdoor dining, Lake Union views, daily lunch, dinner and happy hour. Plasma screens, friendly

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service, affordable menu. $$ 2947 Eastlake Ave E; 206957-7777; eastlakebarandgrill. com Ivar’s Salmon House Seafood Seattle’s authentic seafood experience. Stunning views of Seattle, waterfront dining. Open BBQ pit cooking of salmon and steaks. Banquet facilities. $-$$$ 401 NE Northlake Way; 206-632-0767; ivars.com Lunchbox Laboratory AMERICAN This funkadelic restaurant boasts it’s home of “the BEST BURGER in America!” & features handcrafted shakes, crazy cocktails, private & outdoor dining. $ 1253 Thomas St; 206621-1090; lunchboxlaboratory. com McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside Seafood Panoramic views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle. Fresh Northwest seafood and regional favorites. Lunch MonFri. Dinner nightly. $$$ 1200 Westlake Ave N; 206-270-9052; harborsideseattle.com Mistral Kitchen AMERICAN Fine dining, casual dining, happy hour. Private lounges, lunch, brunch and more. Private groups welcome, catering available. $$$ 2020 Westlake; 206-623-1922; mistralkitchen.com Serafina Osteria and Enoteca ITALIAN Italian cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. A romantic favorite of locals for 22 years. Outdoor courtyard, live jazz Fri-Sun. $$-$$$$ 2043 Eastlake Ave E; 206-323-0807; serafinaseattle. com

Madison Park

Daniel’s Broiler STEAKHOUSE Small, plush, intimate USDA prime steakhouse in converted boathouse overlooking moored sailboats and Mount Rainier at Leschi on Lake Washington. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$ 200 Lake Washington Blvd; 206-329-4191; schwartzbros. com/daniels-broiler Madison Park Conservatory Northwest Madison Park Conservatory offers delicious plants and animals with a squeeze of lemon complemented with lovely wines and beautiful cocktails. $$$ 1927 43rd Ave E; 206- 3249701; madisonparkconservatory. com

Pioneer Square

88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar PUB 7 days a week, 5pm-2am, free admission to hotel guests, full food menu. Dueling pianos, full bar, seats up to 400 people, different music styles nightly. $ 315 Second Ave S; 206-8391300; ilove88keys.com CowGirls Inc AMERICAN Located in Pioneer Square, this dance saloon opens weekly from Thursday to Saturday, including before and after all sporting events. $$ 421 First Ave S; 206-340-0777; cowgirlsinc.com Jimmy’s On First AMERICAN Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1046 First Ave S; 206-204-9700; jimmysonfirst.com

Queen Anne

Serious Pie Westlake PIZZA Serious Pie features an apple-wood-burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with housemade specialty. $$-$$$ 401 Westlake Ave N; 206-436-0050; seriouspiewestlake.com/index. php?page=location

AMERICAN Seattle landmark for over 20 years. Home of the “American Food Festival Series.” Just up the hill from the Seattle Center. $$ 1502 Queen Anne Ave N; 206-285-7768; chow foods.com/5-spot

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria PIZZA Serving wood-fired pizzas, salads, gelato and award-winning cocktails. Join us weekdays for our Aperitivo Italiano Happy Hour 3-6pm. $ 2200 Westlake, Ste 112; 206-624-4422; tutta bella.com

Canlis Restaurant Northwest Seattle’s fine dining landmark for more than 61 years; faultless service, impeccable cuisine and one of the world’s most celebrated wine cellars. $$$$ 2576 Aurora Ave N; 206283-3313; canlis.com

Waterways Cruises & Events Northwest Unforgettable dinner, brunch, happy hour, lunch and holiday cruises aboard a beautiful yacht, with delicious Northwest cuisine, spectacular views and a Captain’s narration of sights. Private deck rentals are available on all dining cruises. $$$ 2441 N Northlake Way; 206-223-2060; waterways cruises.com

The Melting Pot - Seattle continental A unique & interactive fondue dining experience perfect for date nights, family celebrations, office functions & everything in between. Early & late night happy hours. $$$ 14 Mercer St; 206-378-1208; meltingpot.com

World Sports Grille AMERICAN Northwest unique dining and entertainment complex where everybody can eat, drink and play. Electronic game room with the latest simulation games. $-$$ 731 Westlake Ave N; 206-223-0300; worldsports grille.com

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Palisade Restaurant Northwest Palisade—Where Seattle celebrates! At the foot of Magnolia Bluff at Elliott Bay Marina. Lunch, brunch, dinner, catering/private room. $$$ Elliott Bay Marina; 206-2851000; palisaderestaurant.com Ponti Seafood Grill Seafood Award-winning Northwest seafood and Pacific Rim “fusion” cuisine. Elegant fine

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dining on Seattle’s ship canal. Outdoor waterside dining, private rooms. $$$ 3014 Third Ave N; 206-284-3000; pontiseafood grill.com Quincy’s Chargrilled Burgers FAST food Real charbroiled burgers, shakes, fries, onion rings and local microbrews served in a fast, friendly familyoriented environment. $ 305 Harrison; 206-728-2228

425-889-0303; ybbeachcafe. com bin on the lake Northwest Wine bar and restaurant features 80 wines by the glass, delectable cuisine and views of Lake Washington from every table. $$$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-803-5595; binonthelake.com

T.S. McHugh’s Restaurant & Pub IRISH Great steaks, seafood, potpies and salads. Full bar with 21 draught beers. Children welcome. 1 block to Seattle Center. $-$$ 21 Mercer St; 206-282-1910; tsmchughs.com

The Crab Pot - Bellevue Seafood Offering fun, familystyle dining serving fresh local seafood. Located on beautiful Lake Bellevue with outdoor deck seating. Ample parking. $$$ 2 Lake Bellevue Dr, Bellevue; 425-455-2244; crabpotbellevue. com

Ten Mercer AMERICAN World-class cuisine... Neighborhood scene. Flavorforward foods, award-winning wine list. One-way cab from downtown hotels, valet. $$$ 10 Mercer St; 206-691-3723; tenmercer.com

Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar Northwest An upscale wine bar in the heart of Bellevue offering over 50 Northwest premium wines all available by the glass. $$ 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-638-1000; westin. com/bellevuewa

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Daniel’s Broiler - Bellevue STEAKHOUSE USDA prime steaks, fresh seafood, awardwinning wine list, piano bar, spectacular views. Lunch MonFri. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 10500 NE Eighth St, Ste 2100, Bellevue; 425-462-4662; schwartzbros. com/daniels-broiler

Endolyne Joe’s AMERICAN Featuring food of the Americas with an ever-changing thematic menu. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & happy hour daily. $$ 9261 45th Ave SW; 206-937-2325; chowfoods.com/ endolyne-joes Fresh Bistro AMERICAN International bistro cuisine w/ fresh locally sourced ingredients and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Perfect for endof-day drinks and happy hour. Accommodates up to 16 for private dining. $$ 4725 42nd Ave SW; 206-935-3733; freshbistro seattle.com Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood Grill Seafood Spectacular waterfront view. Award-winning cuisine. Outdoor dining. Weekend piano brunch. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly. Free limo bus service. $$-$$$$ 1936 Harbor Ave SW; 206-937-1600; saltys.com/ seattle

SURROUNDING AREAS Bellevue/Eastside

Anthony’s HomePort - Kirkland Seafood Waterfront dining on the Bellevue/Eastside of Lake Washington featuring fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. Dinner, Sunday brunch, outside dining, banquet room. $-$$ 135 Lake St S, Kirkland; 425-8220225; anthonys.com

Barking Frog Northwest Award-winning bistro featuring fresh American regional cuisine with Pacific Northwest influences and extensive Northwest wine collection. $$$-$$$$ 14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-424-2999; willowslodge.com Beach Cafe

Northwest Features fresh, familiar favorites and refreshing cocktails. Outdoor or indoor lakeside dining for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. $$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland;

El Gaucho - Bellevue STEAKHOUSE The Northwest’s legacy for premium steaks and seafood. Dinner nightly 5pmclose. Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm. $$$$ 450 108th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-2715; elgaucho.com/elgaucho/index. htm The Herbfarm Restaurant Northwest World-class, Four Star, Five Diamond restaurant serving regional ingredients in themed menus that follow the rhythms of the seasons on land and sea. $$$$ 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-485-5300; theherbfarm.com Jonah’s Restaurant AMERICAN Enjoy our newly renovated Jonah’s Restaurant and Lounge, where our guests choose from a wide range of menu selections that include steaks, seafood, freshly prepared salads and desserts. Room service is also available. $$ 11211 Main St, Bellevue; 425-6984412; redlion.com/our-hotels/ washington/bellevue/dining Le Petit Terroir ITALIAN Food for wine. Take out, delivery, carry out. Le Petit Terroir offers casual Mediterraneaninspired cuisine created by Executive Chef Kevin Sarbora. $$$ 14455 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-2962525; lpterroir.com Lot No.3

Lot No. 3 combines comfort food, classic cocktails, and craft brews in a vintageindustrial inspired space. $$ 460 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-4400025; lotno3.com AMERICAN

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - Bellevue CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and

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delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$. 525 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-6373582; pfchangs.com Purple Cafe & Wine Bar Bellevue Northwest Northwest-inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine selection. $$$ 430 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-5026292; thepurplecafe.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House - Bellevue STEAKHOUSE Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon and vegetarian friendly. Lunch, dinner, happy hour daily. $$$$ 565 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-451-1550; ruthschris.com Sam’s Restaurant @ The Sheraton Bellevue AMERICAN Newly renovated, Sam’s Restaurant offers local favorites including Pacific Northwest seafood, local produce, and Starbucks Coffee®. Dining is offered daily. $$ 100 112th Ave NE; 425-455-3330; sheraton. com/bellevue Sear Northwest Our award-winning restaurant in Redmond, WA features Pacific Northwest ingredients with Mediterranean influences. $$ 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond; 425-498-4000; marriott.com/hotels/hotelinformation/restaurant/seamcredmond-marriott-town-center Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar ITALIAN Exceptional Italian dining, over 60 wines by the glass. Lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour twice a day! $$$ 16499 NE 74th St, Ste 255, Redmond; 425881-4400; schwartzbros.com/ spazzo Tap House Grill Bellevue AMERICAN Progressive urban cuisine featuring steak, seafood and sushi. Largest selection of Northwest beers on tap, as well as private dining. $-$$ 550 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-4671730; taphousegrill.com Trellis

Northwest Wine-country-style restaurant featuring locally grown, fresh ingredients—many from Chef’s own five-acre garden. True “farm-to-table” cuisine. $$$ 220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-284-5900; trellisrestaurant. net

Volterra

ITALIAN Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour daily 12-6pm. Extensive wine list. $$$ 121 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425202-7201; volterrarestaurant. com

Wild Ginger at the Bravern PAN ASIAN Bellevue’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, an award-winning wine list, happy hour and dim sum. $$$ 11020 NE Sixth St, Ste 90, Bellevue; 425-495-8889; wildginger.net


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Anthony’s HomePort Des Moines Marina Seafood Waterfront dining near SeaTac Airport. Casual dining in the “Oyster Bar & Grill.” Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Outside decks, banquet room. $-$$ 421 S 227th, Des Moines; 206824-1947; anthonys.com BJ’s Restaurant AMERICAN Specializing in deep-dish pizza and handcrafted brews. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. $$ 1159 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila; 206-439-7500; bjsbrewhouse. com Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar Northwest Relish fresh farm-to-table local and regional bounty. Open daily for lunch 11:30am to 2pm and for dinner 5:30am-9:30pm. $$$ 18525 36th Ave S, Seattle; 206-9019268; cedarbrooklodge.com/ eat.php Gateway Grill AMERICAN Casual/fine dining in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$ 18118 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-244-6666; radisson.com/seattlewa_seatac Mascio’s Italian Specialty Foods ITALIAN A premier gourmet manufacturer of arancini appetizers (risotto croquettes). The Mascio’s line includes delicious savory and dessert arancini. $ 1225 S Angelo St, Seattle; 206767-4700; mascios.net Rainforest Cafe AMERICAN Your adventure is about to begin! This re-created rain forest is a tropical wonderland featuring phenomenal food and sensational shopping. $$ 161 Southcenter, Seattle; 206-248-8882; rainforestcafe. com Salty’s at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill Seafood Hidden gem on Puget Sound minutes from Sea-Tac Airport. World-class seafood, steaks, service and smiles! Outdoor dining. Bar. Free parking. $$-$$$$ 28201 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines; 253-946-0636; saltys.com/redondo Seven Hills Grille Northwest Featuring distinctive Pacific Northwest cuisine in a casual, trendy and lively atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$$ 17338 International Blvd, Seattle; 206248-1000 ext 2121; hi-seatac.com Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops STEAKHOUSE Featuring prime beef. Extensive wine list with over 300 choices from the Northwest and around the world. Open daily. TDD $$$ 17620 International Blvd, Seattle; 206248-7153; spencersforsteaks andchops.com

North

Anthony’s HomePort Edmonds Marina Seafood Dine on the Edmonds waterfront and enjoy fresh Northwest seafood at its best! Casual dining at Anthony’s

Beach Cafe. Outside decks, banquets. $-$$ 456 Admiral Way, Edmonds; 425-771-4400; anthonys.com Anthony’s HomePort - Everett Seafood Fresh Pacific Northwest seafood at its best in a unique waterfront fishing village atmosphere! Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Outside deck. $-$$ 1726 W Marine View Dr, Everett; 425-252-3333; anthonys.com Black Bear Diner AMERICAN 128 seats. At Black Bear Diner, our mission is to be the pre-eminent family dining concept, providing excellent food and value, served in a fun, uniquely bear-themed atmosphere, by friendly, committed and knowledgeable employees. $ 1441 E Washington St, Sequim; 360-681-8756; hiesequim.com Greenlake Bar & Grill AMERICAN A favorite spot for locals & visitors. Affordable & diverse menu, lake views. Open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour. $$ 7200 E Green Lake Dr N, Seattle; 206-729-6179; neighbor hoodgrills.com Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing Seafood Waterfront dining and spectacular views at this historic ferry landing 30 min. north of Seattle, plus an outdoor fish bar. $-$$$ 710 Front St, Mukilteo; 425-742-6180; ivars.com P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Lynnwood CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood; 425-921-2100; pfchangs.com

SPECIALTY Belltown

The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company Seattle’s only downtown cupcake shop specializing in Italian Butter Cream...sweet, simple, and sophisticated! Fresh baked daily, never mass produced. $ 2209 Fourth Ave; 206-441-4240; theyellowleafcupcake.com

Capitol Hill

Cupcake Royale-Capitol Hill Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy made-from-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and handcrafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s best! $ 1111 E Pike St; 206-883-7656; cupcakeroyale.com

Downtown

Ceres Roasting Company From its inception in 2008, Ceres Roasting Company has been small-batch roasting gourmet cinnamon-glazed almonds and pecans at various locations in Seattle. Now open daily at the Seattle Center Armory serving locally roasted organic espresso. $ 305 Harrison St; 206-399-9259; ceresroasting company.com Chocolate Box Try the Chocolate Box Experi-

ence and the Urban Wine Tour. Also selling Northwest chocolates and wines. Group rates and gift baskets available. $-$$ 106 Pine St; 206-443-3900; sschocolatebox.com Chukar Cherry Company Taste the Best of Nature, Best of Chocolate®! Our pure food treats are freshly made utilizing Washington’s fruitful bounty. $-$$ 1529 Pike Pl, Ste B; 206623-8043; chukar.com Cupcake Royale-Downtown Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy made-from-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and handcrafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s best! $ 108 Pine St; 206-883-7656; cupcakeroyale.com Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe Enjoy deliciously different bagels with Mediterranean-inspired spreads, soups, salads, and other specialties. Open 7 days a week. See eltana.com. $$ 1538 12th Ave; 206-724-0660; eltana.com Fran’s Chocolates Celebrating 30 years of handcrafting artisan confections in Seattle. First & Union across from the Seattle Art Museum. Shipping available. Mon-Sat 9:30am-7:30pm. Sun 11am-6pm. $-$$ 1325 First Ave; 206-3220233; franschocolates.com Indi Chocolate Delicious artisan small-batch dark chocolate made from the beans we directly source. Try our chocolate bodycare too (lotions, lip balms, scrubs). $ 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 527; 425-243-2089; indichocolate.com Kress IGA Supermarket Downtown Seattle’s largest fullservice supermarket featuring: groceries, deli, produce, meat, bakery, beer, wine & catering. 7am-10pm, seven days a week. $-$$ 1423 Third Ave; 206-7499500; kressiga.com KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn Fun and nostalgic shop. Finestquality popcorn in 20 amazing flavors. Free samples of our flavors. Fresh batches all day. $ 215 Pike St; 206-623-8000; kukuruza.com Mt. Townsend Creamery Pike Place Tasting Room Handcrafted cheeses that showcase the unique terroir of the Olympic Peninsula. Local cow’s milk reflects NW flavor. Free samples! Open everyday (left of the pig)! $-$$ 89 Pike St; 360-379-0895; mttownsendcreamery.com Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe Gourmet deli in the Pike Place Market featuring award-winning sandwiches, soups and salads, northwest specialty foods, craft beer, wine and gift baskets. Open daily. $ 1926 Pike Pl; 206-4431926; pearatpikeplace.com Pike Place Fish 120 varieties of seafood, from shellfish to salmon. Delivery to hotels, 7-10pm. We ship fish anywhere in the U.S. Open daily. $$$ 86 Pike Pl; 206-682-7181; pikeplacefish.com

Pure Food Fish Market Specializing in fresh seafood. We pack seafood-to-go for 48 hours. Smoked or fresh salmon, fresh crab. We ship anywhere in the world. Open daily. $$ 1515 Pike Place Market; 206-622-5765; freshseafood. com Quintessential Gourmet The combinations and tastes are endless. Enjoy over 50 of the finest EVOO’s and balsamic vinegars. 10am-6:30pm everyday. $-$$ 2001 Western Ave, Ste 100; 206-467-4856; quintessential gourmet.com Trophy Cupcakes Our historic Wallingford Center location is near and dear to our hearts—it was our very first location and is home to our Party Room. Voted Seattle’s “Best Cupcake Shop” four years running, Trophy is your source for dreamy desserts. 1815 45th St, Seattle; 206-6327020; trophycupcakes.com Top Pot Doughnuts Over 40 varieties of hand-forged doughnuts and fresh-roasted coffee. $ 2124 Fifth Ave; 206728-1966; toppotdoughnuts.com Westlake Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2210 Westlake Ave; 206-6219700; wholefoodsmarket.com/ node/6779

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Interbay Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2001 15th Ave W; 206-3525440; wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/interbay

Bellevue/Eastside 21 Acres Sustainable farm and nonprofit school; retail marketplace for farm products, event rental space; electric car charging stations, green-built systems. 13701 NE 17th St SE, Woodinville; 425-481-1500; 21acres.org

Bellevue Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 888 116th Ave NE; 425-4621400; wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/bellevue Boehm’s Candies, Inc. Candy manufacturing and retail sales. European chalet, candy factory and adjacent Swiss chapel. Tours by appointment only. Retail store open daily. $ 255 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah; 425-392-6652; boehmscandies.com Redmond Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 17991 Redmond Way; 425881-2600; wholefoodsmarket. com/stores/redmond

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Starbucks Coffee Company Leading retailer, roaster and specialty coffee in North America with retail stores serving espresso, drip coffee and a variety of whole beans. $ 2401 Utah Ave S, Seattle; 206-9038224; starbucks.com Tully’s Coffee Seattle’s largest fully handcrafted coffee roaster, with more than 65 coffee shops located within Washington state. Taste the Tully’s Difference. $ 3100 Airport Way S, Seattle; 206233-2070; tullyscoffeeshops. com

North

The Gift Gourmet Custom gourmet food gift baskets featuring salmon, cheese, crackers, coffee, cookies, chocolates, wine, micro beer and so much more! 425-483-9694; thegiftgourmet.com Lynnwood Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2800 SW 196th St SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-1320; wholefoods market.com/stores/lynnwood Roosevelt Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 1026 NE 64th St, Seattle; 206985-1500; wholefoodsmarket. com/node/6699

South

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt Come enjoy the freshest ice cream in town. With thousands of combinations, there’s no palate we can’t satisfy. Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt makes your dessert upon order, giving you the freedom to customize each ingredient to fit your craving! It’s pure deliciousness flash frozen with liquid nitrogen. $ 31653 Pacific Hwy S, Ste A, Federal Way; 253-941-3248; subzero icecream.com

BEER

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The Pike Brewing Company Seattle’s classic shrine to beer featuring ales brewed on premise, local wines, cheeses, and sustainable pub fare. Free Wi-Fi. Daily 11am-12am. $$ 1415 First Ave; 206-622-6044; pikebrewing. com

Fremont

Fremont Brewing Company Business hours: Sunday to Wednesday 11am to 8pm, Thursday to Saturday 11am to 9pm. Because beer matters. $ 3409 Woodland Park Ave N; 206-420-2407; fremontbrewing. com

Pioneer Square

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Bellevue/Eastside Redhook Ale Brewery Tours available daily at Woodinville brewery. Call for times. Redhook collectibles, food, ale sampling and visitor center. $$ 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-483-3232; redhook. com

SPIRITS

Downtown

Downtown Spirits Specialty spirits, wine and craft beer emporium conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle. 2300 Seventh Ave; 206-812-6591; downtown-spirits. com Westland Distillery Westland Distillery produces American single-malt-whiskey in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Open daily for tours and tastings. 2931 First Ave S, Seattle; 206-767-7250; westland distillery.com

Fremont

Fremont Mischief Distillery Steampunk meets the speakeasy at Seattle’s premiere craft distillery. Handcrafted whiskey, vodka, and gin. Visit our tasting room in Fremont today. $ 136 N Canal St; 206-547-0838; fremontmischief.com

WINE

Downtown

The Tasting Room - Wines of Washington For a small fee, wine lovers can taste artisan wines from some of Washington state’s best boutique wineries. Hours: Sun-Thu 12pm-8pm, Fri-Sat open noon10pm. 1924 Post Alley; 206-7709463; winesofwashington.com The Vude-Hand of Gods of Wines The VUDE (Velvet Underground Dining Experience) is an event space and foodie paradise where chefs and beverage purveyors can collaborate to create extraordinary dining experiences. 308 Ninth Ave N; 206-855-5521; handofgodwines. com Washington State Wine Commission Representing licensed wineries and wine grape growers in Washington state; providing marketing to raise positive awareness of the Washington state wine industry. 1201 Western Ave; 206667-9463; washingtonwine .org

Queen Anne

Wine Outlet Unique, intimate, customizable parking, professional, wine bar, classroom, great for cooking classes, deck, outdoor, inviting, kitchen, 3 event spaces, education, team building. 946 Elliott Ave W; 206-285-1129; wineoutlet eventspace.com

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Bellevue/Eastside Airfield Estates Winery Family-owned and operated winery. Our tasting room honors and pays tribute to our aviation heritage. Open daily noon-5pm. 14450 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Woodinville; 425-877-1006; airfieldwines.com/visit_us/ woodinville.php

Alexandria Nicole Cellars Join us to taste award-winning wines from our estate winery. We handcraft small lots in an elegantly approachable style. 810 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-487-9463; alexandrianicole cellars.com Brian Carter Cellars Celebrated Washington winemaker Brian Carter shares his collection of unique blended style wines at our Woodinville tasting room. Open noon-5pm daily. 14419 Woodinville-Redmond Rd (SR-202), Woodinville; 425-806-9463; briancarter cellars.com

14810 NE 145th St, Bldg A-1, Woodinville; 206-910-7967; markryanwinery.com Northwest Cellars Our winery and tasting room is located in Kirkland, only 15 minutes from downtown Seattle. Come in for a wine tasting and try our award-winning wines! 11909 124th Ave NE, Kirkland; 206-601-9217; northwest cellars.com Novelty Hill - Januik Winery Experience, explore, entertain. Private event space available. Open daily for wine tasting and winery tours. 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Woodinville; 425-481-8317; noveltyhilljanuik. com Pepper Bridge Winery/Amavi Cellars Tasting Room Tasting room for Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery. Open 12pm-5pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm-6pm Friday through Sunday. 14810 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 509-525-3541; pepperbridge.com

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Washington’s most prestigious winery. Complimentary tours and wine tasting, 10am-5pm daily. Picnic areas, wine shop, concerts, corporate events and more. 14111 NE 145th St; 425415-3632, Woodinville; ste-michelle.com

Sparkman Cellars Sparkman Cellars. Family. Quality of life. Damn fine wine. Right in Woodinville. Stop by ThursdayMonday, 1pm-6pm. 19501 144 Ave NE, Ste E 400, Woodinville; 425-398-1045; sparkmancellars. com

Columbia Winery Washington’s first premium winery. Tastings Sun-Sat 11am-6pm, Fri 11am-7pm. A great way to experience our portfolio of wines. 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-482-7490; columbiawinery. com

Woodinville Wine Country Woodinville Wine Country offers an abundance of fine wineries producing world-class wines just 25 minutes from downtown Seattle. PO Box 2114, Woodinville; 425-205-4394; woodinvillewine country.com

DeLille Cellars Winery The only winery in the Top 100 Wines of the World for two years in a row. Delivering a remarkable wine-tasting experience with exceptional handcrafted wines. Visit our Carriage House Tasting Room, open daily. 20 minutes from Seattle. 14208 WoodinvilleRedmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-877-9472; delillecellars. com

Eastern WA

Dusted Valley Vintners Dusted Valley is a family-owned winery proudly celebrating 10 years of growing and crafting spectacular Washington state wine in the Walla Walla Valley. 14465 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-488-7373; dustedvalley.com

Cooper Wine Company Red Mountain Winery with tasting room. Call for hours and/or appointment. Normal hours noon-5pm (7days/week), seasonal hours noon-5pm Friday-Monday. We specialize in classic bordeaux wines. 35306 N Sunset Rd, Benton City; 509588-2667; cooperwinecompany. com

EFESTE Our relaxed, arid tasting room is a pleasantly warm room beside our cellar where our awardwinning wines are crafted. 19730 144th Ave NE, Woodinville; 425398-7200; efeste.com J. Bookwalter Tasting Studio Offering guests wine tastings daily: Sunday through Thursday 12pm-5pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm-6pm. Tasting studio available for private event rentals. 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg B, Woodinville; 509-627-5000; bookwalterwines.com Mark Ryan Winery Mark Ryan Winery is an independent producer of award-winning wines from Washington state. Open seven days a week.

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Charles Smith Wines & K Vintners Food & Wine Magazine’s winemaker of the year, Charles Smith, produces highly acclaimed wines from Washington’s top vineyards. Visit us today! 35 S Spokane St, Spokane; 509526-5230; charlessmithwines. com

Dunham Cellars Dunham Cellars is located near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains in Walla Walla. Our tasting room is open for tasting and informal tours 11am-4pm daily. 150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla; 509-529-4685; dunham cellars.com Terra Blanca Family-owned boutique winery and vineyard on Red Mountain in Washington Wine Country. Tasting room and event facility. Everyday 11am-6pm. 34715 N DeMoss Rd, Benton City; 509588-6082; terrablanca.com

Western WA

Island Vintners-Wine Tasting Three Bainbridge Island wineries serving locally made wine and offering Northwest meats and cheeses. Open seven days a week. 450 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; 206-6504753; islandvintners.com Wineries of Bainbridge Island Experience Washington’s wonderful wines! Tasting rooms an easy walk from the ferry and winery tours on select weekends. 206-780-0905; bainbridgewineries.com

TOURS Bon Vivant Wine Tours Guided small group (under 10) wine tours from Seattle to area wineries and all Washington state wine regions. 206-5248687; bonvivanttours.com The Cycle Saloon Seattle We provide pub crawls and brewery tours around Ballard on a 16-person pedal-powered vehicle. Operates daily 10am10pm. 206-678-7211; thecycle saloon.com Local Craft Tours Local craft distillery tour company open Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm. 500 Fifth Ave W, Ste 502; 206-455-3740; localcraft tours.com Road Dog’s Seattle Brewery Tour Taste tours of Seattle’s best breweries. Our daily tours include beer samples, transportation, education, souvenir pint glasses and shirts! 3 hours/3 breweries 800 Fifth Ave, Ste 112; 206-2499858; seattlebrewerytour.com Savor Seattle Food Tours Join us on a delicious food and cultural tour and eat your way through Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, and other tasty Seattle neighborhoods. 1501 Western Ave, Ste 301; 206209-5485; savorseattletours. com Seattle Bites Food Tours Nibble on historic tidbits while noshing your way through this Pike Place Market walking food tour. Come meet our friends! Pike Place Market; 425-888-8837; seattlebitesfoodtours.com Seattle Food Tours Taste Seattle’s dynamic culinary scene on a delicious walking food tour of Pike Place Market, Belltown or Capitol Hill. Our progressive dinners offer an opportunity to experience multiple restaurants in 2.5 hrs. Pike Place Market; 206-725-4483; seattlefoodtours.com Seattle Wine Tours Seattle & Woodinville wine tours for 2 to 52! Our knowledgeable chauffeur guides and quality vehicles have made us the premier choice for wine touring & tasting in Washington state. 15701 Nelson Pl; 206-444-9463; seattlewinetours.com White Moustache Urban Adventure Co. Home of the ultimate eating

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tour. We guide you through the tasty underbelly of Seattle’s gastronomical playground. Let’s eat! 19011 Eighth Ave NW; 206552-0950; whitemoustache. com

RESTAURANT REFERRAL edibleSEATTLE The only magazine celebrating the Pacific Northwest food scene with a guide to local dining. Available on newsstands everywhere. 1752 NW Market St, Ste 131; 206-605-9005; edibleseattle.com Gluten Intolerance Group of North America Eating gluten causes continuous health hazards. We monitor food industries, educate, and support consumers to be able to live gluten-free lives. 31214 124th Ave SE; 253-833-6655; gluten. net Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services Restaurant reservations and information, discount attraction pass sales, attractions/ tours information. High-quality personal service and visitor information, brought to you by Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, First Fl (Seventh & Pike); 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/ visitors/ccc Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Washington State Convention Center / Lobby Level; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/ visitors/ccc Seattle Wine Awards Taste Washington’s Gold & Double-Gold Award-winning wines at your upcoming conference or trade show, a very special touch to remember. 1733 45th Ave SW; 206-853-4677; seattlewine awards.com TripAdvisor.com TripAdvisor features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more. 617-795-7725; tripadvisor. com Where to Eat Guide & Associates Seattle’s #1 restaurant guide with sample menus and maps. Ask for it at your hotel or visit us online at theeatguide.com. 541610-4122; wheretoeatguide.com


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