Washington's Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino: Seattle in Liquid Form

The 50 Plates tour continues with the beverage that best defines modern Seattle.


Food & Drink
Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino from Washington, which joined the union on November 11, 1889.If you’d ...   More
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Beer Guide 2014: Seattle Day Sip

Beer Guide
Reuben’s Brews 1406 NW 53rd Ave., 206-784-2859, reubensbrews.com. Reuben’s tasting room is an industrial block filled with families, tours and the Ballard neighborhood’s larger social groups   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 ENID SPITZ

Portland to Join Women's Professional Soccer League

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United States Soccer Federation announced the formation of a new women’s professional soccer league in a media conference call this morning, and Portland will be home to one of the new teams.Seattle, D.C., and Kansas City will also join four former Women’s Professional Soccer teams: Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, NY/NJ Sky Blue and Western New York Flash. The league, which hasn’t been named ...   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 OLGA KOZINSKIY

The Toll Under the Bridge

Seattle’s experience shows the CRC’s projections are flimsier than ever.

News Stories
It’s human nature: Start charging people for something they’ve been getting for free, and many won’t want it anymore. Take, for example, a new toll for a bridge. In the Seattle area, one out   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Mack to the Future

Seattle's Macklemore is sincere, independent and huge. Is this the new face of hip-hop?

Cover Story
“See everybody’s striving for that same shit/ To get paid and make it/ And I’ll be honest, I’m trying to become famous” —“Ego” (2005) Ben Haggerty has lost his train of thought. Mom   More
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

How Portland Tastes...According to Seattle's 5 Spot

Sadly, there was no "Gus van Sandwich."


Food & Drink
Longtime WW contributor Chris Stamm broke our hearts and moved to Seattle a few months ago. We asked him to give us his assessment of the Emerald City's version of PDX cuisine. Feel free to leave your own 5 Spot taste test notes in the comments. As Ruth Brown reported last month, Seattle comfort food institution 5 Spot, which apparently has a rotating gimmick menu, would be putting Portland on the ...   More
Friday, August 26, 2011 CHRIS STAMM

Portland on the Menu in Seattle

What, exactly, are "flannel fries"?


Food & Drink
Seattle restaurant 5 Spot is apparently known for its regularly changing special menu. Its previous “Tornado Alley” themed menu copped plenty of flack for (figurative, at least) lack of taste. Last month came news that the next theme would be “Portland”, and said menu now appears to be out. So what does Portland taste like? Heavily deep-fried, apparently, which sounds about right. But only ...   More
Thursday, July 14, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Animal Rights Activists Share Naked Truth at Pioneer Square

"There's nothing sexier than wearing your own skin," says Meggan Anderson (pictured above in the middle), who used her topless torso spray painted like a cat's skin to draw attention the cruelty animals suffer for their furs. Anderson and others from national animal rights group PETA, which is based in Virginia, came to Pioneer Courthouse Square and held protest signs over their chests this ...   More
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Jacob Pierce

Irrelevant Interviews: Tiny Vipers

Captivating and hypnotic, Seattle's Tiny Vipers (aka Jesy Fortino) is a stolen walk through a haunted forest. That sun-bleached record found in your grandparent's attic that, once revived, sings to daydreams and heartache long forgotten. Tiny Vipers is the memory of a memory, and Fortino casts a spell with her voice that silences a room. I caught up with Jesy after some failed attempts involving ...   More
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Kat Gardiner

What Seattle Sounders Owner Thinks A Strike Would Mean

When we last visited the state of labor talks last month in Major League Soccer, both sides had extended the deadline yet again. Now with little more than a week until the new strike deadline of March 25 (the scheduled opening date for the MLS season), the verbal volleys are escalating. Yes, factor in that both sides in a labor negotiation often say some incendiary things in the final days ...   More
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 HANK STERN


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