Maybe the saddest Seattle news headline I’ve ever seen

Elliott Bay Books Looking to Move? … [Read more...]

A Dark Day for Seattle Music

Terrible news. The beating heart of the Seattle music scene stopped beating yesterday.That abrupt, last thump was a solo set from David Bazan (formerly of Pedro the Lion).I've lost track of how many concerts I've enjoyed at the Croc. So many memories: Sam Phillips, T-Bone Burnett, Over the Rhine, They Might Be Giants, not to mention that full day of waiting there and eating and drinking on a tip that R.E.M. was going to play a surprise live show (they didn't that night, but did a few … [Read more...]

A Brush with Seattle Greatness

Late last night, after a long day of work on Cyndere's Midnight, the sequel to Auralia's Colors, I wearily wandered over to the three-dollar-a-ticket discount theater several blocks from my house and caught the 9:30 show of Away from Her. Which was wonderful for many reasons... more on that some day soon.But what I really want to tell you about is this: one of those "I Love Seattle" moments.I got in the long line of folks who were heading in for the late shows. The Crest is a cheap-o … [Read more...]

Looking Closer at Seattle Restaurants

Someone at Arts and Faith challenged the readers there to post their favorite hometown restaurants. And since this blog is all about the best of the arts, why not include the culinary arts?Here's what I quickly posted in response. If you're visiting Seattle, take note: The Santa Fe Cafe Modeled after Santa Fe's famous "The Shed," it's the best New Mexico cuisine in Seattle. Try the Blue Mesa plate "Christmas style," with a house margarita, and bread pudding baked with whiskey hard sauce, … [Read more...]