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Where is Seattle's best food?

Nobody wants to hear the real answer when they ask a food writer where they should eat. They want to know some secret, sexy-but-affordable, …

14 free things to do in Seattle

Over the past few decades, Seattle has changed from a small, relatively ignored Pacific Northwestern city into a bustling metropolis filled with gourmet restaurants, top-quality culture, and a plethora of high-quality, high-end things to do.<p>Unfortunately, with a rising profile come rising prices, …

Barcelona

The 10 Best Neighborhoods in Seattle

Image: Doug Chayka<br>The Condo CrazeCapitol Hill<b>27%</b> own • <b>73%</b> rent • <b>$58,000</b> median household incomeDepending on how you feel about condominiums, Capitol …

Real Estate

35 Essential Seattle Dining Experiences | Seattle Restaurants

<b>Seattle is having a restaurant moment.</b><p>The cranes on nearly every block are but outward signs of what we know in our bones: Seattle is back in growth …

Fried Chicken

How to Make the Best Deep-Fried Jalapeño Poppers

The first time I ate jalapeño poppers, things went very wrong. It was many years ago and I had just gotten my tongue pierced on a whim. When I left the piercing shop, they sent me off with an instructional aftercare sheet on how to treat the fresh piercing. One of the tips was to avoid spicy foods …

Spicy Glazed Meatballs

1. <b>Make the Meatballs:</b> In a large bowl, mix the beef with the garlic, onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic chile sauce, salt, parsley and egg until …

A Guide to Making Your Ultimate Manhattan

With the holidays behind us and the roughest part of winter still ahead, this is the time of year when I keep my head down and just try to survive until baseball season. So when cocktail hour rolls around that means sticking to tried and true staples. Which for me, means manhattans, pound for pound …

Whiskey

Cast Iron Cooking: The Easy Pull-Apart Pepperoni Garlic Knots That Will Forever Change How You Entertain

Often when a recipe I'm developing takes inspiration from an original idea—in this case garlic knots—I arrive at something that is different, though perhaps not <i>better</i> than the original. I can safely say that in this case, the pull-apart cheesy pepperoni garlic knots you'll be lifting from your cast …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Over Your Fear of Octopus

Don't be scared of octopus. You can totally cook it at home.<p>Octopus might be the quintessential restaurant dish. A total crowd-pleaser with impressive presentation, but somehow so daunting that it seems unreasonable to make it at home (all those legs!). Well, it's time to get over your fears. …

Octopuses

6 Common Juice and Smoothie Mistakes to Avoid

Making green juice & smoothies is easy: Just toss it all in a blender, right? Uh, no. Avoid these 6 mistakes for the best shakes of your life<p>Whether you think of them as breakfast, a mid-afternoon energy boost, a hangover cure, or a lifesaving necessity, it's hard to deny that green juices and …

Ice Cream

70 Cities You Can Visit on the Cheap If You Know When to Go

© Bastos - Fotolia.com<p>You can save $193 a night on your next vacation to Miami Beach by simply traveling in September instead of March. It's that easy!<p>Hotel search trivago.com analyzed the average price per night for hotels in 70 of the world's most popular cities over the past year and found that …

Tourism

Your Perfect Cali Road Trip: San Francisco to Monterey

San Fran, Muir Woods, Point Lobos. We did it all and more. Photos by Tess Falotico.<p><i>By Tess Falotico for Fathom</i> | <i>See the redwoods. Shop local designers and thrift shops. Eat everything, spend nothing. Drive 232 miles in a week. We did it all and more. Without going insane. Fathom's Tess Falotico</i> …

San Francisco