Happy Together is a weekly column which aspires to locate the ideal food and beverage match at Seattle-area restaurants or markets. Although for many, the origin of beer dates back only to the trial and error stage of high school drinking or early college initiation, beer is one of the oldest known ... More >>
As much as I enjoy Asian cuisine, I rarely crave food from India. I don't dislike it. In fact, last year, I looked for different takes on Indian food, sampling creative plates at the suave new Shanik, and tasting thalis at Poppy and Travelers. But the typical tandoori, biryani, and curry dishes serv ... More >>
Is the coffee behemoth too late to India's cafe party?
Village Theatre's production is sweet, solid, and occasionally stolid.
A New York Times article from a few months back profiled a new crop of restaurants with menus built around utensil-free dining. In the piece, Julie Sahni, who was raised in India, mentions how using her hand as a tool for eating can be an act of emotional expression. In her traditional Indian cultur ... More >>
Fox and the Law will play tonight at the Nectar Lounge as part of the "Rock the Village" benefit concert series. "Rock the Village" is a series of benefit concerts designed to raise money and awareness for global humanitarian causes like education in Ghana and clean water in India. Mario Abat ... More >>
Trophy CupcakesShort and sweet week in restaurant news! First off, downtown, Trophy Cupcakes is opening its first pop-up shop in Pacific Place from Monday, November 14 to Saturday, December 31. Customers can expect the popular bakery to feature two seasonal flavors during its stint in the sho ... More >>
CactusLocal Mexican chain Cactus is opening its fourth location at the northwest corner of Terry Ave. N. and Harrison St. The restaurant was originally scheduled to launch late summer, but Seattle Met reports the date has been pushed to "around November 15." In other news, U District Daily s ... More >>
Paneer tikka masala and gulab jamun makes for a heart attack, India-style.The Place: Maharaja Cuisine of India, 4542 California Ave. S.W., 935-9443, WEST SEATTLE. The Hole: What with Dunkin' Donuts and most buddy-cop movies, it's easy to think of the donut as an American dessert. But really, ... More >>
Complaints run high among Seattleites when it comes to Indian food. "Too authentic," "not authentic enough," "overspiced," "underspiced," and traits as simple as the quality of basmati rice seem to prompt much debate. Maybe this is because aside from the proliferation of independent eateries ... More >>
Using counseling, outreach, needle exchanges, a whole lot of condoms and a whole lot of money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a project in India was able to stop more than 100,000 people from getting HIV.
Many wine drinkers in India, the latest target of the Washington State Wine Commission's marketing efforts, can't find Washington on a map. But spokesman Ryan Pennington says the state's growers aren't daunted by potential fans' weak grasp of geography. "To be honest, that's sometimes the ca ... More >>
The Dinner: Daal maharani at Jewel of India (4735 University Way N.E.) The Movie: Eat Pray Love at the Meridian. Eat Pray Love is like that friend who won't stop showing you vacation photos. For the first five minutes, you're mildly engaged--hey, there's that famous landscape/building/ster ... More >>
This really doesn't seem fair, but according to a story reported in the Times of India this week, most men spend only three hours out of their entire lives in the grips of an orgasm. Considering we spend one-third of our lives sleeping and an average of 45 hours a week working, a mere 180 min ... More >>
Why couldn't she be what gets sent to us?Seattle may get half of all of its expected June rainfaill by the end of the week thanks to a storm with origins in India. According to KOMO weatherman Scott Sistek, the squall set to soak our city tonight began as Cyclone Laila in the almost-coastal t ... More >>
Garam Masala clears up Americas complex relationship with Indian food.
Apna Bazaar (2245 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue) is the best-smelling market in the Puget Sound. Walk down the aisles and the smell of cumin gives way to fennel seed gives way to jasmine-scented soap. It's easy to drive there for cheap pulses and fresh curry leaves and walk out with a quarter-pou ... More >>
With Washington the hop center of the beer-making universe (or so it can seem), tonight through Saturday Beveridge Place Pub hosts a wholly democratic IPA (India pale ale) tasting. If it's made in Washington, it's been invited to be part of this year's Fourth Annual India Pale Ale Cask-O-Rama. No wo ... More >>
The august Wax Poetics' latest issue is dedicated to the music of Brazil, and though I haven't scooped up a copy yet, the interviews teased on the site make me want to drop my deadlines and go get one now. Besides an intellectual curiosity in the contents, I also have personal reasons for wanting to ... More >>
I'm guilty of it myself... You've heard this old chesnut, probably; I.P.A. (India Pale Ale) counts as a subset of pale ale because of the extra hopping, which came about in part so the beer would survive the long journey from England to India. Yeah, well... Another Nail in That I.P.A. Myth via beer ... More >>
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Opens Fri., Jan. 20, at Metro and Meridian
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Freeing 'sex slaves' is now at the top of the human rights agenda, thanks to Christian evangelicals, the Bush administration, and two former Washington politicians, Linda Smith and John Miller. How did the anti-trafficking crusade evolve, and is it being overhyped?
Bellevue melting-pot hasn't quite melded.
The impact of sending work overseas is hitting home for area technical workers.
Cedars plays the fusion card and takes the pot.
Udupi Palace brings South India to Bellevue.
How to write a successful first book? Try, try again.
Good news: Great Indian food at Northgate.
Monks who sing and dance.
WTO's Third World delegates say labor and environmental standards will hurt the poor.
An Indian's message to the WTO: Hands off free trade!
An Indian restaurant in Ballard conjures up visions of lefse pappadams.
Traditional Indian dance captures the reverence for culture and movement.
Photo Essay (part 1)