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Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink Roundup: Easter specials Roundup: Easter specials
Not interested in hosting a huge family event at your house this Easter? We get it. Cooking, cleaning, hosting - no thanks. Luckily there are tons of restauarnts and bars out there who will not only be open on Easter Sunday, but are cooking up special menus just for you and your loved ones.
Eat & Drink 5 of Seattle’s tastiest oyster bars(Photo Gallery)
As the saying goes, it’s best to eat oysters in months that are spelled with an “R,” because that’s when the briny shellfish are tastiest. Since it's April, here are five places to enjoy the shellfish in Seattle, ranging from a quick bite at a fish market to a romantic affair at a modern restaurant.
Eat & Drink Pickin’ chicken: Ezell’s vs. Heaven Sent
Is Seattle big enough for two great fried chicken joints? Probably, but only one can be the best. So who fries a better chicken, the original Ezell’s Famous Chicken, or the new joint opened by the original Ezell, Heaven Sent Fried Chicken?

Lifestyle

Lifestyle Yappy Hour at Belltown Pub Yappy Hour at Belltown Pub
Dog people - this one is for you! Grab your pup and come have a drink at the Belltown Pub today for Yappy Hour! All proceeds benefitting the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

The Home

The Home A look at Living Room and TRACE at W Hotel Seattle(Photo Gallery)
Even before I knew that Living Room walked away with the top honor in the American Bars category of the 2013 UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, I had decided that I needed to see and photograph it. The blend of color and architectural details makes it a must-visit spot for modern design fans.
The Home Photos: Spectacular Seattle bathrooms(Photo Gallery)
No one really likes talking about them, but these throne rooms are extremely important facets of every house (and usually one of the few rooms that anyone coming over to your house is likely to see). Porch.com helped us round up some of the more impressive bathrooms around the PNW.
The Home 37% of homes for sale in Seattle metro are unaffordable
A couple weeks ago we wrote about how the average Seattleite needs to be making $59,000 a year to afford a home in the area. We got a lot of feedback that that seemed too high - and you were right. New info shows that 37% of homes currently on the market in Seattle metro are unaffordable.

Fashion & Beauty

Fashion & Beauty Take care of your shoes (rain or shine)
We have to deal with a lot of rain here in the Pacific Northwest, but that shouldn't mean we can't buy and wear nice things - like shoes. We talked with Nordstrom Shoe Shine Manager Brent Perkins on how to take care of your shoes, puddles be darned.
Fashion & Beauty Spring fashion at the farmers market
It’s officially spring, which means going to the farmer’s market should definitely be part of your weekend routine. While it may sound silly to get dressed up for the market, the effortless cool style we all try to pull off is meant for places like this.

Travel

Travel SeaTac Airport doubles up on live music
Great news for travelers - live music at SeaTac is doubling up! Port of Seattle, Seattle Music Commission and PlayNetwork have all come together to create the Experience the City of Music Program, which means twice the number of musicians playing in SeaTac, for twice the hours.
Travel Where do Seattleites migrate in the winter?
We're one day into spring - one of the most beautiful seasons in Seattle (mostly because it follows one of the roughest to live through). We thought it might be interesting to see what the 'hottest' destinations were for Seattleites during our darker months.