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Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink If you want to eat Seattle’s most innovative food, you’ll have to make it yourself
Buried in the sub-levels of the Pike Place Market, a group of chefs are perfecting recipes for homemade Starbursts, chocolate bars composed entirely of coffee, and savory ice cream salad. Sound like something you might want to eat? Too bad. These real-life Willy Wonkas aren’t running a restaurant: if you want to taste these magical flavors, you have to make them yourself.
Eat & Drink 5 new Asian restaurants to try this September (Photo Gallery)
Whether you just can’t live without handmade noodles, or pho is your favorite dish - Seattle’s got plenty of new places to try this September. You can warm up your belly with some oysters and kimchi puree, bibimbap covered in honey-chili sauce, or Thai-style fried chicken. Here are five new Asian restaurants that just opened their doors, or are about to, this month.
Eat & Drink Seattle food tours
Locals and visitors alike will enjoy some of Seattle's most creative food tours. Tours can include bikes, kayaks, early access to Pike Place Market, or cooking classes. Seattle food tours know no bounds!

Lifestyle

Lifestyle Seattle is one of 20 cities on the rise in the U.S.
Women’s Health and Yelp compiled the first annual Social Cities Awards based on a six-month, research-based partnership to determine 20 social metropolises on the rise in the United States. There were four categories winners placed in: Fitness Cities, Nightlife Cities, Cities for Foodies and Cities for Art and Culture. Can you guess which category we won in?

The Home

The Home These Seattle zip codes are chock full of millennials These Seattle zip codes are chock full of millennials
Millennials are everywhere - especially in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Drawn to our booming tech industry and plentiful job market, it's hard to find a neighborhood that doesn't have at least two apartment complexes and condo units going up to house this generation.
The Home 10 items that sum up Seattle décor (Photo Gallery)
MyHabit, the online designer sale site, has been going around the country this summer showcasing certain cities with unique vibes. Our Emerald City is last on their list after Portsmouth, Nashville, Dallas and Palm Springs. Take a look at the 10 products they think sum up the quirky style of our city, and see if you agree!

Fashion & Beauty

Fashion & Beauty Photos: Lorna Jane’s Active Living Room opens in downtown Seattle (Photo Gallery)
What is an 'active living room', you ask? According to fitness retailer Lorna Jane, it's a one-stop interactive retail space for the active women where she can move in the exercise studio, nourish at the wholesome nourish bar, and believe that anything is possible! Well doesn't that just make us want to click our heels three times!

Travel

Travel North Cascades Highway: A scenic drive and quaint stops (Photo Gallery)
While the sun is still out in Washington, one of the most beautiful trips you can take is the scenic 100-mile-drive on the North Cascades Highway. It’s where Highway 20 cuts across the rugged North Cascades, revealing snow-covered mountain peaks, an abundance of wildflowers, and plenty of quaint shops and restaurants.
Travel Photos: Billionaire's 'superyacht' docks in Seattle (Photo Gallery)
One of the world's largest private yachts docked at Pier 90 in Seattle this weekend after a $500,000 fuel-up. The German-made, 394-foot mega yacht (owned by 42-year old Russian billionaire banker Andrey Melnichenko and his wife) stopped in the Pacific Northwest after leaving Ketchikan, Alaska last week.