Roger Downey

A magnificent seven for TAM

The short list of architects being considered to build a new Tacoma Art Museum is pretty impressive—both for the sheer quality of the firms indicating… Continue reading

The Maple Leaf Grill— no really, on the level. . . . 

A New Leaf

A North Seattle eatery offers its neighborhood one-stop ethnic dining.

The Maple Leaf Grill— no really, on the level. . . . 
Carmine Smeraldo on the Terrazzo terrace.

A Piacere

Il Terrazzo cultivates the comfort of body, palate, and soul.

Carmine Smeraldo on the Terrazzo terrace.

A place to be seen

When the League of Fringe Theaters gasped its last two years ago, there weren't many mourners at the funeral. In its preceding three or four… Continue reading

A shake to the system

Not worried about a Puget Sound megaquake? Get ready to pay anyway—your insurance company is very worried.

A Small Step for Womankind?

A Small Step for Womankind?

When it comes to hormone replacement, the bad news is good news.

A Small Step for Womankind?
A Spot of Sherry

A Spot of Sherry

Every wine book for beginners devotes some space to sherry, so we all know that sherry is one of the world's great wines. But how… Continue reading

A Spot of Sherry

A Sure Thing

One unexpectedly fine bottle of wine might be a fluke; two could be just luck; but when I hit three or more in a row,… Continue reading

A Taste of Spain

Even people who never made it 30 pages into Proust's "search for lost time" know that it begins with a crumb of madeleine soaked in… Continue reading

A display at the Burke Museum.

A Very Fuzzy Fossil Record

A scientific report traces unprofessional conduct, bad science, and possible lawlessness at the University of Washington.

A display at the Burke Museum.

A vintage year

A toast to 2000—and to Washington's wine makers.

Daniel Blum: your guide through the thickets of ethnic takeout.

A World of Words

Daniel Blum's dictionary make culinary adventuring easy.

Daniel Blum: your guide through the thickets of ethnic takeout.
Chateau Benoits winery.

Against the Current

Despite troubled times, an Oregon winemaker comes up trumps.

Chateau Benoits winery.

Age Before Beauty?

By the time I arrived at my neighborhood wine shop last Saturday, only six of the just-arrived 12 cases of 2002 Abeja cabernet sauvignon remained… Continue reading

Agendas

If anybody ever had a free hand coming into a job, that person is Robin Pollard, the new executive director of the Washington Wine Commission.… Continue reading

All About Apples

A tasting menu from Scott Carsberg of Lampreia By Scott Carsberg and Hillel Cooperman (tastingmenu.com, free)

An Atlas of Taste

Most serious wine buffs own an atlas of the vine: Hugh Johnson's classic World Atlas of Wine, now in its fifth edition, usually, or Oz… Continue reading

And, for the (Fossil) Record…

MORE THAN OTHER sciences, archaeology progresses at the mercy of chance. A wading teenager comes across a skull; a farmer out plowing turns up fragments… Continue reading

Annals of Advertising,

or, Do, do, do what you did, did, did before, baby

Whistle-blower: Bruce Crowley of the Burke Museum.

Another UW Skeleton

A whistle-blower casts a lurid light on the Burke Museums fossil collections.

Whistle-blower: Bruce Crowley of the Burke Museum.