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Author Archives: Lena Park

About Lena Park

Born in Buffalo, raised in Federal Way, and educated at Boston College, Lena has been exploring cities from coast to coast her whole life. Though she desperately misses the snarky irreverence of Bostonians, she loves living in this green and rainy city again as a bona fide Seattleite. In the years that she’s been gone from the Pacific Northwest, Lena has been busy writing for sports blogs, literary journals, college newspapers, and social justice-based magazines. When she’s not hunting for a hole-in-the-wall neighborhood joint, furiously scribbling in her notebook, or busy clacking away at her computer, Lena finds Zen in playing baseball with the Seattle Diamonds, sipping on a PBR at Lottie’s, and watching reruns of Friday Night Lights while drooling over sinfully delicious Tim Riggins.
What’s Hot: Hilliard’s Beer
From basement to Ballard — this cold one is canned craft microbrew goodness. Beer brewing sagas tend to go something like this:  Beer-loving bosom buddies set out on a search to find respite from the nine-to-five drone of everyday life.  Armed with half-decent grades in high school chemistry and a “bourgeoning” interest in beer, the aforementioned friends decide to embark upon a brewing journey (more…)
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Design Junkie Profile: Urbanata
See the new local home design showroom with international reach in SODO. Don’t let Urbanata’s company age fool you.  Though certainly young and fresh, one would be remiss to pinch her proverbial cheeks and call her “cute,” “naïve,” or “dainty.”  Take our word for it: she has more va-va-voom behind those showroom doors than her infant age betrays. (more…)
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What’s Hot: Churchkey Can Company
This local brewski company keeps the hops drinking experience fresh with old tradition. Many Seattleites can admit to having argued with friends/local patrons/now arch nemeses at least once about their dive bar beer preferences.  The huffy “I’m from the East Coast, so I’m a PBR drinker” logic is pitted against the indignant “Gotta go with Vitamin R, man, it’s local!” rationale.  Alas, the dispute remains objectively unresolved. (more…)
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What’s Hot: Fashion at the Needle
Celebrate Seattle’s trendiest threads inside the city’s most iconic landmark. Whether painted orange (or more specifically “Galaxy Gold”) to pay homage to its original paint job in honor of its 50th  birthday or rocking the Sonics logo to show support for the team making it to the playoffs, the Space Needle is well-versed in making a splash. (more…)
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What’s Hot: Golazo
Get hydrated and energized — the natural way — this soccer season. There are three things that Seattleites have come to love in recent years: things that are locally produced, things that are all-natural, and things that are related to soccer.  Mix them together, bottle them up, and you get Golazo, the newest sports drink to hit the Pacific Northwest. (more…)
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New Grub Alert: Trace
Sustainable food made from “traceable” ingredients sourced from local purveyors. “What’s new next?” teased the signs hanging from the windows of the former Earth & Ocean, a restaurant well-known to those in the Pacific Northwest as a staple in the W Seattle Hotel.  After a three-month renovation (more…)
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What’s Hot: Rock Paper Scissors Tournament at Finn MacCool’s
It’s bloodthirsty competition for the title and major bragging rights. Don’t be mistaken – there is no ironic, hidden message in this headline.  “Gaels” is not an Australian phonetic misspelling and to the delight of the fourth grader inside you, the Seattle Gaels actually host an annual Rock, Paper, Scissors (RPS) tournament. (more…)
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Enjoy a Titillating V-Day: J’Adore Burlesque Show
Things will get a lil’ hot and steamy at the Triple Door this weekend. If you consider the outpouring of cliché Valentine’s Day roses, heart-shaped chocolate boxes, jewelry ads, lingerie commercials, or just all shades of red as exhausting, you have yet to see The Atomic Bombshells combine it all in their cheeky flair. (more…)
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