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Seattle: The Four-Day Weekend

06-01-2016 |

Seattle's come a long way since its 1962 World's Fair. If the 10 million visitors who flocked to the Space Needle that year had any foresight, they'd have never left, as Seattle now offers every type of food, drink, and activity an inhabitant could possibly ask of an urban center.

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3 Exciting Seattle Chef Shake-Ups

03-30-2016 |

Keeping on top of the ever-changing world of restaurants in Seattle is a tough job. New spots open just as fast as others stall or close.

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3 Places to Try in Seattle This Weekend

03-25-2016 | Eater Seattle

Rockstar chef Carolynn Spence has landed at Shaker + Spear in Belltown's trendy Palladian Hotel. But this feels so much more like a place for locals than a hotel restaurant, thanks to a small, warm space and a menu with local inflections.

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This week in restaurant news

03-07-2016 | Seattle Met Nosh Pit

Carolynn Spence at Shaker and Spear-
Coming straight from Chateau Marmont, where she spent 10 years as executive chef, Spence is now leading the kitchen at the Belltown’s coastal seafood restaurant where she has already created new menus.

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5 food news bites

03-03-2016 | The Seattle Times

After just over a year, Belltown’s Shaker + Spear has netted a great-sounding new chef: Carolynn Spence from L.A.’s Chateau Marmont, and, prior to that, New York’s The Spotted Pig and assorted other impressive places.

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6 Under the Radar Seattle Restaurants

11-09-2015 |

Hardly a day goes by without the announcement of a new bar or restaurant in Seattle, and it’s difficult to keep track of them all. But sometimes the best spots are the ones that fly under the radar, restaurants that have less hype but more substance. Here are six that you might've missed but are definitely deserving of your attention.

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Sip-Cations in Seattle: Book It to these Top Hotel Bars

09-05-2015 | The Daily Meal

The throngs of tourists at Pike Place Market are thinning out. Cruise ships along Elliot Bay are taking the season’s last jaunts to Alaska. With the summer winding down, prime vacation time is wrapping up in Seattle. While we’ll miss the endless days of summer, there is something to cheer about: Seattlites get our hotel bars back.

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Go Green With Pistachio Cocktails

05-18-2015 |

Like fortified wines? Toss some chopped pistachios into a bottle of Oloroso sherry and let the pair mingle. Then, try the result in the EVOL at Shaker + Spear in Seattle. Just add bourbon and bitters for a delightful, mildly nutty drink.

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Grazers: Shaker + Spear

05-15-2015 | SipNW

Although seafood-inclined, the menu shows breadth, with seasonal and local reigning most prevalent and relevant.

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10 Seattle Hot Spots to Welcome You Once You've Cruised into Town

05-13-2015 |

On-site culinary gem Shaker + Spear (which seats 65 and has a 12-person bar) features a seafood-centric menu paired with fresh, regional ingredients; items include Northwest favorites like a market fresh omelet, Penn Cove mussel chowder, salmon pastrami and cod suppli served alongside a parsley herb salad.

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