Max's Wine Dive is renowned for its culinary-chutzpah-filled dinner menu, which turns chili dogs and burgers into gourmet flavors. Their fried chicken was deemed one of America's Best by Travel + Leisure. Try the signature Texas haute dog (a Strube Ranch Wagyu hot dog topped with your choice of beer-braised sauerkraut, Dijon mustard, pickles or chili, jalapenos, and cotija cheese, served with fried onion strings and frites; $14). Or opt for the Kobe beef burger (a Strube Ranch Wagyu Kobe beef burger with Belletoile triple-cream brie, in-house pickled jalapenos, local hothouse tomatoes, and organic Bibb lettuce, served with frites; $17), another favorite. If you're feeling ravenous, hang a fang in the all-you-can-eat fried chicken and waffles (chicken thigh, leg, and breast with jalapeno and buttermilk marinade, deep fried, served with a waffle; $19) during Sunday brunch. Woman's Day once named Max's grilled cheese (Gruyère, provolone, and roasted red pepper, served with a cup of tomato soup; $13) one of the 10 best in the nation.
Missing Sock Laundry’s staffers deftly cleanse clothes of dirt and grime using environmentally friendly materials. Customers drop off laundry and can either return later for pickup or arrange an at-home drop-off, freeing up precious time for careful observation of definitely living lawn gnomes. Regular laundry service ($1.50/lb.) restores most fabrics to immaculate form, and down-filled items ($3.50/lb.) receive special attention to maintain their signature fluffiness. Comforters and sleeping bags ($20 each) also undergo careful cleaning after being soiled by mud-wrestler roommates. Missing Sock Laundry's eco-friendly soap lifts away dirt without bruising nature with unsafe chemicals, and high-efficiency washers and dryers conserve water and electricity that can be later used to build a working hydroelectric dam.
End the wicked ways of gravy stains, lasagna snafus, and premium-grade motor oil blemishes. Today's Groupon delivers $25 worth of green cleaning power from ecodrycleaner for $12. Bring your sullied garments to one of three locations in Bethany, Broadway, or Old Town for alterations, free delivery to many zip codes, and environmentally friendly cleaning methods that eliminate Ragu from Earth's cardigan.
Clean Earth Cleaners gives a bear hug to Mother Earth with its eco-friendly dry-cleaning services. After drop-off, skilled technicians use a comprehensive organic and biodegradable system to pull dirt and grime from deep within clothing fibers. Clean Earth also uses a patented cleaning-solution sensor, which ensures that garments are returned free of odor and residue.
For the past 30 years, Teresa Weisser has treated the body as a canvas—one that can sometimes use an artful brush of rouge on the cheekbones, a shade of blue on the nails, and a soft, silky glow all over. At her skincare studio, Le Visage, she executes waxing, microdermabrasion, and facials using Yon-Ka products. During those facials, she massages hands and upper arms. For her manicures and pedicures, she uses natural products to heap extra attention upon the extremities, just as Chips Ahoy! heaps extra attention upon the kitchens with the most per capita cookie thefts. Teresa's range of expertise extends to brow tinting and detoxification, as well as LED light treatments that reduce signs of aging such as spots and wrinkles.
Seattle: The Game is an interactive tour that sets friends and family members loose on an exhilarating, knowledge-fueled undertaking guided by text-message clues, trivia, and riddles. Players may explore one or all of the game's three zones, sampling fresh fruit at stalls in Pike Place Market, admiring monuments in historic Pioneer Square, or frowning at all of the Mark Rothko paintings at the Seattle Art Museum. Clues point the way to culinary delights such as Seattle's first bar and flagship Starbucks, and indulge eyes and ears in a chamber filled with porcelain and a record shop frequented by Santana and Eric Clapton. At least one player on the team will need a US cell phone to receive clues, and none of the self-guided tours require previous knowledge of the city. Adventurers play at their own pace—most zones take two–three hours to finish—which allows them to spend more time learning about the city and photographing vibrant fire hydrants for aqua-centric scrapbooks. From the time of activation, Venti Packages give players a year to chase through all three tours.