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A&E >  Beer/Drinks

How to make better coffee at home, in 5 steps

I love coffee and the precision that goes into brewing a cup of craft mud (trademark pending). It appeals to the part of my brain informed and influenced by my late father, a civil engineer. We shared a belief that perfection is attainable if you sweat every single mind-numbing detail, alienating anyone within a 25-foot radius in the process.
A&E >  Beer/Drinks

7 nonalcoholic drink recipes for Dry January

January has long been associated with a fresh start and a time to adopt new practices, but in recent years it’s been an especially popular period to reflect on drinking habits. For many, this has been spurred by the growing trend of participating in Dry January, a month-long commitment to abstain from booze. But just because you aren’t drinking alcohol doesn’t mean you can’t sip on something fun. There are now more alcohol-free spirits than ever, and mocktail options at bars and restaurants just keep getting better.
A&E >  Beer/Drinks

The 12 best bargain wines of 2023

As 2023 draws to a close it’s time for the Greatest Values of the Year, my annual selection of a dozen wines from the year’s recommendations that cost $20 or less. These are among my favorites that I tasted throughout 2023, wines that offer excitement and quality without making a dent in our wallets.
A&E >  Food

Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in closes after decades in Issaquah

The lights on the orange root beer barrel at Issaquah’s Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In turned off last night for perhaps the last time in the retro restaurant’s history. Owner Jose Enciso announced Wednesday that the burger joint, beloved by root beer enthusiasts and classic car lovers, would close permanently Nov. 29.
A&E >  Food

Headaches may dim the glow of red wine

While all types of alcohol can cause headaches, especially in people who are prone to migraines, red wine appears to be particularly pernicious. But scientists still aren't sure why it is a catalyst.