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16 Oct 2013

Ada’s Technical Books 2.0

For years now I’ve hopped in and out of bookstores on epic reading adventures. Whenever I see a new bookstore, I always feel compelled to go in and explore. This time last year I discovered a cute space known as Ada’s Technical Books at the end of Broadway on Capitol Hill.

I’ve been fortunate to become friends with the owners and folks who dedicate their time to providing the neighborhood with a space for the tech community. Offering happy hours, author readings, and many other types of events, I couldn’t recommend Ada’s enough.

Soon,they’ll be moving to a new space up on 15th next to Coastal Kitchen (I also heavily recommend this place) in the next couple of months. If you find yourself hankering for a fire place, good book to read, coffee, and good company, check out Ada’s.

For more details about the move and Ada’s in general,  check out their blog here.

25 Jul 2013

In Case You Missed It…

photo cred | Capitol Hill Seattle

I know y’all were looking for some Macklemore coverage in Seattle last night because one of today’s top post on Yow Yow! is about a secret show I posted about him from last summer! I was posting about yesterday evening’s event on my Twitter, but thought I would save the recap for today once I had full details.

Yesterday afternoon, rumors were in a flurry that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis would be filming their new music video “White Walls” on top of the iconic Dick’s Drive In on Broadway in Capitol Hill. Fans were told to keep this a secret – but let’s be real, people in Seattle can’t keep secrets! By 7PM, there were well-over a 1,000 people waiting for the music video to begin shooting. Of course, Macklemore and Ryan didn’t arrive until much later, but fans were dedicated and stayed through the entire shoot just to catch a glimpse of our famed hometown rapper. Here’s a YouTube video and some photos that I thought were worth sharing. All photos come to you courtesy of the Capitol Hill Seattle blog.

And while I chose not to make it to the event last night, I’m sure it was the highlight of the summer for many young fans. Also, we’re so excited to see our former Yow Yow! interviewee Hollis in this music video!

photo cred | Capitol Hill Seattle
02 Jul 2013

Blog Roundup

We only do blog roundups when there is a BIG news day!

photo cred | SF Station

The Mayer Hawthorne Burger returns to Umami Burger for the upcoming album release. [Source]

HBO buys “Girls” actress Lena Dunham a new pair of underwear every day when she is on set. [Source]

6 Quirky things to do in Seattle! [Source]

A pizza that looks like Anna Wintour’s face!  [Source]

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have turned down a $3 million offer for the first photos of their daughter North West to the tabloids. [Source] Are they holding out or do they not have any plans at all to release photos?

Ballard men’s boutique, Blackbird, is closing this Sunday. Say goodbye to the beloved store after nine years with their “beers and tears” party from 5-10PM. [Source]

photo cred | Capitol Hill Seattle

Rancho Bravo breaks into the business of burgers with a new spot called “Freddy’s” replacing the former Grubwich and my personal favorite…Pita Pit on Broadway. RIP. [Source]

The right way to take care of your smartphone battery. [Source]

One of my favorite happy hour spots, Bimbo’s Cantina is now delivering! And it’s free with a $20 order. The question is though…will they deliver my favorite sangria? [Source]

A list of restaurants locals can look forward to in Seattle  this coming year! [Source]

photo cred | Travel and Leisure

America’s coolest distilleries – including Bainbridge Island’s Organic Distillers. [Source]

Weird things start happening in your 20s and how to deal. [Source]

12 Jan 2013

In The News…

Fashion

– Nicki Minaj’s hairstylist quits. [Source]

– It was Marc Jacobs’s psychiatrist that advised him to turn down the Dior gig. [Source]

Music

– A song about Harry Styles is on its way y’all! [Source]

– Ke$ha was paid just $1.63 to write a song for Miley Cyrus. Yes, that’s $1.63… 63 cents. [Source]

Movies

– Jurassic Park 4 will be released June 13, 2014. [Source]

– Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame may hit Broadway. [Source]

– Pirates of the Caribbean, really? [Source]

Other

– Tina Fey on Twitter.

– Britney has not only split with fiance Jason Trawick, but has also given back his $90K engagement ring. [Source]

– Facebook is considering adding a fee to send messages to people that you are not connected with for a whopping $100. [Source]

– Crystal Harris signed a pretty serious Prenup before marrying Hugh Hefner. UM HOBviously. [Source]

– Do we like this new portrait of Kate Middleton revealed yesterday? Apparently, no one does. [Source]

– Jennifer Lawrence and actor Nicholas Hoult split. [Source]

– Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell are expecting their first child. [Source] Luckily that Marilyn Manson thing was just a phase…

– Reddit Co-Founder and Digital Activist Aaron Swartz has committed suicide. [Source]

– Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are engaged! [Source]

08 Jan 2013

In The News…

Fashion

– Fashionista documents the best looks from Pretty Little Liars [Source]

– Marc Jacobs’ new makeup line will hit Sephora shelves this fall. [Source]

– Stella McCartney is launching a collection of eyewear and it’s pretty spectacular. [Source]

Music

– Justin Bieber will host and perform on Saturday Night Live’s Feb. 9th episode. [Source]

– Paramore ain’t over y’all! A new album is on the way. [Source]

– Mariah Carey is hilarious in an interview with Barbara Walters in which she says she didn’t know Nicki Minaj sang…”I thought she rapped or whatever. [Source] Trollin’

Television

– “Girls” actress Lena Dunham was criticized for having a ‘blobby body’ in a review. Uhhhhhh girl can do whatever she wants, she’s fantastic, okay? [Source]

Movies

– Aladdin will be on Broadway in Spring 2014. [Source]

– Joseph Gordon Levitt and Josh Brolin join the cast of the Sin City sequel. [Source]

Other

– This is how Taylor Swift looks post split from Harry Styles. Haylor is no more. [Source]

– Khloe Kardashian is selling her old workout clothes on eBay. Sick. [Source]

– Anderson Cooper has been named Gay “Man of 2012” by Out readers. [Source]

– Snooki wants a baby. I think everyone had their doubts, but now that she’s proving everyone wrong no one really care. Go on with your bad self and have another baby Snooki! [Source]

– The White House has banned the paparazzo images of Sasha and Malia on the beach. [Source] um duh! Block that ish.

03 Jan 2013

Blog Posts Roundup 1/3/13

There were just too many fantastic reads today that I couldn’t make a post about every single one of them.  Seriously, they are taking up all my tabs so I decided to turn them into a roundup post for your viewing convenience.

1. Facebook Prototype – Swedish designer Fred Nerby created this awesome prototype of a possible Facebook user interface that looks nothing like Timeline. Instead it resembles something more of the renovated MySpace, but damn, this looks. good. If you want to see the details clearer, watch the Vimeo in full screen. [Source]

2. Saving Your Instagrams – – – > Instaport

3. “Why I Left My Fancy Magazine Job” – Former Fashionista Editor Lauren Sherman explains why she left a gig at Lucky Magazine that many aspiring young women dream of.

4. Pinterest Acquires Punchfork – Pinterest makes its first big move in 2013 by acquiring one of my favorite recipe sites. [Source]

5. Seattle Music Ruled Today – Allen Stone performed on Ellen and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” went platinum.

photo cred | Michael Clinard – Seattle Met [Russell Investments office]

6. Modern Style Offices Thrive in Seattle – I couldn’t agree more that this open floor plan does wonders for productivity. [Source]

7. The 5 Innovative Social Media Campaigns of 2012

8. Starbucks is revealing their new $1 reusable cup. Will it catch on? [Source]

9. Man moves back in with his family to allow a homeless family to live in his home – such an amazing story about kindness and generosity. The video to accompany this post is a must-see. [Source]

10. McDreamy wants in on the Tully’s on Broadway in Capitol Hill. [Source]

04 Jan 2012

In the News…

Fashion

– A first look at the Jason Wu for Target campaign! The collection debuts February 5, 2012. Is anyone else as excited as I am?! [Source]

Vera Wang will hit the ice and show off her skills on April 2nd as an honored guest by Figure Skating in Harlem. [Source]

Music

– Indie singer Lana Del Rey has scored a modeling contract. [Source]

The Black Keys cover the Rolling Stones’ newest issue. [Source]

The Killers will release a new album in 2012. I still just love Hot Fuss.  [Source]

Television

The Kardashians are hoping to launch a tabloid – just won’t quit building themselves up. [Source]

Tim Gunn receives a daytime talk show. [Source]

– Contestants for Celebrity Apprentice have been revealed. Clay Aiken! [Source]

Movies

Twilight will become a Broadway musical for one night on January 16. Proceeds from the event will go directly to charity Blessings in a Backpack. [Source]

Seattle

photo cred | The Stranger

– Apparently, the QFC on Broadway skipped three months ahead to Easter even passing on Valentine’s Day. [Source]

Christine Gregoire will introduce a new bill to legalize gay marriage in Washington state. [Source]

Other

Michelle Bachman has officially ended her presidential bid. [Source]

– Rumored Britney Spears is shopping for a wedding dress in the direction of Betsey Johnson or Jeremy Scott. It looks like our pop princess is spicing things up by opting out of the traditional gowns that would have been made by Vera Wang. [Source]

Nick Cannon was hospitalized after suffering from mild kidney failure. [Source]

Zooey Deschanel has officially filed for divorce from Ben Gibbard…is also a savvy spender according to TMZ. [Source]

Sinhead O’Connor has called off her divorce after a night of passionate lovemaking with her husband. The divorce was filed after 16 days of marriage. So…Kim Kardashian wins again? [Source]

Emma Roberts is deferring her college experience at Sarah Lawrence in Bronxville, New York due to her work commitments and budding romance with Glee star, Chord Overstreet. [Source]

Russell Brand and Katy Perry did not have a prenup. He could end up making $20 million off of her. [Source]

James Franco has sold his first novel to Amazon Publishing. [Source]

12 Oct 2011

In Seattle News…

There was so much Seattle news swirling around yesterday that I decided to just make a separate post for it away from the rest of the pop culture news going on in the world.

– During Bumbershoot weekend, Kevin informed me of a new car service named Uber that had just been brought to Seattle that I could use in place of taking a taxi or the bus. So how does it work exactly? Uber is an on-demand car service that will pick you up from wherever you are and take you anywhere you need to go in a sleek black car. Known as “everyone’s private driver,” Uber is a service that is all about convenience and style. If you’re a member of the service, then your payment is just charged to your credit card so no more fumbling at your dolla dolla bills! This service is great for a night out, but is also the safer bet in place of a taxi or bus – – as suggested by Kevin.

“In Seattle, pricing currently starts with a $7 base, plus $3.75/mile distance and $0.75/mile time fees with a $12 minimum and $50 set rate for Sea-Tac.

To learn more about the service, click here to visit their website.

[Source]

PBS is making a documentary that will highlight Seattle’s thriving music scene. The program titled “Seattle Music…something in the water” isn’t all that clever, but will feature some of your favorite local bands including The Head & the Heart, Shabazz Palaces, Pickwick, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and a few others. The show will air on October 21st.  [Source]

– Storefront installations will be returning to Broadway this fall/winter! The last time this happened was back when I was a freshman and back then I don’t think I was able to fully appreciate it. Storefronts Seattle will take over vacant store fronts on Capitol Hill stretching from Pine Street to Roy and will be decorating them with creative and visually pleasing installations. [Source]

– Food trucks are rolling up with a sweet surprise! Street Wheels, a new hot pink truck parked on 2nd and Pine, will be dishing out their treats every day from noon-6. Their menu features a number of ice cream sandwiches, chocolate dipped ice cream bars, and a handful of your favorite classic desserts. [Source]

Molly Moon’s has been named the King County Executive Small Business of the Year! [Source]

– After one man stiffed a bartender last week at one of my favorite bars in Capitol Hill and then criticized her weight on the receipt, the locals went nuts. Something you should learn of the day: If you’re  going to stiff a bartender, don’t pay with a credit card. Capitol Hill locals harassed the guy via his Facebook to let him know that he is just not welcome back to our neighborhood ever again. This story got around so quick, I even found out on The Frisky shortly after the incident. Read more about what happened here and here.

05 Oct 2011

In the News…

– Psychologists have done a recent study in which they discovered that songs with sexual lyrics really do sell! [Source]

Doug Franco, the father of James, Dave and Tom Franco has passed away. [Source]

– Critics gave Kanye’s first showing in Paris rough reviews. [Source]

– One of my favorite groups from the late 90’s – Garbage – will be releasing their new album in 2012. Yarp! [Source]

Madonna may be performing at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. [Source]

NBC is officially pulling the plug on The Playboy Club after three episodes – really excited I never became invested in that. [Source]

Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio have officially split. [Source]

Converse and Marimekko will collaborate on a holiday collection. [Source]

Adele cancels US tour due to vocal illness again. [Source]

– Remember when we thought Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s $39,000 crocodile backpack would never sell? It did. In fact, it sold out. [Source]

Kanye West took out “mother-effing loans” to snag the best models for his first show in Paris. Also…is he now dating Chanel Iman?! [Source]

– The news that Jason Wu would be collaborating with Target was JUST ANNOUNCED, but already a sketch has been released for a beautiful LBD inspired by style icon Audrey Hepburn! [Source]

Seattle based Izilla Toys has gone out of business entirely. Two months ago, their store on 12th Ave had closed and today it was announced that they would be closing their Wallingford location as well. The 12th Ave spot will now be turned into a new burger bar called “Manhattan Drugs.” [Source]

– Could this be the end of The Simpsons? [Source]

Garrett Michael Brown is the new Chef de Cuisine at one my favorite restaurants Oddfellows on the hill. Nomz. [Source]

Capitol Hill’s two newest restaurants Altura on Broadway and Momiji on 12th Ave will open tomorrow! Oola Distillery will open on Thursday. Hurray for booming new eateries and…drinkeries on the hill! [Source]

24 May 2011

One Month Later – Still Mourning For That Pita

When Pita Pit announced that they would be closing up shop last April, my heart and stomach were devastated. While Capitol Hill has their fair share of late night eateries, I particular enjoyed calling up my old roommate at 12:30 (or even close to one) so that we could grab Pita Pit to go. I was probably their only customer that had my customized order programmed into my notepad on my phone, but now that they are gone, we can only look forward to what will fill the space next.

According to Capitol Hill Seattle, the spot will be replaced with Grubwich – a gourmet sandwich shop that will feature 10 specialty sandwiches (and ice cream sandwiches!)

Also, in case you were looking for more desserts on the hill, (aside from custard, pie, ice cream (x2), yogurt, and cupcakes) you can now expect a cheesecake shop called The Confectional opening on June 4th!

Things are looking up for Broadway!

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