Plus: Can you say “hygge”?
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Hey there, it’s Wednesday. Know your local officials? Let’s find out with a quick puzzle…


Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Write out the full names of the local public officials shown above. The dashes under their pics ( _ _ _ ) represent the letters in their first and last names. Stumped on who they are? A glance through these pages should help.

Step 2: See how some of the dashes above are bolded? Use the letters in the officials’ names that correspond to those bolded dashes to spell out the answer to one of our favorite Seattle riddles: What’s Seattle’s official bird? (Our actual official bird is the great blue heron, but that’s not the answer.)

Step 3: Hit reply or email the answer to to be entered to win a prize.

What’s the prize? Two tickets — worth $95 each — to the Crosscut Festival Feb. 2-3 right here in Seattle. The folks at Crosscut have put together an awesome lineup of newsmakers and influencers from all over our region to talk about things that matter in our civic life — everything from politics and business to race and social justice. It’s going to be good, and we’re not just saying that because we’re leading a session. 😉

Solved the puzzle yet? Email us the correct answer by 1 p.m. and we’ll draw a winner at random this afternoon. Good luck!


Puck yeah. Good news for anyone who’s ever wanted a hockey team in Seattle. Last month, the National Hockey League said it was cool with us applying to make an expansion team and kicking off a season ticket drive. And this week, our mayor had what sounded like a productive chat with the head of the NHL. “We’re ready to bring back a team and the Stanley Cup,” she tweeted. Why did she say we’d bring back the Stanley Cup? Because way back in 1917, our own Seattle Metropolitans became the first team to ever win it. 🎉 (ESPN)

Wanna make your mouth water? Just take a look at the photos in this behind-the-scenes look at how chef Edouardo Jordan makes his famous catfish and grits. Edouardo is the force behind Junebaby, a new restaurant in Ravenna that’s been scooping up awards left and right. When’s dinner? (Eater Seattle)

Oh hey we know you. Check out the cover of this week’s issue of Time Magazine and there might be someone you recognize. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington’s Kim Schrier, who’s running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, are two of the dozens of smiling female faces staring out from an issue called “The Avengers: First they marched, now they’re running.” Columnist Joel Connelly counts a lot more than just these two women making waves in local politics. Check out his piece for the lowdown. (

Can you say “hygge”? It’s a Danish word that refers to moments of warm, friendly coziness. It’s also something Seattle has a lot of, according to big-time city researcher Bert Sperling. Crosscut columnist Knute Berger decided to have a little fun with that. “Could Seattle get any whiter than its rating as top hygge city?” he asks. Oh and P.S. — it’s pronounced “hue-guh.” (Crosscut)



🏙 Feb. 2-3: Crosscut Festival (Psst — Evergrey readers get 25% off!)


🍿  Check out our first Southeast Asian Film Festival (University District)
🎨  Hear poems about race, mistakes, and friendship (Central District)


🎵  Feel the groove at this weekly funk/soul night (Fremont)
🎈  Catch “The Little Prince” at the children’s theater (Queen Anne)
🗣  Hear real stories about good ideas gone wrong (Capitol Hill)


🎈  Rock out with the kids at Karaoke Family Night (Hillman City)
👋  Meet 20 fellow professionals in two hours (University District)
🎨  Get texts from space at the sculpture park (Belltown)


🏞  Brush up on all things hunting and fishing (Puyallup)
💪  Learn how to grow an edible garden (Crown Hill)
🍻  Try weird beers at the Strange Brewfest (Port Townsend)


🎈  Take the kids to a lot of awesome movies (Capitol Hill)
🏞  Get nautical at the Seattle Boat Show (All over)
💡  Hear from a leader of the International Space Station (Downtown)

Going to one of these?

Send us a pic or tag #theevergrey. See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.


Yesterday we showed you how you can sign up for the public tours of those huge Amazon Spheres downtown starting next Tuesday. Well…kind of. As reader Veronica Foster pointed out (thank you!), the visitor site is tricky to navigate, and the link we gave you doesn’t take you all the way to where you can pick your tour slot.

So: If you’re up for taking a look inside those big bad biodomes downtown, follow the Visit Understory link, go to the “Countdown to Opening” box in the lower right and hit the “Visit Understory” button. That will open up the prompt with the tour slots.

Have a good one, all. — The Evergrey

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