The jazz sensation returns to his hometown for a concert series later this month.

For all intents and purposes, Kenneth Gorelick enjoyed a typical Seattle childhood. He grew up in the Seward Park neighborhood, attended Franklin High School and eventually enrolled at the University of Washington. At age 10, he began playing the alto saxophone – and the rest, as they say, is music history.

There’s no better way to celebrate and toast to the year ahead than letting the good libations flow. Seattle’s top mixologists pulled out all the stops and impressed guests with their best cocktail at Seattleite and Google Places’ New Year Libations event on Thurs., Jan. 19 at Pravda Studios in Capitol Hill. Enjoy this video recap from the hottest event with the city’s most luscious libations — cheers!

Confucius says Bordeaux red blends are perfectly suited for Asian food.

In the midst of Wild Ginger’s inaugural Summer of Riesling world wine affair, the James Beard award-winning restaurant has gone and done it again. This celebrated Asian eatery has announced an exclusive house wine that goes against the grain of conventionally pairing wine and cuisine — simply because it’s red.