Seattle and Syria: New Restaurant, Old Roots

My friends Wassef and Racha Haroun are both from Syria, though they now live in Seattle. They were inspired to do something to breakdown stereotypes about their origin region; something that might build an accessible bridge between the different cultures, religions and geographies. And, so they opened restaurants, most recently mbar, a Seattle rooftop supper […]

Seattle: Raising the Mbar

Seattle is the city of the century–at once kinetic, pioneering, progressive, and original. The latest, greatest bloom in the City of Flowers is the highly acclaimed supper club in the sky, Mbar. This is THE place to view all of Seattle, in the warmest ambience, the most exciting seats, and over a breathtaking meal and […]

The Howard Schultz Interview: “Why I Love Seattle”

Howard Schultz has been in the news a lot lately. He was on the short list for Hillary’s pick as Vice President (could that have made a difference?). Last week he announced he would step down as CEO on April 3, handing over to his personally selected successor the management of the company he built […]