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Paul Mackay, 73, opened and managed El Gaucho, 13 Coins, Lafitte’s, Elliott’s Oyster House, The Metropolitan Grill and Yarrow Bay Grill & Beach Cafe.
Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times
Friday, September 19
After 50 years in dining biz, El Gaucho honcho calls for the check | Nicole & Co.

Paul Mackay, a fixture on the Seattle dining scene for decades, opened and managed renowned local spots like El Gaucho, The Metropolitan Grill and 13 Coins. Soon, he will be simply a diner. He’s retiring after five decades in the business.

Monday, September 15

Benaroya donates $10M as symphony hears sound of giving | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

At its annual gala, the Seattle Symphony raises $600,000, plus Rebecca Benaroya donates $10 million. And for her cancer charity, Fab*U*Wish, E! Network star Giuliana Rancic doles out makeovers at Westfield Southcenter.

Tuesday, September 9

Among the Mystics at SAM; Will Ferrell here for a good cause | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

SAM hosts a closing reception for its exhibition of Northwest Mystics, and Will Ferrell comes to town for a buddy’s Cancer for College fundraiser.

Sunday, September 7

Recovery Café: A community built from the heart of a woman | Nicole & Co.

At the Recovery Café, Killian Noe serves those battling drug and alcohol addiction.

Monday, September 1

Celebrating the Seattle style in a September of runways | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

Ah, September, a month full of fashion in the city. It starts rolling with “Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway at the Paramount.

Sunday, August 31

Neil deGrasse Tyson: ‘I still jump into puddles in the rain’ | Nicole & Co.

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson retains a childlike love of the physical world. In advance of two sold-out nights at the Paramount Theatre, he talks stars, GMOs and his love of the night sky.

Wednesday, August 27

Matt Lerner: Walking the walk on urban livability | Nicole & Co.

For Walk Score founder Matt Lerner, the key to urban sanity is affordable housing and nonmotorized transport. As co-chair of this year’s Seattle Design Festival, he’s hoping to showcase both.

Monday, August 25

Sipping signature cocktails with St. Nick in Seattle | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

Nicole Brodeur chats with Santa — and other do-gooders — at the Signature Cocktail Contest.

Thursday, August 21

Former NFL player Steve Gleason on the Ice Bucket Challenge | Nicole & Co.

Steve Gleason talks about the impact that the Ice Bucket Challenge has had on fundraising and awareness of ALS.

Monday, August 18

Kids win big thanks to annual Auction of Washington Wines | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

Nicole Brodeur drops in on the Auction of Washington Wines Weekend and the Soiree Blanc.

Monday, August 11

A spate of accolades as Jenkins departs Seattle Opera | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

After 31 years, Speight Jenkins is honored as he departs Seattle Opera; Brooks honors inspiring running coaches from around the country; and the Obliteride returns with its annual effort to roll over cancer.