Taste Test with Steve Manning

Photo by Chona Kasinger


Steve Manning was born in Tacoma, grew up in Olympia and moved to Seattle at 21. One Mudhoney show later, he found himself immersed in a creative community he’s been a part of ever since. Manning spent nine years working at Sub Pop Records, was on the board of the Vera Project and managed sponsors for Block Party. Now he’s a marketing and brand consultant, with clients like Hum Creative and Loaded Pictures. “This city has given me everything,” he says.

Jeans Baldwin  Jacket Filson classic waxed cruiser jacket  Suit Theory  Shoes Timberland Wodehouse Lost History Boot  Accessory Scarf  Snack Dick’s cheeseburger  Furniture item Soaring Hearts bed  Pets Chewy, dog  Last book read The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell  Last album listened to Zig Zags’ eponymous

Place/item to eat Bar Cotto, salumeria plate  Place to drink Damn the Weather  Drink of choice Tequila sour with egg whites  Fast food Boss Burger in West Seattle  Coffee Caffé Vita soy cappuccino  Record shop Easy Street West Seattle  Clothing store Trunk Club  Furniture store Chartreuse Modern  Vintage spot Kirk Albert Vintage Furnishings, Georgetown  Haircut Emily Aylward at Sublime

Travel accessory Sarong  Luggage Backpack  Travel ritual Trading up for a better room  Hotel W Retreat, Vieques, Puerto Rico  Cultural site Angkor Wat, Cambodia  Cultural event Songkran, Thailand—a country-wide water fight  Place for romance Sayulita, Mexico  Place to shop Ho Chi Min City  Place to relax Amalfi Coast, Italy  Place you want to go but have never been Bagan, Myanmar  Place you’ll never go again Medan, Indonesia