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Craving Some Soda Fountain Cool in Seattle

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Leslie Kelly
Customers seated at a Horluck's ice cream and soda fountain, Seattle. Date unknown.

On National Root Beer Float Day, I cannot help feeling a little bummed. Getting in the car to drive to A&W just isn’t going to cut it.

As far as I can tell, the nearest old-fashioned soda fountain is 260 miles away, at Lincoln County Pharmacy in Davenport, one of those sleepy towns on Highway 2.

When classic goodies like pie and cupcakes have become so retro cool, why hasn’t anybody seized on updating the soda fountain? Read more »

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Jamie Boudreau of Canon Shares His Sangria Recipe

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Leslie Kelly
Bartender Jamie Boudreau mixin' it up at Capitol Hill cocktail bar, Canon

The weekend forecast calls for some Sangria! And guess who shared a recipe? The fabu Jamie Boudreau, da man mixing it up at comfy chic cocktail hangout, Canon (click through for location and map).

“This is a completely clear sangria that allows you to showcase beautiful seasonal fruit,” he said. Read more »

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Sing Along with Fly Moon Royalty, Score Vintage Finds in Belltown and More Weekend Musts

Seattle band Fly Moon Royalty plays KEXP's Concert at the Mural this weekend

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KEXP Concerts at the Mural
Park your picnic blanket on the Seattle Center lawn for live and locally made tunes at this popular Friday-night concert series. This week’s lineup is “No Depression Night,” boasting the soulful sounds of Fly Moon Royalty (which we named Seattle’s best new hip-hop band of 2011), Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside and more rocking good fun. Read more »

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Five Olympics-inspired Cocktail Recipes

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A.J. Rathbun
The Lucien Gaudin cocktail is named for the gold medal-winning fencer

I may not be able to help you perfect that shuttlecock serve, but I am pretty proficient at picking the right drink for the right occasion. Here's five recipes to help make watching the Olympic games even greater. Read more »

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We Scream for Theo Chocolate's Ice Cream Sandwiches!

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Leslie Kelly
These ice cream sammies consist of two Theo housemade cookies surrounding ice cream from Bluebird Microcreamery

Awww, sweet!

Thursday is ice cream sammie day at Theo Chocolate Factory in Fremont (3400 Phinney Ave N; 206.632.5100), with the chill staff serving up cookies stuffed with dreamy Bluebird Ice Cream between 1 and 6 p.m. Read more »

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