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If You Eat One More Ice Cream Cone This Summer, Eat This One

Cody Bay
The pretzel cone with Bluebird's salted caramel ice cream at Sweet Mickey's in Ballard

So, Labor Day happened. I guess that means summer is unofficially over, but I'm not buying it yet. And according to a pretty inspiring weather forecast for the rest of this week, neither is the sun. For those of you who aren't quite satisfied with the amount of summer you got over the last three months, the reminder that the official end of the season doesn't come until September 21st should be a welcome one. Clearly, what this all means is that a) the sun is still out, and b) you should eat more ice cream. Read more »

Pop Quiz! Win Tickets to the BLEND Wine Tasting Event

Leslie Kelly

I’ve never been any good at jigsaw puzzles. Too impatient or to right-brained to try and visualize how the pieces fit together. Still, I have a lot of respect for people who can take a bunch of parts and make a sum that’s something special.

That goes double for winemakers who build layers of depth and complexity through blending. Even straight-up varietals benefit from a little bit of this and a splash of that. Read more »


Roads Scholar: First Look at Seattle's Gigantic Boring Machine

The world's biggest tunnel-boring machine, being assembled in Japan

Just purusing WSDOT's Flikr stream, as I'm wont to do on a sunny holiday-weekend Friday (!), when I came across this cool photo of Seattle's tunnel-boring machine, currently under construction in Japan. When it's finished, it will be the world's biggest, and will be used to dig the SR 99 tunnel beneath downtown Seattle. Expect that boring to start next summer; the tunnel to open in late 2015.


Seattle a Serious Fashion Town? Here's Proof!

Models work the runway at the Seamless in Seattle fashion show

Sick of Seattle's rep of being a backwards fashion town (move on from grunge, America! we did!)? Read more »

Gaga Dance, Bumbershoot and Other Labor Day Weekend Musts

One of the dancers in rehearsal for Ate9's Sally Meets Stu

Sally Meets Stu
For one night only, Israeli choreographer Danielle Agami and her company, Ate9, are taking over Century Ballroom to present an evening-length performance. Sit back, enjoy a drink in Century’s stylish cabaret and watch the vigorous, captivating style of dance known as “Gaga” (which has been around way longer than the Lady by the same name). Read more »