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Spiked Milkshakes, Capitol Hill Block Party and Other Weekend Musts

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How to (Best) Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Every year at the end of July, I start to wish for fall. (She ducks while summer-starved Seattleites throw shoes at the screen.) I dream of cozy sweaters, fall leaves and football, but the biggest reason I eagerly await autumn? I cannot wait to wear whatever I scored at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, that glorious annual treat when our hometown favorite put all the fall goods out early at discounted prices. The sale starts tomorrow and runs through August 5th, so start your shopping engines and take note of these sale tips: Read more »

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Open Wide for Bite Of Seattle

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Leslie Kelly
Emmer & Rye chef Seth Caswell and chef Thierry Rautureau, right, at last year's The Bite Cooks!

It’s the 30th anniversary of Bite of Seattle (July 20-22, times vary. Free admission. Seattle Center) and for 30 years, food snobs have been pooh-poohing this egalitarian feast fest. Well, fine! Stay home with your truffle fries and sous vide steak. But you’re gonna miss out on some big fun. Read more »

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Five Delicious Summer Salads

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Leslie Kelly
Enjoying a made-to-order Caesar salad at SafeCo Field

Ah, don't you just love salad days?

It’s summer and we cannot get enough nicely dressed greens, pickled veggies and the unexpected appearance of wild cards like fruit, not to mention exceptional salads served in unexpected places. (Yes, maybe they should rename Safeco Field...of greens.) Here are five salads that get us hot: Read more »

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Play it Again, Stan: The World's Smartest Piano

An illustration from Stanley's website explains how the piano works

The most innovative, high-tech musician playing the Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend is named Stanley, and he only does covers. Invented by the artful geniuses at Digital Kitchen, Stanley is a souped up, interactive player piano that takes requests via text message (@stanleypiano). Read more »

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