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Spotted in Seattle: New Trend at Shakespeare in the Park

Wooden O
Wooden O camps up "The Comedy of Errors"

Top o' my list of things I love about Seattle: Two (two!) Shakespeare companies putting on free plays in parks all over town every summer. I gorge myself on a total of four plays—for free!—usually accompanied by five or six friends, blankets and multiple baskets of food and beverages. Soaking up the weird, convoluted brilliance of Shakespeare while decanting Cabernet from a Nalgene bottle? Summer's here! Read more »

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Turn up the Heat Molasses BBQ Sauce

(Don't ask, don't tell)
Steve mans up to sauce combining tomato, molasses, maple syrup, vinegar and HEAT (chipotle or cayenne). Slather on beans, chicken and more. Printable recipe? Click here. 

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Four Can't-miss Happenings for the Week of July 14 - 20

Artist Luke Haynes works on his Mad Homes installation. See his work for yourself this weekend.

Must See
Mad Homes
Saturday (7/16 - 8/7) -
Five condemned Capitol Hill homes have been taken over by local artists for this temporary art exhibit that gives new meaning to the phrase, "neighborhood in transition". Visitors will have full access to four of the five homes featuring work from Troy Gua, Ryan Molenkamp and Luke Haynes. Free. Noon - 7 p.m. daily. Mad Homes, 711 Bellevue. Read more »

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Red Tricycle Recommends: Horseback Riding with the Kids

Many of us have one — they gallop around the house, they sleep in their favorite cowboy boots, and they dream about one thing…HORSES!  If you’ve got a little cowgirl or cowboy on your hands, it’s the perfect time to get them up close and personal with the animals they love. Luckily we live in an area with an abundance of options for horseback riding.  Whether it’s pony rides, birthday party locations, camps or private riding lessons you seek, we’ve got you covered with a slew of options for horseback riding in Seattle.  Giddyup!


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Where to Eat on Bastille Day

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Cody Bay
And the food wasn't even that good in there.

Backyard barbecues on America's Independence Day are great, but how dang lucky are we to live in an internationally-minded city that's home to lots of nice French folks where we get to celebrate (and by that I mean EAT) the joys of Bastille Day as well?

Our local Franco-foodie scene is going gangbusters for the 14th, so if eating well is your priority, I would really try to squeeze one of these fêtes in:

Bastille Cafe & Bar (Ballard) Read more »

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