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Red Tricycle Recommends: 10 Awesome Parks & Playgrounds for Kids

Forest Park Playground, Everett

Seattle’s numerous playground spots serve as excellent places to bask in the sun, to enjoy the summer breeze, and to let your kids out of the house. Not only will your kids get the opportunity to meet and befriend other Seattle youngsters, but they will also be thanking you with yelps of laughter and hugs of joy. Here are a few suggestions from our friends at RedTri.com: Read more »

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Healthy Happy Hour in Seattle

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Kelly Singer
Kelly answers the frequent request for low-calorie drink ideas.

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Viaduct for Dummies: Tunnel Clears Hurdle; Environmental Impact Statement Signed

Alaskan Way Viaduct

From the mixed-metaphors department here at Seattle mag comes this update on the ever-updating saga that is the future of our waterfront: City officials are celebrating this week’s signing of the final Alaskan Way Viaduct environmental impact statement, which effectively removes one more hurdle on the replacement project’s road to realization. Read more »

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Behind the Scenes of Our July Issue: Is There a Doctor in the House?

Happy doctor
Drink your coffee!

Know this feeling? You’re minding your own business, getting ready for work, washing that PopTart down with a delicious second cup of coffee, when suddenly Steve Inskeep pops into your kitchen (via KUOW) with this news: Coffee will kill you.

And you think, “Didn’t I just hear somewhere that coffee will make me live longer?” Read more »

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Bicycle Diaries: Julia Busts Out the Helmet Cam

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Roddy Scheer

REI's Julia Trippel recently shot some helmet-cam video (thanks to our friends at Contour cameras) of her commutes to and from work. Check out the videos -- and Julia's comments on them -- below...


The Joy of Commuting By Day:

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Fashion + Style Friday: The SLU shopping boom, Sportwise warehouse + a little vase (with a big heart)

A sweet and petite Little Shirley's bud vase

NEW SHOPS: Read more »

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Food News: Patric Gabre-Kidan Has Left The Book Bindery

Patric Gabre-Kidan, photographed this winter at the Book Bindery

It's been a month of newsworthy moves. First we heard that bar legend Murray Stenson was leaving his longtime bartending home, Zig Zag, to tend bar at RN74. Read more »

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Cookus Interruptus Video: Romaine Chopped Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

(Phil finds feasible floor plan)
 The sharp sweet basil salad dressing poured over crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, blue cheese, yummy chickpeas and the reliable hard boiled egg make this chop salad win over anybody's taste buds.  Vegetarian, gluten-free main dish salad. For printable recipe click here. Read more »

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Sneak Peek: RN74 Opens the Dinner Car Tonight

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Cody Bay
RN74 lounge
The laid-back lounge of RN74, flanked by traffic lights salvaged from European train stations

I'm pretty sure someone asked me every single day over the last week if I'm “going to the RN74 party tonight.” Yes, the Michael Mina machine has been firing on all cylinders in the week leading up to the launch of its full service, hosting private parties left and right and beginning daytime lunch service on Monday to get its feet wet before going all in with dinner tonight. Read more »

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Our Top To-do's for the Week

Jennifer Borges Foster, wearing a ruff she made by sewing dictionary pages together; at left, past issues of Filter.

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Game Symphony
Tuesday & Wednesday (6/21–6/22) -
Seattle Symphony is packing two great nerd tastes into one great nerdy evening, with its Play! A Video Game Symphony, in which music from The Legend of Zelda, World of Warcraft, Halo, Super Mario Bros. and other games is set to strings and choral voices. Not nerdy enough yet? Graphics from the games will be projected above the musicians. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Read more »

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