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Behind the Scenes of our June Issue: Ice-cream Headaches and Heady Debates

Ice cream cones
It's just work, work, work here at Seattle mag, especially when there's ice cream to be vetted

Our editors are still recovering from GelatoGate 2011, the week-long orgy of ice-cream eating that preceeded our June issue (on newsstands today). Our award-winning and downright awesome food editor Ali Scheff made the picks, our fantastically talented art director Sue Boylan called in the props, and then it was ice cream everywhere for two weeks here at SeaMag. Read more »

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Music Fests! Cocktails! Our Top To-do's for Memorial Day Weekend

Strawberry Shortcake
Lorna Yee shares her recipe for strawberry shortcake, Seattle style.

MUST SCREEN
Northwest Connections at SIFF Read more »

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How to Poach an Egg

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Cynthia Lair

(A taxing meeting for Cynthia)
Consider purchasing eggs from pastured hens at one of Seattle's farmer's markets.  Eggs rasied in fresh air with access to greens, bugs and worms produce specatular eggs that are far superior nutritionally.  The flavor is dazzling.  In this video Jane demonstrated The Joy of Cooking method of poaching the incredible edible egg. Vortex required.  Read more »

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Bicycle Diaries: Gearing Up For Urban Commuting

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Roddy Scheer

Check out REI bike guru Julia Trippel's urban=commute-ready rig and why she loves it...


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Bake Sale Averted: Coca-Cola's Big Donation Funds the Seattle Fireworks

Seattle fireworks
We'll see this again this year

A $25,000 donation by Coca-Cola has just closed the gap on funding Seattle's annual 4th of July fireworks display ("Family 4th at Lake Union"), proving for the second year in a row that the show can go on without a major title sponsor (so, no, it won't be called the "Coke Family 4th").

Organizers at One Reel say the party starts at noon at Gas Works Park (2101 N. Northlake Way) on Monday, July 4 and features games and entertainment (details TBA). For more info, click here.

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Dream Big: Seattle Mag Wants to Hear Your Big Idea For Improving Seattle

Seattle skyline
You love her; now fix her!

What if you were in charge of Seattle—and had unlimited funds? What one single thing would you do to improve our city?

Your answer can describe a project or idea that corrects a problem, rectifies a missed opportunity or creates an exciting new vision for our city. It can be as realistic (or as unrealistic!) as you’d like. Anything goes here. Your idea may become part of an upcoming story in print or online.

Share your big idea here.

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LISTEN: Seattle Mag's 2011 Summer Mixtape

Seattle magazine arts editor Brangien Davis scoured the local soundscape for a baker's dozen of the best warm-weather songs recently released by Seattle bands of note. Stream the videos here (via YouTube), then support local music by buying the songs from iTunes. Happy Summer!  Read more »

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Free Scoop Alert! Molly Moon's Celebrates Madrona Shop Opening with Free Kids Scoops Today

We all scream for ice cream!

After putting a call out via social media for votes on where the third Molly Moon’s Ice Cream shop should open (and drumming up an impressive amount of neighborhood enthusiasm in the process), Molly Moon Neitzel has decided to open not one but two new shops, one in each of the top vote-getting ‘hoods. Read more »

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Seattle Magazine Snags Five Honors at SPJ's NW Excellence in Journalism Contest

This weekend Seattle mag’s edit team walked away with a major pat on the back from the Society of Professional Journalists. Congrats to Rachel Hart, Brangien Davis, Karen Johnson, Kate Calamusa, John Levesque, Sue Boylan, Allison Austin Scheff, Kristen Russel, Knute Berger, Maria Dolan, Dana Standish and all of the editors and contributors who helped us win the following honors in the magazine category:

General Excellence, 1st Place, Seattle magazine staff

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Grace Kitchen Bringing Comfort Food via a Local Celeb Chef to University Village

Even though he's in real estate now, Billy Poll says he feels like he grew up in the restaurant industry. The longtime Schwartz Bros employee is now one of the owners of the soon-to-open Grace Kitchen at the University Village. Poll told me the opening is slated for August; the restaurant is moving into the old Zao's locale. Read more »

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