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Cookus Interruptus: Raita (Yogurt Cucumber Topping)

(Steve is transformed by a chef's coat)
Word in nutritional research is that we all need more probiotics in our diet. Get the friendly bacteria in an awesome topping for vegetable curries, fish, chicken, rice by making this dish with high-quality whole milk yogurt. Get printable recipe here. Read more »

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Our Top To-do's for the Week of August 11-17

Phinneywood's Art Up takes it to the streets this Friday when Greenwood and Phinney avenues will be closed to traffic

Must Get Arty
Art Up Phinneywood
Friday (8/12) -
Phinneywood is shutting Greenwood/Phinney Avenue from N 67th Street to N 87th to cars for its neighborhood arts walk featuring work from local artists, live music, a farmers’ market and food ($5 happy hour menu all evening at Carmelita’s). Part of the City of Seattle’s Summer Streets program, bike, walk or bus to the festival for extra “street” cred. Free. 6 - 9 p.m. http://artupgreenwood-phinney.blogspot.com/ Read more »

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Eat Yourself Silly this Sunday at the 12th Avenue Festival

Boom Noodle's Ahi Tuna Tacos

Today I accidentally referred to the 12th Avenue Festival as the 12th Avenue Food Festival in conversation. Same difference, if you ask me. There's so, so much good to eat on that street.

This Sunday, from noon until 6pm, 12th Avenue between Madison and Pike Streets will shut down so that hungry folks like you and I can eat ourselves silly. Read more »

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Red Tricycle Recommends: Family Friendly Shows and Venues

Looking for a little more drama in your life? Share the magic and excitement of theater with your children.  Be sure to plan ahead because this season boasts a fantastic array of musicals, puppet shows, books brought to life, fables and new original works.  You’ll find shorter length, nap-time friendly performances for the younger theatergoers as well as engaging and fresh productions for older kids. Here is our list of Seattle’s best, family friendly shows and entertainment venues this season: Read more »

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Fashion + Style Friday: A Fashionable Flea Market, the GQ Challenge and Quirky Goods Made in Ballard

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It’s Seafair weekend! It’s sunny! Summer has arrived! As you go out and about this weekend, I’ve got three fashion-savvy tidbits for you to log away in your noggin: Read more »

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I Can Haz Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh Lands on GQ’s Worst-dressed List— and He’s Rallying for a Recount

You know, some people might take it personally. But when Ben Huh, CEO of Seattle-based ICanHasCheezburger.com popped up as the number 10 offender on GQ’s worst-dressed men of Silcon Valley list this month, he took the honor in classic good humor— and then issued the publication a challenge. Read more »

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For Your Sunny-day Pleasure: Waterskiing's Insane Little Brother, Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding on Lake Sammamish
You know you want to do this.

If you've picked up our August issue ("The Water Issue"), you already know that there are now multiple ways to get dragged around behind a boat. Waterskiing too tame? Get airborne (and possibily inverted!) on a wakeboard. Or just watch other people do it. Read more »

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Viaduct for Dummies: Link to a Terrific History of the Kerfuffle

Alaskan Way Viaduct

Came across this excellent history of the deep-bore tunnel dispute by David Brewster of Crosscut. If you've lost the thread of this epic, city-wide debate while freeting over the debt ceiling, this will help bring you back on track.

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The Bourbon Buzz: How to Score the New Dry Fly

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Cody Bay

There's a whole lot of to-do about this Saturday's Seattle release of Dry Fly Bourbon, which is being billed as "the first-ever commercially produced bourbon in Washington State." Half of the limited-release production of 480 bottles hit the streets last week in Spokane, where Dry Fly is based. Dry Fly distiller Patrick Donovan tells me that when he showed up for work that morning at 6 a.m., there was already a line of 200 people at the door and every $65 bottle was gone within two hours. Read more »

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Food News: Phinney on Fire!

Look out, Ballard: Phinney Ridge is giving you a run for your money! At least when it comes to new restaurants. A year ago it was all Ballard all the time (Walrus, Staple), but this summer it's all about the Ridge.

I mean that literally: The Ridge Restaurant, from the owners of Prost! and Nickerson Street Saloon, will be supremely kid-friendly, from the pizza and sandwich menu to the large tables and shuffleboard table in back. The opening is set for early September, and they’ll serve both lunch and dinner.
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