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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:

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VIDEO: Boy Does 'Thriller' Dance on Jumbotron at Mariners Game

If you're like our hard at work edit team and spend the afternoon trolling the Web for online video gems (in the name of "research," of course), then you'll appreciate this gone-viral video of a 12-year-old Snoqualmie boy dancing to "Thriller" at a recent Mariners game.

Jonah Duvall, the local dancing sensation

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Food News: Cantinetta Owners to Open Eastside Specialty Market and Deli

Eastsiders will soon welcome Mercato Stellina, a new market and sandwich shop from the owners of Cantinetta.

Some good news for Eastsiders: The owners of Cantinetta announced this week plans to open Mercato Stellina (10000 Main Street, Downtown Bellevue), an Italian market and sandwich shop in downtown Bellevue.

We’ve been told the new shop will feature a mix of Italian specialty goods, including cheese and wine, cured meats, fresh pasta made at Cantinetta, plus dried pasta and pasta sauces, olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars, and fresh bread. And there'll be takeout sandwiches (g Read more »

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The Best Places to Have a Healthy Picnic in Seattle

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Kelly Singer
A picnic with friends on a summer day in Seattle is pure bliss.

Summer picnics are a long standing tradition in my family and the epitome of the season.  In 1910, my great-grandparents, Teunis and Anna Schilperoort, and their siblings left Holland for the Yakima Valley to start a new life.   After World War I, the first family picnic was held  as a way to remember the old country and celebrate the new.  Our family has met every year since then on the second Saturday of July and the attendance is now in the hundreds.  My great-grandfather’s favorite food was fried chicken and it’s still the pièce de résistance of th Read more »

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Wood-Fired, Whole Beast "Grill Shack" Dinners at Revel

Revel introduces "whole beast" dinners this summer

Summer nights call for sitting outside, smoke from a wood-fired grill in the air, a glass of rosé sweating in the heat at your fingertips. Agree? Then put a revisit to Revel on the summer to-do list. Read more »

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Fashion + Style Friday: Three locally-made accessories to jazz up summer style

 

There were a lot of jewelry pieces, handbags and shoes hanging around the office this week (check out the September issue to find out why!) and if you want to assemble a gaggle of girls lightning quick, just start throwing those things out on a table. The appeal of the accessory is simple: they can instantly change an outfit without putting a huge dent in your budget. Now that summer is upon us, here are three favorite accessories for the season—simply throw on jeans, a tank and one of these locally-made babies and you’re ready to go:

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Ballard's 'Missing Link' of Burke-Gillman Trail Gets a Green Light

The Burke-Gilman Trail passes through Fremont...coming soon to Shilshole?

Bike enthusiasts are celebrating a victory today: a decision by a Seattle hearing examiner that the city can go ahead with construction on the so-called "missing link" of the Burke-Gilman Trail—a 1.5-mile stretch that runs along Shilshole Avenue between 11th Ave. NW and the Ballard Locks. Read more »

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Ba Bar Opens Today on Capitol Hill

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Cody Bay
Ba Bar
Ba Bar: Don't you dare hype those noodles.

Eric Banh doesn't want anyone making a big deal out of Ba Bar. “I don't want the hype,” he said last night at a soft opening preview. “This is street food done simple.” Read more »

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Five Can't-miss Events for the Week of July 7-13

Seattle native and sculptor David Herbert brings "art-ificial" intelligence to the Henry

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$2 Food Walk
Saturday (7/9) -
Just when we needed a new excuse to explore the International District’s affordable and satisfying dining scene, local restaurants bring us a $2 Food Walk, part of the ID’s Dragon Fest, a two day festival (7/9 & 7/10) featuring more than 30 cultural performances including Chinese lion and dragon dances. With 85 restaurants participating in this year’s food walk, you’d be wise to stock up on small bills. Read more »

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A Beginner's Guide: Surfing Pacific Northwest Style

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Kelly Singer
Washingtonians surf year round at Westport, but summer is the most popular time to visit. Weekends get crowded, so head out early, or opt for a weekday if you can.

I had heard rumors about surfing in Washington.  I thought that surely it was only the crazy, hard-core Pacific Northwesterners out in the freezing rain and rough ocean.  So when I found myself organizing a surf camp last summer, I was a little nervous about my first surfing experience being at Westport.   But once we arrived in the charming fishing village, my attitude started to change.

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