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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 »


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 »


Red Tricycle Recommends: Kite Flying at Carkeek Park

There’s something about flying a kite that catches the attention of children and makes them beam – maybe it’s the idea of flying or just the focused feeling of holding on tight to that kite string and grounding it to the Earth with their little hands. Whatever your child loves about flying a kite, we want to help you find places in Seattle for them to experience it! Here is a little known but very scenic suggestion from our friends at Redtri.com:

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Bicycle Diaries: How I lost 8 pounds and saved $500

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Better Late Than Never: Local Summer Camps Still Waiting to be Filled

Explore nature at the Wilderness Awareness School

With your schedule jam-packed and your calendar exploding, we don’t blame you for missing the deadline to sign your kid up for summer camp. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of summer programs around Seattle to keep your little munchkins busy, despite your procrastination.

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Kelly Singer Shows You the Ropes On The Latest Fitness Trend

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Kelly Singer
Kelly explains the benefits of a Battling Ropes class (one of the hardest workouts she’s done!) and where to find a class.


If you see a group of people using long, thick ropes at a park or at your gym they’re not playing tug-of-war, they are Battling Ropes.

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Food News: RN74 Opens, Frank Bruni Eats Seattle for the New York Times, More

RN74 Seattle

RN74 Seattle, the local outpost of the Michael Mina wine bar concept so popular in San Francisco, debuts today on 4th and Pine Streets (for lunch) and Thursday for dinner. The restaurant held some soft-opening parties this weekend; see pictures of the place over on Eater. Read more »


Sneak Peek: Bar del Corso Oven Arrives, Breaks Sidewalk

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Cody Bay
Bar del Corso Oven
A forklift hoists Bar del Corso's new oven

After making a five-week journey from Italy by boat across the Atlantic and by truck from New York, the custom-built Neapolitan pizza oven Jerry Corso (Harvest Vine, Betty) and partner Gina Tolentino have been waiting for finally reached Beacon Hill's Bar del Corso this morning at 10 a.m. When I arrived I swear the pounding of their nervous hearts was actually audible as a forklift unloaded it from the truck and prepared to maneuver it through the back window. 

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