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Columbia City's First-ever Art Walk, When to Buy Cap Hill Block Party Tickets and More Top To-do's for the Week

Sparks will fly at the Wedling Rodeo in Bellingham this Friday and Saturday.

MUST WALK
Columbia City Art Walk
Thursday (5/19) -
One of our favorite Seattle nabes is kicking off its first-ever art walk tonight with a first ever art-walk kicking off with a tribute to Bohemian Backstreets. Get their on the earlier side for the art walk and street fair featuring visual art and live music. Night owls can head to Columbia City Theater and Columbia City Cinema for the “after hours” portion of the city’s newest art walk. Free. 4 - midnight. Visit the Columbia City Art Walk website for details: http://ccartwalk.blogspot.com/. Read more »

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How to Season a Cast Iron Skillet

(heat, fat, smoke, cool)

Gentlemen, turn on your fans.  Everything you've been taught about smoking fat needs to go right out the window.  Steve powers through the step-by-step on this baby. You'll never wonder how to do this again.  Printable instructions?  Click here. Read more »

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What's Next for the Seattle Waterfront? Get a Preview at a Public Meeting Thursday Night

Seattle waterfront
What will this look like in 2016?

While politicians, judges and activists argue over all things tunnel, planners are busily imagining what a post-Viaduct Seattle waterfront will look like. Thursday, at the Bell Harbor Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle), design project lead James Cornwaterfer will present the "first design directions," which I take to mean "rough draft."

The public meeting, hosted by the City of Seattle, starts at 6:30, but if you come early (5:00), you can buy dinner from mobile food vendors Maximus/Minimus, Where ya at Matt, and Street Treats. Read more »

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Outdoors: Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opens Friday

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Roddy Scheer
Saddle Up, Mountain Bikers!

This coming Friday marks the opening of mountain bike season at Whistler. The resort will open its eight signature biking trails, with the early season conditions best for intermediate and advanced riders. The Bike Park is open daily from 10am to 5pm until June 17 and then from 10am to 8pm starting June 18 through to Labour Day. Read more »

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Food News: Travelers to Bring Indian Home Cooking to Beacon Hill

A vegetarian thali at Travelers

Indian food is beyond scarce in the south end, but that's about to change. Travelers, the friendly, soothing Indian decor, jewelry, clothing, etc store on Pine Street, is opening a full service restaurant on the north end of Beacon Hill in the can't-miss-it purple house that housed Culinary Communion and the short-lived Tasha's Bistro. I'm told that Travelers will open in about a month (they're shooting for late June). Read more »

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Kelly Singer's Tips on How to Rock Your Next Marathon

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Kelly Singer
Foam rolling will help you run the Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon injury free

It's marathon season. And if you're one of the many Seattleites training and prepping for your next race, Kelly Singer the scoop on to get into gear. Read more »

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Bicycle Diaries: Essentials for Bike Commuting

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Roddy Scheer
bike commuting

Here are Greg's "essentials" for bike commuting:

"I was thinking about some of the "essentials" for bike commuting.  It's easy to find the list of the best lights or the best jacket or the easiest panniers, but here are some of my tricks for making bike commuting routine a little easier (or I should say my tricks for not allowing myself to talk myself out of bike commuting).  Read more »

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Bicycle Diaries: Shopping for Groceries on Your Bike

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Roddy Scheer
My $65 haul from the Farmer's Market.

As part of my ongoing series this month on urban bike commuting, I have pledged to do all my grocery shopping by bicycle. With a couple of tester panniers from Seattle-based Detours to help distribute my load, I am ready to roll. Read more »

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Bako, A Modern Cantonese Restaurant, Coming to Broadway in October

The Jade Pagoda, the long-lived but eminently cheesy Chinese place that lived on Broadway until it was shuttered a few years ago, was never about the food.

No, it was the kitschy digs, the waiters dressed up in shoddy sailor suits, the bad (but strong!) cocktails that called to us…it was an experience. And the food was about as bad as you’d expect. But like the Twin Teepees (may they rest in peace), the Pagoda was a neighborhood icon. Read more »

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Fashion Friday: Seamless in Seattle live presentations, new swimwear + Pariscope Studios’ trunk sale

Pariscope's innovtative zipper necklace

Good morning! I’m spending this (sunny) day sitting on the judging panel for our annual Seamless in Seattle competition, and I can’t wait to see what our 12 finalists have brought for show and tell. Follow me on Twitter for the inside scoop (and some great fashion) today. Read more »

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