The idea of training for a triathlon can be more intimidating than the race itself. As overwhelming as it sounds, signing up for a race and training for one is easier than you think. Lucky for you, Seattle is an ideal place to train for your first triathlon with our long spring and summer days, clean lakes, and year-round running and cycling routes (as long as you don’t mind a little rain). A few tips for getting started:
On my way home last night, I came across a group of perplexed neighbors staring at a storefront across from my building. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a live woman on display in the window. Curious, I snapped a picture.
It turns out the woman behind the window also snapped a picture of me (how meta!):
Happy Friday! I’m going to leave you with two super quick nuggets today because I’m busy filing the awesome Seamless in Seattle applications as they come in. (Hey, you still have time to get those applications in. We’re at the office until 6 pm tonight, and I’ll take apps via email until 11:59 p.m. Full contest details here.)
Haiku Reviews: For arts lovers short on time!
A Haiku Review of This:
The playwright loves wordsNearly chokes her actors, butNick Garrison rules.
Melissa James Gibson's contemporary relationship drama,This, plays at the Seattle Rep through May 15th.
Must JoinColumbia City Bakery’s CSBNeed a brioche, stat? Columbia City Bakery’s Community Supported Bakery (CSB) program delivers baked goods weekly to members at one of nine Seattle pickup sites (host your own site and get a 10 percent discount). The next six-week season begins on April 12, so sign up online for specialty loaves, biscotti, macaroons for Passover, hot cross buns for Easter and more (minimum order: $100/season). Sweet! columbiacitybakery.com/csb
Must SeeEMP's Nirvana Exhibit
And the winner is...not Seattle! Museum of Flight spokespeople and state officials are making the best of NASA's decision not to send one of its four retired space shuttles to Seattle. The M of F was one of 21 facilities in the running for a shuttle, and the competition was intense. In the end, Seattle was passed over in favor of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the California Science Center, Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and, for some reason, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York.
The Seattle Times reports today on ocean acidification research taking Puget Sound, a topic that our very own Maria Dolan tackled in last month's issue. In honor of today's front page ST story, here are a few photos from the magazine, including a few previously unpublished online.
If you've always wanted to start commuting by bicycle but aren't sure how to get started, make sure to attend the Cascade Bicycle Club's talk entited "Intro to Bike Commuting" this Wednesday evening at the Blue Building of the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) from 6:30-8 p.m. ($30 for PNA members, $35 for general public). Want to know more about what it takes to commute by bicycle?
Earlier this month The Seattle Times published an eye-opening piece on the shrinking number of in-state students being admitted into the University of Washington. The article, which has garnered more than 700 comments on seattletimes.com and 3, 500+ Facebook likes, has clearly struck a chord with locals.This weekend an unexpected voice introduced another side to the admissions story.
Last week, Tom Douglas announced via Twitter (@TomDouglasCo) that Cuoco, the Italian pasta house that anchors his revamped brick Terry Avenue Building, was open.
At Cuoco, longtime Tom Douglas pastaiola Martha Francis will work alongside Cuoco chef Stuart Lane (who last awed us at Cafe Juanita) to create dishes like gnocchi with nettle pesto, hazelnuts and pancetta; fresh pea risotto with pea vines and ham hock; artichoke raviolie with mascarpone and Parmesan. And that's just the pasta!
Flash mobbers took over Seattle yesterday for a three-stop Glee performance in Seattle Center, Westlake and Capitol Hill. I "swung by" the 10th and Pike performance after getting a head's up from a friend who was performing. Here's a montage of the performances pulled from Youtube:
Crudo is an Italian dish of raw fish dressed with olive oil, citrus, and sea salt. The beauty of a good crudo lies in its ability to preserve the subtlety of the fish flavor and bring out its richness with good olive oil while simultaneously balancing it with acid—in this case, orange juice. The best crudos have a textural component: here I use chopped bits of pumpkin seed and crunchy crystals of Maldon sea salt (worth seeking out at a specialty market or online if you’ve never had it).
Serves 4 as an appetizer
½ pound sea scallops
We highlight 15 affordable meals in this month's Best Restaurants cover story. Here's a peak at one of my favorite dishes in the section, a wonderfully authentic silken tofu stew from Korean Tofu House in the University District.
In case you missed our big, mid-week announcement, let me bang you over the head with it: We are putting on our own Seamless in Seattle fashion show on Wednesday, June 8!
We’re combing the city for the best up-and-coming fashion designers hungry to change the face of local fashion and once again we’re offering big prizes, winners will appear in a fashion spread in the September 2011 Seattle magazine. This year’s deadline is just one short week away on Friday, April 15.