On Monday evening I heard the very sad news that Kim Ricketts, founder of the ever-popular Kim Ricketts Book Events, had passed away. Kim had been battling AL Amyloidosis as well as a rare bone cancer since the fall.
This just in! Knute Berger, Seattle mag's editor-at-large and expert on all things Pugetopolis has landed the coolest gig ever: Space Needle Writer-in-Residence. As part of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle Center landmark, Knute (or "Skip" as he's known here around the office) has been commissioned to write the Needle's official history.
If your charitable spending budget is around $350 and you want to taste the wares of several terrific Seattle chefs, as well as meet acclaimed Alinea chef, Life, On the Line author and cancer survivor Grant Achatz during a half-hour VIP reception, the upcoming 20th Anniversary Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research dinner on May 22nd is an unmatched opportunity.
It’s April in Seattle, but the unseasonably cool temperatures, lack of sunshine, and constant drizzle makes it feel like we’re back in November. I’m past the point of letting the weather rain on my parade and on my run, so I made a list of the necessary gear needed to get out there and stay dry.
Here’s what you need for your April run, hike or walk:
Got your summer camping reservations yet? 'Course you do; we Northwest die-hard dirt campers know you gotta get online in early February to snag the choice riverside sites. Or do we? Though I quiver with anticipation whenever I see my sleek Coleman stove gathering dust in my garage, a press release that just crossed my desktop has me wondering whether this is the summer I'll consider a swankier, less bug-infested version of my fave outdoor activity.
We can't keep this news under our hats any longer! The recipient of the 2011 Mayor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film is... Seattle-based producer Jennifer Roth. Hooray! Roth will be presented with the award at SIFF's opening night on May 19th. She's receiving the prestigious award because she has played a crucial role in getting big budget movies filmed in Seattle, and also because of her tireless dedication to local indie filmmakers.
Langdon Cook at Richard Hugo HouseWednesday (4/27) - As part of the monthlong poetry celebration at Hugo House, famed forager and Seattle mag columnist Langdon Cook will crack open the oyster chapter of his book, Fat of the Land, while Seattle poets Martha Silano, Kevin Craft and Kate Lebo share odes to sausages, pies and other reasons to eat poetic. $10–$15. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave.; 206.322.7030; hugohouse.org
"This" at Seattle Repertory Theatre
Whaterver your Easter routine may be, for foodies, this Sunday is an excellent excuse to eat out. Here’s our roundup of Seattle area buffets and special menus. Don’t forget to make reservations – spots fill up quickly.
$65 Adults, $25 Children between 11am-2pm
Featured items include lemon brioche French toast, Dungeness crab cake benedict and deliciously-sweet maple glazed Virginia ham.
(Steve strains the relationship)Cook nutrient-rich quinoa until it's light and fluffy, dress it with lemon juice and olive oil and then add these Mediterranean treasures: fresh mint and parsley, toasted pine nuts, feta cheese. Find printable recipe here.
I never need an excuse to go to Vancouver, but this is the best one I can think of. The Playhouse International Wine Festival takes place every year in late March, and this was my second—and favorite–visit. I stayed at the hip Opus Hotel, a sweet little gem just off the café-and-club-filled brick side streets of the Yaletown area.
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!):