MUST TASTE5 Delicious BLT SandwichesAching for some bacon? Try our five favorite local takes on the classic sandwich, all of which add an extra special something, such as pork belly, fresh baked bread from Macina and even a soft-boiled egg.MUST TIME TRAVELSafety Not Guaranteed
With summer just around the corner, we've got a host of fun things to do, see, and hear around the city to get you in the mood. On our radar: a show with hundreds of games, a carnival with all kinds of entertainment, a celebration along the waterfront, an adventure in the wetlands, a hydroplane kick-off event, and a fun activity with bugs. Plus, go bananas with some of our fav monkeys. That’s right! Recess Monkey is playing this month’s Kids Cove Concert!
OK, so it’s not the most brilliant day for the debut of the Queen Anne Farmers Market. But come on, we’re used to buckets of rain in June, right?
Slip on your Wellies, grab an umbrella and let’s go.
Tonight in Seattle, editor at large Knute Berger offers the first in a series of Century 21-related lectures sponsored by Historic Seattle. The talk is titled "From Bobo to the Bubbleator: Seattle Social and Cultural Context in ’62."
As mentioned in numerous news stories, articles, Tweets, placards, and even an earlier blog post, the booze-selling landscape changes that were voted in WA have actually taken place, taking the selling of spirits and such out of the hands of the state.
Went to the Mother Earth News Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds yesterday to hear the "high priest of the pasture" Joel Salatin and, please don't string me up, I was underwhelmed. Oh, he's an entertaining speaker and the enthusiastic shouts of "Amen!" proved he was preaching to the choir. Maybe I was expecting too much, but he didn't bring anything new to the table in terms of serving up concrete advise about how individuals could make the planet a better place. ("We should plant fruit trees in the medians on interstates!" just didn't speak to me.)
Via Nancy Guppy from Seattle Channel's Art Zone:
Two of the people that died in the tragic shootings on May 30th were musicians Drew Keriakedes and Joe Albanese who performed with Circus Contraption. As we collectively grieve this devastating loss, Art Zone host Nancy Guppy shares a wonderful musical moment with Circus Contraption performing in the AZ studio in 2009.
A funny thing happened while I was going to my place of grudging acceptance this morning: I found this WSDOT photo of a baby peregrine falcon that lives with two siblings under the Ship Canal Bridge. A WSDOT biologist (yes! They have those!) and a professional falcon bander tagged the 3-week-old babes this week so they can keep track of them.
WSDOT's Flickr stream is always great entertainment.
The head honcho of restaurants in this town is, without a doubt, Tom Douglas. Take it from us, this guy is good. Hence his regular appearances in our pages, most notably on our Most Influential People of 2011 list, not to mention his claiming the number one spot on our inaugural Food Establishmentt list. Oh yeah, and most recently that little James Beard Award thing.
There are some showstoppers at the new Collections Cafe, where Crush chef Jason Wilson collaborated on the menu with Space Needle executive chef Jeff Maxfield and resident chef Ivan Szilak. A tart salad tossed with watermelon rind pickles, the pressed pork sandwich wearing a crown of crunchy slaw and prawns bathed in salsa verde top the list.
MUST CHEERSounders Women Home OpenerThursday (5/31) - There’s another Sounders team in town that deserves your “scarves-up!” attention: the Sounders Women. After generating off-season buzz by signing national team player (and former Husky star) Hope Solo, the women kick off the home opener against the Colorado Rush tonight. Say it with us: Gooooal! p.s. If you miss home opener, check out one of the many home games in June.
Ready your jumbo-size shopping carts, Washington State's new liquor privatization law goes into effect on Friday, June 1; and local stores aren't wasting any time preparing their displays.
Looking for a unique recipe to celebrate (or commiserate over) this watershed cultural shift? Regular Seattle mag contributor and spirits expert A.J. Rathbun has excellent recipes for after-dinner and before-dinner cocktails, all on the Seattle mag blog.