It was a miserably cool, long, neverending, agonizing spring. We've all recovered; those few weeks of 80 degrees were especially appreciated by kids and sprinklers alike, not to mention those of us itching to jump into Lake Washington some time in 2011.
After putting a call out via social media for votes on where the third Molly Moon’s Ice Cream shop should open (and drumming up an impressive amount of neighborhood enthusiasm in the process), Molly Moon Neitzel has decided to open not one but two new shops, one in each of the top vote-getting ‘hoods.
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:
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!):
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.