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Friday, 07/15/2011 5:18 PM
Well, the big day has arrived: As Nordstrom devotees know, today kicks off the store’s mega Anniversary Sale (loved this tweet from Nordy’s Sanda Belaire this morning with a before and after-opening shot of the downtown store shoe department! Apparently I should have taken today off of work to join the other ladies). So as we are all in the sale huntress frame of mind today, here are three other sales to get thee to this weekend:  
Thursday, 07/14/2011 9:57 PM
Wooden O
Top o' my list of things I love about Seattle: Two (two!) Shakespeare companies putting on free plays in parks all over town every summer. I gorge myself on a total of four plays—for free!—usually accompanied by five or six friends, blankets and multiple baskets of food and beverages. Soaking up the weird, convoluted brilliance of Shakespeare while decanting Cabernet from a Nalgene bottle? Summer's here!
Thursday, 07/14/2011 8:01 PM
(Don't ask, don't tell)Steve mans up to sauce combining tomato, molasses, maple syrup, vinegar and HEAT (chipotle or cayenne). Slather on beans, chicken and more. Printable recipe? Click here. 
Thursday, 07/14/2011 8:00 PM
Must SeeMad HomesSaturday (7/16 - 8/7) - Five condemned Capitol Hill homes have been taken over by local artists for this temporary art exhibit that gives new meaning to the phrase, "neighborhood in transition". Visitors will have full access to four of the five homes featuring work from Troy Gua, Ryan Molenkamp and Luke Haynes. Free. Noon - 7 p.m. daily. Mad Homes, 711 Bellevue.
Thursday, 07/14/2011 3:14 PM
Many of us have one — they gallop around the house, they sleep in their favorite cowboy boots, and they dream about one thing…HORSES!  If you’ve got a little cowgirl or cowboy on your hands, it’s the perfect time to get them up close and personal with the animals they love. Luckily we live in an area with an abundance of options for horseback riding.  Whether it’s pony rides, birthday party locations, camps or private riding lessons you seek, we’ve got you covered with a slew of options for horseback riding in Seattle.  Giddyup! Redmond
Wednesday, 07/13/2011 5:50 PM
By: Cody Bay
Backyard barbecues on America's Independence Day are great, but how dang lucky are we to live in an internationally-minded city that's home to lots of nice French folks where we get to celebrate (and by that I mean EAT) the joys of Bastille Day as well? Our local Franco-foodie scene is going gangbusters for the 14th, so if eating well is your priority, I would really try to squeeze one of these fêtes in: Bastille Cafe & Bar (Ballard)
Tuesday, 07/12/2011 5:48 PM
If you're like our hard at work edit team and spend the afternoon trolling the Web for online video gems (in the name of "research," of course), then you'll appreciate this gone-viral video of a 12-year-old Snoqualmie boy dancing to "Thriller" at a recent Mariners game.Jonah Duvall, the local dancing sensation
Monday, 07/11/2011 11:40 PM
Some good news for Eastsiders: The owners of Cantinetta announced this week plans to open Mercato Stellina (10000 Main Street, Downtown Bellevue), an Italian market and sandwich shop in downtown Bellevue.We’ve been told the new shop will feature a mix of Italian specialty goods, including cheese and wine, cured meats, fresh pasta made at Cantinetta, plus dried pasta and pasta sauces, olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars, and fresh bread. And there'll be takeout sandwiches (g
Monday, 07/11/2011 9:45 PM
Summer picnics are a long standing tradition in my family and the epitome of the season.  In 1910, my great-grandparents, Teunis and Anna Schilperoort, and their siblings left Holland for the Yakima Valley to start a new life.   After World War I, the first family picnic was held  as a way to remember the old country and celebrate the new.  Our family has met every year since then on the second Saturday of July and the attendance is now in the hundreds.  My great-grandfather’s favorite food was fried chicken and it’s still the pièce de résistance of th
Monday, 07/11/2011 4:03 PM
Summer nights call for sitting outside, smoke from a wood-fired grill in the air, a glass of rosé sweating in the heat at your fingertips. Agree? Then put a revisit to Revel on the summer to-do list.
Friday, 07/08/2011 9:51 PM
  There were a lot of jewelry pieces, handbags and shoes hanging around the office this week (check out the September issue to find out why!) and if you want to assemble a gaggle of girls lightning quick, just start throwing those things out on a table. The appeal of the accessory is simple: they can instantly change an outfit without putting a huge dent in your budget. Now that summer is upon us, here are three favorite accessories for the season—simply throw on jeans, a tank and one of these locally-made babies and you’re ready to go:  
Thursday, 07/07/2011 8:54 PM
Bike enthusiasts are celebrating a victory today: a decision by a Seattle hearing examiner that the city can go ahead with construction on the so-called "missing link" of the Burke-Gilman Trail—a 1.5-mile stretch that runs along Shilshole Avenue between 11th Ave. NW and the Ballard Locks.
Thursday, 07/07/2011 8:52 PM
By: Cody Bay
Ba Bar
Eric Banh doesn't want anyone making a big deal out of Ba Bar. “I don't want the hype,” he said last night at a soft opening preview. “This is street food done simple.”
Thursday, 07/07/2011 6:51 PM
Must Taste$2 Food Walk Saturday (7/9) - Just when we needed a new excuse to explore the International District’s affordable and satisfying dining scene, local restaurants bring us a $2 Food Walk, part of the ID’s Dragon Fest, a two day festival (7/9 & 7/10) featuring more than 30 cultural performances including Chinese lion and dragon dances. With 85 restaurants participating in this year’s food walk, you’d be wise to stock up on small bills.
Thursday, 07/07/2011 5:16 PM
I had heard rumors about surfing in Washington.  I thought that surely it was only the crazy, hard-core Pacific Northwesterners out in the freezing rain and rough ocean.  So when I found myself organizing a surf camp last summer, I was a little nervous about my first surfing experience being at Westport.   But once we arrived in the charming fishing village, my attitude started to change.
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