Every year at the end of July, I start to wish for fall. (She ducks while summer-starved Seattleites throw shoes at the screen.) I dream of cozy sweaters, fall leaves and football, but the biggest reason I eagerly await autumn? I cannot wait to wear whatever I scored at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, that glorious annual treat when our hometown favorite put all the fall goods out early at discounted prices. The sale starts tomorrow and runs through August 5th, so start your shopping engines and take note of these sale tips:
It’s the 30th anniversary of Bite of Seattle (July 20-22, times vary. Free admission. Seattle Center) and for 30 years, food snobs have been pooh-poohing this egalitarian feast fest. Well, fine! Stay home with your truffle fries and sous vide steak. But you’re gonna miss out on some big fun.
Ah, don't you just love salad days?
It’s summer and we cannot get enough nicely dressed greens, pickled veggies and the unexpected appearance of wild cards like fruit, not to mention exceptional salads served in unexpected places. (Yes, maybe they should rename Safeco Field...of greens.) Here are five salads that get us hot:
The most innovative, high-tech musician playing the Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend is named Stanley, and he only does covers. Invented by the artful geniuses at Digital Kitchen, Stanley is a souped up, interactive player piano that takes requests via text message (@stanleypiano).
In case you haven't seen it, check out this short film that won the critic's choice award at Capitol Hill Block Party's Totally Stacked short film competition. Composed as an open letter that sticks it to Clay Bennett - former owner of the Seattle Supersonics - the film is really a love letter to the landscape of Seattle, composed of beautiful noir imagery of the city (who knew the Monorail was so sexy?).
If you've always wondered how the Space Needle came to be—or if you'd like to know why Seattle Center was almost named "Pleasure Island," grab a seat at a special Elliott Bay Books event this Saturday.
The eminent local experts on Seattle history (not to mention monopolizers of the most entertaining World's Fair trivia) are assembling to talk about the impact of—and the intriguing characters behind—Century 21.
One of the many reasons summer goes by too darned quickly? There are just so many neat-o things to do. (Make time slow down, so we can do more!) Here are a few options to add to your already crammed culinary calendar:
This press release from Taylor Shellfish Farms about the upcoming Shellfish-tival inspired a couple Friday afternoon thoughts...
1. I think if you're going to call something a Shellfishtival you should fully embrace it and drop the hyphen.
2. The lineup seems a little heavy on feces-related fun. What's with the poop party?
Day after day of bright yellow rays and temperatures creeping almost into hot territory are leaving me and most Seattle folks dazed and blissful. Not only are these halcyon days charming to walk around in, sit around in, ride around in, and wear less around in, they’re also wonderful for drinking outside.
MUST GO OUTSIDEOlympic Sculpture Park Summer KickoffThursday (7/12) - Beginning this week and continuing every Thursday evening through the summer, Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park features a rotating lineup of fun, including food trucks, live music, wine tastings and other special events. This evening, Eduardo Mendonça’s Show Brazil! and the VamoLá Drum & Dance Ensemble bring a Brazilian carnival to the park, accompanied by the sun’s dramatic drop behind the Olympic Mountains.
1. If there are only two people in your party, you will probably have to share a pod with strangers. Hopefully you will get paired with a nice, socially competent couple from Mukilteo (like I did). Otherwise, congratulations! You just paid to join a cruel social experiment: Seattle strangers trapped in a glass bubble and forced to make small talk. Don’t bother trying to escape, they lock the doors from the outside.
2. The air conditioning inside those pods is more powerful than any currently offered in Seattle. Bring a sweater.