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Thursday, 05/19/2011 1:05 PM
Seattle waterfront
While politicians, judges and activists argue over all things tunnel, planners are busily imagining what a post-Viaduct Seattle waterfront will look like. Thursday, at the Bell Harbor Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle), design project lead James Cornwaterfer will present the "first design directions," which I take to mean "rough draft." The public meeting, hosted by the City of Seattle, starts at 6:30, but if you come early (5:00), you can buy dinner from mobile food vendors Maximus/Minimus, Where ya at Matt, and Street Treats.
Tuesday, 05/17/2011 8:37 PM
This coming Friday marks the opening of mountain bike season at Whistler. The resort will open its eight signature biking trails, with the early season conditions best for intermediate and advanced riders. The Bike Park is open daily from 10am to 5pm until June 17 and then from 10am to 8pm starting June 18 through to Labour Day.
Monday, 05/16/2011 4:50 PM
Indian food is beyond scarce in the south end, but that's about to change. Travelers, the friendly, soothing Indian decor, jewelry, clothing, etc store on Pine Street, is opening a full service restaurant on the north end of Beacon Hill in the can't-miss-it purple house that housed Culinary Communion and the short-lived Tasha's Bistro. I'm told that Travelers will open in about a month (they're shooting for late June).
Monday, 05/16/2011 4:12 PM
It's marathon season. And if you're one of the many Seattleites training and prepping for your next race, Kelly Singer the scoop on to get into gear.
Saturday, 05/14/2011 11:30 PM
bike commuting
Here are Greg's "essentials" for bike commuting: "I was thinking about some of the "essentials" for bike commuting.  It's easy to find the list of the best lights or the best jacket or the easiest panniers, but here are some of my tricks for making bike commuting routine a little easier (or I should say my tricks for not allowing myself to talk myself out of bike commuting). 
Saturday, 05/14/2011 11:58 PM
As part of my ongoing series this month on urban bike commuting, I have pledged to do all my grocery shopping by bicycle. With a couple of tester panniers from Seattle-based Detours to help distribute my load, I am ready to roll.
Friday, 05/13/2011 4:39 PM
The Jade Pagoda, the long-lived but eminently cheesy Chinese place that lived on Broadway until it was shuttered a few years ago, was never about the food. No, it was the kitschy digs, the waiters dressed up in shoddy sailor suits, the bad (but strong!) cocktails that called to us…it was an experience. And the food was about as bad as you’d expect. But like the Twin Teepees (may they rest in peace), the Pagoda was a neighborhood icon.
Friday, 05/13/2011 3:07 PM
Good morning! I’m spending this (sunny) day sitting on the judging panel for our annual Seamless in Seattle competition, and I can’t wait to see what our 12 finalists have brought for show and tell. Follow me on Twitter for the inside scoop (and some great fashion) today.
Friday, 05/13/2011 1:31 PM
(Benjamin Franklin amuses Jane)A revitalizing dairy-free  soup using fresh, local asparagus, cumin and dill.  Perfect for spring. For printable recipe click HERE.
Thursday, 05/12/2011 5:24 PM
bike, bikes, bike commute, bike commuting
It seems that bike commuting gets the competitive juices flowing for Greg Widmyer, one of our resident blogging bike commuters this month. Here's how he puts it:
Thursday, 05/12/2011 5:40 PM
Richard Louv
Join North Cascades Institute and REI in welcoming Richard Louv to two special events in the Northwest as the celebrated author introduces his latest work, The Nature Principle. The immediacy of the message in his book Last Child in the Woods galvanized an international movement to reconnect children with nature.
Wednesday, 05/11/2011 10:12 PM
© Roddy Scheer Photography
Since May is Bike Month around the world, I am devoting my Outdoors blog posts for the next few weeks to urban bicycle commuting around Seattle. I will be virtually following two urban bike commuters as they make their way to and from work every day on two wheels under their own power, and I will personally be doing all the grocery shopping for myself and family members by bicycle (since I work from home). Stay tuned throughout the month for trip reports, helmet-cam video snippets, gear reviews and other goodies for cyclists of all kinds.
Wednesday, 05/11/2011 12:25 AM
Hey Seattle mag readers! Fantastic news on the home front. It gives me great pleasure to announce that my dear friends Hey Marseilles (who I've also directed in a video) will be performing unrelased tracks from their sophomore album (the band is in the studio recording tracks now) on Monday, May 23 for a special benefit concert for Nicole Pieratt, a dear friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Tuesday, 05/10/2011 11:19 PM
We haven't heard the entire story quite yet but it looks like SAM's director is leaving his post to pursue other projects. Check out the press release sent by Cara Egan, following a post by Cartwright on the SAM blog: Subject: Derrick Cartwright Resigns as Director of the Seattle Art Museum Derrick Cartwright Resigns as Director of the Seattle Art Museum
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