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Friday, 04/26/2013 4:20 AM
The sun's been shining, the weather's warming up. It's that time of year again, when Seattle's neighborhood farmers markets are on the verge of their 2013 seasons.
Thursday, 08/30/2012 5:16 AM
Metro's new RapidRide bus
Another bright, shiny new innovation as we struggle towards transportation efficiency: Metro's gradual rollout of the new "RapidRide" bus system. Already zipping around on the east side and the south end, some Seattle neighborhoods will soon have this service (details below), and those neighborhoods will rejoice. Why?
Monday, 08/06/2012 6:57 PM
On National Root Beer Float Day, I cannot help feeling a little bummed. Getting in the car to drive to A&W just isn’t going to cut it. As far as I can tell, the nearest old-fashioned soda fountain is 260 miles away, at Lincoln County Pharmacy in Davenport, one of those sleepy towns on Highway 2. When classic goodies like pie and cupcakes have become so retro cool, why hasn’t anybody seized on updating the soda fountain?
Friday, 08/03/2012 5:20 PM
The weekend forecast calls for some Sangria! And guess who shared a recipe? The fabu Jamie Boudreau, da man mixing it up at comfy chic cocktail hangout, Canon (click through for location and map). “This is a completely clear sangria that allows you to showcase beautiful seasonal fruit,” he said.
Thursday, 08/02/2012 6:48 PM
MUST HEARKEXP Concerts at the MuralPark your picnic blanket on the Seattle Center lawn for live and locally made tunes at this popular Friday-night concert series. This week’s lineup is “No Depression Night,” boasting the soulful sounds of Fly Moon Royalty (which we named Seattle’s best new hip-hop band of 2011), Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside and more rocking good fun.
Thursday, 08/02/2012 6:25 PM
I may not be able to help you perfect that shuttlecock serve, but I am pretty proficient at picking the right drink for the right occasion. Here's five recipes to help make watching the Olympic games even greater.
Wednesday, 08/01/2012 6:33 PM
Awww, sweet! Thursday is ice cream sammie day at Theo Chocolate Factory in Fremont (3400 Phinney Ave N; 206.632.5100), with the chill staff serving up cookies stuffed with dreamy Bluebird Ice Cream between 1 and 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 07/31/2012 8:00 PM
Mark your fashion datebook, people: On August 29th the five winning designers from our 2012 Seamless in Seattle competition will hit the runway for our second annual Seamless in Seattle Fashion Show. Here are our lucky winners and their designs (you’ll just have to wait until show time to find out who takes home the awards for the Best Emerging and Best Student Designer):  
Tuesday, 07/31/2012 7:29 PM
Here I sit on the veranda at Glacier Park Lodge, watching the ever restless clouds dance along the spires and humps of Glacier National Park, the whole scene lit by the warm rays of the late afternoon “golden hour.” I can relate to those fast-moving clouds; in fact I feel like one of them as my two kids and I are in the middle of a 1,500 mile “school’s out” odyssey-by-van from Seattle into the wilds of Montana.
Tuesday, 07/31/2012 6:01 PM
Because the closest most of us will ever get to competing in the Olympics is eating in front of a television. Round out your Olympics-watching experience with these tantalizing food groups.
Monday, 07/30/2012 4:46 PM
It’s getting so close, we can almost taste the etouffee. Matthew Lewis – the spicy guy behind the Creole-riffic truck Where Ya At Matt – is on the verge of opening his new brick-and-mortar place in Fre-lingford. Roux has been a work in progress since March, when a major renovation began of the old Buckaroo Tavern, just down the block from the ever-swamped Paseo.
Friday, 07/27/2012 9:01 PM
Wooden O's mixing it up again this summer, this time stranding Shakespeare's shipwrecked twins Sebastian and Viola on a happenin', hipster spring-break island, complete with straggly palms, a motorboat and beach loungers. Not since their beloved 2006 production of Taming of the Shrew—set in a trailer park—has the company so embraced a re-setting, or allowed itself such leeway in goofing on the sacred Shakespearean script.
Friday, 07/27/2012 4:51 PM
This sorta summerlike weather calls for a toast and this time of year, my glass is full of something pink. I love rosé, and Washington wineries make a bunch of really good ones. When I was sipping around at the Wine Rocks event a few weeks ago, I was so impressed with so many fresh, ever-so-slighty fruity rosé. Here’s my favorite five from that fun evening:
Thursday, 07/26/2012 9:19 PM
Though there are still those divisive folks who only want to drink a cocktail or a glass of wine, more people are experimenting with wine in mixed drinks. This is a tastily awesome thing, because wine cocktails tend to be very refreshing numbers that are layered in flavor—an ideal kind of combo for the end of July and August, especially as we're celebrating Washington Wine Month and Seattle magazine's 2012 Best Washington Wine Awards.
Thursday, 07/26/2012 9:31 PM
MUST GET TICKETSRed, White & Brew
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