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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.
Thursday, 07/07/2011 5:42 PM
(Ginger gets a bath)Impress everyone at the dinner table with these savory sweet salmon morsels. The reduced orange, honey and tamari glaze and the cool yogurt dip will help Jane regain a smile after what she's just seen. For printable recipe, click here.
Friday, 07/01/2011 11:00 PM
By: Cody Bay
Gnocchi at Cantinetta
Recently I profiled a couple of new local food tours that have popped up this season. Being that I don't get to take many vacations, I'm a pretty rabid fan of these when they're in my hometown. Most of the time I run around Seattle acting like a huge know-it-all; changing my perspective for an afternoon and treating the city I grew up in as an unfamiliar place is a remarkably refreshing way to feel like you've actually been on vacation, if only for a couple of hours.
Friday, 07/01/2011 6:10 PM
Of course, it wouldn't be the smartest move to open a restaurant on a holiday weekend, but oh-so-many are opening right after this weekend.
Friday, 07/01/2011 5:00 AM
Fourth of July is celebrated in Seattle as the day that heralds the return of summer weather to the Pacific Northwest. The temperature rises, flags wave and Miss Mary Mack’s elephants finally return from their jump over the fence.If your family’s endurance is high and you don’t mind crowds, the all-day Family Fourth festival at Gas Works Park is the big show in town, and was saved this year at the last minute by donations from local businesses and citizens.
Wednesday, 06/29/2011 4:50 PM
With stints at Canlis, Restaurant Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon at the MGM (both in Las Vegas) on his resume, pastry chef Neil Robertson is arguably Seattle's brightest pastry star. He's spent the last two years at Mistral Kitchen
Wednesday, 06/29/2011 4:02 PM
Full-glory morning sunshine this morning as I drove along the top of the Viaduct, pondering Seattle's love/hate of the thing. Sure, those views of the bay—ferries, the Olympics, the works—make going to work almost a pleasure. But also, the thing might one day kill me, one way or another.
Monday, 06/27/2011 11:48 PM
Last month, I invited the personalities featured in our story on Seattle's social learning boom (see link below) over to the office for coffee. Here's an outtake from the conversation: Find out more about how and why we're so intrigued by these personalities (and their projects) in the June 2011 issue of Seattle mag.  
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