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Portlandia Coming to Seattle

Fans of “Put a Bird On It!” and the adult hide-and-seek league, brace yourselves. “Portlandia: The Tour" is coming to Seattle.

In case you live under a big unfunny rock, this popular TV series, set in Portland, distills the stereotypical Northwest mindset in over-the-top comic sketches like this one about "Dumpster Divers": Read more »

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Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet, Part 4: Mushroom Pate

When we're hosting out-of-towners days before the big holiday dinner, I like to cook other things ahead of time, so that I'm not exhausted from entertaining before Thanksgiving even happens.

A day or two ahead of time, I'll throw together my favorite mushroom pate (recipe here).

I use crimini mushrooms, since otherwise, as my father-in-law likes to say, "this pate would cost $100 to make." Read more »

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Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet, Part 3: Sage Butter

One of the easiest but most delicious things you can do to your turkey: make sage butter to rub under and over the skin of the bird.

“Compound butter” sounds fancy, but in this case it is made by pulling the leaves off of the stems of the sage (we have it growing in our yard, but it's easy to find in every supermarket – except the day before Thanksgiving) and putting it into the food processor with a 3 or 4 sticks of butter and a good amount of salt and pepper (feel free to add fresh thyme, too, if you want).

That’s it. Read more »

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Waterfront Update: Ferris Wheel Approved for Pier 57

Didja know we need one of these?

Rising from the ashes of the s-l-o-w-l-y dying Viaduct, this here shiny new waterfront oddity. Good news or bad news? I leave it to you to decide. Read the story on our news partners, KING-TV's website.

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RedTri: Kid-Friendly Things to do over the Holiday Weekend

With Turkey Day just around the corner (and the busy holiday rush), we’ve got some fun ideas on how to spend time with the fam before you’re off and running. Consider: a wacky night with science, a turkey feast at the zoo, a concert with lots of hula-hooping, a fun tree lighting ceremony, a production about a boy and a wolf and a walk for a great cause. Read more »

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