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Not Your Average Lawn Sport

Rainmakers Ultimate Frisbee MLU
Members of the Rainmakers line up for the pull

If you are a middle school girl, the Seattle Rainmakers' home game in West Seattle was the place to be last weekend, seeing as the Mother’s Day crowd was made up primarily of middle school boys.  It’s not a surprising fan base for Seattle’s first Major League Ultimate (MLU) team considering the growing popularity of the sport at the youth level and the fact that many of the Rainmakers themselves coach at schools throughout the city.  Read more »

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Members of Modernist Cuisine Crew Compete At Memphis in May

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Leslie Kelly
Memphis in May barbecue
Sam Fahey-Burke (left) and Nels Peterson of the Modernist Cuisine crew

You just never know who you’ll bump into at the massive Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the 36th annual food-focused event held last weekend on a mile-long stretch of the Mississippi. This heated competition is also known as the Super Bowl of Swine and calling it EPIC would be an gross understatement. Read more »

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Wishful Squatching: Seattle mag Intern Michelle Tolfa Goes to a Bigfoot Meeting

Big Foot Sasquatch
Team Squatchin USA is constantly on the hunt for Bigfoot

It’s true: There are few things that could motivate a Seattleite to leave her cozy apartment in the U District at 5 p.m. on a Friday evening, hop onto the glorified parking lot that is I-5 at that hour and head for Puyallup.

Last weekend, however, I did just that—and I did it for Bigfoot. Read more »

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8 Noteworthy Summer Restaurant Openings

Westward July opening in Seattle
Boat right up! The future home of Westward, opening in early July

We're in a familiar spring lull. Seems this time every year there's a short stretch of anticipatory time just before several restaurants open, in time for high summer. This year there are several worth watching for, including a major Tom Douglas project and a hidden Ballard spot from Renee Erickson. Here's what you need to know. Read more »

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Mossback Monday: News on Earthquakes, SIFF and Salmon Mania

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Knute Berger
Pampered and just plain mean: Seattle is the second worst city for dog attacks on mail carriers

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