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Outdoors: Bike Commuting 101

Roddy Scheer
Bicyclist along Burke-Gilman Trail in Fremont

If you've always wanted to start commuting by bicycle but aren't sure how to get started, make sure to attend the Cascade Bicycle Club's talk entited "Intro to Bike Commuting" this Wednesday evening at the Blue Building of the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) from 6:30-8 p.m. ($30 for PNA members, $35 for general public). Want to know more about what it takes to commute by bicycle? Read more »


Cliff Mass Responds to The Seattle Times Coverage of UW's Cut in In-state Admissions

An image pulled from Cliff Mass' blog post, a response to The Seattle Times story, "Why straight-A's may not get you into UW this year"

Earlier this month The Seattle Times published an eye-opening piece on the shrinking number of in-state students being admitted into the University of Washington. The article, which has garnered more than 700 comments on and 3, 500+ Facebook likes, has clearly struck a chord with locals.This weekend an unexpected voice introduced another side to the admissions story. Read more »


Updated! Tom Douglas's Cuoco, Brave Horse Tavern Are Open in SLU, Ting Momo Opens Monday

Tom Douglas

Last week, Tom Douglas announced via Twitter (@TomDouglasCo) that Cuoco, the Italian pasta house that anchors his revamped brick Terry Avenue Building, was open.

At Cuoco, longtime Tom Douglas pastaiola Martha Francis will work alongside Cuoco chef Stuart Lane (who last awed us at Cafe Juanita) to create dishes like gnocchi with nettle pesto, hazelnuts and pancetta; fresh pea risotto with pea vines and ham hock; artichoke raviolie with mascarpone and Parmesan. And that's just the pasta! Read more »

Video: A Three-Stop Flash Mob Ode to "Glee"

Flash mobbers outside of Ranch Bravo on 10th

Flash mobbers took over Seattle yesterday for a three-stop Glee performance in Seattle Center, Westlake and Capitol Hill. I "swung by" the 10th and Pike performance after getting a head's up from a friend who was performing. Here's a montage of the performances pulled from Youtube:


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Scallop Crudo from Becky Selengut's New Book, Good Fish

Becky Selengut's scallop crudo from her forthcoming book, Good Fish.

Crudo is an Italian dish of raw fish dressed with olive oil, citrus, and sea salt. The beauty of a good crudo lies in its ability to preserve the subtlety of the fish flavor and bring out its richness with good olive oil while simultaneously balancing it with acid—in this case, orange juice. The best crudos have a textural component: here I use chopped bits of pumpkin seed and crunchy crystals of Maldon sea salt (worth seeking out at a specialty market or online if you’ve never had it).

Serves 4 as an appetizer


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