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The Weekend Must List: One Last Splash of Summer, Trailer Park Shopping and Bugs for Dinner

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Food News: Scoop on Manhattan Drug, the Social Coming Soon to Capitol Hill

Rendering of Manhattan Drug

Laura Olson is on fire: She's opened Po Dog and Grim's on Capitol Hill, and a bar called Detention (in what used to be the second Po Dog) in the U-District in just the last two years. Read more »

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Red Tricycle Recommends: 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants for Dining Alfresco

If the sun is shining in Seattle, you must take advantage of it! Ditch the stovetop in your stuffy kitchen and head out to one of these family restaurants in Seattle that have outdoor dining options. Read more »

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Men Up to Their Elbows in Mud: Geoduck Hunting on The Perennial Plate

The folks at The Perennial Plate are on a foraging kick, similar to our Cook's Adventures: Eat from the Sea piece in the August issue. They just released a new video on their website about three natural ingredients that can be (somewhat) easily found near the ocean on the West Coast: greens, giant clam and - why wasn't this obvious before? - salt. Read more »

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Sneak Peek: Jamie Boudreau's Canon, Opening Later This Week!

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Cody Bay

Jamie Boudreau finally gets to eat his cake.

A Canadian who escaped a far more sober life as a would-be physiotherapist, he has established himself as one of the Northwest's most respected bartenders, with stints at Tini Bigs, Vessel (now defunct), his own cocktail show on the Small Screen Network, and a standing reputation as one of the world's great molecular mixologists. All this, it seems, has been leading to this moment: the imminent opening of his own bar. Read more »

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Dreams Do Come True at Bumbershoot: The Best Reader Entries from Our Platinum Pass Contest

 

We asked readers to share their favorite memories of Bumbershoots past – and their most vivid fantasies of future Bumbershoots. The most outstanding entry on our Facebook would receive a free pair of Platinum Passes to the 2011 festival.

We had a fantastic response – and the editors had great fun reading the posts, so  we had to share. Here are the “runners up”  (and the winner) from our Bumbershoot giveaway:

My favorite Bumbershoot memory was watching the sign language interpreter try to keep up with the Black Eyed Peas in 2009.  –Ally

…the year I worked a friend’s food booth. I had two friends watch my then 8-year-old daughter while I worked. Expecting her to be returned to me at a certain hour, one friend came back empty-handed and told me, "Your daughter is busking to a crowd." She had seen a handmade stuffed rabbit she wanted in the Indie Market, and—having no $$$—she decided to earn it. She told stories until she earned the $28. She was then returned to me, happy and with her new stuffed bunny, and inspired by her experience.  –Sue

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Orcas Landing Livens Up Hillman City

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Cody Bay

The glue to any good neighborhood is, of course, its neighborhood bar. Green Lake has The Latona, Phinney Ridge has The Park Pub, South Park would be lost without Loretta's, and the epicenter of Columbia City is Lottie's. Read more »

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Updated! A La Bonne Franquette, Belle Epicurean Open, Nettletown Closed

Two Frenchy-French spots open today, one of which is simply frosting on what's already a thoroughly convincing "Little Paris" in Seattle.

Surely a croissant taste-test of the luxuriously buttery ones at Inez Patisserie and the flaky ones at the newly opened second location of Belle Epicurean needs to happen. Read more »

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Fashion + Style Friday: SPUN Sample Sale, Stylish Rain Ponchos and Vancouver’s (Hip) Version of the Croc

Get on in to sweet SPUN boutique this weekend

It’s been a big week around here: Our fall shopping and style-packed September issue has hit the newsstands. In case you missed it, earlier this week, I gave readers a little behind the scenes peek at pulling the issue together –and trying to fit in over 100 local finds–here. Read more »

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The Weekend Must List: No Depression Night, Brave Horse Tavern's Pretzels and Letterpress Wayzgoose

School of Visual Concept's annual steamroller wayzgoose
A smashing good time will be had by all this Saturday at SVC's steamroller wwayzgoose

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Letterpress Wayzgoose
Saturday (8/27)
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