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Video: Cynthia Lair's Lime Boost

(Joaquin considers gardening)
A jar of this sweetened lime concentrate is perfect for fish marinades, cabbage salad dressings, an icy drink and more. Excellent "boost" added to to the athlete's water bottle. Prinatble recipe?  Click here.

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Red Tricycle Recommends: A Drive-in Night at Auburn's Valley 6!

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We're excited to announce a new partnership with Red Tricycle, a family-friendly blog by moms who focus on the "lighter side" of parenting. Each week, we'll pick one of our favorite Red Tri pieces to share with seattlemag.com readers. First on the docket, a how-to guide to a night at the drive-in.  Read more »

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Reader Poll: Cast Your Nominations for Seattle Mag's Most Influential of 2011

2011 Most Influential winner, Ben Huh

One of my favorite features of the year is Seattle mag’s Most Influential list, an annual round-up of the people behind the big ideas, deals, projects, changes and news that make our city tick.

This morning our advisory board started the difficult task of nominating and debating the 2011 selections. Some nominees stood out from the pack. Others were hotly debated. (Of course, you’ll have to check out our November issue to see who we eventually pick). Read more »

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Attack of the Foodie Tours

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Cody Bay
Seattle Food Tours' Belltown Restaurant Tour
Seattle Food Tours founder Michael Rogers, left, leads a group on a culinary trip through Belltown.

Now that it's almost summer, spring is finally here. That means a new season of food tours that incorporate walking, eating, learning stuff, eating, more walking, and more eating. Read more »

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Farmers' Market Smoothies

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Kelly Singer
You'll never guess what's inside the Green Pear Smoothie

One of the hallmarks of summer in Seattle is the arrival of farmers' markets.   There are some wonderful fruits and vegetables coming into season this month like berries, beets, kale, and carrots.  An easy way to make the most of seasonal goods is to incorporate the produce into smoothies.    It’s a great way to try something new or use up the last few morsels before they go bad.  Either way, smoothies are an easy and delicious way to get your eight servings of fruits and vegetables a day and add some variety to your diet.

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Fashion + Style Friday: Seamless in Seattle finally hits the runway, plus the weekend’s best sale (hint: handbags!)

I feel like we have been looking forward to it forever, and as the excitement mounts, it’s somewhat a relief to say: There is less than a week to go until the big Seamless in Seattle show at the Seattle Art Museum on Wednesday, June 8. Designers are finishing off their top-secret challenge looks, models have been selected and now we just need you there to join in on the fun. Read more »

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Food Trends: Dead, Dying and Those We've Yet to Discover

Two recent food trend stories hit my radar within minutes:

First Food and Wine declared that the "Farm to ___(fill-in-the-blank)" construction had effectively jumped the shark with the phrase "farm to tumbler" to describe cocktails made with fresh, seasonal produce. A. Greed. I just wish there was an acronym for the Local.Sustainable.Organic.Seasonal contingent. S.O.L.S.? (Too bad those words don't all start with Z's, amIright?)

That story led me to read Eater NY's 10 Dead Food Trends story, and boy is that a study in Us vs Them. Read more »

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Seamless in Seattle, Can't-miss Seattle Ice Creams and 3 more Top To-do's for the Week

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Our annual Seamless in Seattle competition is jumping off the pages and onto the runway. This year, the top 12 finalists will debut their work in front of a live audience and judging panel at Seattle Art Museum. Each designer will present four looks, the last of which will be crafted two weeks prior, as part of a design challenge (à la Project Runway). Winners will be revealed at the end of the night! (Vote for the “reader’s choice” winner on our Facebook page.) 7:30 p.m. Read more »

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Mobile Food News! Night Market debuting this week in Capitol Hill

Late night eaters will be happy to know that the Capitol Hill Night Market kicks off this Saturday, June 4th, in the block between Pike and Harvard, featuring a sampling of Seattle food trucks including Pai’s, Buns on Wheels, Curry Now!, Street Treats, Fusion on the Run, and Lumpia World. Capitol Hill Night Market, Pike & Harvard, Saturdays, 9:00 p.m-3:00 a.m.

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