The Easter holiday, complete with the appearance of a giant bunny, is fast approaching, and public venues throughout Seattle are pulling out all the stops with spring egg hunts for sharp-eyed youngsters. For a weekend full of Easter-related fun, we’ve rounded up an array of egg hunts and other exciting events around town that shall not disappoint.
The first places to look for no-cost egg scouting excitement are your local community centers. The following hunts all take place the morning of April 19:
Chef John Howie (Sport, Seastar, John Howie Steak) has another big restaurant coming to the eastside. This time, he's teaming up with his sommelier-turned-distiller Erik Liedholm to open Beardslee Alehouse and Wildwood Spirits in Bothell's Village at Beardslee Crossing complex.
The Easter bunny arrives on Sunday, and if you’re like a lot of folks, you haven’t given a second thought about making reservations for brunch. If going out to eat on holidays is your thing, here are some suggestions:
Re-soul is a boutique staple on Ballard Ave., and has provided hip, modern shoes and the other lifestyle trappings to go with for 12 years. Saturday, April 12 marks the launch of their very own, eponymously named, Italian-made shoe line. “I began to notice that some of the products that I knew my customers would love weren’t available from the brands we were currently selling. That’s when I sensed an opportunity for us to seek out and produce our own collection of women’s shoes,” says designer Maggie Burns.
The tulips are blooming and there's talk of fresh spring vegetables, which means it must be time to start planning our farmers market visits. To help navigate you through the upcoming openings around town, we present this updated calendar of Puget Sound farmers markets on the verge (or at the beginning) of their 2014 seasons. Listed according to opening date, this guide spans Seattle, the eastside and the islands.
We were all in on the secret: Students from Bellevue's Highland Middle School arrived at Safeco Field to help participate in the filming of an anti-bullying campaign starring the Mariner Moose, completely unaware that waiting in the wings to surprise them were hip-hop star Macklemore and Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez.
Must MultitaskDraw a Masterpiece and Drink a PintThursday (4/10, 7 p.m.) — Capitol Hill Cider is taking an active approach to the neighborhood’s second-Thursday art walk with “Drink and Draw,” curated by the Gage Academy of Art, wherein patrons use free drawing supplies to sketch live models while sipping suds.
I spend a lot of time talking about local cocktails and spirits that are served in our lounges, bars and taverns, but less time discussing the eats that accompany those drinks. Which is funny because I like to eat. So, here’s a list of my favorite bar nibbles in Seattle. It’s by no means exhaustive (if there are some you think I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments), but covers those delectable edibles I’d reach for first to snack on with a cocktail.
Updated information: You know that the fantastic West Seattle Brewing Company is serving up pints after the race, and now we hear that Chopstix and Curb Jumper Street Eats will be on hand, too, for that necessary post-race sustenance.
Still have yet to register for Seattle mag's Earth Day Run along Alki Beach? Key in Gilt City Seattle to purchase a registration for $27 (that's a whopping 40 percent off the regular reg. price).
Marination Ma Kai looks a lot different inside. There's a few new touches, including soft lighting, splashes of orange and dark gray paint, counter seating that overlooks the water (best view in the house), and a surfboard hanging from the ceiling. It really looks amazing (said while typing from the bar). Co-owner Kamala Saxton says the new decor is just phase one: "We have murals and other stuff coming!"