It all started back in March, when my husband and I, regretting our lazy lack of planning (and therefore with no sunshine-filled vacation in sight), felt desperate to get away. So we booked a long weekend with our kids on Orcas Island. Of course it wasn't sunny that weekend, but we did manage to hire a local babysitter so that we could have dinner--just us two--at Allium.
I'm not calling these “foodie” events because I don't think you need to know the difference between celery and celeriac to enjoy most of them: just an enthusiasm for great cooking and eating, and in a couple of cases, helping out the local community. There is so much gastronomic action on the horizon, just thinking about it is already putting me in a food coma.
Polynesian Patio Party at Ponti Seafood Grill Sunday, June 26, 1-4 p.m.
Must LaughEntertainment for PeopleFriday (6/24) - “Entertainment for People,” the hilarious and oh-so Pacific Northwest variety show is back, offering up bite-sized music and comedy performances from Portlanders and Seattleites including Jose Bold of AWESOME. This Friday, head to the ID, grab a drink, sit down and prepare to laugh. 8 p.m. The Theater Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave. S.
Seattle’s numerous playground spots serve as excellent places to bask in the sun, to enjoy the summer breeze, and to let your kids out of the house. Not only will your kids get the opportunity to meet and befriend other Seattle youngsters, but they will also be thanking you with yelps of laughter and hugs of joy. Here are a few suggestions from our friends at RedTri.com:
From the mixed-metaphors department here at Seattle mag comes this update on the ever-updating saga that is the future of our waterfront: City officials are celebrating this week’s signing of the final Alaskan Way Viaduct environmental impact statement, which effectively removes one more hurdle on the replacement project’s road to realization.
Know this feeling? You’re minding your own business, getting ready for work, washing that PopTart down with a delicious second cup of coffee, when suddenly Steve Inskeep pops into your kitchen (via KUOW) with this news: Coffee will kill you.
And you think, “Didn’t I just hear somewhere that coffee will make me live longer?”
REI's Julia Trippel recently shot some helmet-cam video (thanks to our friends at Contour cameras) of her commutes to and from work. Check out the videos -- and Julia's comments on them -- below...
The Joy of Commuting By Day:
(Phil finds feasible floor plan) The sharp sweet basil salad dressing poured over crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, blue cheese, yummy chickpeas and the reliable hard boiled egg make this chop salad win over anybody's taste buds. Vegetarian, gluten-free main dish salad. For printable recipe click here.
I'm pretty sure someone asked me every single day over the last week if I'm “going to the RN74 party tonight.” Yes, the Michael Mina machine has been firing on all cylinders in the week leading up to the launch of its full service, hosting private parties left and right and beginning daytime lunch service on Monday to get its feet wet before going all in with dinner tonight.
Must PlayGame SymphonyTuesday & Wednesday (6/21–6/22) - Seattle Symphony is packing two great nerd tastes into one great nerdy evening, with its Play! A Video Game Symphony, in which music from The Legend of Zelda, World of Warcraft, Halo, Super Mario Bros. and other games is set to strings and choral voices. Not nerdy enough yet? Graphics from the games will be projected above the musicians. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary.
There’s something about flying a kite that catches the attention of children and makes them beam – maybe it’s the idea of flying or just the focused feeling of holding on tight to that kite string and grounding it to the Earth with their little hands. Whatever your child loves about flying a kite, we want to help you find places in Seattle for them to experience it! Here is a little known but very scenic suggestion from our friends at Redtri.com: