I’m patriotic as the next person, so I believe (though I may hem and haw somewhat when the summons arrives) that taking part in the judicial process is a part of being a good American citizen. However, I don’t believe you should have to chew through a bad lunch because you’re in the midst of your duty -- especially because jury duty tends to involve a nice long lunch break. With that, here are a few suggestions for satisfying lunchtime treats the next time you’re summoned to a downtown Seattle court.
It's hard to know what to root for this time of year: More of this sensational summer weather, long dinners on the patio, meals at home that come together almost too easily with just a sliced ripe tomato and some cheese to start, something off of the grill for the main, and peak season fruit to finish. Or for the soothing cool mornings of autumn, sweater weather, the coziness of meandering walks through dry leaves, trips to the pumpkin patch, apple sauce and cider.
It’s been said that summer’s not over until the last bottle of rose is drained. So, the recent arrival of a special pink wine benefiting the Queen Anne Farmers Market makes sipping for a great cause even sweeter.
If you want your tailgating party to rise above the others parked on the asphalt, I suggest you up the drink ante and serve more than just beer. Adding some extra style and substance to your tailgate drinks certainly makes the day better, no matter if your team wins or loses.
They said they were opening next Tuesday.
But, in a twist (who doesn't love a twist?), Westward and Little Gull Grocery, the north Lake Union waterfront seafood-centric, boat-up spots we've been waiting all summer for, are open! Right now. For lunch and dinner. And the in-between hours (11am til 10pm, or 11pm on weekends).
Summertime, I think, is wine cocktail time. Why? Because they tend to be super refreshing, easy-to-make, flavorful, and a little lighter on their feet than some other drinks. As summer is starting to wind down, I figured that having a few good wine cocktails at the ready over these next few weeks would be a good idea—it never hurts to try and draw summer out as long as possible.
There've been some really nice developments happening down in the Rainier Valley lately. At the top of my list is the opening of Tin Umbrella, a sweet coffee shop in the under-served Hillman City neighborhood. Owner Joya Iverson spoke with the Rainier Valley Post about how she came to open the shop, and her story's quite an inspiration.
Sure, it’s Seattle, and there is always (well, almost always) a bit of a breeze coming in off the water. But still, in late August when the sun is blaring down and the humidity is high, we need some drinks that are designed to cool us down. If you’ve spent the afternoon working hard in the yard, biking or enjoying other outdoorsy summer activities, I suggest you make one of the following beverages: