It was a miserably cool, long, neverending, agonizing spring. We've all recovered; those few weeks of 80 degrees were especially appreciated by kids and sprinklers alike, not to mention those of us itching to jump into Lake Washington some time in 2011.
It's almost just a cruel and torturous thing to start enjoying these now, when the summer dresses have already been replaced by fall arrivals on the racks and we're trying to face facts that we're in the final sunny stretches of summer already. But I'm going to milk it for every last drop of Vitamin D I can get before being forced to take it in capsule form, and even then you can bet I'll be washing them down with these: Summer cocktails made with infused waters.
Snag some late summer wear at the following local sales this weekend:
Menswear retailer Road is offering up to 60 percent discounts on madras shirts, blazers and chic men’s shorts this month at both their Bellevue and downtown locales. Extra bonus: select denim and pants are buy one and get one free.
(Steve is transformed by a chef's coat)Word in nutritional research is that we all need more probiotics in our diet. Get the friendly bacteria in an awesome topping for vegetable curries, fish, chicken, rice by making this dish with high-quality whole milk yogurt. Get printable recipe here.
Must Get Arty Art Up Phinneywood Friday (8/12) - Phinneywood is shutting Greenwood/Phinney Avenue from N 67th Street to N 87th to cars for its neighborhood arts walk featuring work from local artists, live music, a farmers’ market and food ($5 happy hour menu all evening at Carmelita’s). Part of the City of Seattle’s Summer Streets program, bike, walk or bus to the festival for extra “street” cred. Free. 6 - 9 p.m. http://artupgreenwood-phinney.blogspot.com/
Today I accidentally referred to the 12th Avenue Festival as the 12th Avenue Food Festival in conversation. Same difference, if you ask me. There's so, so much good to eat on that street.This Sunday, from noon until 6pm, 12th Avenue between Madison and Pike Streets will shut down so that hungry folks like you and I can eat ourselves silly.
Looking for a little more drama in your life? Share the magic and excitement of theater with your children. Be sure to plan ahead because this season boasts a fantastic array of musicals, puppet shows, books brought to life, fables and new original works. You’ll find shorter length, nap-time friendly performances for the younger theatergoers as well as engaging and fresh productions for older kids. Here is our list of Seattle’s best, family friendly shows and entertainment venues this season:
You know, some people might take it personally. But when Ben Huh, CEO of Seattle-based ICanHasCheezburger.com popped up as the number 10 offender on GQ’s worst-dressed men of Silcon Valley list this month, he took the honor in classic good humor— and then issued the publication a challenge.
If you've picked up our August issue ("The Water Issue"), you already know that there are now multiple ways to get dragged around behind a boat. Waterskiing too tame? Get airborne (and possibily inverted!) on a wakeboard. Or just watch other people do it.
Came across this excellent history of the deep-bore tunnel dispute by David Brewster of Crosscut. If you've lost the thread of this epic, city-wide debate while freeting over the debt ceiling, this will help bring you back on track.
There's a whole lot of to-do about this Saturday's Seattle release of Dry Fly Bourbon, which is being billed as "the first-ever commercially produced bourbon in Washington State." Half of the limited-release production of 480 bottles hit the streets last week in Spokane, where Dry Fly is based. Dry Fly distiller Patrick Donovan tells me that when he showed up for work that morning at 6 a.m., there was already a line of 200 people at the door and every $65 bottle was gone within two hours.
Look out, Ballard: Phinney Ridge is giving you a run for your money! At least when it comes to new restaurants. A year ago it was all Ballard all the time (Walrus, Staple), but this summer it's all about the Ridge. I mean that literally: The Ridge Restaurant, from the owners of Prost! and Nickerson Street Saloon, will be supremely kid-friendly, from the pizza and sandwich menu to the large tables and shuffleboard table in back. The opening is set for early September, and they’ll serve both lunch and dinner.