May 2010

Tasting Notes: Washington’s New Distilleries

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Category: Tasting Notes   Washington’s new distillers create potent potables from fruits of the vine Still CrazyWine isn’t the only elixir blessed by the grape in our state. Distilled grape liquors come in many styles, such as grape brandy, made from distilled wine, and pomace brandy, or marc, made from grape skins and seeds. Until…

Let’s Get Physical: Washington State’s Triathlons

Summer's around the corner and so is a thundering, dripping herd of local and regional triathlons.

Category: Articles   Summer’s around the corner and so is a thundering, dripping herd of Washington State triathlons. Did we miss anything? Email us with your suggestions. MAY5/8 • Mother’s Day TriathlonElma, Washington Vance Creek Park Race category: Sprint Distance (adult): 250 meter swim/ 13 mile bike/ 3 mile run Distance (children): 25 yard swim…

Cheap Eats: Columbia City’s Fish and Chips

A Fish and Chips spot with a neighborly sense of place

  Steve Allen’s Emerald City Fish & Chips is a sight for sore eyes. The brightly lit corner shop’s shiny nautical light fixtures stand out along a stretch of Rainier Avenue largely devoted to nail shops and used-car lots. The neighborhood’s diverse crowd gathers shoulder to shoulder in the small space, waiting for cooked-to-order, cornmeal-batter-dipped…

Seattle’s Great Escapes: Play Close To Home

Off the beaten path or hard by the interstate, you can have a one-stop respite without getting too c

Category: Seattlepi.com featured stories   Off the beaten path or hard by the interstate, you can have a one-stop respite without getting too complicatedNature and Nurture Suncadia ResortTravel time from Seattle: About 90 minutesIf you like to walk, run, bike, swim, fish, ride, soak or sit, Suncadia Resort—80 miles east of Seattle on the outskirts…

Great Escapes 2010: Bend

In the middle of Oregon, Bend is a town of seeming contradictions. It’s a mountain town…on the edge

Category: seattlepi.com teaser headlines   In the middle of Oregon, Bend is a town of seeming contradictions. It’s a mountain town…on the edge of a desert. It logs an average of 300 days a year of sun…in Oregon. Bend’s quirky polarity is one of the many reasons why the town is so lovable; it’s the…

Great Escapes 2010: Methow Valley

The stress of daily life falls away as you drive to the Methow Valley over the spectacular North Cas

Category: seattlepi.com teaser headlines   The stress of daily life falls away as you drive to the Methow Valley over the spectacular North Cascades Highway. Surrounded by the glacial peaks of the North Cascades, and gateway to the vastness of the Okanogan National Forest, the Pasayten Wilderness and the Sawtooth Wilderness, the Methow lures Seattleites…