Eat & Drink

Sea-Tac Airport

Stuck at Sea-Tac? At least there's lots of good food to choose from

It's that time of year -- you're flying out to see family or heading out for a holiday getaway, and the east coast is having a blizzard so your flight's in limbo and you're stuck at the airport. It happens all the time. The good news is that your dining options at Sea-Tac are better than ever...
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John and a salmon meatball

Taste test: John tries Ikea's new salmon meatballs

Our family had a holiday excursion to Ikea this past weekend, which might have been a little bit insane on a Sunday in December, but we got there right when the doors opened and proceeded directly to the cafe for a tasty Swedish breakfast. My son Dawson loves having the pancakes (which are really...
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Christmas tree

This weekend around the Sound: Christmas lights, music, theater, and food

It's the first weekend of December! No avoiding it now, we're really and truly in the holiday season. Have fun out there -- keep warm and and stay safe! Penn & Teller Friday, 8:00pm, The Paramount. Jim Brickman Saturday, 8:00pm, Benaroya Hall. LeAnn Rimes Saturday, 8:00pm, Emerald Queen Casino...
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Thawed turkey

The best and worst ways to safely thaw a Thanksgiving turkey

I'm posting this on the morning of the day before Thanksgiving. If you're planning on cooking a turkey and it's not thawed yet, you have to GET IT IN GEAR!!!!!! But thawing a big frozen bird is tricky business. Ideally, you have a few days to get this done, but now you don't, so you have to get...
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Turkey

15 mistakes to avoid so you don't screw up the turkey this Thanksgiving

I'm definitely not an accomplished cook. I can handle burgers or salmon on the grill, or make an epic salad, or whip up mac 'n' cheese for my son with my eyes closed. But a Thanksgiving turkey? I'll gladly eat it, and I can even handle a knife well enough to carve it if necessary, but taking full...
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John & Jeanne at SeaTac

Watch: John & Jeanne go beyond security at SeaTac Airport without a boarding pass

Maybe you saw it on the news : The Port of Seattle is trying an experimental program at SeaTac Airport that lets you pass through the TSA security checkpoint even if you're not carrying a boarding pass or planning on getting on a flight. ( Here's the story in the Seattle Times .) They want you to...
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Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac, Football, & a Festival of Trees: This weekend around the Sound

it's the weekend! Some big musical acts are in our neck of the woods, and you know the holidays are upon us when holiday markets and the Nutcracker start showing up on the calendar. Enjoy! Twenty-one Pilots at the Tacoma Dome Friday, 7:00pm Fleetwood Mac at the Tacoma Dome Saturday, 8pm. Blues...
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Thanksgiving dinner

Here's what to make for Thanksgiving dinner: Reservations!

Thanksgiving dinner: Fun to eat, kind of a pain to make, right? If you're hosting, you're coordinating a lot of things at one time, hoping the turkey's cooked enough but still moist, the stuffing's not all dried out, and the sweet potatoes haven't congealed into a sticky blob. How much easier would...
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Chocolate

Around the Sound this weekend: Chocolate, cars, and appreciation for vets

It's Veteran's Day Weekend , so in addition to everything on this list, there are a ton of vets-related things to do and see, and I put that list together here . But look what else is going on! VetsAid Sunday, 6pm. Joe Walsh and Don Henley from the Eagles, James Taylor, Ringo Starr (he used to be a...
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Coffee Cup

Caffeine Calculator lets you plan your coffee kick

As the song goes, "I love the java jive and it loves me". We all know that too much of a good thing is never a good thing, especially when it comes to caffeine. If you love your coffee but worry about your caffeine intake there's a great new tool to help you sort it all out. But The Coffee Kick...
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