Eat & Drink

Seattle skyline

Where to dine with a view in Seattle

We're lucky around here -- our city is full of great restaurants AND great views. I'm pretty sure there used to be an old cliche about restaurants . . . . something about "the better the view, the worse the food." That's sure not true around here, and to prove it, Eater Seattle put together a list...
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dad cooking

Countdown to Father's Day: Gifts for the Foodie Dad

If Dad's a foodie/chef/gourmet, or thinks he is, Father's Day shopping is going to be a breeze this year. When I was a kid, our family would take a long summer vacation at a cabin on a lake in northern Michigan and our dad would give my mother a break by doing all the cooking for the three or four...
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Strawberry patch

The strawberries are fresh! Where to pick 'em around the Sound

Do a blind taste test between store-bought and fresh picked berries, and it's no contest. That's why it's almost mandatory to take advantage of early summer in the Pacific Northwest and get out to a strawberry patch where you can pick your own. And right now is the time to do it. I found a great...
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Family biking

On a bike, on the water, on foot -- what to do this weekend

June is here! Let's get outside and do something fun! Bicycle Sunday A big stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle will be closed to motorized vehicles between Seward Park and Mount Baker Park Beach.. The Seattle Parks and Rec invites you and your family to bike, stroll or jog along the...
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Doughnuts

Friday is Doughnut Day! Here's where the freebies are

National Doughnut Day started during WW1 -- it's on the first Friday of June. In 1938 the Salvation Army decided to honor the women known as "Donut Lassies," who served doughnuts and coffee to the troops during World War 1. And so it continues. Not sure who’s taking care of the doughnut needs of...
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Salmon on the grill

Copper River Salmon is here -- but it's extra-pricey

The first Alaska Airlines cargo flight carrying 16,000 pounds of Copper River salmon arrived Friday morning. And they say by the end of the day another 48,000 pounds will be in Seattle. Which means that the PNW's favorite spring and early-summer tradition should be readily available -- but it's...
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Horse racing

Celebrating the Kentucky Derby in the PNW this weekend? Here's where to go

It may seem like a big fuss for a two-minute-long event, but you might as well do it up right. Are you one of those people who takes Kentucky Derby festivities seriously? I'm talking about fancy clothes and big hats and mint juleps in pewter cups . . . if that's your jam, then I've got a list for...
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Mexican food

Where to feast on Mexican food around Seattle this Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is on Saturday this year, so why don't you make plans for a fiesta at one of these hot Mexican spots? Yelp has generously compiled " Seattle's Guide to Marvelous Mexican Eats " just in time for the festivites.Most of these places aren't fancy; when you read the Yelp reviews you see...
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Couple dining outdoors

Where to eat and drink outdoors in Seattle this spring & summer

We've had a fantastic sunny streak in April. It won't last forever, but the sun will return and you need to make some plans. That's where this up-to-the-minute list from Eater Seattle comes in: Great Spots for Outdoor Dining and Drinking in Seattle, Spring 2018. They put together a list of 24...
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People drinking

Here's how much alcohol you're supposed to be drinking. (Surprise! It's less than you thought)

Uh oh. I know this is going to come as a shock to you, but we might be drinking too much alcohol. You've seen those government recommendations about alcohol consumption, right? Women are supposed to have no more than seven drinks a week, and men are supposed to limit themselves to 14 drinks each...
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