Seattle

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...
Read More
Christmas Carolers

Around the Sound this weekend: Holiday happenings everywhere you look

Less than three weeks until Christmas and counting! Sure, you're running around shopping all weekend, but how about a break to celebrate, congregate, and just breathe? Here's some fun for you: Jeanne Ashley and the Sound Squad will be at Pier 1 in Mill Creek on Saturday from 2-4pm. Thunderbirds...
Read More
Holiday lights on a house

Here's where to find the best neighborhood Christmas displays around the Sound

I have a hard time getting like two strings of holiday lights hung on the front of my house, so I have no concept of how committed a person would have to be to do one of those over-the-top 70,000-light extravaganzas.But people do them, and they do them all around the Sound, every holiday season. In...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More

How about a family holiday visit to Downtown Seattle? Here's where to go

I know a lot of people who live on the east side or the south Sound or north of Seattle who say they never venture into Downtown Seattle. Too much traffic, too crowded, too much crime, too many homeless people, too expensive, too hard to park . . . . you know the drill. I'm a city dweller, so I...
Read More
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...
Read More
Teddy at Newcastle Beach Park

Teddy Discovers Newcastle Beach Park

While I haven't lived here very long, I learned right away that when the sun is shining, I'd better get outside to enjoy it. This past weekend was no exception. My dog Teddy and I have gotten lots of suggestions for dog-friendly restaurants/pubs, but I figured I'd save those for a rainy day...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More

Pages