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101 Things to Check Off Your Family Summer Bucket List

101 Things to Check Off Your Family Summer Bucket List 1. Fountains, wading or spray parks all over the area. 2. Try new foods and treats (or just have your favorites) Boba tea, 3. Explore new parks 4. Look out for outdoor movie screenings. Many are free or cheap. 5. Museums! Free days, or cheap/donation […]

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Seattle Mother’s Day Events 2017

Seattle Mother’s Day Events 2017 May 13-14 – Kirkland Artist Studio Tour, Studios Throughout Kirkland Website: http://kirklandartscenter.org/events/kast-2017/ May 13-14 – Mother’s Day Train Ride, Northwest Railway Museum Website: https://www.trainmuseum.org/index.php/visit-us/regular-trains May 14 –Mother’s Day Improv Comedy Show, Unexpected Productions Seattle Website: http://www.unexpectedproductions.org/show/mom May 14 – Mother’s Day Pilates & Yoga fusion Class, Athleta at Bellevue Square […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: May

Upcoming Events in Seattle: May May 4– May the 4th be with you (Star Wars Day), Everywhere Website: http://www.starwars.com/may-the-4th May 4- Free First Thursday, Various locations and times Website: http://freemuseumday.org/sea.html May 5-14- Sequim Irrigation Festival (the state’s oldest festival), Sequim Website: http://www.irrigationfestival.com/ May 6- iFest, Seattle Center Armory Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ifest-2017-seattle-tickets-32061304224 May 7- Taco Libre Truck […]

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Szechuan First Restaurant

Szechuan First Restaurant When craving Chinese cuisine my family and I head for Szechuan First Restaurant located at 18124 E Valley Highway in Kent (in the same parking lot as Harbor Freight).  We like sitting at one of the round tables near the back of the restaurant and prefer ordering family style so that each […]

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Tukwila’s Indian Curry Palace

When craving authentic Indian cuisine, my family heads for Southcenter Parkway in Tukwila, Washington where the Indian Curry Palace is nicely situated in a recently updated strip mall. Access in and out is easy and parking is free. Once you get past the front door you are gently transported into contemporary Indian culture. Light rock […]

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Seattle Easter Events 2017

Seattle Easter Events 2017 Seattle Childrens Museum – Egg Hunt, April 15th and 16th, 8:30am-10am Members: $5                    Non-Members: $8 http://thechildrensmuseum.org/spring-egg-hunts/ Des Moines Beach – Eggstravaganza, April 15th, Cost: $5 http://www.tothebeachwa.com/events.php Woodland Park Zoo – Bunny Bounce, April 15th, 9:30am-3pm, Ages: 1-8 Cost: Zoo Admission or Membership https://www.zoo.org/bunnybounce Angle Lake – Egg hunt, April 15th, 9 […]

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Des Moines Doghouse Review

Let me tell you a little bit about one of my favorite local eateries, The Des Moines Doghouse. Now, you’ll come to learn through later posts that I have many favorites, but this is definitely a contender. My husband went along with me on this little adventure. He hadn’t been to the Doghouse in quite […]

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A Few Mother’s Day Events

Have you decided how you’ll celebrate Mother’s Day? If not, we’d like to point you to a couple of events occurring during Mother’s Day weekend (May 7-8) that promise a memorable experience for your family. The Mother’s day Weekend Steam Train Ride (by Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum) is a great getaway for the […]

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March Upcoming Events 2015

March 1    Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel –  5th Avenue Theatre March 1    Polar Science Weekend  –  Pacific Science Center March 1    Seattle Golf & Travel Show  –  CenturyLink Field Event Center March 1    Bluegrass festival  –  Hyatt Regency, Bellevue WA March 1    Seussical  –  Tacoma Musical Playhouse Family Theater March 1    Cirque du Soleil  –  […]

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Farmers Markets Around Seattle

I was wondering how many Farmers Markets were around the bountiful Northwest Gold Coast area and found this great site http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/farmers_markets_list.asp?countyID=4%3BKing&weekday=Any that listed over 35 market opportunities by location and day!  I’ve only been to seven on the list.  Summertime is one of the best times to live in the region because of the amazing […]

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Seattle Restaurant Week

Twice a year the best restaurants in Seattle plan three course menus for lunch and dinner at just $15 and $28 respectively, for ten days over two weeks of time.  It is called Seattle Restaurant Week and runs Sunday through Thursday for a fortnight usually in April and again in October.  This is one of […]

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Sharps Roaster & Ale House: Why Do I Love Thee?

Here’s an article originally posted in our November 20, 2003 Northwest Gold Coast newsletter edition by Elizabeth Paulsen. Read our newest Sharp restaurant review here. Sharps Roaster & Ale House: Why Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Reasons… I love thee for thy delicious food. The Kansas City True Blue BBQ, made with […]

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Mizuki Buffet: A Restaurant Review

Sushi bar. All you can eat crab, shrimp, fish, and steak. Teppanyaki grill. Mini cheesecakes and desserts. And… a chocolate fountain. Need I say more? Mizuki is a Japanese Buffet that opened in June 2011. It’s located in the old Shane Co. Jewelry store across from Claim Jumper on the corner of Southcenter Parkway and […]

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Grazie for Lunch

Translate “grazie” to English and you get: preposition:.thanks to interjection. thanks, thank you! noun. gratitude, thankfulness, appreciation noun. gracefulness, neatness, grace, prettiness, favor, pardon, mercy, reprieve Enter the door of Grazie Ristorante Southcenter and you experience a lovely reprieve. Ideal for a small dinner party, one on one or small group business strategy lunch, father-daughter […]

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Culinary Bravery – A Restaurant Review

Once every month we use our newsletter as an excuse to get out from behind our desks and take a company trip for a local restaurant review. For the staff of CeSI, it is becoming more than just a free meal. It is a chance to push our culinary boundaries. For most of my life […]

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Saimin Says with or without Power

A recent power outage prompted our staff to seek out a restaurant (with power) for lunch. One staff member was hungry for Hawaiian. So using an iPhone we studied Yelp reviews and phoned the top rated restaurant to check if they were open and had power. We were in luck so we piled into cars […]

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Blue Vanilla Bakery

There’s a new bakery in town! On September 17, 2010 Blue Vanilla Bakery opened it’s doors in the heart of downtown Des Moines on the corner of Marine View Drive and 225th, just beneath the Butler Bar and Grill. A partnership between three generations, Blue Vanilla Bakery is truly a family affair. Mother and daughter, […]

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Wally’s Chowder House: Great Atmosphere, Awesome Seafood

If you’ve driven through Des Moines, Washington chances are you’ve passed by Wally’s Chowder House and Broiler located on the corner of 226 and Marine View Drive.  The restaurant has been a Des Moines seafood institution since 1993 when it took over the building formerly inhabited by another seafood restaurant, Moby Doug’s. Once you enter the […]

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Not Your Average Cup

It seems that there are coffee shops on just about every corner in the Seattle area.  We Northwesterns love our java, but there is one locally owned coffee shop that stands out from all the others. Mike’s Community Cup, a newer addition to the SeaTac community, is more than just your daily dose of caffeine. This […]

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Best Bites Lives Up to Its Name

If you’re like most of us and consider a whole block of fresh Parmesan an absolute splurge compared to the normal powder in the green cans, then have we got a place for you! Or if you know exactly what “fromage” means and just where to find “rennet” at your neighborbood store, then again we’ve […]

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New Pizza Spot is Great Casual Date Location

California Pizza Kitchen, located at 150 Andover Park West in Tukwila, opened in mid-February 2008. It serves up a hearty lunch and dinner menu that features a signature honey-wheat pizza dough. As you enter the double glass doors you’re surrounded by natural stone work, wood blinds, suspended lamps and sunny art deco-style decor. The half […]

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Kokiri Restaurants, Authentic Korean Dining

Lunch or dinner at Kokiri Restaurant (Elephant Restaurant), an authentic Korean restaurant located at 32703 Pacific Highway in Federal Way, is best shared with a group of friends or colleagues. Guests should expect to stay at least two hours because the meal itself is an event. While the menu is varied and extensive, the most […]

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Simply Thai Restaurant

Simply Thai III Executive Chef Nitha Moore prepares her dishes with precision. Not with the typical precision that most cooks understand – precise measurements according to a written recipe. Rather, she selects the best possible ingredients and assembles them adding only one ingredient at a time in a precise order at a precise temperature to […]

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Qdoba Mexican Grill

Is there room to fit in another chain Mexican Restaurant around here? We’ve already got Taco Bell, Taco Time, Azteca, Taco del Mar, Torero’s Mexican Restaurant, just to name a few. And if so, what could it possibly offer that all of these can’t? Qdoba Mexican Grill has recently opened up next to Acme Bowling […]

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