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Chicken farming for beginners, foraging in the San Juans, biking through farm country, river rafting cooking school, and tons more culinary getaways for people who really like to eat. Plus: Highway workers raced to finish the suicide barrier on the Aurora Bridge, but they couldn’t overcome opposition and construction delays soon enough to save one woman’s life; Capitol Hill explosion; and a day-by-day calendar for outdoor pleasures all summer long.

Seattle Summer Events Guide: Concerts

A guide to the best outdoor concerts all summer long.

Seattle Summer Events Guide: Film

A guide to the best outdoor films all summer long.

Seattle Summer Events Guide: Theater & Dance

A guide to the best outdoor theater and dance events all summer long.

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A Note from the Editor

Letters to Seattle Met

Pike Place Market memories, a grammar lesson, and raves for the buskers.

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Mayor McGinn to Media: No House Calls, Please

It’s 10pm. Do you know where Mayor McGinn is? Should you?

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Washington State’s Rising Gas Prices

A by-the-numbers look at how gas prices are affecting Washington State.

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Seattle Basketball Coach Gives Tips on Trash Ball

Gina Gildyard, Roosevelt High School’s varsity girls basketball coach, could whup you at trash ball—angling paper balls into those ubiquitous blue recycling bins at your nine-to-five. But that doesn’t mean she won’t offer you a few shooting tips so you ca

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Saving Captain America

Captain America slings his shield on the big screen this month in Captain America: The First Avenger. But if Seattle’s Ed Brubaker—who took over as the comic’s primary writer in 2005—hadn’t resuscitated the once-stale superhero, that trip to Hollywood m

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Barack Obama Awards Fort Lewis Soldier the Medal of Honor

An excerpt from the U.S. Army’s account of the actions of Leroy Arthur Petry, assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, while in Afghanistan in 2008. President Obama will award Petry the Medal of Honor on July 12

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: George R. R. Martin, Dorothy Parvaz, Drew Carey, Dennis Kucinich, Gennette Cordova, and Neko Case.

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Boeing’s Missile Tracker

The Boeing-built missile tracking device that landed in Elliott Bay in May for maintenance will be a part of the Seattle skyline 
till the end of the summer.

Dispatches from Seattlemet.com

Dispatches from Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Culture Fiend, Sauced, and Wear What When.

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Seattle City Council Candidate Crib Sheet

A handicapper’s guide to the Seattle City Council primary (August 16) and general elections (November 8).

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Seattle Start-Up PlugOut Converts Exercise into Electricity

Working out is a huge waste of energy—unless you turn your spin bike into a generator like SoDo-based company PlugOut did.

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Retail Rebooted

In April, Nordstrom equipped employees at its Seattle and Bellevue locations with iPod Touches that can scan merchandise and complete sales anywhere in the store. By July, the store will have booted up at least 5,000 “mobile checkout” devices across the c

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Lily Raskind, Fashion Designer

Lily Raskind trades in her ready-to-wear line Sunshine and Shadow for a collaboration with Urban Outfitters called Yellow Is Gold.

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Curtis Steiner’s New Ballard Shop

Curtis Steiner, owner of former Ballard shop Souvenir, returns with a new eponymous boutique.

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Pot Dispensary Braces for Legal Trouble

Medical marijuana advocate Laura Healy, who opened Shoreline’s Green Hope Patient Network with her husband Mark, braces for legal trouble.

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Northwest Food Lover Getaways

Chicken farming for beginners, foraging in the San Juans, biking through farm country, river rafting cooking school, and tons more Northwest culinary getaways for people who really like to eat.

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The Girl on the Bridge

Highway workers raced to finish the suicide barrier on the Aurora Bridge, but they couldn’t overcome opposition and construction delays soon enough to save one woman’s life.

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Capitol Hill Explosion

Been to Pike/Pine lately? The zesty corridor on Capitol Hill is home to (at least!) 35 new bars and restaurants, 17 new shops, and one 15-year-old block party that just may be the best summer blowout in the nation.

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Yoga on Paddleboards

Via the folks at the Surf Ballard shop comes the next evolution of stand-up paddleboarding, a mashup of surfing and yoga. They call it WASUP Yoga, as in Washington Stand-Up Paddleboarding Yoga.

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Trail of the Month: Snow Lake

Despite the campsites and old cabin ruins just off the trail, not to mention the throng of hikers, there remains some untamed charm at Snow Lake, one of Snoqualmie Pass’s most photogenic wilderness sites.

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Update for a Beacon Hill Craftsman Kitchen

An outdated Craftsman kitchen comes into the now without a dramatic overhaul thanks to Jason Legat of Seattle’s Model Remodel.

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Umami Kushi Serves Up Traditional-Style Yakitori Sauce

When it comes to skewered meats, Seattle yakitori chef Harold Fields (he runs Seattle-based catering company Umami Kushi) sticks to tradition.

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Washington Chardonnays Get Some Respect

No great Washington chardonnays? Don’t believe everything you hear.

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Golden Beetle’s Glorious Mediterranean Food

Ballard restaurant Golden Beetle showcases the stunning cooking of Tilth chef Maria Hines. It just may not feel like it.

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Vicci Martinez Rocks The Voice

Tacoma’s Vicci Martinez rocks The Voice and the Triple Door.

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Seattle’s Love-Hate Relationship with July

Let’s get this straight: Seattleites go a little nuts in July.

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Traditional Yakitori Sauce

Recipe by Harold Fields, of Umami Kushi

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Seattle Summer Events Guide

Movies under the stars! Concerts on the grass! Freebie family fun! A day-by-day calendar to the best outdoor concerts, films, festivals, and theater and dance events all summer long.

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52 New Restaurants, Bars, and Shops in Capitol Hill

The Pike/Pine nabe is evolving so fast that, when we set out to record all the new restaurants, bars, and shops that have opened since about 2009, we realized we’d have to list a few sight unseen—since we couldn’t travel into the future to visit the place

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Seattle Sound: Eddie Vedder

For his new solo album, Ukulele Songs, Eddie Vedder performs original work and covers, which he’ll showcase in two sold-out concerts at Benaroya Hall mid-July. Glen Hansard of the Swell Season and the Frames joins.

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Alfresco Pick: Sambar

Sharing a kitchen—but not an aesthetic—with the French restaurant Le Gourmand, the modish six-table Sambar next door serves up feisty little Parisian cocktails and a short list of just-the-thing noshes.

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Alfresco Pick: Osteria La Spiga

A lot of people adored the rustic La Spiga on Broadway, and a lot of people adore its sprawling replacement on 12th. They just aren’t the same people