North End Metro May/June 2015

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A day at the Lake MAKING MEMORIES A Summer Fun Guide


LIVING HISTORY Women’s Legacy Project


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Making Summertime Memories Summer is the perfect time for little ones to learn a new skill, gain enrichment from activities, or just daydream and relax. We have some suggestions for making your summer memorable.


54 A Day at the Lake Whether you love to wakeboard or just float on a raft under a clear blue sky, we have plenty of tranquil summer suggestions for lake lovers.



SHOP DINE 31  Sea Salt Superstore 34  Necessities Outdoor Activities

79  Snohomish Pie Company 81  Meet the Chef  5th Street Bistro    at the Majestic Inn & Spa

13  Women's Legacy Project 14  By the Numbers 15  Lasting Image

35  Around the Sound Starbucks Roastery

84  Dining Guide 86  Mixing Tin

36  Savvy Shopper Bon Sejour Home

88  Review Amara Bistro


89  Seven Great Tastes

39  Spring Look Boho Chic 41  Trail Review  Spencer Island Loop 17  Calendar  May & June


42  Fitness  30-Day Body Blast 91  Featured Event    The Manhattan Transfer

19  In the Know  Book Reviews 19  In the Know  Who Knew


20  In the Know    Seattle Modern Home Tour

47  This Old Shed

22  In the Know     Everett Waterfront Plan

50  Featured Home     Skagit Bay Waterfront Home

92  Events 94  Out of Town 95  The Scene


21  Community  Clothes for Kids 23  Wonder Woman     Mayor Nicola Smith

6  Editor's Letter


8  Contributors 24  5 Faves  Drive-in Burger Stands 26  Spotlight Artist Violinist   David Droz

54  A Day at the Lake

10  Letters to the Editor

66  Making Summertime Memories

12  Meet a Staffer  Babette Vickers

28  Travel Sun Valley

96  Final Word

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erhaps it’s because I grew up in the Midwest that I possess a dogged predilection for discussing the weather. In late spring, especially, I miss commenting on the mercurial shifts in weather I once was accustomed to — snow showers one day, sunny and seventy degrees the next. I’ve come to love, though, the relative constancy of spring in the Puget Sound. It will either rain, or it won’t, and as we near the summer solstice, each day seems longer and lighter. Late spring, especially, offers an intensity of color that is almost unbearable in its brightness with blooming camellias, cherry trees, rhododendron, and wisteria. In her essay, “On Going Home,” Joan Didion says that when her family goes on at length about the finer points of real estate transactions, they’re really discussing what they love about where they live. She writes, “. . . we are talking in code about things we like best, the yellow fields and the cottonwoods and the rivers rising and falling and the mountain roads closing when the heavy snow comes in.” I feel that way when I remark about the rain, or lately, the lack of it. I also am talking about my love for this place when I tell a friend about a favorite new patio for enjoying happy hour, or mention my favorite streets to walk along, window shopping and sipping iced coffee. As you turn the pages of this issue, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for planning your summer fun, suggestions for where to eat, shop, and play with family and friends. After all, summer’s plentiful sunshine and warm temperatures are ideal for enjoying the best of what the Puget Sound region has to offer — food festivals, art walks, summer camps for kids, and an abundance of outdoor activities. In our feature article, “A Day at the Lake,” we celebrate the lakes of Snohomish County and the many ways to enjoy waterfronts. Pick nearly any verb and it seems you can do it here, usually without venturing more than an hour from home: hiking, biking, swimming, running, paddling, birding, camping, boating, skiing, fishing, stretching, or simply just being. Author E.B. White describes taking his son to the lake he visited often during his own childhood summers. The familiar sights and sounds of the lake prompt a flood of memories. He reflects,


“It seemed to me, as I kept remembering all this, that those times and those summers had been infinitely precious and worth saving.” In “Making Summertime Memories” we’ve gathered 20 kidapproved activities for summer fun. Like the holiday season, I think there’s something magical about summertime that conjures childhood memories. Do you feel that, too, when you are teaching a child to kick toward the sky on a swing, or enjoying ice cream cones together? We know, dear readers, that the Puget Sound is special to you, infused with your own memories of place. With each restaurant review or event recommendation, we want you to know that we are really talking in code about the things we like best about where we live, this special place we get to call home. It’s our privilege to share Snohomish County with you. Warmly, Kaity Teer

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The Everett Clinic offers extended hours for both primary and specialty care at every Clinic location throughout Snohomish County.

Tanna Edler Owner of Tanna by Design ( specializes in residential and commercial remodels and new construction design. Tanna has received three top awards from the National Interior Design Society Association and was named their 2012 and 2013 Designer of The Year. Additionally, she was voted North Sound Life 2013’s and 2014’s Best of the Northwest Interior Designer.   p. 47

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What is your background? Like lots of girls growing up in the 80s, I spent my time listening to Wham!, trying to dress like Pat Benatar, and hanging Teen Beat photos of Scott Baio in my locker. After high school, I got my first job reading live commercials for a local hunting and fishing AM radio station. After that I was HOOKED on communications. The next 15 years I spent working in radio and cable TV. I’ve had the pleasure of working with lots of local and national celebrities including one of my favorites SpongeBob SquarePants. What is your favorite part of working for a regional lifestyle magazine? Working on a lifestyle magazine encompasses all the things I love about life. Every issue is full of unexpected heroes, trying new things, helping things grow, celebrating diversity, and — last but

not least — the passionate and fun people who work here. What are some of your hobbies and interests? In my struggle to become healthy I discovered what it means to be a foodie. The words “locally sourced produce” or “farmers market this direction” make me giddy with excitement. I’ve spent hours of enjoyment making my own kombucha and exploring coffee shops from Vancouver to Portland. PDX is Disneyland for my foodie heart and a trip down is not complete until you have sipped drinking vinegar and eaten chicken wings at Pok Pok. 

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The Women’s Legacy Project of Snohomish County WRITTEN BY KAITY TEER


ueled by Louis L’Amour novels and John Wayne movies, the history of the West, as popularly imagined, has often ignored or misunderstood women’s active, creative, and influential roles. The legacies of western women reach back before the arrival of Europeans and Euro-Americans to the Puget Sound region. “The history of women in the American West is like the history of air. You could certainly write history without it. You just can’t have history without it,” wrote Virginia Scharff and Carolyn Brucken in their book, Home Lands: How Women Made the West (University of California Press, 2010). The book’s essays and archival photographs tell stories once lost to history — stories of how, for thousands of years, women have made the West a home. It’s in this same spirit that seventeen years ago Margaret Riddle worked with a team of local volunteers to establish the Snohomish County Women’s Legacy Project. The organization says its mission is to “honor our foremothers by recording and sharing their personal histories, their ability to adapt to the forces of change and their constant vigilance as stewards of the diverse cultures of our society.”

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Now, nearly two decades later, the project is an impressive online compendium of 81 stories written by more than a dozen contributors about the diverse women who made Snohomish County into the place that so many of us call home. The project began in 1998 when Ann Duecy Norman approached Riddle while conducting research for a family history project. At the time, Riddle worked as a history specialist at the Everett Public Library, though she is now retired after a more than 30-year career. While compiling old clippings from local newspapers, Norman noted the conspicuous absence of women’s stories and felt stirred to take corrective action. Norman compared notes with Riddle and the two formed a group of volunteers. They set out to research and write the little known stories of local women. Riddle said, “I think we all learned from the women whose lives we wrote about. The work they did was amazing.” Stories highlight women such as the entrepreneurial Madame Luella Boyer, who was likely the first AfricanAmerican businesswoman in Everett. She moved to the Puget Sound region with her husband in 1902. Though the marriage dissolved soon after their arrival, Luella provided for herself and her young child by establishing and expanding a hair salon and shop for ladies’ hair care products. She also worked as a housekeeper and bought properties throughout Snohomish County and King County. Another story celebrates the legacy of Jean Bedal Fish, an elder of the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe. Jean, along with help from her sister Edith, worked tirelessly to secure formal recognition for her tribe in 1975, and then served as the Tribal Chairman from 1979 to 1983. She later authored Glimpses of the Past, an attempt to preserve the rich legacy of her tribe’s oral language and history through written text. Though many of the women whose stories are included in the Snohomish County Women’s Legacy Project lived 18

and died long before Norman, Riddle, and others began their research, some of the stories are the result of first-person interviews and collective efforts to gather oral histories from women throughout the county. Some contributors even elected to write about their own family members. To promote their efforts, the Women’s Legacy Project began writing radio spots for local public radio. In 2005, local elementary students got involved in the project through a class assignment which asked them to interview a local woman and produce a 90-second radio spot. The schoolchildren read their radio pieces on-air on KSER. Many of them interviewed their own grandmothers, forging new bonds with relatives by asking questions about family history. “Focusing on women’s life stories changes the way we write and understand history,” Riddle said. “A lot of women have been overlooked, so have a lot of men. Our project places value on different sets of criteria.” Today, the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations hosts the Snohomish County Women’s Legacy Project’s website, which includes stories, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The Washington Women’s History Consortium, Greater Everett Community Foundation, City of Everett, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, and the Everett Public Library Northwest Room also support the project. The Women’s Legacy Project of Snohomish County contributes to an evolving understanding of our history by recovering women’s life stories from the local historical record. Learn more about the project at Browse the collection of stories, or get inspired to contribute stories of your own to the project. 

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In honor of the Women’s Legacy Project of Snohomish County, our selections this month are contemporary achievements by women.

June 17, 7 p.m. On Immunity: An Inoculation By Eula Biss 205 pages Gray Wolf Press, 2014

The myth of Achilles, Dracula, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and Susan Sontag’s Aids and Its Metaphors — these are among the materials from which essayist Eula Biss draws upon in her thoughtful, wellresearched interrogation of American vaccination practices. She writes movingly about her desire to protect her son, the overwhelming decisions parents make as they attempt to navigate conflicting information and a plethora of urgent health and safety concerns, and ultimately, her decision to vaccinate her son.

Men Explain Things to Me By Rebecca Solnit 171 pages Haymarket Books, 2014

From the mother of the word “mansplain” comes this collection of tightly written and effective essays. Solnit describes in essay-afteressay how women are talked over, condescended to, ignored, interrupted, and mansplained by often well meaning men who pose as experts regardless of their actual expertise. A gem of a book, Men Explain Things to Me is Solnit’s 19th book of nonfiction. Throughout her career, her essays have often woven together politics, history, landscape, feminism, and art with exceptional prose and clear, piercing insight. Her most recent book is The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness from Trinity University Press.

Rayn Roberts That is not a typo. Rayn Roberts’ poetry grapples with peace, war, and social justice with generous portions of humor and good will. Roberts has published work in Rattle, Rattapallax, The Sow’s Ear Review, and more. His most recent poetry collection is Of One and Many Worlds. The Creekside 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd. NE, Woodinville

June 18, 7 p.m. Everett Poetry Nite This poetry night is a warm, welcoming event. Bring your work and read — sign-up is at 7 p.m. — or just sit back and enjoy the work of local poets. All ages are invited to participate. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen for more information (duanekirbyjensen@ Café Zippy 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett

WHO KNEW? Monroe’s First Businesswoman Jane Berry landed in Monroe in 1869. According to the Women’s Legacy Project of Snohomish County, a petition was filed to close her saloon because she “swore in the presence of women and children” and other sins. This wild woman of the West became Monroe’s first female businessowner, operating her saloon on East Main Street.

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In 1924, Alice Kerr was one of the first women mayors elected in Washington State. She ran a last-minute campaign on stricter law enforcement and better social conduct in Edmonds. She won 163-159 and governed effectively. She decided to serve a single term and was lauded by the ladies of Edmonds with a beautiful mirror upon the completion of her final year in office.

Abolitionists get a bad rap, but the truth is they were the first organizers to stand up for women and children in abusive situations. Vernal Gay Love was one such social justice warrior and early feminist. She was a leader in the Temperance Union on behalf of prohibition, and believed in women’s suffrage, an 8-hour work day, and the abolition of child labor.

IIn 1904, Missouri Hanna bought The Edmonds Review, the local paper of record, and published it for five years. In 1907, the weekly Tribune started up as well. Hanna sold her paper in 1910 and the two papers merged into the Tribune-Review. She founded two journals dedicated to suffrage, and continued publishing and working in journalism until her death in 1926.

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our years ago, the design aficionados behind Modern Home Tours brought their first event to Seattle. Building on the success of last year’s tour, the 2015 line-up promises tour-goers the opportunity to step inside six spectacular homes, which exemplify the best of Pacific Northwest modern architecture. The self-guided tour is scheduled for Saturday, May 2. Participating homes will open their doors from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event includes the opportunity to tour the mid-century modern home of renowned Seattle architect, the late James Chiarelli. Renovated by current owners Craig McNary and Adeline Ee to honor its original design, the home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places (2012), the Washington Heritage Register (2012), and as a City of Seattle Landmark (2014). It weds classic and current elements of modern design. One of the newest homes on the tour was designed by architect Chris Pardo in the Magnolia neighborhood to maximize its views, while also giving a stunning modern twist to the neighborhood. Another new build, architects Joe Malbouef and Tiffany Bowie designed a Capitol Hill home to maximize space on a narrow, sloping lot, providing for abundant natural lighting, which helps space feel expansive and luxurious. Tour the “Backyard House,” a speculative infill development named for the project’s site — the subdivided backyard of an existing single-family house. The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath structure is as beautiful as it is economical and sustainable. At first glance, a 1920 Dutch colonial home seems to be a counterintuitive choice for modern homes tour, but its modern renovations have filled the home with light. Its rooms prove that traditional and modern architecture can be integrated in the same space. The Washington Park neighborhood’s “tree house” remodel included installing a full-height Nana window wall and ridge skylight that flood the main living area with natural light and offer a

view of Mt. Rainier from the dining table. The house integrates indoor and outdoor living spaces through a cantilevered deck and a rear terraced garden and surrounding bamboo forest. The Pacific Northwest enjoys a renowned mid-century modern history, thanks in part to the work of architects like Roland Terry, Paul Thiry and Paul Kirk. Spend a Saturday appreciating the city’s evolving legacy of architectural design, by strolling through the diverse, innovative offerings of the 2015 Seattle Modern Home tour. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 on the day of the tour, available for purchase at designated locations. Children ages 12 and under are free. 




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oy Ingram, the development director at Clothes for Kids, can distinctly remember her favorite moment at the organization. “There was a young boy — about nine years old — waiting while his younger sister was trying on shoes and he was just leaning against a wall looking around at the shop and he said, ‘This place is totally awesome.’” Ingram said. “It was a classic moment,” she laughed. Clothes for Kids, which was started in 1984 by a group of parents in the Edmonds School District, is a nonprofit organization that provides clothing for low income children in Snohomish County. Any child who qualifies for free or reduced lunches and attends school in Snohomish County or the North Shore School District can come and shop for their wardrobe from late August to March. The organization is funded completely from monetary and clothing donations from the community, including fundraisers and clothing drives. Dedicated volunteers help run the store, process and launder the donated clothes, and maintain the inventory. “Our vision is to empower students for success one wardrobe at a time,”

Ingram said. “In Snohomish County there are more than 40,000 kids on free and reduced lunch and we’ve served just 3100 this year, so there’s a big need out there.” Students or their parents who qualify for Clothes for Kids can fill out a referral form at their school, which tells them the dates the storefront is open, and no appointment is necessary. Once they come in, kids can pick out essentials such as a warm winter coat, athletic shoes, new socks and underwear, and jeans, all free of charge.“The fact that we’re available and there’s not a lot of red tape for them to jump through, I’m really proud of that,” Ingram said. Having two teenagers of her own, Ingram sees the importance in making sure students are going to school properly prepared. “If we can break down one barrier for a child and help them feel good about themselves, so that they can be more present in school and be more successful, then it’s all worth it.” It’s this philosophy that does indeed make Clothes for Kids “totally awesome.” 

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n January 21 of this year, the Port of Everett received the green light from the city to move forward with their renovation of Everett’s waterfront from the industrial area it currently is to Waterfront Place Central, a community-focused urban center. The new and improved waterfront will include fifteen open gathering spaces, more than 300 housing units, at least ten fine and casual dining restaurants, two waterfront hotels, and countless new businesses and retail centers. This change is projected to create 2000 jobs, and city officials believe it will go far in strengthening Everett’s economy. Planning for Waterfront Place Central began in 2005, but when the recession hit, those plans were shelved. In 2011, city officials revisited the rough sketches and began altering their original vision into a plan that they believe will boost Everett’s economy and give it a reputation as a hub for tourists and families to gather and spend time. And with the multiple parks, trails for biking and walking, performance spaces, shopping centers, and living spaces, it seems there will be an attraction for everyone. Terrie Battuello, the Chief of Business Development, believes this re-envisioning of the waterfront will act as a catalyst to turn Everett into a recreational destination for individuals throughout the city and in surrounding areas.“Everett is more than industry. Everett has a beautiful waterfront and we have the largest public marina on the west coast,” 22

Battuello said. She also said that the waterfront’s design will remain loyal to Everett’s history, including a Millwright District and sculptures throughout the parks that will represent different phases throughout the city’s development. There will also be a Workman’s Clock Tower for which the Port of Everett will be hosting a local artists’ competition to determine the final design of the tower. “It doesn’t feel aged,” Battuello said. A priority for the developers and designers of this project is that the waterfront will improve the industry, economic sustainability, and overall quality of life in Everett. And, most importantly, that the citizens of this community will love the waterfront and experience many of the positive effects from its creation. The waterfront design will include a Fisherman’s Harbor, which will be located at the entrance to the marina, cover more than five acres of space, and include a large park, trailheads for walkers and bikers to enjoy, a dock over the water, and a small boat course. Improving facilities for commercial fishermen is another priority for the Port of Everett, who have just finalized a thorough cleaning of the former Everett Shipyard. Construction of this new waterfront will begin in early 2016, and it is estimated to take approximately ten years before completion. This ambitious project is a huge step forward for the City of Everett, and promises to be a catalyst for many exciting changes in the future. 

Snohomish County Tribes Receive Grant Three Washington tribes, two of which are in Snohomish County have received grant funding for wildlife projects from the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife. Tribes from thirteen states received The Tribal Wildlife Grant, which has awarded $63 million in grants since its inception in 2003. The grant is for conservation projects that have a broad and lasting benefit to wildlife, and particularly native species. The projects have to benefit species that are of traditional importance to Native American culture. The Puyallup Tribe received $199,879 in grant funding for enhancing and monitoring the South Rainier Elk Herd. The grant follows a study by the Puyallup Tribe that tracked and monitored elk migration. The study concluded that the elk herd needed more room for migration and that damage done by migrating elk to farmland and other areas could be mitigated with proper drainage and other infrastructure. The tribe has already restored more than 300 acres of elk habitat in the Cowlitz valley and an elk reserve. Beaver management can be tricky — while they can slow stream flows, raise the temperature in creeks, and create great salmon habitat — they can also be nuisance creatures. The Tulalip Tribe has determined that through beaver relocation, they can establish beaver in streams that need the activity beavers provide. They received $199, 906 to fund their beaver relocation project, which will restore watersheds in Snohomish County. The third Washington tribe is the Suquamish Tribe in Kitsap County. They were awarded $200,000 for a sea cucumber pilot project. Sea cucumbers reduce the acidity of the ocean and improve its overall health. They are vitally connected to shellfish and other important harvest fish, and this grant will go toward not just restoring sea cucumbers, but an entire ecosystem. These grants marry the goals of economic development with those of environmental stewardship, benefitting all of us both economically and ecologically. 



Nicola Smith


hortly after taking office in January 2014, City of Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith volunteered to judge the annual spelling bee at Lynndale Elementary School. When Smith congratulated fifth-grade student Farrah Padilla, who earned first-place and the opportunity to compete in the national contest in Washington, D.C., Padilla could not contain her excitement. Later, Padilla’s mother contacted the mayor’s office to schedule a follow-up visit during the open office hour Smith sets aside each week to chat with citizens. Citizen engagement is a priority for Smith. She opens the doors to welcome constituents to City Hall every Wednesday afternoon. When Padilla and her mother arrived to the mayor’s office, she was surprised to find a photograph from the spelling bee on the “community wall.” Smith told her, “You’re an important person in this community.” Padilla was there because she wanted to ask the mayor for advice. Smith recalled her saying, “I think I want to be a mayor. Can you tell me how to do that?” Emboldened by the mayor’s encouragement, Padilla next expressed her interest in becoming the governor or first woman president. “We need women in government,” Smith said, reflecting on the experience. “When women step into public roles and gain a position at the table where their voice is heard, they inspire younger women by their example.” More than 130 people visited with the mayor last year during her office hours. “I’ve been engaging all sorts

of constituents who haven’t had the opportunity to be heard,” Smith said. “And the response has been overwhelming.” Smith does more than listen to them, though listening has its own value. She also actively works to prepare for her office hour appointments by researching solutions in advance and working to invite key decision makers to the conversation. Smith is no stranger to the administrative demands of leading a large, complex organization. She is pleased at how well her 25 years of administrative experience at Edmonds Community College have prepared her for the job. “I love coming to work. I didn’t know that I would love it this much,” Smith said. Even though she has lived in Lynnwood for 15 years, Smith appreciates how the position affords her fresh perspective on the city she loves as she embraces opportunities to tour local businesses, institutions, and even the inside of one of the city’s empty water towers. Looking toward the future, Smith talked about leading a ten-year strategic budgeting plan and casting vision for establishing a vibrant, sustainable city center in conjunction with light rail development, which will begin in 2018. You can hear more from Smith during her next State of the City address at the Convention Center on June 2 at 8 a.m., or you can get to know this issue’s Wonder Woman by making an appointment to stop by her office on Wednesday afternoons between 4 and 5 p.m.  May | June 2015 23




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n March 1 of this year, the Mukilteo Community Orchestra created a unique and interesting program called Local Heroes. Classical composers and soloists from the area were invited to perform for the community in a free concert. One of those performers is violinist David Droz, a Mukilteo native and music major at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. David got his start in music at the age of four, “I played my Twinkle Twinkles for years on end, squeaking out the notes.” He studied the Suzuki Method, and his love of the violin carried him through high school. “I have always thought of the violin as my partner, as part of my identity.” When he was in fourth grade, he joined the Columbia Elementary School Orchestra a year earlier than most young musicians. He performed as a soloist in high school with chamber and community orchestras, and currently performs in recitals and juried performances. In a music program, most of the work for strings is in ensembles. “Ensembles are different from solo performances. You are collaborating, being part of a wave of sound, and the give-and-take of that.” Solo performances are more exposed. “I was in theater in middle school and high school, and so I kind of get into character [when I perform solo]. I have to be in the moment.” He memorizes a piece and prepares carefully. While performing, he thinks about where he is in the piece. “If I know I am coming up on a hard section, I adjust and compensate. I also think about the character and emotion of what I want to convey to the audience.” 26

Droz is double-majoring in music and music education, and teaches in the elementary and middle school string preparatory program through CWU. He acknowledges that artists have to find ways to feed themselves, but he is passionate about keeping music in the schools. “I wouldn’t be a violinist if it hadn’t been for music in the schools.” With the current emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), music, and particularly orchestral music, tend to get lost in the shuffle. Droz is passionate about keeping music in the curriculum. “In music, we’re teaching through the subject matter, not just the subject matter itself. You learn to collaborate and cooperate. You teach yourself and learn to explore emotions and to express yourself.” Droz also sees music education as practical, as complementary to the STEM emphasis. “Music has a lot to offer in math, in history. Beethoven used the literature of his time, and expressed it through

music. Music and math are about pattern recognition — whether you’re looking at a scatter plot on a graph or notes in a score, you’re using very similar skills.” He also mentioned that the arts add value to the school day — they keep kids coming back to school, and make kids want to stay in school. To hear him play (and I must issue a disclaimer that I’ve only seen him on YouTube) David is self-possessed, playing with a kind of confidence and ability that bodes well for his future. One of his favorite composers, Beethoven, comes to life under his capable fingers. Droz hopes to have a career that allows him to make a living wage, and to teach. “I have to be able to feed myself to be a good teacher. Whether I’m playing in an orchestra, a chamber group, or as a soloist, I have to be able to take care of myself. Then I can be a great teacher.” We hope, for the sake of the future of classical music in our area, that’s precisely what happens. 


Sun Valley

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ake a ten-hour drive southeast — or a twohour flight — and you’ll find yourself at the famed ski destination, Sun Valley, Idaho. Often thought of as a snowy playground for the elite, Sun Valley is actually a welcome vacation area that caters to many types of budgets and activities. In fact, with its spectacular scenery, abundant trails, appealing shops, excellent food and close proximity to the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, it’s a hub for spring, summer, and fall outdoor activities as well. This spring, add it as a possibility to your travel list. What to Do In the Wood River Valley, the problem won’t be figuring out what to do, it will more likely entail how to fit in everything you want to do. Expanding your adventures outside Sun Valley and Ketchum will only cause your list to grow. The beautiful thing is that it’s the type of place many visitors return to time and again — each vacation a new chance to catch up on missed desires. Newbies are encouraged to try some of the classics. In the winter, Bald Mountain — called Baldy by locals — is a skier’s haven. When the snow is gone, it’s an incredible hiking and mountain biking spot. For those who wish to take the easiest route, a gondola is available for sightseeing in the summer. Another timeless activity during snow-free weather is biking. There are 30 miles of paved, car-free paths to meander on thanks to the Wood River Trails. You can pedal all the way to the younger town of Hailey, or bike to closer shops and dining. The paved system will lead you to mountain biking trails for a more thrilling ride. Cars aren’t a necessity to get around, which keeps you in touch with the stunning natural surroundings. Two legs will be as important as two wheels in the area. Hiking is prolific, with trailheads located in any and every direction. Discover the region through awe-inspiring walks. The friendly residents are always willing to point you in the right direction, but you can also invest in one of the guides, books, or trail maps of the area.


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For daytrips — or a quick overnight­ — venture north for hiking, camping and water sports at popular Redfish Lake or the lesser-known Pettit Lake. You can also find horseback riding if you’re looking to indulge your inner cowboy. Like many mountain towns, action is the heart and soul of the community. Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey are full of residents who love to connect with nature on a daily basis. Visitors will discover their own way to interact with the raw beauty of the area, whether it’s running, fishing, camping, photography, kayaking, paddle boarding, or one of the classic activities like biking, skiing, and Nordic skiing. Where to Dine Kick start your morning with a cup of fair trade coffee, some town gossip, and an inspired menu at Java Coffee and Cafe. Locals flock to this regular haunt, with locations available in both Ketchum and Hailey. Your trip isn’t complete without indulging in their epic house specialty mocha — the Bowl of Soul. Of course, you can always have breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack at Sun Valley’s famed Konditorei Restaurant. The Austrian-themed

establishment serves up excellent pastries and hearty meals. The options in the Wood River Valley are extensive. However, classics include the rustic Pioneer Saloon or sophisticated Globus. For the ultimate affordable and delicious Mexican eats, try La Cabanita — although be ready for loyalists to guide you to the equally excellent Despo’s. Where to Stay Sun Valley is unlike many vacation spots — you won’t be staying at the typical motel or hotel. Options are more geared toward a homey sojourn. While you can stay at the renowned Sun Valley Lodge (which is currently under renovation through approximately June 2015) or the lovely Sun Valley Inn, many people stay in cottages, condos, townhouses, or other rentals. Some good resources for your lodging are and Scheduling around the winter season will yield more bargains. Where to Shop Ketchum, Sun Valley, and Hailey are all hubs for shoppers. Ketchum’s sleek streets contain wonderful gems like Huck & Paddle, Iconoclast Books and

Cafe, and Backwoods Mountain Sports. Down the road next to the Sun Valley Lodge is an outdoor shopping area with a more exclusive vibe. The grounds by the lodge are beautiful, and you can entertain the kids with a visit to The Toy Store. They give out free bread to feed the ducks and swans. Hailey has an infusion of ski and snowboard-hungry twenty-somethings. The shopping reflects the population with more artsy, eclectic store choices. Try crafter favorites that include the Sun Valley Fabric Granary or The Bead Shop. The Sun Valley area is a worthy travel option. It reflects a deep love for the outdoors in a sun-filled, refreshing and dashing mountain-town setting. 

An Iconic Activity When you’re in Sun Valley, make sure to visit the historic Sun Valley Lodge. Find the walls filled with photos of notorious regulars throughout its almost 80-year existence. The lodge hosts ice skating, biking, fine dining, and more.

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Sea Salt Superstore Purveyors of Exotic Salts WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY SHANNON BLACK


cott Mackie, owner of the Sea Salt Superstore in Everett, walked in all smiles and holding a plate full of steaks. He slapped them onto a Himalayan salt slab warming atop a shiny silver grill. “Dad wait! She’s not ready,” said Nick Mackie, Scott’s son and the manager of Sea Salt Superstore’s newly opened retail store, which is located on Airport Road beside the wholesale salt production and shipping facilities. No time to lose, I whipped out my camera and started snapping away at the steaks sizzling on the marbled salt slab. “Hi, I’m Scott,” he said with another grin, then turned to his son, “I didn’t want the meat to sit out.” While the meat cooked, filling the store with heavenly aromas, Scott began to tell me about the origins of his salt company. A promising start, if I do say so myself. Eight years ago, Scott owned Funtasia Family Fun Park in Edmonds, a family fun center featuring games and mini-golf. When his son Sean returned home from his travels with the U.S. Navy bringing with him gourmet sea salts, one taste of the savory, mineral rich seasoning launched Scott on a new trajectory. The salts Sean shared with his family would cause any foodie to swoon, and Scott did just that. He began looking into what it would take to start his own natural sea salt business. continued on page 33

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“At the time, only five percent of households were using natural sea salts,” Scott said. “It was very romantic to think about traveling the world and bringing in these high end products. Plus, I thought I could make money at it.” Scott started a wholesale company, which grew to become one of the largest specialty food businesses in the world. One of the Sea Salt Superstore’s leading brands, Caravel Gourmet, is now sold nationwide and internationally. He opened a retail store in Lynnwood five years ago, but quickly outgrew it. He relocated the retail store, which reopened in January 2015 and now shares a building with the wholesale business. The retail store gives Scott the opportunity to try out products and hear what customers like firsthand. Sea Salt Superstore receives 150 different types of salts by the container load from twelve different countries, including France, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Portugal. The salts are completely all natural with no chemicals added. “Processed salt removes all the important stuff,” Scott said. All-natural sea salt not only tastes better, but it is also healthier for you because it keeps the beneficial minerals intact. Sea Salt Superstore’s salt infusions also use all-natural ingredients and add dynamic flavor to foods. Chef beware, though, if you’ve never cooked with natural sea salt, it packs a two to three times more powerful punch than an average, processed table salt. With more than fifty salt infusions to try at the store, you may need a little help deciding what to sample. The Smoked Bacon Chipotle Sea Salt is a big time customer favorite and sells three-to-one over any other infusion. Scott loves the Spicy Garlic Pepper and Asian Ginger. Nick recommends the Ghost Pepper, and my personal favorite of the day was the Hawaiian Bamboo Jade Sea Salt. The retail store is meant to be experienced, from the soft glow of the Himalayan salt walls to the warm, orange lights of the Himalayan salt lamps arranged throughout to purify the air. On hand for tasting, are highend infused balsamic vinegars and olive


oils to enjoy with French bread and cherry tomatoes. More than just products to delight your taste buds, try the free hand scrub demo station. You’ll discover Dead Sea Salt scrubs and lotions, which will leave your hands and arms silky soft. At the close of my visit, I finally got to try the grilled steak. With each bite, the perfectly seasoned meat melted in my mouth, prompting me to ask, “How much for the Himalayan cooking blocks?” Oh, just $20-$45 for a slab made of mineral-rich, unpolluted salt that is between 200 and 500 million years old? No biggie. Father’s Day gift, here I come. And maybe one for me as well. Look for Sea Salt Superstore products at specialty food stores and major grocery stores, and of course, online and at the retail store in Everett.  11604 Airport Road, Everett Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 12–5 p.m



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Starbucks Opens Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room WRITTEN BY KAITY TEER


ocated just nine blocks away from its original Pike Place store, Starbucks has opened the Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room at the base of Capitol Hill. The colossal 15,000-square-foot facility has transformed the old Packard dealership, built in 1920 as part of the historic “Auto Row” into an impressive tribute to small-batch coffee roasting. From nearly every vantage point, visitors can view the artistry of the Starbucks Reserve coffee bean roasting process, including from a one-way mirror above restroom sinks. All of Starbucks’ small-batch roasts will be produced in the facility. In addition to the immersive roastery experience, it includes a café, tasting room, coffee library, several coffee bars, and a shop area. Visitors can select from among six brewing methods when purchasing their handcrafted beverages — Pour Over, Chemex, French press, Siphon, Espresso and Clover-brewed coffee. “We have designed a space that will heighten all the senses. This is a real-life Willy Wonka experience with coffee as the heart and soul, where customers will see coffee being moved through the roasting process right before their eyes,” said Liz Muller, vice president of Concept Design for Starbucks, in a press release. “We have opened up the world of sourcing, roasting and brewing so that our customers at any one point are only feet away from the theater and artistry in a sophisticated yet relaxed environment. Each visit will bring new discoveries

while setting the standard for what customers can expect for the future of retail.” Décor features include a “clacker” board that displays information about the beans that are in process and a Coffee Passion Projection Wall made of smart glass displaying images of coffee at origin on the company’s own farm in Costa Rica. Starbucks reports that 95 percent of the materials used in the Roastery were made in America, and efforts were made to reclaim much of the building’s original charm, such as the decorative ceiling and original flooring. Tom Douglas fans will be pleased by a partnership that has him at the helm of the food menu for the café, which includes pastries, salads, and sandwiches from Dahlia. There is also a Serious Pie restaurant located within the building. Other Seattlesourced goodies are available for purchase in the shop space, including Glassbabies. Starbucks says that it will open at least 100 locations to highlight their small-batch, rare coffees in the next five years. Locations in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C., will be among the first. In the meantime, the company’s hometown of Seattle is proud to host its innovative roastery and tasting room.  1124 Pike St., Seattle 206.624.0173

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THE SHOP  Step into the welcoming interior of Bon Séjour

KEY PEOPLE  The store’s French-inspired theme has its ori-

Home in Bothell’s Country Village, and you will feel right at home. Stylish comfort suffuses the shop, from the color of the walls, a refreshing robin’s egg blue, to the artful arrangement of decorative tables and shelves, which sport a cheerful assortment of home décor and gifts. Bon Séjour Home fits cozily among the village’s shops, located in a quaintly shingled building beside a charming courtyard that might just as well have a rooster strutting across it as a shopper searching for the perfect gift.

gins in Borror’s honeymoon to New Orleans more than fifteen years ago. It was there, while touring the historic antebellum mansions along the River Road with his wife, that he first heard the old-world French phrase that would become the name of his future business. At first he envisioned it as the moniker of a Creole restaurant he could open, putting to work his expertise as a catering chef, but his interests in home design eventually won out. “I have always had an obsession with houses,” Borror said. “I am not sure where that came from, but I do know that I have always been able to see the potential in a room or home.” From that passion Bon Séjour Home was born. Its first iteration was in downtown Lake Chelan, where Borror ran the store for three years until he moved with his family to Kenmore. He knew immediately that Country Village would be a great place to reopen, sensing an affinity with the Village’s eclectic stores and restaurants that cater to locals looking for one-of-a-kind, personal, shopping destinations.

ATMOSPHERE  Bon Séjour Home’s style is a delightful blend of comfortable hospitality and playful stylishness. This feeling of visiting a beautifully appointed home is reflected in the store’s name, which when translated from French, means “a pleasant stay.” It’s a sentiment that is almost certainly guaranteed by owner Darren Borror’s thoughtfully-curated selection of home goods and personal accessories that give his store a certain je ne sais quoi.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND  On the walls, hang prints by local artists of sunny flowers and comfy domestic scenes. A display of the shop’s best-selling Papaya Art collection of colorful handbags, wall art, magnets, luggage tags, and other accessories explodes off the shelves in a burst of color, sporting the vibrant artwork of Portland artist Anahata Katkin. Nearby, a miniature forest of elegant copper trees decorates a sideboard, the branches sporting one-of-a-kind jewelry. A table set with china by PiP Studio seems poised for an intimate tea party, while another holds whimsically etched glasses made from repurposed wine bottles, ready for a more raucous affair. Bon Séjour’s offerings are surprisingly easy on the pocketbook. “I firmly believe that the items we sell don’t have to be expensive to look and feel expensive,” said Borror, whose keen eye for design and value has created a collection that is as appealing as it is affordable.

OWNER’S FAVORITE  When asked about his favorite item among the bounty of options, Borror is understandably hesitant. “I really have a connection or fondness for the things we carry,” he said, but his first choice is the store’s collection of Tokyo-Milk perfumes, lotions, and soaps. “They are simply awesome products and they are so beautifully packaged.” The vintage-inspired bottles, tubes, and boxes feature blossoming flowers and butterflies and fragrance names like Let Them Eat Cake and French Kiss. Borror’s enthusiasm for the store and its plentiful offerings is obvious, and, like any good host, he gains the most satisfaction from ensuring his guests find just what they’re looking for. Come in, get inspired, and discover the perfect gift — the possibilities make for a pleasant stay indeed. 

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pring is here and it came early this year! With early temperatures hovering around the low 60s, I found myself ditching my jacket (despite the freezing mornings) in anticipation of the warm, glowing weather to come. Dreaming of the perfect spring ahead, I couldn’t help but get inspired about the Pacific Northwest’s influence on current fashion trends. Boho Chic has been making a strong comeback this last year and I think we have a lot to do with it. Its brings a “downto-earth” sense of comfort that comes along with the style and is practical for adventuring around town. It is also a style inspired by nature, bringing florals and earthy tones together in a fresh and lively balance, and we’ve made it easy to get the look! continued on next page

Beauty Q&A Is it always necessary to use primer under my foundation? I feel like it’s just another ploy to get me to spend money! – Vincy C., Bellevue, WA Primer is not necessary, but from a makeup artist’s standpoint I highly recommend it. Most primers smooth out visible pores and fine lines, correct areas with discoloration, and keep the foundation “sticking” to the skin better, ensuring it to last all day. Others also can prep your skin with SPF, have skin brightening properties, and come with other skin-care benefits too. In my book, it’s hard to go wrong using a primer beforehand. That said, if you are satisfied with the result you get without a primer, there’s no sense in buying it just to add a new product to your bag. My only “rule” when it comes to makeup is do what works best for you!

How do I keep my lips moisturized in the winter? I’ve tried many chap-stick brands and haven’t had any luck! Even drinking lots of water hasn’t seemed to help. – Lisa S., Bellingham, WA Great question! Many chap-sticks are created to solve multiple problems (dry lips and cold sores being two of them), but instead of solving one problem great they solve a few problems only a little bit. If dry lips are your qualm, avoid chapsticks that use salicylic acid as an ingredient; this is there to dry out cold sores by exfoliating your lips, but unfortunately after your lips feel the immediate relief of adding moisture it will dry them out too, causing you to want to apply more and starting a vicious cycle. Rather, chose a lip protectant such as Natural Ice or Soft Lips which are simply made to protect your lips and do it well. Vaseline is another great moisturizing option and is often good for sensitive skin because it is fragrance free and has no preservatives or additives.

THERE ARE 4 EASY STEPS TO ACHIEVING A PERFECT BOHO CHIC STYLE: First, it’s all about the comfort and flow. Whether it is a long maxi skirt or a sheer flowing shirt, creating draping lines is a key look. Not only that, but that flow adds to the comfort of the look. ■■ Finding an earthy pattern brings a great element to any Boho look. Soft florals, Aztec-inspired geometric shapes — or even stripes — will bring the texture needed to make this earthy look pop and stand out from the crowd. ■■ Stay grounded with flat or low-heeled chunky boots. Ankle boots are comfortable, practical, and add the perfect contrast to the flowing look of your outfit. ■■ Accent your style with the right accessories. Bold rock stone rings, feather earrings, and a floppy felt hat are easy and affordable to come by staples that will truly transform and complete the entire look! ■■

PERFECT THE LOOK WITH BOHO HAIR AND MAKEUP Create the perfect Boho waves by wrapping your hair around the barrel of your curling iron (avoid using the clip), hold for a few seconds and release. Once it is all curled, comb through it and shake it up with your fingers, adding texture, volume, and breaking up the curls a bit. ■■ Use earthy browns, rusts, and rose-golds for eye shadow and blush to tie your style together in a cohesive head-to-toe way. Use a pencil brush to smudge the eyeliner underneath the eye to add a softer smoky effect that will perfectly complement the messy but pulled-together look that is Boho Chic. Add a strong, neutral lip and you’ll be polished and ready to go!  ■■


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Length  6.6 miles round-trip Elevation gain  15 feet Trail Condition  Gravel, dry Directions  From I-5 take Marine View Drive, exit 195. L on Marine View Dr. In 1.3 miles, come to the intersection with the 529 bridge to Marysville. Get in left hand lane, take left at light and cross 529 bridge. Take first right after bridge, follow signs to Langus Park, then turn onto Ross Ave. Follow Ross through Dagmar’s Marina and in 1.2 miles, take a right. Go 1 mile, and park in the gravel lot by the crew house.


ith one of the worst trailheads in trail history, Spencer Island is almost daring you not to enter. A confluence of an overpass, the Everett sewage treatment plant, and the railroad yards give the hiker a rough and stinky half-mile start. Depending on the direction of the wind, the stink might follow you a bit, and the sound of the highway persists for the first mile or so as well. Our only advice for this rough-going is good advice in life: just keep going. It gets better. Once the dregs of civilization are safely behind you, you’ll begin to hear and see songbirds, and the trail will begin to look like nature again. The trail is flat, well-maintained, and gravel. No soupy, swampy spot here. It’s also more of a preserve than a hiking trail, and, as long as you’re sticking to the south loop, suitable for children and the elderly. The trail snakes around the north end of the slough. Have your binoculars at the ready — wild life will begin to appear, particularly those birds you’ve been hearing. After a few miles, you’ll reach Jackknife Bridge, which is on the register of historic places. Originally built in 1914 and moved to

the slough in 1950, it’s a great landmark. Another great landmark to spot is the old barn, which only has its roof showing. After the bridge, take a right to continue on the loop trail. The left trail will take you to land that is managed by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, and is used for hunting. Hunting dogs and guns (within season) are common there, though the best chance of seeing the widest variety of wildlife is also to the north. If you proceed up there, stick to the trails and be very careful. To the friendlier south, the trail offers a more peaceful experience. Cross the long bridge and head back around the loop. Keep an eye out for hawks, eagles, and even osprey. The loop deposits you to the top of Steamboat Slough, where river otter are common. Unfortunately, this trail ends as it begins, past the sewage lagoons. But it’s worth the stinky bookends to enjoy the amazing wildlife this trail has to offer. Because the path is gravel, this trail is great in rain as well as sunshine, and dawn and dusk are almost always the best bets for seeing wildlife. 

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hen I received a call from a prospective client desiring to convert a storage room into an entertainment room, I was elated. I love a challenging renovation project. I drove the long curving driveway to the 1904 farm house nestled in the middle of a beautiful orchard. The stone for the house had been locally quarried in 1904, and the house was built into a hillside. The storage room that I revamped was a 25 by 45-foot shed with one small window, one small door, and filled with junk and critters. Fifty feet from the house, this outbuilding is the perfect place to create a space to entertain friends, have sleepovers, watch movies, play games, have snacks, make music, and exercise. My clients wanted to maintain the integrity of the original foundation and have it look as if it were an extension of their home — all on a conservative budget. They have four children: a sixteen-year-old son, thirteen-year-old twin girls, and an eleven-year-old … continued on the next page




daughter. They didn’t have much room for all those teenagers in their main house. So the project began. Our interior concept needed to include durable products, performance fabrics, and space for multiple activities. To be in keeping with their farm-house, we had a few exterior updates planned as well. Our next phase included an interior floor plan design; making room for video games, a kitchenette and dining table, TV room, overnight guest area, and exercise corner. Additionally, we planned to add windows in the shed and create custom barn doors in the stable that looked like the original. We also planned for a new entry with French doors and a pergola (just like the one on the back deck of their home). All updates were in keeping with the historical feel of the house. We selected vinyl plank with a handsome wood grain appeal for our durable flooring. It requires minimal care with a commercial guarantee. Next, we shopped locally for economical furnishings and customized a theatre sitting piece and sofa sleeper with performance fabrics for a fraction of designer prices. The kitchenette is a combination of premade cabinets and fabricated quartz countertops, which includes a multipurpose island that takes in the territorial view out the newly placed window. The entertainment area is ideal for watching movies, playing video games, being mesmerized by the cozy fireplace, or napping on the velvety textured



u-shaped sectional. Opposite the kitchenette is their expandable dining table, carefully placed in front of the second picture window. Family and friends can be found here eating pizza during a football game, playing cards, or working on a puzzle for weeks at a time. And when you think that is more than any open floor plan could offer; not just yet. To the right of the entrance sits a sofa sleeper and doubles as the perfect retreat for overnight guests. Conveniently, this same corner is the home gym, complete with barbells, weight bench and treadmill. The room continues with a ping pong table and finishes with an arcade. After a huge investment of sweat equity, fast forward again to completion day. We achieved our design goals and SO much more! I admit, I do receive many kind notes and comments after my projects are revealed, however I rarely hear that my designs are life-changing. My client family has told


me that this project plan has changed their lives. The adults have their living room back in their main house and the children have the space they have always wanted. Additionally, this remodel blended so perfectly with their landscape and lifestyle. Guests often think this repurposed space had been there for years. We managed to create all of this under budget. My home-owners were extremely hands-on; picking up most of the materials to save on delivery fees, working late into the evenings on the build, and even assisting with dĂŠcor selection. This was a team effort. More importantly, it has actually brought the family closer together; more events are being planned at home, the kids are around more often, and the parents can simply smile with a sigh of relief as they sip their wine in their tranquil abode. Their only worry: the kids might not ever come in for bed.â€‰ď ´

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his stunning Skagit Bay waterfront home was once a comfortable weekend cabin, which offered a retreat from Seattle city life. But as its owners approached retirement, they turned to principal architect Dan Nelson and project architect Matt Radach of Designs Northwest to transform the cabin, with its low ceilings and multiple additions, into a primary residence that invites abundant natural light and maximizes the property’s incredible location. Built atop the original foundation, the result is a classic beachfront home with modern, lowmaintenance materials. Located on the north end of Camano Island, the home’s main living


spaces offer expansive northern views of the bay, especially the first level’s great room, which comprises the kitchen, dining room and living room. The kitchen’s warm wood tones and stone textures create an earthy dimension to the great room. The master suite on the second level enjoys waterside vistas, too. The loft-inspired family room, also on the second level, opens to the back deck through French sliding doors. Adjacent to the front entryway, a curved wall of Core-Ten steel and ample windows houses the stairs while flooding both levels with warm, southern light. Throughout, the home is bright, lofty, and a masterly blend of classic and contemporary style. 

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Bringing vibrant color to the home’s exterior, the arched wall made of CoreTen steel is as eye-catching as it is lowmaintenance. Its rich patina will never need to be treated or painted.


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Situated just twenty-five feet from the bulkhead, the waterside deck has easy access from the secondfloor family room through French sliding doors that part to create a generous six-foot opening. The deck’s steel railings offer a contemporary finish.

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DISCOVERING THE NORTH END’S WATER WONDERLAND Written by Alyssa Wolfe Photographed by Kristoffer Arestol


Our Lakes


There are almost 8000 lakes in the state of Washington. According to the Washington State Department of Ecology, most of them were formed from glacial, river, and stream action. Residents of the Pacific Northwest often talk about Lake Chelan, Green Lake, Lake Washington, Lake Union, and Moses Lake. All of them are a hub of activity, from boating and kayaking to swimming and fishing. But what about our county? Did you know that Snohomish County currently hosts about 89 listed lakes? It makes our area a water wonderland. Each features memorable ways to spend a day or weekend — and with summer approaching, it’s a good time to find out how you can spend some time in or on the water.

SILVER LAKE Open to fishing year round, Silver Lake is stocked with rainbow trout, rock bass, and yellow perch. May and June are good months to catch all three species, with the stocks dropping as autumn approaches. Silver Lake is also great for swimming. The swimming areas open mid-June and are staffed with lifeguards from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. daily. The beach is soft sand and very welcoming for a picnic blanket.

STATS  99.3 acres LOCATION  11405 W. Silver Lake Road, Everett FISHING  Rainbow trout, rock bass, kokanee, largemouth bass, yellow perch Public Access: No developed boat launch; public beach

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Lake Living: LAKE SERENE

Imagine waking up each morning to brew your coffee, gazing out the window as the rising sun begins to sparkle across the water. Residents on Lynnwood’s Lake Serene are able to experience that as often as they’d like — as long as it’s sunny. Research has shown the benefits of living near water. It adds to our overall well-being, and there is a lake culture that brings a community together. On a warm evening, row boats, canoes, inflatable rafts, and pedal boats can be seen making their way around the lily pads. Barbecues are fired up — neighbors are enjoying a cool drink on the dock. There’s a laid-back vibe to lakeside living that is inviting and peaceful. Lake Serene is one of the county’s hidden gems. Some remember it because of the pony farm. Others fell in love when they found their new home, nestled by the lake, a neighborhood worthy of water lovers.

STATS  43.5 Acres LOCATION  Shelby Road in Lynnwood FISHING  4th Saturday in April through October 31st

PUBLIC ACCESS  Boat launch on west end of the lake

Our Lakes


A Special Occasion: FLOWING LAKE Flowing Lake is a destination. Yearround activities make it a hotspot for many activities — but summer is when you’ll see people in droves. The original spot of Leckie’s Resort, Flowing Lake was purchased by the county in 1968. Now, it’s a place for those who want to swim, camp, fish, boat, water ski, and get married. The famed Green Gates at Flowing Lake make it an ideal and popular choice for an outdoor wedding. Reserve one of the charming cabins for a post-event, newlywed rustic haven.

Flowing Lake is spectacular, and photographers will capture flawless shots at the weddings booked here. This summer, wedding or not, make sure to add Flowing Lake in Snohomish to your list of things to do.

STATS  130.6 Acres LOCATION  Snohomish CAMPSITES  30+ FISHING  Year-round PUBLIC ACCESS  Leckie’s Beach, 17900 48th Southeast

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Weddings, Honeymoons, and Getaways The Lookout Lodge: Snohomish This private getaway was built in the 1800s, and combines vintage charm and modern comfort in a unique, rustic setting. Owners Jamie and Creighkett (pronounced Cricket) are warm, welcoming, and ready to accommodate your needs for either a romantic, quiet weekend or a major blowout wedding. If you’re choosing the latter, they are experienced in wedding preparations, and can provide a list of preferred caterers and services to make your day run smoothly. MINIMUM STAY  2 nights PETS Considered WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE Yes

Bosworth Bungalow: Granite Falls Located on lovely Lake Bosworth, this lake retreat is owned and operated by the women from the Lookout Lodge. This two-bedroom bungalow sleeps six. As great in the snows of winter as it is in the sunny summer, it’s the perfect weekend summer retreat. Fishing, swimming, and hiking are all favorite activities here. The views of Mount Pilchuck are incredible from this sweet bungalow. For those who like to get away from it all and still stay connected, it has internet service. MINIMUM STAY  2 nights WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE Yes PETS Considered

Lake Crabapple Cottage: Snohomish This rustic-yet-elegant cottage on pretty Lake Crabapple is a great place to gather with family or friends for a special occasion or just a weekend. The cabin sleeps four people (more if you squeeze in). Amenities include a jetted hot tub, a propane barbecue, high-def television, canoe with paddles, and more. MINIMUM STAY  2 nights PETS Considered WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE Yes

Wallace Falls Lodge: Gold Bar This sizable and secluded venue is perfect for large weddings or family getaways any time of year. The lodge can comfortably accommodate 28 people. It’s set on more than twenty acres with views of the Cascades. Nearby attractions Wallace Falls and Wallace Lake are within hiking distance. Wallace Lake is a great fishing and hiking destination suitable for all ages. Rock climbing and mountain biking are also available. Wifi is available as well. wallacefallslodge. com MINIMUM STAY  2 nights PETS Considered WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE  Call to check

Our Lakes


Picnic, Play and a Wetland Boardwalk: MARTHA LAKE

These days it’s easy to make a day out of the Mill Creek area. With the town center and its excellent shopping and dining, it’s become an appealing place to go. If you are headed there, think about stopping for a little lake adventure before or after. Martha Lake has a wonderful wetland boardwalk. It’s perfect for exploring the local ecosystem, and searching for birds and other wildlife. There is also a playground, picnic area, and the opportunity to swim. You can reserve picnic shelters in advance, so if you’d like to have a small celebration, it’s easy to do. Martha Lake is an accessible neighborhood lake with plenty to do.

STATS  57 Acres LOCATION  Lynnwood OPEN  Year-round PUBLIC ACCESS  16300 East Shore Drive

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The Fishing Holes:

Alleged Bigfoot Sightings


Marysville offers a way to introduce youngsters to the art of fishing. The Gissberg Twin Lakes reserves the north lake for budding fishing enthusiasts who are ages 14 and under, and the south lake to those 15 and up. Each spring, the lakes are stocked by the county and two local fishing clubs. The lakes are spring fed, and with sandy shores, they are also a nice spot to picnic and relax. The lakes also have model boat races, swim area, and a walking track.

STATS  25.3 Acres LOCATION  Marysville FISHING  Year-round PUBLIC ACCESS  16324 Twin Lake

Though we don’t have one of those legendary lake monsters like Loch Ness or Lake Champlain, we do have our fair share of Bigfoot encounters. Here are a few lakes with a bit of legend attached, with special thanks to, a Bigfoot-sighting website: HANNAN LAKE A husband and wife were new to Monroe, and showing around some visitors from out of town. Two of their guests rowed around the lake while the rest waiting on shore. A hairy sevenfoot-tall creature with long auburn fur all over its body was spotted in the lake splashing about.

The Full-day Hike: GOAT LAKE

This was in 1977, so it could have been Bigfoot, or it could have been a very tall lost hippie. MONTE CRISTO LAKE On a sunny, June afternoon, a couple spotted

Goat Lake is that reward after a little effort — its sparkling waters and ethereal hue make it worth the 10-mile roundtrip hike. There are two trails that reach Goat Lake, one a little easier and one more challenging, but the hike is deemed both kidand dog-friendly. The best time to attempt your outing is late May through November. Your elevation gain will be around 1400 feet. Along the way, expect to see lush old-growth cedar, spectacular McIntosh Falls, and other enjoyable sights. There used to be a hotel at Goat Lake, and a town. Both are ghosts of the pasts, but their sites are worth a glance if you have the energy. Don’t let the lengthy trip deter you, it’s a fairly gentle hike with reflective views worth a thousand pictures.

two hairy creatures with light brown fur walking upright. The larger of the creatures was walking in front. According to Bigfoot investigator John Ray of, Lake Monte Cristo has a long history of Bigfoot activity. HEATHER LAKE Two hikers encountered a large hut off-trail. When they took turns to pee, one of them was thrown off her feet by someone or something hurling a rock at her. As the two friends ran down the trail to get away, they

STATS  64 Acres LOCATION  Mountain Loop Highway HIKING SEASON  late May through November CAMPSITES  15+ TRAILHEAD  Elliott Creek Road off the Mountain Loop Highway (about 31 miles east of Granite Falls)

could hear something large running in parallel, hurling rocks and grunting.


Wonderful Willard Wyatt Park: LAKE STEVENS

Most people think of Lake Stevens as a city. However, it makes sense that there is an actual lake to enjoy in the area. Lake Stevens has mountain views, and is the place to go in Snohomish County to enjoy a little boating. More than a few people come here to launch and water ski. There are other things to do, like fish from the dock and picnic, but here it’s all about being on the water. If you haven’t made a boat friend yet in the Northwest, this summer is the time to do it. Everyone should experience a day zooming around a gorgeous lake.

STATS  1040 Acres LOCATION  Lake Stevens PUBLIC ACCESS  10508 Chapel Hill Road


Our Lakes


Fun for the Whole Family: LAKE GOODWIN

The playground is fantastic, the picnic areas plentiful, and the summer action extensive — plan on meeting more than a few fellow community members on a warm day. Lake Goodwin is in the northern tip of Snohomish County. It’s a former resort, turned family playground. The county opened it for public use in 2006. People haul blankets, food, and boats to spend a day enjoying the water. Finish up your day with a visit to a nearby u-pick farm or a sweet spot like Stanwood Cupcakes.

STATS  553 Acres LOCATION  Stanwood OPEN  Year-round PUBLIC ACCESS  4620 Lakewood Road

Our lakes have some fascinating facts. Here are 7 that will give you a little more insight into our area. XX In

the 1940s the Leckie family planted a ring of 8 fir trees at Flowing Lake called “the wedding circle”. It was for their daughter’s wedding. She didn’t end up using it, but a grandson did in 2008.

cabins. Today you can still see the ghostly remnants of the town that once filled men with the dreams of instant wealth.

than 23 feet.

cutthroat, and golden trout have all been reclassified as salmon species. You can catch these three types of “salmon” on your Washington fishing excursions.

XX Lake

Stevens has 8 miles of shoreline. Who knows who started it, but Lake Stevens is now referred to as “The Lake Como of Washington”.

XX The


XX The

XX Lynnwood’s

Lake Serene has shallow depths that never go deeper

1891, Goat Lake became a site for prospectors seeking gold. At one point it had a mining office, hotel, sawmill, blacksmith shop, and

XX Rainbow,

publicly enjoyed Martha Lake almost became condominiums or a business park. Community groups saved the day when they requested the former resort become a regional park instead. Gissberg Twin Lakes eventually became a park after it was excavated for gravel used in the construction of I-5.



Activities are endless when it comes to lakes. Fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, boating,

The Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area is a fisherman’s dream come true. It’s not an excursion for the inexperienced, but rather the outdoor enthusiast who will revel in the crisp, clean air and unbelievable lakes. High lake trout fishing is a sport all its own. With more than 700 lakes in this special Snohomish County area, it’s a wonderland of exploration. The Washington Trails Association can help narrow down your choices with the classic hikes listed on their website. The key to utilizing this area is knowledge and know-how. Make sure to have the right equipment, and follow guidelines, safety protocols, and wilderness etiquette.

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Making Summertime Memories More than 20 Ways to Explore, Connect, and Have Some Good Old-Fashioned Fun Written By Alyssa Wolfe & Frances Badgett Summer in the Northwest is a magical time. The weather is ideal in comparison to many areas of the country — perfect temperatures and long days. Nature and water surround us, and the opportunities to stay busy are seeminly endless. Our area is rich with ways to get out and about with

kids. There’s no excuse for boredom or doldrums. So go ahead and gather up the troops, pack up for an adventure — here’s your ultimate guide to summer in the North End. Reconnect with your kids in a whirlwind of exploration. We have ideas to get you started.

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FEATURE Summer Memories


Summer is a great time to experiment with the arts, try a new discipline, or learn a new instrument. Whether your little one is interested in painting, design, acting, or music, Snohomish County has a plethora of offerings in the studio and performing arts.


Summer Art Camp at the Schack

The Schack Art Center is an incredible place for studio artists of all levels and ages. For budding artists, they host a four-day summer art camp that covers drawing, painting, and printmaking. Youngsters ages 6-12 will be able to get a feel for watercolor, pencil, ink, acrylic, and pastel. Every day, kids will produce a new project. Be sure your little Picassos dress for paint splatters and smears. Aprons provided. All levels of ability are welcome. Schack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett 425.259.5050,


Architect Artists Camp

Snohomish County Parks and the WSU Extension Center will host this cool camp for kids between the ages of 6 and 15. Campers will learn to design and build a house, a city, a doghouse or whatever structure suits them. They will learn the process of architecture from the principles of good design to the practicalities of construction. WSU Extension Center, McCollum Park 600 128th St. SE, Everett 425.388.6600,


Free Evenings

Under the Stars


We’re so fortunate in this part of the world to enjoy evening concerts, plays, movies, and more. This is a list of favorite nighttime events. MOVIES IN THE PARK Willis Tucker Community Park has an

Drama Camp

outdoor movie on Thursday evenings all summer. Open seating begins at 7

Participants from ages 6-15 will write their own plays, each of which will be incorporated into one big project. They will build scenery, produce the play, and perform for friends and family. The camp is a week long, and introduces youngsters to the process of writing, producing, and acting.



p.m. Low-back lawn chairs acceptable, blankets recommended. Popcorn and soda are available for purchase. On Fridays in July and August, Everett hosts Cinema Under the Stars. Be there

Willis Tucker Community Park 6705 Puget Park Dr., Snohomish 425.388.6600,

at 7:30 p.m. in Thorton A. Sullivan Park. Edmonds hosts Outdoor Movies Nites at the Frances Anderson Center Play-

Snohomish Children’s Choir

field. Movie begins around dusk, and refreshments are sold.

Performing at events year-round, the Snohomish Children’s Choir has received gold medals in competitions and participated in festivals all over the state. The age range for the choir is preschool to college, with groups broken into appropriate ages. The styles of music are blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, and bluegrass. The instructors employ classical choral techniques and apply them to these more contemporary styles.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Lynnwood’s Lynndale Park Amphitheater hosts a series of outdoor theater performances. Shows are at 7 p.m., rain or shine.

Snohomish County Children’s Choir 14320 Cascade Dr. SE, Snohomish 425.330.2317.,

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FEATURE Summer Memories


Move Long summer days and lots of sunshine make it a perfect time of year to get outside. It’s also a nice time to seek the cool cavern of the ice rink. Whichever your child prefers, these offerings will ensure an early bedtime and plenty of exercise.


Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer

Parents can join their toddlers between the ages 2 and 3 ½ for this fun event to stretch little busy legs. Different activities that involve soccer will be planned each week, including the foundational skills of soccer — kicking, dribbling, blocking, etc. Lake Stevens Community Park 1530 N. Machias Rd., Lake Stevens 425.388.6600,




Summer Memories


Ice Skating

The Lynnwood Ice Center offers year-round skating lessons and plenty of open skating sessions year-round. What better way to cool off on a hot summer day than take in some cool ice? The class schedule includes one 30-minute group lesson once a week, a 90-minute public session, free use of skates and other equipment, and high-quality instruction from professional skaters. Lynnwood Ice Center 19803 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood 425.640.9999,


Board Bash in Mill Creek

This free skateboarding event for kids 6 and up is a great way to get out, enjoy the sunshine, and learn a few new tricks. There’s a competition in every age group. Family-friendly, this event hopes to inspire folks to enjoy the Mill Creek skate park and build community around the awesome art of the board.



Mill Creek Park 13903 North Creek Drive, Mill Creek 425.745.6175,


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Kids’ Fun Run in Mill Creek

On Saturday, August 8, kids from all over Snohomish will gather to raise money for the American Red Cross to help families in Snohomish County. The race varies by length (1 lap, 1k, and 2k). Last year a total of 224 participants joined. A great event for a great cause, the Fun Run is for kids ages 3-12 years old. Heatherwood Middle School Track 1419 Trillium Blvd., Mill Creek 425.745.6175,

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Aquatic Adventures What is summer without a little splash? Water and beaches are a big part of our summer landscape. Here are some places to dip a toe. JETTY ISLAND A five-minute boat ride from Everett, Jetty Island has miles of sandy beaches and warm, shallow water. There’s a free ferry from July 5-September 1. A great place for the whole family to while away the afternoon.



Outdoor pools are hard to come by

here in the rainy North End, but Yost

Park offers a lovely setting for swimming under the open sky. The pool is open June 3–September 2.


With public beach access and a beautiful landmark lighthouse, this park offers a lot to those who want to be on and near the water. The park also has a Japanese garden and loads of spots for picnicking.




In these sessions, your preschooler will learn lots about our nearest star. They’ll learn about our connection to the sun, and all about how life on earth depends on those warm rays. Kids will make solar jewelry, sun prints, and more. Tuesday June 23. Imagine Children’s Museum 1502 Wall St., Everett 425.258.1006,

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Summer is a good time to spend some hours goofing around. These programs bring out the playful and silly in your little person. Just don’t tell them that there’s a whole lot of learning still packed into these playtime activities.

10 Stars and Stripes Staycation When you have the Imagine Museum, why go anywhere else? This program for elementary school kids will take you on a virtual tour of the U.S. Crafts, stories, games, and maps are all a part of this fun morning.

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Imagine Children’s Museum 1502 Wall St., Everett 425.258.1006,

Monster Mash

A fun way to spend summer mornings, the Monster Mash is a big hunt for the 4-eyed, 6-legged purple monster that lurks in Willis Tucker Community Park. Explore the park’s trails and wildlife while creating your own made-up monsters. Have fun discovering all sorts of monsters and creatures, real and imaginary. Willis Tucker Community Park 6705 Puget Park Dr., Snohomish 425.388.6600,



Lego Camp

Focused on the educational philosophy of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) this camp uses the building capabilities of Legos with the creativity of young minds. This great camp that is sure to please as well as educate is sponsored by the Snohomish County Parks Association and LEAP4Kidz. Willis Tucker Community Park 6705 Puget Park Dr., Snohomish 425.388.6600,

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FEATURE Summer Memories

Nurture Animals are the perfect way to teach kids about connection with nature, empathy, and environmental conservation. Not to mention, animal encounters make for great memories. These are a few places that are perfect for learning about — and petting — some exotic creatures.



Forest Park Animal Farm

Open June-August, this petting zoo is a favorite among local littles. Young goats leap and play with sheep, ducks, pigs, rabbits, chickens, and other barnyard favorites wandering nearby. Forest Park also has a pool and spray park with changing rooms, just in case you want to combine adventures.


Forest Park 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett 425.257.8300,

Just Frogs Toads Too Amphibian Center

A nonprofit animal rescue center for frogs and their cousins, this learning center is a great place to teach kids about amphibians and the need for amphibian conservation. They also have specialty gifts, craft workshops, and outreach programs. A great place to host a froggy birthday or just while away an afternoon. Just Frogs Toads Too Amphibian Center 300 Admiral Way Suite 104, Edmonds 425.778.8726






Reptile Zoo


Snakes, turtles, lizards, and alligators with some arachnids and insect thrown in for good measure, this fascinating zoo is perfect for the kids. Owned and operated by Scott Petersen, The Reptile Guy, this museum gives kids a close-up view of some of the deadliest creatures on earth. The zoo offers more than just chills and thrills — kids can handle snakes, learn about cold-blooded animals, discover new species, and learn about conservation.



Digging carrots out of the soil or plucking ripe berries from a cane can be a great way to teach little ones about where our food comes from. Here are a few u-picks that are local favorites.

The Reptile Zoo 22715 SR 2, Monroe 360.805.5300,

GARDEN TREASURES in Arlington is a great place to gather your certi-

Kangaroo Farm

fied organic produce and herbs. Their

A great place to pack a picnic lunch and visit any time, there is also a sponsored trip by the Snohomish County Parks Department on June 12. Ages 5 and up can meet up at the farm and enjoy a picnic lunch and encounters with these Oz natives. The farm also has flying squirrels, peacocks, wallaroos, and other exotic animals.

u-pick opens in May and is open until the end of Octoboer.

RAISING CANE RANCH in Snohomish has a wide variety of berries.

Outback Kangaroo Farm 10030 SR 590 NE, Arlington 360.403.7474,

Located on the banks of the Snohomish River, it’s a small-scale family farm with a lot to offer.

SKIPLEY FARM in Snohomish has apples, berries, and a boutique orchard of more than 1900 trees. A great place to spend a few hours stocking up.

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Sometimes the best adventures are the ones closest to home. These sites are great for educating young minds or exploring new interests. These cool places are a great way to get find something new next door.

Western Heritage Museum

If climbing on some old farm equipment and seeing how it was done in the Wild West is your kiddos’ thing, then this museum is all for you. Barns, tractors, mining equipment, and more are all for the viewing. There are also demonstrations on how to use an old-fashioned washing machine and old timber harvesting techniques. Step a step back in time and learn a few lessons about our area’s history to boot. Evergreen State Fairgrounds Building 611, Monroe 425.232.3493,

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Future of Flight Museum

If your kiddo is fascinated by airplanes, or you just want to spend a day doing something extra special, head to the Future of Flight Museum and get a tour. Located at the Aviation Center & Boeing Field, this place has loads of exhibits and interactions for you and the kids to enjoy. There is also a Boeing Career Tour to get your young ones inspired. Future of Flight Museum & Boeing 8415 Paine Field, Mukilteo 425.438.8100,

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Invent Now Summer Camp is one of the cool offerings from Camp Invention, which has camps all over the place for budding chemists, techies, and inventors. Children work in teams tackling the design and engineering challenges of taking an idea from dream to reality. A program that complements the STEM education philosophy, your child is sure to come away enriched. Chain Lake Elementary School 12125 Chain Lake Rd., Snohomish 800.968.4332.,

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Wolf Camp

With an array of day camps, overnight camps, and adventurous outings, Wolf Camp offers a nature-intensive program with loads of skill-building and lessons in navigating the wilderness. Mill Creek and Marysville are the day camps of Wolf Camp, and the offerings include wildlife search and rescues, wilderness survival craft, wild cooking, and more. Wolf Camp also accept summer interns for older campers. Wolf Camp College 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup 425.248.0253,


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pring in the Pacific Northwest is a treat for many reasons, most notably the gradual retreat of clouds, which makes way for warm sunshine and bright blossoming fruit trees. Lesser known, but perhaps equally worth mentioning, is the spring rhubarb harvest. The understated vegetable finds its way into crisps, muffins and other baked goods this time of year, and, recently, Snohomish Pie Company’s strawberry-rhubarb pie with its deliciously tart filling, a ruby-colored delight between two hefty portions of flaky, golden crust. This popular pie was one of many served at Snohomish Pie Company’s grand opening of the Mountlake Terrace location on March 14, also known at “Pi Day.” Crowds gathered, forming long lines to wait for a slice. The demand was so overwhelming the bakery sold out early and re-opened later during the day. “For the opening we anticipated a crowd, but were pleasantly surprised when we saw the massive line with hundreds of people,” owner Jenny Brien said. “We had to call in every employee and even had some … continued on the next page

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friends and family jump in to help. It was an absolute blast, and we were blown away by the massive turn out and support from the community.” Brien bought Snohomish Pie Company from her friend nearly six years ago. Snohomish Pie Company was her first experience baking in a professional kitchen, though she has made pies since she was a young girl. Brien learned early on the secrets to making memorable pies from a family friend who taught her to bake while she was growing up, and she is proud to pass the trade onto her sons. “To me there are so many special things about Snohomish Pie Company,” she said. “It has become part of my family, and my sons will grow up around it learning the business and a good work ethic. After she purchased the flagship store in Snohomish, Brien began looking for space to expand. The newly constructed Mountlake Terrace location features many custom features because Brien was able to influence the design and construction process. Brien is particularly fond of the large chandelier, custombuilt with her personal rolling pin set, and other lighting features made of whisks and old pie tins. She dreamed of a mosaic that said “Pie Co.,” so she assembled individual tiles on her table at home until it was perfect, and Eyelander Tile installed the tile work on the wall. Many of the interior surfaces are constructed of recycled materials, like tables made from reclaimed barn wood. The perfectly funky, pleasant space offers just the right ambiance for pie eating, whether that be a slice of Brien’s favorite, the strawberry-rhubarb, or a summer pick like peach-raspberry crumb. Snohomish Pie Co. offers a combination of adventurous flavors while also celebrating the classics. The apple pie is bright with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg that coat the gently baked apple slices. All of the fruit for the pies comes from Washington and Oregon.

“We select only the highest quality ingredients for our pies, and I think people can tell the difference and appreciate that about us,” Brien said. The community support at the grand opening was evident. Similarly, Brien also loves to give back. More than ten percent of their annual profits are donated back to the community, she said. Though pie itself is at the heart of what Brien does daily, the business is a way to connect with local residents as well as her own family. “I remember my favorite memories growing up were sitting together with family sharing meals,” Brien said. “That’s what inspires me to work hard and to serve people.” 


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n Thursday March 12, Executive Chef Norman Cox and his team from the 5th Street Bistro at the Majestic Inn and Spa in Anacortes created a fantastic four-course meal with cocktail pairings for a sold-out crowd. Judd & Black hosted the event in their test kitchen in Mount Vernon. The evening began with a refreshing cocktail called Las Pinas de los Reyes, a mellow drink with a smooth finish. The dinner began with pan-seared sea scallops served with a mixture of herbs and a grilled orange wedge. The next course was a tender piece of sea bass served on polenta in a mushroom au jus. The polenta was moist, and the jus pulled the dish together. The third course was a pork ragu on fresh pappardelle that the chef ran through the pasta machine a dozen times, crafting the perfect al dente. The evening finished with a braised short rib perched atop sweet potato gnocchi and sautĂŠed kale. Each course had a signature cocktail that complemented the dishes. After a successful dinner, guests mingled and chatted with the team from the Majestic, ending the night on a note of the kind of camaraderie that only comes of sharing great food and satisfying drinks.


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Make it at home Recipes



Las Pinas de los Reyes

Sea Scallops with Charred Lemon & Fresh Herb Salad

• • • • •

1.5 oz Sho Chiku Bai nigori sake 3/4 oz Ancho Reyes liqueur 1/2 oz Suerte Blanco tequila 1 oz pineapple shrub Fidencio Clasico Mezxal Rinse

Rinse coupe with mezcal first, and dispose of excess. Shake remaining ingredients and strain into coupe with a caramelized pineapple garnish.

INGREDIENTS: • 2 Fresh Sea Scallops • 1 Lemon • Fresh Herbs: Italian Parsley, Tarragon, Mint, Chives • Arugula • Champagne Vinegar • Shallots • Olive Oil

• Dijon Mustard • Opal Basil Aioli COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Sear scallops in an oiled pan to medium rare. Halve the lemon and grill fruit side down until dark grill marks appear. Mix shallots, olive oil, Dijon, and vinegar together. Lightly chop the herbs and toss with dressing and arugula. Plate scallops on top of opal basil aioli.



The Cask of Amontillado

Seared Sea Bass with Mushroom Jus

• 2oz El Maestro Sierra Amontillado Sherry • 3/4oz melon vodka • 1/2oz white balsamic honey syrup • 1/4oz olive juice


Stir and strain into coupe and garnish with almond stuffed olive


Sea Bass • 5-7 oz portions Sea Bass • Salt & Pepper To Taste • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil Mushroom Jus • 3 Cups water • 1 Cup White Wine • 2 Tbsp Butter

• 1/2 Medium yellow onion diced • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced • 1 Tbsp Porcini mushroom powder • 1/2 pound Crimini mush rooms, sliced thin • A pinch of black pepper • Salt to taste... Roughly 1 Tbsp COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Sea Bass Pre-Heat saute pan and oven 400°. Season fishwith salt and pepper. Add olive oil to pan

and swirl. Place fish in pan and cook on one side for 3 minutes then flip them over. Immediately after flipping the fish, finish in the oven for 8 minutes. Mushroom Jus Sautée butter, mushrooms, onion and garlic in sauté pan. Add to water, porcini powder and wine in a sauce pan and bring to boil. Lower to simmer and reduce by half. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Tru’s Spring Garden • • • •

1oz Tru Garden vodka 1oz Dimmi liqueur 2oz Mr. Q Cumber soda Dash Scrappy’s celery bitters

Stir vodka and Dimmi then strain into coupe and top with soda garnish with fennel pollen.


COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Brown the pork butt and remove from pot. Brown Italian sausage and remove from pot. Sautee onions for one minute and add garlic. Continue to sauté for one minute. Deglaze the pan with beef stock. Add all ingredients to pot and simmer for approx. 2 hours. Fold in freshly chopped Italian parsley and fresh basil. Serve with your choice of pasta or starch. Garnish with your favorite Italian cheese. We recommend Pecorino.

Pork Ragu Served over pappardelle INGREDIENTS: • 2lbs cubed Pork Butt • 2 lbs Italian Sausage • 1.5 cups Onion, Yellow, Diced • 4 Tbsp Garlic, chopped • 1 quart Beef Stock • 2 15oz. cans Crushed Tomatoes • Salt & Pepper • Chili flakes


Forbidden Fruit

Dish Braised Beef Short Rib with Sweet Potato Gnocchi and

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1oz Jameson 1oz Rossbacher herbal liqueur 1oz Towari buckwheat Sochu 1/2oz pomegranate molasses Barspoon orange flower water

Stir well and strain into coupe. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Pomegranate Demi INGREDIENTS: • Short Ribs • Celery, carrot, onion roughly chopped • Beef stock • Red wine

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS: Brown Short ribs. Place in large pan with the chopped vegetables, add stock and wine. Cover tight and cook in 300* oven for 3.5-4hrs. Carefully remove ribs from pan. Drain liquid through sieve add pomegranate molasses and reduce by half. Reheat ribs in ½ demi glaze. Serve with sweet potato gnocchi.

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ARLINGTON BISTRO SAN MARTIN Regional NW 231 N. Olympic Ave, Arlington 360.474.9229, Chef Martin Estrada-Perez presents a menu that offers regional cuisine from Escargot with Garlic Butter to Tiger Prawns and Flat Iron Steak that is mouthwatering and cooked to perfection. The fresh sheet changes daily. This intimate restaurant will delight your senses in every way from the moment you walk through the doors. The superb staff gives impeccable service and proprietor Steven is typically on hand to welcome you. Call for reservations to insure prompt seating. Dinner only Tuesday through Saturday, 5–9 p.m.   WATERSHED RESTAURANT & LOUNGE American Angel of the Winds Casino 3438 Stoluckquamish Ln., Arlington 360.474.9740, The Watershed Restaurant & Lounge features a wide variety of tasty appetizers, soups, salads, breakfast anytime, entrees, steaks, burgers and sandwiches. Or enjoy daily, all-you-can-eat specials from 4 to 10 p.m. The restaurant even offers Iron Skillet Pizzas, which are made from fresh dough, topped with the finest ingredients and cooked on blazingly hot skillets, which creates a crisp, flavorful crust.


22616 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell 425.485.0305, By combining fresh seafood, a relaxed, romantic atmosphere and pleasant waitstaff, this Mill Creek restaurant has evolved into a favorite among Snohomish and North King County residents. Top choices include the succulent, spicy Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer, an assortment of grilled fish with your choice of signature sauce and, if you’re not in the mood for fish, the Fontina Chop is one of our favorites. Happy Hour is a must to experience — come early, the drinks are amazing, food fabulous, and the place gets hopping early.   CAROUSEL CAFÉ AND ICE CREAM American 22618 Bothell Everett Hwy. # 6, Bothell 425.402.0757, Carousel Café and Ice Cream, nestled off BothellEverett Highway, serves delicious lunch and dessert items. Best known for homemade ice cream that can be mixed with specialty toppings on a stone slab, the café is a well-kept ­local secret. Not only is the ice cream homemade, but also its breads, donuts and pastries. For diners seeking more than just a sweet treat, try the Reuben, which is made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on homemade rye bread. The Hot Hero is another delicious lunch option. This panini contains roast beef and cheddar cheese with tomato, onion, spinach and a homemade creamy dill horseradish sauce. Carousel Café and Ice Cream is a great lunch stop or after-dinner ­dessert destination.

Consider it for a romantic getaway, and reserve a room at Camano Island Inn to make a weekend out of it. A buffet-style breakfast is complimentary for inn guests every morning, serving up an assortment of pastries, seasonal fruit, beverages and a daily special. Soups, salads, sandwiches and other specialties are offered shortly afterward for lunch, but the dinner menu is truly the star of the show! Enjoy fresh seafood and fine meat selections or explore an extensive vegan and vegetarian menu for your evening meal. Those seeking a more casual dining experience should make an appearance at the Bistro between 3–5 p.m. for happy hour.

EDMONDS ARNIES Seafood 300 Admiral Way, Edmonds 425.771.5688, If you’re on the hunt for regional fare served with a beautiful view, look no further than this Snohomish County classic. Arnie’s Restaurant in Edmonds, Wash. is known for its Pacific Northwest seafood and sweeping panoramas of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. The Edmonds restaurant, along with its Mukilteo location, has served local patrons for nearly 25 years. The Seasonal Features menu serves up seasonal fish and vegetables from the Pacific Northwest. While Arnies is well-known for its seafood, the menu also includes a wide variety of lunch and dinner items including steaks, burgers, salads, pasta and poultry as well as an extensive appetizer list.


TANDEM WINE AND CHEESE BAR American 10123 Main Space, Bothell 425.398.9463, Tandem Wine and Cheese Bar owner Lisa Havens often greets her customers with a hug. Her welcome makes it seem like she invited them to her home for dinner. Her husband Brad Havens is tucked away, cooking in the cozy kitchen. Looking for ultimate comfort food? Try their creamy macaroni and cheese made from local ingredients. Or try the Butternut Squash Ravioli topped with a light garlic cream sauce. One of the most popular dishes is the Chicken Marsala, topped with mushrooms in a white wine butter sauce. For an appetizer, try the French Onion Soup, pictured. It’s aged for a couple days before being served.

203 Fifth Ave. S. #1, Edmonds 425.640.8949, As its name indicates, The Cheesemonger’s Table is all about cheese. Enjoy the vast selection of more than 100 cheeses from around the world on a sandwich, platter or as a complementary addition to a house special. Cheese enthusiasts should visit the new location at the Old Milltown Plaza in Edmonds. The Table hosts a cheese sampling every Saturday, which is best enjoyed with a drink and a handful of the housemade truffled popcorn. Try the hot Caprese sandwich with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The Table makes it easy to share your love of cheese with friends and family by sending a gift basket of select cheeses, nuts, fruit and other treats, which can be shipped anywhere in the United States.




If you like authentic Neapolitan pizza, look no further than Evviva Woodfired Pizza in Edmonds, where pizza is created with pure, simple, fresh ingredients and baked on the floor of an apple wood fired stone oven. You’ll find favorites like the Combo Pizza, featuring chorizo, fresh

1054 S.W. Camano Drive, Camano Island 360.387.0783, The Camano Island Inn Bistro on Camano Island is a destination worth the drive or ferry ride.

178 Sunset Ave. S., Edmonds 425.299.0142,

vegetables, mozzarella, and San Marzano tomato sauce, but the menu also features innovative items like the Blueberry Goat Cheese Pizza, with cranberry goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella, organic olive oil and garlic. Diners will enjoy the view of ferries arriving from and departing to Kingston, but they can also have their meals delivered within Edmonds or prepared for take-out. Finish your meal with organic gelato. Evviva is Italian for ‘cheers’ or ‘hurray.’ Cheers to their name and this fine Italian restaurant!


EVERETT JANBO CAFÉ Vietnamese 6125 Evergreen Way, Everett 425.347.2688 Experience what may be Everett’s most authentic Vietnamese cuisine at Janbo Café. Don’t be fooled by its modest interior; one taste of the house specials will convince you that Janbo Café knows delicious food. Find a wide selection of chilled, fried, grilled or steamed appetizers, including fried meat or vegetable egg rolls. A word of wisdom: The egg rolls are massive and can easily deter your appetite; eat slowly! Follow your appetizer with a phenomenal take on Pho Noodle Soup with meat or vegetables. The Wok Fried Noodles are also particularly savory. Complete your meal with a Janbo Bubble Tea and a plump cream puff.

425.337.3600 Mill Creek Town Center 11- Close Lunch & Dinner

PROHIBITION GASTROPUB Gastropub 1414 Hewitt Ave., Everett 425.258.6100,

Award-Winning and All Washington Six years of handcrafted excellence in the pacific northwest.

When Chef Gordon Ramsay first visited Prohibition Gastropub (previously Grille) for an episode of “Kitchen Nightmares”, his first cuts involved their now-nixed belly dancer and “gloopy” chowder. But ever since the episode aired in April of 2013, this 1920’s throwback restaurant has been transformed in every sense of the word. Daily specials made from scratch feature spins on comfort foods like Mac and Cheese, all the while serving delightful dishes with a Southern sophistication per the Bourbon Cider Glazed Pork Shoulder and Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles. If you want to experience firsthand what a nationally televised restaurant makeover tastes like they would be happy to indulge.   TAMPICO Mexican 2302 Broadway, Everett 425.339.2427 A North-Everett neighborhood favorite, Tampico is the quintessential family Mexican restaurant. Warm greetings welcome diners, followed by fresh tortilla chips and house made salsa. Don’t miss the Tacos Al Carbon, tender skirt steak broiled and served in tortillas with guacamole and pico de gallo, or the rich Shrimp and Dungeness Crab Burrito. On the lighter side, Tampico’s Tortilla Soup is flavorful and

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satisfying. An extensive bar menu of margaritas and other tropical drinks make any meal a party.

Tablas Woodstone Taverna

Spanish Gin Negroni

Ingredients: Mahon gin, Campari, Perruchi, sweet vermouth | $10


ocated in the Mill Creek Town Center, Tablas Woodstone Taverna offers a respite for weary shoppers. Take a break during happy hour and settle in at the bar. The bar, an apt stage for mixing craft cocktails, makes a splash in the center of the restaurant, anchoring the lounge area and separating it from the main dining space. Across from the bar, the open concept kitchen offers a lively atmosphere, as servers bustle in and out balancing trays of steaming tapas. Though families dine nearby in the adjacent dining room, the bar has a vibe all its own with dimmed lighting, a fireplace, votive candles, and contemporary accents. We suggest ordering the Spanish Gin Negroni. This cocktail is an old standby, as versatile and dependable as it is easy to make. Made of equal parts gin, vermouth, and Campari, it is a classic bitter aperitif. The Negroni is really coming of age, as it approaches its centennial. If there is truth to the legend — and there is usually some degree of truth to any legend — the Negroni’s origins can be traced to the 1920s, when a certain Count Camillo Negroni ordered a boozier version of an Americano by requesting the addition of gin as he imbibed at the Café Casoni in Florence, Italy, and in so doing, bequeathed the drink his name. While some folks may find the Campari off-putting, for some it is an acquired taste, the vermouth’s sweetness tempers the bitterness. Plus, we think it’s really


TOKYO HOUSE Fusion/Japanese 500 S.E. Everett Mall Way, Everett 425.347.6557, Tokyo House’s perfection-driven cuisine provides patrons a joyful balance of fine quality ingredients and prompt, attentive service (and without Emerald City prices). An order of spicy tuna is served exquisitely fresh with a delicate texture and rewarding flavor of vegetables, spice, rice and thinly sliced tuna. Each sushi offering is served to order by a traditional sushi chef who greets and smiles at customers, and prepares special orders with enthusiasm. The Teriyaki Chicken is simply excellent, while the vegetable Gyoza is crisp, flavorful and cautiously fried. Tokyo House’s clean environment and inviting Japanese décor — elegant Shoji screens and bamboo-style framing — create an enjoyably soft and refreshing ambience for relaxed dining.

LAKE STEVENS LUCKY DRAGON PHO Vietnamese 303 91st St. N.E., Ste. A503, Lake Stevens 425.377.8888

just a fun drink to admire in flickering candlelight, as the Campari gives it a brilliant cherry-red glow. Negroni is a great choice for a before-dinner cocktail, but it also pairs well with salty foods. Tapas are great for sharing, so order a round of small plates with your cocktail. We recommend trying Tablas’s fish and chips, or the roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon. 15522 Main St, Mill Creek Sun.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–12 a.m. 425.948.7654

Lucky Dragon Pho, a Vietnamese noodle house, located in Frontier Village next door to Albertsons, is a great place for a simple, inexpensive meal. The Pho, a soup of rice noodles with vegetables, and your choice of meat in a unique and flavorful broth, is sure to become a favorite winter comfort food (or hangover cure). Vermicelli noodles, served with tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, cilantro and crispy fried shallot, all topped off with your choice of hot prawns, pork, short ribs, or all three in a sticky, slightly sweet, garlic sauce is a perfect light meal, like a salad and a main dish in one. Both require a bit of preparation on your part (they bring you accompaniments like basil, garlic chili paste, lime, etc.) but it’s kind of fun to play with your food, and the end result is totally worth the effort.  –

LYNNWOOD INDIGO KITCHEN & ALEHOUSE Gastropub 2902 164th St. S.W. Ste. F, Lynnwood 425.741.8770, Although Indigo is located in a busy shopping center, its surroundings are nearly forgotten when you enter the warm ambience of this Lynnwood alehouse. The rich wood furnishings of Indigo’s interior entice patrons in for lunch, dinner and happy hour seven days a week. Between the happy hour prices and portions, Indigo is the place to be for hearty appetizers at a sound price. The happy hour menu features items like Gumbo, Meatloaf Sliders and Baby Back Ribs for $3–$6. With more than 20 beers on draft and a variety of comfort foods, including Cider-brined Pork Chops, Chorizo Clam Linguini and Flat Iron Steak, it’s no wonder this restaurant is busy

from open to close. In a land of strip malls and chain restaurants, Indigo Kitchen & Alehouse is a breath of fresh air (and sweet potato fries!) for those seeking delicious food and refreshing beverages in a pleasant atmosphere.   TAQUERIA LA RAZA Mexican 6815 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood 425.775.7526 One visit to Taqueria La Raza, and you’ll be coming back for more. The menu is simple, and the food is overwhelmingly flavorful; the large portions will leave you plenty to save after the first few satisfying bites. An order of four tacos come artfully packed with tenderly seasoned strips of soft chicken, topped with fresh onions, peppers, cilantro and a generous sprinkle of cheese. The Chile Rellanos are slim and crisp, with a fine balance of cheese and gently fried flavor. A thick Habanero Mango Salsa is among a few of the not-so-secret secret sauces that will add a sweet, spicy kick to your already rich meal. The friendly staff prepares your food fast, and offers to remove any unwanted toppings or sides in anticipation of picky eaters. As you wait for some of the tastiest Mexican cuisine to grace the Northwest, you’ll receive a complimentary bowl of tortilla chips with fresh, tangy home-chopped salsa as a prologue to an excellent meal.

MARYSVILLE KAFE NEO Greek/Mediterranean 9730 State Ave., Marysville 360.651.9268, Surrounded by a sprawl of commercial rentals and drive-thrus, a newcomer to Kafe Neo might be delightfully surprised by its extensive menu of rich and delicious Greek food. The ever-popular gyros come in dozens of combinations, with lunchtime prices below the border of $7. The lamb gyro — served in less than five — is stuffed with fresh “seasoned lettuce” and tomatoes, traditional Tzaztiki and richly marinated slices of lamb. Even the pita is pleasantly moist, all the while keeping in the messy juices. Both the Caesar and chicken g­ yros ­provide a similarly succulent mix of tender, rich meat and fresh sides, and cure the lunchtime crave. An expansive, yet inexpensive selection of Greek appetizers and desserts round out the main course, and keep patrons coming back for more.   TULALIP BAY Regional NW 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip 360.716.6000, If you are looking for fine dining in Marysville, look no further. This award-winning restaurant strives for perfection in every way. The menu has a Pacific Northwest flair, offering a variety of steak and seafood. The wait staff is impeccable, portions are generous, food well-prepared and the suggested wine pairing spot-on.


meals — accompanied by top-notch service and some of the Northwest’s finest ales.

MCMENAMIN’S MILL CREEK Pub Fare 13300 Bothell-Everett Hwy., Mill Creek 425.316.0520,


The northernmost outpost of the McMenamin’s family of brewpubs based in Portland, McMenamin’s Mill Creek has been a neighborhood mainstay for years. Craft beers are brewed on site, including the popular Hammerhead Pale Ale and Terminator Stout, which are deliciously accompanied by hearty, fresh pub fare. The house-made Baked Mac & Cheese is a favorite, and a full host of burgers (the Communication Breakdown), sandwiches (the Reuben Kincaid) and salads (Brewer’s salad) round out the menu. Kids are welcome, too, with their own tasty menu. Wine drinkers are not left out, either. The good folks at McMenamin’s also operate the Edgefield winery, providing an extensive list of whites, roses and reds to the pub.

649 Fifth St., No. 101, Mukilteo 425.347.1068, Consider John’s Grill on the corner of Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue in Mukilteo for your next special occasion. John’s offers some of the finest steak and seafood in Snohomish County. Chef and owner John Alden has worked in the culinary industry for years in the San Francisco Bay Area, before moving north to the Puget Sound. Although very much a “meat and potato” restaurant, John’s does feature vegetarian options and a variety of substitutions for those with dietary restrictions. A special kids menu will entice your little ones while an extensive wine list will appeal to a more mature dinner party. John’s features half-price glasses of wine and other libations during happy hour at their comfortable, inviting bar.



7928 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo 425.374.3333,

9999 Harbour Pl., Ste. 105, Mukilteo 425.493.1847, Built on a foundation of French-inspired flavors fused with Japanese classics, the original creations of Café Soleil promise to satisfy. Café Soleil’s reasonably priced menu succeeds in offering a balance of inspiring taste and hearty fill. Sushi, from the classic California roll to BBQ Eel, arrives aesthetically plated in slicing-quick time. The “traditional” side of the menu offers a gourmet choice of teriyaki salmon or chicken prepared with the chef’s own endearingly rich and sweet recipe of garlic teriyaki dressing. Café Soleil’s elegant, yet simple, menus are designed with a broad range of customers in mind. With its charming ambience, attentive service and deeply satisfying cuisine, Café Soleil is the perfect escape for diners in search of original fusion flavor.

Mukilteo Lodge exceeds expectations with its warm, rustic and inviting ambiance. The Lodge features wide, cavernous, wood-beam ceilings, polished log walls, and ­thoughtfully designed lighting and sports decor. With 35 beers on tap, a wide selection of wine, and an impressive dinner menu, patrons won’t want for the company of good spirits. The menu ­features a rich diversity of bar classics, Northwest seafood and collegesports hamburgers. A ­delicious U of O burger with a large patty, American cheese, secret sauce and veggies, arrives hot in less than 10 minutes, with a side of rich, doughy onion rings. The burger — made with Oregon beef — is juicy, soft and filling. For ­dessert, enjoy a ­deeply satisfying — and shamefully large — White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie pan-fried with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. You won’t find a tastier, more ­insulin-increasing dessert on the menu; the cookie came highly recommended.



621 Front St., Mukilteo 425.355.4488, When in Rome, don’t forget to bring a good brew. Otherwise, you may as well visit the Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse, where the only thing overshadowing their magnificent selection of Northwest ales is a selection of phenomenally authentic Roman-style pizzas. The extra-thin, crisp-bottomed crust comes finely draped with a tangy layer of secret marinara, spread hidden under an unusually stupendous combination of mozzarella and sharp cheddar cheeses. Other joyous offerings include a delicious Blackened Salmon Sandwich, served mid-grill on a sizzling hot plate, or an appetitecrumbling Apple Crumble dessert, delivered hot from the kitchen for those whose hearts long for home. Diamond Knot offers patrons true Italian-style pizza — among a menu of many fine

CABBAGE PATCH Homestyle 111 Ave. A, Snohomish 360.568.9091 From fine dining to home cooking, the Cabbage Patch has been serving up delicious meals to patrons of this downtown Snohomish restaurant for more than 30 years. Traditional favorites such as a Prime Rib or Turkey dinner, Meatloaf and Chicken Pot Pie share the menu with contemporary favorites such as Coconut Prawns and Artichoke & Mushroom Penne. Don’t forget dessert — the Cabbage Patch is known for its scrumptious pies.

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DINE Review



f you enjoy the familiar Italian flavors of Il Bistro, a longtime Pike Place Market staple, try the owner’s new restaurant in Bothell — Amaro Bistro. When the owner, Nick Wiltz, and the Il Bistro team celebrated their fortieth anniversary last year, he also revealed details about the new restaurant, which was set to open in November 2014. Though Bothell may seem an unlikely location for Wiltz’s latest venture, he has been a resident of the quiet, understated suburb since 2004. He said he is happy to be involved in the development of Bothell and had been waiting for the right time to open a restaurant. Wiltz worked as a manager at Il Bistro when the original owner decided to retire. Having worked in the restaurant industry since he was 15, Wiltz knew it was a risky business. He had never anticipated owning a restaurant of his own, but when the owner offered to sell it to him, he seized the opportunity. After successfully leading the iconic Il Bistro, Wiltz was eager to expand, taking what he learned and applying it to design a restaurant from the ground up. “My wife and I travel and dine out a lot to collect ideas of what we like,” he said. “We incorporated that into the design of Amaro.” Now, located below the Six Oaks apartment building on Bothell Way Northeast, Amaro Bistro is bustling with loyal patrons and newcomers alike. The menu remains true to the Italian fare Il Bistro is best known for and boasts similar influences and dishes, including a mix of fresh pastas, such as the wild mushroom ravioli with white truffle cream, and roasted meats, like the signature rack of lamb with a Parmesan-crusted polenta and a sangiovese reduction, which is also an Il Bistro dish. Though dinnertime at Amaro is elegant and formal, happy hour provides a more casual experience with a diverse menu 88

of small plates and pizzas. Peruse the extensive wine menu while snacking on goat cheese toast — hearty, housemade bread smothered in creamy goat cheese, roasted garlic, fresh basil and cracked pepper. In true Tuscan fashion, follow it with cozze e vongole, a steaming bowl of clams and mussels in a delectable broth of white wine, tomato and garlic. Next, comes a pizza out of the wood-fired oven. Consider the housemade pork and veal meatballs served atop sweet tomato sauce, Italian cheeses and sweet peppers. Each dish is made with intention: a balance of herbs, spice, sweetness and seasoning.

“If I were to come in for dinner I would order the rigatoni with Bolognese, made using the freshest ingredients with the recipe inherited from the original owner of Il Bistro,” Wiltz said. “That’s the difference between great food and not — there are so many corners you can cut with processed food, but that’s not what we do here.” Wiltz sources the freshest ingredients he can find and the chefs make as much as possible from scratch. With the return of warmer weather, the Amaro Bistro dining experience will be enhanced by the opening of its patio. The walls of the restaurant open on two sides to create a charming indoor-outdoor experience.  Amaro Bistro 18333 Bothell Way NE, Bothell


MALTBY CAFÉ Homestyle 8809 Maltby Rd., Snohomish 425.483.3123, Maltby’s famed Cinnamon Rolls — roughly the size of your head — are the prime draw to this country-quaint café, but are just the start of a menu filled with home-style cooking and grandiose portions. Choose from breakfast all day, with menu items such as Northwest Potatoes & Eggs or the Prime Rib Omlette. Voted Best Breakfast Place by Evening Magazine viewers 2009–2011, you can’t go wrong. The lunch menu includes a vast menu of sandwiches and burgers (try a Blues Burger with homemade blue cheese dressing) as well as salads, entrees and desserts.


The following selections have made it past our taste bud test and into our top seven this issue. Step out and give them a try, you won’t be disappointed.

TRAILS END TAPHOUSE Casual American 511 Maple Ave, Snohomish 360.568.7233, A homespun, casual dining experience that offers excellent cuisine and an ‘everybody knows your name’ atmosphere, Trails End Taphouse is for comfort food aficionados. Featuring homecooked entrees and 28 craft brews on tap, diners can sit fireside for a date night or belly up to the bar with their buddies, respectively. Menu standouts include the Steak Salad with Blue Cheese, a delectable combination of mixed greens, tomato wedges, red onions and thinly sliced grilled steak, and the earthy Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms. Popular for their wood-fired pizzas, Trails End offers unique toppings such as smoked salmon and arugula, steak and blue cheese, or the classic pepperoni and sausage. Made from scratch, customers can watch the pizza-maker throw handtossed dough into the air and layer on local toppings before it’s fed to the crackling wood fire. Trails End proves that not all great restaurants have to be expensive. While they may have affordable drinks and dining options, the overall dining experience is none the worse for wear.


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1642 E. Main St., Freeland 360.331.9945 For more than 35 years, The Freeland Cafe’s been serving Whidbey Island locals a dawn-till-dinner menu of American breakfast c­ lassics with a mix of Hawaiian flavors. A stack of three savory pancakes stuffed with delicious, sweet blueberries marks a signature favorite among the carb-craving regulars, while a hearty egg breakfast with crisp, sizzling bacon charms away the hunger of nostalgic hometown diners; add Hawaiianstyle rice with Spam and gravy for a more exotic breakfast alternative. Lined with ceiling-high windows and an eclectic mix of artwork, The Freeland Cafe offers a generous seating area situated adjacent a popular bar of the same name. Sit back and enjoy the aroma of warm syrup and coffee, and the friendly chatter of neighborly patrons as you dine back to a simpler time.



The Monte Cristo sandwich at Jake’s Café is a standout. Have it with a side of their amazing fries.

The Flat Iron Satay at Bar Dojo is a tender beef satay skewer with red curry rice. A flavorful and fragrant dish, perfect for brunch.

The Penne Gorgonzola is incredible at Capri Ristorante Italiano. Pair with a nice, earthy Chianti and a crisp salad, and you have the perfect dinner.

The Crab and Artichoke Dip at Emory’s on Silver Lake is some of the best you’ll ever have. And the view ain’t bad, either.

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Sure to satisfy, try the Mick Jagger Fries at Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse. These sweet potato fries are tossed with butter and brown sugar—proof that sometimes you can get what you want.

It’s not just the wine list at Terracotta Red that makes the Crispy Drunken Chicken so good. Regulars rave about this free-range chicken breast served with spicy yuzu.

The Jalapeño Bomb offers an explosion of flavor at O2 Sushi. This deep fried jalapeño starter is stuffed with spicy tuna and cream cheese.

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MANHATTAN TRANSFER May 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.


vocal quartet that has been performing for more than forty years, The Manhattan Transfer performs popular American songs with their own style and musical talents. In 1981, they became the first group to win a Grammy in both the Pop and Jazz categories. For fans of perfect harmonies and a capella music, this will be a must-see performance. Edmonds Center for the Arts 410 4th Ave. North, Everett, WA 425.275.9595,

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The Smithsonian is presenting the exhibition “Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight” at the Future of Flight Aviation Center. This exhibit will showcase past and present African American aviators who helped further flight and space exploration. “Black Wings” will chronicle the history of aviation through six sections that share the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight and paved the way for those who followed. The exhibit is based on the book Black Wings: Courageous Stories of African American in Aviation and Space History by the exhibition curator Von Hardesty. The Future of Flight Aviation Center 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo 425.438.8100 x 240,


de Choros by Villa Lobos. It is sure to be a lovely string performance.


First Presbyterian Church 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett 425.743.0255, pacificachamberorchestra. org

THRU MAY 10, 2015

Directed by Martin Mackenzie with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this musical presents the comedic and satirical tale of a slave trying to win his freedom. His plan involves helping his young master win over the affections of the girl living next door, but pretty soon his elaborate plan becomes too convoluted for him to keep straight, and hilarity quickly ensues. Featuring wonderful music, this is a perfect show for theatre enthusiasts who enjoy a satirical storyline. 950 Main St., Edmonds 425.774.9600, VILLAGE THEATRE PRESENTS NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY THRU MAY 25, 2015


This amazing event presents aircraft that were built between 1927 and 1957 and have been restored to full working order. Talk with the pilots who have preserved these wonderful planes, watch them fly over Paine Field, and even go for a ride. For those with a passion for aviation, history lovers, or curiosity seekers interested in watching these planes in actions, this is a perfect weekend event. 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mulkiteo 425.348.3200,


What doesn’t sound intriguing about a theatrical show that is a comedic musical murder mystery? No Way to Treat a Lady combines all of our favorite genres in one riveting performance. Based on the bestselling novel by William Goldman, the story revolves around a struggling actor who is willing to go to any lengths to get his name in the headlines, a glamorous socialite, charming detective, and a pair of meddling mothers. This detective story, mixed with a touch of romance, is an exciting show from start to finish. Everett Performing Arts Center 710 Wetmore Ave., Everett 425.250.8600,


MAY 10, 2015, 7:30 P.M.

Natalie MacMaster began fiddling at the young age of 16, and her successful career has included 11 album releases and over three decades of breathtaking performances. A Cape Breton native and recipient of many rewards, MacMaster’s musical talent is a joy to experience and a must-see show. Edmonds Center for the Arts 410 Fourth Ave. North, Everett 425.275.9595,



The Pacifica Chamber Concert will be playing their annual summer concert. Director Fred Chu will be leading the professional ensemble through several classical pieces, including Overture for Strings by Lutoslawski, Three Shanties by Woodwind Quintet by Arnold, Prelude and Scherzo by Shostakovich, and Quintette en Forme


Food lovers unite! This free one-day festival is a perfect opportunity for foodies to learn gardening tricks to grow their own fresh produce, peruse wonderful cookbooks, attend demonstrations, and discover tricks for preserving food. Filled with food experts and garden professionals ready to answer all your questions, this festival is organized by Food Revolution Snohomish County to encourage a mindful approach to food and health within the community. There are also great activities for the kiddos! Lynnwood Convention Center 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood 425.640.1459, JAPANESE FLOWER EXHIBITION AND SHOW MAY 31, 2015, 10:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.

This annual exhibition of Japanese flower arrangements presents over 30 varieties of traditional Japanese flower arrangements created by local masters and students. Hosted by the Mill Creek Ikenodo group, this show always dazzles with its breathtaking displays. There will also be a free demonstration at 2:00–3:00 for those interested in expanding their knowledge and creating their own floral arrangements. Even for those who are not interested in learning the art of floral creations, this is still a beautiful selection of flowers to explore with the family. City Hall Annex Building 15720 Main St., Suite 130, Mill Creek 425.745.1891, MOUNTLAKE TERRACE ICE FEST JUNE 3–JUNE 7, 2015

The Seattle Skating Club is hosting their annual Ice Fest, which will feature the talented skaters as they show off their backspins, toe loops, Lutz jumps, and ice dancing routines. The performers will be members of the Seattle Skating Club, and registration for this event is currently open. Children of all ages love to watch figure

Olympicview Ice Arena 22202 70th Ave. West, Everett 425.672.6885,


For two weekends art studios throughout Camano Island and Stanwood will be opening their doors for free self-guided tours and flaunt the beautiful works of local artists. 43 artists, 30 studios, and 3 galleries will be participating in this year’s tour, which features many diverse mediums, such as glass, ceramic, paintings, watercolors, jewelry, textiles, and sculpture. This is sure to be an inspiring and educational exploration of Camano’s artistic community.


Antique motorcycles, live music, cool swag, and a crowd of knowledgeable, passionate restorers are sure to make this annual show a rip-roarin’ good time. There will be t-shirts available to purchase, as well as countless other vendors present. And, most importantly, it’s a perfect opportunity for motorcycle and antique enthusiasts to come together and debate, discuss, and flaunt their years of knowledge and experience. Historic Downtown 1st St., Snohomish 360.568.7820, THE 28TH ANNUAL EDMONDS ROTARY WATERFRONT FESTIVAL MAY 29–31, 2015

This 10th Annual Yacht Display will be on the water all weekend, so bring your sea legs and explore these beautiful boats. Stroll the docks of this picturesque marina admiring the yachts of all varieties, the oldest

Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival

skating, making this a perfect event for the while family.

being built in 1928 and the longest at 73 feet. A great way to pass a lovely spring day, come for the boat show and stay for some of the delicious eats available along the Edmonds marina. A delightful weekend excursion for all boat lovers. Port of Edmonds Marina 458 Admiral Way, Edmonds 425.771.1744,


In celebration of National Dance Week and International Dance Day, the Emerge Dance Company, Revolution and Dunamis Crew Dance Teams are performing dance pieces that showcase their choreography skills and talent. The proceeds from the event will fund scholarships and programs for individuals who are passionate about dance. PUD Auditorium 2320 California St., Everett 425.338.9056


A perfect opportunity for gardening enthusiasts, this plant sale will include thousands of tomato, veggie and herbs starts, as well as perennials, trees, shrubs, and living garden art. To top it off, local nurseries will be providing unusual and hard-to-find plant varieties. All proceeds from the sale benefit the non-profit Snohomish County Master Gardener’s Foundation. Snohomish County Extension Offices 600 128th St., Everett 25.357.6010,

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Cameron Macintosh’s spectacular production of the classic Phantom of the Opera is coming to Seattle as part of its North American Tour. Featuring breathtaking sets and costume designs, paired with the phenomenal performances of these professional stage actors, this presentation will be the highlight theatre event of the spring season. Be sure to purchase your tickets early. This is a show you won’t want to miss. The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St., Seattle, WA 206.682.1414,


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This stunning performance of Varekai: Tales From the Forest highlights the acrobatic, dance, and musical talents of the Cirque Du Soleil troupe. Varekai tells the story of a mysterious world located deep within a forest and at the top of a volcano, and revolves around the enchanted creatures who inhabit this magical place. With stunning set designs and mindblowing stunts, Cirque Du Soleil brings you another classic performance that will amaze and surprise you. Pacific Coliseum 2901 East Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C. 604.252.3700, ART! VANCOUVER MAY 21–24, 2015

Held at Vancouver Convention Centre East Building’s waterfront venue, this event will feature exquisite artwork from across Canada and around the world. With art tours, guest speakers, wine tastings, a lovely opening night ceremony, charity events, and music, this festival is a perfect opportunity for art enthusiasts to come together and enjoy exhibits of fine art masterpieces. Be sure to check their websites for a full list of events that will be happening throughout the festival. 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C.


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The Providence Hosptial Foundation sponsored An Epicurian Affair at Anthony’s Homeport. On March 10, more than $154,000 was raised by supporters and friends for the Cancer Partnership. The Cancer Parternship offers all aspects of cancer outpatient care, including chemotherapy, research, and counseling. The Everett Golf & Country Club Women’s Division won the Budd Gold tribute award for their fundraising efforts.


Final Word

Raising A Horton Loretta Puts Dr. Seuss Training Wheels On Her 5 Year Old Son WRITTEN BY Loretta



s a single mom, I am deeply concerned about my young son — concerns like when, if ever, will he stop crying over minor boo-boos as if he just lost an arm or leg, or when, if ever, will he focus on one simple task for more than 30 seconds, or of course, when, if ever, will he stop playing with himself in public. You know, serious stuff — the same age old questions that mothers have faced since the beginning of time. I can’t help but laugh nervously at the contrast between the “I want my Cocoa Puffs” temper tantrum in the grocery aisle and Mr. Destructo, the destroyer of all things inanimate. On behalf of all mothers blessed with sons, let me say out loud what all of us have thought in a moment of brutal honesty — the rate of development of the male frontal lobe is simply astonishing. To think that in ten years or less, my notso-tough little guy will pretend that he never cried in his life and will be asking for a truck with over-sized wheels or growing facial hair if he can simply because he can. Frankly, this would be welcome progress. I much prefer a big belt buckle to the “hands down the pants” public humiliation. His “look what I got, mom” behavior may not change for twenty years, but at least then he will be on his own time. Really, guys? But the evolution of my son got me to thinking — I need a role model for him besides my ex-husband. His dad is a wonderful, loving father, but he is all male, meaning his frontal lobe remains a work-in-progress. His father would detail his ’69 Chevy every other week, prepare to barbeque hamburgers as if he was a Cordon Bleu chef, and pack for a fly fishing trip like he was Martha Stewart. However, ask him to clean house, do the dishes, or prepare lunches for the kids, and Superman suddenly had a pocket full of Kryptonite. And that was if he was healthy. Heaven forbid if he had a cold or a low grade fever — he became a complete momma’s boy. The used tissue at the bedside would reach heights that absolutely defied engineering principles, so high that he 96

couldn’t see the piles of dirty dishes or clothes to be done or even the kids to feed. My gosh, what if I stopped being a mom every time I got sick? He acted like death was just around the corner. He was close to being right, of course, if he had read my mind. I did briefly consider helping him down that path. Instead, however, I decided to “motivate” his recovery by purchasing one of those old fashioned rectal thermometers from the 50’s and 60’s. That seemed to do the trick — that and our divorce. I am told that both are similar experiences. But I digress. I’ll let the bitterness go soon, like in my next life. My point is simply that my son needs a healthy dose of Venus in his Mars from an age appropriate non-traditional male — and “thank you” Dr. Seuss — who better than Horton, the elephant from “Horton Hears A Who.” Horton may be an unlikely role model perhaps, but I am desperate to counteract “nature,” or at least balance out primal “scratch and spit” male instincts with a strong dosage of “nurture.” The results are inconclusive because I am early in the experiment. But for past two months at bedtime, we read about Horton’s sacrifices for Whoville and the dust speck at great risk to himself. Buzz Lightyear and Woody, step aside. Horton is now a superhero in our house   no matter what dangers he encounters or the ridicule that he faces from the other animals in the jungle, Horton is loving, nurturing, loyal, brave, and protective. I make no apologies. My message to him and all young boys isn’t subliminal in the least: You can have your ’69 Chevy and eat it, too. Being vulnerable and thoughtful are not weaknesses. Just have the courage and the strength to become the best version of yourself that you can be, no matter what your peers say or do. Easier said than done, I know. I’ll report back in 10 years. That is if I survive my daughter’s teenage years. Have I mentioned hormones? 









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