North End Metro Magazine September/October 2014

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Retro Remix

A Fashion Flashback

The tasting trail

A Snohomish Wine Journey


Constructing a Cheeseboard

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Working the Gate


Retro Remix


By the Numbers


The Tasting Trail Snohomish Wine Journey


Lasting Image


Calendar September & October


Constructing a Cheeseboard


In the Know Stars in Snohomish


Wonder Woman Judy Tuohy



In the Know Book Reviews


Highway 99: The North End’s


In the Know Who Knew?

International District


Real Hero Faye Whitney


In the Know Fall Display


Dining Guide


In the Know Fresh Fall Produce


The Mixing Tin The Ni


5 Faves Washington Rosé Wines


Review Journeys East


Spotlight Mike O’Day and Sue Robertson


Seven Great Tastes






Events Around Town


Necessities Hello Yellow!


Around the Sound Pipe & Row


Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival


Savvy Shopper Sound Styles


Fremont Oktoberfest


The Scene Woodinville Wine Auction


Vintage Inspiration


Spa Review Slate Salon and Spa


Calendar Races & Runs


Publisher’s Letter




Letters to the Editor



Meet a Staffer Kelsey Wilmore


Vintage Industrial Redo


Final Word


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“Command the fruits to swell on tree and vine; grant them a few more warm transparent days, urge them on to fulfillment then, and press the final sweetness into the heavy wine.” From Rilke’s Day in Autumn (trans. Stephen Mitchell)


ate summer, 2001: I had finally unpacked the last of our belongings and set up our chairs and placed the books just so on the shelves. It was hot that year, too, and the early summer breezes I had come to count on were so still by September. We were easing into our lives here, learning the terrain. I loved it already — the friendly shop-owners and busy bookstores. I loved the mountains, the rocky, dramatic shoreline, the blue ghosts of islands in the distance. This time of year is a madeleine for me, a reminder of that first late summer, when the realization struck me that I was no longer just a tourist, I was officially a resident of Washington State. “Oh! The joy!” declared William Clark upon seeing the Pacific for the first time. I felt the same gazing out to the Olympic Mountains or up at the white snowy peak of Mount Baker.


And I still do. Despite year-after-year of rainy dark winters, the lack of proper sweet tea, and the strange way people say egg, I still love it here. This issue of North End Metro is a celebration of the beauty of this time of year — the markets spilling over with wonderful fall produce, the tinges of colors just starting to appear at the tips of leaves in the highest branches, the vibrant maples beginning to shade into bright red and yellow. The light grows a little less intense, perfect for capturing the palette of our vintage-inspired fashion shoot. But one of the most spectacular aspects of living in this amazing place is the remarkable people who volunteer, work, live and retire in our area. People here invest so deeply in all the aspects of their lives, digging into volunteer work or creating jobs for themselves and others that have real meaning. Take, for example, our Wonder Woman Judy Tuohy, executive director at the Schack Art Center. Judy is like so many of us — passionate about her work and her community, running for public office and giving her utmost to her nonprofit work. We feature Christopher and Malissa Tack’s labor of love, the Tiny Tack House, which solves the formidable design challenge of creating livable space out of 140 square feet. Our own North End Metro family has gained a new member in Edmonds native Alyssa Wolfe, who has deep roots in this community. Savor and enjoy these last few sun-drenched days as we all look forward to cozy autumn sweaters, warm ciders and bright pumpkins. Cheers!






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9 convenient Walk-In Clinics throughout Snohomish County.

Rachel Brown Rachel is a senior visual journalism student at Western Washington University in Bellingham. She loves photography because it captures images in creative ways the eye can’t always see. She hopes to travel the world and work for National Geographic one day. She loves all things Star Trek and all things coffee. She will always call the Pacific Northwest her home and is proud to call herself a Bellinghamster.  For her Lasting Image see p. 17

Most of our clinics are open seven days a week with extended hours. Wait times are posted online at Gunderson Building 3927 Rucker Ave, Everett 425-339-5422 Harbour Pointe Clinic 4410 106th St. SW, Mukilteo 425-493-6013 Lake Stevens Clinic 8910 Vernon Rd., Lk. Stevens 425-397-1705 Marysville Clinic 4420 76th St. NE, Marysville 360-651-7497

Ashley Thomasson Ashley is the owner of Love Beauty, a makeup artistry company based in Whatcom County. Specializing in weddings, events, and makeup for photography, Ashley strives to create looks with her clients that reflect their personality and natural beauty. When she is not behind her brushes, Ashley can be seen serving on the Whatcom Coalition to End Homelessness, experimenting in her kitchen, and finding any excuse to share good food with friends.  For her tips for Vintage Inspiration, see p. 41

Mill Creek Clinic 15418 Main Street, Mill Creek 425-225-8005

Arlené Mantha Third generation baker, and professionally trained pastry chef from Los Angeles, CA. Arlené has taught classes for Bellingham Alive’s ‘Meet The Chef’ series as well as the Bellingham Gluten Information Group. Her passion for comfort food and modern aesthetic has manifested itself in her restaurant Twofiftyflora located in Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher.  For her feature on constructing a cheeseboard, see p. 78

Silver Lake Clinic 1818 121st St. SE, Everett 425-357-3305 Smokey Point 2901 174th St. NE, Marysville 360-454-1922 Snohomish Clinic 401 Second St., Snohomish 360-563-8605 Stanwood Clinic 7205 265th St. NW, Stanwood 360-629-1505


Zacchoreli Frescobaldi-Grimaldi Zacchoreli grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and has lived in Bellingham with his partner of 17 years and their two zany dogs. He is a Cordon Bleu Chef, has a master’s degree in English Studies from Western Washington University, and is a grant writer for a non-profit organization. He and his partner enjoy wine, traveling and anything that has to do with the culinary arts.  For his review of Tulalip Casino’s Journeys East Restaurant, see p. 90

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I grew up not far from Bellingham on the beautiful yet very small Island of Lopez. Immediately after high school, I fled to Europe. There I gained my fascination with art, nature and all things beautiful. I lived in Italy and traveled to Greece, Spain, France and Austria. After exploring Europe for the better part of four years I figured it was time to direct my love of art into something worthwhile. So I moved to Florida where I attended college and eventually got my B.A. in Graphic Design. I recently moved back to Bellingham with my husband and daughter.

What is your favorite part of working for a regional lifestyle magazine? I don’t even know where to start, there is so much that I love about working here. I enjoy that I get to learn so much about our area. I am fairly new

to Bellingham so it is really great to learn about all the great restaurants, small family-owned shops, quaint little towns and awesome people that we feature in the magazine. I also love that I get to work with such a great group of women. I have learned so much in the three months that I have been here from these hard-working dedicated and creative ladies.

What are some of your hobbies and interests? I love doing anything that involves being outdoors in nature with my daughter: yoga at the park, slack lining in my backyard, gardening and exploring the many hiking trails that this area has to offer. I also have a passion for cooking, it is something that I get to do with my family, and all three of us love spending time in the kitchen coming up with new, delicious and healthy recipes to enjoy. 

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Working the Gate Kate Gerwin and Russell Davis Visit Washington Written By Frances Badgett | Photography by Kaity Teer


n June, Bar Rescue regulars Russell Davis and Kate Gerwin came to Bellingham to help a local bar refresh its cocktail menu. Under the guise of Davis’s Unlimited Liabilities, he and Gerwin consult with bars and restaurants that might need a little extra in-depth training for their staff, a refresh of their menus or a total rebranding. Both Davis and Gerwin are regulars on Jon Taffer’s Bar Rescue (on Spike). Kate is famous for being the first American and first woman to become the 2014 Bols Bartending World Champion for her drink Brown Chicken Brown Cacao. In a smart move, the owners of continued on page 20

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Poppe’s 360 at the Lakeway Best Western called in this star team to help them develop a menu of seven new drinks (including the Brown Chicken Brown Cacao), and to teach the crew at Poppe’s the finer points of good barkeeping. Gerwin came into Bellingham two days before the staff showed off their new menu. She trained them on what makes great tequila, proper techniques for shaking and stirring, the importance of bitters, proper storage of spirits, not to mention advice on career development in cocktail service. The information she packed into their brief sessions was dense and fascinating, and demonstrated Gerwin’s deep roots in the food and wine industry, her knowledge on food preparation and history, as well as her extensive experience in proper bartending. Gerwin owns a bar in Albuquerque and is a partner in several bars in North Dakota. A former instructor at the Cordon Bleu in Arizona as well as the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, Gerwin began her career in wine as a sommelier and moved to cocktails. “I opened a restaurant and did wine pairings, but cocktails are more creative.”She had been winning speed and other championships for years before beginning her new venture in consulting. “I love hitting smaller markets. There are craft cocktails on every corner in New York or L.A. But in a smaller market like this one, we’re really reaching more people. This is where the craft cocktail scene is really happening. Places like Kansas City and Portland and Omaha and here.” She pointed out that there was a time bartenders made huge salaries, and were seen as men and 20

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“I built a bar in my college dorm room, and I got in trouble with my R.A. for all the bottles I dropped practicing moves.”

women of great responsibility and ability. “Bartenders used to make more than the President of the United States.” Over the years, the image of the bartender has dipped, but even that is changing again. The career bartender is coming back in a big way, and with the help of shows like Bar Rescue—and the great work of people like Gerwin—respect for the craft has returned. After training with Gerwin, the staff at Poppe’s 360 practiced their cocktail acumen, unveiling their new menu on the 18th with Russell Davis overseeing them. Bar Rescue catapulted Davis into celebrity mixologist status, but he was well-known in the industry before he became a reality television star. This was the first project Gerwin and Davis have done together, and they are thrilled with the response they received. Davis said, “Sometimes I go into a bar to help out, and it’s hard. That’s not the case here. The staff, the management, the place here, everything was great, and everyone we’ve dealt with here in Bellingham has been amazing.” Davis fell in love with the art of mixology when he saw the movie Cocktail in high school. “I built a bar in my college dorm room, and I got in trouble with my R.A. for all the bottles I dropped practicing moves.” He has worked security, back bar and bartended for years, and is known for his firebreathing, bottle-tossing antics. “You gotta’ be good at three things,” Davis said, “You gotta’ be fast, you gotta’ be good, and you gotta’ look good doing it. There is a new standard for bartending, and it isn’t enough to just do the tricks. You have to make sure the drinks are good. You have to make sure the service is good. It all works together.” Davis brought Gerwin on at Unlimited Liabilities just two weeks before she won the Bols competition. “The Bols happens slowly over several weeks, and my assistant and I watched Kate go through it. I knew she was going to win, and when she did, we were high-fiving and screaming. It was great.”

What’s Next: Ground Control to Don Draper Gerwin plans to keep running her bars in North Dakota and New Mexico, and to keep consulting in smaller markets with occasional visits to Bar Rescue. Russell Davis has so many projects in the works, it’s hard to keep up with his list. Some of them can’t be mentioned just yet, but one that we can tell you about is his children’s book called Little Russell Makes a Stand. It’s a book about a little Russell Davis opening the neighborhood’s first lemonade stand. “All the proceeds from the sale of my book go to charity.” Davis is passionate about helping kids and families in need, and is a big supporter of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which raises money to aid families in financial hardship. Davis is also on a team working with NASA to create the first cocktail for passenger space travel. The Zero-Gravity Cocktail Project — sponsored by the Cosmic Lifestyle Corporation — is working on special equipment for building, mixing, shaking and stirring in zero-gravity conditions. Though they may not make it back to Washington often, keep an eye out for Davis and Gerwin — their careers are skyrocketing, right into outer space. 

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L IF E ST YLE In the Know

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Wonder Woman Written By Katie Heath Photograph by Susie Howell

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nohomish County is seeing stars – literally. Sky Valley hosted the cast and crew of the upcoming movie Captain Fantastic, starring Academy Award nominated actor Viggo Mortensen and directed by Matt Ross, who played Alby Grant in HBO’s Big Love. Mortensen stars as a father who is trying to assimilate his family into society after living off the grid in the Pacific Northwest. The filming took place in the Index and Gold Bar areas, at Gold Bar Elementary, Gold Bar Family Grocer, Costal Community Bank in Sultan, and at the Snohomish River, and is a project of Electric City Entertainment. Mortensen has starred in movies such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Eastern Promises in 2007. 


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f anyone knows the power of hard work and perseverance, it’s Judy Tuohy. As the director of the Schack Art Center in Everett, Tuohy helps run the non-profit organization that educates and showcases art in the Everett community. But Tuohy doesn’t — and hasn’t — stopped there. She is also running for Everett city council. Tuohy became involved last fall when a position on the council was vacated, and she realized she could change the sense of apathy she felt was hanging over her community by becoming appointed to the city council. “I felt, well, I have the time, I have the energy, so there was no reason I couldn’t do it,” Tuohy said. While she lost by two votes, it was just the beginning of her campaign journey.

Now, Tuohy is back with a stronger campaign and a desire to change the community she cares so much about. She realized that to run a successful campaign, she needed to put in the extra effort to step up to the challenge, and she is doing just that, including putting herself out to the public in an entirely new way. “I’m always promoting the Schack, and then all of a sudden, I have to now promote myself,” she said. “That’s been the biggest challenge, and it’s been the most rewarding.” Tuohy has loved getting to meet people, reaching out to her community to gain support and educate them on her goals and plans for the city, which include re-evaluating the way the city does business, becoming more inclusive and responsive as a city council, and better economic development. 

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Written by Kerry Spaulding

These two excellent books create a wonderful pairing for your late-summer reading. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 272 pages Algonquin Books, 2014

The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti 368 pages Dial Press Trade Paperback, 2014

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Odd Shelf Book Club “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou...” The quotation would probably make the titular bookseller cringe, smacking as it does of romanticism, but what he doesn’t know is that his story is a romantic one. Fikry has owned his bookstore and lived as a widower for some time before he discovers that his most prized possession has been stolen — and replaced by a new arrival! Just when he has most thoroughly closed himself off from the world, he finds himself sharing his home, opening his heart, and finding happiness. Gabrielle Zevin has created a delightful story and wonderful characters; this book will hit home for readers and booksellers alike. Perfect for a cool autumn evening by the fire (with a glass of crisp, clean Chardonnay, perhaps?)

As a graduate student, Michael Paterniti was determined to explore the origin of a rare and expensive cheese called Paramo de Guzman; years later, he unwittingly becomes obsessed with the story of a new Don Quixote — the cheesemaker, raconteur, and self-styled legend, Ambrosio Molinas de las Heras. Stories are invented, embellished, and passed on in epic tradition in the region of Spain known as Castile y Leon, and Ambrosio’s story is as epic and tragic as they get. Paterniti falls head over heels for the stories he hears, gradually coming to terms with the need to separate reality from myth. Pour yourself a glass of strong Castilian red and settle in for a tale full of hope, dreams, survival and love.

September 11, 6:30pm The Skies Belong to Us by Brendan Koerner October 9, 6:30pm And There Was Light by Jacques Lusseyran

Main Street Book Club September 24, 6:30pm The Tilted World by Tom Franklin October 22, 6:30pm Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Kerry Spaulding is a bookseller at University Book Store in the Mill Creek Town Center. University Book Store in the Mill Creek Town Center serves the South Snohomish County and North King County areas and offers a large selection of new and bargain books, a wide variety of UW Husky apparel, souvenirs, student and art supplies, and free book shipping and gift wrapping.

Who Knew? Art in Snohomish County The Schack Art Center The Arts Council of Snohomish County was founded in 1974. The Arts Council raised funds for the Schack Art Center to give local art and studios a home. Named for John and Idamae Schack, the Schack Art Center hosts art classes, lectures and exhibits.

Public Sculpture The sculpture Bull Kelp and Sea Life Elements winds its tendrils along the seawall in Edmonds. Created by Patrick Maher in 2003, it’s a cast and forged bronze piece. Mayor’s Arts Award in Everett Poet Duane Kirby Jensen was one of four recipients of the Mayor’s Arts Award in Everett.

He hosts Everett’s Poetry Nite, and is an accomplished painter as well. The other two recipients were Ann Morgan, who played an important role in building the arts programs in the Everett schools, and Aaron Coughlin and Bryan Bradley for their band I Will Keep Your Ghosts.

Early History: Tulalip Archaeology It is Coast Salish custom not to remove from a site any items associated with burial, so when Rocky Village (renamed Priest Point Village in the 19th Century) was discovered, much of the site was left intact. The artifacts that were not associated with burial at Priest Point are on display at the Hibulb Cultural Center.

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Compressions of Life Faye Whitney Written by Alexis Aibinder


n August 20, 2013 a lifechanging event occurred for dispatcher and supervisor Faye Whitney. With twentyseven years of experience working as a dispatcher, she knows how to handle a crisis. Given her supervisory role, she has mandatory CPR certification, and she is required to know Criteria Based Dispatch (CBD), which set protocols that match the level of care a person needs with the training of the dispatcher. Some protocols have changed. For example, CPR: “You no longer need to give breath, there is no mouth to mouth. Just compressions. My experience with telephone CPR is what helped me that day.” Faye and her partner Deb were getting a new floor put into their home by a company that subcontracted floor installers. On the last day working in the house, an unexpected turn occurred. Jack (the main subcontractor) and Faye were discussing last-minute details when they both gazed over to find that his employee Jim had fallen to his knees and slumped face-down. Without knowledge of his history, Faye was trying to figure out if he had a seizing disorder, or if he was convulsing. She called 911 — her office — and described the scene. Rolling him to his back, Faye noticed that he was turning blue. “He’s not breathing, I am starting CPR,” she yelled into the phone. After fifty compressions, he started breathing. That is when she rolled him onto his side, to prevent any hazards from

choking. Because her office had already dispatched a car, she hung up. A minute after she closed the call, Jim went blue again. Faye asked Jack to take over while she called the office again. Jack needed some guidance in CPR, so gave him some instruction. While on the phone, Faye discovered that Jack had received a stent in the previous year. Faye instructed Jack to move his work vehicle out of the way of the ambulance. Faye once again started CPR while yelling to her spouse Deb to watch for the responders. Jim was making noises on the floor, “So all I could think to




do was yell at him ‘come on Jim, come back!’” After yelling at him for some time she heard Deb, “They’re here!” “After that I just went into the kitchen, and was shaking with tears.” Jim started talking again, but then he lost a pulse. The responders used shock paddles on him, and he finally became stabilized. After originally denying the input of a defibulator the day he received the stent, Jim finally had the procedure done. “It’s all kind of surreal, the intelligent side of me knew that I saved his life, the emotional side of me realized I saved his life.” Lucky for Jack, Faye’s years of training and expertise in emergency services were at her fingertips that day. 

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ome say summer is what keeps them living in Western Washington, while others are diehard fall fans. It’s true, New England is featured across the nation as the place to view fall color, but here in the Northwest we experience our own wonderland of turning leaves. Red, gold, russet, orange — a flaming palette — blends seamlessly with filtered sunlight and cooler, crisp temperatures. Early fall is an ideal time to wander and wind our way through trails, gardens, farms and roads. Pull out a jacket, don a hat and grab your camera — these local spots will fill your vision with delicate patterns and eyecatching hues. Hike. Snohomish County boasts its own share of trails, and the skill levels are as varied as the fall foliage you’ll see. If you’re looking for an ambling hike with little elevation gain and short distances, Yost Park in Edmonds is an excellent choice. The park possesses many native species — big leaf maple, red alder, western red cedar and western hemlock among its other plants — and in autumn, the colors come alive displaying vibrant casts of colors. If you’re lucky, you’ll spy the pair of barred owls who have made Yost their home. Not far away, Meadowdale Beach offers a different fall experience. The steeper trail presents a bit more challenge, but the journey is worth it.

Not only are you surrounded by warm tones, you’ll score some beach time before the climb back to the car. The last hike will thrill those who want to put in some serious effort and mileage. Gothic Basin has been characterized as stark, barren and beautiful, yet the trip affords some brilliant fall views. The trail is difficult — however, the scenery is unmatched and displays lakes, rivers, waterfalls, meadows and epic colors. Hint: Check the conditions before you go. Walk. One of Everett’s hidden gems is the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens. It’s not big, but has been around since 1963, and is a nice place for a foliage-filled lunch break. A couple of nice highlights include the Japanese Maple Grove and the Small Urban Tree Walk. Craven Farm is known for many different things — a wedding venue, pumpkin patch and a stunning location in the fall. Plan your visit during their Fall Festival which runs from September 27th through October 31st. Drive. Sometimes it’s nice to just get in the car and go. Hidden highways and less-traveled roads are waiting to flaunt their fall spectacles. Try the Mountain Loop Highway or the Cascade Loop. Those with an explorer’s heart can make up their own route by turning onto random roads with promising  landscapes.

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L IF E ST YLE In the Know

Fresh Fall Produce Written and photographed by Alyssa Wolfe


ummer brings farmers markets, and we have deliciously fresh, local produce filling our homes and tables. We revel in berries and corn, asparagus and tomatoes — and then it seems to end. The good news is that fall doesn’t prevent us from acquiring that farm fresh produce. We are lucky to have a long growing season and fertile soil here in the Northwest. It’s true that we’ll have to forgo the berries and tomatoes until next summer, but there are some flavorful fruits and vegetables, and places to find them locally that are available through the fall season. The assumption is that when school starts up and the light begins to dim earlier in the evening that the farmers markets go the way of our long summer days. The truth is that they are still going, and in some cases into October, and Snohomish County’s markets are no exception. Snohomish, Lynnwood and Mukilteo farmers markets go until the end of September, and Edmonds, Everett and


Bothell run through early October. Right across the county line, The Lake Forest Park farmers market hosts two special sessions, one at the end of October and one just before Thanksgiving inside the Third Place Commons. There are alternatives to farmers markets as well. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes can be picked up at several locations throughout the county. Klesick Family Farms, Chinook Farms, Willies Greens, Full Circle Farms and Garden Treasures all have pick-up locations around the area. Check their websites for locations, prices, produce selection and dates. Garden Treasures in Arlington, a fresh produce fan favorite, keeps their doors open until the Thanksgiving holiday. They close through February, and reopen in March, making locally grown organic fruits and vegetables available much of the year. They offer several options — buy in their charming store, pick-up a CSA box or pick your own at certain times in the year. Owners

Mark and Patricia have mastered their crops, the growing cycle and are always willing to share insights with customers and those interested in growing their own backyard edibles. Their flavors and variety are incredible, and now with their Podcast (The Dirty Cultivator), you can learn about local food, gardening and other current events. You can find the Podcasts on their website. We all have it in us to grow our own produce, and the Northwest is a supportive gardening community. If you are interested in starting your own fall garden, look into local books like Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard by Colin McCrate and Brad Halm, or find resources on Seattle Tilth’s website, which includes a guide called Planting for Fall Crops. The produce choices we see in fall are a bit darker, richer and have flavors all their own. Full of rich nutrients, they can concoct hearty fall recipes that will help transition us into the cooler weather. 

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Washington Rosé Wines


Syncline | $19 The winemaker’s tasting notes describe the 2011 Syncline rosé: “Our creation of this wine is in direct response to our love of crisp, dry Rosé. The color is a striking pale rose with aromas of strawberry, stone fruit and melon. Each grape lends unique attributes to the overall complexity.” Blend: 33% Pinot Noir, 17% Grenache, 17% Cinsault, 15% Carignan, 9% Mourvedre, 9% Counoise

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2013 Matchbook Rosé of Tempranillo | $12

The folks at Matchbook created a lovely, uncomplicated, but very drinkable rosé, perfect for Thai food or sushi. The winemakers say, “This pretty rosé is an Estate Bottled blend of Tempranillo, Syrah, Graciano and Malbec grown in our Matchbook Vineyard. The lovely aromas of melons, marshmallow ambrosia and lime zest are followed up with flavors of white peaches, cream soda and strawberry.”

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A bright rosé that stands up well to ribs and lamb, Robert Ramsay says his rosé is “inspired by our love of rosé from Provence and Bandol in particular. It offers a bright fruity nose with hints of mineral and floral scents.”

Blend: Grenache based with Cinsault, Syrah and Viognier.


2013 Barnard Griffin Rosé of Sangiovese | $18

Sangiovese is a nicely balanced Italian grape that produces fine reds, but not always. It makes a great rosé as well. Barnard Griffin says that it “delivers a lively mouthful of lovely strawberry, cranberry and apple flavors. Shows extraordinary balance and finesse without sacrificing zip and mouthwatering acidity.”

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2013 Gramercy Cellars Olsen Vineyards Rosé | $25

I love the way Gramercy Cellars describes their rosé thus: “We definitely prefer to be on the orange side of the spectrum instead of pink for our rosé. This rosé is more substantial than previous vintages. It’s a bit riper, as is the trend for all varieties in 2013. It’s a wine that will take some time to open. It’s more of an intellectual wine instead of a back yard quaffer.” Though, you know, there are no rules...

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Edmonds Art Studio Tour Artists Mike O’Day and Sue Robertson Written and photographed by Alyssa Wolfe



ave you ever wanted to see inside an artist’s process — their studio, tools and techniques? Each September, Edmonds hosts a studio tour that focuses on the artists in the city. It showcases how art is created, the motivation behind it and gives you the chance to find new art to grace your home. Now in its ninth year, the media represented are vast. There are 23 studios and 42 artists featured in this year’s Edmonds Art Studio Tour. The Edmonds Art Studio Tour was brought forth by active local artists Sue Robertson and Tracer Felix Fraker. Sue’s art had shown in Kirkland, and she knew of their studio tour, which at that point only involved artists from Kirkland. The next year they allowed any artist that had work shown in the city to take part. Additionally, Sue wanted a tour in her home city of Edmonds, a city that has always been supportive of its art community. Edmonds accepted the tour quickly, and it was backed by the Edmonds Arts Festival. To this day, it is still funded in part by the Edmonds Arts Commission Tourism Promotion Fund. The first year included 16 studios and 29 artists. The tour is unique — it’s a two-day, self-guided experience that will take you through much of the city. Rain or shine, it is a great way to spend the weekend exploring art and Edmonds. While the scope of people and their work is grand, two prominent local artists who have been involved since early on are Sue Robertson and Mike O’Day. Their work is different, but both are tied together by a common thread — a passion to continue exploring and expanding their work.

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Sue Robertson People often characterize Sue as joyful and prolific. She claims that prolific simply means she works fast. The name — Joyful Art by Sue Robertson — fits well, both when it comes to her art and the artist herself. Sue came into the art world after a long career in office and facilitation management in corporate world. She and her husband were able to retire early, and they have taken the time to enjoy their lives after time-consuming careers. Both embrace life and live it fully with travel and creativity. Sue’s foray into art began with fruit, and her first paintings still have a following today. However, one of the things that makes her stand out is her fearless exploration, and although fruit was doing well, she felt the need to experiment and try new things. She worked with encaustics, training under well-known encaustic artist Patricia Seggebruch. She wandered away from encaustics for awhile and into figurative paintings, but has now returned full force to the challenge the encaustic work poses. Sue pushes boundaries, and continues to add more techniques to her already admirable arsenal. Her reason for doing art — she loves it. For her, the excitement comes from trying new things.

Mike O’Day The world of Mike O’Day is a fascinating place to spend some time. It’s magical, whimsical, comic and downright amazing. Mike, a former graphic artist in advertisement, turned caricature artist, turned sculptor, brings oneof-a-kind pieces into the Edmonds art community. His venture into sculpture was happenstance — a helping-out-afriend-and-getting-interested type of thing. His art is deceptively simple at times, but when you really look, the skill and care it takes to make it shines through. As a person, he’s approachable and interesting. He has worn the hats of stay-at-home dad, coach and Cub Scout leader, and he connected with several other local artists while their children attended the Maplewood Co-op together. He loves music (and listening to KEXP), lyrics, and teaching children — you can find his classes at ARTspot and the Kirkland Arts Center. He teaches adults too, but believes that teaching kids helps you grow as an artist. Mike has many facets, and is truly a gem. A visit to see his creatures, garden art and sculpture makes any day just a little bit brighter.

Both Sue and Mike are artists that take time to support the Edmonds art scene, they stay busy and connected. While they are two excellent reasons to take the tour, there are many other artists worth the trip. The 2014 Edmonds Art Studio tour promises to be an eclectic journey into the minds, lives and studios of local artists.  Sept. 20-21, 2014, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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RTspot encourages bravery, and tries to make art accessible to everyone. It’s a place that gives you the permission to explore and play, and their mission is to bring high quality materials to artists of all levels — even beginners. Owner Tracy Felix Fraker is positive, inspiring and an incredibly talented visionary with a passion for the creative process, and her store is an embodiment of her beliefs. As the Edmonds art community continues to grow, ARTspot is an excellent addition to the downtown area — a place to purchase, learn, look at the art Edmonds has become known for and dream about your own future projects. June 2014 marked the two-year anniversary of ARTspot’s opening. Since the beginning, one of Tracy’s favorite aspects has been being a part of — and supporting — the artist’s process. She believes that using professional materials produce the results artists are seeking. Her gentle guidance allows them to examine their creations — past, present and future. She asks them, “Is it purposeful? Is it meaningful?” ARTspot is also a place to take classes. Young or old, the offerings are excellent, and the teaching team outstanding. continued on page 33

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The studio space is safe and sacred. The content of classes is as varied as the artists that teach them. Fall brings a wonderful selection of classes for adults: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain with Kim Brayman, Encaustic Photo Blocks with Lisa Jones Moore, Travel Journals in Watercolor with Pam Harold and Introduction to Acrylics with Tracy Felix Fraker — to name a few. ARTspot’s website keeps an ongoing list and descriptions of events, lectures and classes for adults and youth. It is constantly evolving, and new classes are added regularly. While instruction is a portion of ARTspot’s business, it is often the product that draws people into the store. The lively displays and obviously top-notch materials make you yearn to play, draw, paint and mold. It’s hard to walk by without pausing to smile at the presentation of creativity that greets window shoppers and community members who wander by. The space is inviting and warm. When finding inventory for the store, Tracy has some criteria beyond quality that speak to her personal values: products must be local, US made and environmentally conscious. If she is unable to find US, she still looks for smaller vendors and companies who uphold these standards. You’ll find brands like Gamblin, Golden, and Daniel Smith, and artist essentials and favorites that include gelli plates, brushes, canvases, touch markers, pencils, pens and paper. If you want to learn a new medium or learn how to use a particular product — ask. The store

is staffed by artists, and they want customers to try new things. ARTspot represents many media and the selection is very good. Tracy features local artists in the store as well. Customers get a taste of what projects are possible through the classes, and are able to purchase items as well. Jewelry, paintings, and sculpture are for sale. Expect to see more from ARTspot in the future, it seems that Tracy’s think tank is constantly producing. She considers new ideas all the time, and there are constantly plans brewing. She dreams of non-profits for art in public schools, a Little Free Library stocked solely with art books, an ongoing mural wall and fundraisers. She has already started an ARTspot cinema night and an Edmonds Art Studio Tour preview at ARTspot during the September Edmonds Art Walk. “Art is the ultimate expression of our humanity. Everyone should have access,” Tracy said. Well she and co-owner Denise Cole have given our area access to art — to create it, be brave with it and play with it — in the best and most supportive way possible.  408 Main Street, Edmonds Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 425.640.6408,

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Pipe & Row A New Kind of Boutique written by Katie Heath Photograph by Adam Katz Sinding


ipe & Row’s tagline is “Not your average staple” and that certainly fits. Owner Kayla Boehme said, “We want to push someone to the edge of their comfort zone, but not over it.” The boutique, which opened June 17 in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, aims to make high fashion accessible to everyone. The store carries brands like Miista. Ampersand as Apostrophe, Wren and Sam & Lavi. “You might walk in and see some bold prints or a really different style of shirt, but it’s things that you’ll wear over and over again,” said Boehme. Boehme strives for wearability — the idea that the clothes can be dressed up or dressed down, and that they fit the buyer’s personal style. The idea for the store came from Boehme’s 15 years of retail experience, where she realized that the most fulfilling styling experiences weren’t always the easy ones. “It was always fun to help super high-end people who are always into fashion, but my most rewarding times were

helping someone who couldn’t figure out their style, or wanted to look a certain way and didn’t know how to do that.” While the boutique offers a variety of different clothes for a variety of different tastes, it takes trust to get someone to try on a piece of clothing from the store. “It takes a little while to build that close relationship, to have somebody trust you to be able to be like ‘just try this on.’” Once that trust is established, Boehme can help them find pieces that fit their style. While Pipe & Row is new to Fremont, it isn’t going anywhere soon. Instead, Boehme has plans to expand their online content, and also wants to make the boutique more than just a place to buy clothes. “We want someone to be able to go to the store and not only shop, but also be inspired personally, whether that be online, through social media, or going into the physical store.” 

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The Shop  On the corner of 5th Ave. and Main St., in downtown Edmonds, stands Sound Styles, a fashion institution in Edmonds. Originally, the boutique was bought by two families with the intention of having the daughters from those two families run it. However, one family quickly discovered that the retail business was not for them, giving mother Dolores Bjorback and her daughter Jenny Murphy co-ownership only three years after the purchase of 100 5th Ave North took place. Almost 30 years later, the boutique is still standing, thriving, and is still owned by Bjorback and Murphy. “We recently were given a magazine from 1987 that featured mother- daughter business partners in the area. We were one of those pairs featured. It’s fun to look back and see where we were then and where we are now,” Murphy said.

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and what they wore Murphy said. There is even a 20% discount off the next purchase if you submit a photo of yourself wearing clothing from Sound Styles — a promotion that has been ongoing for the last 20 years, and has established a great sense of community. Whether customers need help packing their carry-on or need styling advice, the women working at the boutique are there for just that. “The carry-on must haves include a black pant, cardigan, printed skirt, and a jean jacket,” Murphy said. She added that because her customers like to travel, most of the fabrics are wrinkle-free. The boutique’s best-selling line is “Tribal” where tops range from $70–$80 and leggings are $66. The boutique offers clothes and lots of accessories, such as scarves, which range from $18–$28. During the entire month of October, shoppers are given an additional 29% off for the annual anniversary sale. “It used to be just one day in October, then it went to one weekend in October, and now the anniversary sale is the entire month of October.” One weekend in October is still dedicated to the anniversary party, where shoppers come to socialize and drink wine.

able, comfortable clothes.” Near the back of the shop you come across “Sound Style Travels,” a corner where pictures have been posted of women wearing outfits that were purchased at Sound Styles. This corner is almost famous because women come in and get excited to see who traveled where

Owners Favorite  Murphy said that she sometimes thinks about what else she would do but… she loves what she does. “My favorite thing about the shop is working with the people I love and being in downtown Edmonds.” 

The Atmosphere  There is a welcoming embrace that is felt upon entering the boutique. A great sense of community has clearly been established here. The owners and the women working in the boutique greet shoppers by name, they remember what you purchased last trip in and are more than willing to offer styling advice. “We don’t just throw fashion at you. We help you.”

Key People  Murphy said that she is in the store every day, and that her mother can usually be found in the store office. Beside the two owners there are three lovely sales women Julie, Mary, and Shelly. “We work as a team, and we all really like each other,” Murphy said. She added that a few of the women even hang out after work together.

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Vintage Inspiration written by Ashley Thomasson


ave you ever wondered if you were made for a different era? I sure have. Ever since I was young, vintage styles have always inspired me, and I often found myself nostalgic for those simpler days. Today, my Pandora station is riddled with the Rat Pack and Elvis Presley, A-line dresses make me swoon, and winged eyeliner with red lipstick is my cosmetic staple. The 1950s are my thing. Although my soul delights in the years-gone-by, expressing my style through vintage trends has never been a common or easy thing for me. But every time I push past my hesitations and reservations to connect with my inner-vintage fashionista, I feel confident, flirtatious, and proud to be representing a style that resonates most truly within me. And as luck would have it, vintage fashions seem to be coming back bigger and bolder than ever before. If you’re like me and wanting to flex your vintage styling muscles without knowing where to start, you have come to the right place! I’ve gathered a few quick tips that will help you start styling your vintage look in no time. continued on next page

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Start Small As I previously mentioned, the biggest barrier I face in styling myself is my own doubt and lack of confidence in my ability to pull it off. Many factors affect how we choose to style ourselves, but the two most influential I see come up are time and money. I know that when my energy is low, I go for what is familiar and skip out on pushing my style boundaries, but sometimes that nudge is what I need to get me feeling inspired again. Similarly, when my budget is tight and money is a barrier, I also often find myself playing down my style because I feel as if I can’t have a head-totoe look with all the accessories without leading to a “style fail.” But during my time in the beauty industry, I’ve learned that the smallest details can sometimes make the biggest difference. When you’re looking to make a change, but the time or money just isn’t there, change it up with something small! Try a new lip color that fits the era you are going for, or perhaps a new accessory or bold pair of sunglasses. Even if my outfit isn’t there, I know I can throw on a good red lip and feel vintage-fabulous in an instant (plus, it’s pennies on the dollar compared to furnishing a whole outfit). When you feel confident, your personality exudes confidence, and that is what makes or breaks a look — so find something small that makes your personality jump for joy and wear it boldly.

Try Something New I know I’m at risk of stating the obvious here, but I think that we all can admit there are styles we’re comfortable with, styles we’re not, and styles we would never try simply because we assume we can’t pull them off. But how can we know for certain if we never try? Although I’m a “50s girl,” 42

I saw a fabulous pair of heels at a thrift store recently that were mustard yellow and looked just like something you’d find at Nordstrom’s in the 70s. I’m still not quite sure why I tried them on, as they were neither in a style nor a color I had ever worn before. Much to my surprise, I loved them! They are now a proud staple in my wardrobe, and I love how they can take a plain t-shirt and pair of jeans to a whole new level. Wearing vintage is the epitome of reinvention, so step out of your comfort zone and try something different —  you just may find a new look that you love.

Experiment With Your Strengths There are many aspects that go into creating a look, be it clothing, makeup, accessories or hair. Start small with the areas that are new to you, but experiment big with the areas in which you thrive. As a makeup artist, I love experimenting with different colors and application techniques to create new looks, but my clothing and hair styles are where I struggle. If makeup isn’t your thing but hair and styling outfits are, great! Challenge yourself there. Instead of spinning your wheels on things that don’t work well for you, take smaller risks in those areas and bigger risks in the areas you’re most comfortable. This can save time, sanity, and will keep you feeling true to yourself while expanding your style. So there you have it; start small, try something new, experiment. With those three steps together you will find yourself connecting with your inner-vintage fashionista in no time! But most importantly be true to yourself and pursue the styles that bring out your inner confidence and grace because in the end, it’s always about letting the real you shine through. 

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When matching skin tone, I recommend matching colors to your chest/collar bone. Although the jaw-line method is popular, I find it is hard to match—you can’t see it well, and it is often in a shadowy place. Although there might be a slight color difference between your chest and your face, matching to your chest will create the most fluidity in your color. Always make sure you test colors in good (preferably natural) light and when applying the foundation blend down into your neck if needed.

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Slate Salon and Spa written and photographed by Alyssa Wolfe



he building at 601 Dayton has always been somewhat of a mystery. It has a rich and strange history of being relocated and used as a hall, meeting space and nightclub. There used to be a bar in the basement where a tranquil, soothing room now exists. Cecilia Fisher, owner of Slate Salon and Spa, used to drive by the uniquely appealing building and wonder what would become of the space that had sat empty for so long. Little did she know it would become the site of her future establishment. Besides its decidedly cool name, Slate is warm, welcoming and calming the minute you enter. It is as approachable as its owner, who has been a part of the Edmonds salon scene for 21 years. Her expertise and connections have allowed her to produce a magnificent vision, and exactly the kind of salon and spa that will hold its own in a town that has a beauty shop on every corner instead of a Starbucks. Slate offers a wide array of services: hairstyling, facials, manicures and more. At the moment there are 17 stylists, with room for one more. There are four estheticians, a massage therapist and a lovely yoga studio on the premises. It is the perfect place for a full body treatment. Cecilia believes in carrying products that are safe. Her goals: workable, eco-friendly and organic. Her philosophy is you should be able to

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ingest the products (but please don’t try this at home, kiddos). That’s why she carries Intelligent Nutrients, Davine, Unite, Dawn Lorraine and Jane Iredale. The variety of talent at Slate is excellent. When it comes to the facial, esthetician Nisha Burmaster is a master. Not only do you feel that your skin is in the best hands possible, the hour-long facial includes incredible pampering — including a foot massage while you wait for your mask to do its job. Cecilia feels her team is enthusiastic, innovative and most important to her — always willing to further their education. “Education keeps you motivated.” After a visit to this already busy spot, it’s easy to believe it will continue to garner business. Fresh, beautiful, hip (without the pretention) and possessing an owner who thrives on giving back — she recently volunteered abroad building houses — Slate is an excellent addition to the Edmonds spa scene. 601 Dayton St., Edmonds Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. 425.361.1236

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Lake Stevens Olympic and Sprint Triathlon Run, bike & swim–Sprint and Olympic distances 8 a.m.  North Cove Park, Lake Stevens

Hope Unlimited 5k 5K run/walk 9 a.m.  Arlington Centennial Trail North, Arlington

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Color Me Rad 5K 5K novelty run 9 a.m., 9:10a.m.  Camp Korey, Carnation

Dawg Dash 10K run, 5K run/walk, & kids’ dash 9 a.m.  University of Washington, Seattle

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Fowl Fun Run 10K run & 5K run 10 a.m.  Mount Vernon Christian School, Mount Vernon

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“Your home is whimsical, cozy, cottage, industrial with raw, organic elements, quirky focals and current styling. Am I close?”


his was my first question after the initial consultation at my client’s rambler home in Snohomish. She has a flair for the eclectic, as well as many hand-me-downs that are absolutely gorgeous. After meeting with her, it was clear that she wanted to incorporate those into the design as much as possible. While this stunning house is in great shape, we had to craft our vision to suit both my client and her family. Her family enjoys comfort and time together, so we had to create a playful environment that was charming yet edgy. Next I confirmed, “You will have a colorful palette with a tasteful and unique approach. Our application will use shades … continued on the next page of gray throughout the body of


your home with rich accents in various nooks — on kitchen cabinets, on doors and hardware. We’ll also use wallpaper that features added depth.”

Wall Design Project We began with a wall design project. To complete with a seamless and purposeful finish, as well as cost savings, I suggested we cut out a wall between what was the living and dining areas, connecting the two spaces and allowing fantastic light and movement. We then opened a pass-through to the kitchen for the ultimate in visual integrity.

Decorative & Functional Accents Next, I suggested building custom barn doors as a decorative and functional option to finish the wall design. Our doors would have a vintage appeal with an industrial track and hardware. Last, with a nod to the industrial, we would add gas-pipe drapery rods and pipe-like accents. This signature raw element of industrial interior design is the kind of feature that people typically try to conceal — pipes and ducts are often tucked behind walls or above suspended ceilings, but we wanted that edgy, industrial quality.



Color We selected a color scheme using light neutral tones and threw in bolder colors to create impact into the space. Industrial design enthusiasts often seek out a metallic feel through the use of colors such as gray, and my clients hung weathered gray picture frames, which enhanced the steely look. It is a growing trend, and vintage-industrial interior design has become increasingly popular. It can be very bold, yet classical. And this look always blends well with the rest of the décor. Our result: a vintage warehouse look that combines a true industrial feel with a range of other styles — from the earthy to the polished. We pulled together a cozy cottage using old, new, organic and chic. We achieved our look through features such as reclaimed wood, metal light fixtures and vintage furniture. These specific furnishings of the past, when thoughtfully placed, create that vintage-industrial styling many design aficionados are looking for in their space today. 


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Tack House Written by Frances Badgett photography by Christopher tack



creative space. A backyard retreat. A personal office. A quiet escape — the Tiny Tack House is the dream child of Snohomish residents Christopher and Malissa Tack, a photographer and 3D designer. They had never taken on a construction project before, but lucky for them, there are plenty of resources for those who want to create small, distinctive spaces. When working with 140 square feet of living space, each detail has to be carefully considered, every element has to work in the service of comfort and livability. The Tacks were up to the challenge, and created a beautiful and distinctive gem. 

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The Tacks put a lot of thought into the kitchen, a tricky space to design with three times the square footage. They decided what they did not want (an oven) without sacrificing elegance and functionality.

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Tasting Trail

a Snohomish Wine Journey

Written by Alyssa Wolfe Illustrations by Kelsey Wilmore



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F EAT U RE The Tasting Trail

Washington Wine Country—it’s a descriptor that has become as much a part of our state as apples, evergreens and rain. Although we might not have joined the ranks of Napa yet, we’ve certainly earned some recognition. With many wineries, small and large, growing in popularity and earning awards—and areas that have capitalized on tourism that’s centered around tastings— wine has added a wonderful element to our state. Woodinville, Yakima, Walla Walla and the Columbia Valley are the usual culprits when it comes to wine production, but Snohomish County has its own world of vintners that are bringing some pretty special vintages to the table. It’s also an area that celebrates with festivals and tastings, and possesses sommeliers who are always ready to pair the right wine with your meal.

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Taking a day—or a weekend—to tour wineries is a luxury. For day-to-day, it isn’t always an option. We still need wine for hosting, a gift for a friend or we need a wine to go with dinner. That’s where the area’s specialty wine shops play their role. The North End is privileged to have several fine examples of places that make it their business to know wine. Each customer is an opportunity for these establishments to educate about tastes, types and what may work best for their table. Whether you live in Everett or Edmonds, there are three lovely shops located throughout the county. Try them all or find your favorite.


1. Arista Wine Cellars 320 5th Ave. S., Edmonds Sun. 12–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 425.771.7009 Arista Wine Cellars settled into the Edmonds scene back in 1997. Their love of wine made them a success. There is no pretention in handling each sale, rather a passion for the fermented grape, and a desire to help both collectors and the occasional consumer find the right wine. Arista has their own wine club and frequent events that are fun and educational. It’s an easy stop on a Downtown Edmonds walkabout.

2. Wicked Cellars 2616 Colby Ave, Everett Mon.–Thurs. and Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Tastings: Fri. 4– p.m., Sat. 2–5 p.m. 425.258.3117 Wicked Cellars has one of the most inviting tasting rooms. Barrels act as tables, and the laid-back vibe permeates the air. Each week brings new distributors, winemakers and importers to provide tastings. They have an extensive Northwest selection that includes several of the Snohomish County wineries. Wicked Cellars was a business born of a hobby and became a passion-gone-wild. It’s a great place to stop by, chat and learn about Washington wine history—and make a fantastic purchase.

3. DeVine Wines 15224 Main St., Ste. 107, Mill Creek Tues.–Wed. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Thurs.–Fri. 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 12–5 p.m. Tastings: Thurs. 5–8 p.m., Sat. 1–4 p.m. 425.357.6700 Mill Creek has really upped its game by revamping the area which is now known as the Town Center. Among its many shops and restaurants is deVine Wines. Not only do they specialize in Washington wines, they have an onsite Wine Bar—a perfect place to try before you buy.

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Snohomish County Wineries 4. Port Gardner Bay Winery 2802 Rockefeller Ave., Everett Thurs.–Sat. 4:30–10 p.m. Unassuming and friendly, Port Gardner Bay Winery is located in Downtown Everett. The tasting room offers more than just wine, and includes live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The festive atmosphere extends to Thursday, when they host an open mic night from 7-9 p.m. Owner Chris Covington has created wonderful wines that go well with entertainment.

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1311 Bonneville Ave., Ste. 105, Snohomish Second Saturday of every month, 2–6 p.m.

1311 Bonneville Avenue, Ste. 104, Snohomish Saturdays 12–5 p.m.

This small Snohomish winery has brought home numerous awards from the Seattle Wine Awards in both 2013 and 2014. The panel—made up of master sommeliers, wine shop proprietors, professors of viticulture and other wine industry professionals—bestowed bronze, silver, gold and double-gold honors on Dubindil’s fine selection. David and Lisa Hendrickson set out with the goal of creating memorable wines, and seem to have gotten the job done. Visit Dubindil Winery the second Saturday of every month from 2-6 p.m.

Another Snohomish-based winemaker, Van Camp Cellars has been making a statement with Washington red wines since 2006. They lovingly produce Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. They are always pleased to make new friends at tastings held each Saturday.

6. Furion Cellars 1311 Bonneville Ave., Ste. 106, Snohomish 425.314.8922 Everything about Furion seems to be the antithesis of a refined, formal winery. However, the wine speaks for itself. Open by appointment only, make one and go see what all the fuss is all about.

8. Quilceda Creek Vintners 11306 52nd St SE, Snohomish 360.568.2389 One of the more established wine producers in the state, Quilceda Creek Vintners have made it their focus to make award-winning, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. They’ve obviously had success—100-point ratings, top ten on Wine Spectator’s 2013 list and many other honors—act as proof. Although they have a waitlist for their private mailing list, it is well worth it to sign up, especially if you appreciate truly excellent wine.

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F EAT U RE The Tasting Trail

Snohomish County Wine Events Wine connoisseurs can start marking their calendars for two of Snohomish County’s bigger tasting events. In November, the Taste of Tulalip celebrates their sixth year, and the two-day event features a wine seminar, cooking demonstration and a grand tasting featuring wines from around the world—including our own Washington wines. This grand affair that highlights impeccable food and drink is incredibly well done, and the perfect opportunity for a weekend getaway. Tulalip Casino Orca Ballroom, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip November 14–15, 2014

The Snohomish Wine Festival comes around in March. The 2014 festival had 19 participating wineries. The 2015 festival is already on the calendar with more information to come. You can expect food, entertainment and of course some tastings. The event takes place at the Snohomish Event Center, and both general admission and VIP tickets are available. Snohomish Event Center, 1011 Second St., Snohomish March 7, 2015

From June to September every year, Snohomish opens its doors and uncorks its wine for the Sunsets in Snohomish Wine Walks. The event is BYOG (Bring Your Own Glass), or you can purchase a commemorative glass for $10. As you wander and enjoy lovely downtown Snohomish, purveyors fill your glass and educate you about the great wines our state produces. Restaurants create special menus and shops stay open later. All proceeds go toward downtown revitalization projects. Downtown Snohomish June–September, 2014 (last day is September 13)

Every Thursday, Clearview Spirits and Wines in Monroe hosts Thirsty Thursday, an evening of wine tasting. They offer complimentary samples of wines from around the world. Gather with fellow wine enthusiasts and see what Clearview is pouring. Clearview Spirits and Wines 14266 169th Dr. SE, Suite 3, Monroe Thursdays 76

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The beloved and always appropriate cheeseboard. Most likely, you will encounter the time and place where you will have the desire or necessity to construct one. I certainly have, and never — not once — have two boards been the same. It is versatile and adaptable, selfsustaining and a good choice for an evening of savoring alone or for a potluck. Let’s classy it up!


efore we begin this sweet and savory journey, which ends in a gorgeous and delicious cheeseboard, please find the definition below and apply.

Architecture  Art and technique of designing and building, as distinguished from the skills associated with construction. The practice of architecture emphasizes spatial relationships, orientation, the support of activities to be carried out within a designed environment, and the arrangement and visual rhythm of structural elements, as opposed to the design of structural systems themselves. Appropriateness, uniqueness, a sensitive and innovative response to functional requirements, and a sense of place within its surrounding physical and social context distinguish a built environment as representative of a culture’s architecture.

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rchitecture, you ask? Why yes, Frank Lloyd Wright himself has nothing on you when it comes to The Cheese. We will build the archetype for creating a structurally sound cheeseboard. It begins with engineering (from the Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and ingeniare, meaning “to contrive, devise”). An open mind and ingenuity is everything. I ask each of you to access the mathematical/scientific side of your brain while allowing your designer and food creative out to play. Few offerings tell so much about a person’s style and personality then cheese. I really appreciate that this does not have to cost a lot to add a quality that is unique. With


a little thoughtfulness and a lot of beauty, you can turn an appetizer into a work of American artistry.

Get the when and where  Ask yourself the time of day. Indoor or out? What season is it? Then make your decisions accordingly. For instance, a happy “hard” cheese is kept at an ideal temperature of about 59 degrees, otherwise the cheese may dry out and the corners may bend, losing moisture and flavor and leaving the texture undeniably not sensuous. Cheese is sexy and should remain so from beginning to end. If it’s an outdoor function and a hot summer day, perhaps a selection of soft and semi soft cheeses, like Taleggio and Muenster, is a better choice.

Get a head count  How many people are you entertaining? Mind you, The Cheeseboard serves as entertainment, too. It is my go-to best choice for social lubricant, next to booze.

of natural and unnatural elements. If feng shui was ever a consideration, now it is. I like a wooden board, either a live edge stump (just cut it off of a neighbor’s tree) or a fine piece of teak wood that has been sanded many times and sealed.

Quantity  I use a ratio of four ounces per person. For example, if there are ten people I am sure to bring forty ounces of cheese. With accompaniments, this should be more than enough.

Laying the groundwork  You will want a variety of

Select the board  A “dais” or platform is a term used in architecture. Because this is the foundation of your structure, this needs to be sturdy and roomy enough to not crowd cheeses and their vital accompaniments. I like to use a mix

cheeses. Some hard cheeses with a low moisture count. Soft melty, overly ripened cheeses. Choose a diversity of cheeses based on the type of milk used to prepare the cheese, e.g., sheep, goat, buffalo, camel, yak and even reindeer milk, which is common in Scandinavia and has a very high (22%!) fat content. Not to mention vegan cheese — some made of coconut milk have come a long way. And local artisan cheeses are a fantastic conversation piece. Choose by textures and tastes.

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Elements of a Cheeseboard

Three things to remember while selecting cheese: First, explore all the possibilities. Second, acknowledge all of your senses. Third, take a chance on an unfamiliar.

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true Italian gorgonzola — soft, creamy (cow) Flagship — a mild hard cheese, nutty, grainy (cow) ••Smoked aged Gouda — a semi-hard cheese (cow, sheep, goat) ••Beecher’s

St John Creamery 8431 30th St SE, Lake Stevens 206.909.5055 | Can we say local? Grass-fed goats provide three delicious raw milk cheeses at St. Johns Creamery in Lake Stevens. Their farmstead cheeseboard features a selection of Cheddar, Colby, and Gouda full of rich healthy probiotics, and unparalleled taste.

Double DD Meats 5602 232nd SW, Mounlake Terrace 425.778.7363 | Double DD Meats in Mountlake Terrace may be known for their meats and sauces, but don’t forget about their specialty cheeses. You’ll find everything you need for the perfect pairing. With more than 50 different cheeses to choose from you’ll find delightful surprises like their Irish Whiskey Cheddar and Australian Gouda — perfect for your next cheese platter.

Power Culinary Collective 12407 Mukilteo Speedway, Lynnwood 425.398.9761 | Power Culinary Collective offers an incredible variety of accompaniments for your cheese plate from around the world. Quince paste, cured olives, anchovies, crackers, several varieties of nuts, and more. All you will need to do is bring the cheese.

Paula’s Pepper Jelly 19829 168th St. SE, Monroe 425.501.7563 When you create a cheese board you want it to be memorable with a variety of color, texture, and flavor, but the key ingredient is a good story. Paula’s Pepper Jelly gives you all of that and more. With cheese names like “No Woman” or “Barely Buzzed” the conversation is already started. You will also find all you need to round it out with more than 100 different wines, 12 award winning pepper jellies made by Paula, meats, relishes, crackers, and other delectable nibbles to choose from. Or slip on over to the wine bar and let them do all the work for you.


Accompaniments ••Something ••Something

sweet — honey, maple, lemon curd, Nutella, preserves pickled — cornichons, olives, pickled onions, beets,

kimchee ••Something peppered — add red pepper berries over Chevre (goat cheese), peppery crackers, spicy greens like arugula ••Something crunchy — radishes, fried leeks, root chips, crackers, hearts of palm, nuts (candied or spiced) ••Something fresh — figs, apples, berries, herbs ••Something salty — anchovies, salted dark chocolate ••Something Charcuterie — Soprosatta, Salami, chorizo, prosciutto, ham, bacon ••Something unexpected....?

Break ground and Build it Please allow cheeses to come to temperature one hour before eating. It will taste better. But work with them cold. They are easier to work with and will not become misshapen. Create an arris, a sharp edge where two objects meet. This can be a triangle of cheese where the cheese and board line up. Create a buttress. Though in architecture, this is usually made of stone or brick, here use an interesting shaped edible (I used a cracker) and build a supportive structure for something else to lean against. Create articulation, the manner or method of jointing parts such that each part is clear and distinct in relation to the others, even though joined. Color is good. Have you ever been to a party and there is that plastic plate covered in white cheese and white crackers? Not enticing at all. Rather, choose the board and its elements and let the natural beauty be seen, by not smothering it entirely with a one dimensional item. Allow some space in between the accompaniments, a minimalist view. Innovate. 

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Highway 99: The North End’s International District Written By Alyssa Wolfe


hen people talk about Edmonds, it’s hard for them to think outside the Bowl. The charming downtown area, beautiful beaches and iconic views of the ferry and mountains often dominate the conversation. However, there are those who have ventured to the outskirts, to an area that feels quite literally, foreign. It is not easy to pinpoint when it happened, but it feels as though a slow transformation occurred. Tiny mom and pop restaurants featuring the cuisine of home popped up, stores and businesses with characters instead of letters appeared and a K-Mart was replaced with an Asian grocery store — Snohomish County’s International District emerged. While Edmonds has a dense section dedicated to Asian consumers, the area actually extends much further, with excellent establishments found in Lynnwood, Mukilteo and Everett. You don’t have to drive to South Seattle anymore for incredible Asian fare, not when you have heartily raved about restaurants right in your own backyard. There is no time like the present to explore these diverse cuisines — warm up with a bowl of pho, bite into a handmade dumpling or try the different banchan — here is a small sample of what’s in store in Edmonds’s International continued on page 86  … District and beyond.

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Hoosoonyi – Korean “Fresh, authentic and delicious.” That’s a pretty standard sentiment from the regulars at Hoosoonyi. Located in one of the many unassuming strip malls along Highway 99, Hoosoonyi has been serving the community Korean food since 1996. The number one menu recommendation — soon-doo-boo, a soft tofu soup. The dining experience is simple and friendly, and everything is translated to make ordering a little gentler for the Korean food novice. Some diner favorites include Korean BBQ beef (bulgogi), Pan fried seafood pancake with green onion (hae mul paa-jun) and the delectable variety of kimchi. 23830 Highway 99 #114, Edmonds Mon.–Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. 425.775.8196

Dumpling Generation – Chinese Dumplings seem to be all the rage these days. Several restaurants have opened throughout the greater Puget Sound metropolitan area. Edmonds is one of the fortuitous recipients — and with arguably the best of the bunch. The menu at Dumpling Generation is straightforward, not vast by any means. What it is though, is absolutely delicious. Popular dishes are the Chinese colorful salad, the hot pots and of course the dumplings. The food is light and the flavors divine. The service is welcoming and gracious, and the restaurant clean and inviting. 23830 Highway 99 #115, Edmonds Tues.–Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. 425.679.0806 86

Than Brothers – Vietnamese Imagine a blustery, cold day with the dark settling in early. Now think about taking a detour to get a bowl of perfectly spiced, warm pho. Than Brothers has been a Seattle institution since 1996 — and now they have locations in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Everett. Everybody who visits Than Brothers has their favorite pho. Some swear by the brisket, others the veggie, and just about everyone loves the cream puffs that mark the end of the meal. Affordable, efficient, excellent for healing a cold and ideal when you want warm up on a chilly day. 22618 Highway 99, Edmonds Mon.–Sun. 10 a.m.–9 p.m. 425.744.0212

Beyond Edmonds The international cuisine is spread nicely throughout Snohomish County. Both new and old favorites can be found, and represent each ethnic origin beautifully. For Vietnamese try Yeh Yeh’s in Lynnwood. Korean — Todamgol, also in Lynnwood. The Sushi Spott (Mill Creek) and Wild Wasabi (Lynnwood) delight Japanese fanatics. The Golden Cafe in Everett gets top marks for Chinese. The Northwest is a place with diverse populations and incredible food. The exceptional array of cultures and cuisines makes this a wonderful place to live — especially if you have the soul of an adventurer and the heart of a foodie. 

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Camano Island

Carousel Café and Ice Cream American


22618 Bothell Everett Hwy. # 6, Bothell 425.402.0757,

1054 S.W. Camano Drive, Camano Island 360.387.0783,

Carousel Café and Ice Cream, nestled off Bothell-Everett 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 d ­ essert destination.

The Camano Island Inn Bistro on Camano Island is a destination worth the drive or ferry ride. 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.

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Edmonds Siam Thai Cuisine Thai 1912 201st Pl. S.E., Bothell 425.806.8424,

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.


The North End option for those familiar with Siam’s Eastlake location, the food at Siam can satiate even the pickiest of Thai food fanatics. With a sleek, modern interior and excellent customer service, lunch meetings will flourish over fresh spring rolls paired perfectly with Tom Yum soup. For dinner, the Pad Thai is anything but pedestrian. However, the Siam Special Noodles is truly special. Overflowing with thick rice noodles and topped with a fresh egg swimming in a secret sauce, don’t even attempt to snag the recipe from owner, Chai. (He’s been heavily guarding it since its opening.) Aside from secret recipes, Siam’s fresh, quality ingredients are best when shared. Conveniently located right off of Bothell-Everett highway, this affordable, yet elegant eatery is a fine pick for date night fodder.

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.

Tandem Wine and Cheese Bar American

Demetris Woodstone Taverna Greek

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.

101 Main St., Edmonds 425.948.7654, The fifth location for tapas restaurateur Sofeea Huffman, Demetris WoodStone Taverna along the Edmonds waterfront is Kafe Neo’s newest Greek inspired gastro-installation. You can tell they saved the best for last. With immaculate attention to interior detail, the granite slab bar and contemporary lighting make this a “who’s who” hangout for late night and happy hour specials. The menu is Greek-Mediterranean fusion evidenced by cold tapas like Aged Goat Cheese served with Black Mission Figs or hot tapas of Lamb Chops in a charmoula sauce. One tip? Don’t leave without trying the Brussels Sprouts. (Trust us.) Whether you want date night ambiance, edgy late night eats, or a trendy lunch

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spot for a work meeting- Demetris Woodstone Taverna has a little something for everyone.

The Ni Bourbon, Grapefruit Shrub(ery), Pamplemousse, lemon syrup, on a rock | $ 9


ave you ever stumbled across one of those places with the deceptive facade? You wonder what you’ll see when you walk through the door (and you secretly hope it’s kind of like the Wizard of Oz, a Technicolor fantasy). Milltown Lounge is just kind of there, tucked within the row of shops in the new Old Milltown, and from the outside it looks tiny. Inside it’s another world, and stepping into it is pretty great. Once you get over the roomy-yetcozy atmosphere they’ve managed to create, it is time to check out the bar. The impressive array includes topnotch liquor, beer and wine selections. At this point you might pick up a menu. The thing you’ll notice upon first perusal is a great selection of specialty cocktails. Investigate further and you will find that they are very cool cocktails — including some fantastic retro throwbacks. However, The Ni draws the eye — especially the eyes of Monty Python lovers. It’s concocted with homemade lemon syrup and grapefruit shrub(ery), both are made in-house. Look up grapefruit shrub if you’re confused, or ask the friendly bartender — it’s just another addition to the cool factor. Bourbon and pamplemousse (aka grapefruit) round out this divine drink. It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend your transition season evening (after all, the weather could be summer or fall) than sipping on a knightinspired beverage.

Find a corner or nook, enjoy the dim, warm and laid-back atmosphere and watch the eclectic comings and goings of residents and visitors from all walks of life. Time slows down in the Milltown Lounge, enough so you can really sit back, relax and savor a good old-fashioned quality cocktail.  203 5th Ave. S., Ste. 4, Edmonds Tues.–Thurs. 4–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 4 p.m.–Close 425.712.0300

EVVIVA WOODFIRED PIZZA Italian 178 Sunset Ave. S., Edmonds 425.299.0142, 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 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.   LOMBARDI’S Thai 1620 W. Marine View Dr., Everett 425.252.1886, The original Lombardi’s was a Ballard favorite, and the Everett Marina location has been inundating diners with a heavenly blast of roasted garlic that is Lombardi’s hallmark since 1998. Lombardi’s pays homage to the seven honored ingredients of Italian food — olive oil, garlic, pasta, tomatoes, olives, basil and love. Dive in to the Tuscan Prawn starter, Pizza Margherita or Chicken Saltimboca — but don’t forget their wide variety of delicious pasta entrees. Both Italian and Washington wines are a focus of the wine list. A three-course prix fixe menu if offered Sunday-Thursday, 3:30–5:30 p.m., for $15. Brunch is offered Sundays.


PROHIBITION GASTROPUB Gastropub 1414 Hewitt Ave., Everett 425.258.6100, 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, Chef Ramsay 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 satisfying. An extensive bar menu of margaritas and other tropical drinks make any meal a party.

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Adriatica Mediterranean 915 Main St., Lake Stevens 425.334.1923, Adriatica (formerly Neapolis) is located in old Lake Stevens, away from the hustle of Pioneer Square. Owner George Petropolis is eager to share his food, and he and his staff have ­created an inviting atmosphere, like ­dinner at a friend’s home. The menu offers some old Neapolis favorites, as well as new ­choices. Try a dish of Skordalia, a warm pita bread with a silky garlic spread. The Gyro Salad ­features fresh, crisp veggies with warm tender gyro meat and tangy tzatziki. The Spaghetti En Greco with Prawns is a perfect balance of creaminess and acidity, served piping hot. Adriatica is a fresh new twist on an old Lake Stevens favorite. Try it again for the first time.

Lynnwood 24 Star Thai Thai 1120 164th St. S.W., Ste. B, Lynwood, 425.742.9155 Beautifully presented, flavorfully prepared and generously proportioned, the traditional cuisine

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at 24 Star Thai is an undeniably pleasant dining option for families on budgets, lovers of Thai spice or anyone on a neighborhood lunch rush. Their signature Pad Thai comes well-cooked with a fine balance of fish sauce and fresh garnish, spiced kindly to your liking. An order of the Swimming Rama fried chicken and white rice arrives carefully presented with a sweet aroma of sautéed spinach and broccoli, and mid-thickened peanut sauce – a mix to match its filling taste, with enough to enjoy for another meal. Entering its 20th year of business, 24 Star Thai has mastered the balance of fine food at a break-even price.

Journeys East


rankly, it is inevitable: finding oneself caught in a miles-long backup from Everett to Marysville that is the commuter lemming nightmare. Life is far too short to sit in traffic bombarded with some testosterone-pumped knucklehead’s subwoofers reverberating from five cars ahead and three lanes over. If you take a nearby exit to the Tulalip Resort Casino, you can safely abandon the chaos of I-5. Pull up to the free valet parking and let the doorman usher you into the luxurious lobby, where a host will graciously direct you to the Destinations Lounge, which is comfortably appointed with contemporary low-set furnishings ideal for the post-work crowd. Hobnob at the bar or relax at a table chitchatting with friends until you’re ready for dinner. This luxurious lounge is the perfect get-away-from-the-traffic gathering space where you can meet up with your friends and enjoy one of the delicious craft cocktails. A particular favorite is the refreshing Spicy Cucumber cocktail, an $11 beverage well worth every penny. After a little adult refreshment, it’s dinner time. Journeys East Restaurant is one of Tulalip Resort Casino’s best kept secrets. An affordable and family friendly restaurant, prices at Journeys East range from $5 to $21. The chefs are experts in their culinary field, and use only the freshest local ingredients. The menu here is divided into starters: sushi, noodles &

INDIGO KITCHEN & ALEHOUSE Gastropub written By Zacchoreli Frescobaldi-Grimaldi

rice entrees, Journeys East plates, side dishes — the kimchi is quite possibly the best I’ve ever tasted — and desserts. Entrée portions are large and easily shared between two dinners, and the Journeys East Plates are served familystyle, and serve four or more diners with no problem. The menus also reflect Tulalip Resort Casino’s commitment to hospitality. For example, vegetarian options and special requests are easily and graciously accommodated. Each and every menu item is made from scratch: from the melt-in-your-mouth pot sticker wrappers to the generous portions of house-blend sausages that fill them. The pot stickers are first steamed until pastry and filling are perfectly cooked, and then quickly pan fried to toasty perfection. The wait staff is unfailingly attentive and demonstrates both impeccable timing and knowledge of their department. They’re ready to answer any question a diner might pose about the extensive menu. Though the food is prepared to perfection, diners won’t experience culinary snobbery here — just great food and awesome beverages in a relaxed environment. It’s a perfect oasis for both daily traffic avoiders and a great food and beverage destination for those looking for an evening or weekend getaway. 

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.


104 N. Lewis St., Monroe 360.794.4056, Adam’s Northwest Bistro distributes taste and dazzle through a broad menu from which a “Your Burger” — a real ground steak with ­caramelized onions — gets as much chef-time as a duck breast. The preparation of your Salmon or Butter-poached Halibut are remarkable for their their well-built sauces — restrained and crafty. Pork chops stuffed with onions, mushrooms and sage, pair off nicely with sweet apple gel cubes. The scallops appetizer with creamed leeks, bacon and applesauce might start an evening of excess that will surely close with an ice cream-wielding warm Chocolate Chip Brownie or Apple Cobbler with burnt caramel sauce and a crisp brown sugar top. The in-house brewery serves up rotating taps, with styles ranging from Kolsch to Porter.



Mukilteo Café Soleil French 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.


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.

Snohomish FRED’S RIVERTOWN ALEHOUSE Gastropub 1114 First St., Snohomish 360.568.5820 Located in historic downtown Snohomish, Fred’s has been bringing great beer and great food to the community since 1994. Who could pass up the Mick Jagger Fries — sweet potato fries tossed with butter and brown sugar, or the Black Porter Gumbo made with Deschute’s Black Butte Porter. The Alehouse Burger is topped with barbecue sauce, American cheese and bacon, then piled high with onion tanglers. And, of course, who could forget the beer? With more than 30 brews on tap, it’s a craft-beer lover’s dream come true. Fred’s also boasts one of the largest single-malt Scotch selections in the country.

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The pear and gorgonzola ravioli at The Loft Café & Social Lounge is delicious, especially when paired with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

Once featured on Kitchen Nightmares, the Prohibition Gastropub now serves up some of the best food in Snohomish County. The pork shoulder with spaetzle is no exception.

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 Greek wrap at The Red Cup in Mukilteo is filled with fresh veggies. The wrap is excellent. The view is spectacular.

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The Pho at The Wallace Falls Café in Gold Bar is well worth a stop. The fresh ingredients and excellent broth make this café memorable.

Monroe’s Ixtapa has some of the very best seafood enchiladas around. Great with a Negro Modelo.

The Sultan Bakery’s fresh warm donuts make any road trip between Everett and Leavenworth a lot more festive.

Everett’s institution, The Majestic Café, serves up gorgonzola fries — French fries smothered in a gorgonzola cream sauce. To die for

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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.


Whidbey island Prima Bistro French 201 1/2 First St., Langley 360.221.4060, A quintessential South Whidbey dining ­experience in the heart of Langley, Prima Bistro marries gourmet French cuisine and classic Northwest ingredients. Fried Spanish Marcona Almonds arrive steaming hot, glisteningly crisp and in a glory of flavor — and just in time a glass of Pinot Grigio. The selection of reds and whites offers options for connoisseurs of every stripe, along with a full bar. The Burgundy Snails in Herb Butter taste delightfully creamy, with an uncharacteristically soft, yet enjoyable texture. The Bistro Burger is a juicily grilled patty of Oregon beef, topped with a deliciously thick slice of melted white Cheddar; a burger made in heaven! For fabulous food, elegant ambience and world-class views, be sure to visit the Prima on your next visit to Whidbey Island.


ISSAQUAH (425) 392-2202 • • EVERETT (425) 257-8600

The Freeland Cafe American/Hawaiian

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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 dawntill-dinner menu of American breakfast ­classics 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 Hawaiian-style 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.




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Family Friendly


Stanwood Summer Concert Series

YMCA Date Night

Grandparents Day

September 6, 2 p.m.

September 13, 5 p.m.

September 7, 1 p.m.

The City of Stanwood is holding its final concert in the outdoor Summer Concert series with a performance by Drummerboy featuring special guest Terry “Harmonica” Bean, all the way from Mississippi. Enjoy the sound of these roots musicians as they play the night away, and say a final farewell to summer.

The Everett YMCA is fulfilling the wishes of parents everywhere and holding “Date Night”- parents, drop off your kids for a Saturday night alone while they play, do arts and crafts, and are fed a healthy meal. Children ages 6-12 can even swim!

Grandparents get in free at the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett on Grandparents Day. Children and their grandparents can play games together, enjoy the museum, and even watch as master wood turners transform a block into a top for decorating.

West Stanwood Old Stanwood at the Brick Road 360.629.2181

Everett YMCA 2720 Rockefeller Ave., Everett 425.258.9211

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

Outdoor Movies

Pioneer Day

October 8, 7:30 p.m.

September 20, 1 p.m.

Grab a blanket and your family and come watch a movie outside on a giant inflatable screen. Snacks are available for purchase, and there will be pre-event activities starting at 8 p.m., before the movie starts at sundown.

Travel back in time with “Pioneer Days” at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum. Children of all ages can perform prairie chores such as milking cows, washing clothes and churning butter, all while learning about life as a pioneer. Fun, hands on, and educational!

Rosehill Community Center 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo 425.347.1456

Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum 20722 67th Ave NE, Arlington 360.435.7289

Demi Lovato October 7, 7 p.m.

Pop superstar Demi Lovato will be performing at the Comcast Arena in Everett for one night only as she embarks on her world tour this fall. Special guest artists Christina Perry and MKTO will join the multi-platinum singer, songwriter and television star as she serenades the crowd with her powerhouse vocals and inspirational persona. Comcast Arena 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett 425.322.2600

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Visual Arts

T H E TOWN Events

Edmonds Art Walk September 18, 5 p.m.

Come stroll through beautiful downtown Edmonds while viewing unique art and seeing the people that make it! Art walk is the prime opportunity to discover and support local businesses as they showcase different artistic pieces. Join Edmonds as they celebrate art and local vitality in the community. Downtown Edmonds 425.776.3778

Special Events Puget Sound Bird Fest September 5–7

Flock (literally) to Edmonds for a threeday festival celebrating all things birds. The festival kicks off Friday with keynote speaker and award-winning naturalist Tony Angell, and then fills the weekend with guided walks, land and water-based field trips, educational lectures and more! Downtown Edmonds 700 Main St., Edmonds 425.771.0227 Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Roller Derby September 13, 5 p.m.

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

Cheer on the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds four home teams as they compete in the league championships this September. There’s never a dull moment as you watch the teams zoom around the track in pursuit of victory.

September 5, 3 p.m. 6–7, 10:30 a.m.

Comcast Arena 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett 425.322.2600

Join the beautiful community of Mukilteo in celebrating its history and culture with the annual Lighthouse Festival. Festivities include a hot dog eating contest, juried artists’ booths, a fishing derby, a pancake breakfast, a children’s parade, a grand parade, storytelling, a flyover, a petting zoo and much

Harvest Festival

much more. Vendors will be available to keep you going through all the activities.

Mukilteo Lighthouse Park 609 Front St., Mukilteo 425.353.5516

October 11, 10 a.m.

The Mansford Grange Harvest festival in Darrington is back! Come for the local vendors selling handcrafted food and other items and stay to see the victor of the Giant Zucchini Hall of Fame Award. Kids can try their hand at pumpkin carving, and create fun art from various vegetables. 1265 Railroad Avenue, Darrington 360.436.1276



Pumpkin Hurl and Medieval Faire September 13–14, 2014, 10 a.m.

Dial “H” for Hitchcock October 29, 1:30 p.m.

The October installment of this monthly series of Hitchcock screenings is the classic “Rear Window.” Watch the thriller, then join in a discussion about the movie at the Everett public library. Everett Public Library, Evergreen Branch 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett 425.257.8250

Grab your trebuchet and a pumpkin and compete for the championship, or just wander the grounds and admire the wacky and wonderful world of medieval reenactment. Pumpkin-tossing has three competitive divisions, with cash prizes. Other events include performances by The Seattle Knights, known for their sword fighting and jousting abilities. Historical experts will be on hand for educational purposes, teaching the finer

points of chivalry and discussing relics and their role in history. There will also be an air cannon for pumpkin shooting, a medieval village, mock battles, artisans and vendors to protect the knights and ladies of the faire from getting hangry. For little ones, there are pony rides, a scavenger hunt and other fun activities. Children 4 and under are free. Alexander Farm Corner of 43rd Ave. and Ebey Island Rd., Everett

Comedy Night at Emory’s on Silver Lake October 12, 8:30 p.m.

Emory’s on Silver Lake hosts the only premiere standup comedy show in Everett. The hour-and-a-half show, hosted by Cory Michaelis, is sure to bring the laughs as it features comedians from the area, as well as comedians from Comedy Central and late night talk shows. Emory’s On Silver Lake 11830 19th Ave SE, Everett 425.299.6601 In the Heights October 31, 8 p.m.

Set in a sizzling summer in Washington Heights in New York City, filled with music and possibilities, this Broadway show is the hip-hop musical that explores romance, dreams, and one winning lottery ticket. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, this show is a must see while it plays for four weekends at the Village Theatre. Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett 425.257.8600 Comic Books in American Culture Sept. 6, 2014, 2 p.m.

Comic book historian and curator and Everett resident Andre Wahl discusses comic books within the fabric of cultural identity. He will discuss how comic books reveal our deeper cultural anxieties as well as our biggest hopes, and how the creation of heroes like Superman and Batman informs our culture and reflects our values. Wahl’s specialty is the Bronze Era of comic books, 1970-1985. Everett Public Library 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett 425.257.8000,

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T H E TOWN Events

Out of Town Vancouver Fringe Festival September 4–14

The Vancouver Fringe festival brings over 90 different theatre artists and companies to celebrate almost every kind of theatre imaginable. Within 11 days, 700 different performances are staged in multiple different locations, some companies even making their own locations. And of course, every night of the festival, volunteers, performers and audience members are treated to live music and a party. This is one theatrical experience teeming with creativity and unpredictability that you can’t miss. Granville Island 1398 Cartwright St., Vancouver B.C. 604. 257.0350

Fremont Oktoberfest October 3-5

The annual Fremont Oktoberfest brings another year of beers, brats, music and dancing to Seattle. With more than 100 microbrews and craft beers, this is hailed as one of the top ten places to celebrate Oktoberfest in the world. The Tasting Garden is 21 and over. There is also an Oktoberfest Village with fun for all ages, and there’s an Oktoberfest 5k


to run off some of those beer calories. Celebrate the start of fall with friends, family, and the biggest beer garden in the Northwest.

Fremont N. 35th St and Phinney Ave N, Seattle 206.633.0422

Elton John September 27, 8 p.m.

For one night only, the legendary Elton John will be in Seattle at the Key Arena. The six-time Grammy winner has sold over 300 million records in his fivedecade career, and is sure to delight new and old fans alike with classic hits like “Candle in the Wind,” and “Your Song.” Key Arena 305 Harrison St, Seattle 206.684.7200



Auction of Washington Wines and The Wine Gala Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery hosted the 27th annual Wine Gala and Auction in Woodinville. The event raised $1,800,000 toward compensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the viticulture and enology research program at WSU. The sponsors are grateful to the generous donors who made this event a major success.

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Final Word

P=mc2 Ken takes Albert Einstein behind the woodshed written by Ken karlberg


cientists need to take a chill pill, starting with Albert Einstein. His idea of a good time on a Friday night was to measure the speed of most everything in the physical world — sound, light, and my personal favorite, light in a vacuum. Really, Albert? I bet you didn’t date much. And your theories of relativity, including E=mc2? Way too complicated — try the old kids’ joke, “what did the snail say as he was riding on the back of the turtle?” The answer: “Whee!” That wasn’t so hard, was it? His ideas are actually interesting if I put down my second Cosmopolitan and ponder the whole time-space flux capacitor thing. But imagine if Albert wasn’t sidetracked. What if he had dedicated himself instead to more important work, like the critical speeds of relationships. Albert, you were married. The most fundamental mysteries of life were right in front of you to solve. What a waste of a brilliant mind. Instead of Einstein on Marital Relativity, we suffered through Masters and Johnson and Jerry Springer. A pity, actually. If not for the lack of sense of humor, Albert, you would be famous. Don’t worry, Mrs. Einstein, I am here now to finish your husband’s work. Most marital calibrations of speed are self-explanatory. Is there any question what “garbage” speed or “couch” speed means when it comes to males? I think not. They are intuitive concepts, and not worthy of my considerable social scientist skills. I live for challenges. For instance, I recently solved the unit of time that measures how long my wife takes to get ready in the bathroom or to go to the mall and back. See, Albert? All men would have thanked you profusely if we were able to rate women by “putting on their make-up” speed or “mall” speed. Similar to psi, as in pounds per square inch, these speeds are best expressed as vgp, i.e., the number of video games that can be played while waiting. .2 vgp is a keeper; 1.8 vgp is a Kardashian — run. You can thank me later, guys. Unfair, you say? Well, how about a relationship speed that tears at the fabric of every couple — “apology” speed, perhaps the slowest speed known to domestic partnerships. The timer starts simply enough with the dreaded question: “Does 98

this dress make my backside look fat?” Men being men, we answer “yes” on occasion because we assume our partners seek the truth. Wrong — and what we fail to appreciate is that the apology timer just started. In fact, recognition that the apology timer just started may take several dog years, a dichotomy known as the Theory of Marital Relativity. Unfortunately, the snail and the turtle are of no help here. Personally, I use an adapted version of the equation to calculate the area of a circle, A= πr2, in my marriage, where r2 is the radius of my wife’s backside (squared), π is the number of sweets consumed by her in the past month, and A is the speed of my expected apology for answering truthfully. Guys, unless A equals zero, say “I’m sorry” regardless — and by the way, it never does. Trust me on this. Your apology doesn’t have to be sincere, just very convincing. I suggest you practice the words daily; they actually begin to taste better over time. Perhaps my greatest contribution to marital harmony, however, is my body of work on the fastest speed known to humanity. It is observed most frequently on Sunday mornings when couples are lazily sipping their coffee together. One looks down ever so briefly at the newspaper and then looks up only to find that their partner is gone. Poof. The room is empty. The Bermuda Triangle? No. You just experienced the speed at which your significant other leaves the room when nature calls. In my household, the phenomenon is affectionately known as “potty” speed. The speed is theoretical only because you can’t measure what you can’t see, but the mathematical equation is commonly expressed as P=mc2, where c is the number of coffees consumed (squared); m is urgency of the impending “movement;” and P is potty speed, the theoretical speed of departure. Poor Albert, he was solving for E, not P. He was so close to greatness. My Nobel Prize is surely just a matter of time. As I wait for the announcement, I am working to solve an equation to measure the bodily reaction of lottery ticket holders when they learn that they’ve won. This is a different potty speed altogether. 


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