Lake Union, our charming, chaotic and calming jewel, is full of surprises

The city’s jewel of a waterway plays a vital role in Seattle’s industry, travel, recreation — and identity.

PADDLERS, FLOATING PICNICKERS and apprentice pirates, please take note: Even inside the cozy-crazy confines of Seattle’s Lake Union, normal rules of maritime passage apply.

Sort of.

By that we mean: Sailing vessels, […]

HelloFresh, Plated, and Blue Apron outshine the meal delivery competition

In the past few years, meal-delivery services have shown that whipping up a fabulous dinner in your own kitchen is easier than you think. The premise is simple: Subscribe to a meal plan, and every week you’ll receive a refrigerated box with ingredients and recipes for three meals each week. You get the fun […]

Coming soon: Fly from Seattle’s Lake Union to Vancouver B.C.

For those who can afford it, travel between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia may get a lot easier next spring.

Vancouver’s Harbour Air and Seattle’s Kenmore Air are slated to start direct flights in the spring between Seattle’s Lake Union and Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, according to a report by the Vancouver Sun.

Gleaming South Lake Union apartments stand on the site of an early Seattle dump

THEN: A city dump was created at the southwest corner of Lake Union in 1914, a year before this photo was taken. (Courtesy Museum of History & Industry)

WHEN THIS “THEN” photo is enlarged, I count 18 teamsters grouped with their trash wagons across the pond, looking directly at the […]

South Lake Union Block Party 2017

Eastlake Community Council July/August events

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and comment opportunities. Background is in the links and in the Summer Eastlake News.

Eastlake Summer Cruise on the Islander – Thurs., July 13  Tour the Ship Canal, Lake Union, Portage and Union Bays, and Lake Washington on the historic ferry the Islander. Boarding begins at […]

Where’s Eddy?

  Eddy the Irish setter practically holds court on the block where he lives. He’s such a big huggable lug of a bearish dog that he’s known to the neighborhood as Eddy the Teddy. By his fifth birthday last summer, his magical effect on people had convinced his owner Robyn to enroll him in therapy […]

Grilled Cheese on Wheels Expands to South Lake Union

Hoping to capitalize on the still-booming South Lake Union scene, The Grilled Cheese Experience food truck has opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant to complement its melty mobile operations.

The restaurant landed last month at 434A Yale Ave N, near REI and the frenzied Amazonia construction zone. Owner Mark Amatangelo says he’s long looked to […]

MOHAI’s Edible City Month is in full swing

EDIBLE CITY MONTH IS IN FULL SWING as MOHAI and the region’s top restaurants and organizations salute Seattle’s urban palate

Celebrate Edible City: A Delicious Journey, now open at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) through Sept. 10, with Edible City Month. Join restaurants and organizations from throughout the region as they partner […]

Amazon, South Lake Union: Tech, Business and Art, Too

The transformation of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood from a quiet area of light industry and wholesale florists to a neighborhood of high-rise office buildings housing Amazon’s global empire has not been all business. Set among its many walkways and plazas are 20 site-specific public artworks by some of Seattle’s leading artists, commissioned by […]