Restaurant briefs: Coming soon or already open in Lynnwood

Rila, a new bakery and café, will open in Lynnwood next week. The location, 7600 196th St. S.W., Ste. 500 has a Facebook page loaded with luscious shots of their pastries and more. I know I gained a pound each time I visited… hazard of my job as Restaurant News reporter. Oh Yeah Tasty- Open…

EdCC College Cafe opens for winter quarter

Edmonds Community College posted a Facebook notice that the school’s popular cafe is open for winter quarter. The EdCC College Cafe is operated by students in the college’s culinary arts program and is open most Mondays through Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with last seating at 1 p.m. Produce frequently comes from the school’s…

Lynnwood Lifestyle: Sushi excellence

Muto Izakaya Restaurant 19505 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood Have you ever had your day begin with great promise, an organized To-Do list, car keys in hand as you stride out the door, only to discover that you have a dead battery, or some other mishap occurs that completely unravels your plans? That’s what happened to…

Welcome to our new sponsor, Dine Out Edmonds

Lynnwood Today is pleased to welcome new sponsor, Dine Out Edmonds. From Sept. 8-30, restaurant goers can enjoy seven of Edmonds’ finest restaurants: Bar Dojo, Chanterelle, Epulo Bistro, Girardi’s Osteria, The Loft, Salt & Iron, and Scott’s Bar & Grill. The lineup features a variety of cuisines for diners to choose from, ranging from Asian…

Celebration of Food Festival coming Sunday to Lynnwood Convention Center

The Celebration of Food Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m.-4 p.m, Sunday, May 17 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. The festival is a free family event that highlights sustainable, local, organic and wholesome (SLOW) food. “In our fourth year, we are still running a very unique event. We bring people…

Dick’s invites customers ‘to go beast mode’ with burger deals Sunday

Seahawks fans are invited “to go beast mode” on Dick’s Drive-In burgers during Super Bowl Sunday. You can receive three cheeseburgers or hamburgers for $3 on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 12 cent Coca-Cola products, all sizes, all day. There’s a limit of six cheeseburgers or hamburgers per customer at…

Claim Jumper hosts Community Support Night benefiting Ben Town Foundation on Jan. 14

The public is invited to dine at Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon on Wednesday, Jan. 14 for its Community Support Night benefiting Ben Towne Foundation, whose mission is to change the way childhood cancers are treated and cured. At the Claim Jumper’s Lynnwood location, the restaurant is donating 15 percent of every guest’s pre-tax food and beverage…

Public encouraged to take Edmonds School District’s Food Services Department survey

In order to learn more about the food and nutritional practices of the community, the Edmonds School District’s Food Service Department applied for and received a $10,680 grant from Verdant Health Commission. The Federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires comprehensive assessment, evaluation and development of strategies and programs that support healthy eating, nutrition activity…

Reminder: Holly House having day-long fundraiser at PF Chang’s on Tuesday, Sept. 23

PF Chang’s in Lynnwood will be donating 20 percent of all its sales to Holly House on Tuesday, Sept. 23.The fundraiser will be from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Alderwood Mall location. Holly House will be collecting socks and underwear for the 2,000 low-income children it serves in 15 schools In the Edmonds School District..You and your children also can meet…

Happening nearby: Mini-Greek Festival and Bands on Ballinger

Time Out Greek and American Restaurant hosts its 10th annual Mini-Greek Festival Saturday and Sunday. There will be live Greek Music, Belly Dancing, Greek Beer and Food.  No Reservations required. Just come and enjoy an outdoor evening with friends and family. A special event menu will be served after 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday….

Lynnwood Farmers Market makes its debut this Thursday at Wilcox Park

Lynnwood’s new Farmers Market is ready to kick off its inaugural season this Thursday at Wilcox Park. The Market will be open from 3-7 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 25. An Opening Ceremony featuring Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, members of the City Council and the Cedar Valley Choir is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. “We’re excited,”…

Local Liquid Arts Tasting Festival coming May 31 to Lynnwood

The Snohomish County Craft Beverage Guild presents the Local Liquid Arts Tasting Festival May 31 to the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood. The festival, which will be from 6-9 p.m., features Local Liquid Arts producers sharing their crafts. Tickets for the festival are $40/person and include eight tasting tickets and light appetizers and $5 off your purchase of $25 or…

Happening nearby: Monday fundraiser to benefit fire-damaged Mount Zion Lutheran Church

While Red Onion Burgers regularly holds fundraisers for non-profit organizations on Tuesdays each week, the Mountlake Terrace restaurant will be hosting a special day of fundraising next week on Monday, May 12, for Mount Zion Lutheran Church. The church, located less than half-a-mile from Red Onion Burgers, suffered $300,000 damage in an early-morning two-alarm fire…

Two new Mexican restaurants opening in Lynnwood

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill at the Alderwood Mall is having its grand opening today (Wednesday). Cafe Rio is located in the Villege Shops section of Alderwood Mall. This is some of what Cafe Rio’s Community Relations and Marketing Manager Stacy Young had to say: “We’ve won over 60 awards and was most recently ranked the…

Edmonds Community College Foundation presents 28th annual auction and dinner on Feb. 22

The Edmonds Community College Foundation’s 28th annual fundraising auction and dinner will feature two well-known figures in the Seattle foodie scene — chef Josh Henderson of Huxley Wallace Collective and chocolatier and Edmonds CC distinguished alumna Autumn Martin, owner of Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery. The Foundation’s “Lights, Camera … Auction! A Vintage Evening” dinner…