Playdate Cafe celebrates one-year anniversary on Monday

Playdate Cafe will be celebrating its one-year anniversary with a special birthday party on Monday, Jan. 27. The 8,500-square foot play cafe for “little ones and their favorite grown-ups”, located in Lynnwood, will be having a party starting at 11:30 a.m. Playdate Preschool students will be singing “happy birthday” and then there will be music and…

Enjoy breakfast with author Rip Esselstyn on Friday, Jan. 24 at Whole Foods Market

Rip Esselstyn, author of My Beef with Meat and the New York Times Bestseller, The Engine 2 Diet, will be at Whole Foods Market in Lynnwood for a presentation and book signing from 7:15:-8:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 24. Esselstyn will tell his story and share his passion for a whole-food, plant-based diet. He’ll explain how the Engine 2 way…

Fill ‘er Up at Lynnwood’s Piggyback Deli

Three-week-old Piggyback Deli is housed in a most unlikely place: a gas station convenience store on the eastern edge of Lynnwood. Our news partner, the Seattle Times, reports that the gas pumps aren’t quite working yet but Alderwood Food & Deli is open. It sells the typical sundries but–surprise!– where a tired array of fast…

Eat out and support PAWS

Twenty percent of your check at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro in Lynnwood will be donated to the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25. Pet supply donations also will be accepted. P.F. Chang’s is located at 3000 184th St. in Lynnwood.  

Dine-in and support the Edmonds Public School Foundation

Looking for a great meal and want to support the Edmonds Public School Foundation. Then head on over to Buca di Beppo in Lynnwood from 4-9 p.m., April 25 and enjoy a special dinner featuring Caesar salad, spaghetti, fettuccine alfredo, chicken parmigiana, homemade brownies and beverages for the special price of $24 per person (tax…

Some Alderwood mall restaurants/stores open on Easter

The following Alderwood mall restaurants and stores will be open on Easter, March 31: Anthony’s Seafood Grill 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Blue C Sushi 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. Blazing Onion 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Claim Jumper 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Panera Bread 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. PF Changs China Bistro 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Romano’s Macaroni Grill…

Giving Grill to benefit Whole Planet Foundation

For $5 you can chow down on a lunch featuring a beef or salmon burger, chips and a drink at Whole Foods Market in Lynnwood. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the outside cafe and all proceeds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation. For more information on the Whole Planet Foundation, check out www.wholeplanetfoundation.org/

Chef Karen Jurgensen to cook, sign copies of her book at Whole Foods

Chef Karen Jurgensen, currently the Chef Instructor at the Seattle Culinary Academy, will be cooking up samples and signing copies of her book from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Whole Foods Market in Lynnwood. Jurgensen gets her inspiration to cook from her grandmother who took her foraging and showed her the adventures of working in…

Blazing Onion Burger Company opens today

After months of construction, Blazing Onion Burger Company opens to the public today. It’s in the former Ruby’s Diner at Alderwood Mall. The locally-owned restaurant, which has three other locations, gets rave reviews for its gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Menu selections include traditional burgers as well as some unique choices such as a Thai Peanut…

Opening date set for Five Guys Burgers in north Lynnwood

An opening date has been set for the Five Guys Burgers location just off 164th in north Lynnwood. Company spokesperson Molly Catalano tells us it’s slated to open early next month. “We are shooting for September 2nd, but openings often change as they get closer, but usually just by a day or two,” she says….

Two popular restaurants opening soon in north Lynnwood

Two new restaurants will be opening soon in the north end of Lynnwood. Garlic Jim’s Pizza is set to open the evening of Tuesday, August 24. It’s located at 5031 168th Street SW, just west of Dairy Queen next to Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant. Five Guys Burgers is opening a new location on Alderwood Mall Parkway…

Restaurant review: Asian Wok

If you’re in the mood for simple yet delicious Chinese food, Asian Wok on at 68th Ave. W. and 196th St. SW might be the place for you. Food blogger Leah Ault checked it out on her site, Leftovers for Lunch.

Sample South County: Dine at 15 local restaurants all for one price

Sample South County is coming up on Wednesday, April 14. It’s a chance to taste the cuisine of 15 local restaurants all for one price. Sample, sip and savor the finest selection of food, wine and beer at Sample South County – a classy event featuring top food and beverage vendors throughout South Snohomish County….

Restaurant review: Local Yolk Café

You may have driven by the Local Yolk Cafe when it was A.P. Barbara’s. After that restaurant closed last year building owner Lee Agelopoulos reopened it as breakfast and lunch joint. Food blogger Leah says the menu “was extensive and looked delicious. It had your traditional breakfast meals along with some new twists!”