Can’t make it to the royal wedding? Have some royal cake at Mel & Mia’s

Prince Harry and his fiancée, American actress Meghan Markel, have broken many wedding traditions, from the day they celebrate their nuptials to the type of cake they are serving to their wedding guests. No fruit cake for this couple. The only fruit present on the plates served to the guests at the royal couple’s reception will…

Wine tasting event in Edmonds May 20

Looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? How about tickets to a new Edmonds Chamber of Commerce event, “Decant Edmonds: a festival of fine wine” at the Edmonds Center for the Arts from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Attendees will be treated with multiple selections from 12 wineries, two breweries, a cider producer and a…

Restaurant News: Tucked-away favorite eateries in Lynnwood

Readers and colleagues thrill yours truly with mentions of food spots in our area that she has yet to discover. Culinary delights await those who seek new experiences at new local eateries. Tucked next to a Quickie Mart or a 7-Eleven are Rila, O’Yeah Tasty and Talay Thai, treasures just waiting to be discovered in…

Restaurant news: Authentic Mexican fare at La Raza Restaurante Mexicano

La Raza Restaurante Mexicano is the real deal. Don’t come to ogle the décor, you might find the atmosphere a bit lacking and the restaurant is easy to miss altogether with the location in a strip mall at 6815 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. But, don’t miss it. I’d heard from friends that La Raza is…

Restaurant News: Edmonds CC’s culinary roots run deep

Chef Maria Hines owns Tilth, the Golden Beetle Restaurant and Bar, and Agrodolce. Chef Hines is dedicated to organic, locally sourced food and ingredients, served in her kitchens. All three restaurants are certified organic through Oregon Tilth, one of the toughest and best certifiers in the country. Maria Hines’ list of accomplishments and awards is…

Free burger for kids in costume at Dick’s Drive-in on Halloween

Kids, 13-and-under, who are dressed in a costume, will receive a free cheeseburger or hamburger at Dick’s Drive In Restaurant on Saturday, Oct. 31. People are enouraged to share their Halloween photos with Dick’s Drive In Restaurant and the restaurant’s favorite will win $20 in Dick’s gift certificates. Dick’s in Edmonds is located at 21910 Highway 99.

Chick-fil-A offering free meals to cow-dressed customers on July 14

It’s time to break out the spots and cow bells for Chick-fil-A’s 11th annual Cow Appreciation Day event on Tuesday, July 14. On that day, customers who show their spots and dress as a cow will eat free at Chick-fil-A’s more than 1,900 restaurants nationwide, including Lynnwood. Customers who aren’t too “chicken” to dress completely…

Zeeks Pizza to open new Lynnwood location on July 15

Pizza lovers can rejoice. Zeeks Pizza plans to open its new Lynnwood restaurant on July 15. The restaurant is located at 4309 196th St. SW. in the building formerly occupied by Wong’s China Kitchen. The Lynnwood location is the local pizza chain’s 13th outlet in the Puget Sound region. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and Zeeks…

Cinnabon hosts grand opening celebration on Saturday at Alderwood Mall

Cinnabon in the Alderwood Mall is hosting its grand opening on Saturday, May 23. Stop by between noon-3 p.m. to celebrate with free MiniBon and a chance to win free Cinnabon for a year. The maker of cinnamon rolls opened its newest location at Alderwood Mall early in April. The new Cinnabon bakery is owned and operated by local…

Lynnwood Chick-fil-A open for business

The wait is over. The Lynnwood Chick-fil-A at 3026 196th St. SW. is open for business. Crowds camped overnight to be one of the first 100 people in line to receive free chicken meals for a year. The Lynnwood location is the third restaurant the chain has opened this year in the Pacific Northwest. The others…

Time to nominate favorite teacher for Ivar’s Teacher of Year contest

Ivar’s and Kidd Valley are calling on all kindergarten through eighth graders to nominate their favorite teacher for a chance to take home the 2015 Teacher of the Year honors. Two well-deserving educators will be selected as grand prize recipients to bring home a $500 gift card for classroom supplies, a commemorative plaque and the…

Lynnwood Chick-fil-A set to open May 7

Lynnwood Today has confirmed from owner Paul Rosser that the Lynnwood Chick-fil-A has scheduled its grand opening for May 7. The Lynnwood location is one of three new locations in the Pacific Northwest, including Bellevue and Tacoma. The Bellevue restaurant opened Thursday and Tacoma is scheduled for April 16. The Lynnwood restaurant is located at 3026…

Cinnabon opens at Alderwood Mall

Cinnabon opened for business on Friday at the Alderwood Mall. You can find Cinnabon at the former site of Mrs. Field’s cookies, near Lolli and Pops, Auntie Anne’s pretzels, Cool Bliss frozen yogurt and Starbucks. Photographer David Carlos captured these photos of the crew at work.

Special deals Tuesday, March 24 at Ivar’s Seafood Bars

On Tuesday, March 24 hungry seafood fans can catch a “reel” deal at Ivar’s Seafood Bars and full service restaurants as they pay tribute to beloved “flounder,” Ivar Haglund, and his would-be 110th birthday, including the Lynnwood and Edmonds locations. Throughout the day Ivar’s fans who purchase one regularly-priced entrée and wish Ivar “Happy Birthday,”…

Happening nearby: Snohomish Pie Company opens in Mountlake Terrace

Add together a dedicated owner and staff, a new store location, dozens of pies, cookies and cinnamon rolls, and multiply by a horde of hungry customers; the result of that equation was plain to see Saturday at a big grand opening event in Mountlake Terrace. The Snohomish Pie Company opened their second location on Pi…

Owner for Lynnwood Chick-fil-A named, restaurant slated for April opening

Paul Rosser has been named the owner of the new Lynnwood Chick-fil-A. The restaurant is slated to open for business in late-April. Rosser will oversee day-to-day activities and will be responsible for serving local guests and visitors, as well as making all employment and community involvement decisions for the restaurant. This will be Rosser’s only Chick-fil-A…

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…