Westside Stories: January 2019

There’s more than enough to explore on the Eastside, but you might consider crossing Lake Washington for these Seattle specialties.

Reckless Noodle House

Located in Seattle’s Central District, this casual, inviting Vietnamese restaurant offers a variety of creative cocktails and a menu full of tantalizing dishes. If you’re craving something comforting during these cold winter months, we suggest trying the Reckless Fried Rice, the Curry Vermicelli Bowl, or the Ma La Braised Beef Cheek Noodle. The drink menu features all the classics, plus tempting, unique creations like the gin-focused Reckless Love. recklessnoodles.com.


Beach Volleyball in January

Beach Volleyball

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If you love the ocean but live in the Pacific Northwest, you might be resigning yourself to a long, cold, beach-free winter. But not so fast. Sandbox Sports in Georgetown is an indoor warehouse where you can literally dig your toes into the sand, suit up for a game of beach volleyball, or build sandcastles with your kids. The space hosts regular beach volleyball leagues, Friday night drop-in tournaments, “Lil Diggers” sessions for children, and more. sandboxsports.net


Help the Hungry

Food Lifeline

Courtesy Food Lifeline

Want to spend a little time giving back? Consider volunteering with Food Lifeline, a Seattle-based nonprofit that rescues millions of pounds of food from farmers, stores, and restaurants, and then delivers it to food banks, shelters, and other meal programs. The organization offers volunteer opportunities to individuals, families, groups of friends, and corporate teams. Volunteers ages 6 and over can help repackage food. Those at least 16 years old can volunteer to help inspect and repackage rescued grocery items. foodlifeline.org


‘Stuff You Should Know’

Stuff You Should Know

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Want to know the history of the Easy Bake Oven or the background of the Amityville Horror? Dying to learn more about narwhals and guide dogs? The Stuff You Should Know podcast will teach you all that and a lot more. On Jan. 15, the podcast’s hosts, Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, will be live at the Moore Theater in Seattle. Tickets cost $22.50-$32.50. sysklive.com


Seattle Wedding Show

Seattle Wedding Show

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Planning your special day? At the Seattle Wedding Show, you can get all your ideas — from invitations to cakes to flowers to décor — in one place. The 2019 event, which takes place Jan. 12-13 at the Washington State Convention Center, will feature more than 400 vendors, a wedding fashion show, and a gown sale. Tickets cost $18 in advance and $20 at the door. weddingshow.com


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