What's Up With That?

Signs encourage braking for weed and munchies

Here’s a twofer for rec pot shoppers. Mari J’s Highway Pot Shop recently opened next to the Buzz Inn Steakhouse. The businesses are at 9504… Continue reading

Snohomish restaurant provides hungry fishermen a bite from above

SNOHOMISH — Andy’s Fish House delivers, but there’s a catch. You have to be in a boat and under the bridge. What’s up with that?… Continue reading

Local homeless man ‘Wolfman Jim’ entertains folks stuck in traffic

LYNNWOOD — He’s the guy rocking out with a guitar by the side of the road. Bushy beard. Leathery face. Toothless grin. He may sleep… Continue reading

Everett woman turns beloved cedars into whimsical library

It all started when Sara Sanders’ beloved cedar took a turn for the worse. It dropped a big honking limb onto Wetmore Avenue. “It came… Continue reading

The Donald might call this chick a real looker

Trump is everywhere. Bad hair costumes. Pumpkins carved into “Trumpkins.” Cats coiffed like Trump. Sushi with salmon comb-overs. It was only a matter of time… Continue reading

A job that will tickle your funny bone

Want to bring in a little extra bacon over the holidays? Archie McPhee’s warehouse in Mukilteo is hiring for two positions: unicorn wrangler and rubber… Continue reading

Trio turned hidden Everett Mall Way wall into canvas of art

It’s an amazing art exhibit, hidden in plain sight. A dozen bright, bold murals depict scenes from around the world: Red Square. Great Pyramids of… Continue reading

Lake Stevens man transforms home into pirate ship

He’s a mild-mannered Boeing mechanic by day, a rowdy pirate at night. Every Halloween, Steve Angehrn turns into Captain Jack. His clean-cut look is cloaked… Continue reading

Local handyman turns classic cars into works of functional art

The buzz at the newly remodeled Buzz Inn Steakhouse in South Everett isn’t just about the pot shop opening next door. Though, for sure, that… Continue reading

Everett’s Stanley ‘Mr. T’ Thomas always looks dapper walkin’ around town

When it comes to thrift shopping, Macklemore has nothing on Mr. T. Stanley “Mr. T” Thomas has more than 1,000 elements of style he curated… Continue reading

Arlington muffler man makes whimsical creatures out of car parts

ARLINGTON — He’s a muffler man with a menagerie. Giraffes. Zebras. Pigs. Penguins. Dragonflies. You name it. Mike Nordine will make it from mufflers and… Continue reading

At the Grouchy Chef restaurant, great food — served his way

Before you get to the menu, you first have to get through the manifesto. It’s a binder of rules presented to diners at Mukilteo’s Grouchy… Continue reading

A double-yummy pie stuffed inside a cake is piecaken

Take this pie and stuff it. It’s piecaken, a pie stuffed inside of a cake. The dessert version of turducken, a chicken stuffed into a… Continue reading

Seahawks car club goes way beyond flags and decals

Sporting Seahawks colors on game day isn’t enough. These fans roll Beast Mode year-round. They are members of Hawk Wheels, a new 12th Man car… Continue reading

Windstorm-toppled tree decked out in Christmas lights for the final time

A strange glow emanates near downtown Everett, lurching from the ground like a giant sci-fi dragon that got tangled in holiday lights. What’s up with… Continue reading

David Barney, Everett’s pastrami king, is back

The pastrami king of Everett is back in the building. His hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop, Barney’s Pastrami, 5130 Evergreen Way, was often closed since mid-August. A… Continue reading

When mom is serving, baby rides shotgun at Bothell bistro

Herald reader Tracy Turney sent me an email about a waitress at a Bothell cafe who works the tables with a baby boy on her… Continue reading

Like it cold? There’s a new polar bear plunge in town

There’s a new place to start out the new year with a shiver and quiver. Martha Lake Community Park in Lynnwood will be the scene… Continue reading

Bothell salon for men features beer on tap and much more

The sign in front of this Bothell salon has a dude with pink foam curlers in his hair. What’s up with that? It’s not what… Continue reading

New zipline ride soars over Everett Mall

No need to go to the jungle or Vegas to get a zipline fix. Just make a beeline to the mall and squeeze it into… Continue reading