Mark Carlson

With sous vide machines, cooking perfection’s in the bag

The process takes takes time, but the utterly foolproof results are completely worth it.


When the quarantine is eased, a watershed wonderland awaits

The Northwest Stream Center gets ready to reopen when the county is cleared for Phase 2 of the state COVID-19 plan.


Hundreds gather at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Both of Darrington’s iconic summer music festivals canceled

Organizers of the Darrington Bluegrass Festival and the Summer Meltdown say they’ll be back in 2021.


Everett blogger ponders life at the ‘Epicenter’ of quarantine

Richard Porter archives the day-to-day realities of coping with the uncertain new normal.

Truffle-tracking dogs find the delicacy in local forestlands

This Arlington resident’s specially trained pooches are a chef’s best friend.

Expect a friendly greeting with your grub at Gyro House

The south Everett eatery’s nothing fancy, but you’ll be made to feel right at home.

Breakfast sandwiches and biscuits and gravy — done right

Biscuit & Bean, a longtime Seattle favorite, opens an outpost in Lake Stevens.

Pride of Snohomish to be displayed on Christmas Parlor Tour

Lisa and Stew Pickford’s 129-year-old Queen Anne Victorian is one of the city’s finest historic homes.

New owner has big plans for venerable Marysville Burger Mill

The drive-in has been dishing up fast food since the 1970s, when an Arctic Circle was there.

Get your game face on at downtown Arlington’s newest sports bar

With more screens than the Situation Room, the Centennial Bar & Grill is the place to watch the game. The food’s good, too.

The ghosts of English Boom stand watch over this Camano park

Once it was a vital link in the Northwest’s most important industry. Today, it’s a hidden backwater.

Happy hour at LJ’s in Lake Stevens will put a smile on your face

The restaurant now boasts a comfortable, stylish interior to go with chef Lindsay Herschlip’s excellent food.

Dig into tasty barbecue and sides at Lynnwood’s Cask & Trotter

The chill eatery on the Highway 99 strip is a good choice for happy hour after work.

Summer memories: Our readers show off their photo skills

Summertime inspires our reader-photographers to send in their favorite shots from the season.

Susan and Ted Mausshardt’s home is part of the 2019 Everett Historic Home Tour. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Find out what it’s like to live the old-house dream in Everett

The result of a lifelong ambition, the Mausshardt home is one of six historic residences you can tour Sept. 14.

Susan and Ted Mausshardt’s home is part of the 2019 Everett Historic Home Tour. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Wienerschnitzel: Still a hot dog of an Everett landmark

The A-frame fast-foot stand on Evergreen Way has been fulfilling guilty pleasures since 1969.

Jimmy Peppers: The wheels come off, the flavor stays put

From the brisket to the burgers, it’s all golden-brown deliciousness at this new restaurant.

The fascinating connection between language, rhythm, reading

A 2-year-old is learning lots of new words, but has trouble singing even the simplest song.

Today in History

Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2019. There are 226 days left in the year.

Charting the schooner Equator’s long voyage to oblivion

The ship, the county’s first artifact on the National Historical Registry, slowly crumbles away.