What's Up With That?

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

You’re 17 syllables away from fame in Arlington’s haiku contest

A haiku contest In Arlington, Washington Hey, what’s up with that? Long before Twitter seduced us with the dastardly task of expressing ourselves in no… Continue reading

Kangaroo jerky, duck jerky, alligator jerky …

When a new beef jerky store in Tulalip sent a press release promoting kangaroo meat snacks, I hopped right on it. Marsupial meat? What’s up… Continue reading

Toddler’s name is Isis, but it doesn’t mean what you think

She’s 18 months old. She has a flashy Minnie Mouse car, enchanting smile and a bounce to her step. But it’s her name that grabs… Continue reading

Everett couple keeps Seattle Great Wheel spinning

They are the spokes of the Seattle Great Wheel. She runs the crowds and he runs the show. His LED displays of thousands of lights… Continue reading

Saucy new pizzamobile delivers pies around Snohomish County

You know that pizza smell that lingers in your car for days after you get a carry-out? Well, now imagine toting around 80 pies. That’s… Continue reading

Taco trailer’s gone, but Everett’s Ana Solorzano is back in the kitchen

She was there. And then she was gone. Also gone were those bundles of burrito goodness from Ana’s Casita, the bright red taco trailer by… Continue reading