Local chef plans to open new burger joint in Cedar Plaza

Local chef Josh Henderson is bringing his take on the classic cheeseburger to Mountlake Terrace with a new restaurant he aims to open later this year, According to NextMLT, Burb’s Burgers will offer the simple and classic cheeseburger, but with a twist. With his new restaurant, Henderson — a Mountlake Terrace High School graduate —…

ECA announces summer arts enrichment camps

The Edmonds Center for the Arts says that it is planning to hold its 2020 Summer Arts Enrichment Camps — although it will have contingency plans in place if social distancing rules require different formats, including virtual options. Designed for young people ages 7-19, as well as older adults in ECA’s intergenerational camp, ECA Summer Arts…

Dining Dog owner turns to doorstep delivery during pandemic

Restaurant delivery has become a popular option for those staying at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Dorothy Chagas, who specializes in homemade dog treats through her Lynnwood-based Dining Dog business, is offering the same service for dogs. Chagas, who for 13 years ran the Dining Dog Restaurant in Edmonds’ Firdale Village, relocated to Lynnwood in…

Just around the corner: Social distancing becomes a Habit

Social distancing is in full swing at the Aurora Village Habit Burger Grill, 1253 N. 205th St., Shoreline. You can now give your order and pay from your car at the parking lot. A magnetic number is then placed on the hood of your car. When your food is ready, it’s brought to you. Walk-up…

Scene in MLT: 44th Street Sliders, community partners offer hundreds of free meals

To help those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, 44th Street Sliders (formerly Red Onion Burger) and other community partners held a free meal giveaway Wednesday afternoon. With help from the U.S. Army Recruiting Station, 44th Street Sliders owner Seaun Richards distributed more than 100 meals with the first hour to any community member in need….

Reminder: 44th Street Sliders to give away free meals to those in need April 15

The Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, the charitable arm of 44th Street Sliders (formerly Red Onion Burgers) on Wednesday, April 15 will be giving away 600 to 1,000 meals to those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals will be distributed in the restaurant parking lot, located at 21005 44th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace, beginning at 1 p.m., using social distancing…

Support your local business: Fork Mediterranean Grill

This is the latest in a series of articles and photos showcasing local small businesses who are trying to get by in this period of social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus. Today’s business: Fork Mediterranean Grill 21919 66th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Established in 2016. Open:  Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-8…

44th Street Sliders extends fundraiser aimed at providing hot meals for seniors

Mountlake Terrace’s 44th Street Sliders has extended until April 20 its efforts to provide hot meals to seniors in the community. Between now and April 20, the restaurant will donate a hot meal to senior citizens for every meal purchased at the restaurant. Owner Seaun Richards said that so far the effort has generated 250 meals…

Scratch Distillery switches from spirits to sanitizer to support first responders

With its tasting room and retail store closed during the COVID-19 shutdown, Edmonds-based Scratch Distillery owners Bryan and Kim Karrick are turning their creative energies in a new direction aimed at helping to our local first responders. They’re switching from Scratch’s award-winning potable spirits to a more humble — but increasingly essential — product now…

Support local businesses with Mountlake Terrace Takeout BINGO

Here’s a way to support MLT businesses by ordering takeout during these trying times, courtesy of the Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation. Print out this BINGO sheet (printable PDF linked here) and post a public photo on social media containing: 1) your takeout order, 2) this sheet with the restaurant marked and 3) you feeling great…

Support your small business: Sorelli Pizza

This is the latest in a series of articles and photos showcasing local small businesses who are struggling to get by in this period of social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus. Today’s business:  Sorelli Pizza, 22402 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace.  Kelly Dougan, Owner. How’s business going? Kelly:  “We’re probably at about 50 percent…

Lynnwood’s Temple Distilling pivots from spirits to sanitizers

As demand for cleaning and sanitizing products skyrocket amid COVID-19 concerns, a Lynnwood distillery has pivoted from bottling spirits to producing sanitizers. Since word got out that AJ Temple — owner of Temple Distilling Company — had switched from producing gin to making hand sanitizer, he has struggled to keep up with orders from customers,…

It’s business as usual for Dick’s Drive-In amid COVID-19 outbreak

While restaurants throughout South Snohomish County have had to institute major changes in their business model in order to stay open during the current COVID-19 outbreak and corresponding government response, one is operating as usual since their opening in October 2011. Dick’s Drive-In Edmonds, 21910 Highway 99, is continuing to serve its signature burgers, fries…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 5

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull the whole…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 4

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull the whole…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 3

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull the whole…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 2

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of the Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 1

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of the Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull…

Governor to announce statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars Monday

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee Sunday night said he will be signing a statewide emergency proclamation Monday to temporarily shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities. Restaurant will be allowed to provide take-out and delivery services but no in-person dining will be permitted. The action is based on “the explosion of COVID-19 in…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s March 9 concert postponed

Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s Monday, March 9 From the New World performance at Edmonds Center for the Arts has been postponed “due to uncertainty around the coronavirus,” the symphony said in an announcement. “We are taking this action based on recommendations by the King and Snohomish County Health Departments to postpone large events and gatherings in an effort to…

Frank Gaffney painting exhibit opens at MLT Library March 1

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Frank Gaffney Painting Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Frank Gaffney came to Seattle to study advertising and design at Cornish College of the Arts. He had his first solo exhibition shortly after graduation from Cornish, then began working in the graphic arts…