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Entries from January 2016

Maple Leaf’s “last roadhouse” in the news

January 5th, 2016 by Mike

Over at Crosscut, writer David Kroman has posted on The Shanty Tavern, 9002 Lake City Way N.E.

The first thing to know about Seattle’s last roadhouse is that it’s only open on Fridays. And sometimes not even then.

Drivers who take the time to look between the chaos of Lake City Way – past the rodeo-themed truck dealer, past Pandora’s strip club, past the assisted living apartments that wall the four-lane highway – will find what looks like an old house.

Read the full piece here.

The last time we heard about The Shanty was in 2011, on this strip-club piece that drew 58 (!) comments.

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Snow? Here? Tonight? NO, THIS AFTERNOON!

January 3rd, 2016 by Mike

Update Monday Jan. 4, 9 a.m.: Snowing lightly.

4 p.m.: Cliff Mass.“Quite honestly, our forecasting models had the timing of this band off by at least 6 hours….it came much earlier than expected.”

2 p.m. Sticking.

Update 1 p.m. Snowing lightly here. National Weather Service, Seattle, says up to a half-inch on the ground by morning.

Yes, we are semi-obsessed with snow.

It’s been too long since there were over a dozen snowmen in the park.

Yet, here is tonight’s forecast for Maple Leaf:

“A chance of rain before 10 p.m., then snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Light east northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.”

And for Monday:

“Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 10 a.m.”

Those are from the National Weather Service, Seattle. However, the Old Farmer’s Almanac thinks Seattle is in for it:

“Jan 4-12: Snowstorm, then rain, heavy at times, turning mild.”

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It’s 2016! Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2016 by Mike

Mount Rainier, Lake Washington, Cascades, from Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, Jan.1, 2016.

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