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Snappy Dragon, Math 'n' Stuff make Best of Seattle list

August 9th, 2013 by Mike

This week two Maple Leaf institutions made the Seattle Weekly’s Best of Seattle list.

At least, we think they have.

We can find the link to Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon, voted Best Chinese Restaurant. “Clay Pot Stews. Enough said.”

And Math ‘n’ Stuff has posted on its Facebook page that it was voted “Best Geeky Store.” Congrats! But, we can’t find that link. Help?

Found it! On page 95 of the hard-copy Weekly:

We mustn’t forget forget the archeology beginner’s kit;  that area in your backyard looks suspiciously old and probably contains lots of dinosaur bones.

Incidentally, Math ‘n’ Stuff has a 20-percent-off sale through Saturday.

2013 marks Math ‘n’ Stuff’s 20th Anniversary in business!

We are quite proud of this milestone, and to celebrate, we have decided to do a 20/20 SALE!

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Snappy Dragon, Math ‘n’ Stuff make Best of Seattle list

August 9th, 2013 by Mike

This week two Maple Leaf institutions made the Seattle Weekly’s Best of Seattle list.

At least, we think they have.

We can find the link to Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon, voted Best Chinese Restaurant. “Clay Pot Stews. Enough said.”

And Math ‘n’ Stuff has posted on its Facebook page that it was voted “Best Geeky Store.” Congrats! But, we can’t find that link. Help?

Found it! On page 95 of the hard-copy Weekly:

We mustn’t forget forget the archeology beginner’s kit;  that area in your backyard looks suspiciously old and probably contains lots of dinosaur bones.

Incidentally, Math ‘n’ Stuff has a 20-percent-off sale through Saturday.

2013 marks Math ‘n’ Stuff’s 20th Anniversary in business!

We are quite proud of this milestone, and to celebrate, we have decided to do a 20/20 SALE!

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Snappy Dragon closed through July 14

July 2nd, 2013 by master

In case you missed the post on our Facebook page, Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon, 8917 Roosevelt Way N.E., is closed from July 1-14 for renovations.

We can’t wait to see what’s new at one of the city’s top Chinese restaurants!

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More good news about Maple Leaf!

May 30th, 2013 by Mike

Just in case you missed the news a couple of days ago (Watch out! Maple Leaf is “increasingly popular“), Yelp’s Neighborhood Spotlight is now shining on us.

“Hidden away north of downtown, Maple Leaf is home to lots of lucky locals,” says the article, which spotlights several local restaurants.

“Teeming with Tudor-style and bungalow homes, those recent remodels and renovations also came to include some of Seatown’s most sought-after supper spots.”

The Kona Kitchen, shown at right, is called out, as are Cafe Piccolo, the Maple Leaf Grill,  Cloud City Coffee and Flying Squirrel Pizza.

Comments from neighbors have added in the Blue Saucer and the Snappy Dragon.

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Want to make Judy Fu's famous dumplings?

April 16th, 2013 by master

In case you missed The Seattle Times this weekend, Pacific Northwest magazine gave a shoutout to Maple Leaf’s own Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon, including a recipe for the legendary dumplings.

Officially known as Judy Fu’s Pork Jiao-zi (pronounced jow-zuh), the namesake herself still can be seen most nights working away at her restaurant at age 71, divulges writer Nancy Leson.

And the secret to the perfect jiao-zi? Cake flour!

So whaddya think? Are you going to give it a shot?

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Maple Leaf’s “empty block” for sale a decade after devastating fire

November 12th, 2011 by Mike

A decade ago this month, very early on Thanksgiving morning, a three-alarm fire destroyed nearly an entire block in the heart of Maple Leaf’s business district along Roosevelt Way Northeast.

The Snappy Dragon was saved, Reckless Video moved across the street, and the Maple Leaf Grill moved up the street. But the block has sat vacant ever since.

Until now.

For a time there was a plan to develop the site, at the intersection of Northeast 89th Street, into a mixed-use retail and residential project. It fell through.

A number of folks have asked about it since we started Maple Leaf Life. We’ll find out more on Monday, but in the meantime, who knows why the site is now for sale?

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Maple Leaf's "empty block" for sale a decade after devastating fire

November 12th, 2011 by Mike

A decade ago this month, very early on Thanksgiving morning, a three-alarm fire destroyed nearly an entire block in the heart of Maple Leaf’s business district along Roosevelt Way Northeast.

The Snappy Dragon was saved, Reckless Video moved across the street, and the Maple Leaf Grill moved up the street. But the block has sat vacant ever since.

Until now.

For a time there was a plan to develop the site, at the intersection of Northeast 89th Street, into a mixed-use retail and residential project. It fell through.

A number of folks have asked about it since we started Maple Leaf Life. We’ll find out more on Monday, but in the meantime, who knows why the site is now for sale?

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Snappy Dragon a readers’ favorite

August 11th, 2011 by Mike

We’d overlooked this kudo in the annual Seattle Weekly “best of” awards, but it’s hard to miss the sign outside Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon.

It was readers of the Weekly that brought the Snappy, at 8917 Roosevelt Way N.E., the reward.

A full list of readers’ choices is here. Note that Ace Hardware was named “best hardware store,” no specific location given. And that Wine World Warehouse, just down Interstate 5 in Wallingford, gets the nod for best wine store.

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Snappy Dragon a readers' favorite

August 11th, 2011 by Mike

We’d overlooked this kudo in the annual Seattle Weekly “best of” awards, but it’s hard to miss the sign outside Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon.

It was readers of the Weekly that brought the Snappy, at 8917 Roosevelt Way N.E., the reward.

A full list of readers’ choices is here. Note that Ace Hardware was named “best hardware store,” no specific location given. And that Wine World Warehouse, just down Interstate 5 in Wallingford, gets the nod for best wine store.

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