Esquire ranks Seattle the 10th best restaurant city in America. It gives Seattle credit for its access to seafood and local vineyards allowing our restaurants to make great meals. The article specifically mentions Kirkland‘s Cafe Juanita along with a handful of Seattle restaurants.
Two employees of a Bellevue DOL and a third man were sentenced Friday for selling fake identification documents out of their office, an incidence that happened in June of this year. The non-employee, Rodrigo Moura, had apparently started herding people to the office as early as 200,9 where immigrants could get false identifications and driver’s licenses. There was an unusually large amount of people headed to this particular office, which was out of the ordinary, according to investigators. Moura gave applicants fake addresses and test answers which would then be processed by the two employees, Melanie Yoder and Ana-Marie Lizares. Documents were sold for $3,000 per applicant and a portion of that went to Yoder and Lizares. Twenty to twenty-five licenses were sold. All three involved were sentenced to jail time.
One of the best holiday shows around, Downtown Bellevue’s Snowflake Lane, is running now through Christmas Eve. The sixth annual show is brought to you by The Bellevue Collection and features lights, music and live toy soldiers, who line the sidewalks of Bellevue Way and NE 8th Street. Visitors also enjoy the most charming part of Snowflake Lane, the magical “snow” which actually falls from above. This year, new characters inspired by “The Nutcracker” have been introduced to the lane. They include a Snow King and Queen, Sugar Plum Fairies and Mice. The event is free to the public and is nightly beginning at 7:00 pm. Signature Snowflake Lane Ornaments are available for purchase ($10) and half of all proceeds go to Overlake Service League. Pictured to the left, Snowflake Lane is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Parking is free and available at Bellevue Square, Bellevue Place and Lincoln Square. Don’t miss this beautiful holiday tradition!