365 Things To Do Around the Eastside

Sharing Things To Do Around Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish and Woodinville

Number 42 of 365 Things to do Around the Eastside – Breakfast with Santa Claus

Number 42 of 365 Things to do Around the Eastside – Breakfast with Santa Claus

The Holidays have arrived in Redmond!

This year Redmond is hosting a Santa Breakfast! It is being held at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center on December 4 from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast, Photos with Santa, Arts and Crafts.

Reservations are recommended – Limited seating available
Price: $12 (age 13+), $9 (Children & Seniors)
Ages 2 and under FREE with a paying Adult
Call 425-556-2300 or log on www.redmond.gov to register.

Redmond Lights


December 3, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Family Activities | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Number 37 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: Kirkland Classic Car Show

Kirkland will be hosting the 8th Annual Kirkland Classic Car Show this Sunday July 18th from 10:00 to 4:00.


There will be 100’s of classics, hot rods and custom cars lining the streets of downtown Kirkland. It will bring back memories of your youth.

It’s always fun to check out how people have restored and painted their collectible cars.

The Kirkland Classic Car Show is put on by the Downtown Kirkland Association and The Legends Car Club

July 16, 2010 Posted by | Cars, Family Activities, Outdoors | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 20 of 365 Things to Do Around the Eastside: Dine in Your Car at Burgermaster

BurgermasterI love Burgers, Shakes and Fries. Load up the car and head to one of the 5 Burgermaster locations around the Eastside. It is a total retro experience, minus the roller SKATES (although it would be way cool if they still skated). You pull into a parking space, turn on your headlights and wait for one of the servers to come to your car to take your order. While you wait for your burger to be cooked to order, you can turn up the tunes on the radio and rock out.

Your food will be brought to your car on a tray, roll your window up a bit so the tray can hang off the window and dive into the fantastic food.

Their Burgers are some of the BEST around. Thick, Juicy, Classic and Tasty. The menu is short sweet and simple: Burgermaster, Cheeseburger, Hamburger, Baconmaster (my fave) and Burgermelt.  Each burger can be customized with your choice of condiments, but for purists order just as it is on the menu, the same way since 1952.

They have thick, creamy and smooth Shakes or even better TRY ONE OF THEIR MALTS!!! They have 10 traditional flavors of Shakes: Chocolate, Hot Fudge, Strawberry, Vanilla, Pineapple, Root Beer, Blackberry, Tom and Jerry, Coffee, Mocha.

The Onion Rings are some of the best around. Large, Crispy and made with real sliced onions.

There are locations in Bellevue, Mill Creek, Everett, Aurora and University District. Make it a quest to visit each one this summer.

Awesome Burgers!


April 20, 2010 Posted by | Eating Out, Family Activities | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 15 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: Friday Happy Hour @ Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge

Friday is the day for Happy Hour here at Things To Do Around the Eastside!

Today’s choice is @ Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge located at Redmond Town Center. Matt’s was recently Voted Best Happy Hour in Redmond by the Redmond Reporter and I would have to agree!

Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge The 1st thing to know about HH @Matt’s is that it goes from 3-6 AND 9-Close Daily! It’s always nice to know where to go for a late night bite and even better if it is a Happy Hour.

The 2nd thing to know about HH @Matt’s is THE FOOD IS PHOEOMIAL!!! All apps are $5.00 and Oysters are only .75₡ on the Half Shelf.

Sample menu:

Oyster’s Matt Spinach, pancetta & lemon butter

Flash Fried Calamari Spicy marinara & lemon-garlic aioli

Spicy Buffalo Wings With Maytag blue cheese dip, celery and carrot sticks

Crispy Prawn Spring Rolls Prawns, carrot, napa cabbage, green onion, ginger, seaweed salad, rice noodles, hand rolled in a spring roll wrapper dipping sauces

Hot Dungeness Crab & Artichoke Dip Dungeness Crab, cream cheese, artichokes & spinach

Cambozola Flatbread Warm flatbread, white truffle oil, honey roasted garlic, cambozola cheese

Prawn & Avocado Pizza Grilled flatbread, spicy pico, chili-lime cream

Pan Roasted Manila Clams White wine, lemon, tomato & basil

Rotisserie Chicken Nachos Diced peppers, tomato, scallions, three cheeses Guacamole & chipotle sour cream

Roasted Mushroom Quesadilla Jack & Manchego cheeses, crimini & portabello mushrooms roasted poblano chiles, red onion, cilantro & goat cheese with chipotle sour cream

Mixed Grill Skewers Roti chicken, large prawns, K-Paul’s andouille sausage with honey garlic mustard glaze

Happy Hour at Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge

Happy Hour at Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge

The 3rd thing to know about HH @Matt’s is Go Now and Go Often!!! It is the Best Happy Hour in Redmond and maybe even on the entire Eastside!

Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge
16651 NE 74th St.
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 376 – 0909

April 16, 2010 Posted by | Eating Out, Happy Hour | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Day 9 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: A Sign of Spring~Fuchsia Saturday

There are several signs that Spring is here and Summer will be following – unpredictable weather (rain, sun, hail, snow all in the same day); it stays light until after 7:00 pm and Fred Meyer’s hold their Annual Fuchsia Saturday Planting Event.

The dirt starts flying on April 10, 2010 at 9:00 rain or shine! This is the 20th Anniversary of this event!

Fred Meyers Fuchsia Saturday

Fred Meyers Fuchsia Saturday

Create your own custom planter!
Purchase starts and a container (or bring pots
from home), and Freddy’s will plant them FREE using
premium Black Gold Potting Soil.

Fuchsia Basket

Fuchsia Basket

Choose from a wide variety of starts, including
Fuchsias, Seed Geraniums and — NEW this
— Strawberries. All 5 for $3!



Plus, nursery pot recycling! Bring your old plastic nursery pots to our Garden Center anytime through April 10,
and we’ll recycle them for you.

Find a store near you!

April 10, 2010 Posted by | Gardening | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 2 of 365 Things to do Around the Eastside – Sakura-Con 2010

Sakura-Con is taking over!

Sakura-Con (pronounced ‘Sa-ku-ra-con) is a Japanese Animation (Anime), manga (comics), gaming, and Asian-culture convention. The convention is held in the Pacific Northwest for anime fans, also known as “Otaku”, where the emphasis is on FUN! This Convention has been going strong since 1998.

It is a FULL 3 Day event ~ it literally runs ALL 3 DAYS, pretty much 24 hours a day. People are encouraged to Dress Up as their fave Anime Characters . Sailor Moon, Vampires, Pokeman Elegant Gothic and Lolita s are sure to be found roaming the convention floor.

There are Dances, Movies, DJ’s, Video Games, Panels, Discussions, Charity Auctions, Blood Drive, CosPlay Chess and 100’s of exhibitors that will be selling their wares.

Sukura-Con 2010 Banner

Sukura-Con 2010 Seattle April 2-4 2010

April 2-4 2010
Washington State Convention and Trade Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle WA 98101
$60 for all 3 days at the do

April 2, 2010 Posted by | Family Activities | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment