365 Things To Do Around the Eastside

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

Day 22 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series Dates Announced

Chaute Ste. Michelle Winery

Here are over a dozen Things to do Around the Eastside this summer at Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Summer Concert Series. The winery in Woodinville has just released the schedule for this annual summer series and it is going to be a great year.

Concerts are held on the lawn at Chateau Ste. Michelle Amphitheater SUNSHINE or rain. They offer both Reserved Seating directly in front of the stage (chairs provided) or General Admission Seating on the lawn (BYOC – bring your own chair.) A selection of Chateau Ste. Michelle wines and a variety of fresh food items from selected northwest vendors is available for purchase in the Amphitheater at each performance. Feel free to bring your own picnic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Here is a list of performances for the 2010 Season:

June 12th Crosby, Stills and Nash
June 19th Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
July 14th Steve Miller Band
July 16th Lyle Lovett & His Large Band (he does a great show)
July 24th Jamie Cullum
July 29th Martina McBride
July 30th Jackson Browne with David Lindley
July 31st Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band
August 6th Natalie Merchant
August 7th KWJZ Music Festival
August 8th KWJZ Music Festival
August 12th The B-52’s & Blondie (this 1 is on my list for this year)
August 13th Chris Isaak (this 1 is on my wife’s list this year)
August 27th Earth, Wind & Fire
August 28th Crowded House
August 29th Pink Martini
September 25th Harry Connick Jr.

It is a very impressive lineup and tickets will sell out fast for most of the shows. Tickets go on sale April 23, 2010 from Ticketmaster. Make your plans today to attend at least 1 of these shows.

If you can find a way to score a VIP Pass (which I have no idea how to do) be sure to check out the desert tent and let me know what it’s like. I have heard pretty good stuff about that tent.

Ste. Michelle Winery Concert Series


April 22, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Outdoors | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 12 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: Food Porn? You Betcha

I have heard the phrase Food Porn before, but didn’t know what it was until Today on 365 Things to do Around the Eastside we are talking about the New KFC Double Down “sandwich.” Everything is BETTER with BACON!

Food Porn - KFC Double Down Sandwich

While I have loved The Colonel since I began eating, I have to wonder what he would think of the newest creation.Colonel Sanders

Me, I LOVE IT!!! While it is messier than eating a traditional sandwich, since there isn’t any Buns/Bread, it is worth the extra napkins. It has Monterrey Jack, Pepper Jack and BACON in between 2 Chicken Breasts.

Now, Iwouldn’t eat this every day, but when you are hungry for Chicken and Bacon, this satisfies the craving. Just so you go in fully informed here is the Nutritional Information for the Double Down.



Fat (g)

Sodium (mg)

KFC Original Recipe® Double Down




KFC Grilled Double Down




In case you don’t know where to find a KFC you can check out the Store Locator here.

Col. Sanders

As a piece of RANDOM TRIVIA – Did you know that Colonel Harland Sanders stated Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1930 and by 1965 there were over 600 Kentucky Fried Chicken locations!

April 13, 2010 Posted by | Eating Out | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 10 of 365 Things To Do Around the Eastside: National Open House Weekend ~ Home Buying Season

This weekend is National Open House Weekend. Homes that are for sale across the country are held open this weekend for buyers to stop by and get a good look.

This year it is even MORE important since the FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT expires in just 19 days!!! If you want totake advantage of the TAX CREDIT program, then you HAVE TO BE OUT LOOKING AT HOMES TODAY!!!

Just in case you don’t think there are any quality homes out there for you to look at:

Redmond has 85 Open Single Family Homes! Priced from $197,000 to 1,499,000!

Redmond has 41 Open Condos! Priced from $150,000 to $519,990!

Kirkland has 80 Open Single Family Homes! Priced from $228,000 to $5,995,000!

Kirkland has 56 Open Condos! Priced from $155,000 to $2,250,000!

Bellevue has 90 Open Single Family Homes! Priced from $309,000 to $3,797,000!

Bellevue  has 63 Open Condos! Priced from $145,000 to $1,295,000!

Sammamish has 59 Open Single Family Homes! Priced from $347,000 to $1,499,900!

Sammamish has 4 Open Condos! Priced from $245,000 to $305,000!

Issaquah has 56 Open Single Family Homes! Priced from $328,900 to $2,490,000!

Issaquah has 27 Open Condos! Priced from $125,950 to $900,000!

Woodinville has 47 Open Single Family Homes! Priced from $319,000 to $1,895,000!

Woodinville has 12 Open Condos! Priced from $295,950 to $725,000!

I will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Sunday April 11, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Redmond. This Custom Built Craftsman Home is situated on just over 1 Acre and is surrounded by Million Dollar Estates.

  • Priced Competitively at $609,900

  • Custom Built in 2004

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 1/2 Baths

  • 2650 Square Feet

  • 3 Car Garage

  • Hardwood Floors on the Main Level

  • Formal Living Room

  • Formal Dinning Room

  • Spacious Kitchen with Pantry

  • Gas Cooktop

  • Eating Area in Kitchen

  • Large Family Room with Gas Fireplace & Built Ins

  • Private Den on Main Level

  • Master Retreat Features Gas Fireplace & Wired for Flat Screen TV

  • His and Hers Closets

  • Master Bath has Skylight

  • Corner Soaking Bathtub

  • Separate Double Headed Shower

  • All Bedrooms are Ample Sized

  • HUGE Bonus Room could be used for Media Room

  • Upstairs Laundry Room

  • Roomy Deck for Summertime Entertaining

  • Large Grassy Backyard

  • Side Yards have Amazing Trees

  • Secluded Private Setting

  • Extra Parking for Boat, RV and other Toys

24540 NE Union Hill Rd

Redmond WA 98053

Custom Built Craftsman

Custom Built Craftsman

Wonderful Front Porch

Wonderful Front Porch

Large Kitchen

Large Kitchen

Home Sits on over an Acre
Home Sits on over an Acre

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April 11, 2010 Posted by | real estate | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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