Category Archives: Food

Mill Creek Family Game Day

Come to the University Bookstore – Mill Creek this Saturday October 18th for an afternoon of fun! This is brought to you by the University Bookstore Reading Allowed program. The entire family is invited to come & try out all the hottest new games of the year. “Game night refreshments” will be served. Do tell.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1PM University Bookstore located in the Mill Creek Town Center at 15311 Main St. Mill Creek, WA 98012  425-385-3530



Mill Creek Concerts – Dates Added

Breaking news!

The Annual Mill Creek Summer Concert Series has been so popular it has been extended through September! See schedule below.

We hope that our popular, sunny, warm summer weather will be extended, as well. Do tell.

MCTC Summer Concert Poster Sep #1

Dana Osborn & the Mellow Heads

MCTC Summer Concert PosterDana Osborn & the Mellow Heads featuring Joel Gamble will open up the Mill Creek Summer Concert Series 2014. Bring the family this Wednesday evening to enjoy classic rock with a modern twist. 6-8PM @the Forum in Mill Creek Town Center.  All the concerts are free, so come & enjoy. Arrive early to stroll Main Street, shop & try one of the many restaurants. Do tell.

These concerts are presented by the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association along with generous community sponsors.  For more information visit:    MillCreekTownCenterBusinessAssociation


Mill Creek Second Thursday Art Walk 2014

Art Walk Poster 2014

Get it on your iCal, text your friends, set an alarm! The Second Thursday Art Walk in Mill Creek Town Center 2014  is coming. Thursday, June 12th 5-8PM will be the first of three nights this summer for you to enjoy art in Mill Creek.

20-plus merchants will play host to artists who work in a variety of media. That includes music! Plan to come early & take that stroll up Main Street. Enjoy the art. Eat & drink. Do a little shopping. Do tell.

If you are an artist, who would like information about participating, contact:

For more general info visit:

MOD Pizza Coming

doTellLogoHave watched many pizza places come & go over 35 years in Mill Creek. The usual big chains, mostly. Would love to see Pagliacci come to our area, but was still glad to hear that MOD Pizza will open soon in the Mill Creek Plaza because I do like their pizza. They will share the new building ( in old Shari’s spot ) with recently opened, Wells Fargo Bank.

MOD has a different concept. The standard pizza is 11 inches, and is, as they say, infinitely customizable with toppings — all for the same price of $7.17, except for the cheese only which will be a dollar less. Do tell.

After a little digging  into the website for information, did learn there are in fact other size pizzas available & prices for those along with sides, salads & beverages. They do not deliver . “We’ve made a conscious decision not to deliver our pizzas as we feel they are best straight out of the oven. However, if you can’t dine in, you can always take out.” — from MOD FAQ page

For more information about MOD, visit: MOD Pizza

Another recent article in the Seattle Times about the company & its founders. MOD Pizza raising $15M in Expansion Effort  Hope they are not trying to do too much, too quickly. Quality over quantity & all that. We shall see.

Santa Claus is Coming – Mill Creek Christmas #2

santaComingPoster Santa Claus is coming to town this Saturday, Dec. 7th presented by the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association, Rotary of Mill Creek & The City of Mill Creek. 

There will be entertainment & special festivities throughout the day on Saturday, highlighted by a festive holiday parade down Main Street at 3:30PM with special guest, Santa Claus. The parade will make its way South ending at Mill Creek City Hall, where the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will commence.

After Santa has hit the switch to light the tree, he & his elves will return back up Main Street to the Park Place Building where he will be available for children to visit, have photos taken & share their Christmas wishes with him.

But wait there is more! Throughout the Town Center until 7:00 PM, there will be holiday performers including The Dickens Carolers, live music, free horse-drawn carriage rides, a kiddie train, face painting, photo ops with the Grinch, and much more! Do tell.

Town Center merchants & restaurants will be open & many will offer holiday shopping specials. Look for a Mill Creek Town Center “Gift Guide.”

Poster graphic from Mill Creek Town Center Business Association. Thank you.



Lombardi’s Garlic Festival is Back!

LombardisGarlicFestPicLombardi’s Garlic Fest is back by popular demand after a five year hiatus with cooking classes, wine tastings, contest & locally produced products.  Ahhh, two weeks of garlic joy for bulb connoisseurs & Garlic novices alike. 

From Sept. 27th through Oct. 12th, local garlic lovers can rejoice in the bulb during the two-week Garlic Festival at Lombardi’s Italian Restaurants in Mill Creek & Everett.

Diners will experience a garlic-in-every-course menu including 40-clove roasted chicken & desserts such as a cappuccino brownie layered with garlic peanut sauce. To top it all off they can kick back a garlic infused martini or take a break from the bulb & pair their meal with a select wine from the Piedmont region of Italy, known for complementing the rich and herbaceous taste of the stinking rose. Do tell.

Garlic for some of the festival menu to be provided by Arlington, WA farm – Garden Treasures. The wine bar will provide tastings over the duration of the festival highlighting wines from Piedmont wineries: Damilano, Franco Molino, Beni di Barasiolo & Cantine Vopi.

What: Lombardi’s Garlic Fest: A gourmet garlic celebration featuring all things culinary with a garlic menu, wine tastings, cooking classes & contests

When: September 27 through October 12   for  Lunch,  Dinner & Sunday Brunch

Where: Lombardi’s Italian Restaurants:

  • Mill Creek – 19409 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA, 98102 
  • Everett at the Marina – 1620 W Marine View Dr., Everett, WA, 98102

Visit: for more information about Lombardi’s restaurants & the much missed, long awaited Garlic Fest.

Information & Garlic Fest Graphic provided by Lombardi’s Italian Restaurants.

Bothell Blues Festival 2013 – August 31

Bothell Blues Festival August 31st

bothell-blues-festival-2011-crowdsStay local! Labor Day weekend is crazy no matter where you go. Try heading to Seattle. Good luck finding a parking spot & fighting the crowds. Bumbershoot pulls in thousands of people & clogs the arteries of Seattle for the entire weekend. For those of us in Kirkland, Mill Creek, Kenmore, Kirkland, Woodinville & Lynnwood, here is the better plan: Stay Local, Eat Local, Listen Local, Drink Local & Connect Local! August 31st from 11am to 8pm is the Bothell Blues Festival!

There is something for everyone to enjoy at this great little Local event. Local Blues, Local Beer, & local BBQ:chester

1.       The Bands. Do they have bands! The Wired Band and the Chester Dennis Jones Band are both coming back and WOW did they both kill it last year! People are still talking about Chester in the beer garden, jumping from table to table while playing a guitar solo… AWESOME! And Wired, these guys took the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee last year and wow do they put on a show. In addition, we were able get the Stacy Jones Band who is one of the hottest blues bands here in Seattle. We are stoked. Really stoked about this year’s line-up!


2.      The Food. We have Carolina Smoke BBQ in the house again this year. Dave is bring  back his shredded beef sandwiches, hot wings, hot links, pulled pork. YUM! They also have invited the Village Bean sandwich shop which has some other alternatives to BBQ in case (for some crazy reason) someone doesn’t want BBQ. Expect great sandwiches & other goodies.bothell-blues-festival-2011-beer-garden

3.      The Beer. This year the Bothell Blues Festival has invited Foggy Noggin Brewery to provide the beer for the event. Foggy Noggin is an award winning local Bothell brewery that makes some killer beer. Do tell.


4.      The Wine. Open Road Winery has agreed provide the wine for the Bothell Blues Festival. Open Road is a local, family owned & operated BOTHELL winery that specializes in high end wines that are completely off the hook.

5.      Location. There is something about having a blues festival at Bothell’s Country Village. It just seems to fit the music perfectly. The Country Village’s laid back, country style outdoor shopping center is a great back drop for a day of great music & food. Don’t forget: You concert bracelets get you great discounts at selected shops so feel free to wander the village and shop in between bands!

Ask anyone who went last year, it is truly a great, little, community event that we know you will really enjoy. August 31st at the Country Village Shops in Bothell. $17 at the door or buy your tickets online on our website

Thank You to Sean McVeigh with the Bothell Blues Festival for providing the copy & photos for this story, along with permission to make just a few minor changes.



Document Shredding Day 9/7/2013

shredHeadAre you buried under piles of personal documents you no longer need? Have you attempted to shred them yourself & actually made the matter worse. You say you are now up to your armpits in shredded bits?

Saturday, September 7th 2013 is your lucky day! Mill Creek Councilmember, Donna Michelson & The City of Mill Creek are, once again, bringing in Shred-It a professional document shredding company to shred all your personal & sensitive documents on site at Mill Creek City Hall located at 15728 Main Street in Mill Creek.

From 10Am to 2PM you may bring up to 4 boxes of documents. You do not have to be a resident of Mill Creek – all are welcome. You do not have to remove staples, paper clips, fasteners, etc. This is your chance to finally clean out those file cabinets, drawers, that desk top, closet & dispose of accumulated, no longer needed, paper stuff. Do tell.

This event is FREE, but volunteers from the Mill Creek Food Bank want you to know they will be on site, as well, to collect non-perishible food items. This completely voluntary, but please consider bringing an item or a few or cash to help your community.


Mill Creek Festival This Weekend

logo-mill-creek-festival-642x263The Annual Mill Creek Festival & Street Fair takes place this Saturday – July 13th 11-7PM & Sunday – July 14th  11-5PM & will feature juried artisan booths (handcrafted items, only), Food Court, Kids Korner, Pet Plaza, The Main Stage with live entertainment, Car show, the “Madness on Main” 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Business Booths, Beer & Wine Garden and The Community Stage with local acts. There will be something for everyone. Do tell.

This event is free to the public & there will be free parking/shuttle service to & from H.M. Jackson High School so you don’t have to sweat the parking.  Jackson High is located at 1508 136th St SE  Mill Creek, WA 98012

The Mill Creek Festival will be located on Mill Creek Boulevard behind Mill Creek Plaza (Albertson’s, Staples, Rite-Aid) & turning right up a portion of 161st between Rite-Aid & Bank of America. You really won’t be able to miss it.

For more details please visit:

To see the schedule of entertainment directly click on this link.

Above information was obtained from the Mill Creek Festival website & was believed to be accurate as of 07/10/13. Some schedules may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.