From about the minute Westward opened on Lake Union in August, diners were thinking about how good Seattle’s July 4 fireworks show would look from its dock (pictured above.) The good news: There’s a big viewing party planned there for Friday, with a paella dinner, sides, lots of beer, wine and sangria, plus a DJ….More
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You get the hamburgers and hot dogs. We’ll grill the experts. Here are tips from recent barbecuing and grilling books that should help make your Fourth of July meals a flaming (or, er, glowing) success:
Clean machine: Most experts stress the importance of maintaining clean, lightly oiled grill grates. The editors of Bon Appetit go beyond that in “The Grilling Book” ($45, Andrews McMeel), suggesting using a toothpick to make sure all burner holes on a gas grill are clear of debris. “If the burner holes are clogged, the flame will be low or nonexistent and heat levels will drop dramatically.”More