Sarah Lemmon

Sarah is co-creator and editor of Seattle Greenlaker. A former journalist with a nose for news and a heart for people, she owns her own PR and consulting business called Lemmon PR. When Sarah’s not exploring Green Lake, she’s sewing or searching for the best bowl of ramen in the city.

Cocina Oaxaca Opening In June

We have more info on the new Mexican restaurant opening in the former Mio Sushi location (7900 East Green Lake Dr N). Owner Misael Dominguez (a partner of the La Cocina Oaxaqueña restaurant on Capitol Hill) confirms that he is opening Cocina Oaxaca this June. He said he plans to have a similar menu to […]

Two New Restaurants Moving Into Green Lake

Remember those mysterious photos of Mexican dishes on the outside of the former Mio Sushi in North Green Lake? After Mio Sushi shuttered a few weeks ago several photos of Mexican dishes appeared on the windows without any sign, menu or information about the future restaurant. While the restaurant name has remained secret, we got […]

Dead Duck Found At Green Lake Killed By Dog

Greenlaker reader Ericka let us know that she encountered a dead duck last week in the park. Even more upsetting, the duck was killed by a dog. Here’s what she says: Last week I saw a dead Mallard at the Green Lake Theater swimming area. It had been killed by a dog. You can see […]

Meet Ri Ri: The Green Lake Ferret

We run into many dogs walking Green Lake. We have even met a bunny and a giant pig. Recently we met RiRi – as in Rihanna – a 4-month-old and fully grown inquisitive ferret. RiRi hasn’t attempted to walk all of Green Lake, but instead has explored some of the grassier spots- most recently playing […]

Green Lake’s Carnegie Library

Next time you walk in or out of the Green Lake Library, stop at the foot of the stairs at the main entrance. There you will find this plaque of the library’s origin. I, personally, have walked in and out of that library dozens of times and never saw this plaque – maybe because I’m […]

Mysterious Restaurant Moving In To Mio Sushi’s Previous Location

Green Lake’s Mio Sushi closed last month and this week we noticed the For Lease signs were replaced with some mysterious photos of what looks like posole, tacos, and other Mexican-inspired dishes. No signage or menus were posted. We will keep you posted once we hear about the new restaurant moving in.

Injured Heron At Green Lake

We just received word from a concerned reader saying she spotted what appeared to be an injured heron at Green Lake earlier this afternoon. According to her, one of the wings looked like it had a hole in it. Heres what she said: “On Sunday 5/6, I saw a heron by the “turtle log” that […]

A Recipe For Your Roses

As our beautiful cherry blossoms fade around Green Lake, another season of blossoms is approaching – roses! Greenlaker Tom Donnelly sent a recipe from the American Rose Society (ARS) that he has been using for years on his roses. Tom says that with the type of soil we have around Green Lake, this recipe will […]

May 2018 Happenings In And Around Green Lake

  King County Master Gardener’s Plant Sale  Fri., May 4 4pm – 8pm and Sat., May 5 9am – 5pm Plants for gardens and tomatoes & edibles, local vendors, ornaments, and advice. Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle 98105 For more information, go to the Master Gardener’s Site.   PhinneyWood Art Walk: […]

Green Lake Wading Pool Opening Date Announced

As a Green Lake parent, one of the first signs that summer is getting closer is when the Green Lake Wading Pool opening date is announced. Well hold onto your sun hats people, because the Parks Department just announced that date is June 23rd. The wading pool will be open from 6/23 through 9/3 from […]

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