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The Ale House offers take-out lasagna. Photo credit: The Ale House/Facebook

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McNamara's Pub & Eatery in DuPont offers daily specials including Salute Sunday -- 10 percent off for military personnel with ID and Happy Hour all day -- and a free kids meal for every paying adult on Thursdays. Check website for more details.

The Ale House in University Place is introducing the Ale House Chef's Lasagna for $12 (feeds two to four). Order ahead at or stop by to pick one up. Check out their Facebook page for information on ordering beer and seltzers at retail.

The Adriatic Grill at Oakbrook. A trip to this website will give you an opportunity to not only see their family-style menu -- including the excellent Rigatoni with Bolognese Sauce -- but also gives you a glimpse of the beautiful park-like setting you get to pick up from. Insider tip: Try the Creamy Mushroom Soup.

Denny's is now selling Grand Slam to-go packs. We repeat, Denny's is now selling Grand Slam to-go packs!


There is a lot about virtual running events available online. The Virtual Running Club has a list here,

Make your bodywork has a list of the 50 best online workout resources. These are free online workouts that make it easy for you to keep fit from home, whether you have just a few minutes or you'd like to join a month-long daily yoga challenge.


Playtivities has 10 suggestions for cool backyard games for kids including Giant Pick Up Sticks and Giant Scrabble.


Do you know what lasagna mulching is? Have you heard about neighborhood plant swaps? The Los Angeles Times has an article out titled "10 things you can do to improve your home garden right now" where you can learn about these, plus eight more suggestions.

If your kids -- or you -- are into chalk art, Pinterest has some great ideas to use as inspiration.

Clear evenings this week call for an outdoor movie night -- drive-in style. Gather some chairs, pop the popcorn, add your favorite beverage and hang a sheet. Projectors are available online inexpensively.

You can also download Netflix Party, which allows you to stream, pause, and play movies at the exact same times.


Panera is going beyond their usual soups, salads and sandwiches and adding groceries to the list as well. That's right, when you place an order for delivery or pick-up, they now have the option to add grocery staples. 

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