Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Golden Beetle = Family Style Menu + Cocktail Classes

Golden Beetle = Family Style Menu + Cocktail Classes

It’s always such a great feeling to find a new place to frequent. Be it a bar, a restaurant, a coffee shop or a tea house, new hang-0uts are always a treat to discover. This month your Hedonista has taken two media trips to Maria Hines’ Golden Beetle in Ballard – once to try out their family style menu, and once to check out one of... [Read more of this review]


Only Five Performances Remain of Gorky’s Darkly Compassionate <i>The Lower Depths</i>

Only Five Performances Remain of Gorky’s Darkly Compassionate The Lower Depths

Kindness and compassion – two emotions, two states of selfless empathic being that wouldn’t need to exist if this world didn’t have a loss of hope. Or failure. Or ostracism. Or ignorance. Or cruelty. Or brutality. Or sickness. Or death. From January 16th until the 31st, 2015, Theater Machine is running their production of Maxim Gorky’s... [Read more of this review]


Only Three Days Left for First Festa Regionale of 2015 at Il Fornaio

Only Three Days Left for First Festa Regionale of 2015 at Il Fornaio

 It’s official: 2015 is here to stay – at least for the rest of this year. Another year, another four seasons … and another 12 Festa Regionale Italian culinary regions to dine through, if you’re in to that sort of thing. That’s right, dear hedonists, the 2015 Festa Regionale at Il Fornaio is now in full swing; January... [Read more of this review]


Head North for Vancouver’s Food Fest – Until February 1st, 2015

Head North for Vancouver’s Food Fest – Until February 1st, 2015

Wow – the Canada-U.S. currency exchange rates are sure good for North Americans in the South – at the time of writing this article, $1 USD gets you approximately $1.20+ CAD, or $0.80 USD gets you roughly $1 CAD! What to do with this exchange windfall? Well … consider making the most of the current advantageous exchange rate on the... [Read more of this review]


<i>Measure for Measure</i> Provides Oodles of Pleasure at Seattle Shakes

Measure for Measure Provides Oodles of Pleasure at Seattle Shakes

Pleasure – is it naughty, or nice? Should there be limits? When? Where? How? Within a civil society come certain freedoms, to be sure – but are these freedoms applicable to all, or to only those who hold the power? Currently running from January 9th to February 1st, 2015 at  Seattle Shakes’ Center Theatre at Seattle Center is Bill... [Read more of this review]


From the Indonesian Rainforests to Seattle’s The Georgian, Pastry Chef Chloe Lee Tells Quite a Tale

From the Indonesian Rainforests to Seattle’s The Georgian, Pastry Chef Chloe Lee Tells Quite a Tale

There’s just something about elegance and luxury – that pampering, that attention to detail. That appreciation for the finer things. Even more so when one comes from the remote, rustic beauty of, say, an Indonesian rainforest in Papua. Wonder what I’m talking about here, dear hedonists? I’m talking about the none other than the... [Read more of this review]


<i>Mary Poppins</i> Closed in Issaquah January 4th, But Runs in Everett January 9th Until February 8th

Mary Poppins Closed in Issaquah January 4th, But Runs in Everett January 9th Until February 8th

I admit that I’ve grown to love musicals with a vengeance. They energize, uplift and instill hope – and, if one is lucky – a belief in magic and the feeling that anything is possible. I saw the Village Theatre performance of Disney’s and Camero Mackintosh’s performance of Mary Poppins during its Issaquah run of November... [Read more of this review]


SRT Plays on LBJ Sold Out, But Check Box Office Between Now & January 4th

SRT Plays on LBJ Sold Out, But Check Box Office Between Now & January 4th

There’s a play – a two-parter, in fact – that seems to have sold out long ago. These plays run until January 4th, 2015; however, due to no-shows and exchanges, eager would-be attendees are encouraged to check the box office directly for “up-to-the-minute ticket information.” These shows were so eagerly anticipated, that... [Read more of this review]


Very Worthwhile Holiday Performances That End December 28th

Very Worthwhile Holiday Performances That End December 28th

The amount of holiday shows that are currently running (and about to wrap-up) may be plentiful, but they are also popular; many shows are selling out fast, if not already sold out. (NOTE: Your Hedonista attended all of the performances as media save for the last one in the postscript, which, due to scheduling, I was unable to attend and is likely sold... [Read more of this review]


Until December 27th: <i>Land of the Sweets</i>

Until December 27th: Land of the Sweets

What’s with all the “naughty versus nice” debates? Sure, Santa may want us to be nice, but sometimes a little naughtiness is just the ticket. Required, even. Paula Oliver (a.k.a. Babette LaFave) and her magical Shadow Act. Photo by POC Photo, provided by Verlaine+McCann Presents, and used with permission. Enter Land of the Sweets:... [Read more of this review]


Taproot’s <i>Appalachian Christmas Homecoming</i> An Absolute Delight

Taproot’s Appalachian Christmas Homecoming An Absolute Delight

This season is filled with the usual holiday shows we all know and love. But what about something a bit different? A bit folksy, perhaps? Something that reminds us about all things home – be it coming home, missing home, or remembering home. The cast, from left to right: Melissa Maricich (Lynn), Simon Pringle (Ryan), Theresa Holmes (Sharon), Mark... [Read more of this review]


Maria Hines’ Agrodolce Turns Two, So $2 Food and Drink Items All Day, All This Weekend Long

Maria Hines’ Agrodolce Turns Two, So $2 Food and Drink Items All Day, All This Weekend Long

All done with the holidaze prep? Or perhaps still in the midst of all the craziness? Either way, it may very well be time for a little sip ‘n’ nosh treat at Happy Hour prices. Make that 50% – or more – off most Happy Hour prices I’ve seen in a long time, dear hedonists. Agrodolce, formerly 35th Street Bistro, celebrates... [Read more of this review]


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