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It’s 12:30 p.m. on a Thursday, and a man walks into the tiny cafe, dreaming of a brisket sandwich. “We’re out,” says Taunia Carter, the woman behind the counter. “Oh, no! That’s my favorite,” the man says, and steps outside. “I’ll come back another day.” Carter sighs. “On a normal day, I’d convince him that he’ll find his next favorite. You know, s...

Looking for quiet sophistication in a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner destination? Your search ends with Sinatra. Whether the weather accommodates a table in the peaceful garden patio or you stay inside the regal dining room that serves as a tribute to the Chairman, Sinatra’s surroundings and stellar service provide the charm to create a memorable...

Take two roommates who’ve been friends for 20 years. Add the fact that their Seattle homes are five blocks apart. Mix in one person’s expertise in marketing and design, complemented by the other’s law and engineering background. The result: A recipe for a hand-crafted business that’s as vibrant, robust and enjoyable as its products.Meet Anne SanGio...

Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, located at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, has named Jesse Pita as its chef de cuisine. In celebration of the award-winning Italian restaurant’s growth and new culinary direction, it will host “Nuova Foglia” (which means “new leaf” in Italian), a chef’s tasting dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11. “Chef Jesse’s Italian...

I FIRST ENCOUNTERED farinata last summer on the porch at San Fermo, the Ballard restaurant housed in two conjoined, historic buildings whose handsomely updated old bones are a fitting setting for chef Sam West’s rustic Italian cooking. Farinata is a simple pancake made of chickpea flour. The late Italian cooking authority Marcella Hazan described i...

If you came to the Seattle Opera prepared for a traditional production of La Traviata, then you were in for a shock. Their recent production was highly modern, and definitely not traditional; everything from the spare staging and strobe lights for party scenes, to the use of modern costumes - even stocking feet, and the location of the protagonists...

The Senate Committee on Government Affairs approved a bill Wednesday authorizing the governor to proclaim the second Monday in October as Indigenous People Day, replacing the traditional Columbus Day. Senate Bill 105, sponsored by State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, follows other state and local governments around the country to shun the Columb...

We are delighted to announce our first series of cooking classes at our location on Greenwood in collaboration with Caffe’ Musica. Classes will be taught by our great chef Leeann Tesorieri. Classes  will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm on March 8, March 22, April 5, and April 19. Join us for a series of hands-on classes featuring traditional pas...

Columbus Day would be known as Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska under legislation being considered in the state House. Columbus Day, which falls on the second Monday in October, is a federal holiday but not a state holiday. For the last two years, Gov. Bill Walker has proclaimed that day to be Indigenous Peoples Day. Democratic Rep. Dean Westlake o...

From classical tunes to pop standards, classical crossover ensemble O Sole Trio is bringing its signature show “From Pavarotti to Pop” to Sun City’s Magnolia Hall at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 as part of the lifestyle services department’s Showstoppers 2017 show lineup. Tickets, $22, are on sale now at www.SunCityHiltonHead.org and the lifestyle services desk...

Pierce County, Washington will soon be getting a new adult men’s soccer team.  Plans have been made to bring a National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team to the area this season with the first games being played in May. Pierce County will be playing in the NPSL’s Northwest Conference, which includes teams in Seattle, WA (Seattle OSA FC), Bremerton,...

Would you wait in line overnight to score free pizza for a year? Plantone’s Italian Market wants to find out. To celebrate its recent opening, the western valley sandwich and pizza shop will reward the first 100 customers who buy an individual pizza, large salad or large sandwich on Friday with free pizza for a year. The rules are simple. Pizza dev...