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Tales from the Social Scene: A Lavish Evening with Mario Batali

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Ernie Pino

I’ve been covering Seattle magazine’s society page, Flash+Talk, for over twelve years and clearly this distinction offers me some sweet perks.

Still, when publisher, John Kueber, and editorial director, Rachel Hart, recently asked if I was available to attend An Intimate Evening with Mario Batali, organized by the Seattle Art Museum Supporters (SAMS), they had my absolute attention.

I wasn’t just being tossed a bone, this was a $1000 a-person, Fred Flintstone-sized stegosaurus rib. Read more »

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"Romeo and Juliette" Gotta Lotta Love at PNB's Love Stories

Oh, ballet. It's so hard to do! So gruelingly technical! And so often... flat. At least to me. I always prefer modern and contemporary dance (which are not the same thing!) to classical ballet. And I think that's because classical ballet so often feels like all technique, no emotional connection. (Indeed, sometimes contemporary dance fails precisely because does the exact opposite: exhibits tons of emotion with no real skill.) Read more »

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Food News: The Scoop on Restaurant Zoe 2.0

Restaurant Zoe's Scott Staples

Truth is, I loved Restaurant Zoe from the get-go. When it opened in Belltown 10-plus years ago I was writing for Citysearch and I remember that, during my two review dinners, I tasted some of the best salmon I've ever had in a restaurant. (I'm convinced that, like Dungeness crab, salmon is almost always better enjoyed at home straight off the Weber, which is what made Zoe's salmon such a standout in my memory.) Read more »

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Horses Help Rehabilitate Soldiers Returning From War

[Editor's note: Another positive activity for local veterans and soldiers to add to the list of those we covered in our November feature story on alternative coping methods for PTSD.] Read more »

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Viaduct for Dummies: Yes! You Missed the Only Exit! and Other News From the SoDo Coaster

Feeling a little cocky of late, now that everything's totally back to normal down here in SoDo (the new "slow normal," that is), so today I actually took a meeting in the office, inviting an uninitated reporter to drive southbound through the SoDo Coaster to our Viaduct-adjacent office.

That was mean.

Right about meeting time, I got an email, subject line: "Got Messed Up on the Viaduct." By which she meant "Am now being funnelled helplessly to West Seattle." Read more »

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RedTri: A Perfect Day at the Serpentarium

If the idea of holding ten of the most venomous snakes* in the world makes your kid do somersaults, then it is imperative you head out to the Serpentarium in Monroe. Inside this unassuming warehouse sits one of the most colorful collections of reptiles, spiders and crocodiles on the West Coast. Read more »

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Fashion + Style Friday: Beauty and shopping news, cozy knitwear and Butter London nail skins

Keep your eyes peeled for a plethora of new shopping stops and beauty spots opening in the coming weeks:

+ Get ready gents: Ward & Co., a men’s grooming retailer flush with shaving supplies, moisturizers, hair care and fragrances, will open in Rainier Square downtown on November 16.

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St. Dames, Patron Saint of 'This Is Vegetarian?'

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Cody Bay
St. Dames

I'm reluctant to even say the “V” word here, let alone the “G” word. As someone who eats and adores meat, I'll be the first to admit that I'm apt to stop reading a profile of a vegetarian, or even—god forbid—a vegan or gluten-free restaurant after the second paragraph. Read more »

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Spotlight Artists in the Spotlight This Weekend

Two of our 2011 Spotlight Award winners (plus one from 2008) are involved in interesting projects this weekend.

Bonus: both events are free. Read more »

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The Must List: A Flight Back to 1962, Great Outdoor Gear and Muppets Galore

MUST WATCH
Don your tutu, develop a deranged doppelgänger and sprout unwanted epidermal plumage—the famous “Black Swan” dance from Swan Lake is taking flight, along with several other besotted ballet masterpieces, in Love Stories at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Read the rest of our preview from the November issue.
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