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December 2010 | Tamara Wilson PR


'Tis the night before Christmas, and Anthony's will be open!
Sparkling waterfront locations, fantastic Northwest seafood and hospitality you deserve: All are synonymous with Anthony's Restaurants. Join us for dinner on Christmas Eve to ring in the magic of the season with those you love and leave the cooking (and clean up) to us. While there, it's not too late to put the gift of Good Taste under the tree with Anthony's gift cards! Enjoy $50 free with each $500 worth of gift cards ordered now through Dec. 31. This gift keeps giving deliciously to friends, family, co-workers, and special clients. Gift cards can be used at any of Anthony's Restaurants 19 waterfront locations and issued in any amount. Call Julie at (425) 455-0732 to purchase and personalize a holiday gift card today.

For more information and our locations, please visit www.anthonys.com.
Follow Anthony's Restaurants on Twitter @AnthonysRestsNW
and Facebook.



Spice up this year's holiday party
Join Parties That Cook Dec. 5 for a lively, hands-on cooking class in The Drawing Room at Volterra to learn to create six festive holiday appetizers, from Puff Pastry Spirals Filled with Gruyere, Prosciutto and Sage to Bacon-Wrapped Persimmon with Melted Blue Cheese and Balsamic Honey Glaze. Parties That Cook chefs teach time-saving tips while guiding home cooks through delicious new recipes. Each guest will receive electronic copies of the recipes and photos taken at the event. A cash bar for beverages, beer, or wine will also be available. Vegetarian options are available with five-day advance request to info@partiesthatcook.com.

Class meets Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Volterra's Drawing Room, 5411 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle. $75 per person. Book by calling 1-888-907-COOK or clicking here.

For more information please visit, www.partiesthatcook.com.



Food Studios Holiday Open House, Dec. 11!
Mark your calendars for the Kathy Casey Food Studios Holiday Extravaganza and Open House on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kathy will sign copies of Sips & Apps, you can sample the book's tasty tidbits including Bacon, Blue Cheese & Pecan Cocktail Cookies; Lamb "Sliders" on Homemade Rosemary Buns; and Croque Monsieur Puffs! Guest author Cynthia Nims will sign her latest cookbook. Fill your stocking with Kathy's always-popular “Over 21" Fruitcakes, pretty packaged little Spiced Apple Cakes, bags of crunchy Fennel-Roasted Walnuts, house-made candies, Jingle Bell “Cheese Balls,” Gingerbread Stars and Chocolate Peppermint Ho Ho's. You'll also find Dish D'Lish specialty products, Liquid Kitchen™ Cocktail Shakers, 5130 Honey, Hot Buttered Rum Mix, and a ton of other tasty gifts.

5130 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle. 206-784-7840.
Catch Kathy on Twitter (@KathyCaseyChef),
Dishing with Kathy Casey Blog or find Sips & Apps on Facebook.



Party Pretty in One Quick Stop
Rushing from work to a holiday dinner party? Instead of wasting precious time by stopping home to redo your hair, stop by Marco Two Union for a Holiday Blow & Go ($40) to transform your limp locks into a sleek blowout. Are your eyelashes bat-worthy? Consider the lash extensions only the advanced team at Marco makes seamless. Arrive to those holiday events pretty and polished, thanks to one of the most acclaimed salons in downtown Seattle. Gift cards are also available at Marco to give the gift of beauty!

601 Union Street, Seattle. 206-628-8881. www.marcotwounionsquare.com.



Enjoy all your favorite holidays and a view!
Celebrate any of your favorite holidays with Terra Vista. The restaurant is open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the New Year, all perfect excuses to come in and indulge. Enjoy fine dining framed by a scenic, snow-topped mountain setting. On Dec. 24, dine from 5 to 11 p.m. and on the 25th, from 5 to 9 p.m. The regular menu will be served both days, with an additional holiday entree served on Christmas Day. For the New Year, step out in style! Between 4 p.m. — midnight on New Year's Eve and 4 to 10 p.m. on New Year's Day, Terra Vista will be open to enjoy your favorite menu, cocktails and the beginning of 2011. Your best bet for fine holiday dining awaits!

37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie, 425-888-1234. www.snocasino.com.



Cooked, complete holiday meals from the Deli
Feed a crowd at a price that's tough to match, starting with complete turkey meals at just $99.99. Get your holiday ordering in Dec. 1 – 20 for complete turkey, Kurobuta ham or beef rib roast dinners with all the trimmings.

Turkey – ($99.99, feeds 8-10) A fully cooked, free-range all natural, oven roasted turkey
Kurobuta Ham – ($119.99, feeds 6-8) Metropolitan Market's own Kurobuta ham (half), naturally smoked for a slightly sweet taste
Prime Rib Roast
– ($159.99, feeds 6-8) Roasted in-house on Metropolitan Market's own rotisserie

Order meals online or in person at the Deli; for dedicated roast orders (ham, turkey or beef, without sides), order online or with the Meat department.

For more information, please visit www.metropolitan-market.com.
Follow Metropolitan Market on Twitter @MetMarket and Facebook.



The Holiday Parade of Lights Cruises, Nov. 27 – Dec. 23
Celebrate the holiday season aboard a Waterways yacht as it joins dozens of decorated boats for Seattle's annual tradition of Holiday Parade of Lights Cruises. Enjoy our seasonal specialty menus, sip on a hot apple cider or a cocktail and take in the magnificent views of festive Seattle at night. Live music, caroling, spectacular lights and holiday cheer are all part of the show! Cruises depart from Waterways' HomePort, Southport Pier and Promenade, and a one-time cruise Dec. 10 from the downtown Seattle waterfront. Cruises are 2.5-3 hours in duration; book now!

Holiday Parade of Lights with Four-Course Dinner Menu featuring live Jazz music by Ryan Shea Smith (Nov. 27, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 17, 20, 21 and 23) Tickets are $79/General, $71/Senior or Military.

Holiday Parade of Lights with Buffet Menu (Nov. 28, Dec. 1, 2, 5, 6, and 18) Tickets are $45/General, $40/Senior or Military, $15/Child (5-11 years old), no charge for children under 5.

206-223-2060. For more information, please visit www.waterwayscruises.com.



The South Sound's best kept secret, revealed!
Deck the halls with boughs of hops! Leave it to visionary architect Dusty Trail and his wife, Karen, to take a historic electrical substation in Puyallup and turn it into a brewing powerhouse voted “Best Brewpub in the West” at the National Brewpub Conference and Tradeshow. The lofty, red brick surroundings, tasty and eclectic menu–from steak and potatoes to fiery Thai curries–and friendly, familiar service are just the beginnings. The fresh brew will keep you coming back! All Powerhouse beers are brewed in small batches, artfully combining the world's best malts, yeast, and whole cone hops. Also, kids love slurping a frothy root beer (just $2.50 per pint!) when they're not devouring a plate of noodles. Schedule a brewpub tour, host a holiday party or just drop by.

454 East Main, Puyallup. 253-845-1370 www.powerhousebrewpub.com.



A call for tech collaborators on www.thekidnet.com
DS Zodiac Inc., is fielding interest from technical professionals to collaborate with the firm in realizing its mission to render a practical solution to the persistent and pressing need for a secure Internet portal for children. The primary interest of the enterprise is to guarantee peace of mind to the parents of adolescent users of the Internet. The application will be fun and educational for today's breed of tech savvy children while offering security, content, special features, and product adoption. Contributors are welcome to apply for positions, from code writers and developers to content managers and designers.

Send letters of interest, resumes, or proposals to dszodiac@tamarawilson.com.
For more information, please visit www.thekidnet.com.



Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP) and Overlake Service League at Pearl's 2nd Anniversary!
Join Pearl Bar and Dining Dec. 2, 6 p.m. to midnight to celebrate its second anniversary and help two great causes: Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP) and Overlake Service League. Bring in a toy or donation for the many children in EDVP's homeless shelters. While here, “grab a tag, grant a wish” from Pearl's holiday tree to support Overlake's families in need and at-risk youth. Pearl is giving you half off signature cocktails, glass wine pours, and small plates all night long!

700 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 50 in Lincoln Square, Bellevue. Free valet parking directly across the breezeway at the Westin Hotel.

Follow Pearl on Twitter @PearlBellevue and Facebook.
Follow Eastside Domestic Violence Program on Twitter @EastsideDVP and Facebook.
Follow Overlake Service League on Twitter @OServiceLeague and Facebook.



All Things Beverage: Spill It!
From juicy sips to wine dinner tips, Wilson PR’s SpilI It! is your direct line to all things beverage. Find the happiest of happy hours, engaging tastings, inventive drinks, and more here


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Photo of the Month

A Magical Night for Seattle Children's Home was held Nov. 6 at the Four Seasons, raising funds for this longstanding organization. Pictured above, Rena Ritchey, Mary Jo Mehl, and Debbie Lemman. Founded in 1884, Seattle Children's Home (SCH) is a private, not-for-profit organization that responds to the mental health needs of children and their families throughout Seattle, King County and Washington State. Its mission is to help children and their families by providing comprehensive mental health and developmental services.

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