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February 2011 | Tamara Wilson PR


TGIMonday, in Friday Harbor!
Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, and that’s all the more reason to ferry over (or catch a puddle-jumper flight) to the most romantic place you’re about to encounter: 123 West. Accommodations unlike any other in the San Juan Islands, this brand new, exquisitely built and appointed Friday Harbor “staycation destination” is built for comfort, convenience and rejuvenation. Enjoy stunning Friday Harbor water views. Relax on your private deck or patio. Enjoy signature, steam-shower bathrooms and experience a perfect night of “sleep” in custom beds.

Book your stay and learn more at www.123west.net. 206-465-0808.



Fremont’s newest salon now open
Just like salon clients who seek transformations more reflective of their true selves, an established salon will soon stylishly reemerge in a new space, with a new name in Seattle’s vibrant Fremont district. Proprietor and stylist Amy Quackenbush, along with stylists Karen Andrew and Jenna McClure, proudly announce the Feb. 1 opening of Adele, a hair salon at 42nd and Fremont Ave. North, offering a full range of cut, color, highlight and related services. Don’t miss your opportunity to book a signature “Diamond Cut,” get access to top professional products and check out the new digs!

4224 Fremont Ave N., Seattle. 206-522-5245. www.adelesalon.com.
Follow Adele on Twitter @AdeleSalon and



Anthony’s at Cap Sante Marina raises $15,000 for Charity
Anthony’s Restaurants new Cap Sante Marina location in Anacortes, recently celebrated its grand opening weekend with a private benefit for Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County-Anacortes and Gentry house, a Skagit Adult Day Care Facility. The Benefit Dinner was a huge success and raised more than $15,000. “We’re delighted to be welcomed into this vibrant community, with its active families, outdoor recreation, fine arts, tourism and diverse business,” said president and owner Budd Gould.

1207 Q Avenue, Anacortes WA 98221 (at Cap Sante Marina). 360-588-0333. For more information and our locations, please visit www.anthonys.com.
Follow Anthony’s Restaurants on Twitter @AnthonysRestsNW and Facebook.



Set the perfect table for two, right at home
Cupid strikes hard with the help of Metropolitan Market, so plan the perfect night in. Earth-friendly roses for the table set the tone. Fantastic starters and entrees from the Deli help heat things up at home (choose from Cornish game hens, Crabby Mac with Zola cheese, pasta a la vodka and so much more!). The night gets sweeter with poached pears, chocolate-dipped strawberries or heart-shaped crème brulée; try them with sips of bubbly (stir in Stirrings Cocktail Mixers for the perfect peach Bellini). It’s your menu, your table, your night. Just right!

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



Winter menu and brew bliss you can’t miss
Puyallup’s historic electric substation-gone-brewpub has the South Sound salivating for good reason: the winter menu brings extraordinary comforts not found anywhere nearby. Snack on fried pickles with Chef Ben’s Cajun aioli, start your meal with a fig salad riddled with bacon, blue cheese and candied walnuts, and devour a pizza featuring roasted duck and hoisin ($14), or the chicken breast in Frangelico cream sauce ($16) with pecans, sided by a heap of mashed potatoes. Wash it all down with Powerhouse’s fresh, house-brewed winter creations. All Powerhouse beers are brewed in small batches, artfully combining the world’s best malts, yeast, and whole cone hops. Enjoy.

454 East Main, Puyallup. 253-845-1370. www.powerhousebrewpub.com.
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Celebrating the region of Puglia Feb. 7–20
The heel of the boot in Italy, this rich fertile land is rife with tomatoes, grapes, artichokes, lettuce, fennel, peppers, onions and olives for olive oil. Its coastal landscape abounds with fish, and the land provides grazing fields full of cattle, pigs and sheep, bringing forth simple, fresh cuisine. Discover classic Puglian dishes such as Fazzoletti con Cozze e Fagioli, fresh pasta handkerchiefs with mussels, beans and tomatoes; Cavatelli con Braciolette, rolled pork with small pasta shells, which combines the customarily separate pasta and meat courses into one savory dish; and Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa, the famed “little ear” pasta with rapini, anchovies and garlic. Passaporto holders will enjoy Il Fornaio spaghettone to prepare at home.

600 Pine Street, Seattle. 206-264-0994. www.ilfornaio.com.
Follow Il Fornaio on Twitter @IlFornaio_sea and Facebook.



Now open! All keyed up and “bashing” nightly
Ready for high octane fun with over-the-top entertainment from the best dueling piano show in America? The talented, charismatic duo of Piano Bash will have you out of your seat and howling out new twists on old favorites. Although the spotlight here is on your singing (or lack thereof), Piano Bash™ offers just enough finger-licking bar food (sweet potato fries and roasted garlic aioli ($8), chicken wings with brioche French toast and maple syrup ($12), for example) and beers on tap to help “warm up” the vocal chords. We recommend the 20-ounce Imperial mug at $6.50, or please a crowd with $23 pitchers (choose from six worldly brews). Beyond the froth, you’ll find liquid courage in cocktails and wines. Here, embarrassing singing and audience interaction isn’t just encouraged, it’s required. Open Thursday – Sunday from 5 p.m. to close.

Located at 505 Bellevue Square, adjacent to the sky bridge at Lincoln Square, Bellevue next to Munchbar™. www.pianobash.com.
Follow Piano Bash on Twitter @pianobash or Facebook.



Bellevue is munching
Following a smash Jan. 28 opening, first with a private benefit for the Detlef Schrempf Foundation and a public unveiling in the company of EXTRA television’s heartthrob Mario Lopez, Munchbar™ is packing in the crowds! Chef Seis Kamimura’s artisanal comforts, Jordan Nickel’s graffiti-esque interiors and the kinetic vibe keep them coming back. Don’t miss Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir hosting a UFC viewing party while NFL running back Larry Johnson plays DJ on Saturday, Feb. 5; then the Munchbar™ Super Bowl party on Sunday, Feb. 6. Get in the huddle at munchbar!

Located at 505 Bellevue Square, adjacent to the sky bridge at Lincoln Square, Bellevue. 888-68MUNCH. www.munchgroup.com/bellevue.


Pictured in the photo (left to right) from Wilson Public Relations: Torie McIntyre, Morgan Wierleski, Tamara Wilson, Katie Links, Kerrie Burke, and Sara Latter. Photo courtesy of Team Photogenic.



Dance competition, dinner and auction returns March 12!
The wildly popular event to support housing programs for Seattle’s chronically homeless, Seattle Dances!, is back on March 12, 2011 at Fremont Studios. Celebrity dancers include Lynn Beck, Plymouth Housing Group Board President and General Manager of Pacific Place; Chad Mackay, President of Mackay Restaurants; Tamara Wilson, owner of Wilson PR; Dean Jones, owner of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty; Leigh Canlis, Cofounder of Canlis Glass; Doug Ito, architect, SMR Architects; Stacy Lill, winemaker, DeLille Cellars and O Wines; and Susan Slater Cotter, owner of STRENGTHstudio. Get your tickets and start “voting” for your favorite dancer now!

For more information please visit, www.SeattleDances.org.
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Seattle Hotel Association's 14th Annual
"Evening of Hope" Gala, Feb. 5

Seattle Hotel Association's 14th Annual "Evening of Hope" Gala is Feb. 5 at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, with Auctioneer Jeff Stokes. Who better than the most hospitable people in the world to throw an amazing party and fundraiser? The Seattle Hotel Association’s landmark event is a formal dinner, with live and silent auctions, and lively entertainment. It has raised millions to help a host of local nonprofit organizations. This year’s beneficiary, the Pike Place Market Foundation, works to preserve the traditions and diversity of the Pike Place Market neighborhood by supporting the Market's vital human service agencies. Honorees Howard and Sheri Schultz of Starbucks will also be celebrated for their community endeavors.

For information, please visit www.seattlehotelassociation.org.



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


The grand opening of Anthony’s at Cap Sante Marina took place on Monday, January 17. On Saturday, January 15th, prior to the official grand opening, the restaurant held a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County—Anacortes and Gentry House, a Skagit Adult Care Facility, which raised over $15,000.

Pictured in the photo (left to right): Brian Geer, City Council; Cynthia Richardson, City Council; Dean Maxwell, Mayor; Bob Hyde, Port of Anacortes Executive Director; Budd Gould, President and Owner Anthony's Restaurants; Pat Mooney, Commissioner; Steve Hopley, Commissioner

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