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January 2011 | Tamara Wilson PR


Win a Las Vegas trip to see Cher
Feeling lucky? Enter to win! Il Fornaio has partnered with Warm 106.9 FM in bringing you a chance to win a trip for two from Seattle to see Cher, live in concert at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Air, hotel and the show are furnished, along with authentic Italian dining with Il Fornaio (at its New York, New York Hotel and Casino location). Your mission: head into Il Fornaio Seattle to enter in person throughout January (or online at www.warm1069.com). While entering at Il Fornaio in Pacific Place, check out Chef-Partner Franz Junga's beautifully composed Friuli menu for Festa Regionale, Jan. 3-16. Salute!

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



Anticipation, answered: Open in Anacortes on Jan. 17
Anthony's Restaurant is nearly ready to open its newly constructed 6,800 square foot restaurant at Cap Sante Marina (1207 Q Avenue). The Seattle-based, family-owned restaurant, which officially opens for dinner service Jan. 17, brought 75 full- and part-time jobs to the area. The restaurant is similar in style to its Squalicum Harbor (Bellingham) location and seats 132 guests. Two large, view decks (one with an outside fireplace) seat another 100. A full bar, seating 42, will offer Anthony's popular happy hour. Whether you're a local or just visiting the Anacortes waterfront, be among the first to dine at this new gem!

1207 Q Ave., Anacortes. 360-588-0333. www.anthonys.com.
Follow Anthony's Restaurants on Twitter @AnthonysRestsNW
and Facebook.



Opening Weekend Jan. 29
Munchbar™ in Bellevue Square will be unveiled with a weekend of fabulous events starting on Thursday, Jan. 27! Come in and discover artisanal comfort foods, eclectic microbrews, wines on tap, creative cocktails and vibrant, pop-savvy décor . The concept is the brainchild of successful restaurant and entertainment company, Munch Group out of Las Vegas. The talented Bellevue culinary team is led by local all-star chef Seis Kamimura–best known as the opening chef at BOKA, and who worked at Postrio in San Francisco and at Spago Beverly Hills. Energetic eatery by day, ultra lounge with top-billing DJs by night; it's all here! Don't miss an event packed weekend starting Thursday Jan. 27 as a star-studded line up of special guests and DJs kick's off Bellevue's newest restaurant in style!

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



The critics have spoken: Best Happy Hour in Bellevue and Seattle!
Hard to believe, but two years ago, Pearl had just opened its doors. Today, it's thriving thanks to loyal customers like you and critics not just raving about the food, but also its popular happy hour (publications such as Seattle Magazine, Bellevue KOMO, and the Bellevue Downtown Association's Bellevue Local Table). Time to try what's new on the cocktail menu: Pomegranate Poinsettia (Pama, Domaine Ste. Michelle, Cointreau, and fresh squeezed orange juice) the Candyland Martini (Stoli vanilla, Rumpleminze, grenadine and house made syrup) and the French Toast Martini (Stoli vanilla, Kahlua, and Bailey's Butterscotch liqueur). Cheers!

700 Bellevue Way NE, Lincoln Square, Bellevue. 425-455-0181. www.PearlBellevue.com.
Follow Pearl on Twitter @PearlBellevue and Facebook.



Uptown Wellness Fair, Jan. 6-30
Your time to keep your resolutions is now, and the wellness specialists at Metropolitan Market make it easy and attainable. Join Uptown (100 Mercer St., Seattle) for its Wellness Fair to help jumpstart your goals for success. Enjoy product education every Thursday to Sunday from Jan. 6 to 30, plus special presentations including Homeopathics with David Gerhardt of KING Bio, Jan. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m.; achieving balance of mind, body and spirit through Ayurveda with Dr. Virender Sodhi, Jan. 28, 5:30-7 p.m.; bone density screening and education by Medical Integration Services ($40) on Jan. 8, 15 and 29, noon-4 p.m.; the "eyes" have it: Iris readings for your health from The Herbalist's Tierney Salter, Jan 13 and 27, 3-7 p.m.

Uptown Metropolitan Market, 100 Mercer St., Seattle. For more information, please visit www.metropolitan-market.com.
Follow Metropolitan Market on Twitter @MetMarket and Facebook.



Welcoming celebrated mentor-distiller David Pickerell in mid Jan.
Through state-of-the-art distilling equipment, the finest organic ingredients, and the expertise of an industry giant, something better is possible—and it's called Woodinville Whiskey Co. David Pickerell, the 14-year Master Distiller at Maker's Mark, is something of a legend in the whiskey community, and he's sharing his talent and knowledge with Woodinville Whiskey. By crafting a reliable and consistent product over the years, David has helped Maker's Mark become the trustworthy brand it is today. At Woodinville Whiskey Co., David's recipes and mentorship are brought to life in a craft environment, with the finest organic ingredients available and advanced distilling technology from Germany. Please welcome David and make time to swing by!

16110 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Ste. 3, Woodinville. 425-486-1199. www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com. Follow Woodinville Whiskey on Facebook.



Family Friday Story Hour with Jean Godden & A Walk in the Shoes
Relocated this school year to Capitol Hill/Central District area in the former home of TT Minor Elementary, Hamlin Robinson School opens its doors with two free, public events that underscore its motto, "Where learning has no limits:"

Friday Family Story Hour, Jan. 21, 2 p.m. with guest reader, City Councilmember Jean Godden: Hamlin Robinson School makes story time accessible for small children and their caregivers, provides a sense of community, relieves parent isolation, and is fun! Story Hour gives learners kindergarten readiness skills that encompass physical, social/emotional learning, cognition, and language/literacy. Its engaging, family-oriented format includes storytelling that uses flannel boards, drama, and music. HRS Learning Center.

A Walk in the Shoes, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. (adults only, please): Experience a simulation of life with dyslexia and understand its impact on the learning process. A series of exercises will lend insight into the auditory, visual and kinesthetic challenges of dyslexia. The "Walk" is ideal for parents with newly diagnosed children, or for other adults who interact with dyslexic learners. Class space is limited. HRS Learning Center.

1700 E Union St., Seattle; 206-763-1167. www.hamlinrobinson.org.
Follow Hamlin Robinson School on Facebook.



Opening Jan. 27 in Bellevue Square!
Ready for high octane fun with good friends, great food and over-the-top entertainment from the best dueling piano show in America? The new Piano Bash entertainers will have you out of your seat and belting out new twists on old favorites. To complement its finger-licking bar food, an extensive beer selection is sure to "warm up" your vocal cords for a night to remember. Always a fan favorite, Karaoke will also be hosted Monday and Tuesday evenings. Piano Bash—where embarrassing singing and audience interaction isn't just encouraged, it's required! Open Thursday – Sunday nights.

Located at 505 Bellevue Square, adjacent to the sky bridge at Lincoln Square (next to Munchbar™).



Unforgettable Chateaubriand and Whole Maine Lobster
An après ski visit or just a fun night out calls for exquisite dining in the treetops at Snoqualmie Casino's Terra Vista. Chef Bruce Dillon brings some of the most innovative, Northwest dining (with French accents) this side of the Cascades. As part of his winter menu, expect beautiful Meyer chateaubriand featuring a 16-ounce center cut tenderloin, Morel mushroom sauce, truffle potato puree, or the whole three-pound broiled Maine lobster, cracked and served with Gremolata mayonnaise, beech mushrooms and potato puffs. Another must-have is its 32-ounce American Wagyu Tomahawk steak, which was just named one of the Seattle Times' "Best Bites" of 2010. Savor the good life from the most gorgeous winter view anywhere.

37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie, 425-888-1234. www.snocasino.com.
Follow Terra Vista on Twitter @TerraVistaSea.



Part of the Woman's World Jan. 3, 2011 issue
Even if you're a local, this is something to share near and far. The Emerald City is rolling out the green carpet for one lucky reader! Enter online for your chance to win a Seattle getaway for two, including air transportation from Alaska Airlines. Enjoy three nights at the luxurious Paramount Hotel, along with gourmet dining at Sullivan's Steakhouse, Il Fornaio, Dragonfish and Anthony's restaurants. You'll also win a $150 shopping spree at downtown's Pacific Place, and City Passes to other must-see local attractions from the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau. (U.S. entrants only) Ends Feb. 8, 2011. Sponsor: The Paramount Hotel.

Please go to www.visitseattle.org/ww to enter and for complete rules. Good luck!.



Seattle Hotel Association's 14th Annual "Evening of Hope" Gala
Feb. 5, 2011

Who better than the talent of the City's hospitality leaders to throw a benefit bash? The Seattle Hotel Association raises funds this year for The Market Foundation, which works to preserve the traditions and diversity of the Pike Place Market neighborhood by supporting the Market's human service agencies for low-income and elderly residents of downtown Seattle, including its Clinic, Senior Center, Food Bank and Child Care and Preschool. Honorees Howard & Sheri Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company will be celebrated during this black tie auction and dinner at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Auctioneer Jeff Stokes will emcee. Join us.

For more information please visit, www.seattlehotelassociation.org/eoh.html.



All Things Beverage: Spill It!
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The staff and guests enjoyed a perfect, elegant dinner cruise aboard the Waterways Cruises yacht Destiny for its first ever holiday party afloat. We wish you many happy returns in 2011!

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