After eight years on East Olive Way, this Capitol Hill favorite is picking up shop in favor of more space for frequenting foodies.
Dinette is truly a homegrown endeavor, evolving from infamous monthly supper parties held in owner and Chef Melissa Nyffeler’s small apartment. The gatherings allowed Nyffeler to experiment with culinary creations (with friends and loved ones serving as eager taste-testers), but before long, Nyffeler was feeding the entire Capitol Hill community. However, the popular restaurant could use a few more tables and has officially outgrown its current kitchen, (more…)
Get Shameless with Lissie at the Crocodile
Who: The first time I saw Lissie perform was at Bumbershoot this summer and I was instructed to deck out of Alt-J just a skoch early so as NOT to miss the throaty blonde cover Kid Cudi’s Pursuit of Happiness. Lissie did not disappoint, engaging the crowd with that fierce glass gargling voice and I’m sure I’m not the first to say her live set would give Stevie Nicks a run for her money. Elisabeth “Lissie” (more…)
Nothing says Thursday night like enjoying some fine spirits with friends in preparation for T.G.I.F. This Thursday, December 5, represents a very special This Day in History, since the date 80 years ago marks the official end of Prohibition in 1933. Grab your bowler-hat wearing pals and catch some holiday-planning reprieve at a few Seattle spots channeling the speakeasy vibe this year. (more…)
Tis the season for itchy Christmas sweaters and tubed sock sets! Although we recommend you spice it up this time around, ya know, with actual cool stuff. End this year off right with this roundup of nifty novelties to gift to friends, family, and loved ones.
Continuing a tradition of excellence, Nebraska is Alexander Payne‘s seventh film in 22 years and has all the earmarks of a Payne project. But behind the landmarks that we’ve come to expect from an Alexander Payne film is a script boiling from the page, courtesy of Seattle native Bob Nelson. Perfectly blending melancholic drama and high comedy, Nelson writes Nebraska from his life experiences, here seen through the lens of a middle class family trying to rediscover their pride on a Midwest road trip.
Nebraska starts with the old school painted mountains of the Paramount logo, a veiled reminder of the golden days of the USA, and jumps into an austere black-and-white landscape of Montana as Bruce Dern‘s Woody Grant stumbles down the snowy strip of government manicured grass between some train tracks and a largely vacant highway. Convinced he has won a million dollar prize, Woody’s intent on claiming his winnings in Nebraska even if that means walking the entire eight hundred mile trip on foot. A reminder of how off the tracks his life has veered, Woody sees his not-too-good-to-be-true grand prize as a means to a life he never had – a golden ticket to meaningfulness and utility long lost.