[cities] beverly hills by sarah

[cities] beverly hills by sarah

This past February, I had the opportunity to produce an event in Los Angeles for a client. I was pretty excited because I’d never been to LA before, but I quickly found out it’s quite a terrible city and I maybe shouldn’t have been so excited. Well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Flying in, … Continue reading

[eat] phnom penh noodle house

[eat] phnom penh noodle house

I learned two important things about this seafood-laden noodle soup: 1) I am going to stop pretending that I like calamari, and 2), though I like to consider myself an ambitious and adventurous eater, I really prefer my fish served in fish-form, not in balls or cakes. Continue reading

[eat] tanakasan + assembly hall

[eat] tanakasan + assembly hall

I am, at best, like an E-list celebrity in Seattle – which basically means that I’m not one – but there are SOME moments that make it seem like I have celebrity status. Take the other night, for example, when I took my very first friend out to dinner at Tanakasan. Let me first back … Continue reading

[party] how to throw me the PERFECT 30th birthday party

[party] how to throw me the PERFECT 30th birthday party

The food is where the party planners excelled. They ordered food from all of my favorite places. We had charcuterie from Rain Shadow Meats, pretzels and all of the dips from Brave Horse Tavern, an assortment of popcorn from Kukuruza, chicken nuggets from McDonalds (don’t judge me!), doughnuts from Daily Dozen Donut Co and – the piece de resistance – a giant El Diablo from Tango! Continue reading

[eat] adrift restaurant in anacortes

[eat] adrift restaurant in anacortes

Adrift is nautically-themed – sailboats serve as table-dividers (the tables are copper, which is awesome) and there are books about oceans and sailing everywhere. The menu itself is organic and locally-focused, with ingredients so fresh that I literally squealed with delight when my order (the “veggie starts”) arrived. Continue reading

[eat] bar sajor

[eat] bar sajor

I don’t know what kind of person you have to be to be made to feel welcome at Bar Sajor, but I am clearly not one of them. It’s probably one of the most beautiful restaurants in Seattle – plenty of natural light, a variety of seating options, a gorgeous bar and open air kitchen, but the staff makes you feel like they’d prefer that you weren’t there. Continue reading