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El Mariachi: Taco perfection in Everett | Arts & Appetite

I lost count of the number of people who asked (or let's be honest) TOLD me to review El Mariachi Birria Y Tacos. Although this column generally covers the communities of the... — Updated 5/25/2023

 
 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

Wouldn't you like to be a grudger, too? | Moment's Notice

grudge v. : to be unwilling to give or admit: give or allow reluctantly or resentfully n. : a feeling of deep-seated resentment or ill will The other day at a meeting, someone made... — Updated 5/25/2023

 

Taking another look at Bar Dojo – again

This column is being printed on my birthday, so I thought: Where do I go to celebrate in and around Edmonds? A few restaurants are always on my list, like Rise & Shine Bakery,... — Updated 5/11/2023

 

Buen provecho: Comfort food in Puerto Rico | Moment's Notice

Imagine your favorite restaurant or café, the place you go when you want to relax or share stories with friends and family. The dishes come, you put your napkin in your lap, pick... — Updated 5/11/2023

 

The gift of a great book: Thought | Moment's Notice

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine.” – Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451” When I was 13, I saved my allowance to buy a biography about a rock... — Updated 4/27/2023

 
 By Maria A. Montalvo    News

The artistic genius of Cascadia Art Museum

America's artistic history stretches from the earliest indigenous cultures to European traditions and influences to the modern American artistic identity, but the acknowledgment of... — Updated 4/20/2023

 

Steeped in history: Fancy a cup of tea? | Moment's Notice

“Under certain circumstances, there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” – Henry James Few bites compare to a... — Updated 4/20/2023

 

Put emphasis on 'lunch' for your lunch meetings | Arts & Appetite

I, for one, am excited about the return of the in-person lunch meeting. Now that the new editions of etiquette guidelines have established protocols for eating on video... — Updated 4/13/2023

 

Pok Pok Thai Kitchen: Perfection in Westgate

Foodies from across the Puget Sound region will be in Edmonds to try one of our newest restaurants: Pok Pok Thai Kitchen. The name "Pok Pok" comes from the sound of the pestle... — Updated 3/30/2023

 

Memories of home | Moment's Notice

Growing up, I spent a lot of time reading. My mom would say that hours would go by and they would not see me unless they peeked into my room to find me in a corner, usually sitting... — Updated 3/30/2023

 

Lucky Edmonds – Harvest Wonton Noodle Is Here | Arts & Appetite

For several months at the end of 2022, I would drive down Highway 99 just to see if Harvest Wonton Noodle had opened yet. I had seen the sign for quite a while, with the wonderful... — Updated 3/24/2023

 

Listen up: Mansplainin', Part II | Moment's Notice

“Most women do not have to think too hard about it, as we are utterly familiar.” – Yours truly, in this column two weeks ago My goodness, I certainly received a lot of... — Updated 3/16/2023

 

Mansplaining: You know what you need to do | Moment's Notice

"Men explain things to me, and facts do not get in their way" – Rebecca Solnit Molly Tuttle, one of the most extraordinary bluegrass singers, composers, and guitar players, won a... — Updated 3/2/2023

 

Dinner with friends at La Casa de Amigos | Arts & Appetite

A meal from La Casa de Amigos (loosely translated as the "house of friends)" fulfills the promise of its name – it is a meal cooked with love and care that is tasty and... — Updated 2/23/2023

 

Unidentified objects in magical places | Moment's Notice

“There's a starman waiting in the sky/He's told us not to blow it/'Cause he knows it's all worthwhile” - David Bowie Is there a difference between an unidentified flying... — Updated 2/16/2023

 

Fine fare and phenomenal philharmonics | Arts & Appetite

The first weekend of February brought an opportunity to enjoy two unique and beautiful sounds and tastes in and around Edmonds. As readers of this column know, I love going to a... — Updated 2/13/2023

 

Demos for a dozen | Arts & Appetite

Have you heard of Table for 12? All of us who wander downtown Edmonds regularly peeked in often, checking the signs in the window on the storefront next to Arista Wine Cellars, exci... — Updated 2/2/2023

 

Comfortably numb? | Moment's Notice

Desensitization: noun. The process of reducing or eliminating sensitivity; the act or process of desensitizing, of dulling or reducing sensation. I have always said I want to... — Updated 2/2/2023

 

Year in Review: Arts & Appetite (Part 2)

Last week, the first Arts & Appetite of the year completed a look back on the year in arts in Edmonds, but as the column name says, this is arts and "appetite." So we took a loo... — Updated 1/19/2023

 

Starting off the new year … with a cough | Moment's Notice

Before the holidays, we read and heard the reports about a tripledemic, about the virulent flu strains, and about RSV more intense than in past years, not to mention the common cold... — Updated 1/19/2023

 

Year in Review: Arts & Appetite (Part I)

The Beacon marks the close of every year with a bit of a look back, and since 2022 was so chock full of happenings, this year we need two issues! Since Arts & Appetite covers wh... — Updated 1/5/2023

 

Snowy holidays: Delightful, thoughtful | Moment's Notice

Oh, the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we've no place to go Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow Like the song says, if the weather has to be... — Updated 12/24/2022 Full story

 

Put some art in your holidays | Arts & Appetite

You still have time to make this holiday season a little more beautiful with some wonderful artistic experiences across Edmonds. As it has for the past several years, Cascadia Art... — Updated 12/22/2022

 

We know too much to go back and pretend | Moment's Notice

“I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back and pretend.” – Helen Reddy My mom loves to tell a story from my childhood of one... — Updated 12/8/2022

 

Giving thanks for our favorite restaurants (part 2) | Arts & Appetite

Continuing from the pre-Thanksgiving Arts & Appetite column dedicated to our favorite restaurants across Edmonds and the nearby areas, this week's installment reinforces that... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

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