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 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Monday, sushi Monday | Arts & Appetite

A recent visit from out-of-state friends necessitated finding a new sushi spot. You see, our friends arrived on a Monday, and as several of our local sushi restaurants are closed... — Updated 7/30/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Kahlo's Cantina: A long-awaited dinner | Arts & Appetite

Most of us who travel by or near the Edmonds ferry have been anxiously awaiting the completion of the major remodel of the spot now known as Kahlo's Cantina. We saw the signs go up... — Updated 7/16/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

The Blackbird Café & Bar: A most successful makeover | Arts & Appetite

We humans are usually not so fond of change, especially the change of a favorite "neighborhood" restaurant. A couple of years ago, this column featured Hill's Restaurant & Bar,... — Updated 7/9/2021


Driven to abstraction at Cascadia | Arts and Appetite

A lot is happening at Cascadia Art Museum. Over the past year, the museum has expanded its permanent collection, expanded its reach across the art world (from New York City to... — Updated 7/6/2021


Impossible to Choose Just one at Bucatini | Arts & Appetite

The other night, we were in the mood for hearty, delicious Italian food but did not have the time to make homemade pasta or different sauces to satisfy our individual cravings or... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story


Near or Far, Both of these Spots are Worth the Visit | Arts & Appetite

The last few weeks demanded comfort food! When there is much going on in the world around you, or maybe you finally got that appointment for the COVID vaccine, there is nothing... — Updated 7/6/2021


A Day at the Museum, at Cascadia Art Museum | Arts & Appetite

Museums are open again! During a recent visit to Cascadia Art Museum, we were among the carefully monitored visitors who felt comfortable enough with COVID protocols and that we... — Updated 7/6/2021


Across the border, Vietnamese sandwiches | Arts & Appetite

I broke the rules a little bit for this Arts & Appetite restaurant review. I traveled over the border – the Snohomish-King County border, that is. It is barely a quarter-mile... — Updated 7/6/2021


Teriyaki: The yummiest of Seattle originals | Arts & Appetite

Ah, teriyaki. We all remember in our teens or 20s and feeling like we had found this amazing "real meal" when we were just starting to form our own eating habits and preferences. He... — Updated 7/6/2021


Pizza Diaries, Volume 2 | Arts & Appetite

After the first volume of the Pizza Diaries in The Beacon's Art & Appetite column last month, Beacon readers shared many of their experiences searching for the perfect pizza pie in... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Dinner and the theater, COVID-safe | Arts & Appetite

Dinner and theater tickets? Possible during a pandemic? Yes, thanks to our very own Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) and a new restaurant in town, Fire & the Feast. I was nearly... — Updated 7/6/2021


In Lynnwood: The perfect potato and much more | Arts & Appetite

Peruvian cuisine is known for its potatoes. After all, more than 4,000 varieties of native potatoes grow in the Andean highlands of Peru, Boliva, and Ecuador. But Rinconcito... — Updated 7/6/2021


For the love of trees at Cascadia Art Museum | Arts & Appetite

Cascadia Art Museum’s current exhibition, “Woodland Reverie: The Art of Helen Loggie,” surrounds you with trees, just like many of our favorite spots in Washington. Helen... — Updated 7/6/2021


From Scriber students: Another form of 'Light' | Arts & Appetite

This past Saturday evening, more than 120 guests were treated to a remarkable performance for the Scriber Lake book release at Edmonds Lutheran Church. Titled “Listen: Young... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story


Bringing art home in Lynnwood | Arts & Appetite

The Lynnwood Arts Commission took a larger than expected step toward initiating its mural program and supporting more public art throughout the city as more than 350 patrons... — Updated 7/6/2021


Holiday cheer at Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds | Arts & Appetite

With its current exhibition, “Vintage Christmas Cards by Northwest Artists, 1909-1990,” Cascadia Art Museum shows us the personalized family holiday card before the age of... — Updated 7/6/2021


The stories behind the images at Cascadia Art Museum | Arts & Appetite

With its current exhibition, “Invocation of Beauty,” Cascadia Art Museum achieves another milestone in the northwest arts community – the first in-depth study of the work and l... — Updated 7/6/2021


A great stop for Greek food | Arts & Appetite

When I mentioned the great, “new” Greek place I found called One Stop Market & Deli, they all said, “Oh yeah. It’s been there for three years. I love that place.” The... — Updated 7/6/2021


Demonstrating artistic range and influence | Arts & Appetite

Growing up, I was surrounded by visual art painted by women – the majority by my mother, but I also vividly remember constantly studying art books with Mary Cassatt and Georgia... — Updated 7/6/2021


Why can't I just eat my waffle? | Arts & Appetite

Just over 10 years ago, then-presidential candidate and Sen. Barack Obama sat in a diner as a reporter questioned him on a litany of subjects, including Middle East peace. He... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Bright light: Cascadia Art Museum's Alaska | Arts & Appetite

John Muir saw most of the stunningly beautiful natural environments, and he described his fascination with one the following way: "Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

The word is out on B Thai | Arts & Appetite

We have been hearing the quiet buzz about B Thai, just outside of the Edmonds city limits, for several months. When some good friends, who always find the best food in a 50-mile... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Looking for chai, and finding a great meal | Arts & Appetite

Looking for Chai Taiwanese Kitchen – that’s the name – sits around the corner from the 99 Ranch Market (a place I have always referred to incorrectly as Ranch 99). A good... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Yummy Amata Thai for lunch | Arts & Appetite

Amata Thai Cuisine Where: QFC Shopping Center, 22814 100th Ave. W, Edmonds Hours: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner every day of the week until 9 p.m. Information:... — Updated 7/6/2021


What's Old is New Again: Vinbero Builds on the tradition of The Cheesemonger's Table | Arts & Appetite

Today was a very good day. For the first time in nearly two months, my husband and I and mom enjoyed a French Onion grilled cheese sandwich, a Turkey Brie, and a Gourmet sandwich... — Updated 7/6/2021


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