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community events | st.martin gala Three hundred and eighty guests enjoyed a fabulous ‘Tux and Tiaras’ President’s Gala for Saint Martin’s University at Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound. The dinner, auction and dance raised two hundred three thousand dollars benefiting student scholarships. Next year, this popular Gala highlights world renowned chef and special guest, Mario Batali, as he prepares a five course meal for the evening’s pampered guests. by nikki johnson

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community events | homeless backpacks Medicine Creek Winery was the posh location for a successful Wine Makerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dinner and auction to support the Homeless Backpacks non profit organization. Swimming in the presence of spectacular food and exquisite wine, guests were entertained by musician Chris Ward. With help from auctioneer Larry Schorno and Emcee Greg Stevens, the foundation raised twenty-seven thousand dollars. Proceeds from the auction will benefit homeless high school and middle school students in Thurston and Mason counties.

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arts innovator award tammy robacker

Two cutting-edge Washington artists, Leo Berk and Margie Livingston, were recently recognized with the prestigious Arts Innovator Award. The accolade, bestowed by Artist Trust, was established in 2010; it is an unrestricted $25,000 endowment given annually to two Washington State generative artists who are originating new work, experimenting with novel ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields. Both Berk and Livingston were honored because they demonstrated innovation in their art practices. The funding for the first three years of the award is provided by The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. “This is a very generous investment from The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation, making this the largest grant available in Washington State to individual artists. It will have a profound and life-changing impact on those selected. We are honored to partner with the Foundation to administer these awards,” said Fidelma McGinn, Executive Director at Artist Trust. Leo Berk creates designs relating to real and depicted or imagined space using diverse materials in contemporary industrial processes, including computer modeled and fabricated artworks. Berk has used this technology extensively including exploring Naj Tunich, an ancient cave in Guatemala, and the Quecreek Mine in Pennsylvania. Through his innovative use of technology, Berk is able to produce works of art portraying


the negative space of these caves. Berk has spent six years learning to use this technology, effectively making it an extension of his own hand and expanding his vocabulary. He is represented by Lawrimore Project. To view his compositions, visit Margie Livingston, an accomplished painter, explores the physicality of paint. Using it as a sculptural medium, she fashions pieces that straddle two disciplines. Using acrylics, Livingston pours and layers pigment to create her own unique three-dimensional material which she uses to form sculptural creations, revealing an intimate relationship with her medium. Livingston is represented by Greg Kucera Gallery. Her artistic mission reveals an inspired spontaneity that also has purpose. “As I work, my goal is to keep the process open so that accident and discovery can combine with invention to make works that surprise me, in hopes of making work that is not merely personal but also cognizant of history and relevant to our time.” To see her designs, go to Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization; its sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Learn more at

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community events | born to be wild Four hundred and seventy-five guests attended a Born to Be Wild auction and dinner for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County. Top selling items included a three day weekend getaway to a beautiful private home in the hills of Sonoma Valley’s Wine Country. The package included private jet service, a private wine tour and chef’s dinner in the house. Another sought after item was a bottled wine collection that numbered over 100 bottles with a hand crafted wine rack. Big bids were also taken in interest of a VIP trip to NASCAR’s biggest race at Talladega Super Speedway. All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs after school programs that help more than 2,000 low income and at risk youth in our community.

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My Name Is Asher Lev March 1- March 20 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr | 253.588.0042 Metro Parks Wedding Expo March 13, 11am – 4pm Point Defiance Pagoda 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma | 253.305.1010 Shamrocks & Sounds at the Seymour Conservatory Month of March; music on March 13; Conservatory open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am - 4:30pm W.W. Seymour Conservatory 316 South G St, Tacoma | 253.591.5330 The Secret Garden March 17 – April 9, times vary Capital Playhouse 612 E 4th Ave, Olympia | 360.943.2744 2011 Tillicum Village Season Opening March 19, 11:30pm & 4:30pm Argosy Cruises 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Seattle 206.623.1445 or

Tears of Joy Theatre’s Stellaluna March 26, 1pm & 4pm Theatre on the Square 915 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

50th Annual Junior Daffodil Parade April 2, 10am Tacoma’s Historic Proctor District 253.759.0725

The 22nd Capital Food & Wine Festival March 26, noon - 9pm Marcus Pavilion & Norman Worthington Center St Martin University, Lacey | 360.438.4366

Star Chefs on Broadway April 3, 5pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

Broadway Showstoppers March 26, 7:30pm Auburn Performing Arts Center 700 E Main St, Auburn | 253.931.3043 Twist & Shout The Definitive Beatles Experience March 31, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

April Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Trey McIntyre Project: Ma Maison April 8, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

Comedy in the Box March 24, 7:30pm Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586


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Here on the Flight Path April 8 – 23, times vary Renton Civic Theater 507 S 3rd St, Renton | 425.226.5529 Becci Crowe’s - Pandas of China April 10, 2pm Knutzen Family Theatre 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way 253.661.1444 Puget Sound Women’s Show April 16, 11am - 4pm Tacoma Mall, Macy Court 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma | 253.826.9001 The Joy Luck Club April 22 – May 15 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr | 253.588.0042 Broadway Center Presents Yu Wei: Chinese Dance Collection April 17, 3pm Rialto Theater 310 S 9th St, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra April 17, 2pm Knutzen Family Theatre 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way 253.661.1444 21st Century Masters Series: Jeanine De Bique April 13, 7:30pm Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8586

Olympia Arts Walk April 22 – 23 Downtown Olympia | 360.753.8380 Adult Flashlight Egg Scramble April 22, 9pm sharp(gates open at 8pm) Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) 8345 Steilacoom Rd SE, Lacey | 360.491.0857 Broadway Center presents Jane Monheit April 23, 7:30pm Free pre-show dialogue with Patrice O-Neill at 6:30pm in Studio I Rialto Theater 310 S 9th St, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

History Comes Alive at Fort Nisqually April 23, 11am - 4pm Fort Nisqually, Point Defiance Park 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma | 253.591.5339

Film Focus: U2 Rattle & Hum May 20, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894


Queen Victoria’s Birthday May 21, 11am – 5pm Fort Nisqually, Point Defiance Park 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma | 253.591.5339

Fame May 5 – May 28, times vary Capital Playhouse 612 E 4th Ave, Olympia | 360.943.2744 Comedy in the Box May 5, 7:30pm Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia 360.753.8586 Tacoma Concert Band Fiesta Mexicana May 7, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.584.0616

Lacey Spring Fun Fair May 21 – 22 St. Martin’s University 5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey |360.481.4393 Spring Fair in Puyallup April 14 – 17, times vary Puyallup Fair & Events Center 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup | 253.841.5045

Second Sunday Concert Series May 8, 1pm - 2:30pm W.W. Seymour Conservatory 316 South G St, Tacoma | 253.591.5330 The Brubeck Brothers Quartet May 13, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

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Many artists have beautiful voices with impressive range. Few, however, really consider the words they sing, or dramatize the emotion of the lyrics. Legendary vocalists such as Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan possessed this rare gift, and contemporary jazz singer Jane Monheit has been blessed with this intuitive genius, perfect pitch and a warm, supple voice. This stunning jazz and adult contemporary vocalist has collaborated with artists such as Michael Bublé, Ivan Lins and Terence Blanchard, resulting in two Grammy nominations. A native of Oakdale, a suburb of Long Island, New York, she was a mere two years of age when she began belting out tunes like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Honeysuckle Rose” in a perfect pitch around the family home. Monheit’s innate gifts probably came as no surprise, as other family members likewise displayed an aptitude for music; thus, music always played a prominent role in Monheit’s day-to-day life. The young songstress received her earliest musical education at her grandparents’ home. Along with the support of her family, Monheit also had the good fortune of attending a school that placed great importance on the arts. What inspires your music?

Life, I guess. I grew up with jazz in my life around our family home. I will hear a tune and remember the song from hearing it growing up. What are you most proud of?

Outside of being a parent, writing lyrics for Ivan Lins was really a dream come true. What is something people generally don’t know about you?

I am a strict vegetarian. I am also addicted to pop music like Lady Gaga. She’s a great singer! She’s got a trained voice and writes great melodies. I just got her new CD and I love it. How have you handled success?

My home life is so normal that it has not been difficult for me. At home I have real grounded responsibilities like taking care of my two-year-old son, Jack, and our animals. Who do you think deserves the spotlight?

There are tons of jazz professionals out there that work really hard and never see the spotlight. If anything, I would like to see those professionals in the spotlight. What is your next goal for your career?

The one thing I have always wanted is to cross genres to do musical theater.

Hearing a skilled jazz vocalist interpret classics that contain inspired lyrics is a rare experience, and Monheit’s concerts invite the audience to listen closely and relish in the songs’ timeless words and powerful emotions. Jane brings her sultry voice to the Broadway Center, April 23rd, 2011. Website: 17


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of Imaje Massage Therapy, identifies his life calling as providing comfort and physical relief from pain through therapy. He is skilled at relaxation, injury relief, reflexology, hot stone and massage cupping. Based in Olympia, Pence gives community talks on proper nutrient absorption, use of vitamin, supplement and anti-aging products, preventing potential health issues and toxin elimination.

four health & wellness professionals you should know jennifer johnson ShowCase Magazine features four of the most passionate professionals in fields relating to health and wellness. These practitioners consider the holistic intermingling of environment, education, fitness, nutrition, and spirit; they are all about incorporating where we live and interact, sustainable and wholesome food sources, and how we move and are moved. Charlie McManus Chef, Primo Grill & “Eat Local”, Advocate Tacoma | Belfast native Charlie McManus embarked on a progressive journey in the American restaurant industry over three decades ago. McManus, along with partner and wife Jacqueline Plattner, owns and operates two Tacoma restaurants— Primo Grill and Crown Bar. Belief in sustainability in food production fostered a commitment to use locally sourced fare creating menus rich with Pacific Northwest meats, seafood and produce in season. Further supporting overall community wellness, protection of farms, the land and farming life, McManus conducts cooking classes using locally sourced food to educate the public on eating what’s in their own backyards. 18

Charley Haney Manager, Olympia Farmers’ Market Olympia | Charley has been the market manager since 2000; she has held that title longer than anyone else in Washington. She is an advocate for environmental, economic and social awareness through sustainable harvesting from local farms, fields and streams. Charley strives to educate people on where food is sourced, organic growing processes and resulting freshness at area events, colleges and through the market information booth. Jamie Pence Imaje Massage Therapy Olympia | A licensed massage therapist for over seventeen years, James Pence, owner

Chivito Cowa Ayurveda Practitioner Gig Harbor | Director of the yoga teacher training program at Hari Om Ashram in Pushkar, India, Chivito Cowa is a traveling monk with roots in the Pacific Northwest. He focuses on Ayurveda instruction—how to align one’s body, mind and spirit through awareness of foods ingested, digestion, physical activity, mood and environment. Cowa brings his diverse knowledge and skills to local and international communities providing treatments, clinics and workshops through the Living Enlightenment Foundation to assist clients in achieving dedicated wellness from the inside out.

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Varsity Grill 1114 Broadway, Tacoma 253.627.1229 With its casual, bustling atmosphere and walls studded with ten plasma televisions, Varsity Grill is the place to be on game day—or on any day. With generous portions of enticing food, this sports bar is an excellent locale for lunch or to unwind after a busy day. For starters, try one of the two signature items. Buffalo chicken strips are fried to a golden brown and tossed in homemade wing sauce. Served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing, this classic appetizer is a small meal in itself. Sour cream and guacamole accompany Varsity nachos; crisp tortilla chips are smothered with pepper jack and cheddar cheeses, tomatoes, green onions, and your choice of chicken or beef. The full bar features a rotating selection of domestic and microbrews; just ask your server what’s currently available. Inclined to sample a new specialty cocktail? The menu offers close to a dozen signature drinks. The grapefruit Collins is a blend of Finlandia Grapefruit vodka, Pama and sweet and sour. A hint of grapefruit with a pomegranate undertone make it tart and invigorating. One of their biggest sellers—both literally and figuratively—is the Varsity burger. This diner chose to make the

double patty burger a knife and fork affair! This American classic is made with one pound of fresh ground beef, two slices of cheddar, and two huge slices of applewood smoked bacon, all topped with an onion ring and blue cheese dressing. Served with some of the crispiest, best fries around, this is definitely a meal for a hearty appetite. A fresh salmon filet is basted in garlic herb butter and grilled to moist, succulent perfection. The accompanying subtly seasoned fresh vegetables do not detract from the seafood’s distinctive, delicate attributes; nor does the rice pilaf. The natural aroma and flavor of the salmon is allowed to shine. St. Louis Ribs are slow smoked until falling-off-the-bone tender, then basted with homemade Varsity BBQ sauce; the condiment is mild—smoky and sweet. Available as a full- or half- slab, the pork is served with fries and lightly dressed coleslaw. Sandwich choices are plentiful—choose anything from a BBQ pork sandwich to a club wrap or a French dip. The eatery’s BLTA is a remake of an old classic. It’s composed of house-smoked applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado and mayo on a fresh croissant.

The menu includes almost every burger variation ever thought of, both chicken and beef. Three different cuts of choice, juicy steaks are served. The restaurant also serves up favorites like chicken penne and fish and chips. Save room for dessert! The jumbo apple turnover, made in-house, is a must-try! With its paper-thin layers of flaky filo crust, it is reminiscent of apple strudel. Encased in the tender pastry are tender apple chunks in a thick caramel-colored sauce laced with cinnamon. Served on a caramel-drizzled platter, this treat is enough for at least four people.

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The eatery is close to downtown businesses, the theatre district, and UW Tacoma. With a different special or promotion every day of the week, a relaxed mood and quality fare, Varsity Grill is the place to try the next time you’re in Tacoma. JANAE COLOMBINI



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Banyan Tree Restaurant “Narm khuen hai reeb thug,” is a Thai proverb meaning “Seize the opportunity,” which is exactly what Gabe Wiborg and Porntip (Yuie) Helseth did when they turned a successful farmers’ market enterprise into a full-service restaurant.

blankets the fish. Served with lime vinaigrette infused with chilis, the delicate fish flavor comes alive as the dressing evolves from sweet to tart and ends with heat. Other main courses are classics such as Cashey Nut chicken and Swimming Rama.

Banyan Tree had humble beginnings at the Fremont Sunday Market, where Thailand native, Yuie, and fiance, Gabe, began selling Thai desserts; desserts led to salads dressed with Yuie’s exclusive recipe. Salads led to stir-fries; stir-fries led to sates. The dream of a restaurant began and became a reality four years later.

Tom Yum fried rice is seasoned with lemon grass, handsqueezed lime juice, kaffir lime leaf, galangal, and cilantro. Chili paste adds a subtle bite. Though recommended with prawns, it proved a satisfying accompaniment to the sea bass. Other side dishes are Garlic Fried Rice, Phad Thai and Rama Noodle.

Banyan Tree welcomes you with its warm and uniquely appointed interior. Amber walls are adorned with threedimensional, abstract brass pieces which represent Banyan leaves. Tall creations serve as a divider and are made from the same gold-colored alloy; they portray lilies.

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Fresh garden rolls are created with fresh herbs with crispy tofu, cucumber, carrot, and thin rice noodles, hand rolled in a rice wrapper. Garnished with a carrot flower, they are served with homemade Thai herb dipping sauce. The distinct taste of cilantro in the condiment contrasts with the mildness of the spring roll. Marinated in coriander, cumin and lemon grass, skewered shrimp satay are grilled and served with tart lime sauce. They’re served in the authentic Thai style, heads intact. Another starter, meatball lettuce wraps, are pork meatballs marinated in garlic, cilantro, shallots and green onion. Intended as finger food, they’re nestled in a lettuce wrap and garnished with peanuts and julienne ginger. A house signature entrée, Pla Nieng Manao, is a whole sea bass, steamed and presented on a hot plate. A layer of lime slices

A signature vegetable and seasonal offering, Phad Pak Boong Fai Dang, is morning glory stir-fried with fresh garlic, chili, black bean and soy sauce. Textures contrast; crisp-tender combines with delicate. Its subdued flavor is pleasantly complemented by the seasonings. Dessert was firm, green bananas encased in wonton wrappers and fried until crisp. This final course is accompanied by coconut ice cream, and drizzled with honey and chocolate sauce. As an alternative, try the sticky rice with mangos or black rice pudding. Yuie prides herself on serving authentic Thai food, unadulterated by American influences. She has perfected regional techniques and incorporated generational food and cooking methods, creating unique dishes. Banyan Tree is an example of British poet, John Dryden’s observation, “Mighty things from small beginnings grow.” From farmers’ market concession to a thriving restaurant, this dining establishment is proof that, with hard work, talent, and expertise, dreams can become reality. MARY MORGAN



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dining guide Tacoma Asado 2810 6th Ave | 253.272.7770

Stanley & Seafort’s 115 E 34th St | 253.473.7300


Cutter’s Point Coffee 1936 Pacific Ave | 253.272.7101

TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine 1552 Commerce St | 253.274.8999 Mercato Ristorante 111 Market St NE | 360.528.3663 Varsity Grill 1114 Broadway | 253.627.1229 Portofino Ristorante 101 Division St NW | 360.352.2803

Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 1924 Pacific Ave | 253.272.8200

Puyallup Chili Thai Restauant 3712 9th St SW | 253.864.7005

Ramblin Jacks 520 4th Ave E | 360.754.8909

Jubilee Cupcakes & Vintage Candy 2510 N Proctor | 253.503.0709

Mama Stortini’s 3207 E Main | 253.845.7569

SWING Wine Bar 825 Columbia St SW | 360.357.9464

Mandolin Café 3923 S 12th St | 253.761.3482

Northwest Vintage Wine Bar 208 S Meridian | 253.864.WINE

Waterstreet Café and Bar 610 Water St SW | 360.709.9090

The Melting Pot 2121 Pacific Ave | 253.535.3939

Centralia Boccata Deli & Market 405 N Tower Ave | 360.736.2404

Bonney Lake Sushi Town 20649 Hwy 410 E | 253.891.2046

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spring makeovers nyone who has experienced a spectacularly bad haircut may be tempted to swear off all stylists. Yet, one must admit that as a style refresher, nothing beats the thrill of trying on a dramatically new ‘do. For our makeover feature, ShowCase visited Tacoma’s Embellish Multispace Salon. We think you’ll agree, the results are amazingly fresh, revitalizing, and easy to wear.

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Rebecca Solverson Age: 22 Occupation: Public art assistant Off the clock: Active lifestyle Rx: Color boost [Photo: Rebecca’s vintage shirt & jeans, Urban Xchange. Necklaces, Lisa Kinoshita for]



Embellish Multispace Salon [hair & makeup] Patricia Lecy-Davis, makeup 1121 Court D, Tacoma | 253.752.8144 Urban Xchange [clothing] 1934 Pacific Ave, Tacoma | 253.572.2280 Dame Lola [styling & clothing] Rebecca Dashow Baldwin Mineral [jewelry] Lisa Kinoshita, before photos 301 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma | 253.250.7745 Jessica Alexander [Jewelry] [jewelry] Steve Naccarato | 253.988.7031 Jason Ganwich [photography]


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19902 South Prairie Rd E Bonney Lake Book Online Specializing in hair & eyelash extensions. Offering many other services such as; full service hair salon, facials, waxing, airbrush makeup & tanning.

One Stop Wedding Shop

1121 Court D #A Tacoma, WA 98402 / 253.752.8144 /

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Tacoma Biella Spa & Sublime Salon 1506 Pacific Ave | 253.682.2005 Savi Day Spa 1320 Broadway Plaza | 253.627.2000 Vamp Salon & Spa 1117 Broadway Plaza | 253.579.1081 vampsalonandspacom

Premiere Salon & Spa 111 Market St NE | 360.753.3299 Gig Harbor Healthy Reflections Medial & Day Spa 4545 Pt Fosdick Dr NW | 253.530.8005

spring rejuvenation // Healthy Reflections Medical & Day Spa leah grout

With a warm, quiet atmosphere and personal attention often associated with medical spas, Healthy Reflections Medical and Day Spa in Gig Harbor offers a much needed reprieve from the pace of everyday life. Customizing each individual spa-goer’s experience is the goal. “We tailor the experience for the guest,” says Justine Allen, Spa Esthetician. The menu of services is ample, from body and facial treatments to injectable services and spa packages. Before and after any treatment, guests are escorted back to the Quiet Lounge to unwind while enjoying tea, an aromatherapy neck wrap and a foot ritual. To soften and renew the skin, we recommend (love, really!) the Pacific Northwest seaweed wrap and massage treatment. Sea kelp body polish is used in the wrap to remove dry skin, aiding in the absorption of essential minerals and vitamins provided by the ensuing massage. Massage oils use a blend of local, certified organic oils and seaweeds; the exfoliated skin is easily saturated. When guests leave this treatment they are glowing! Healthy Reflections has uniquely qualified staff who are experienced and extensively trained. The spa offers clinical standards of care with luxurious levels of pampering. A fusion of innovative therapies based on medical research and soul-satisfying treatments geared to place the visitor on the path to wellness and beauty. Healthy Reflections Medical & Day Spa, 253.530.8005, or visit

Sumner Secret Spa & Salon 16009 60th St E | 253.447.8876 Puyallup Chardonnay Beauty & Day Spa 6825 112th St E | 253.840.0684 Bonney Lake Dolce Vita Day Spa 18401 Sumner Buckley Hwy 253.826.5556 Lashes & Locks 19902 S Prairie Rd E | 253.862.2100 Kent Salon Bellisima 4437 Russell Rd | 253. 854.1650 Pure Escape Spa 24030 132nd Ave SE | 253. 630.1332


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Olympia Antidote Salon & Spa 703 Lilly Road NE | 360.493.1900




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eastern washington wine country tammy robacker & mary morgan

desert wind winery

Owned by the Fries family, Desert Wind Winery is an exclusive wine, culinary and lodging destination. In addition to owner-led facility tours, a Southwestern inspired tasting room, comfortable suites, and knowledgeable staff, the winery offers a quaint retail shop featuring an extensive selection of local specialty and gift items. The Desert Wind brand focus is on producing quality, reasonably-priced wines. “We produce wines that people can drink and enjoy every day,” noted Amber Fries, director of communications. Under the direction of Chef Frank Magana, Mojave by Picazo is the winery’s restaurant, specializing in casual Southwestern cuisine paired with


Don’t let the small town feel fool you; Eastern Washington’s wine country is brimming with alluring weekend adventures. Residents know how to live the good life. If you are seeking an exceptional bottle of wine, one-of-a-kind accommodations, memorable dining adventures or a revitalizing spa experience, this region has you covered.

appropriate Desert Wind wines. Some notable signature dishes are firecracker prawns, seared herb-crusted scallops, and crab cakes with sweet Thai chili aioli dipping sauce. The eatery offers a supper club series; monthly gatherings of foodies who appreciate excellent food, wine and conversation relax around a communal dining table. Additionally, cooking classes are offered throughout the year. Chef Frank Magana cooks up flavor and levity with his casual, approachable style. Just as easily inspired by a bunch of fresh parsley as he is by planning a 5-star dinner, “Keepin’ it fresh!” is his educational mantra. Desert Wind Winery 2258 Wine Country Rd, Prosser 509.786.7277 Prosser Vintner’s Village 100 Merlot Dr, Prosser 509.786.7401 top courtesy of vinter’s village bottom chef frank magana at desert wind winery by tammy robacker

vinter’s village

An inviting wine walking tour lies just north of Prosser in Vintner’s Village. An established 32-acre site with meandering trails leading to over a dozen wineries, the Village is home to the Winemaker’s Loft, which is a winery incubator housing a half-dozen wineries and exceptional tasting rooms. Inside the Winemaker’s Loft, Apex Cellars is a standout tasting room. Personable and enthusiastic, Apex Wine Club director Ben Goroch, tells us that the Apex Cellars was launched in 1988 and has grown to be one of Washington’s most respected wineries. Products cover the spectrum from reserve-caliber, vineyard-designate wines to wines that can be enjoyed every day. Over the years, Apex Cellars has become known as a producer of consistently outstanding wine that can be served and enjoyed with confidence—a winery you can trust. >> continued on 35


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ummelina yakima valley spa retreat

Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!” If “wonderful” has not yet been achieved, more pampering and relaxation can be enjoyed in Yakima, only an hour away from Prosser. An unforgettable spa experience and an innovative restaurant await those of you who make the journey. Feel like visiting an exotic location but your passport has expired? Ummelina Spa will indulge you. Ummelina specializes in package treatments or “journeys”. During your Journey to Eden, you will drift on tides of solitude and renew your spirit amidst the bounties of this environment. Your trip begins amid the nourishing mineral waters of Oceana where essential oils are added to give you the ultimate “scentsory” experience. You’ll continue in to the Herbarium where you recline, as aromatic mist moistens and lightly scents the air. Your face is deeply cleansed, exfoliated and nourished with vitamins. A soothing face, neck and shoulder massage prepares you for total enjoyment as your feet and hands are soothed and softened. The Pacific Rim journey takes you to the land of the Far East, a tranquil temple garden. Step into an authentic Japanese soaking tub for a time of deep relaxation. The water, infused with herbs and oils brought from the Pacific Rim promotes a Zen-like state. Return from this journey a calmer, centered you.

second street grill

The Second Street Grill is housed in a noteworthy structure in the heart of downtown Yakima. A stylish red brick facing and large windows allow a great deal of natural light into the building. The glass openings double as garagestyle overhead doors that open; the fun atmosphere inside can spill out onto the sidewalk during good weather. The restaurant features inspired contemporary American favorites with an Asian flair. Try the chili shrimp, a spicy Ummelina 399 E Yakima Ave,Yakima 509.225.4772 Second Street Grill 28 N 2nd St, Yakima 509.469.1486 top courtesy of ummelina bottom courtesy of second street grill

yet sweet combination of flavors, Tuscan nachos, or a Chinese chicken salad. The bar offers a variety of specialty drinks, martinis, local and regional wines, and an assortment of beers from around the world. As Jacob from Ummelina commented, “I’ve never been disappointed in a meal at Second Street Grill”. The Second Street Grill is a welcoming refuge for the traveler or native alike. With a large and varied menu, a quality bar, and a casual, pleasant environment, it is a “must try”.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.â&#x20AC;? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Profile for ShowCase Media

Showcase Magazine Spring 2011  

Showcase Magazine Spring 2011

Showcase Magazine Spring 2011  

Showcase Magazine Spring 2011


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