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does a creditable Elvis and five of the show’s characters do turns as trapeze artists and gymnasts.
Not as glitzy but no less a staple of Seattle’s entertainment scene is Café Nordo — this time with an homage to the “Twin Peaks” TV series of the early 1990s.
Erin Brindley and Terry Podgorski put the show and the dinner together; Annastasia Workman’s plaintive music channels Angelo Badalamenti’s plaintive TV theme.
And, finally, if you’re feeling charitable, check out an app called Gratafy. On its own or through Facebook, Gratafy allows you to send a drink, an appetizer or a dessert to a friend’s table, while the party’s going on or for redemption at a later date. The friend and the restaurant both get texts attesting to your generosity.
You can expect a national rollout next year.
Gratafy’s developers are old University of Washington college buddies, proof that charity (and friendship) begin at home.
RONALD HOLDEN blogs about food, wine and travel at Cornichon.org.To comment on this story, write to