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 By Maria Montalvo    General    May 4, 2018

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 in the world."...


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 radius, recommended this relatively new Thai restaurant so close by, we... Full story


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 friend who grew up eating Taiwanese food had suggested we try this... Full story


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: 425-523-4478...


Performing arts in Edmonds taking off | Arts & Appetite

Edmonds’ performing arts scene continues to grow far beyond what many would expect from a city of our size, but our community’s well-known love of the arts definitely encompasses more than visual arts. Small theaters have continued to thrive,...


Barkada: An octopus of another color | Arts & Appetite

An octopus can change the color of its skin to reflect different environments. The new chef in town, Brian Madayag, is definitely showing a new kaleidoscope right here in Edmonds. Chef Madayag worked...


Art as life: Cascadia’s new exhibit | Arts & Appetite

Oscar Wilde said that "life imitates art far more than art imitates life." Cascadia Art Museum’s new exhibit, “Northwest Design at Mid-Century,” presenting a variety of works and objects that define the Northwest aesthetic from 1948 to... Full story


Claire’s: Try it again for the first time | Arts & Appetite

Claire’s Where: 301 Main St., Edmonds Hours: 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday- Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday Information: 425-776-2333, “We used to come here all the time,” said Melissa, a fellow diner at Claire’s... Full story


Engel’s Pub: An Edmonds institution

Edmonds is a place that revels in its history, its traditions and its institutions. On Thanksgiving morning, as families across town were beginning meal preparations, we were lucky enough to be partic...


Bar Dojo: sustainability, simplicity, sophistication | Art & Appetite

Editor’s note: Former Art & Appetite columnist James Spangler has left to pursue other opportunities. We welcome Maria Montalvo, who also writes the Moment’s Notice column for the Beacon. You...


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Maria Montalvo is an Edmonds foodie and arts connoisseur who also writes the Moment's Notice column for the Beacon. Send ideas for food and arts news, including for advance stories and reviews,...


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