Pabla Veggie Cuisine has good food, is good value

September 16, 2014

Let’s talk about Indian buffets.

By Peter Clark Pabla Veggie Cuisine has all the standards of most Indian buffets.

By Peter Clark
Pabla Veggie Cuisine has all the standards of most Indian buffets.

When I first started eating this divine cuisine oh so many years ago, I treated buffets like the Holy Grail of exotic dining. Every buffet gave so many choices and so much of them. But as years and restaurants pass, a palette refines and buffets disappoint.

While I looked forward to my experience at Pabla Veggie Cuisine in the Meadows Shopping Center, I was skeptical of the buffet. While it did present a good representation of what the vegetarian restaurant can provide hungry customers, it also fell to many of the same bland faults as other Indian buffets.

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Life is fair in Puyallup

September 9, 2014

Fried food, animal smells, concert music and carnival rides — yep, the Washington State Fair has returned.

By Peter Clark Beautiful late summer weather brings the crowd out to the 2014 Washington State Fair in Puyallup Sept. 7 and the array of activities, food and attractions kept them there.

By Peter Clark
Beautiful late summer weather brings the crowd out to the 2014 Washington State Fair in Puyallup Sept. 7 and the array of activities, food and attractions kept them there.

Until Sept. 21, you can find the best livestock, agriculture, horticulture and crafts the state has to offer in Puyallup. This year’s fair packs a whopping punch with a slew of high-profile music acts and the usual, if no less impressive, bunch of Washingtonian achievements.

Walking in the gate, you might feel overwhelmed at the sheer number of things to do in the fairgrounds. Should you immediately head over and dive into a basket of fried butter? Head over to the livestock barn and hear which rooster crows the loudest? Visit one of the many crafts buildings and spot all the nuance and detail in the dollhouses? These are big decisions that a hardy fairgoer will have to make. Rest assured that if you get your fill of one type of entertainment, plenty more is right around the corner for the whole family.

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Author patrols the sky in new book

September 9, 2014

There is a certain mystique surrounding federal air marshals.

Contributed Madison Doherty, a 2006 graduate of Issaquah High School, recently debuted her new book, ‘When the Sky was Protected.’

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Madison Doherty, a 2006 graduate of Issaquah High School, recently debuted her new book, ‘When the Sky was Protected.’

Not much is known about these men and women who patrol the skies, relying on extensive training to keep the civil aviation system safe from attacks on airports, passengers and crews.

They work independently, travel extensively, possess impressive skills with handguns and, most importantly, blend in with the flying masses. That man sitting next to you in seat 4B, reading the in-flight magazine, could be one of them, but you’d never know.

Issaquah author Madison Doherty hopes questions about and intrigue surrounding the profession will entice readers to pick up her new book, “When The Sky Was Protected.”

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Second Saturday Film Series returns Sept. 13

September 9, 2014

The Second Saturday Film Series returns for a fall season run through November.

All movies start at 7 p.m. in the Eagle Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, and are free, although donations will be accepted for snacks.

Kicking off the series at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 is the 1963 comedy “The Wheeler Dealers,” starring the late James Garner and Lee Remick. Garner plays a loveable Wall Street millionaire who locks horns with astute and attractive stockbroker Lee Remick.

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Final ArtWalk of the season is tonight

September 5, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 5, 2014

Don’t miss the final ArtWalk of the season Sept. 5.

The Downtown Issaquah Association event is from 6-9 p.m. downtown. Meet business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, shop and dine in downtown Issaquah.

Held the first Friday of the month from June to September, the season finale features fine art photographer Dinah Satterwhite presenting a special exhibit at the Christian Science Reading Room, 415 Rainier Blvd. N.

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Kentucky Derby film with Issaquah connections debuts Sept. 5

September 2, 2014

Longtime Issaquah resident Serena Blach remembers the 2009 Kentucky Derby like it was yesterday.

It was the day Mine That Bird, a horse co-owned by her father Leonard Blach, stunned observers, coming out of nowhere to win the Kentucky Derby.

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Remnanz closes out Concerts in the Park season tonight

August 28, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park concludes Aug. 28 with Remnanz.

The concert is from 6:30-8 p.m. at Pine Lake Park, 2401 228th Ave. S.E.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. The Rotary Club of Sammamish will sell barbecue dinners and the Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will sell ice cream.

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Back-to-school meals are easy with kalua pork

August 26, 2014

Back-to-school time almost always means busy, manic schedules.

To make it easier each year, I gravitate toward easy-to-throw-together meals originating with a slow-cooked main, so leftovers easily morph later in the week into quickly prepared meals using few, simple and delicious ingredients.

Kalua Pork is a family favorite and an absolutely wonderful way to make many great meals fast. Below are some recipes to help you answer that endlessly asked and panic-inducing question, “What’s for dinner?”

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Auditions are being scheduled for Master Chorus Eastside

August 26, 2014

NEW – 6 a.m. Aug. 26, 2014

Master Chorus Eastside is holding auditions for its upcoming 2014/2015 season.

Tenors and basses are particularly needed.

The season’s repertoire includes works by Bach, Eric Whitacre, George Gershwin and local composer John Muehleisen, and “Sunrise Mass,” by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo.

All interested singers must have choral experience and basic music reading ability. Get an audition appointment by calling the Master Chorus Eastside office at 392-8446.

Learn more about the chorus here.

Local artist perpetrates acts of creativity, hosts discussion

August 19, 2014

“Perpetrating Acts of Creativity” is the theme for Issaquah artist Pamela K. Beer’s fine art show from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the offices of Northstone Real Estate.

Beer will give a short talk about the inspiration for her work at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the show and reception at 1495 N.W. Gilman Blvd., No. 16.

Beer’s art has been exhibited at Northstone Real Estate since late June and will be on display for the public through the end of September. “Perpetrating Acts of Creativity” is Beer’s first solo exhibition. Beer describes her work as, “abstract acrylic on canvas art.”

Contributed Pamela K. Beer will give a talk at the exhibition ‘Perpetrating Acts of Creativity’ at 6 p.m. Aug. 22. The public is invited to the reception from 5-7 p.m.

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Pamela K. Beer will give a talk at the exhibition ‘Perpetrating Acts of Creativity’ at 6 p.m. Aug. 22. The public is invited to the reception from 5-7 p.m.

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