The Calcutta Grill has full course of favorites at the Newcastle Golf Club

January 19, 2009

I haven’t played a round of golf since 1986, but I’ve been to The Golf Club at Newcastle numerous times in the past three years. What keeps bringing me back is The Calcutta Grill, the golf club’s restaurant.

Come for the excellent food, friendly and attentive wait staff, and while you’re there, enjoy the breathtaking view of Bellevue and Seattle. The name Calcutta conjures up images of India, but this calcutta is a golfing term.

The term “calcutta” describes a type of auction-pool wagering that can be applied to golf and many other sporting events. In golf, a calcutta is most common at a tournament featuring four-person teams, but a calcutta can be held in conjunction with any type of golf tournament.

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Forum set for elections chief

January 5, 2009

The election season is upon us once again. A little less than two months after the Nov. 4 general election, King County voters on Feb. 3 will decide for the first time who they want heading up the county’s elections department.

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Candidates for 41st District discuss top concerns at forum

October 28, 2008

Transportation, education and the state’s projected budget shortfall were among the top concerns voiced by the four 41st District candidates at an Oct. 18 forum in Newcastle.

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