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jlJ[l Jl i il]lgn Jl JJl llMImgllIMIIIJ THE I S S AQUAH B4 WEDNESDAY9 APRIL 22, 2009 TO SUBMnr AN ARTS CAUENB~R ITEM: Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or newsclerk@iss- press.com. Submit A&E story Ideas to isspress@issp ress.com. APRIL Aagelo Iqzzaro performs from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Vino Bella. Wicks & Greta Matasa perform from 7:45-10 p.m. April 24-25 at Bake's Place. Tickets are $64.50 for dinner and a show or $32 for the show only. Call 391-3335. Batch Harrison and Good Company perform from 7:30- I1:30 p.m. at Vino Bella. The Vintage Military Vehicles Show starts at 8 a.m. atThe X;O( Rootbeer Drive-re. Master Chorus Eastside presents Night of ReFRESHment, fea- turing gourmet chocolates and fine Washington wines with internationally known author, actor and inspi- rational speaker Bob Trask, at 7 p.m. at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. RSVP by calling 392-8446 or e-mailing mastercho- ruseastside@gmail.com. The hstro Cats perform from 8-11 p.m. at Pogocha of Issaquah. The All Italian Car Show starts at 8 a.m. atThe XXX Rootbeer Drive-in. MAY Five student bands from Kaleidoscope School of Music perform outside the Issaquah Ubrary from 5-9 p.m. as part of the first Art Walk of the 2009 season. BY DAVID HAYES s a longtime Is- saquah resident, Doug Browning has seen the city grow into an arts destina- tion. He's even helped the DownTown Issaquah Associa- tion implement the Music on the Streets program. But even with all of the loca- tions to enjoy the arts, Brown- ing noticed something was still missing, namely a place to kick up your heels. IFYOU GO The next C~ilidh dancing session is from 7-9 p.m. April 23 at the Eagles Lodge, 175 Front St. N. The $5 fee covers the costs of the instructor, facility rental and refreshments. Call Doug Browning at 313- 0331 or email dougbrown- ingl@comcast.net. BY GREG FARRAI~ Enough participants to form two 'sets' of dancers turn out for the first Scottish C6ilidh dancing class last month at the Eagles Club on Front Street. It was organized by Issaq uah resident Doug Browning. researched local instructors, qualmie Summit." general format of C ilidh danc- The Royal Scottish Country Steere said he last tried a folk ing is the set. A set consists of Dance Society sent Elizabeth dance at the University of Wash- four couples, with each pair Miller his way. Miller, a Scottish ington as a student, facing another in a square or dancing teacher living in Seattle, "That's about it," he said. rectangular formation. Each agreed to teach Issaquah resi- He, too, said he was pleas- couple exchanges positions dents how to dance a Highland anfly surprised by the turnout, with the facing couple, while jig, popularly known as the It proved all the better to fulfill exchanging partners, all the C ilidh, pronounced kay-lee, the group entertainment aspect, time keeping in step with the "I suppose you could say it's "I've always liked line and beat of the music. similar to square dancing," group dancing and moving to- However, about half of the "A lot of countries have folk Browning said. "Only there is no gether to the music," he said. dances in the modern C ilidh dancing," he said. "Before the ment." caller like square dancing. The Marjorie Browning, who said are couple dances performed in days of MTV, people wouldAt age 66, Browning didn't teacher teaches the dance and she's attached at the hip to her a ring. These can be performed gather on Friday or Saturday want to go to Seattle to satisfy away you go." husband, Doug, said if he went by fixed couples or in the more nights and have a dance. It was his dancing jones. So, he took With a teacher on board, - dancing, so did she. The closest sociable "progressive" manner, their primary form of entertain- matters into his own hands and Browning rented out the up- she came to this type of danc- with the lady moving to the next stairs hall at the Eagles Club in ing, however, was square danc- gentleman in the ring at or near Ruthle and Issaquah. He put the word out in , back in fifth grade,the end of each repetition of Dave about the dance March 26 and 'I saw some examples of steps. Whittington invited some friends, hoping for C ilidh dancing on the Internet "Compared to a lot of dances enjoy learning the best. He got more than that and it looked like great fun, she I've been to, this was very en- 20 showed up, far surpassing said. The steps are very easy to joyable and great sociable fun," learn. The setting is very light- Marjorie said. some Scottish C~ilidh dancing last month dur- ing a class at the Issaquah Eagles Aerie No. 3054 on Front Street in downtown Issaquah. BY GREG FARRAR his expectations. Monte Steere, 66, of Bellevue, brought for his dance partner his wife Ellen, who works for the city Parks and Recreation Del artment. They, too, had been looking for somewhere to hearted and everyone was very It turns out they had just the jovial." right number for the confines of C ilidh dancing is usually ac- the Eagles lodge. Browning said companied by fiddle, flute, tin he d have to look for a larger fa- whistle, accordion or badhrfin instruments. Across the pond, live bands still perform through- out Scotland for such dances, cut a rug. I just have always loved folk dancing," he said. "I used to Browning said. They played a watch my parents at the Seattle recording for their purposes. Mountaineers Lqdge at Sno- According to Wikipedia, the cility if C ilidh became too pop- ular. Reach Reporter David Hayes at 392- 6434, ext. 237, or dhayes@isspress.com. Comment on this story at www.zssaquahpress.com. Restaurant reviews are a regular fea- ture of The Issaquah Press. Reviewers visit restaurants unannounced and pay in full for their meals. BY JIM FEEHAN When my wife and lived in Eu- gene, Ore., I asked a col- league where the best place was for teriyaki. She replied, "Portland." I love good teriyaki as muchas the IFYOU GO Tedyakl House 4957 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. 562-7000 Lunch/dinner 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. to" Saturday Entr~es from $6.99 to $10.99 Monday There are many entr es to choose from, $9.49), pan-fried noodles with cabbage, including teriyaki, yakisoba and tem- onions, green peppers and carrots with pura. either chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu or veg- The chicken teriyaki ($6.99) was moist etables. The restaurant also offers combi- and flavorful, adorned with teriyaki sauce that was neither too sweetnor too thick. A slice of chicken that escaped the sauce proved how beautifully it was grilled. Rice and a green salad are in- cluded with the teriyaki entr es. The chicken bento ($10.49) was a divided box with different items in each compart- ment. At Teriyaki House, the box comes with rice, salad, gyoza and California nation platters with a choice of two en- tr es with rice and salad, from $8.99 to $9.99. Teriyaki House also offers the obliga- tory fried rice entr es ($7.99 to $9.99) and rice rolls served with miso soup ($6.99 for the California roll and $7.99 for the tempura prawn rolls). The restaurant is elegantly understated bountiful, a few rise above run-of-the- and spotless. Japanese prints and murals next person, but I'm not driving 200 mill. One such establishment is Teriyaki roll. adbrn the walls. A low wall separates miles m get my fix. House, on the western side of Cougar The components present an overview sections of the dining area. The wait staff After moving to the Seattle area three Mountain in the Lakemont Community of Japanese dining, and it was all dell- is prompt and friendly. years ago, we found we were blessed Shopping Center. cious, especially the vegetables coated With so many teriyaki restaurants to with an abundance of teriyaki restau- If you re looking to indulge your with tempura batter and deep flied, choose from, Teriyaki House truly stands rants. In fact, they may be the most pop- senses, Teriyaki House fits the bill. The The teriyaki entr es -- from $6.99 to out. ular type of restaurant found in the area, restaurant offers the same menu and $9.99 -- choices are beef, pork, salmon, often in strip malls, prices for both lunch and dinner and shrimp, short rib and tofu. Reach Reporter Jim Feehan at 392-6434, ext 239, While teriyaki restaurants may be the most expensive entr6e is $10.99. 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