Japanese food guru Masaharu Morimoto, a star on the Food Network's "Iron Chef" program, tried a different kind of iron on the Eastside on...
Japanese food guru Masaharu Morimoto, a star on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef” program, tried a different kind of iron on the Eastside on Friday: golf-club irons.
Morimoto and a group of friends ate lunch at The Golf Club at Newcastle, followed by a round on the Club’s China Creek course.
So what does an icon in the cooking world eat for lunch?
Just about everything on the menu, according to David Heim, general manager of The Golf Club at Newcastle. That’s typical restaurant behavior for “foodies” who like to taste all available dishes. (No, they don’t usually have a weight problem. Foodies merely sample each dish and rarely consume all of anything.)
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Morimoto personally ordered the tuna sandwich. No word on his golf score.
You’re never too old or too young to create art.
Elder and Adult Day Services (EADS) hosts a public art reception from 4 to 6 p.m. today in its Bellevue center at 12831 N.E. 21st Place. EADS provides day care for fragile and elderly people. The staff found that clients, even those challenged by physical limitations or memory loss, bloom in art classes.
“Our people don’t think of themselves as artists, and they’ve rarely done any artwork since they were little,” said Jan Nestler, executive director. “But they usually create something extraordinarily beautiful.”
Many pieces are so lovely they’ll be sold at EADS’ annual Putt’n on the Ritz golf tournament and auction in August. EADS provides day care in Bellevue, Bremerton, Des Moines and Issaquah.
On the other end of the age spectrum, students at Margaret Mead Elementary School in Sammamish have been creating a lasting expression. As part of the school’s 25th-anniversary celebration, the students made glass-art pieces that now decorate the building.
Connie Walsworth, a noted Eastside glass artist, worked with each class and helped them design the work. The students then broke up colored-glass pieces and placed them in the design frame. Walsworth fused the glass in her home kiln.
Students and parents admired the finished works at Friday’s anniversary party and open house.
Plethora of felines
Have you neutered or spayed your family cat? Or do you have room in your heart and home for another feline or two?
Marilyn Hendrickson at the MEOW Cat Rescue in Kirkland and Eve Holt at the Humane Society for Seattle/King County have a few good reasons why you should do both.
Although the numbers change hourly, this week MEOW has 42 cats in its Houghton facility, and 220 kittens and 50 adults in foster care. The Humane Society has 147 cats and kittens on-site and another 85 in foster homes. And that didn’t include the three-legged orange tabby being fostered in executive director Nancy McKenney’s office.
Although pet owners often hear the spay-your-cat advice, Holt advocates neutering the males.
“The surgery for boy cats is a much simpler procedure, and neutered [and spayed] cats live healthier, longer lives,” said Holt.
One last grin
Tony Young and Rex Walters came up with a great reader-board message. They’re the manager and assistant manager at the Redmond First Mutual Banking Center.
The bank is being remodeled, and they wanted a lighthearted way to share the news with the community. It’s working. Walters said people come in laughing and do bring in money.
The sign reads: “Remodeling in progress: Deposits needed.”
Sherry Grindeland: 206-515-5633 or firstname.lastname@example.org