The Collector's Club membership is an excellent way to galvanize one's bond with the luscious international ichors on Grand Cru's wine list that complete a fancy meal, occasion, or hand-built wine rack. A full year's worth of discounts invites adventurous sampling of a variety of globe-spanning wines one might not typically taste or have the pleasure of displaying for the envious eyes of fellow oenophiles. Parking is free for all patrons.
Owner Steve Olson added Parlor Live to the Parlor complex in 2008 as a way to bring big city-caliber evening entertainment to suburban Bellevue. National comedians take the stage in a wide, shallow room with seating that wraps around three sides of the action as colored shapes produced by a sophisticated lighting system dance across the walls. A globally inspired menu introduces the agonizing dilemma of whether to laugh, fill one’s mouth, or mold little edible hearts to toss toward the performer with shareable dishes that include garlic-gorgonzola waffle fries and coconut prawns. The drink menu, too, aims to surprise with complex cocktails that range from a classic old-fashioned to a sparkling rosemary potion with Aperol.
Classes are available only at the Capitol Hill location. The punch card can be used at both locations. Groupon customers may upgrade to a wine-tasting class valued higher than $55 for an additional fee.
Seattle Theatresports runs every Friday and Saturday at both venues; shows begin at 10:30 p.m. at the Intiman and 9 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre. Check out the Live at Intiman! Improv Comedy schedule for more details.
Jet City Improv's team of chuckle chasers has been busting guts since 1992, passing over scripted comedy routines in favor of off-the-cuff acts that lead audiences into uncharted comedic territory. Over the course of each 90-minute show, the ever-rotating cast MacGyvers together functional comedy sketches from random ideas collected from the audience. Jet City guarantees that each bit will be appropriate for viewers of all ages, thanks to each actor's supreme discretion and internal three-second delay. A concession stand with popcorn, candy, and other snacks runs at every show, often accompanied by a full bar serving laugh-loosening beverages.
As the somewhat cryptic old adage goes, "The food is always sweeter on the east side of the lake—in bed." Today’s Groupon proves this to be true. For $10, you get $25 worth of grilled fare, hot and cold drinks, and a lovely view at Eastlake Bar & Grill. The Downside: Marine creatures will constantly be leaping out of the water to join you for dinner.Silver Lining: Some kind words could be enough to convince the sea creatures to leave or to reveal their secret ability to enjoy literature.