Thidaphat Ariyahirantrakul (a k a Chef Chimme) is the executive chef and owner at Di Fiora restaurant, as well as a model and social media influencer. Di Fiora is a new Capitol Hill/First Hill restaurant that celebrates Asian cooking techniques with produce found in Washington.
Anne Allgood is a professional actor, singer, coach and ACT Theatre CORE Company member who has appeared on Broadway and every major theater in Seattle. “Currently. I’m appearing in SWEAT, the Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece that is playing at ACT Theatre this May.”
As Princess Diana once said, “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” We would have to agree. In honor of Mother’s Day, meet five mamas at various stages of parenting as they share their greatest joys, greatest challenges and greatest wishes for their children.
Tahlia Bolden is the new beverage director at Lark, an artisan-focused restaurant in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The widely celebrated restaurant recently reopened its dining room after a two-year closure.
These Washington-based professionals are not only eco entrepreneurs; they are problem-solvers, finding ways to protect waterways, helping eliminate single-use plastics and Styrofoam and lessening trash in landfills. From upcycled fashion brands to forward-thinking food box services, meet the talents behind the companies that have a passion for the planet this Earth Day–and beyond.
Catherine Cornell is a scenic designer, freelance artist and avid writer whose work has appeared across the country but is primarily highlighted at theaters around the greater Seattle region, including The Book Club Play now at Village Theatre.
Sarah Crowe and Isaac Novak are the co-founders of Upper Left Comedy Festival, a new Seattle-based comedy fest featuring three days–May 12 to May 14–of stand-up and performance events in Capitol Hill, featuring comedians from the PNW and beyond. (Get your tickets festival here.)
Trinh Nguyen is the chef/owner of Ba Sa Restaurant. Located on Bainbridge Island, Ba Sa is a Vietnamese restaurant inspired by Pacific Northwest ingredients and French techniques.
Whether it be advocating for women, children and families experiencing homelessness, prioritizing access to education for underserved populations and people of color or aiding those in the restaurant and hospitality industry facing financial and emotional crisis, this philanthropy-minded group is showing up for Washington and its communities in a big way.
Garry Montag is the owner of The Stowaway Wine Bar and co-owner of Rising Tide Tavern, two of Seabrook’s most adored dining destinations. “The Stowaway is moving to our new location next door where we are expanding our menu, hosting more wine events and scheduling live music – all with an ocean view!”