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JOHNNY RESTAURANT: Sautéed Liver at Marlaina’s Mediterranean Kitchen!

JOHNNY RESTAURANT: Sautéed Liver at Marlaina’s Mediterranean Kitchen!

By “Johnny Restaurant” Tonight at Marlaina’s Mediterranean Kitchen, Musa is serving a rare treat: sautéed Beef Livers: The dish consists of free-range Angus Beef sautéed in olive... [Read more]

The Viand Pundit reviews Burien’s King Wha Mandarin Restaurant

The Viand Pundit reviews Burien’s King Wha Mandarin Restaurant

The following is a new regular review column by ‘The Viand Pundit,’ our new, anonymous restaurant critic: King Wha Restaurant Review by Viand Pundit King Wha 605 SW 152nd Street Burien, Washington... [Read more]

Our new local restaurant critic ‘The Viand Pundit’ reviews Snack Gyros

Our new local restaurant critic ‘The Viand Pundit’ reviews Snack Gyros

The following is a new column by ‘The Viand Pundit,’ our new, anonymous restaurant critic: A short review by The Viand Pundit Snack Gyros 15217 6th Ave SW Burien, WA 98166 (206) 353-2384 This... [Read more]

REVIEW: <i>The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)</i> is a holiday gift within a gift

REVIEW: The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) is a holiday gift within a gift

Review by John Van de Ven. The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), is a holiday gift within a gift – or a pageant within a play. The premise of the play (written by Reed Martin) is a pageant featuring a number of acts…

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘The Point’ will be open for preview weekend starting at 4pm Friday

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘The Point’ will be open for preview weekend starting at 4pm Friday

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer As we first reported last May, the new restaurant/sports bar ‘The Point Liquor & Eats’ has taken over – and seriously renovated – the old Mick... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s <i>The Letters</i> a ‘well crafted production of a wonderful script’

REVIEW: BAT’s The Letters a ‘well crafted production of a wonderful script’

Review By Shelli Park, Photos by Michael Brunk; Fear is a powerful emotion. Throw in a dose of envy, insecurity, attraction and illusion of power and you have an intriguing scenario…

REVIEW: <i>In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)</i> substantial, with humor & heart

REVIEW: In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) substantial, with humor & heart

Photos by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com Review by Shelli Park As the proverbial curtain rises, we are witness to the dawn of electricity in domestic life. A time when the magic of a harnessed electrical... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘A Christmas Twist’ is full of quirky humor and grace

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘A Christmas Twist’ is full of quirky humor and grace

Photos by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com Review by Shelli Park The holidays are here and when it is that time of year Burien Actors Theatre always produces an offering that is guaranteed to make you laugh... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s Playwrights Fest’s final two shows continue through May 24

REVIEW: BAT’s Playwrights Fest’s final two shows continue through May 24

At center, Reinhard Heydrich of the SS (Christopher Rodriguez) faces off with Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart (Jim Rogers) at far left in “Dr. Kritzinger’s 12 O’Clock,” written by Jim Snowden and playing... [Read more]

REVIEW: Playwrights Fest kicks off with collegiate innuendos & political clash

REVIEW: Playwrights Fest kicks off with collegiate innuendos & political clash

From left to right, Sam Goldstein (Randall Brammer) and John Kelly (Byron Patten) passionately discuss sports versus academics in the comedy-drama “The Study Group,” which explores friendship among... [Read more]

JOHNNY RESTAURANT: New restaurant reviewer checks out ‘Snack Gyro’

JOHNNY RESTAURANT: New restaurant reviewer checks out ‘Snack Gyro’

by “Johnny Restaurant” In case you have not noticed, there is a new place to eat in Burien called Snack Gyro, a little hole-in-the-wall place across the street from Black Zia Cantina at 15217... [Read more]

REVIEW: ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ is a gem you don’t want to miss

REVIEW: ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ is a gem you don’t want to miss

by Shelli Park One of the main reasons that we attend theatre performances? We want to be entertained; taken out of our day to day reality and deposited in another removed reality which matches the whim... [Read more]

REVIEW: ‘Noises Off!’ – ‘from the ashes of tragedy comes a comedy so hilarious…’

REVIEW: ‘Noises Off!’ – ‘from the ashes of tragedy comes a comedy so hilarious…’

Photo of the cast of ‘Noises Off!” by Michael Brunk. by Shelli Park If anyone is dedicated to bringing, and keeping, great theatre to Burien it is Maggie Lerrick and Eric Dickman, managing... [Read more]

REVIEW: Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Coney Island Christmas’ is Wonderful

REVIEW: Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Coney Island Christmas’ is Wonderful

A young Jewish girl, Clara, played by Emily Dumaran, complains to Grandma, an obviously spunky Jewish woman of East Coast origin, about how Christmas is pushed on everyone. And Kwanzaa, too? What about Chanukah???

REVIEW: You’ll ‘roll in zee hay’ (and zee aisles) for BAT’s ‘Young Frankenstein’!

REVIEW: You’ll ‘roll in zee hay’ (and zee aisles) for BAT’s ‘Young Frankenstein’!

Review by Shelli Park Burien Actors Theatre has squeezed every last precious resource, human and other, from their reserves to bring another wonderful production to the South End. To open their 2013-14... [Read more]

REVIEW: BLT’s ‘Beauty of the Father’ reaches deep into the emotive centers

REVIEW: BLT’s ‘Beauty of the Father’ reaches deep into the emotive centers

by Shelli Park It is nothing new to consider that we are complex creatures. We have many layers, and needs associated with each layer. We sometimes choose to turn a blind eye on layers we are afraid of…

REVIEW: ‘You may see yourself’ in BLT’s Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival

REVIEW: ‘You may see yourself’ in BLT’s Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival

by Shelli Park As humans with so much self-awareness and above-average intelligence in the animal kingdom, relationships can be difficult and rewarding. Our lives begin in relation to our parents for... [Read more]

CARES Passes Review, Gains Majority Council Support; But Some Still Complain

CARES Passes Review, Gains Majority Council Support; But Some Still Complain

by Jack Mayne The Burien animal care non-profit CARES passed its first outside review (download PDF here, p.15), drawing raves from City Manager Mike Martin and four members of the City Council – but... [Read more]

REVIEW: ‘Nothing little’ about Burien Little Theatre’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’!

REVIEW: ‘Nothing little’ about Burien Little Theatre’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’!

by Shelli Park Who is this man, this Jesus Christ, who claims himself to be the Son of God? Who is this Superstar? God, himself? Just a man? A fraud? Last night, I was immersed in the amazingly dramatized... [Read more]

REVIEW: ‘Sides hurt from so much laughter’ thanks to ‘A Tuna Christmas’

REVIEW: ‘Sides hurt from so much laughter’ thanks to ‘A Tuna Christmas’

When the holiday season gets tough, take a trip to the Annex to see Burien Little Theatre’s latest production, A Tuna Christmas. This production gives the opportunity to enjoy a hearty laugh, taking the edge off this glorious and trying time of year…

REVIEW: BLT’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ Will Leave You Thinking

REVIEW: BLT’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ Will Leave You Thinking

“He’d make a lovely corpse.” – Martin Chuzzlewit, by Charles Dickens. And he does. Gordon (Kevin Finney), a man sitting in a non-descript café, has just passed away over a bowl of soup. He remains in a position of calm contemplation, very convincing as a corpse…

REVIEW: Hi-Liners’ Musical Production of ‘CATS’ is a Fresh Interpretation

REVIEW: Hi-Liners’ Musical Production of ‘CATS’ is a Fresh Interpretation

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The names of the Actors that originally appeared in this review have been deleted at the request of Hi-Liners Artistic Director Kathleen Edwards, to meet their guidelines of not critiquing... [Read more]

REVIEW: Burien Little Theatre Gets Creative with ‘The Who’s Tommy’

REVIEW: Burien Little Theatre Gets Creative with ‘The Who’s Tommy’

  by Rachel Lusby The Burien Little Theatre took a walk on the wild side with their theater adaptation of The Who’s 1975 rock opera, “Tommy.” “Tommy,” (played by The Who’s front man Roger... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘I Don’t Know How To Convey How I Feel About Bloodz vs. Wolvez’

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘I Don’t Know How To Convey How I Feel About Bloodz vs. Wolvez’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: It’s a bittersweet moment in the history of The B-Town Blog as we bid adieu to our feisty, intellectual 17-year old Big Picture High School Intern Philip Benais – below is... [Read more]