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The Pronto Podcast — Brown Paper Tickets’ Event Guide for Seattle

BPT_buttonWelcome to The Pronto! Brown Paper Ticket’s event guide for Seattle.

Tune in every Tuesday to check out a few of our favorite events in the Emerald City! You can check back to the blog every Tuesday at 10am or hit “subscribe” on the player and get each week’s Pronto delivered right to your computer.

Have a friend that’s visiting Seattle this week? Why not share this podcast with them and give them ideas of something to do? 

This week we got a scary circus show, an oyster and beer event and a Green gardening workshop.

How about a documentary about a role playing game that mixes fantasy and reality? The Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill features the film The Institute on Friday, October 18, through Thursday, October 24.

Want to hear all about the latest developments in landscape sustainability? Head on over to the 2013 Green Gardening Workshop at South Seattle Community College tonight, Tuesday, October 22. Then start planting.

Some people get nervous around the word budget. No more. Tonight, Tuesday, October 22, attend Build Your Best Budget: Arts Program + Project Planning at Bedlam Coffee in Belltown and workshop your arts project or program budget. This one is BYOB— bring your own budget.

Into the Sounders? You won’t want to miss Sounders FC: Authentic Masterpiece Book Launch Party at the Market Arms Pub in Ballard tonight, Tuesday, October 22. The party will be emceed by the voice of the Sounders and Sounders VIPs are expected to attend.

You like beer. You like oysters. Why not make an appearance at the Beer & Oyster Pairing at Ballard Annex Oyster House on Thursday, October 24? That’s four local brews and four different oyster dishes. Yum on that.

Thursday, October 24, through Saturday, October 26, it’s time for Carnevolar IV: The Haunting at the Aerialdrome at Emerald City Trapeze Arts. That would be a scary circus journey into the underworld. Just in time for Halloween.

Face it. Movies are better in 35mm. So on Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, head on over to Grand Illusion Cinema in the U District for Hellraiser. It’s a scary movie. But you can handle it.

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Foodie Friday: Aphrodisiacs and Ambiance

IMG_3546Sensuality is a very important aspect of any successful meal. As we dine we are using all of our senses and this should be a pleasant experience. To ensure your special event is successful pay attention to the details. Having as much of your meal prepared in advance will free you up to spend time with that special someone, so make sure you think ahead and stay organized. Things like flowers, a nice table cloth, candles, and soft music are also very important to setting the mood for your special event.

Aphrodisiacs are foods, herbs, and beverages that increase desire. Some of these foods are adventurous in nature and might not be for the faint of heart. If you or your special guest aren’t into oysters or caviar don’t worry you always have fresh strawberries and champagne. Try to serve items that you know your special guest will enjoy and, as always, select the highest quality, freshest ingredients you can find.

This week I wanted to share a some foods that are not only known aphrodisiacs suitable for your special guest, but are also relatively easy to find and very nutritious. Hopefully you will come up with some great dishes that include some of these delicious ingredients to ensure a wonderful event. There are lots of foods that fall into this category but I thought it would be best to pick some of may favorites and let you take it from there.
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