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  • Vote for the Best Of Western Washington! 10.02.14

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    Ever find yourself at a loss when a guest comes to visit and you want to share the best your city has to offer, or you’re all dressed up on a Saturday night with no where to go that rivals how fabulous you feel? Look no further. Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington poll is now open, taking votes for the cream of the crop in our region from fitness to food. We are unleashing our top picks from best coffee shop to favorite gym. Help the rest of Western Washington get the inside scoop by voting for the following local businesses!

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    Fonté Café “Best Coffee Shop”
    Fonté has been roasting coffee for over 20 years in Georgetown and just this month it celebrated five years of its downtown Cafe. It’s the spot to grab a single origin coffee or award-winning blend alongside a breakfast, lunch or dinner made with ingredients from the Pike Place Market, just steps away. The micro roaster also supplies retailers, restaurants, luxury resorts and five-star properties world-wide. Vote here.

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    Shanik “Best Indian”
    Washington really lucked out when renowned Vancouver, BC restauranteurs Meeru Dhalwala and Oguz Istif decided to set up shop in Seattle’s South Lake Union. Meeru crafts Indian cuisine that breaks the mold by playing with spices and flavors in a modern approach. In just a year and a half, Shanik has accumulated awards for its food and caught site of national newspapers that rave about the experience. Vote here.

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    Golden Beetle “Best Mediterranean”
    Award-winning Chef Maria Hines performs alchemy taking street food from the Eastern Mediterranean and serving it up with local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Not an easy task, especially when you throw in the restaurants organic certification, but when it’s done as it is at the Golden Beetle you know there’s magic at play. Vote here.

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    Tilth “Best New American”
    Deemed one of New York Times’ Best New Restaurants in America and masterfully run by James Beard Chef Maria Hines, this one is likely to stay the best for years to come. Open eight years, you can expect to see the original favorite, duck burgers, combined with her monthly changing New American menu that features vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free a la carte and tasting menu options. Vote here.

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    Agrodolce “Best Italian”
    Serving up Southern Italian and Sicilian fare, Agrodolce is one of the few restaurants in the country to mill its own wheat in house for housemade pastas. With a creative spin and use of local, organic ingredients, Agrodolce takes that extra step to ensure a beautiful meal with care presented in every bite. Vote here.

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    Cafe Flora “Best vegetarian”
    In a sea of restaurants now offering local, organic flare Cafe Flora stands out as a pioneer in Western Washington. Having built community and deep roots with local Washington farmers over the last 23 years you are guaranteed to find the most fresh, delicious and seasonal ingredients in their imaginative vegetarian dishes. They also offer gluten free, soy free and vegan options, pleasing palates all over the region. What more could you ask for? Vote here.

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    Pure Barre “Best Gym”
    As the first barre company to open in Seattle, Pure Barre leads the pack when it comes to offering the best barre workout for your money. Pure Barre infuses Pilates, ballet, and weights into a positive, dynamic environment with inviting instructors and upbeat music. Locals love Pure Barre’s sure-fire recipe for burning calories, toning muscle and losing inches. Spare a short hour and get the most effective full body work out you’ve ever had! Vote here.

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    Sami Sweeney “Best Fitness Instructor”
    Speaking of the amazing instructors of Pure Barre, if we had to choose the best in area, Sami takes the cake. Sami has endless energy and enthusiasm for her clients and staff. She makes sure each client is working to his or her full potential and her classes are always packed! She’s got that je ne sais quoi that makes her a natural born trainer and motivator! Vote here.

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  • Burn Your Way to the Big Day with Pure Barre 04.22.14

     

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    Calling all Seattle and Eastside brides, bridesmaids and mothers-of-the-bride! Pure Barre is kicking off its 90-day Bridal Challenge to trim your waistline, tone your arms and lift your seat, ensuring a flawless look as you walk down the aisle! Pure Barre combines elements of ballet, Pilates and weights into an energizing and heart pumping full body workout, great for all body types.

    Sign up for the challenge by April 25th to complete 70 Pure Barre classes by July 14 and kick your body into gear for your big day. It’s a steal at $375 for 90 days of unlimited class.

     

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    Everyone who signs up for this challenge is automatically entered to win a “Bridal Party at the Barre”, a private class for 25 taught by Pure Barre owner Sami Sweeney. On top of that, all who complete the challenge can enter to win a bridal beauty package valued at over $500 from Julep Nail Parlor, The Wax Bar, Zovo Lingerie, Seattle Sun Tan, Skoah, and a boudoir photo shoot!

    Grab your bridesmaids and sign up at any of Pure Barre’s four area locations including: Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, University District and Bellevue.

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  • Vote Now: Evening Magazine Best of Western WA! 09.12.12



    It’s time once again for Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington! With lots of thrills, spills and overall news over the past year we expect this Best of Western Washington to give us some new and exciting winners along with the old standbys that locals can’t get enough of.

    We work with people and businesses that we believe are the best of the bunch; the cream of the crop, which is why we can honestly and without hesitation recommend a few amazing, tasty and memorable businesses for you to vote for. Sitting on the edge of your seat? Okay, here’s our list – we also threw in a few of our favorites as extras:

    Cafe Flora “Best Vegetarian” – Currently leading the voting, this restaurant has been bringing vegetarian cuisine to Seattle for 20 years. They must be doing something right! Vote here.

    Golden Beetle “Best Mediterranean” – When a James Beard Award Winning Chef decides to open a second restaurant and take on a cuisine that is usually reserved for falafel and gyros at corner stores, we know diners have hit gold. Toss in the organic ingredients and you’ve really got something worth voting for! Vote here.

    Tilth “Best Fine Dining” and “Best New American” – When that same James Beard Chef boasts six years of her award-winning restaurant in the culinary oasis of Wallingford, we think that’s worth two votes! Vote here and here.

    LloydMartin “Best New Restaurant” – Turning one this October, LloydMartin won Seattle Weekly’s “Best New Restaurant” category this year and are in hot pursuit of Best New Restaurant elsewhere. Go in. Try it. Then cast your vote here.

    8oz. Burger Bar “Best Burger” – A burger made from people that specialize in burgers – we like those odds! We’re all in on 8oz. Burger Bar, whether it is beef, wild boar, kobe beef, lamb, fish, free range turkey or the housemade veggie patty. Vote here.

    Coastal Kitchen “Best Breakfast” – Serving the most important meal of the day shouldn’t be left to just anyone. We suggest heading for the experts at Coastal Kitchen where they have been poaching eggs, grilling waffles, flipping pancakes and putting out more early morning culinary delights for years! Vote here.

    Pure Barre “Best Gym” – Need to add some fun to your workouts and really tighten those hard to reach areas? Barre workouts are growing in popularity, but we suggest sticking with the original in Seattle – Pure Barre! They will make sure to lift, tone and burn your body in the most satisfying way possible. Vote here.

    Sami Sweeney “Best Fitness Instructor” – We adore Sami for her ability to make your body burn and for doing it with a smile! Sami’s training in barre workouts makes her classes some of the most highly coveted at all of the three Pure Barre locations. Her intensity, knowledge, and personal touch are what keep us going back for more! Vote here.

    A few more of our favorites:

    What childhood is complete without a visit to the zoo? Vote for Woodland Park Zoo as “Best Fun Place for Kids.” Vote here.

    When we want the men in our lives to look especially dapper, we opt for Mario’s – “Best Men’s Clothing.” Vote here.

    Having known her since she was behind the scenes at KOMO’s Northwest Afternoon, we know that Jenni Hogan is the real deal. Vote for this inspiring Aussie for “Best Local Personality on Twitter.” Vote here.

    The music scene in Seattle never has a dull moment, but we always look to The Dusty 45’s as our go-to band. Vote “Best Local Band.” Vote here.

    You have until October 12 to vote, but why not click and vote now?!!!

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  • Just 2 weeks away! Lift, tone, burn in Bellevue 11.17.10



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    PURE BARRE TECHNIQUE OPENS SECOND WA LOCATION IN BELLEVUE;
    WORKOUT FUSES PILATES, BALLET AND WEIGHTS

    Low impact, high results workout uses small isometric movements to tone trouble areas


    BELLEVUE – Pure Barre, a total body workout proven to target women’s trouble areas, is set to open its second location in Bellevue in early November. Pure Barre works to lift your seat, tone your thighs, abs, arms and burn fat in record-breaking time by fusing elements of ballet, Pilates and weights in a 55 minute intense session. Small isometric movements set to upbeat music make Pure Barre the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body. This fusion workout has a huge following across the United States, largely in Southern California, and is quickly gaining popularity in the Northwest.

    Sami Sweeney, owner of Pure Barre Seattle, is expanding her fitness company across the pond and introducing the workout to a brand new audience hungry to change up their boring gym routine and get in shape for good. Pure Barre Bellevue is located on the main level of The Plaza at Elements on 112th Avenue in downtown Bellevue.

    “Our Seattle clients quickly learned how impactful and effective the Pure Barre workout is and their energy and enthusiasm for the technique lead to my decision to open a second location in Bellevue,” said Sweeney. “I have seen the results first-hand from my Seattle clients and know that Eastsiders, from moms to business professionals to students, will reap the benefits of this workout!”

    Sweeney, a Pure Barre teacher of more than two years in Nashville, TN, opened Pure Barre Seattle after wanting to bring the Pure Barre Technique to her Northwest roots. After teaching Pure Barre for nearly a year, Sweeney became a master teacher trainer of the Southern Central region of the United States and opened Pure Barre Seattle in June 2010.

    Pure Barre’s workout is accessible for all ages and fitness levels because of its low impact, high results formula. From the everyday girl who is looking for a fun way to get in great shape, lose weight and tone to the health conscience workout lover who wants a new challenge to the new mom who wants to get her pre-baby body back without jarring her system. Pure Barre students will start to see results in just 10 classes.

    Pure Barre was created by dancer, choreographer and fitness guru, Carrie Rezabek in 2001 when she opened her first studio in Michigan. The workout launches a full attack on the areas of the body women struggle with: abs, hips, seat and arms. It defies gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up. Pure Barre Bellevue is located at 909 112th Ave NE, Suite 107, Bellevue, WA 98004. For class schedules, sign ups and to purchase classes call 206-935-7873 or click http://purebarre.com/WA-bellevue/index.html.

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