Of course we went to Plum Bistro while we were in Seattle. The raving about the Mac & Yease could not be ignored. It seemed like it might be healthier than Soul Vegetarian’s but just as creamy and tasty. What put it over the top for me was the crusty bits.
We also got a plate of sliders, three different types, that we cut up in pieces so we could all try them. And their slider size is about normal home burger size.
My entrée was Fennel Grilled Tempeh with a polenta cake and greens.
I think Kevin had the Country Fried Seitan Steak sandwich. But I’m not sure. It looks more like that than the Crazy Jamaican.
Taylor & Kevin full of noms.
And, later that evening, the whole reason for the trip, Portishead. This was easily one of the best sounding shows I’ve ever seen. The crowd was so respectful that they held most cheering and noise for between songs. Everyone was nearly silent.
When I have a mighty need for a pile of fried, Soul Vegetarian (affectionately known as Soul V) is top of mind ’round these parts. What could be more comforting than battered and deep-fried seitan, mac & cheeze, collards and corn bread? The mac & cheeze is legendary. Now there’s a video that shows you how to make it. Sounds dangerous!
It’s not as dirty as it sounds. Well, yeah, it was dirty. But in the muddy kind of way. Danielle and Matt hosted a slip & slide party to celebrate her art show at Youngblood. We brought over our soft serve machine and I cranked out a huge batch of vegan waffle bowls. Yep, vegan waffle bowl sundaes. We know how to do things in Atlanta.
Here’s my waffle bowl making station. The vodka gimlet helped when I wasn’t pouring them all over the floor. D’oh.
Here’s a lovely waffle bowl sundae. Mmmmm….
Oh, and this isn’t the little plastic sheet of a slip & slide. This was an inflatable, 2-lane slip & slide, with palm trees and a pool at the end. Insane!
Oh, you need action shots? Here, they’re taking a cue from Wipeout and spinning around before heading for the slide. Kevin didn’t quite make it.
When you find out Günther & the Sunshine Girls are playing your town, wait “playing”, how can you not go? And if it wasn’t for Kevin’s obsession with Günther (you can thank me later) I probably would have never found out about the show. Thank you soooo much for that. No really!
So it was pretty much what we expected in terms of performance. Günter moving from catalog pose to catalog pose while blonde chickies danced it up. All lip syncing of course. A little crowd chit chat in between. I think they were a little surprised that the crowd consisted largely of dudes. It was particularly amusing when they asked the crowd if there were any golddiggers out there and a bunch of dudes are shouting “YEAHHHH!!!” Someone else took a video of Pussycat that really captures the sausage fest aspect of the evening:
I got a partial video of the Christmas Song, but it’s not nearly as good since I wasn’t all up in the nest of dudes down front:
I’m sure a ton of videos will show up on the youtubes. There were plenty of people taking them.
Also part of the entertainment for the evening was a couple dry humping before and during the show. What made it even better was that the woman was wearing a spandex dress reminiscent of the best Contempo Casuals had to offer in 1988. It was essentially backless with a band around hold the top up at about bra level then material started again just above the ass crack. Or just below the ass crack which was the case much of the evening for this woman. Fabulous! Here’s a crackless view for you:
Anyway, I didn’t get very good pics, but the rest are here.