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By David Poland poland@moviecitynews.com

Greetings From Seattle

Seattle’s weather finally turned into “Seattle weather” after a couple of beautiful, sunny days here in the Emerald City. This is the first time I have visited the city (as an adult) apart from the Seattle International Film Festival and thus, the first time with a rental car and thus, a very different and more beautiful experience.
Still, Salumi is easily within walking distance from the hotel and the smoked meat and mozzarella (and more) dive owned and operated by Mario Battali’s dad is one of the great lunch experiences you could ever ask for. Truly spectacular… even worth standing on line for… and the line was still 15 deep at 2:30 in the afternoon. (Unfortunately, they are only open Tues-Fri, so no repeat visit this trip.)
The purpose of the journey was to see Young Frankenstein, which happened last night. Going back for another look on Sunday, so details on Monday. But one of the most interesting highlights of the evening, for me, was noticing Bob & Harvey Weinstein sitting at the other end of my row, on their own (meaning it was a business trip), a day after the official Seattle opening

3 Responses to “Greetings From Seattle”

  1. seattlemoviegoer says:

    i saw it too. but you’re more forgiving. i’d say it’s 60% there. interested to hear the rest of your impression. i’m no prude by any stretch, but the potty humor was a bit excessive…and Mel needs a family audience to make this one stay ALIVE for years to come.

  2. doug r says:

    I tell ya, if I had 80 bucks a head to spare, we’d be there.

  3. Spacesheik says:

    David, did it have the blind hermit sequence? (one of my fave scenes from the flick).

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