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Krain Corner Inn | Restaurant Review

by Danielle Robbins

Off of highway 169 lies a cute restaurant that has been a place to meet and eat in the town of Enumclaw, WA for as long as I can remember. The building has been around for nearly 100 years and was once an Inn. Krain Corner Inn can only be described as country quant and it lives up to this description with its small town hospitality and décor. In 2009 it faced a huge loss and were forced to almost close their doors due to repairs that were being done on a nearby bridge that took nearly a year to finish. Despite the set back the restaurant continues to serve it’s guests and made it through the many months of construction. Now it can be seen with the hustle and bustle it once had.

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The Index | 15 Stupefying Movie Subtitles

by David Robbins

Movies have a hard time coming up with good subtitles. I for one love a good subtitle, it adds so much nothing to a movie and yet it makes or breaks a film. Subtitles are pointless; they have a better chance of subtracting than adding, but damn if they aren’t amusing. It’s always interesting to see what a studio exec thinks is a good idea for an original subtitle, considering most subtitles are just “the Movie”. (Side note: do you really have to tell us it’s a film version of a property? I’m in a theatre; I don’t think I’m reading a comic book.) These are the failures of subtitling. And by failures I mean achievements. And by achievements I mean failures. Acting!

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The Index | 22 Snacks that Made the 90s Legit

by Danielle Robbins

Remembering back to the days of elementary school and brown bag lunches, I found myself thinking of all the snacks that were traded for and the snacks that you hid and never wanted to eat. From candy to cookies there were a select few that could get everyone at your lunch table offering up their entire lunch. Here are the twenty-two most legit snack foods of the 90s that could make you the coolest kid in the lunchroom.

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Rango Review

by David Robbins

Timothy Olyphant remains the coolest man alive.

Rango is a film about power, self-discovery, political embezzlement, love, and the Wild West. Rango is a beautifully shot, acted, and animated CGI cartoon. Rango is produced by Nickelodeon. Rango is not a kids movie. Rango is a strange beast indeed. What Gore Verbinski, the director, does here is outstanding, to say the least. That said, the film isn’t perfect, but it sure is a hell of a lot better than Barnyard.

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Happy Meal Dessert | Recipe

by Danielle Robbins

Wow, it has been quite some time since I have posted a recipe! My computer has been on the fritz and was making it very difficult to post. So I said screw it and decided to take the leap back in no matter how much trouble it would give me. It feels good to finally be posting again!

The other day I headed over to Pacific Place to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and couldn’t help but have recipes floating in my head. The more than odd food choices of the character, Lisbeth, brought some fun and albeit, strange recipes to mind. I loved the Happy Meals she ate over and over again in the film (a guilty pleasure of my own) and had to make my own spin on it here. And by spin, I of course mean dessert! And who knows this may even be a healthier alternative to the real thing…

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Beastly | Film Review

by Danielle Robbins

I thought that making a remake of Beauty and the Beast was a cool idea, but not like this. Not like this. Some remakes of classics like 10 Things I Hate About You worked perfectly and brought classic stories alive in a new way. Beauty and the Beast is a dark love story and even the Disney version was pretty grim for a kids cartoon (I always covered my eyes as a kid) and that’s exactly what this film should have been. Instead it decided to go the emo route, which by all accounts was terribly, terribly wrong.

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Luna Park Café Restaurant Review

by Danielle Robbins

Nestled under the West Seattle Bridge near shipping yards and old train tracks you can find the Luna Park Café. Commemorating the old amusement park that delighted guests until 1913 on the shores of Elliott Bay in the Puget Sound. With 1950’s diner style food and décor, wait a minute, yes you heard me right. I don’t get it either. Why would a restaurant named after a famous early 20th century amusement park be styled with 1950’s memorabilia? Just go with it.

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The Mix | Razzle Dazzle Martini

by Danielle Robbins

[I always wonder what recipe I could come up with using random ingredients that I’m craving at the time. The Mix is my play on curiosity and will feature three or more random ingredients that I will somehow make into a delicious and new recipe. Some may be weird and some may be amazing. I guess the only way to find out is to try it!]

Today’s random ingredients are: raspberries, peaches, and Fruit Roll Ups. How did I come up with these secret ingredients? I’ve been craving fruit lately and decided on some fun flavors like peaches and raspberries. While I was at the grocery store I was perusing the aisles and saw Fruit Roll Ups and new I needed to buy them.

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Funfetti Cookies | Recipe

by Danielle Robbins

The other day I had one of the most delicious things arrive at my doorstep: Funfetti cake mix (courtesy of USPS and an awesome friend). “Why is this such a joyous occasion?” you might ask. The simple answer is of course Funfetti Cookies! During my sophomore year of college I stumbled upon this recipe to make cookies from a cake mix and have been in cookie nirvana ever since. You can make these cookies with any cake mix, but I find that the Funfetti version is, well, more fun.

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