I can't be the only ex-Texan in Seattle who jumped for joy upon discovering that Linda's Tavern
now has Shiner Bock
—the Lone Star State's best brew—on tap. Take a friend, get a pitcher, then stroll to the nearby Egyptian cinema
for a screening of Volver
, Pedro Almodóvar
's typically rich and wonderful rumination on mothers, daughters, ghosts, incest, and the vast lusciousness of Penélope Cruz
. (Linda's Tavern, 707 E Pine St, 206-325-1220; Egyptian Theatre, 801 E Pine St, 206-781-5755.