Our very own Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry would probably hate to be called a tastemaker (let alone an INFLUENCER!), but we disagree. When not at The 5th making musical theater happen, Bill is doing/enjoying/eating/etc. a whole slew of *very cool* stuff that we’re excited to share in a monthly round up. Get ready to know all about what he’s been reading, the spots in Seattle he’s been frequenting, the TV shows he admits to binge-watching, and beyond. And now, for our first installment:
Half and Half Doughnut Co.
“I live just down the street from this soon-to-open new shop that’s by one of the guys behind Top Pot Doughnuts. I can’t wait until it opens… it is dangerous how close I will be to it!”
When open, you can snatch up these doughnuts at 516 E Pike Street in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Read more about Half and Half here.
“I have been binge-watching Dark, a German sci-fi thriller that feels very in the world of Dr. Who to me. If you watch with English dubbing, rather than just English subtitles with the original German, you might recognize the voice of Doug Tompos, who played Frank-N-Furter in our 5th Avenue Theatre production of Rocky Horror in 2003.”
The guacamole at Poquitos
“I am obsessed with the guacamole at Poquitos. You can’t go wrong with the seasonal flavor… just trust me on this.” You can get your avo fix at 1000 E Pike Street in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Bill is arguably the not-so-secret office sweet tooth at The 5th and is quite an accomplished pastry chef. Every holiday season he bakes a wide variety of cookies and sweets and piles our kitchen table high with treats that… we… just… can’t… seem… to… walk… away… from…!
Grasshopper pie is Bill’s latest baking obsession: “It’s a version of the cocktail popular in the 1950s that is made with crème de menthe and crème de cacao liquers and half and half. Imagine the grasshopper cocktail in pie form!”
Bill perfected this dessert over the summer and has plans to carry it into his fall baking rotation.
Island Center Forest on Vashon Island, WA
“The Center Forest on Vashon Island has a beautiful system of trails that I tend to walk often, sometimes daily. It’s a perfect place to meander through to refresh and reset.”
We’ll see you next month for the next round of Bill’s picks!
Compiled by/as told to Rachel Liuzzi, Public Relations Manager