Nordo’s Estate Sale @ Cafe Nordo

Need a mobile coppertop bar? 💸

📸: Courtesy Cafe Nordo

Saturday, February 11th • 12 pm

A visit to Café Nordo was like a trip through the looking glass. And indeed, over the years there have been a few Alice in Wonderland-themed shows at Nordo’s Pioneer Square venue. Not to mention Spaghetti Westerns, ghost stories, a tribute to German countertenor Klaus Nomi, and any number of murder mysteries. The space itself would transform into a dusty attic full of creepy dolls or an underground warren of delights. The immersive dinner theater experience extended to the foodstuffs and beverages—you might bite into something appears to be candy only to find out it’s chicken. If no theatrical extravaganzas were on offer, there were always wine tastings to attend.

But now the party’s over—temporarily. Café Nordo is on the move, searching for a new space that will better suit the needs of the company’s ever-active imaginations. Nordo’s two venues, the Culinarium and the Knife Room are now closed while they seek out new premises. But you can still get one last taste of the old Café Nordo at a very special estate sale, where “basically everything you have sat on, sipped from, or admired at Nordo” can be yours. Meaning not just the costumes, but also dressing room tables and mirrors. Need a mobile coppertop bar? Glassware and silver? A brass wall sconce? Ice machine? Meat slicer? You’ll find much to peruse from the categories of Theater WorldRestaurant World, and Kitchen World. Feast your eyes and name your price.

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Gillian Gaar

Gillian G. Gaar

Gillian G. Gaar is a Seattle-based journalist and the author of several books, including She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll and Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana. Twitter: @GillianGaar