My wife, Most Beautiful One, and I loved going to Pegasus
Coffee Shop when it was owned by Hazel and Genevieve. We also enjoyed it when
Jocelyn and Jeff ran it. Now, to our great satisfaction, I’m happy to report that
executive chef and owner Kell Killian has created the kind of place where “everybody
knows your name.”
Pegasus, the flying horse of the muses, is a symbol of high-flying imagination—an apt name for a place to have coffee or lunch while listening to live music. (Musicians play live in the afternoon and evening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and during some weekday afternoons.) We recently saw our longtime Edmunds-based friend, Steven Cristol, play guitar and sing many familiar and some not so familiar tunes. Pegasus also features an Artist of the Month. Thought-provoking artist Travis Brassfield is creating a new piece every Friday at Pegasus in November.
I should also probably mention they bake their own delicious pastries. And Kell’s recipe for a plate-sized pancake is worthy of a song!
Speaking of songs, our band, Good Karma Blues, played at the
coffeehouse during the First Friday Art Walk a few weeks ago. While the space
was a little squished for the four of us (no room for our drummer), the PA
system was easy to use, and the venue accommodated a surprising number of our
friends and Pegasus diners.
Buddhist author and philosopher Daisaku Ikeda stated, “Music
speaks directly to the heart. This response, this echo within the heart, is
proof that human hearts can transcend the barriers of time and space and
nationality. Exchanges in the field of culture can play an important role in
enabling people to overcome mistrust and prejudice and build peace.”
It was fascinating to watch people who had never met quickly form a bond through their shared experience of listening, and in some cases dancing, to our music. Like Bainbridge Currents, Pegasus is doing a good job of connecting culture and arts with the community.
Discover what’s happening at: pegasusbainbridge.com/events/
ABOUT MIKE LISAGOR – Mike Lisagor plays harmonica and sings in Good Karma Blues. He has written hundreds of magazine articles and blogs on a variety of business and Buddhist related topics. He is the author of “Romancing the Buddha,” which he adapted into a successful one-man show that he performed at Bainbridge Performing Arts and in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. His nature photographs have appeared in the Boston Globe, Bainbridge Island Magazine, Living Buddhism as well as in several local galleries. His latest graphic art project, “Reimagined Nature”, is in the lobby of New Motion Physical Therapy.