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Opening soon in North Seattle, the sun-drenched cuisine of Southern Italy and Sicily from Chef Maria Hines. Inspired by Maria's love for the Mediterranean coast and her culinary and cultural travels to Italy, Agrodolce will showcase expertly created handmade pasta and the bright flavors of Southern Italy’s coastal cuisine in a casual and welcoming trattoria. It will be the third restaurant from the James Beard Award-winning chef and similar to its sibling restaurants, Agrodolce will be certified organic by Oregon Tilth and serve the finest organic and sustainable ingredients in the Pacific Northwest.
mariahinesrestaurants.com | facebook.com/agrodolceseattle | @mariahines
Bastille Bash is an annual community event in Seattle's Madison Valley neighborhood with festivities up and down East Madison Street from 27th to 30th Avenue. Bastille Day celebrations include French inspired food from Madison Valley restaurants, wines from Northwest and French wineries, live music, street performers, live chef and gardening demos and kids activities. Bastille Bash is organized by the Madison Valley Merchants Association and a portion of ticket proceeds benefit the Children’s Response Center. madisonvalley.org | facebook.com/BastilleBash | @MadisonValleyWA
Created by Chef Benjamin Kulikowski, a Chicago native, Benito's Chicago Eatery brings the best of Chicago’s classic culinary offerings to Seattle. Chicago-style hot dogs, deep dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches, pastas, and more take center stage, with a commitment to locally sourced ingredients. A family-friendly restaurant, Benito’s serves up Chicago eats inspired by food that Ben grew up on and has lured in a customer base of both Chicago expats and Seattleites. Benito’s Chicago Eatery is located in the Ballard neighborhood on the corner of 15 Avenue NW and NW 62nd Street and offers, dine-in, take out and delivery.
BenitosChicagoEatery.com | facebook.com/BenitosChicagoEatery | @BenitosChicago
Blue Ribbon is an all-inclusive events company based in Seattle, offering gourmet cooking classes, corporate team building activities, top-to-bottom wedding design and execution, world-class catering, event planning and more. With multiple unique venues in Seattle and Tacoma, Blue Ribbon prides itself on offering exceptional and diverse event services for celebrations, weddings and corporate needs. With a history rooted in gourmet cooking, Blue Ribbon’s culinary team produces classic and contemporary dishes using international flavors and quality ingredients.
blueribboncooking.com | facebook.com/blueribboncooking
Since opening its doors in Madison Valley, Cafe Flora has been at the forefront of utilizing local, organic and sustainable produce and herbs and building strong and direct relationships with Washington farms. Its culinary team draws inspiration from international culinary traditions along with the availability of an abundance of locally grown produce to create imaginative and dynamic vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cuisine. The winning combination of eco-friendly philosophy, community based involvement and cutting edge, dynamic vegetarian cuisine has brought tremendous success. Cafe Flora remains Seattle's premier vegetarian restaurant. Located at 2901 E. Madison Street, Seattle, 98112 in Seattle’s Madison Valley neighborhood. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch. cafeflora.com | facebook.com/cafefloraveg | @cafefloraveg
Crush is a dining experience based on quality, passion and relationships. It utilizes a Modern American approach - a personal style that can be defined by the sensibilities, journey and inspirations of Chef Jason Wilson and the work he does with his team. In 2006, Jason was declared one of the Top Ten New Chefs by the prestigious Food & Wine Magazine and in 2010 he was awarded the James Beard Best Chef of the Northwest. His style of cuisine is based on a perspective where quality takes precedence. The highest quality ingredient will naturally dictate the manner in which it is grown, or raised, the respect for season, producer, handling and overwhelming freshness. Arouse your senses at Crush. Located at 2319 E. Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98112.
chefjasonwilson.com | facebook.com/chefjasonwilson | @chefjasonwilson
Golden Beetle is the second restaurant from award-winning chef Maria Hines. Golden Beetle draws on the spices and strong, robust and earthy flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. The menu focuses on small plates filled out with larger entrée plates that encompass elevated “street food” from the cultures of Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Craft cocktails complement the menus’ flavor profiles, which utilize locally organic and seasonal products, similar to Maria’s other restaurant, Tilth. Golden Beetle offers a hip, vivacious atmosphere that invites guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy exquisite food that has been prepared with a sustainable conscience. Located at 1744 Northwest Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107.
golden-beetle.com | facebook.com/goldenbeetlerestaurant | @mariahines
Lavender Jade Catering offers beautiful and elegant Asian cuisine from Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese and Japanese. Specializing in catered events from elegant dinners to business functions, intimate celebrations to large-scale gatherings, Lavender Jade Catering will add spice and variety to any event with unique, delicious and diverse Asian cuisine.
Lloyd Martin takes housemade and fresh daily ingredients to interpret Modern American Cuisine. It injects creativity with exotic game meats and ingredient sourcing that drives the constantly changing and head-turning menu. Favorite dishes receive fresh interpretations and Chef Sam Crannell creates innovative new dishes several times a week that have garnered praise from the city’s best critics. The handsome dining room and approachable bar stocked with high-end brown liquors, everyday and library wines and draught beer is a Queen Anne neighborhood retreat for dinner Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. Social Hour Tuesday through Saturday 5-6 p.m. New dishes entice nightly. Located at 1525 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.
lloydmartinseattle.com | facebook.com/lloydmartinseattle | @lloydmartinsea
Chef Jason Wilson will fire up his custom-made, wood-fired Infierno Grill in December at the opening of Miller’s Guild. The restaurant’s space, within the historic Vance Hotel (Hotel Max), has been stripped to its 1926 bones to reveal not only the history of the building but more importantly the back-to-basics intentions of its James Beard Award-winning chef. Miller’s Guild will feature nose-to-tail butchery, custom cask-finished spirits, a 75-day dry-aged beef program and rustic baked goods. Miller’s Guild will open serving dinner only, but will eventually serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Located at 612 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA 98101.
millersguild.com | facebook.com/millersguild | @millersguild
My Sweet Little Cakes is a colorful Seattle food truck serving sweet and savory pancakes on a stick. They start with fresh, scratch-made batters and fill them with delicious ingredients like red velvet / cherry, blueberry / ricotta, beer / hickory smoked bacon, and accompany each with a complementary dipping sauce. Menu offerings rotate often and gluten free and vegan options are always available. Look for their bright orange trailer and kiosk daily at 1208 Pine Street, during show nights outside the Neptune Theatre in the U District, and at local festivals.
mysweetlilcakes.com | facebook.com/mysweetlilcakes | @mysweetlilcakes
Pho Cyclo Café is a casual, Vietnamese restaurant offering an expansive menu of pho, banh mi, salads, noodle dishes, seasonal specials and more. Led by chef-owner Taylor Hoang, Pho Cyclo Café is often named the best pho in the city from local, notable chefs and tastemakers. Approachably priced and conveniently located with four cafes (Sodo, Downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill, Bellevue), Pho Cyclo has dine in and take out options to experience authentic, housemade Vietnamese cuisine.
phocyclocafe.com | facebook.com/pho-cyclo-cafe | @phocyclocafe
The Pure Barre Technique is a total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs and burns fat in record-breaking time by fusing elements of ballet, Pilates and weights in a 55 minute intense session. Small isometric movements set to fantastic music make Pure Barre the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body. Students see results in just 10 classes. Pure Barre is intelligent exercise. The workout launches a full blown attack on the areas of the body all women struggle with: abs, hips, seat and arms. It defies gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up.
purebarre.com | facebook.com/purebarreseattle | facebook.com/purebarre.bellevue | @purebarrewa
Seattle Restaurant Week features over 100 King County restaurants offering a $28 three-course dinner, some offering a $15 three-course lunch, for two weeks every April and October. From award-winning restaurants to buzz-worthy newcomers and local classics, Seattle Restaurant Week provides an opportunity to dine for a deal in nearly every major Seattle and Eastside neighborhood. It is operated by the Seattle Restaurant Cooperative, a non-profit association united to represent local area restaurants. Board members include: Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Flying Fish, John Howie Restaurants, Spring Hill, Tilth and Tom Douglas Restaurants. Seattletimes.com partners with Seattle Restaurant Cooperative by lending its expertise of the local landscape and over eight years of restaurant promotion experience.
theseattlerestaurantweek.com | facebook.com/seattlerestaurantweek | @seattlerw
Meeru Dhalwala and Oguz Istif opened Shanik Restaurant in December 2012, a Seattle addition to the Vij’s group of Indian restaurants in Vancouver, BC. At Shanik, the culinary definition of India is spontaneous and erasing of all traditional stereotypes. It is creative and daring, yet comforting. Guests will experience well-integrated and unique spice and ingredient combinations created with whole spices roasted and ground in house, seasonal and local ingredients and naturally raised meats. Under the culinary hand of Meeru, new flavor profiles are a trademark for the restaurant, while Oguz creates an inviting, gracious, and service-oriented dining room and lounge. Experience Indian cuisine from a fresh, new perspective at Shanik in Seattle. Located at 500 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.
shanikrestaurant.com | facebook.com/shanikrestaurant | @shanikrest
The Seattle Times is a fourth and fifth generation family owned journalism and community service business. The family's flagship newspaper, The Seattle Times, is the largest daily newspaper in Washington state, the largest Sunday newspaper in the Northwest and the 2nd largest newspaper along the West Coast . The largest local news and information Web site in Seattle is seattletimes.com.
Today, The Seattle Times Print and Online Network reaches more Northwest adults than any other local news media, with print and online products seen by seven out of 10 adults in King and Snohomish counties. Visitors to our Web sites consume on average 50 million page views per month, which includes seattletimes.com as well as our marketplace sites, NWjobs, NWautos, NWhomes and NWsource. seattletimescompany.com.
Tilth features New American cuisine prepared with certified-organic or wild ingredients sourced from as many local farmers as it is able to support. Executive chef and owner, Maria Hines, is a James Beard Award winner for Best Chef of the Northwest, as well as one of Food Wine Magazine’s 10 Best New Chefs of 2005. In 2008, The New York Times deemed Tilth one of the best new restaurants in the country. Tilth received its organic certification from Oregon Tilth, an unaffiliated organization that promotes sustainability. Located at 1411 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103.
tilthrestaurant.com | facebook.com/tilthtestaurant | @mariahines
For 30 years, University District Food Bank has helped prevent hunger in Northeast Seattle neighborhoods. Each week, more than 1,100 different families receive groceries and supplies to prepare nutritionally balanced meals at home as well as toiletries and baby food. In 2012, the Food Bank received nearly 55,000 customer visits and distributed 2.3 million pounds of food in to people living in the 98102, 98103, 98105, 98112, 98115, and 98125 zip codes. The Food Bank strives to provide individuals and families in need with food and access to a network of community resources that helps them achieve self-sufficiency. udistrictfoodbank.org | facebook.com/UDistrictFoodBank | @UDistFoodBank
Year Up Puget Sound is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. Over 15,000 young adults in the Puget Sound region do not have access to livable wage careers or higher education. Year Up students across the nation are proving that these young adults are capable of adding immediate value to local companies, and they look forward to closing the Opportunity Divide in this community.
YearUp.org | facebook.com/YearUpPugetSound | @YearUpPS
Yuan Spa recognizes that optimal wellness comes from embracing the body, mind and spirit, and that health and wellness are reflections of our commitment to creating a balance between expending and restoring our human energy. Yuan Spa has created a luxurious and rejuvenating escape in downtown Bellevue with services including: hydrotherapy, body wraps, massage therapy, skin treatments, as well as holistic healing like cupping, acupuncture, reflexology and Reiki healing.
YuanSpa.com | facebook.com/YuanSpa1 | @YuanSpa