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  • Local Restaurants Offer Family-Friendly Halloween Events 10.09.18

     

    With fall in full-swing and Halloween right around the corner, local restaurants are offering fun seasonal events for the whole family!

     

    Ray’s Café

    Ray’s Café in Ballard is hosting its fifth annual Pumpkin Carving Party on Saturday, October 20. This event is all-ages and will take place rain or shine on Ray’s covered deck with heaters to make sure everyone stays warm and dry.

     

    Each carver will receive child-safe carving tools, a pumpkin, LED candles and delicious hot apple cider. In the spirit of Halloween, guests will enjoy the spooky decor as they create their own Jack-O-Lantern and costumes are encouraged!

     

    Tickets are $17 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Food and drinks will be available for purchase including Ray’s seasonal house made pumpkin spice bourbon (for adults).

     

    Reservations are required and includes the following three time-slots: 11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. To confirm your spot, contact Ray’s at 206-782-0094 or email Darla at dmarchi@rays.com.

     

    More details online at rays.com/pumpkincarving.

     

    Ray’s Café can be found at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, in Seattle or by phone at 206-782-0094.

     

    Maxwella Café & Bar

    This Halloween, Maxwella Café and Bar is inviting kids and families to come enjoy the season with free weekend activities. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Maxwella will be turning its center space into the Children’s Activity Room! This space will be used for creating crafts and painting.

     

    This Halloween season, Maxwella is offering two weekends of ghoulish fun with one of the weekends serving as an opportunity to help other kids in need!

     

    Oct. 20-21: Halloween Handprint Painting – Using a hand dipped in paint, kids will create and paint traditional Halloween images such as witches, ghosts and skeletons!

     

    Oct. 27-28: Halloween Tote Bag Decorating – Kids will paint and color Halloween themed inspirations on their very own personal tote bag, which can be used for collecting candy on Halloween! What’s even more special about this activity is that kids will have the opportunity to spread Halloween cheer by decorating and filling tote bags for local kids in need. The decorated goodie bags will be directly donated to Camp Kindness Counts, a local organization that runs summer camps and year-long activities to teach kids about being kind through their actions.

     

    Weekend crafting is free (with the purchase of a kid’s meal) and offers the opportunity for parents to enjoy a delicious brunch and great local coffee. To view the full brunch menu visit maxwellacafebar.com/brunch. No reservations needed.

     

    Maxwella Café and Bar can be found at 2720 152nd Avenue NE, in Redmond or by phone at 425-658-7185.

     

    More information on Camp Kindness Counts can be found at campkindnesscounts.org.

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  • Late Summer Wine Deals at Local Restaurants! 08.28.18

     

    Fall is just around the corner and local Seattle restaurants are embracing the last days of summer by celebrating with wine! Read on to learn more about late-summer al fresco wine specials and new ongoing wine events beginning September 1.

     

    Agrodolce

    The Seattle Times points the way to James Beard award-winning chef Maria Hines’ bit of Sicily at  Agrodolce, a vibrant Fremont treasure where exceptional Southern Italian favorites pair with delicious wines. The expertly created hand-made pasta is not to be missed!

     

    To celebrate the end of summer, Agrodolce is now offering  $2 glasses of rose wine in the bar and on the sidewalk patio from 5-6:30 p.m. seven days a week (with the purchase of food). Peruse the rest of their wine list to pair with the restaurant’s organic, sustainable fare.

     

    Agrodolce is open daily for dinner with happy hour every day from 5-6:30 p.m., as well as weekend brunch 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Find Agrodolce in Fremont at  709 N 35th St., Seattle, online at  mariahinesrestaurants.com  or call 206-547-9747.

     

    RN74

    RN74 features global interpretations of American and French cuisine with a wine list that highlights boutique wines from Washington and Oregon (in addition to its premium selections from Burgundy). Beginning September 1, RN74 is giving diners a better opportunity to sample all that its extensive, award-winning wine list has to offer through weekly and monthly wine events.

     

    At the start of every work week RN74 will host Big Bottle Mondays. The RN74 team will select a magnum or larger bottle from the RN74 cellar to share with guests! Tour the globe and sample everything from a delicious sparkling, white, rosé, or red, never more $20 a glass. These are true treasures you can taste for a fraction of the price of the full bottle!

     

    Every Tuesday brings Flight Night Tuesdays at RN74. The sommelier team will curate a flight of three wines from the extensive cellar and test diners’ knowledge in blind tasting format. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy and taste the wines while exploring the nuance of variety and place. Diners who guess all three wines correctly will be entered into a quarterly drawing to win dinner for two with wine pairings at RN74 – not a bad prize for drinking some of the best wines offered in the city!

     

    Winemaker Wednesday, held the first Wednesday of each month in the lounge from 5-6:30 p.m., offers guests the chance to meet and taste with winemakers from around the world! The featured winemaker will pour selections and chat with guests about the industry. RN74 will also feature wines by the glass from the guest winemaker all month long! Wednesday tastings are $10 and includes three to four wines poured by the guest winemaker.

     

    Winemaker Schedule:
    September 5 – Chris Peterson of Avennia avennia.com
    October 3 – Morgan Lee of Two Vintners twovintners.com
    November 7 – Greg Harrington of Gramercy Cellars gramercycellars.com

     

    RN74  is located downtown at 1433 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101. For more info, visit their website at www.michaelmina.net/RN74, or call 206.456.7474.

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  • Hand-Pick Fresh Washington Blueberries at Your Local Blueberry Farms! 07.24.18

     

    Washington fresh blueberries are now in season! Take a trip to your local U-Pick blueberry farm for some affordable outdoor summer fun! Blueberry picking can make a for a great date or family outing in the gorgeous Northwest summer!

     

    After hand-picking your blueberries, add your harvest to homemade lemonade, smoothies, oatmeal or baked goods such as muffins, scones, pancakes and more! Add juicy flavorful blueberries to fresh summer salads, cocktails or even on top of ice cream!

     

    Blueberries can also be used to create homemade beauty products like soaps, sugar scrubs and facemasks. Plus, farms offer more than just picking! Many farms carry a variety of homemade blueberry products including syrups, jams, and even blueberry juice! Check out the list below to find a U-Pick farm nearest you.

     

    For recipes, ideas, and inspiration visit pinterest.com/wablueberries or visit wablueberries.com

     

    King County

     

    • Blue Dot Farm
    • Bob’s Blueberry Patch
    • Bybee Blueberry Farms
    • Canter-Berry Farms
    • The Country Store & Gardens
    • Henna Blueberry Farm
    • Larsen Lake U-Pick
    • Mercer Slough & Kinley Farms
    • Remlinger Farms
    • Rusty Plow Farm

     

    Clark County

     

    • Bosch’s Blueberry Hills
    • Bountiful Acres
    • Conway Family Farm
    • Kanooth’s Berry Farm
    • Kaye’s Blueberries
    • Libby Farms
    • Majestic Farms Blueberries
    • Meadowglenn Farms
    • Valley View Blueberries
    • Van Tol Blueberries

     

    Lewis, Pierce and Thurston County

     

    • Aldrich Berry Farm
    • Black River Blues
    • Bluefarm Blueberries
    • Blue Horizons Blueberries
    • Gile Berry Farm
    • Pan-American Berry Growers, LLC
    • Scholz Farm

     

    Skagit and Snohomish County

     

    • Aarstad’s Blueberry Farm
    • Blueberry Acres
    • Blue Heron Farm
    • Bow Hill Blueberries, LLC
    • Carpenter Creek Farm
    • Donnellys Riverbank Blueberries
    • Hazel Blue Acres
    • Hunter’s Moon Farm
    • Lenning Farms
    • Mountainview Blueberry Farm
    • Sakuma Bros. Farms & Market
    • Whitehorse Meadows Farm

     

    Whatcom County

     

    • Barbie’s Berries
    • Bjornstad Farms
    • Cleaarian Berry Farm
    • Hopewell Farm LLC
    • Koskela Blueberry Farm

     

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  • Celebrate Bastille Day at RN74! 07.06.18

     

    Celebrate Bastille Day with RN74 at their South of France Monte Carlo Casino Night on Saturday, July 14 12-5pm! This sleek and sophisticated restaurant, designed to look and feel like a bustling urban train station, will put you in a European frame of mind. Sip Ciroc cocktails and French wine all the while trying your luck at craps tables, blackjack and roulette.  Graze on $2 oysters and small French bites, prepared by Executive Chef Thomas Griese, ranging in price from $5-$15.

     

    Participate in the 50/50 raffle with chances to win experiences all over the city and a grand prize personal chef experience! Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle benefit Farestart.

     

    RN74 is the creation of award-winning chef Michael Mina. RN74 uses a combination of American and French cuisines to highlight seasonal, local, Northwest ingredients, like Puget Sound seafood! Spend the evening with RN74 to enjoy their extensive wine list and indulge in signature dishes like smoked bone marrow, foie gras torchon, dryaged duck breast with rainier cherries, and hand-cut beignets for dessert.

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  • Blueberry Lovers Rejoice! Washington’s Blueberry Season is here! 06.25.18

      

    Washington State is leading the nation in blueberry production! In 2016 Washington’s blueberry crops yielded 120 million pounds and the large majority were certified organic. Currently, 75% of blueberries produced in Washington are organic. Blueberry plants in Washington State are some of the world’s highest-yielding; resulting in 20,000 to 25,000 pounds per acre at maturity, including organic farms. 

     


    Blueberries have earned the label “superfood” as they are an excellent source of anti-oxidants, vitamin C, and fiber. Research is being done on the heart-healthy qualities of blueberries like their cholesterol processing abilities. These healthy morsels are also versatile and can be added to many baked goods like muffins, pancakes, and pies. They also can be used fresh in smoothies, yogurt parfaits, salads, or even on top of oatmeal. Best of all you can freeze any fresh blueberries that won’t be eaten right away, and they make a delicious, cool treat on a hot summer day. 

     

    In Eastern Washington, harvesting is underway now. Harvesting west of the Cascades will start the second week of July and continue into October. All fresh blueberries are handpicked.

     

     

    With Washington’s lengthy growing season, this summer is the perfect time to incorporate blueberries into your daily diet. And eating locally grown produce is easy! Look for containers identifying blueberries as Washington-grown or check the hang tags in the produce section at your grocery store 

     

    Supporting local farms ensures the freshest flavor and quality by cutting down on transit time from farm to market. With the consumer demand for blueberries increasing, it is important to support small local farms.  

     

    Washington Blueberries is also proud to partner with Cupcake Royale this season on its Washington Blueberry Lemonade Cupcake with fresh blueberries from local growers. The cupcake can be purchased at all Cupcake Royale locations in Seattle.  

     

    Photo courtesy of Cupcake Royale

     
    To learn more visit wablueberries.com. For recipes and inspiration visit pinterest.com/wablueberries and pick some blueberries up today! 

     

     

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  • Patio Season Has Arrived in Seattle! 06.21.18


     
    Summer is here and patio season is in full swing! Get some vitamin d while enjoying gorgeous Northwest views, ice cold rosé on tap, craft breweries with al fresco seating, and more. Drop by to soak in the sun or make reservations for your summer dining today!  

     

    Mama’s Cantina 

    Seattle’s oldest and most beloved Mexican restaurant,  Mama’s Cantina  welcomes diners and drinkers alike to kick back and unwind on their 2nd Ave patio in Belltown. Indulge in old school Mexican favorites such as House-Made Chips and Guacamole, Al Pastor Tacos, Mama’s Burrito, house salsas and more. 

     

    Sip on frozen margaritas,tequilas and mezcals, west coast micro brews, and local Ciders, plus rock nroll inspired cocktails! 

     

    Mama’s Cantina offers happy hour twice daily 4 p.m.6- p.m. and again 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Open daily 11 a.m.-late. Mama’s Cantina is located at 2234 2nd Ave in Belltown. For more info and to reserve visit mamascantina.com or call 206.728.6262.  

     

    Tilth  

    Tilth offers a beautiful patio right in the heart of Wallingford! Chef and owner Maria Hines alongside executive chef Joel Panlilio sources as many ingredients as possible from local farms to create delicious, organic fare with the freshest ingredients available for nightly dinner, as well as weekend brunch. 

     

    Refresh your palette with their Summer Squash Salad or the Housemade Frascatelli. Check out their extensive wine list for ice cold rosé and chilled sauvignon blanc and sip a glass in the sun. 

     

    Tilth serves dinner nightly starting at 5 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tilth is located on 1411 N 45th St in Wallingford. For more info and to reserve visit mariahinesrestaurants.com or call 206.633.0801.   

     

    Agrodolce 

    Agrodolce, a certified organic gem from James Beard Award winning Chef Maria Hines alongside executive Chef Mark Licastro, focuses on the cuisine of Southern Italy and Sicily. Enjoy handmade pasta on the patio of this Fremont restaurant, located just off of Fremont Ave N.    

     

    Sip Mediterranean-inspired signature cocktails like the Venetian Spritz, prosecco and local draft beers on their urban patio. Peruse the happy hour menu for lighter options such as Bruschetta with Sheep Cheese and their Mini Lamb Burger. 

     

    Agrodolce is open daily for dinner with happy hour every day from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., as well as weekend brunch. Agrodolce is located on 709 N 35th St in Fremont. For more info and to reserve visit mariahinesrestaurants.com or call 206.547.9707.  

     

    Ray’s Boathouse 

    What started out as a coffee house in 1945 is now one of Seattle’s most beloved iconic restaurants. Ray’s Boathouse works to highlight local seafood and seasonal flavors in the midst of the city’s greatest views. This summer, drink in all the Puget Sound has to offer from Ray’s deck.   

     

    Dine on House Smoked Sablefish, Applewood Grilled Wild King Salmon, Alaskan King Crab Legs and other fresh seafood favorites. With the help of their wine director, pair these dishes with the perfect chilled chardonnay or pinot grigio, or opt for a signature summer cocktail.      

     

    Stop by Ray’s Boathouse for dinner, served every night starting at 5 p.m. Ray’s Boathouse is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard. For more info and to reserve visit rays.com or call 206.789.3770.   

     

    Ray’s Café 

    Located above the Boathouse, Ray’s Café offers a more casual dining experience than its older sister. The seasonal waterfront deck is the perfect place to enjoy their selection of Ballard microbrews on tap. Stop by this summer for a memorable lunch or dinner with killer views!  

     

    Ray’s Café serves up Alaskan King Crab Legs as well as more casual fare like True Cod Fish & Chips, Pan Seared Sea Scallop Fettuccini, and a Blackened Salmon Sandwich.    

     

    Ray’s Café is open for lunch and dinner every day from 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Ray’s Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard. For more info and to reserve visit rays.com or call 206.782.0094.   

     

    Belltown Brewing

    Belltown Brewing offers 33 beers on tap, including some of their own in-house brews, in a cozy, yet sleek setting. Compliment their delicious in-house beer with Burgers, Salads, or Pizzas fresh from the pizza oven and sip seasonal beers this summer on the large outdoor patio at 2nd and Bell Street!  

     

    Try the Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza or the Tri Tip Sliders any night of the week. On Saturday and Sunday pop in for the brunch menu, featuring Spiked Cold Brew and Bottomless Mimosas as well as savory eats like the Pretzel Sandwich or Croque Madame.   

     

    Belltown Brewing offers happy hour every day from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and again from 9 p.m.-close. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell Street in Belltown. For more info and to reserve visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206.485.7233.  

     

    Schooner Brewing

    Schooner Brewing is the perfect place for large groups to gather. Make use of their outdoor seating on warm summer days and enjoy their 16 rotating taps of handcrafted delicious Schooner beers including the beloved Hopvine IPA or their new Summer Ale. 

     

    New at the brewery, guests can enjoy a selection of refreshing spiked seltzers brewed in-house at Schooner in partnership with San Juan Seltzer. Choose from a variety of flavors inspired by the Pacific Northwest including: Huckleberry, Fuji Apple, Raspberry-Cran and Pure. The spiked seltzers are super light, refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day on Schooner’s shaded patio. 

     

    Schooner’s menu offers a wide variety of dishes from Cuban Sliders, to Beer Braised Mussels, and even Street Tacos or Mac N’ Cheese. For a quick bite, check out the deli menu for made-to-order hot and cold sandwiches open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

     

    Schooner Brewing opens at 3 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends. Schooner Brewing is located at 3901 1st Ave S in SODO. For more info and to reserve visit schoonerbrewingseattle.com or call 206.432.9734. 

     

    Local 360 Café & Bar

    Local 360 utilizes the best of the Northwest in their cooking with the majority of their ingredients coming from within 360 miles of Seattle. Sip local draft beers and spirits on their 1st Avenue deck this summer, just blocks from Pike Place Market! 

     

    Their menu offers large and small plates perfect for dining al fresco such as Oysters on the half shell, House-Cured Salmon, Asparagus Tartine with local goat cheese, and House-Grind Burgers. Peruse the drink menu for an extensive list of Washington spirits and regional wines.   

     

    Local 360 is open weekdays 11 a.m.-late and weekends 9 a.m.-late. Happy hour is served daily 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Local 360 is located at 2234 1st Ave in Belltown. For more info and to reserve visit local360.org or call 206.441.9360.   

     

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  • Celebrate Father’s Day at Seattle Restaurants! 06.07.18

     

    Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17 and getting dad a gift can be a challenge, but all dads have to eat! Make Father’s Day special with delicious organic brunches, burgers and beers, fresh local seafood with gorgeous Northwest views and more. Make your reservations at these local restaurants today!

     

    Tilth

    Celebrate dad with brunch at Tilth! James Beard Award-winning executive chef and owner, Maria Hines, along with chef Joel Panlilio, have a special brunch menu item in store for Father’s Day running from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tilth is featuring Oregon Lamb Hash with rainbow carrots, green garlic chimichurri and a slow cooked egg.

     

    This special brunch item will be $20 and served alongside the regular brunch menu. Brunch is served 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Reservations can be made at 206.633.0801 or

    mariahinesrestaurants.com/tilth. Tilth is located at 1211 N 45th St in Wallingford.

     

    Agrodolce

    The casual and cozy Southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, will offer a Father’s Day brunch item just for dad! Executive chef, Maria Hines, alongside chef Thomas Iitrenta have created a beautiful 10oz 45-day dry aged Painted Hills Ribeye, with Agrodolce onions, two eggs and roasted potatoes.

     

    For something sweet there is Mamma Anna’s Pavlova made with Tonnemaker Family Orchard rhubarb, strawberries, and blueberry dust.

     

    Steak dish is $35, and Pavlova is $8. Special menu items will be served alongside the regular brunch menu. Brunch is served 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at 206.547.9707 or at mariahinesrestaurants.com/agrodolce. Agrodolce is located at 709 N 35th St in Fremont.

     

    Schooner Brewing

    Relax with dad this Father’s Day and feast on delicious burgers and beer at Schooner Brewing! On Sunday, June 17 treat dad to a Schooner Burger made with a seasoned beef patty, aged cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion with garlic aioli on a toasted Macrina Bakery bun. Served with crispy fries and a pint of beer, all for just $15!

     

    Father’s Day special will run 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Children must be present. To reserve call 206.432.9734 or visit schoonerbrewingseattle.com. Schooner Brewing is located at 3901 1st Avenue South in SODO.

     

    Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Make Father’s Day memorable with fresh, local seafood while you soak in the sun on the Seattle waterfront at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe. Ray’s offers gorgeous views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains as you indulge in perfectly grilled steak, fresh crab legs and local craft beer.

     

    Ray’s Café is open 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Ray’s Boathouse is open 5-9 p.m. on Sundays. To reserve call 206.782.0094 or visit rays.com. Ray’s is located at 6049 Seaview Avenue NW in Ballard.

     

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  • Washington Fresh Asparagus Now Available at Stores & Local Restaurants! 04.23.18

     

    The local Washington asparagus season has begun!

     

    Nearly 100 asparagus farmers in Eastern Washington have begun their harvest, packing the first of fresh Washington State asparagus. Last year, 21 million pounds of Washington asparagus were harvested, making Washington State the largest grower of asparagus in the United States!

     

    During April, May and June asparagus takes over the culinary spotlight throughout the Northwest! Shoppers have access to asparagus all year long due to international imports, but with much fewer road miles and transit time from farm to market, the local product offers fresher flavor and better quality than imported asparagus. Plus you are supporting our local farmers, so make sure your asparagus is labeled Washington and if not, ask your produce department.

     

     

    Did you know? Asparagus is labor intensive, accounting for 60 percent of the cost of asparagus. An asparagus farmer must harvest his or her fields of asparagus every day of the season. Because the fragile spears rise from the earth in different places daily and are relatively fragile, each one must be individually hand-cut from the ground.

     

    Washington State’s asparagus industry also offers the USDA Grade “Washington Extra Fancy” asparagus, which is a superior product that offers the best possible quality of asparagus. Another favorite in the Washington asparagus industry is Jumbo Asparagus. Jumbo asparagus doesn’t differ in flavor but has thicker stalks and a heartier texture, excellent for grilling! Shoppers are encouraged to #stalkup on Extra Fancy and Jumbo asparagus at Metropolitan Markets throughout Western Washington! And if you’re near Spokane pick up your asparagus at My Fresh Basket.

     

     

    In addition to Washington asparagus hitting grocery stores, dozens of Seattle and Eastside restaurants have fresh Washington asparagus on their menus with unique and delicious dishes such as Asparagus Caesar at Cantina Leña, Chicken Piccata with Grilled Washington Asparagus at Agrodolce, Washington Asparagus with Lemon Brown Butter at Lark, Braised Oregon Rabbit with Washington Asparagus and Green Garlic Cavatelli at RN74 and more.

     

    Local Restaurants with Fresh Washington Asparagus dishes include:

    Agrodolce

    Bastille

    Belltown Brewing

    Brave Horse Tavern

    Brimmer & Heeltap

    Café Juanita

    Cantina Lena

    Cuoco

    Dahlia Lounge

    Joule

    Lark

    Local 360 Café & Bar

    Loulay

    Luc

    Poquitos

    Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Rhein Haus (Seattle & Tacoma)

    RN74

    Stoneburner

    The Carlile Room

    Tilth 

    Wandering Goose

     

    Additionally, check out Washington asparagus featured in Alaska Beyond Magazine, Seattle Kitchen Radio Show and 425 Magazine this past month!

     

     

    Asparagus packs great health benefits. It is a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C and is among the best vegetable sources for folate (a prenatal staple to help prevent birth defects) and glutathione (an anti-carcinogen and antioxidant). It contains no fat, no cholesterol and is very high in fiber. For home cooks, asparagus offers versatility: steamed, simmered, roasted, grilled, sautéed or wok-fried. For recipes, cooking tips and nutrition information go to waasparagus.com/recipes.

     

    Lastly, to enjoy all of the delicious and healthful benefits of asparagus head to the Tri-Cities May 12 for the Asparagus Fest & Brews in Pasco! Learn about asparagus while having some fun with live music, brews and sampling a variety of asparagus concoctions (asparagus ice cream, anyone?!). Enjoy music from Knutzen Brothers and Badlandz, sip brews at the Watering Hole, sample a variety of Asparagus delicacies–deep fried, grilled, and pickled. Meet the farmer on a hayride tour of an operational asparagus farm to learn where your food comes from, and walk away with some fresh asparagus! Plus play around on Middleton’s jumping pillow, human foosball and other great games, and asparagus eating contests. Asparagus themed dinner will be available for purchase from local restaurants.

     

    The 2018 Asparagus Fest & Brews will be held May 12th at Middleton Six Sons Farms from 5-10pm for only $10 admission. We’ll see you there!!

     

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  • Treat Mom this Mother’s Day at Local Restaurants! 04.19.18

     

    Don’t let mom do the cooking this Mother’s Day! Treat her right with stunning waterfront views, special menus, cocktails, and more at local restaurants. Give mom the opportunity to relax and indulge in delicious organic brunches, fun dim sum menus, elegant buffets, and mimosa toasts – all dedicated to your favorite woman. Make your reservations today at the below restaurants and read on for full details!

     

    Dim Sum for Mum at Baron’s Bellevue

    Indulge in something far from your average Sunday brunch with Baron’s Bellevue! Opt for meticulously made Dim Sum and Dumplings, Noodle and Rice Dishes, Black Pepper Wagyu Sirloin, Succulent Duck and much more! The luxurious ambiance and a la carte offerings provide a full-service, leisurely meal deserving of moms anywhere. Dynasty-inspired Chinese favorites are gorgeously presented. Choose from delicious dim sum such as Shrimp Dumplings, Mushroom Buns, Dumpling Trios, Scallop Shao Mai, Lotus Leaf Sticky Rice with duck egg, Pan Fried Beijing Dumplings and much more for just $8-12 each. A full lineup of Chinese favorites with many under $20 each, Baron’s has something for everyone’s appetite.

     

    Service runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 and reservations are highly recommended. Book online at baronsbellevue.com or by calling (425) 625-2165. Baron’s Bellevue is located at 500 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 210 in Bellevue.

     

    All-Inclusive Vietnamese Brunch Buffet at District One Saigon

    Treat mom to a special Vietnamese Brunch Buffet at District One Saigon! Enjoy delicious menu options such as Pho, Grilled Pork with Vermicelli Noodles, Tamarind Shrimp, and Rice Rolls with Pork and Mushrooms. More traditional fare will also be available such as classic Eggs and Bacon, Fresh Fruit and Waffles with Coconut Cream. The all-inclusive buffet includes food, soft drinks, hot tea, and one cocktail.

     

    Brunch will be served 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 and reservations are required. The buffet price is $35 per person and $15 for kids 12 and under. Book online at districtonesaigon.com or by calling (425) 202-7150. District One Saigon is located at 2720 152nd Ave #150 in Redmond.

     

    Classic Brunch Fare with Fresh Baked Pastries at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Enjoy locally-sourced brunch this Mother’s Day weekend at Local 360 Café & Bar. Feast on traditional favorites such as Biscuits and Gravy with southern fried chicken, Seasonal Fruit Waffles, Fresh Veggie Scramble and Honey Ham Eggs Benedict. Opt for local seafood specials such as Taylor Shellfish Black Mussels with bacon, apple and shallots or savory Shrimp and Grits with peppers, tomatoes and farm fresh eggs. Diners can also indulge in an assortment of house-made pastries and treats such as Cakes, Cookies, Meringues and Quiche available on Mother’s Day only.

     

    Pastries will be served all day and priced a la carte until sold out. Brunch is served 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary based on items. Reservations can be made at local360.org or by calling (206) 650-2577. Local 360 Café & Bar is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

     

    Family-Friendly French-style Brunch at RN74

    RN74 is opening their doors on Sunday, May 13 for a very special Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

     

    Chef Thomas Griese has created a gorgeous French-influenced buffet featuring a selection of fresh salads, hors d’oeuvres and main dishes. Guests can look forward to live stations with made-to-order French Omelets with choice of accompaniment and sweet or savory Crepes. Families can also indulge in their lavish rotisserie showcasing Roasted Leg of Lamb and Roast Chicken. Top it all off with Bottomless Bubbles, an RN74 Bloody or Caribbean Cold Brew with Ron Zapca rum, vanilla and ancho reyes whip cream.

     

    Brunch is $55 for adults and $25 for children 5-12. Price excludes tax, gratuity and beverages. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling (206) 456-7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Celebrate Mother’s Day on the Water at Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Join Ray’s Boathouse & Café for a stunning Mother’s Day meal on Sunday, May 13. The upstairs Café will be serving a Mother’s Day buffet featuring a variety of fresh salads, appetizers, sweet and savory breakfast fare and decadent desserts. They’ll also be offering their signature Carving Station with House Smoked Salmon and a Raw Bar with Oysters on the half-shell from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

     

    In the Boathouse guests will feast on a special holiday menu from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Then beginning at 3 p.m. the Boathouse will be serving its entire dinner menu with dishes like Pan Seared Sea Scallops, Wild Northwest Salmon, Crab Legs and more until 9 p.m.

     

    The Café’s buffet is $65 for adults and $32.50 for children 5-11 and includes unlimited soft drinks like coffee, tea, juice and soda (excludes alcohol, espresso drinks, tax and gratuity). Reservations are strongly recommended for both venues. To reserve visit rays.com or call (206) 789-3770. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW.

     

    Three-Courses of Organic Farm Goodness at Tilth

    Tilth is beloved for its New American cuisine prepared with certified organic or wild ingredients, sourced from many local farmers, foragers and producers. James Beard Award-winning executive chef and owner, Maria Hines, along with Chef Joel Panlilio, have a three-course prix fixe menu (only) in store for Mother’s Day running from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

     

    Brunch is $30 per person. Children will be charged only for the item(s) they select from this special menu. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St, (206) 633-0801. Reservations recommended via OpenTable.

     

    Feast on Cafe Flora’s Signature Mother’s Day Brunch

    Vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers alike can flock to Cafe Flora for its beloved Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 13 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. The spring-focused, three-course menu starts off with an array of Fresh Baked Pastries including Petite Croissants and Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Scones all served with grapefruit curd and lemon thyme compound butter, and a Tropical Fruit Plate. Next guests will have the option to choose between a Northwest Lox Benedict with poached eggs, smoked carrot “lox” and avocado hollandaise, Spring Chile Rellenos or Strawberry Rhubarb Stuffed French Toast. For dessert choose between a Rhubarb Upside Down Cake or a rich Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart. A dedicated kids menu is available with starter, entrée and dessert.

     

    Brunch is $45 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Price excludes tax, gratuity and beverages. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling (206) 325-9100. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison Street, Seattle. Visit cafeflora.com for more details.

     

    Mother’s Day Brunch Italian style at Agrodolce in Fremont

    The casual and cozy Southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, will offer a three-course Mother’s Day menu that offers favorite brunch classics with an Italian twist. Executive Chef, Maria Hines, alongside Chef Thomas Iitrenta have created a beautiful menu with highlights such as Spring Hash, Polenta Cake Benedict, and Focaccia French Toast Bites.

     

    Brunch is $30 per person. Seatings are available from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Agrodolce is located at 709 N 35th St, Seattle; (206)-547-9707. Reservations recommended via OpenTable.

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  • Cupid’s Arrow Hits Seattle and Eastside Restaurants this Valentine’s Day 01.27.18


     

    Local restaurants are making plans to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with decadent multi-course menus, elegant specials and dazzling week-long events! Swoon-worthy menus specialize in the indulgent with wine pairings, French feasts, avant-garde tasting menus and more. Don’t delay in making your reservations!

     

    Avant-Garde Indulgence at Eden Hill

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetie on your own schedule with Eden Hill’s special Valentine’s Day menu, available February 7-14. Pamper your partner with five-courses of Chef Maximillian Petty’s innovative Avant-Garde cuisine crafted exclusively for a romantic evening. The enticing menu includes Tortellini of Chestnut Pecorino with almond, lavender, and white pepper flower; Roasted Duck Rossini with seared foie gras, pickled foie gras, black truffle, smoked honey and wild spinach; and for dessert Whiskey Caramel Snack Pack with dark chocolate pudding “Snack Pack,” whiskey ice cream and 24k gold.

     

    Valentine’s menu will be offered alongside regular dinner options February 7-13 with seatings from 4 – 10:30 p.m. Valentine’s menu will be the only tasting menu on February 14. Dinner is $115 per person (plus service and tax) with the option to add a $150 additional wine pairing or $75 wine pairing.

     

    View the full menu online and reserve Valentine’s Day tickets at edenhillrestaurant.com or call 206.708.6836. Eden Hill is located at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle.

     

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Water at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe

    Join Ray’s Boathouse & Café on the most romantic night of the year. Guests can enjoy dazzling waterfront views over an enchanting candlelight dinner from February 14-18.

     

    The Boathouse entices with a beautiful three-course menu, with choice of starter, entrée and dessert for $60, as well as their regular a la carte menu from 5 – 9 p.m. Three-course menu options include: Fried Pacific Oyster starter, Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut entrée with poached prawns, and Applewood Grilled Filet Mignon & Pan Seared Sea Scallops entrée with garlic whipped potatoes and Perigeuex sauce. Full menu details can be viewed online.

     

    The Café will offer guests a range of decadent date-night specials, along with their regular menu from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

     

    Reservations are strongly recommended for both venues. To reserve visit rays.com or call 206.789.3770. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    A Menu for Two Hearts at The Herbfarm 

    Join The Herbfarm for a tantalizing aphrodisiac multi-course dinner with wine pairings hand-selected from their 25,000-bottle cellar. The dining room will feature an abundance of roses, candles, champagne and romantic music to set the mood.

     

    Dinner ranges from $225-$285 per person depending on the date, and will be served from February14-17 at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information on available dates and times, and to reserve visit theherbfarm.com or call 425.485.5300. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 NE 145th St. in Woodinville.

     

    Sophisticated French Fare at RN74

    Celebrate the day of l’amour with an exquisite five-course dinner from RN74. RN74’s sophisticated menu of delicious French-fare will delight couples this Valentine’s Day with irresistible dishes including Oysters & Caviar with eucalyptus crème fraiche; Maine Lobster Thermadore with cognac cream, champignon de paris and tarragon; Char-Grilled & Butter- Basted Chateaubriand for Two with crispy Brussels Sprouts, pommes gratinée and sauce choron. Guests can also add a little extra romance to their dinner, with a Bubbles or Grande wine pairing.

     

    Dinner is $250 per couple or ($125 per person) with the option of a bubbles pairing for $65 or grande wine pairing for $85. Odd numbered parties can also be accommodated. The full menu can be viewed online and will be served only on Wednesday, February 14 from 5 – 9:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Valentine’s Day Group Dining at Baron’s Xi’an Kitchen & Bar

    Baron’s Xi’an Kitchen & Bar offers delicious and decadent dining for couples, but it also offers a menu meant for sharing with single friends or family on Valentine’s Day. While the area’s two-top tables will be hard to come by on February 14, Baron’s embraces its Chinese culture of shared dishes and larger tables ideal for a girl’s night out, inviting other couples for a big date night, or enjoying the company of other single friends or family for an evening full of mouth-watering, contemporary Chinese cuisine.

     

    The seductive menu highlights chef touches and indulgent ingredients in dishes including Passion Fruit Prawns with passion fruit aioli, rose bread web and edible flowers; Black Pepper Wagyu Beef; and Baron’s signature Peking Duck roasted in the restaurant’s custom duck ovens and served with traditional condiments and Mu Shu pancakes. Bring the bubbles to the plate with guest-favorite Champagne Sea Bass, or indulge in the decadent Royal Pan-Fried Seafood Noodles filled with luxurious lobster, shrimp, scallops, and fresh egg noodles.

     

    Guests are invited to indulge on the beverage side with the Empress Royale, a beautiful lavender colored vesper; and a gorgeous rose-colored Strawberry Basil Martini. Baron’s also offers an in-house sommelier and compelling wine list that pairs perfectly with the unique flavors of Baron’s dishes.

     

    Reservations are recommended. For more information and to reserve visit baronsbellevue.com or call 425.625.2165. Baron’s Xi’an Kitchen & Bar is located at 500 Bellevue Way, Suite 210 in Bellevue’s new Lincoln Square South.

     

    Valentine’s Day Dinner at Belltown Brewing

    A romantic evening at a Brewhouse is a fun way to mix it up this Valentine’s Day! Indulge in a three-course meal and beer pairing flight this February 14 at Belltown Brewing. Start your evening with Pancetta Fennel Salad and Vichyssoise Soup. Continue with delicious Pork Chops with kale, onions, and garlic greens, Hasselback potatoes, and a pepper cream sauce. For dessert, revel in Strawberries and Strawberry Gastrique served over vanilla ice cream with mint whip and a waffle cone.

     

    Add an optional $12 beer pairing flight including the following Belltown Brewing beers:

     

    Chain Bite Black IPA, a beautiful black IPA with a burst of piney and citrus hop aroma and flavor. Pairs with soup and salad course.

     

    Watermain Amber, a balanced American amber ale, with light and dark roasted caramel malts, as well as Munich malt to provide a well-rounded malt backbone for Simcoe and Amarillo hops that bring notes of pine and stone fruit. Pairs with the entrée course.

     

    Bell St. Wheat with Apricots, Oregon apricot purée is added to the fermenter post-fermentation. Pairs perfectly with the dessert course.

     

    Mocha Stout, a stout base with house-brewed cold brew coffee and cocoa nibs; served on Nitro for a creamy mouth feel. Perfect after dinner “coffee”.

     

    Dinner is $32 per person. Beer flight can be added for an additional $12 per person. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information and to reserve visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206.485.7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    Decadent Drink + Dessert Specials at Shiro’s Sushi

    Romance is in the air at Shiro’s Sushi in Belltown! Shiro’s is celebrating the day of love by treating guests to a complimentary rose with dinner. Couples will have the option to indulge in an abundance of a la carte menu options or choose between Shiro’s famous five-course omakase or chef’s omakase on Valentine’s Day. Dessert options include the specially created Cream Mousse with Strawberry Gelatin or Cream Mousse with Mocha Mousse, only available on Valentine’s Day.

     

    From February 14-17, Shiro’s will be serving an irresistible Champagne Cocktail with frozen berries and champagne, in addition to sake, wine and beer offerings.

     

    Call 206.443.9844 or visit shiros.com for more. Shiro’s Sushi is located at 4201 2nd Avenue, Seattle.

     

    Valentine’s Day Dinner at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Feast on local fare this Valentine’s Day at Local 360 Café & Bar. Diners are invited to enjoy a romantic three-course menu from February 9-17. The menu includes a starter of Roasted Beet Salad with apples and fresh goat cheese from Quillisascut Farm in Eastern Washington, an entrée of Anderson Ranch Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank with rutabaga purée, and rich Theo Chocolate Cake for dessert.

     

    The Valentine’s Day menu is $49 per person and is available alongside their regular dinner menu. For more information and reservations, call 206.650.2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

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