Golden Beetle Opens for Lunch Today 12.09.13
Maria Hines’ tribute to Eastern Mediterranean cuisine answers the call of hungry lunch-goers by opening for lunch today, Monday, Dec. 9.
That’s right! Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Golden Beetle serves up some of its favorite and new items just for lunchtime. You won’t find boring turkey sandwiches or cobb salads here, but rather a Pork and Lamb Gyro, Salmon Cake Salad, Fire & Honey Chicken Salad, and Lamb and Chickpea Stew. Sounds delicious, right? Small plates of Pita chips with dip and Sauteed Kale are also be available for lighter fare or as sides.
See the full menu here and pop in for a business or leisure lunch any weekday, beginning today!
What better way to celebrate the end of prohibition than imbibing! This Thursday, Golden Beetle will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the end of prohibition with classic cocktails and an evening dedicated to the food of 1933. The Prohibition pop-up will take full form with staff dressed in early 1930s attire, 1930s music and inspired décor. Guests are encouraged to dress up, too!
The four-course menu takes inspiration from regional food from 1933.
1st course Southeast
Baked Oysters with Bread Crumbs, Cranberry and fresh Thyme
Sweet Potato Tarts with Brown Sugar and Allspice
2nd course Northeast
Baked Beans, Tomato, Molasses, Ham
Waldorf Salad, Apples, Grapes and Iceberg Lettuce
3rd course Midwest
Skirt Steak, Baked Potato Salad and Kale
Hominy Stew with Fried Apples, Corn Pudding and Mustard Greens
4th course Southwest + Northwest
Pumpkin Pudding, Pumpkin Seeds, Nutmeg, Sugar Pie Pumpkins
Baked Pears, Ginger, Roasted Carrots, Clove
You can’t have a Prohibition Pop-Up without cocktails! Golden Beetle is whipping up a special cocktail list that will take you back through the ages, with a Golden Beetle touch!
Golden Beetle Bathtub Gin, Lemon, Lillet, Honey Syrup and Cardamom, Bubbles
Rum, Brandy, Lemon, Golden Beetle Orange Bitters and Golden Beetle Lemon-Peppercorn Bitters
Brandy, Lime, Angostura, topped with Sparkling
New York Cocktail
Whisky, Lemon, Grenadine, Campari
San Francisco Cocktail
Vodka, Sweet and Dry Vermouth, Slo Gin, Orange Bitters and Cherry
The four-course menu is $50 a person or $55 with punch. Immerse yourself in the 1930s and celebrate your right to imbibe! Visit golden-beetle.com for more information.
Miller’s Guild is ramping up for its public opening in mid-December by offering a series of soft opening dinners on December 7 and 11-13. Chef Jason Wilson has designed a four-course menu that encourages guests to indulge in a bolstered lineup of wood-fired cooking for $75, prior to opening to the general public.
Reservations are required during the four soft opening dates; walk-ins will not be accepted. Diners can reserve their spot by signing up at MillersGuild.com; a member of the Miller’s Guild team will finalize the reservation with a credit card.
The four-course menu promises a blowout feast of wood-fired meats, seafood, vegetables and more, prepared on the restaurant’s nine-foot-long, custom-made, wood-fired grill.
Soft Opening Sample Menu:
Dungeness Crab & Basil Toast with Lemon & Jowl
Charred Radicchio, Pancetta, Creamy Parmesan and Braised White Beans
Salads and Such
Grilled Apples & Pears, Ancient Grains, Frisee
Roasted Beets with Horseradish Cream & Mint
Crispy Pig Face with Chicories, Pickles & Mustards
Main Courses From The Grill
Painted Hills Flat Iron with Wild Mushrooms
Rolled Lamb Breast & Belly, Escarole, Lardons, Lemon Garlic Caper
Grilled Yakima Valley Quail with Pickled Chanterelles
Cheddar Cheese Farro
Wild Mushrooms with Kale & Brown Butter
Grill Roasted Mashed Potatoes with Gruyere Cheese
The $75 menu is exclusive of alcohol, tax and gratuity. For additional purchase, Miller’s Guild will offer in-house, cask-finished spirits and exceptional handmade wines from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, including six wines on draught, custom-made for Miller’s Guild.
About Miller’s Guild
Chef Jason Wilson will fire up his custom-made, wood-fired Infierno Grill at the opening of Miller’s Guild in December. 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 open serving dinner only, but will eventually serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. It is located at 612 Stewart Street in downtown Seattle. Learn more at 206.443.3663, www.MillersGuild.com, Facebook.com/MillersGuild and Twitter @MillersGuild.
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We mentioned a few weeks ago that Golden Beetle doubled their happy hour menu and added six new craft cocktails, too! Well, it’s time to get even happier – Golden Beetle gives you every excuse to make them THE happy hour destination for the holidays (and beyond!).
In addition to the expanded menu, Golden Beetle is also expanding their hours! Instead of just one hour of happiness, you can now indulge for two, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. everyday in the entire restaurant.
Also, every Sunday-Thursday the happy hour menu is offered all night for guests at the bar. So, belly up to the bar and indulge in craft cocktails and delicious Eastern Mediterranean fare, like the Skagit River Ranch burger with some of the best fries we’ve ever had (above), and the Fire & Honey Chicken Wings (below). We can definitely toast to that!
Vietnamese Dine-in, Take-out & Delivery for Queen Anne & South Lake Union Begins November 20
SEATTLE—Pho Cyclo Café owner and chef Taylor Hoang is expanding her authentic Vietnamese restaurant to a fifth location at 900 Dexter Avenue North. Conveniently located for South Lake Union and Queen Anne residents and workers, the new Pho Cyclo Café will open Nov. 20, offering dine-in and take-out lunch and dinner, as well as online ordering and free lunch delivery.
As with the four current locations, the new Dexter location will specialize in pho, Vietnamese beef noodle soup that is simmered for at least eight hours, as well as authentic banh mi, bun rice noodle dishes, spring rolls and more. The restaurant will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a Vietnamese-inspired dining room similar to the other locations, complete with a vintage “cyclo,” the French word for “rickshaw.”
Unique to the Dexter location and aimed at busy South Lake Union workers, Pho Cyclo Café will offer free lunch delivery for orders of $20 and over, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant will offer lunch throughout the day and stay open until 10 p.m., offering convenient, quick and affordable dine-in and take-out dinners for Queen Anne families and neighborhood residents.
Marking the company’s 10th anniversary, Hoang originally started Pho Cyclo Café in 2003 out of a desire to eat traditional pho like she made with her mother growing up. Following the Sodo location, she opened Capitol Hill in 2005 catering to the evening crowds with later hours, then downtown Seattle in 2011 for the hungry lunch crowd, and her first Eastside location in Bellevue in 2012. A serial entrepreneur, Hoang has built and expanded the business to five locations in ten years, all before the age of 40.
Pho Cyclo Café offers approachable prices and convenient locations in Seattle and Bellevue. Dine-in and take-out options are available at all locations; online ordering at Sodo and downtown Seattle; free delivery available at the new Dexter location, phone (206) 284-2897. For more information, visit online at phocyclocafe.com, on Facebook facebook.com/pho-cyclo-cafe or Twitter @phocyclocafe.
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Maria Hines Receives Honorary Award 11.12.13
A force to be reckoned with, Maria Hines, chef and owner of restaurants, Tilth, Golden Beetle and Agrodolce, is an honoree of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s (PSBJ) Women of Influence award. The Women of Influence award program recognizes “pioneers who had to shatter glass ceilings, knock down doors, create their own paths and help others along the way.”
Featured in the Huffington Post and Civil Eats, Hines takes an active role both in and outside the kitchen. Recognizing the importance of organic and sustainable food, all three of Hines’ restaurants are certified organic by Oregon Tilth, one of the toughest and best organic certifiers in the country. Joining culinary organizations such as the James Beard Foundation (JBF) and Pew Charitable Trusts, she teams up with fellow chefs in creating a safer, healthier and more sustainable food system. Seeing that everyone in the world has a right to enjoy healthy, sustainable food, the James Beard Award-winner won’t stop until that happens.
Most recently, Hines was asked by the James Beard Foundation to prepare a special menu for the 2013 JBF Leadership Awards, a corresponding event to the annual JBF Food Conference in New York City on Oct. 21-22. The conference, strategically themed “The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change,” centered on the consequences of an uncontrolled appetite, which creates several paradoxes that generates numerous challenges for modern society. For the Leadership Awards dinner, Hines put together a three-course menu where each dish represented a different facet of food policy, including issues involving genetically engineered food and local farms.
Interested in attending the 2013 Women of Influence award ceremony? Hines will be recognized among 15 other honorees and PSBJ will be hosting the event at Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Ticket purchases can be made online.
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Planning your holiday get-togethers doesn’t have to be stressful! This year, don’t think about planning your menu or hitting long lines at the grocery store. Instead, ditch your worries and head to Golden Beetle or Cafe Flora on Thanksgiving to enjoy an amazing four-course meal that will make you wonder why you ever attempted Thanksgiving in the past.
With the holidays around the corner, it’s never too soon to start booking your company or family party! Celebrate the holidays with professionals that know how to blend delicious fare and memorable moments. Blue Ribbon Cooking has a plethora of fabulous holiday party ideas, including Iron Chef cooking competitions and Cooking For A Cause, where you can donate meals to local charities.
Relax this Thanksgiving and let James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines do the cooking for you! At Golden Beetle, indulge in a four-course menu enhanced by the flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. The Thanksgiving menu will feature a delicious variety of unique and artistic dishes, with options for each course, including Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Wood Fired Turkey Breast and Grilled Black Cod. Top off the first three courses with Pumpkin Pudding or Pecan Pie. For those that want to amplify the Thanksgiving flavors, an optional $30 wine pairing is available with each course.
Take pleasure in sitting back and having these delicious plates brought to you on Thanksgiving Day at Golden Beetle, open 3-8 p.m.; $50 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Make your reservation today online or by calling 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market St. Seattle, WA 98107.
Voted Best Vegetarian Restaurant of 2013 by Seattle Magazine, Cafe Flora is perfect for adults and families looking to give thanks over hearty and healthy dishes. Palates of all types can enjoy their scrumptious entrees as they offer a four-course Thanksgiving menu with full vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Tempting menu items include the best of the local fall bounty with dishes like Vegetable Consume with Roasted Vegetable Apple Dumplings, Pumpkin Carpaccio and for dessert, Cranberry Apple Cheesecake or Pecan Mocha Tart. A special four-course Thanksgiving menu is available just for the youngsters featuring purple carrot soup and yam marshmallow tartine!
Cafe Flora is open on Thanksgiving, 1:30-6:45 p.m.; $50 per adult and $25 per child, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required so call today at 206.325.9100. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 E. Madison St. Seattle, WA 98112.
Blue Ribbon Cooking can show you how to celebrate the holidays in a new way! Located on Lake Union, Blue Ribbon provides companies, friends, groups and families a unique and exciting array of holiday party experiences. Book an Iron Chef cooking competition and compete in teams to create the best dishes of the night, then sit down at a lakeside table to enjoy the meal together. Or try their Cooking For A Cause experience, where you prepare a meal for a local shelter and Blue Ribbon delivers the food while you sit down to dinner. They offer many other exciting formats in addition to these two. Blue Ribbon can also cater any event, big or small and prepares custom, seasonal menus. Join Blue Ribbon at their waterfront venue on Lake Union or have them come to you!
Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102. They operate venues in Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Fremont, University District and Tacoma, as well as provide offsite catering at locations throughout the region. Contact Blue Ribbon to book your event at 206.328.2442 or online.
Relax! This is your chance to celebrate the holiday season worry-free!
With the cold weather upon us, there is no better time to enjoy an authentic Chicago dining experience at Benito’s Chicago Eatery in Ballard. Chef and owner Benjamin Kulikowski brings Seattleites his hometown’s most famous dish: Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Layers upon layers of aged mozzarella cheese, fresh vegetables and quality meats are meticulously laid on top of a rich, pie-like pizza crust and baked in a deep pan. Thirty to forty-five minutes of bake time is worth every minute once you take a bite of their signature Benito’s Special with sausage, peppers, onions, pepperoni, mushrooms and organic tomato sauce. Other pizza options include cheese, pepperoni, sausage and spinach. Or customize your own deep dish with a variety of vegetables and meats.
Benito’s Chicago Eatery is hosting a fundraiser for the Ballard Food Bank from 5-10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab your friends and family and experience Chicago’s best exports for the first time or enjoy them again! Benito’s also offers a variety of sandwiches, hot pastas, fresh salads and homemade cannoli. Beer and wine are also available. Fifteen percent of all proceeds from the evening will support food security in the Ballard neighborhood.
Reservations not required. Benito’s Chicago Eatery is located at 6201 15th Ave NW and can be contacted at 206.420.7032.
In case you missed it, Chef Kulikowski shared his special deep dish recipe on KING 5′s New Day Northwest and prepared a Benito’s Special and White Pie. Watch here and learn how it’s made!