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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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  • Holiday Food & Drink at Local Seattle Restaurants 12.11.17

     

    Seattle’s best restaurants are celebrating the holiday season with a variety of delicious feasts, special menus, and festive events! Celebrate Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at favorite local restaurants. Menus include seafood feasts, holiday brunches, sommelier wine pairings, and more!

     

    DECEMBER HAPPENINGS

     

    Champagne Fete at RN74

    Those eager to learn which champagne to pair with holiday meals and celebrations need look no further than RN74’s annual Champagne Fete on December 16. RN74 sommeliers, Jeff Linsday-Thorsen and Paul Swanson, invite you to enjoy a fun, delicious, and educational sit-down champagne tasting event.

     

    Jeff and Paul will share all their knowledge of this festive sparkling favorite as guests taste their way through several notable bottles and snack on small bites from Chef Tomas Griese. Champagnes include: Dom Perignon 2004, Louis Roederer ‘Cristal’ 2009, Marc Hebrart 2012 Special Club 2012, Krug Grande Cuvee MV, Vazart-Coquart & Fils Special Club 2008, Hervieux-Dumez Special Club 2008. These renowned champagnes can also be enjoyed as a flight through New Year’s Eve, as well as by the glass.

     

    Champagne Fete is $95 per person and will be hosted on Saturday, December 16 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at RN74. Reservations are extremely limited and required. For more information and to reserve, visit michaelmina.net or call 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Agrodolce Anniversary Winter Pasta Feast

    Agrodolce, the Southern Italy and Sicilian trattoria, celebrates its fifth anniversary on December 21 with a special five-course Winter Pasta Feast that mixes favorite seasonal ingredients with timeless, original classics from each of the last five years.

     

    Chef-owner Maria Hines and Executive Chef Abby Canfield have thoughtfully compiled the most memorable meals from Agrodolce’s past five years, revisiting old favorites and reveling in the decadence of each comforting pasta dish, hand milled in-house. Indulge in Hand Cut Tagliarini with sweet myrtle, Sicilian pistachio and pecorino; Cuttlefish Ink Spaghetti with romanesco, anchovy and pine; Melted Leek Ravioli with smoked cauliflower puree and ricotta; Charred Eggplant Triangolini with pepper and walnut pesto; and Red Wheat Mafalde in a wild mushroom cream sauce.

     

    This special anniversary dinner will be served on Thursday, December 21, 5 – 9 p.m. Price is $20 per plate, or $12 per plate for tasting size portions. In the spirit of the fifth anniversary, guests can also indulge in all five tasting portions for $50; wine pairings available for an additional $35.

     

    Reservations are encouraged at agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th Street in Fremont.

     

    Holiday Wine + Champagne at Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Now, through the holiday season Ray’s Boathouse & Café will be offering a thoughtfully curated selection of champagnes and wines by the glass and bottle. Guests in the Boathouse and Café can enjoy 2004 Dom Perignon by the glass for $35 and by the bottle for $140.

     

    The Boathouse is also offering a 23-year vertical of Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon dating from 1983-2014, and featuring five, 100-point and five, 99-point wines rated by Wine Spectator.

     

    Beverage specials are available throughout the holiday season, until the new year. For more information view the full the wine list, visit rays.com or call 206.789.3770. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Feel Grateful at Gather Kitchen + Bar

    Throughout the holiday season Gather Kitchen + Bar will feature festive dishes that reflect the comfort of the holidays. Cocktail specials include Spiced Persimmon Manhattan flavored with house-made persimmon syrup with sweet maple syrup, cinnamon, star anise, and cardamom, and Chai Spice Hot Buttered Rum with local chai tea. Relish in unique holiday-inspired dinner items such as Duck Legs Braised in Mulled Wine served with potato gnocchi, Brussels sprouts and winter squash; and Roasted Pheasant Breast with grandma’s mashed potatoes, blanketed with pan gravy and served with cranberry-apple chutney. Complement the meal with Eggnog Bread Pudding with smooth ice cream and velvety cardamom caramel.

     

    Gather Kitchen + Bar is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but the above specials will be offered all season long. To view the current menu and to reserve seating, visit gatherkitchenandbar.com or call 206.420.4670. Gather Kitchen + Bar is located at 5605 22nd Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    Holiday Beer To-Go at Belltown Brewing

    Belltown Brewing has a variety of festive beers on tap, and is offering beer to-go specials for customers to stock their holiday tables and parties. From now until December 31st, customers can buy a four-pack of 16-ounce crowlers for $15! Current seasonal beers by head brewer Adam Frantz include: Mexican Chocolate Stout, a milk stout inspired by Mexican chocolate with cocoa nibs, cinnamon, and ancho chillis to provide just the right hints of spice character. Vermont Slice of Pie Pale Ale brewed with caramelized pumpkins, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and maple syrup. PBL White IPA, beautifully aromatic, with notes of grapefruit and orange.

     

    Beer selection is subject to change and is based on availability. Crowlers come in 16-ounce cans each and can be purchased in four-packs for $15. Offer is available now until December 31st, 2017. Belltown Brewing is open daily 11:30 a.m. – late. For more information visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206-485-7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY DINING

     

    Christmas Eve Brunch at Agrodolce

    Chef Maria Hines’ casual and welcoming trattoria, Agrodolce, is the perfect place to gather with friends and family for cheerful Christmas Eve celebrations! Feast on a Three-Course Brunch while sipping hot coffee and chatting about happy holiday memories. Guests can expect to delight in comforting brunch classics with an Italian twist made with locally-sourced, seasonal, and organic ingredients.

     

    Brunch is $35 per person and will be served 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve morning. Reservations are encouraged. For more information and to reserve, visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th Street in Fremont.

     

    Sicilian ‘Feast of Fishes’ Christmas Eve Dinner at Agrodolce

    Indulge in fresh fish and seafood at Maria Hines’ Sicilian and southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, this Christmas Eve. The James Beard award-winning chef is bringing an age-old Italian tradition to Agrodolce with the Feast of Fishes, their spin on the “feast of the seven fishes”. The celebratory feast originated in Southern Italy to commemorate the Vigilia di Natale, the birth of baby Jesus, and is now a popular Italian-American tradition.

     

    Maria and Executive Chef Abby Canfield are offering two multi-course seafood menu options on Christmas Eve to delight the entire family! Savor classic Italian dishes featuring festive seafood dishes in each course with a five-course dinner option or choose to indulge in a seven-course dinner option.

     

    Dinner is $70 per person for five-courses, or $90 per person for seven-courses with seatings at 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located at 709 North 35th Street in Fremont.

     

    The Holly and The Ivy at The Herbfarm

    Join The Herbfarm this December for a beautiful and festive multi-course dinner with wine pairings hand selected from their 25,000-bottle cellar. The dining room will be dressed from head to toe in festive décor; the fire crackles, the tree glows, and the holiday merriment flows.

     

    Dinner ranges from $265-$285 per person depending on the date, and will be served from December 8-23 at various dates and times. 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.

     

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Ray’s Café will offer a variety of seasonal specials including: Filet of Beef with Half Main Lobster TailKing Crab Cioppino and Prime Rib of Beef with whipped potatoes and grilled asparagus, along with a selection of popular Café dishes on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 12 – 8 p.m. The Café bar will be open both days offering food menus and holiday beverages on a first come basis. No happy hour offered on either date. View full menu specials here.

     

    On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 2 – 8 p.m. the Boathouse will offer a Three-Course Holiday inspired dinner menu for $60 per person. The festive menu will start with a choice of Dungeness Crab Cocktail Salad, Ray’s Clam Chowder or Ray’s Christmas Salad with jicama, cucumber, fennel and arugula tossed with a Champagne vinaigrette. From there guests will be offered a choice of Double R Ranch Prime Rib, Applewood Grilled Wild King Salmon or Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut. The holiday meal ends with a choice of Vanilla Crème Brulee, Chocolate-Caramel Bread Pudding or Olympic Mountain Sorbet or Ice Cream. The three-course menu will be served alongside a la carte options from the Boathouse’s regular menu. The Boathouse bar will be open with beverages and dinner menus on a first come basis. No happy hour offered in the Boathouse bar on either date.

     

    The Café and Boathouse will each offer full children’s menus.

     

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

     

    Christmas Eve at RN74

    Feast like the French this Christmas Eve at RN74! The French Brasserie led by Executive Chef Thomas Griese will be serving their entire a la carte menu, alongside a variety of French-inspired Christmas Eve specials for guests to delight in.

     

    Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Christmas Eve at Belltown Brewing

    Belltown Brewing is offering a festive brewery feast for Christmas Eve dinner for $25 per person. Guests can enjoy traditional Christmas Glazed Ham with stone ground mustard cream sauce, Roasted Red Potatoes, Honeyed Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts, and Cranberry-Pear Chutney. End the meal with a decadent Chocolate Pot Au Crème with vanilla mascarpone whip.

     

    Seasonal beer options include Mexican Chocolate Stout, Vermont Slice of Pie Pumpkin Pale Ale, and a mild, yet fruity PBL White IPA with notes of grapefruit and orange.

     

    Dinner is $25 per person, not including beer. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Belltown Brewing will be open 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., on Christmas Eve with the holiday menu available all day. They will be closed on Christmas Day. For more information and to reserve visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206-485-7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    Christmas Eve Brunch and Tasting Menu at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Start your Christmas Eve morning off right with a hearty bunch of locally-sourced ingredients at Local 360 Café & Bar. Indulge in classic brunch favorites such as Farm Fresh Veggie Scramble with homefries and a biscuit, Corned Beef Hash with poached eggs and a biscuit, or Fried Chicken and Waffles with maple pepper jelly.

     

    Christmas Eve dinner brings a three-course tasting menu with Pork Rillette with chicory, apples, and hazelnuts, Mayocoba Bean Cassoulet with Rabbit and Duck and a festive Cranberry Pavlova for dessert.

     

    Don’t forget the wine! Revel in a specially curated Washington Wine Flight featuring wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Choose four two-ounce pours for $16.

     

    The holiday tasting menu is $49 per person. Local 360 will be open Christmas Eve 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with brunch available from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Holiday tasting menu will be available from 12 – 9 p.m. with select regular dinner menu items available. For more information and reservations, call 206-650-2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

     

    Christmas Eve at Tilth

    James-Beard Award Winning Chef Maria Hines and Tilth Executive Chef Joel Panlilio, bring Christmas Eve dinner with organic emphasis to the holiday table. Start your meal with a choice of Kumamoto Oysters or Roasted Root Vegetable Salad. Next, delight in Celery Root Soup with truffle cream and apple crisp. Continue with Duck Rillete with house pickles and crackers. Enjoy decadent Spice Rubbed Quail with couscous, pistachio, and pomegranate. For the main event choose between Cioppino, a seafood stew featuring king crab, scallops, and arctic char or Slow Roasted Lamb with sprout, pommes puree, and huckleberry or vegetarian Heirloom Bean Cassoulet with foraged & found mushroom, truffle, and bread crumbs with an option to make this dish vegan. For dessert take your pick between delicious Ganache Cake, creamy Cashew-Coconut Cheesecake, or festive Toffee Pudding.

     

    Tilth’s four-course meal is $95 per person. Reservations are required. To reserve, visit tilthrestaurant.com or call 206-633-0801. Christmas Eve hours are 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

    NEW YEAR’S EVE & NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

     

    Ring in the New Year at Eden Hill

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a decadent five-course prix fix dinner at Eden Hill, a deliciously innovative New American restaurant in Queen Anne. In celebration of the new year, guests can expect to delight in creative menu offerings such as Venison Tartare with fermented elderberry vinaigrette and a country pate Scotch egg, Sous Vide Lobster with great northern bean and coriander sauce, and Wagyu Ribeye with smoked bone marrow and red wine caramel. Finish the night off with a Dark Chocolate Ball Drop with malted buttermilk, hazelnut chantilly and blackberry vinegar.

     

    Dinner is $105 per person with two wine pairing options for an additional price. Seatings from 4:30 – 10:30 p.m. on December 31. Reservations are required and extremely limited. View the full menu at www.edenhillrestaurant.com/#menus. For more information and to reserve visit edenhill.com or call 206.708.6836. Eden Hill is located at 2209 Queen Anne Ave N in Queen Anne.

     

    New Year’s Eve Brunch & Dinner at Agrodolce

    Maria Hines’ Southern Italian and Sicilian trattoria, Agrodolce, invites guests to kick-off New Year’s Eve celebrations right with a four-course Mediterranean Brunch. Gather with friends on New Year’s Eve morning in the most delicious way.

     

    Brunch is $35 per person and will be served 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Reservations are encouraged at agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707.

     

    Looking to celebrate later in the evening? Indulge in a decadent four-course dinner to ring in the New Year. Chef Maria Hines, alongside Executive Chef Abby Canfield, have thoughtfully crafted a festive and celebratory menu to set the tone for 2018. Savor expertly created, hand-milled pastas made with the finest organic ingredients the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

     

    Dinner is $90 per person with seatings at 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information and to reserve visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 North 35th Street.

     

    The Herbfarm New Year’s Eve Gala

    Bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new with an extravagant dinner celebration at the Northwest’s original farm-to-table restaurant, The Herbfarm. The festive evening offers live music, Auld Lang Syne, joyful décor, old-and-new-world wines from their 25,000-bottle cellar, and plenty of memories!

     

    Dinner is $395 per person and will be served on December 31, at 8 p.m. Festive attire suggested. Reservations required. For more information and to reserve visit theherbfarm.com. The Herbfarm is located at 14590 NE 145th St. in Woodinville.

     

    New Year’s Eve at RN74

    Say goodbye to 2017 with an elegant five-course French-influenced dinner from RN74. Executive Chef Thomas Griese’s exciting menu of festive-French fare will delight diners this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy Smoked Maple Leaf Farm’s Duck Breast with apricot mostarda; Mishima Ranch Filet Mignon with Matsutake mushrooms; Le Bar Aux Chocolate with passion fruit en chemise and more. Don’t forget the wine; enhance your dinner with two different optional wine pairings!

     

    Dinner is $115 per person with the grand wine pairing for $65 or premier wine pairing for $85. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling 206.456.7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Cure Holiday Hangovers at Ray’s Café on New Year’s Day

    Ray’s Café is open on New Year’s Day and is the perfect location for a little hair of the dog. Guests can enjoy gorgeous views over Ray’s Bloody Mary’s garnished with house-smoked salmon, alongside their famous Fish & Chips all day!

     

    Ray’s Café will be open 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day with its regular Café menu available. The Boathouse will be open and offering its regular dinner menu from 5 – 9 p.m. For more information and to reserve visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located on 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard.

     

    New Year’s Eve Feast at Belltown Brewing

    Join Belltown Brewing for an evening full of delicious food and house-brewed holiday beers!

     

    Start with choice of specially curated appetizers such as Beet Carpaccio with pistachios and fourme de ambert, or Shaved Brussels Sprouts with escarole, cranberry and almond salad. Continue to the main course with an indulgent prime rib dinner featuring Herb Crusted Prime Rib, Huckleberry Jus, Horseradish Duchess Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables and Sherried Mushrooms. Option to substitute with a succulent Seared Coho with herb butter. End the festive feast with choice of Flourless Chocolate Torte with burnt orange caramel or irresistible Tiramisu.

     

    Holiday beer options include a Mexican Chocolate Stout, Vermont Slice of Pie Pumpkin Pale Ale, and a mild, yet fruity PBL White IPA with notes of grapefruit and orange.

     

    Dinner is $32 per person, not including beer. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Beer options are based on availability and subject to change. Belltown Brewing will be open 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m., with the holiday menu available starting at 5 p.m. For more information and to reserve visit belltownbrewingseattle.com or call 206-485-7233. Belltown Brewing is located at 200 Bell St. in Belltown.

     

    New Year’s Eve Brunch & Tasting Menu at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Savor New Year’s Eve morning with a hearty, local bunch at Local 360 Café & Bar with dishes like Farmers Breakfast with eggs, choice of meat, homefries, and a biscuit, or a delicious, piping hot Waffle with seasonal fruit.

     

    Looking to celebrate later in the evening? Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner tasting menu. Start with Smoked Salmon with leek vinaigrette. Move on to delicious Roasted Duck Breast with rutabaga puree, kale, and cherry duck jus. Finish the celebratory evening with a decadent Theo Chocolate Mousse.

     

    Don’t forget the wine! Enjoy a curated Washington Wine Flight featuring wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Choose four two-ounce pours for $16.

     

    New Year’s Eve tasting menu is $49 per person. Local 360 will be open New Year’s Eve from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. with brunch available from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Holiday tasting menu will be available from 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. with select regular dinner menu items available. For more information and reservations, call 206-650-2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

     

    New Year’s Eve at Tilth

    The certified organic restaurant, Tilth, brings a festive dinner to welcome 2018. Start with a choice of Kumamoto Oysters or Roasted Root Vegetable Salad. Enjoy decadent Spice Rubbed Quail with couscous, pistachio, and pomegranate. The main course offers three indulgent options including Cioppino, a seafood stew featuring king crab, scallops, and arctic char or Slow Roasted Lamb with sprout, pommes puree, and huckleberry or Heirloom Bean Cassoulet with foraged & found mushroom, truffle, and bread crumbs with an option to make this dish vegan. For dessert you won’t want to miss the silky, creamy Cashew-Coconut Cheesecake.

     

    Tilth’s four-course meal is $95 per person. Reservations are required. To reserve visit tilthrestaurant.com or call 206-633-0801. New Year’s Eve hours are 5 – 10 p.m. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St.

     

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  • Q+A with Megan Sevcik of Honey Skin Spa 10.04.16



    Meet Megan Sevcik owner of Honey Skin Spa in Madison Valley! Honey offers the best in local skin care with organic, plant-based products and is the only spa in the state with the ECHO II Oxygen treatment, which infuses the skin with pure oxygen, enzymes and vitamins to revitalize and repair. Learn more about Honey below and book an unforgettable facial today!

    Why did you choose to open Honey Skin Spa in Madison Valley?

    I was specifically looking for a neighborhood with a close-knit community. I first discovered the neighborhood through City People’s and it was my dream to open a business here. It reminds me of an upscale but quaint European village, and I love that all of the shops and business here are independently owned, many by local women, which was a big draw for me.

    What do you love about the neighborhood?

    I love all of the restaurants and shops, especially Jarbo and Alice!! I spent most of my first year getting to know other business owners and participating in community events organized by the extraordinary Lindy Wishard! Madison Valley is a really supportive and caring community and the business owners are so kind and generous. Annie at Annie Fischer Hair Salon is a dear friend and mentor to me. Madison Valley has everything within walking distance; once you are here you don’t need a car to get around. It’s perfect!

    What sets Honey Skin Spa apart from other skin spas?

    It is really the amount of love, time and compassion that we put into everything we do. We have the same clients as we did when we opened five years ago because they feel cared for, comfortable and a part of the Honey family. There is nothing we won’t do for our clients. We stay late, come in early, help them with a plan for aftercare, we have dropped products off at their homes, whatever they need and whatever it takes!

    We always strive for exceptional service and intentionally do not overbook our appointments so that nobody is rushed and we can spend as much time as needed with guests. Skin is your largest organ and it’s connected to so many other functions of the body. We take great care in learning about each guests lifestyle and skin goals, and we make recommendations for supplements, eating, products and more based on this and their needs.

    We also built Honey using the highest quality design and products, from the paint on our walls to the skin care products in our services, to the heated beds in our treatment rooms; all to create a beautiful, tranquil setting.

    Honey has been known to be the best-kept secret in skin care, why do guests say this?

    Our clients say to us all the time that they don’t want to tell people about Honey because they are afraid of us getting too busy and overbooked. Which makes us laugh and we assure them that they will always be able to get in with us!

    Our clients trust us so much and know that we have their best interest at heart. I give them the same caring and advice that I give to my mom and sisters.

    There is also no pressure at Honey, we don’t answer to a corporate office with sales goals or tactic to book appointments back to back. I didn’t want anyone telling me which products to sell and how fast to get through services. These are some of the reasons that I wanted to open my own spa with my own culture and values. We simply want to help people achieve their best skin ever and want everyone to leave feeling like they had the best facial of their life.

    Tell us about your signature Illuminating Oxygen Facial and why it’s so effective?

    Our Oxygen Treatment brings all of the inflammation down to create healthy, vibrant and glowing skin. Creating great skin is all about controlling inflammation, when you are not inflamed your skin doesn’t age, it’s happy. It might sound too good to be true but its why our guests come back again and again for this treatment, as they can see and feel the differences right away.

    Nothing we do is superficial; everything has a purpose that changes the way your cells behave in your dermis, which controls all of your cell metabolic functions. This is how skin is improved and regains its natural glow and luster.

    Our new LED Therapy Facial also offers some amazing benefits using gentle, non-toxic LED red and blue lights that penetrate the skin to repair and heal a variety of issues like killing acne bacteria, minimizing fine lines, repairing scarring, sun damage, and more.

    Honey is going to be adding microneedling to our services this October, so stay tuned for more details at www.honeyskinspa.com!

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  • Dining options in Seattle add another degree to summer 05.03.16

    Summer is fast approaching and restaurants are busy preparing their patios, creating delicious menus with seasonal summer ingredients and making innovative beverages. The vast multitude of outdoor dining options around Seattle means locals can enjoy the summer sun, from a light snack to a sunset dinner.

     

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    Agrodolce

    Experience a taste of Italy while relaxing and absorbing Seattle’s summer sun on the beautiful and casual patio at Agrodolce. Based in Freemont, the restaurant re-creates Italy’s coastal cuisine with the best organic ingredients in the area.

     

    The menu at Agrodolce comprises of many beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, with exciting colors and presentations that scream summer. Some summer-inspired beverages include: Campari & Soda, Aperol Spritz and Vodka Dolce.

     

    Guests at Agrodolce can also enjoy a happy hour menu starting at $4, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily that includes Mini Lamb Burger & Polenta Fries, Vegetable Fritto Misto and the Antipasti Plate.

     

    For reservations visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th St., Seattle.

     

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    Golden Beetle

    Drawing from Turkey, Israel and Egypt, Golden Beetle is the perfect place to explore the wonders of the Mediterranean during the summer months, while relaxing in the shade or enjoying the sun on the restaurant’s newly refinished patio.

     

    Golden Beetle’s delicious seasonal cocktails are fashioned with house made bitters, tinctures, sodas, garnishes and infusions to create unique flavors. Notable cocktails and beverages include the Paradiso Cooler, The Duneagle and the Rosemary Margarita. There are also non-alcoholic options including the House-made Orange Vanilla Chamomile Soda.

     

    Golden Beetle is well known for happy hour, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Starting at $3, options include Spicy Hummus & Pita Chips, long-time guest favorite Savory Chickpea & Lemon Stew or light, fresh and spicy Carrot and Kale Salad.

     

    For more information, visit golden-beetle.com or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market St., Seattle.

     

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    Tilth

    Be treated like family, savor the summer weather and dine on New American cuisine on the garden patio at Tilth. With 8 wooden tables and rows of greenery, the patio is the perfect place to enjoy brunch, a cocktail, or dinner on a beautiful summer night. There is also an indoor sunroom for those seeking the view of the outdoors with the comfort of an indoor atmosphere.

     

    The restaurant takes pride in the beverages it serves. Cocktails include Limonada Romero, Ernest on the Beach and Bonny Prince Charming. The seasonal dinner menu, starting at $9, includes House Made Gnocchi, Skagit River Ranch Pork Loin and Pan Seared Weathervane Scallop

     

    Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at tilthrestaurant.com Tilth is located in Wallingford at 141 N. 45th St., Seattle.

     

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    Altstadt

    Experience German culture, history and cuisine during the summer at Altstadt, located in Pioneer Square. While the indoor bierhalle has plenty of seating, the sidewalk patio fronting 1st Avenue promises great people watching, especially on game days just steps from the stadiums.

     

    The restaurant serves a range of German dishes created with a Northwest pantry, including happy hour items starting at $5. Served 3-6 p.m. daily, except game days, guests can enjoy Obazta, a camembert and cream cheese ball, or a Brat slider served on a pretzel bun, both house-made.

     

    Cocktails are enjoyed in Seattle and at Altstadt, it’s no exception. While beer is the big draw, cocktails such as Französisch (Bertina elderflower liqueur, gin, grapefruit, Maisel & Friends Pale Ale) and Rhabarber Collins (Blanco tequila, lime, agave and rhubarb) won’t disappoint.

     

    For more information, visit altstadtseattle.com or call 206.602.6442. Altstadt is located in Pioneer Square at 209 1st Avenue South, Seattle.

     

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    Volterra

    Guests will be transported from Ballard to the beautiful Tuscan sun on the patio at Volterra. Noted for its relaxing garden-like appeal, it’s the perfect place to enjoy house-made Italian cuisine.

     

    The Tuscan-inspired menu puts together a combination of imported and local ingredients that create a variety of unique and seasonal dishes. It includes a number of excellent summer-inspired beverages including Tuscan Limoncello Rosemary Drop, Grapefruit Negroni #2 and Clementine Sparkle.

     

    Volterra’s happy hour menu starting at $4, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends includes Pan Seared Scallop, Polenta and Wild Mushroom and Super Smoked Chicken Wings.

     

    Volterra is located at 5411 Ballard Ave. NW., Seattle. Reservations can be made at volterraballard.com or by calling 206.789.5100.

     

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    Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Boasting amazing views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Ray’s Boathouse and Café is the place to be during the summer.

     

    Ray’s Café features a large outdoor patio where guests can enjoy the warm weather and the view, while dining on seasonal dishes and drinking a selection of summer-inspired cocktails, and 20 microbrews on tap. Other notable beverages include the non-alcoholic Sunset Cooler, and fruity cocktails such as the Rosemary Grapefruit Drop and White Peach Cosmo.

     

    Happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, with dishes starting at $5, include Penn Cove Mussels Marinara, Salmon Sliders and Blackened Ahi Tostada.

     

    Downstairs in the Boathouse, take in stunning floor to ceiling views of the Sound, sip on handcrafted cocktails like the Champs-Élysées and Jungle Bird, as well as an excellent local wine list. Guests can compliment their beverage with seasonal items on the Boathouse happy hour menu from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. including Little Skookum Clam Dip, Steamed Manila Clams and Puget Sound Mediterranean Mussels, starting at $7.

     

    For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com/rays-boathouse-reservation. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or visit rays.com/rays-cafe-reservation. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave. NW, Seattle.

     

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    Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events

    The large sidewalk patio at Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events in Belltown is the perfect place to enjoy Seattle’s sun while consuming excellent dishes like house-made sausages or drinking a cold one from their 66 taps. The patio features large roll-up doors around the perimeter of the restaurant, bringing the outdoors in for those sitting inside. Guests can also make use of the patio’s overhang and relax in some shade.

     

    Bell + Whete serves brunch and dinner as well as a seasonal happy hour outdoors. Happy hour, starting at $4 and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. includes options like Red Harissa Mussels, House Ground Steak Burger and Cod Brandade. Guests can compliment their meal with the restaurant’s vast selection of beverages such as whiskey, fine gins and seasonal cocktails. Notable summer cocktails include Fresa Diabla, Rose Royale and Lady Eleanor.

     

    Reservations can be made at bellandwhete.com or by calling 206.538.0180. Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events is located at 200 Bell St, Seattle

     

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    Cafe Flora

    Seattle’s best vegetarian restaurant offers delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus to enjoy al fresco in the summer months. Guests can dine while sitting in Cafe Flora’s outdoor patio, located in a quant and welcoming garden. The patio features outdoor lights, an herb garden and more that Cafe Flora plants and harvests for their summer menus.

     

    Meals can be complimented with an assortment of beverages like local wine, beer and cider, as well as seasonal cocktails like Flower Child, Oxacan Sand and house-made Fizzes with seasonal summer fruits and herbs.

     

    Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle. Visit cafeflora.com for more information.

     

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    Local 360 Café & Bar

    At Local 360 Café & Bar, downtown diners can enjoy food and beverages made from ingredients sourced within 360 miles of Seattle. Their sidewalk patio provides a front row seat to First Avenue and Bell Street, just blocks from Pike Place Market. While relaxing in the sun, diners can enjoy the most comprehensive, locally sourced spirits collection in Washington State, local beer, wine and seasonal cocktails with names highlighting the city. Notable cocktails include Seattle’s Seasonal Shrub, Sage in the City and Jet Stream.

     

    Guests can have lunch, dinner, happy hour or weekend brunch on the patio. Happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily includes Oysters on the Half Shell for $1 each, Poutine with Lamb Neck Gravy, Chilled Beets and Bacon Deviled Eggs.

     

    Local 360 is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Ave., Seattle. Reservations can be made at local360.org or by calling 206.441.9460.

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  • Bell + Whete Launches Stein Society! 08.07.15

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    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge in Belltown has just launched a beer club called Stein Society! Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur or just a loving fan of the sudsy brew and want to be apart of a beer-loving community, Bell + Whete invites you to join the Stein Society.

    Bell + Whete offers 60+ local and international beers on tap as well as hard to find bottled beers. Stein Society opens the door for local beer fans, connoisseurs and novices to get together to talk beer, share a mug, and learn more about new, interesting and international beers. By joining, you will be the first to try new varieties, discover old favorites and explore up and coming beer trends.

    Receive a personalized stein with your name, $1 off all beers, special event invites, and more when you sign up!

    Membership Details
    Pay a one-time fee of $49.99 and receive:

    – Personalized 17oz. stein with  name and mug number printed on it. Bell + Whete will store steins safely inside the bar for you to use and enjoy every time you come in.
    – $1 off any beer purchase using the mug.
    – First rights to Bell + Whete events and promotions.
    – Special Stein Society parties.
    – Exclusive brewmaster dinners.
    – Discounts on regular Bell + Whete beer events + dinners.
    – First tastes of unique and/or new beers.

    Full membership details online here.

    Membership is limited to the first 75 members so make sure to stop by Bell + Whete to secure yours! Located at 200 Bell Street in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Visit today and follow along on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to learn more!

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  • New Year, New You! Pure Barre Burn ’15 12.31.14


    The New Year is about setting personal goals in life, career, relationships and of course health and wellness. Do your body a favor in 2015 and sign up for Pure Barre’s New Year Challenge to keep you on track with developing positive health and fitness habits in 2015. Pure Barre’s community of teachers will motivate and inspire you to reach your goals!

    Participate in Pure Barre’s “Pure Burn ’15” challenge and complete 50 classes in 60 days. Classes are suited for people of all ages and fitness levels. Pure Barre combines elements of ballet, Pilates, and weights into a high-energy, low-impact total body workout that targets hard-to-tone areas like thighs, abs, arms and seat.

    What’s the reward for completing the challenge? A stronger, fitter, more flexible you! As well as a Pure Barre 10 class punch card. If that’s not enough motivation, throughout the challenge you will have access to numerous in-studio health & wellness workshops and 15% off Jujubeet’s fresh pressed juices and salads.**

    Challengers must sign up by Tuesday, January 6 and the challenge begins January 10. Email seattle@purebarre.com to sign up. Challenge offered at Pure Barre Bellevue, Capitol Hill, Green Lake, Queen Anne, Redmond and University District.

    Challenge Events:
    Jan 11th: Holistic Goal Setting Workshop w/ Camille Paterson
    Jan 24th: 90 Min Total Body Burn Intensive w/ Sami
    Jan 25th: 90 Min Total Body Burn Intensive w/ Sami
    Feb 7th: Acupuncture w/ Ben
    Feb 13th: Bring on the Men
    Feb 14th: Love Your Body Event
    Feb 21st: Eating for Balanced Hormones w/ Wellbelly
    Feb 28th: Foam Rolling and Recovery w/ Trilogy Chiropractic
    March 7th: Lifted Seat Intensive w/ Sami
    March 7th: Clean Eating and Book Signing w/ Sarah Adler
    March 8th: Lifted Seat Intensive w/ Sami
    March 8th: Clean Eating & Book Signing w/ Sarah Adler

    **15% off 3 day cleanses, 15% off 5 punch card for juice+salad combo, 15% off 10 punch card for smoothies at Jujubeet.

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  • Holiday Gift Packages from Shanik + Fonté Coffee! 11.25.14

    It’s time for holiday shopping and gifting! Save time and impress your loved ones with unique, local gift sets, pre-prepackaged for you. Shanik Restaurant and Fonté Coffee Roaster have the perfect gift packages for family and friends this holiday season.

    Short on time? Gift cards are also available at the following restaurants and retailers! Local 360 Cafe & Bar, Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge, Cafe Flora, Agrodolce, Golden Beetle, Tilth, Pure Barre Seattle & Eastside, and Diaper Stork.

    Fonté Coffee Roaster Holiday Blend + Coffee Mug



    Fonté Coffee Roaster is gearing up for the holidays with a new blend and an opportunity to give back to children in the community. This year marks the 22nd annual Fonté Holiday Blend and the micro-roaster will once again donate all profits from the sale of Holiday Blend to the Pike Market Child Care and Preschool.

    The Holiday Blend is a roasted combination of a honey process Sumatra, semi-washed El Salvador, and fully washed Sulawesi. It is heavy bodied with notes of candied fruit, bright apple and mango and long lean chocolate finish. Purchase the blend as a gift package complete with a 12oz bag and a sleek, black Fonté Kleen Kanteen for only $35. The Holiday Blend gift package is available for purchase online or at Fonté Café, located at 1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.

    All profits from the sale of Fonté’s Holiday Blend will be donated to Pike Market Child Care and Preschool’s nutrition programs. It is their mission to make quality child care and family support accessible to families of all income levels. PMCCP’s on-site nutrition program meets more than 70% of the student’s daily nutritional needs providing breakfast, lunch and two afternoon snacks. All meals are cooked on-site, from scratch, with whole grains and fresh fruits and veggies. Learn more about their program here.

    Shanik’s Indian Gift Set with Turkish Wine
    Spice it up this holiday season and gift family and friends the opportunity to cook with Shanik’s housemade spices, drink fine Turkish wine, and serve up a delicious, healthy side dish.

    Chef-owner Meeru Dhalwala of Shanik is combining three special items for Shanik’s holiday gift package this year: a Masala Dhaba spice set, Diren Karmena Red Blend wine, and a Cauliflower Potato Purée recipe.

    The Masala Dhaba spice set is a staple in every Indian household. Shanik hand-sifts, roasts, and grinds the spices in-house. The traditional spice set includes Garam Masala, ground red cayenne pepper, roasted cumin seed, roasted ground cumin seed, dried fenugreek leaves and ground coriander.

    Meeru is excited to include a special Turkish wine with her gift sets this year: a 2011 Diren Karmena Red Blend. The Karmena Red blend consists of five different grapes, indigenous to Turkey and international variety. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot make up the balanced and delicious Red Blend, giving it body, spiciness and supple character.

    Rounding out the package is an exceptional recipe from Shanik’s kitchen, Cauliflower Potato Purée. The recipe is a perfect substitute for rice, bread, or plain mashed potatoes. Shanik serves its Cauliflower Potato Purée with many of their grilled or seared meats.

    The complete gift package with Masala Dhaba spice set, Diren Karmena Red Blend wine, and Cauliflower Potato Purée recipe is $50, and is available at Shanik’s Market, next door to the restaurant. Shanik is located at 500 Terry Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109.

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  • Book Your 2014 Holiday Party! 11.20.14

    With December just around the corner it’s the perfect time to start booking your holiday parties! Seattle’s best restaurants and caterers are ready to host you and your crew this holiday season and each offers a plethora of dining, beverage and set up options. Whether you’re planning a casual or formal work party, family event, or fun get-together with friends, we have the perfect fit for you. Read on for inspiration and book today!

    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge



    Bell + Whete, Belltown’s best new restaurant and lounge, has a large, yet intimate event space that can seat parties of up to 45 guests (50 reception style). Their private dining room is secluded and offers an intimate setting for family, friends, and coworkers. Rent the venue for your holiday party and Bell + Whete’s event specialist will work with you to create a custom menu, a la carte options, and special drink menus to ensure your party is a success.

    Bell + Whete’s expansive bar has nearly seventy international beers and ciders on tap, bottled beer, wines, and an extensive gin and whiskey inventory. Choose beverage options for your group, from a specific cocktail list, open bar, or signature drinks.

    To learn more or to book your event at Bell + Whete contact Heather Chambers at reservations@bellandwhete.com or visit bellandwhete.com/private-dining.

    Local 360 Cafe & Bar

    The Loft

    The Loft is a private event room located above the restaurant and is perfect for family style dining or intimate dinner parties. Your guests are sure to love the space, complete with its own private bar and communal table with seating up to 30.

    The Chef’s Table

    Local 360’s Chef’s Table is like having your own private restaurant. The large, spacious room, adorned with farmhouse elegance, is complete with a private kitchen, bar, and country farm table, seating up to parties of 55 guests (70 as a reception space). Specialty menus, a la carte options, or all-inclusive creations are available. Feel right at home during the holidays in their charming, country-style accommodation.

    To book your event at either of Local 360’s private spaces, visit local360.org/private-dining.

    Fonté Cafe



    Fonté Café’s beautifully appointed downtown Seattle cafe and outstanding menu by Executive Chef Kristofer Kalinczok provide the perfect setting for an exclusive holiday party. Event formats include small, intimate get-togethers, traditional cocktail parties, formal coursed seated dinners, thematic cooking classes, wine-pairing activities, and even pig roasts! The options are endless and Fonté will accommodate your out-of-the-box ideas.

    Fonté Café’s world-class wine list, craft cocktails, and master-roasted coffees are available for all events. For top-quality sips and dining, consider Fonté for your holiday party. For more information on booking events call Travis Ulrich, 206.777.6193, and visit cafefonte.com.

    Blue Ribbon Cooking



    Blue Ribbon Cooking on Lake Union 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 a meal together while watching the Christmas ships. Or book a Cooking For A Cause event and prepare a meal for a local shelter that Blue Ribbon delivers while guests sit down to dinner. Blue Ribbon also caters any event big or small and prepares custom, seasonal menus, cocktail competitions and more at their waterfront venue on Lake Union, or at a venue or home of the guest’s choice!

    Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Avenue E. Seattle, 98102. They operate venues in Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Fremont, University District and Auburn, as well as provide offsite catering. Call 206.328.2442 or visit blueribboncooking.com to book an event.

    Cafe Flora



    Mix it up this holiday season and take family and friends out for an evening of hearty, seasonally sourced vegetarian and vegan dining. Cafe Flora‘s diverse Madison Valley restaurant provides the perfect, elegant setting for small or large parties. The atrium, garden room, and main dining room provide beautiful event spaces for seating ranging from 30 guests up to 125.

    Book your holiday event at Cafe Flora and their team will create a menu just for you, and customize special wine and cocktail pairings to accompany your meal. Dishes can be served in a variety of ways including plated dinners, family-style or buffet.Contact Cafe Flora’s event manager, stephanie@cafeflora.com, to learn more.

    Shanik



    If you are hosting your own holiday party at a local venue or at home, consider Shanik’s Indian catering for your event! Your whole group will enjoy delicious, flavorful Indian dishes hot and fresh from the market. Shanik is famous for their modern, Indian comfort food with popular dishes such as their mouth-watering lamb popsicles. Now you can enjoy Shanik in the luxury of your own home or event location.

    Shanik can accommodate takeout orders for up to 50 people. Orders are customizable within the limits of their menu. Call at least two days in advance, 206.486.6884.

    Golden Beetle



    Golden Beetle offers catering from James Beard award-winning Chef Maria Hines! Enjoy fresh, organic Mediterranean cuisine available for large-group take-out orders, or cooked in the comfort of your own home. If you’re hosting a private sit-down dinner, Golden Beetle will provide service staff and delicious food for parties up to 12 people. For larger holiday parties, Golden Beetle can provide hors d’oeuvres and stationary appetizers for up to 50 guests.

    From fresh dips and wood fired flat bread to braised goat tagine, let Golden Beetle cater your holiday event and enjoy the cozy, warm spices Eastern Mediterranean cuisine has to offer! Contact Skye at skye@golden-beetle.com or call 206.706.2977 for more information.

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  • Pure Barre Gives Back to Local Non-Profits! 09.04.14



    Pure Barre is hosting its first Pure Give Challenge! Now through September 22, Pure Barre locations across the nation are competing to raise the most funds for their chosen local charities. Help Pure Barre give back to the community and experience a beloved local workout by attending one of the Pure Give events!

    Throughout the month of the September, Seattle and Bellevue Pure Barre locations will host Pure Give Challenge events including happy hours at Manhattan and NY Pizza, themed donation classes, and more!

    Enjoy every last moment the Seattle summer sun has to offer and attend Pure Barre in the Park Sunday, September 14 at 1 p.m., to experience a full-body toning workout outdoors! Join Pure Barre owner and legendary instructor Sami Sweeney for a special workout outside at beautiful Green Lake Park.

    Do you love a good theme party? Pull out your favorite 90’s gear and attend Pure Barre’s 90’s themed class on Friday, September 19 at any of their five area Pure Barre locations. Class starts at 5:30 p.m.

    Donation classes are a minimum $10 donation with every dollar going directly to the charity of each studio’s choice. Pure Barre Seattle locations, including Capitol Hill, Green Lake, and University, are raising funds for Lifelong Aids Alliance of Seattle, while Pure Barre Bellevue is donating funds to Circle of Hope Guild. The best part? Pure Barre corporate will match the donations of the top three fundraising studios!

    Participate in the Pure Give challenge and not only will you experience an amazing workout, but more importantly you’ll give back to your community. Click here for more information about the Pure Give Challenge and check out the calendar below for local Pure Give events this September!

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  • It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere: Best Happy Hours in Seattle! 07.30.14

    Finally, the Seattle sun is out and there is no better time to catch up with friends or unwind after a long day of work than by enjoying a warm Seattle evening. Seattle is a haven for great happy hours and delectable bites, but which direction should you head next time you’re looking for those worthwhile deals? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite summertime spots to enjoy delicious eats and a refreshing sip… or two!

    Cafe Flora

    Cafe Flora, voted “Best Vegetarian Restaurant of 2014” by Seattle Magazine and “Best Vegetarian Restaurant in the US” by Travel + Leisure, offers beverage specials Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Enjoy a local draft beer for only $3, or selected Washington wine or rotating craft cocktail specials for $6. Pair your drink with small plates or entrees off the dinner menu. Favorite late summer dishes include heirloom tomato panzanella salad, grilled focaccia, heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, spinach, grilled sweet corn, cucumbers, red onion, fresh mozzarella, dill vinaigrette; plum pistachio pizza, pistachio pesto, plums, ricotta cheese, fresh arugula; pate platter, with lentil-pecan pate, red onion confit, olives, pickles, croccantini, fresh fruit; and zucchini fritters, with parmesan cheese and chives.

    Fonté Café

    Just getting off work downtown? Head over to Fonté Café on First Avenue any day from 3-6 p.m. to enjoy their latest happy hour menu! For just $7 or less, feast on a menu of European café fare, including Arancini with parmesan and arrabiata; housemade Meatballs with beef, pork, pine nuts, tomato sauce, house brioche; and Pappardelle Bolognese, made from housemade pasta, beef, pork and veal. In addition to European bites and signature coffee roasting, Fonté Café also offers hand-selected and carefully crafted drinks at the wine bar. Satisfy those sweet java cravings with the signature Espresso Martini with vodka, orange curacao, crème de cocoa, cream, sugar and Fonte’s own fresh espresso beans, roasted right in Georgetown. A thoughtfully curated list of summer wines featuring red, white, rose and bubbles as well as draft beers, and well drinks, are only $5 during happy hour.

    Maria Hines Restaurants
    It pays to be green, especially when it comes to organic foods at happy hour! If you’re looking for nourishing, organic, and sustainable meal options, visit one of Maria Hines’ restaurants, all organically certified by Oregon Tilth, an unaffiliated organization that promotes sustainability. Happy hour meals and drink items at Maria Hines Restaurants are all priced at an agreeable $8 or less.

    Agrodolce

    Located right in the heart of Seattle’s lively Fremont neighborhood, Agrodolce offers up some of Seattle’s finest Southern Italian and Sicilian cuisine. Stop by for happy hour daily, from 4-6 p.m. and indulge in the grass fed Mini Lamb Burger, with Dijon mustard, mostarda, and polenta fries; Crispy Sunchokes, with tuna tonnato and bacon salt; and the light and refreshing Arugula and Watercress, served with grana padano, Meyer lemon, and almond. Viva Italia, all while enjoying a certified organic meal in the bar or on the patio just off Fremont Ave.

    Golden Beetle

    Golden Beetle in Ballard serves delicious Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, and the happy hour menu is nothing short of divine. Served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily and all night in the bar and on the patio Sunday-Thursday, you’ll make Golden Beetle part of your weekly (or daily) regimen! The cocktail specials are out of this world. Sip on a Beetle Bug, not an actual bug, but a sweet, fruity concoction fashioned with vodka, fruit puree, lemon, and soda water; or on the contrary, taste the zesty flavors of the Charmoula Cocktail, made with cava, lemon, and charmoula syrup. Pair your beverage with savory food, such as the popular Fire & Honey Chicken Wings, the award-winning Spiced French Fries (fried in beef fat) or the Mini Vegetable Pizza with sunchoke puree and mama lil’s peppers. Towards the end of your meal, mix it up and grab dessert because you deserve it! Swoon over the Spiced Donuts, with honey syrup, cardamom, and cinnamon, for only $4.

    Tilth

    Enjoy organic new American cuisine from Tilth’s brand new summer happy hour menu, served daily from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Never offered before, this new happy hour menu brings flavorful and appetizing French Breakfast Radishes, with tarragon butter and San Juan sea salt; or the famed Mini Duck Burger, with housemade ketchup, fingerling potato, and mustard. Indulge in organic and sustainable Steak Tartare with grilled romaine, and French breakfast radish. You can even take your happy hour outside and enjoy a refreshing summer cocktail out on the garden patio. Sip on the refreshing Pimm’s Cup, Lillet Sparkler, or Lavender Daiquiri, just to name a few. Happy hour menu changes monthly.

    Shanik

    Head over to Seattle Mag’s “Best Indian Restaurant of 2014,” Shanik, in South Lake Union, for a happy hour comprised of modern Indian bites. Shanik’s recently installed patio provides the perfect opportunity to relax outdoors and indulge in unique and flavor-filled menu items for only $5 each. Offered Monday through Friday from 4-5:30 p.m., snack on the delicious menu of Spiced Mogo Fries, with creamy fenugreek and garlic dip; Papri-Chaat, with sprouted lentils and chutney; and Spice Encrusted Lamb Popsicle (pura) with chutneys! Perfect for the warm weather we’ve been having– cool down with a draft beer, featured wine or cocktail, also for only $5. Enjoy Shanik’s appetizing happy hour out on the new patio, or inside at the bar.

    Nothing says happy hour like a Seattle summer. After a long day of work, take a moment to relax at any one of our favorites places across Seattle: Cafe Flora, Fonté Café, Agrodolce, Golden Beetle, Tilth, or Shanik! Each restaurant provides their own unique happy hour experience coupled with flavorful bites, sips, and unbeatable prices.

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