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  • Ray’s Pumpkin Carving Party, Oct. 22! 10.18.16



    Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe is hosting their third annual pumpkin carving party on Saturday, October 22nd! Pumpkin Carvers of all ages are invited to partake in the fall festivities on the Cafe’s cozy covered deck equipped with blankets and space heaters so the seasonal fun can be enjoyed rain or shine!

    All carvers will receive a pumpkin, child-safe carving tools, an LED candle and delicious hot apple cider for just $15 per person! There will also be a special seasonal menu including pumpkin beers and cocktails available for purchase. Costumes welcome!

    Reservations are required and are available at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Guests can reserve their spot by emailing Darla Marchi at dmarchi@rays.com or calling 206.782.0094! Ray’s is located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW.

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  • Kids Summer Culinary Camps at Blue Ribbon Cooking! 06.18.15

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    Need a fun and engaging summer activity for your kids? Look no further! Blue Ribbon Cooking is offering numerous cooking camps this summer for children of all ages.

    Kids get to take a hands-on role in planning and preparing delicious gourmet family meals all while learning invaluable cooking and baking techniques. Each camp ends with a Thursday night Graduation Dinner for parents and kids that’s created and prepared by the students themselves!

    In each camp, students are provided with daily meals and cooking supplies in addition to a personalized chef’s jacket, a professional-quality chef’s knife, an electronic cookbook, and much more.

    Kids can choose from Classic Culinary Camp, Baking & Pastry Camp, or Advanced French Culinary Camp. If parents want to get in the kitchen along with their little ones, they can opt for the Mom & Me Camp; parents, grandparents, and caregivers are all welcome!

    What’s included?
    Students are provided with daily meals, cooking supplies, a personalized chef jacket and a professional-quality chef knife!

    The Classic Culinary, Baking & Pastry, and Advanced French Culinary Camp all include a Thursday night graduation sit-down dinner for parents and kids, created and cooked by the students themselves.

    Special offer!
    Register two siblings for any camps and receive a 15% discount off each camp fee. Listed below are pricing and scheduling details for each camp offered.

    For more information about the camps and pricing, visit http://www.blueribboncooking.com/kids-camps-parties/. Blue Ribbon Cooking is located at 2501 Fairview Ave. E., Seattle 98102 and can be reached at 206-328-2442.

    2015 Camp Dates:

    Classic Culinary Camp
    $400 Camp fee plus $250 Supply fee
    SENIORS: Ages 14-18
    – June 22-25
    JUNIORS: Ages 7-13
    – July 13-16, or July 27-30
    ALL AGES
    – June 29-July 2 or July 20-23
    Classes are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Baking & Pastry Camp
    $400 Camp fee plus $250 Supply fee
    ALL AGES
    – June 22-25, July 6-9, or July 20-23
    Classes are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Advanced French Culinary Camp
    $500 Camp fee plus $300 Supply fee
    ALL AGES
    – July 27-30

    Classes are Monday & Wednesday from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
    *Students must have completed a prior kids camp at Blue Ribbon to attend.

    Mom & Me Camp (open to all parents, grandparents and caregivers)
    $275 Camp fee per each pair of child and adult plus $50 Supply fee per person
    $125 for each additional family member
    ALL AGES
    3-Day Session
    – July 13-15
    Classes are Monday-Wednesday from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (no graduation night)

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  • Celebrate Copper River Salmon Season at Ray’s! 05.22.15



    With the 2015 Copper River salmon season currently underway, Ray’s Boathouse and Café is featuring special pairings of the highly sought after salmon and selections of pinot noir in both restaurants through June 15.

    Ray’s history with Copper River salmon is long and rich. Jon Rowley brought the first Copper River to Ray’s in 1983. It became an instant hit and has since been a coveted seasonal delicacy. Ray’s decision to pair red wine, specifically pinot noir, with the Copper River fish was also the first kind of its kind and still lives on as a tradition at Ray’s today!

    Ray’s specials include a selection of 20 Oregon pinot noirs via Ray’s Coravin wine system, including Domaine Drouhin, Shea Wine Cellars, and Beaux Frères. The rich flavors of the chosen wines compliment the fat-bellied flavor of the salmon.

    Ray’s Café will be offering specials of pinots and rich chardonnays to compliment the salmon as well.

    Book a lunch or dinner at Ray’s now through June 15 to enjoy these delicious pairings in the Café or Boathouse!

    Ray’s Boathouse and Café is located at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle 98107. Reservations for the Boathouse can be made at rays.com/rays-boathouse-reservation while reservations for the Café can be made at rays.com/rays-café-reservation.

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  • Seattle’s Favorite Patios & Summer Menus! 05.21.15

    As the summer months approach, Seattle restaurants are dusting off their patio seats, creating refreshing cocktails, and preparing menus with the best seasonal ingredients that summer has to offer. The multitude of outdoor dining options ensures that you won’t run out of places to enjoy the summer sun, from weekend brunch to late night dinners.


    Agrodolce
    Transport to a warm Italian coast while you bask in the sun right here in Seattle. In the heart of Fremont,
    Agrodolce offers a delicious taste of Italian coastal cuisine and expertly created handmade pasta featuring house-milled flour. This welcoming trattoria offers a quiet and cozy patio just off the main hustle and bustle in Fremont.

    The summer menu includes a collection of summer spritzers with colors and presentations that perfectly sum up the feel of summer, available in alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. The summer spritzers include 3 intoxicating flavors: Plum Soda, Parsley Soda, and Raspberry Puree with Rhubarb Beet Soda. Agrodolce will also offer a $5 Rosé Special of the Day throughout the warm summer months.

    Agrodolce has a special happy hour this summer with $3 items to celebrate their third year anniversary. Items include Polenta Fries, Seasonal Bruschetta, and the Mini Lamb Burger.

    Summer brunch wouldn’t be complete without bottomless mimosas on the sun-soaked patio every weekend. Pair with brunch options that include Focaccia French Toast Bits, Chicken and Waffles, and Handmade Emmer Rigatoni.

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


    Golden Beetle
    This summer the menu at Golden Beetle features a long list of house made bitters, tinctures, sodas, and infusions that reflect the attention to detail in the craft cocktail program. Their dedication to organic and seasonal ingredients creates cocktails that are unrivaled in flavor. Diners can enjoy a Paradiso Cooler, Spiced Harissa Daiquiri, or an Adult Lemonade while soaking up the sun on Golden Beetle’s front patio. The patio allows diners to enjoy the summer sun or shade without getting overheated.

    With cuisine rooted in the cultures and culinary styles of the Eastern Mediterranean, Golden Beetle’s happy hour offers fun street-inspired foods that are perfect for outdoor dining. Snack on Fire & Honey Chicken Wings, Spiced Donuts, or Spiced French Fries.

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


    Tilth
    Summertime means enjoying award-winning cuisine on the charming, garden patio at Tilth. Situated among a trellis of greenery fronting a craftsman house, diners are welcomed and treated as if they’re family. The patio also offers dinners the perfect chance to enjoy dinner outside during those warm summer evenings.

    The current menu, which changes monthly, includes Green Garlic Soup, Seared Alaskan Weathervane Scallops, and English Pea Flan, amongst numerous other certified organic and locally sourced options. Those interested in brunch can experience Coffee Roasted Celery Root Salad, House made Sourdough Waffle, and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake among other delicious items.

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


    Sushi Kappo Tamura
    The most sought after seats at Sushi Kappo Tamura are at the sushi bar, but come this summer the outdoor patio will also be in high demand. With seating for 12, Sushi Kappo Tamura’s patio creates an engaging and vibrant space that allows diners to enjoy the sun in high spirits.

    Sushi Kappo Tamura is known for their fierce commitment to using only the best and most sustainable seasonal ingredients. The menu is already featuring a variety of vegetables and herbs grown and taken directly from their rooftop garden. Diners should keep an eye out for menu items that feature radish, turnip, scallions, butterhead lettuce, shiso, mint, kale, and mustard greens all harvested straight from the garden. The summer will also bring new seafood options to the menu, including Live Spot Prawns, Fresh Salmon, and Albacore Tuna. These delicious ingredients will be integrated into sashimi, nigiri, and other menu items.

    Reservations can be made at sushikappotamura.com or by calling 206.547.0937. Sushi Kappo Tamura is located at 2968 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle.


    Volterra
    Bringing the warmth and charm of Tuscany to Seattle’s historic neighborhood of Ballard,
    Volterra is the perfect place to enjoy the soon-to-be summer weather. With a patio hugged by hanging vines and shrubbery, diners feels as if they’ve been transported to a summer day in the heart of Tuscany.

    As Volterra celebrates its anniversary, Chef Don Curtiss has complied a Favorites Tasting Menu featuring the most loved dishes from the last 10 years. Options include Polenta with Wild Mushrooms, Wild Boar Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Mustard Sauce, and Roasted Eggplant Pouches. Diners can also start off the day right with weekend brunch on the patio. Menu items include Chestnut Pancakes, Wilde Mushroom Scramble, and Duck and Yukon Gold Potato Hash.

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


    Ray’s Boathouse & Café
    With its unique position on the shores of Ballard overlooking the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Ray’s Boathouse & Café offers stunning views, especially during the summer from its large Café patio.

    Happy Hour can now be enjoyed on the Café-patio with the menu offering delectable bites such as Grilled Prawn Satay, Tuna Poke, Pacific Manila Clams and the Crispy Calamari. Ray’s Café is also featuring Frozen Tiki Cocktails this summer, featuring rum, vodka, and fruity flavors served in a glass tiki goblet. Available at Ray’s Café bar, dining room and deck through the end of summer.

    Ray’s Boathouse now invites guests to join them on their new patio where guests can dine right over the water. The Boathouse’ extensive drink menu also offers numerous options for those who wish to have a drink by the water with their view. Cocktails include White Peach Cosmo, Spiced Apple Fizz, and Seaview Sunset (non-alcoholic).

    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.


    Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora’s outdoor patio situates diners in a quant and welcoming garden. Diners can start their day off right by enjoying weekend brunch in the summer sun with menu items like Beignets, Hoppin’ John Fritters, or Beet Breakfast Sandwich. The outdoor lights also make Cafe Flora’s patio a perfect place to enjoy dinner while the sunsets. Diners can chose from King Oyster Scallops, Roasted Pineapple Pizza, and Quinoa Asparagus Cakes among other delicious vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

    Summer days can be enjoyed with their house made non-alcoholic fizzes or Cafe Flora’s extensive array of local wine, beer, cider, and craft cocktails.

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


    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge

    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge’s large patio, located at the front of the restaurant, allows diners to be immersed in the bustling Belltown neighborhood while enjoying the sun and delicious food. The large roll-up doors surrounding the bar ensure that the patio is well integrated into the rest of the dining areas and the patio’s overhang allows for seats in the shade.

    Dinner and happy hour can be enjoyed on the patio, and brunch is a local favorite with the menu including Ham & Compté Crepe, Wild Mushroom & Smoked Cheddar Quiche, and Croque-Monsieur. Diners can also sample their way through the vast drink menu that Bell + Whete has to offer. Their craft bar program focuses on gin, whiskey, and international and local lagers and ales that provide the perfect pairing for any meal. Chose from a variety of cocktails, including a Rozencrantz, King’s Bench, or Old Spot. Bell + Whete’s house made gin and tonic features Marley’s Tonic, handcrafted in West Seattle.

    Reservations can be made at bellandwhete.com or by calling 206.538.0180.


    Local 360 Café & Bar
    During the summer months, Local 360 Café & Bar diners can enjoy locally sourced summer menus and cocktails seated on the warm and inviting front patio. Located in the midst of downtown Seattle and within walking distance of Pike Place Market, Local 360 prides itself on being a sustainable café and food producer with an emphasis on local sourcing. Diners can enjoy the most extensive locally sourced spirits collection in Washington State, making it the perfect place to imbibe all summer long.

    Bask in the sun while sipping craft cocktails that give a nod to Seattle culture, including Monorail, Raincoat, and 206 Smash. Weekend brunch at Local 360 offers diners the perfect opportunity to soak up the morning sun while dining on Corned Beef Hash with Poached Eggs, Fried Chicken and Waffles with Maple Pepper Jelly, and Pork Belly Chop Salad with Rogue Blue and Soft Boiled Egg.

    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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  • We’re Hiring! 02.18.15

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    Evado PR is growing and we are looking for the best, brightest and most driven person to add to our team! We are on the hunt for someone who is excited to learn, eager to grow, and a great team player.

    If you’re passionate about consumer pr and the hospitality business, and have social media experience, take a look at our Account Coordinator job description and send us your resume. You may be the perfect fit for us!

     

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  • Pure Barre Offers Pre-Natal Class Sunday, Aug. 10 08.07.14


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    Join Pure Barre Queen Anne this Sunday, August 10 at 3:30 p.m. for a full-body, pre-natal workout, perfectly designed for all you soon-to-be mothers! The 75-minute specialty class is designed for pregnant women of all levels, including those trying to get pregnant. Guests will also enjoy special deals on prenatal massages from pregnancy support specialist and masseuse, Ishelle Neville.

    Francis, a Pure Barre instructor since 2009, has extensive training working with pre-natal women, and has brilliantly designed a class with pregnancy modifications to help keep your core and back strong throughout pregnancy and delivery. Pure Barre’s small isometric movements strengthen those hard-to-tone muscles without putting excessive stress on your pre-natal figure. The low impact workouts are especially beneficial for pregnancy and recovery due to no jerky movements or bouncing.

    Call Pure Barre Queen Anne at 206-535-8910 to sign up; class is $20 per person.

    Follow Pure Barre Queen Anne on Facebook for the latest updates on events, studio news, and exclusive offers!

    Class: Sunday, August 10, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
    Price: $20 per person
    Location: Pure Barre Queen Anne, 500 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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  • Summer Camps for Aspiring Chefs! 06.04.14

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    The sun is shining and the sky is clear, summer is finally here and your kids want to have fun and relax! Fill up their summer schedule at Blue Ribbon Cooking & Culinary Center on Lake Union. Blue Ribbon is in its 19th year of hosting fun, educational culinary camps for kids of all ages. Cooking camps help build confidence and creativity as they don their chef’s hat and venture to the kitchen to create meals, bake pastries, learn to chop, slice and make grocery lists.

     

    All kids camps except Mom & Me, will end with a celebratory graduation dinner where kids show off the culinary skills they learned to their friends and family. Each camp will supply your little chef with cooking necessities, including: a personalized chef’s jacket, apron, professional-quality chef’s knife, cookbook of recipes, utensils, and more!

     

    Blue Ribbon offers a number of camps that cater to all interests. Check out the list below and sign up your child, grandchild, niece or nephew for camp at Blue Ribbon before they fill up!

     

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    Classic Culinary Camp
    Get ready to make local and global favorites from scratch with the opportunity to learn hands-on from professional chefs five hours a day and sharpen your culinary skills in the kitchen.

    Ages: 7-13
    Dates: July 7 – 10, July 14 – 17, July 28 – 31, 2014
    Ages: 14-18
    Dates: June 23– 26, 2014
    All Ages: 7-18
    Dates: July 21 – 24, 2014
    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday

     

    Baking & Pastry Camp
    Calling all potential bakers out there! Grab your rolling pin and put on an apron because we are going to be sifting, whisking, kneading, mixing and measuring as we bake savory and sweet goodies from scratch!

    All Ages: 7-18
    Dates: June 23 – 26, 2014 OR July 7 – 10, 2014
    9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday

     

    Mom & Me
    This camp is designed to create a fun learning environment for both you and your kids! For young chefs, bring your parent, grandparent, or care giver and learn together how to make your own healthy creation for the entire family! For adult chefs, bring your kid and learn how to work together around the kitchen and meal preparation, giving you more quality time to spend with one another!

    All Ages
    Dates: July 14, 15 & 16, 2014
    3-Day Session
    10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

     

    Advanced French Culinary Workshop
    For those with exceptional culinary skills already, this camp is for you! You will be challenged and master one of the world’s most refined and elegant culinary styles, the classic French cuisine, while learning the influences of French cuisine is in all forms of Western cooking.

    All Ages: 7-18*
    Dates: July 28 – July 31, 2014
    *Students must have completed a prior kids camp at Blue Ribbon to attend.

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  • Give Thanks on a Special Day for a Special Woman! 05.07.14

    Mother’s Day is on its way and every Seattle mom deserves a day of praise. Sit back, take a break and soak in the love for all your hard work over an extraordinary meal. Mother’s Day pampering is on the menu at Miller’s Guild, Crush, Agrodolce, Tilth, Golden Beetle, Fonte Café, and Cafe Flora.

     

    Miller’s Guild Toasts Mother’s Day

    Miller’s Guild is firing up their Infierno grill for a special Mother’s Day brunch on May 11. Alongside regular brunch fare of Whiskey Cake with apple, bacon, yam, maple syrup and chili; Sausage & Biscuits with buttermilk gravy, soft fried eggs and braised kale; and ChefWedgieCobb Salad with organic chicken, pumpkin seeds beets, apricots, and yogurt mint dressing. Kids can also treat mom to specialty items from Chef Jason Wilson including Crab and Nettle Gratin ; Grilled Ham Steak and Hearth Fired Eggs and Coffee Flour Waffle with rhubarb and strawberry. The bar at Miller’s Guild will also be creating brunch cocktails perfect for mom.

     

    Reserve online or call 206.443.3663. Miller’s Guild is located at 612 Stewart Street, Seattle.

     

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    Treat Mom to Special Tasting Menu at Crush

    Chef Jason Wilson is preparing a beautiful five-course tasting menu with moms in mind. Make your mom feel special on her day with a starter of Champagne, Oyster, Cauliflower Veloute, Caviar followed by a five-course menu, which includes Chamomile Carrots, Carnaroli Risotto, Manchego, Tangerine Lace and Almonds; French Curry Chickpeas, Fire Roasted Artichokes, Lamb, Yogurt, Peppers; and Earl Grey Chocolate Fondant, Huckleberry Jam, Malted Milk Hazelnut and Sea Salt .

     

    Crush’s 5-course tasting menu is $76 per person; optional wine pairing for additional $64. Reserve online or call 206.324.4549. Crush is located at 2319 East Madison Street, Seattle.

     

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    Agrodolce Invites Madre to Brunch

    Invite your madre to an Italian brunch from Chef Maria Hines on Mother’s Day at Agrodolce. The three-course menu includes Savory Gougeres with provolone picante, thyme and green garlic aioli; Malted Waffle with Theo’s Chocolate, malted milk chantily and dried strawberry; and Bomboloni with pastry cream, citrus and caramel. Moms and others can also order specialty brunch cocktails including Capri Sun with limoncello, sparkling wine and cured grapefruit, and Bottomless Mimosas .

     

    Three-course brunch menu is $25. Reserve online or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N 35th Street, Seattle.

     

    Gift Mom Award-Winning Cuisine from Tilth

    This Mother’s Day, Chef Maria Hines is offering a three-course gift for your mom at Tilth. The menu includes Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with chive hollandaise and potatoes; Spring Vegetable Hash with radicchio, beet and green garlic; Apple Soup with caramel, peanuts and marshmallow; and Chocolate Sorbet with Holmquiest hazelnut and Theo’s Chocolate. Vegan and gluten free options are available. View the full menu online.

     

    The three-course menu is $30 per person; additional $10 for Mimosa or Bloody Mary with coffee. Open until 3 p.m. for Mother’s Day brunch. Reserve online or call 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.

     

    Ballard Brunch at Golden Beetle
    Golden Beetle serves delicious Eastern Mediterranean fare and this Mother’s Day, the three-course menu includes Spicy Skagit River Ranch Pork Shank Hash with potato, Mama Lil’s pepper, béchamel and poached egg; Smoked Ham and Grilled Asparagus Omelet with gruyere cheese, parsley, beef fat fried potato; and Shortbread Cookie Napoleon with cinnamon, sour cherry and ricotta. View the full menu online.

     

    The three-course menu is $25. Open until 3 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Reserve online or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle.

     

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    Downtown Moms Brunch at Fonte Cafe
    Enjoy your special day with a memorable brunch at Fonte Café while sipping a Sage Latte, signature to Fonte Café. For more indulgence, enjoy mimosas or a Kir Royal alongside a special menu of Waffles with Caramelized Apples and Pears and an almond praline; Peach and Baby Radish Salad with toasted almonds, basil, feta cheese and champagne vinaigrette; and Cinnamon Bundt Coffee Cake. Mother’s Day brunch-goers will also have the option of dining off the regular brunch menu filled with Eggs Benedict with housemade English muffinsCroque Madame, Vegan Hash and more.

     

    Fonte Café is located at 1321 First Avenue, Seattle. Reserve online or call 206.777.6193.

     

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    Moms Love Cafe Flora

    Cafe Flora has designed two separate three-course Mother’s Day brunch menus, offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Choices for the three-course meal include Strawberry Lilac Stuffed French Toast stuffed with almond frangipane filling, topped with macerated strawberries, lilac mascarpone whipped cream, raspberries and fresh edible flowers; Arugula Potato Cake & Grilled Asparagus Benedictwith farm poached eggs, snow peas and tomato cream sauce; and Spring Trifle with rhubarb angelica compote, almond citrus cake, rhubarb curd, whipped cream, fresh raspberries, pistachio crunch.

     

    Kids have the choice of Banana Nutella Stuffed French Toast brioche dipped in rich cinnamon egg batter, stuffed with Nutella, topped with fresh banana and whipped cream and a Heart Shaped Strawberry Sundae with vanilla ice cream, chocolate heart, strawberries and hot fudge. View both menus online.

     

    The three-course menu is $35 per adult; $15 per child. The special menu is available on Sunday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 206.325.9100 to make your reservation.

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  • Seize the Day in Seattle with Sosh! 03.13.14

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    Looking for a new restaurant or happy hour hangout? Itching to go on a hike but not sure where to go? Ready to change up your plans for your next date night or girls night out? Well, now there’s a mobile app for that!

     

    Currently in San Francisco and New York, Sosh, a free mobile “concierge service” app, has made its way to Seattle! With the help of Sosh, you can peruse personalized recommendations for restaurants, bars, entertainment and a variety of other activities at your leisure. The best part about the app is it’s easy to use and navigate so you’re not left searching for hours!

     

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    When you first join Sosh, simply select what type of activities you are most interested in. Based on your selections, your location and the time of day, the app will match you with interesting things to do. Unlike other sites, Sosh recommends specific activities not venues. For example, if you use Sosh on a Friday night, the app may recommend you to a special menu night at a local bar or pop-up restaurant. Likewise, if you open Sosh in the middle of a Wednesday, the app may suggest an open mic at a nearby café or a massage at a local spa.

     

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    Sosh removes the hassle of scrolling through pages of possible activities from search engine results by tailoring its recommendations to your interests. As you continue to use Sosh, the app will constantly modify its suggestions to your needs based on the activities you look at and what you click on. Basically, the more you use Sosh, the more it gets to know your interests!

     

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    Regardless of how you want to seize the day, Sosh has you covered and will ensure you never have a boring day again! Finding your next date night activity, hike, concert or exercise craze has never been easier.

     

    Download the free Sosh app and sign up here to start discovering Seattle! For the latest Sosh updates, follow them on Twitter: @SoshSeattle.

     

     

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  • Pure Barre Capitol Hill Opens Jan. 4! 12.20.13



    Just in time for the New Year, Pure Barre is opening their fourth Seattle-area location on Capitol Hill, January 4! Owners Sami and Brandon Sweeney are excited to bring their beloved workout to another neighborhood of Seattleites. Capitol Hill joins Pure Barre University, Queen Anne and Bellevue.

    Classes begin Saturday, January 4 at 8:30 a.m. and Pure Barre will donate a portion of all January merchandise sales to Life Long Aids Alliance to support their vital programs.

    To kick off the New Year right, Pure Barre is holding their 60-Day New Year’s Challenge where students work to complete 50 classes in 60 days starting January 10. All students who complete the challenge will receive a gift bag and a 10-class card to Pure Barre.

    Pure Barre was the first barre class in Seattle and offers students a full body workout in 55-minutes through small isometric movements that tighten and tone abs, seat, thighs and arms. The technique combines elements of Pilates, yoga and weights, set to upbeat music to keep energy high. Muscles are worked to fatigue and then stretched to achieve lean limbs. Its low impact approach is perfect for all body types and offers a complete workout in just an hour that gets your heart rate up and works all areas of the body to slim and tone.

    Pure Barre Capitol Hill
    – First class free for new students
    – Location: 1222 East Pine Street, Suite B, Seattle 98122
    – Classes: Pure Barre Capitol Hill will hold their 55-minute classes seven days a week, morning, noon and evening, to fit all schedules.
    – Parking: Complimentary parking in the building’s underground garage.

    Sign up for classes online or follow along on Facebook for updates. We’ll see you at the barre in 2014!

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