Have you ever had an award-winning cocktail? How about one with cumin, carrots, egg whites and gin? One of the bartending industry’s most prestigious cocktail competitions took place on August 23 with a state-wide search for “The Most Inspired Bartender” competition. The winner was Milagro Cantina and Hector’s own Mark Sexauer with his inspired cocktail, The Forager.
The fun doesn’t end there. Mark is taking The Forager to Las Vegas this weekend to compete against 46 other bartenders from around the country for the national title of “The Most Inspired Bartender.” The winner doesn’t just walk away with the title, but will also walk away with the cover of an upcoming GQ magazine (after all, it’s their competition along with the United States Bartenders Guild) and fly to London for the international competition.
How you can join the fun? Mark will be shaking up The Forager TONIGHT ONLY at Milagro Cantina. Taste how creative and balanced a cocktail can be and, as 425 Magazine puts it, “support your local bartender!” And why not? It’s a gorgeous day for a Forager.
Check out the recipe that Mark shared with Seattle Met. Thirsty yet? We’ll see you soon!
This has been a year of many, many, MANY new restaurants gracing the greater Seattle area. From Redmond to West Seattle, Woodinville to Kent, there has been a new restaurant cropping up every week – or so it seems! The competition is tough, but we believe that competition breeds excellence . . .
We are very pleased to announce that our client, Milagro Cantina, has been voted Best New Restaurant by the readers of 425 Magazine. Open a mere six months, the crew at Milagro started with a bang and has only been getting better and better, putting their best foot forward and creating wonderful impression upon memorable impression for the guests that walk through their steel doors.
The July issue of 425 Magazine, out on newsstands today, also includes a four page spread on Milagro Cantina and Chef Chris Peterson. That gives you at least two reasons to pick up the magazine – and the editors give you many, many more reasons to grab your own Best Of issue or read online.
A big thanks to all that voted for Milagro. If you haven’t been yet then the outdoor patio, a plate of tacos and a Prickly Pear Lemonade should give you reason enough to check out Milagro Cantina this summer and decide for yourself!
Milagro Cantina, the latest Eastside destination for Mexican cuisine, is about to reveal a more spirited side with a day-into-night Cinco de Mayo fiesta!
Tomorrow, May 5, Milagro will make room for a liberating Cinco de Mayo by clearing out the dining room and inviting in a real fiesta! The celebration is one that marks Mexico’s day of independence as much as it gives reason to savor the restaurant’s multi-regional Mexican cuisine and usher in the (hopeful) summer weather! Incredible $5 food specials, $5-7 drink specials, and an expansive, heated outdoor patio make Milagro a Mayo must.
Milagro has the celebration covered with eight different special menu items, each $5:
~ Chorizo-stuffed boneless chicken wings (one of our absolute favorites!)
~ Sweet corn, goat cheese and red chile fritters
~ Street tacos al pastor
~ Street tacos pescado
~ Shrimp cocktail shooters
~ Jalapeno poppers stuffed with chorizo crouton stuffing
~ Bacon wrapped hot dog with pickled jalapenos, pico de gallo & cream cheese
All of this food will no doubt have you parched for some Mexican inspired drinks and of course Milagro delivers there too:
~ Cinco Margarita with Tradicional Reposado, orange cordial, lime juice, lemon juice, agave
~ Prickly Pear Lemonade with Absolut Wild Tea
~ Blanco & Mexican Coke
~ Draft and bottled beer including Pacifico, Victoria, Negro Modelo and Corona!
Can you say ay yi yi?!
While you’re planning how to fit in all 8 items plus cocktails, take a minute to vote for Milagro Cantina in 425 Magazine’s Best Of voting, ending tomorrow! The competition is steep, but we are rooting for the Best New Restaurant category. Vote here!
Milagro Cantina is located in downtown Kirkland at 148 Lake Street South. Milagro offers parking at its private 90 stall monitored lot and street parking.
425 Magazine is holding its annual “Best of” voting now through May 5! Vote for your favorite local businesses, personalities, recreational areas and more! Let everyone else in on the secret places that you’ve discovered for fun, food, fitness and fashion. The winners will appear in the summer issue and no doubt it will be an issue that sticks around until the next one comes along! You’ll be able to flip through it for a year, admire your handy work, and discover other places that shouldn’t be missed on the Eastside.
We have our own favorites, too!
Best New Restaurant? Kirkland’s own Milagro Cantina!
Taking the Eastside by storm since December, Milagro’s Mexican fare is turning heads and earning rave critic reviews from the neighborhood and the big boys. The molé is a hit, the guacamoles continue to please and the wide variety of tacos are favorites for lunch, dinner or in the bar. Whether you cozy up to the indoor fire pit, bask in the rays on the patio, pick your tequila from the expansive tequila tree in the bar, or enjoy the beautifully adorned dining room, Milagro’s food, service, cocktails and attention to detail will leave you singing ay-yi-yi all the way home!
Best Gym? Pure Barre Bellevue!
Well technically it’s not a gym but we dare you to find a better workout and personal trainers. Pure Barre works all of our hard-to-tone areas like our abs, arms, thighs and seat and does so through a winning combination of ballet, Pilates and weights. Set to fast-paced music the 55-minute workouts fly by and leave you feeling toned and stretched. Try your first class for free and vote for Pure Barre! You’ll thank us later!
If you haven’t checked out Milagro Cantina and Pure Barre, then do your due diligence before voting, but hurry, ballots close May 5.
Vote here: 425magazine.com.
Pure Barre is the featured barre workout in the March “Health Issue” of 425 Magazine! It’s included in “Fresh Ways To Get Fit” when you want to ditch the gym routine and try something new and challenging. Pure Barre Bellevue is located in The Elements building across from The Bravern and right off 405 for easy access; free parking included. First class is free for new students and your first month unlimited is just $100!
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