What better way for a chef to celebrate seven years of making it in the highly competitive restaurant world then by featuring two of her favorite things – BBQ and bourbon! In those seven years, Maria Hines has accomplished a lot, from winning a James Beard Best Chef NW award to making the New York Times list of best new restaurants in 2008. She’s also opened two more restaurants as well!
Seattle magazine says, “mark your calendar” for this Saturday afternoon, Aug. 31, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Maria will be trading in her Chilled Cucumber Soup and St. Jude Albacore Tuna Croquettes for Pulled Pork Sliders, Braised Greens and Ham Hocks, and Slow Cooked Wagyu Beef Ribs.
In true James Beard award winner style, guests will experience sides such as Bone Marrow and Tomato Jam on Toast and Kohlrabi and Cabbage Slaw, dishes that Seattle Met has been dreaming about since first announced!
See the full ELEVEN item menu here and then make your reservations for the family-style bbq, just $45!
Coastal Kitchen will be shucking and handing out 1,000 tasty bivalves on the half shell today beginning at 5 p.m. This shuck-fest is in celebration of Coastal Kitchen’s 20th anniversary and the upcoming debut of the remodeled restaurant and its new oyster bar. If you’re an oyster lover or have never sunk your teeth into a briny oyster morsel, we want to see you there!
The First Shuck event will take place on the sidewalk in front of Coastal Kitchen. The event will present new Executive Chef Jason Jones and his staff shucking 1,000 oysters. Owners Jeremy Hardy & Tiah Holt Hardy along with long time General Manager Eli Britt will be handing out the free oysters and answering questions about the remodel.
Coastal Kitchen will resume feeding crowds breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night on Saturday, Oct. 20. The restaurant has been closed since Sept 24 to allow for construction on a new oyster bar, new cocktail bar, outdoor seating off the front of the restaurant, new bamboo flooring in the dining room, the integration of a private dining room into the main dining room and new flooring in the kitchen.
Celebrate this 20 year old mainstay and its new digs today at 5 p.m.! We’ll see you at Coastal Kitchen, located at 429 15th Avenue East on Capitol Hill.
Lloyd Martin Turns One! 09.27.12
The restaurant biz is far from easy – ask Sam Crannell, chef-owner of Lloyd Martin, whose restaurant celebrates one year in business next week! Working hard for his critic nods and his Best New Restaurant Award, Sam isn’t about to coast with just one year under his belt. He’s fine-tuning, creating and pushing his culinary envelope to keep guests happy and coming back to his Queen Anne restaurant.
Sam will “pause” on October 6 to celebrate his one year of success at Lloyd Martin with an anniversary dinner focused around game meats. Seattle Weekly gives us the menu and notes how its critic was impressed while Queen Anne View reminds the neighborhood (and everyone else) that reservations are going fast! Read about the first year and what’s coming up in Sam’s interview with Eater.
Call now for your reservations. Literally only a few seats left.
As one of the early shakers on the Seattle cocktail scene, Tini Bigs has birthed some of the city’s most creative cocktails and well-known, talented bartenders who poured them. While trendy bars have come and gone, Tini Bigs’ classic and retro cocktails have given way to national and industry recognition through the years. Tini Bigs is commemorating their cocktails, bartenders and loyal guests on January 22 with their famous 10 oz. martinis for just $5.
These aren’t just any martinis. Proprietor Keith Robbins is bringing back the most popular cocktails from each of the 15 years and some of the bartenders that poured them! That’s right, relive your Jolly Tini (green apple martini) days, taste the Smokey Bigs Martini again for the first time, and remember the award-winning John Wayne (Tini’s manhattan version). Check out the full list from Seattle Met’s insightful story interlaced with some of the Tini’s history or revisit some of those cocktails trends with Seattle magazine.
We look forward to toasting 15 years with you at Tini Bigs on January 22 at 6 p.m.!
Celebrating five years as Seattle’s best tiki karaoke bar, Hula Hula will be throwing itself a birthday party and inviting new and loyal guests to commemorate the night on stage. The anniversary event will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 4-10 p.m., with festivities continuing until close.
The evening will also mark the launch of Hula Hula’s live internet streaming karaoke with a special, inaugural contest that encourages performances and internet viewing of contestants from 7-9 p.m. All performances will be viewable at www.hulahula.org. Online spectators and guests at Hula Hula will vote from 9-9:30 p.m. on Hula Hula’s Facebook or via Twitter for their favorite performance. The winner will be announced at 10 p.m.
From 4 to 10 p.m., all food and drinks will be $5. Regularly $9-$22, popular tiki drinks include: “Classic” Mai Tai, Planters Punch, Blue Hawaiian and Volcano Bowl.
Hula Hula has been known for its karaoke scene since opening in Dec. 2006. Karaoke is offered seven nights a week led by the crowd-pleasing and self-professed Karaoke Geek, KJ Mikey, who masterfully operates the state-of-the-art karaoke sound system as guests belt out their favorite renditions of Journey, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Buffet, Johnny Cash and more.
Hula Hula is located at 1st and Denny at 106 1st Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109. Call (206) 284.5003 or visit online at www.hulahula.org, www.Facebook.com/hula-hula, Twitter @HulaHulaSeattle.
Craft cocktails have taken Seattle by storm. In nearly every neighborhood you’ll find a cocktail lounge that is shaking, mixing and pouring the latest trendy drinks. Our latest client, Tini Bigs, was one of the first kids on the block to create expertly prepared classic cocktails and experiment with new methods, liquors and creations. Nearly 15 years ago, Tini Bigs opened its doors as the “2nd best cocktail lounge” and it hasn’t closed its doors since – yes, that’s 5,500 days of straight business! The art of creating a well-balanced craft cocktail runs deep at Tini Bigs, as do the exceptionally large martini glasses!
Just next door at 1st and Denny, find Seattle’s only tiki karaoke bar – Hula Hula! Polynesian kitsch meets one of the best karaoke scenes in town. Celebrating 5 years in business, Hula Hula will be holding an anniversary celebration with a karaoke contest and a few surprises on Dec. 28. Hula Hula is your tropical haven in Seattle’s winter weather. Stop by and try your vocal chords at a classic rock, country or pop hit – your choice!
Dragonfish 14th Anniversary! 06.03.11
Dragonfish Asian Cafe turns 14 in June with new food and cocktail menus! Celebrate with their $14 three-item combos June 6-11 and reserve your tickets to their Japanese Whiskey Tasting on Saturday, June 11. Proceeds benefit Ishinomaki, Japan, an area devastated by the tsunami. Details included below!
DRAGONFISH’S 14th ANNIVERSARY BRINGS A WEEK OF DELICIOUS
CELEBRATION AND BENEVOLENCE
Dragonfish Asian Cafe in Seattle Announces Menu Specials,
a Benefit Japanese Whiskey Tasting for Tsunami Relief and More
Seattle—When Dragonfish Asian Cafe opened its doors 14 years ago, it became a cornerstone of Pan-Asian cuisine in Seattle. As the restaurant celebrates yet another successful year in June, owner Takao Kikuchi has planned a week of delicious festivities and a special Japanese whiskey tasting benefit for tsunmai victims in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan—the hometown of Kikuchi’s wife, Yuko. From June 6-11, make Dragonfish your delicious destination and get to know the restaurant all over again.
“We feel very fortunate to have a thriving restaurant that has stood the test of time,” Kikuchi said. “In addition to celebrating our 14th year, we want to help the Ishinomaki Chamber of Commerce; this town is only beginning to sort through the devastation caused by the tsunami and any cash contribution will help in their relief efforts.”
Yuko Kikuchi recently spent six weeks in Ishinomaki helping earthquake victims and will return next month. Meanwhile, Mr. Kikuchi has been refreshing food and drink menus at Dragonfish and planning 14th anniversary festivities. Within the refreshed noodle and vegetable dishes, sushi, and perfect-for-sharing Izakaya small plates, there’s something for everyone; the menu continues to represent flavors of China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and Korea.
Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen™, which created the restaurant’s opening cocktails, recently revamped the drink menu with cocktails such as the Mandarin Dragon Mojito, Cucumber Sake Sour, and Yamazaki Yacht Club. Stop by anytime to taste the new additions or enjoy the 14th anniversary festivities June 6-11 below.
June 6-11: $14 Anniversary Menus. Enjoy special three-item menus whose featured items include Dragonfish favorites, meat, seafood and vegetarian options. Three signature cocktails accompany the menu (priced separately) with a percentage of proceeds donated to the Ishinomaki Chamber of Commerce.
While there, enter to win one of 14 pairs of tickets to the 5th Avenue Theatre’s Aladdin: The New Stage Musical, (playing July 7-31). Enter to win June 6-11 for the June 11 drawing. No purchase or presence during the draw is needed.
June 11, 5 p.m.: Japanese Whiskey Tasting. Start with Dragonfish’s Yamazaki Yacht Club Cocktail followed by a sampling of three Japanese whiskeys paired with Asian bites. A percentage of the $35 per person admission will benefit the Ishinomaki Chamber of Commerce. Celebrated mixologist Andrew Bohrer from Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen™ will discuss the history of Japanese whiskey and demonstrate how to make Japanese ice spheres for the rocks. Featured whiskeys include: Hibiki 12-year blend, Yamazaki 12-year single malt, and the Yamazaki 18-year single malt. RSVP and pre-payment required; reservations made at 206-467-7777 or email@example.com.
Dragonfish Asian Cafe’s Pan-Asian cuisine encompasses food spanning the entire Asian region. Its creations draw from many Asian tastes and styles, resulting in an unforgettable dining experience that engages all the senses. Open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, find the restaurant at 722 Pine Street in Seattle; phone 206-467-7777. Visit online at www.dragonfishcafe.com.
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CRUSH celebrates six years! 02.15.11
Chef Jason Wilson invites you to join in the celebration. . .
On February 22, CRUSH will be celebrating six years as a phenomenal player on the Seattle culinary scene. Chef-owner Jason Wilson has received national accolades and recognition since the beginning of CRUSH and now Jason invites you to celebrate the growth of the food scene in Seattle by toasting CRUSH and it’s six years of service to you!
For each of the six courses, Jason is bringing back a dish from each year in business. Many will find their favorites from years past and we’re betting that others will kick themselves for missing these dishes and not dining at CRUSH from the beginning. Take a peek at what you could be doing in just one week:
Amuse Trio - “Bacon n Eggs” Smoked Steelhead Roe with Blis Bourbon Syrup & Parsnip Flan
Pasta Course – Housemade Tagliarini with Caviar Sauce, Meyer Lemon & Sea Urchin
Fish Course – Roasted Neah Bay Black Cod with Glazed Pork Belly, Fennel Confit, Spinach & Pinot Noir Sauce
Main Course – Grilled Anderson Valley Lamb Chop with “Tongue & Cheek” Runner Beans Sautéed Rapini & Syrah Sauce
Cheese Course – Pistachio & Point Reyes Fresh Chevre Tart Arugula Pesto, Braised Endive & Muscat Grapes
Dessert – Cocoa Macaroon with Dulce de Leche, Salted Caramel & Pomegranate Sauce, Madelines
The six course, six year anniversary dinner is $72 with an optional wine pairing for $52. Call CRUSH for your reservation at 206.302.7874. Only offered on February 22 and seats are going fast. No really, they are!
Congrats to Jason, Nicole and the rest of the team at CRUSH on a very, very successful six years delivering some of the most memorable food in Seattle. We tip our hats – and our champagne flutes – to you! We are proud to be your partner!
Follow Jason on Twitter @ChefJasonWilson; CRUSH Website.