• 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 or calling 206.782.0094! Ray’s is located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW.

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  • Mama’s Cantina is open! 05.24.16



    Mama’s Cantina is now open! Bask in the familiar Mama’s aura while enjoying the updated interior and new bar, now located at the front of the restaurant.


    The bar features a selection of 40 tequilas, scratch and blended margaritas, an array of mezcals, cervezas and microbrews on tap. Don’t miss the new frozen margarita machine for the perfect cold cocktail to sip on the outdoor patio all summer! Available in watermelon, mango or peach.


    Heading the kitchen at Mama’s Cantina is Chef Jenny Izaguirre, originally from Honduras with years spent as a chef in Los Angeles. She’s created a menu that adds an international twist on classic Mexican dishes that take inspiration from the street foods of Mexico City and Los Angeles. All sauces, salsas, chips and tortillas are also made in house now!


    Chef Jenny’s exciting new menu includes Mojo Pork, made from a whole pig that she will slow roast weekly. She’s brought in Wagyu Steak to add rich flavor to dishes like “The Elvis” Burrito and the Wagyu Skirt Steak Quesadilla. There is also seafood with Mini Crab and Halibut Ceviche Tostadas, and her Halibut Poke Tostada, creative veggie options like the Crispy Avocado Black Beans Taco and a delicious Korean inspired quesadilla served with kimchi and house molcajete salsa.


    For more information, visit or call 206.728.6262. Mama’s Cantina is located at 2234 2nd Avenue, Seattle.




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  • Late April Food + Drink Events 04.20.16

    April is full of great food and beverage events! See what’s in store at local restaurants and bars, then mark your calendars and hit the town!


    Seattle Restaurant Week through Thursday

    More than 165 restaurants are taking part in Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW) this Spring. For two more days, you can enjoy eating and drinking for a deal at some of the areas best restaurants, featuring local foods and innovative chefs. Experience a new restaurant, go to a favorite spot or relax over dinner after a long day.


    Participating restaurants offer three-course dinner menus at $30 while many also offer $15 two-course lunch menus. Each menu has at least three options under each course, many with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free selections. A wide range of different cuisines means everyone enjoys their Seattle Restaurant Week experience!


    Eat, drink and be merry during SRW at some of our favorite restaurant picks:


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    Seafood with a beautiful view at Ray’s Boathouse and Café

    Guests dining at Ray’s in Ballard are in for a treat with unique dishes inspired by sustainable seafood and seasonal goods. The Café is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner and it’s a great opportunity to indulge in the Boathouse! Guests can enjoy scenic views of Puget Sound and the Olympics, while savoring fresh and beautifully prepared seafood, local wine, and classic and speciality cocktails.


    The SRW menus:


    Cafe Lunch:

    • Oregon Bay Shrimp Cocktail
    • Grilled Washington Asparagus

    Café Dinner:

    • Seasonal Fish, served with salad, mushrooms and chimichurri
    • Grilled Double R Ranch Flank Steak with blue cheese, mashed potatoes, balsamic glaze and wilted spinach

    Boathouse Dinner:


    • Smoked Idaho Trout
    • Warm Mushroom Salad


    • House-made Pappardelle served with spring peas
    • Anderson Ranch Lamb


    • Panna cotta
    • Sorbet

    (All gluten free)


    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake


    Maria Hines’ Tilth

    James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines’ critically acclaimed New American restaurant, Tilth, in Wallingford, is the perfect place to enjoy organic dishes, with ingredients sourced from local farmers. Hines has created a signature menu with delicious options for SRW including gluten free and vegan options.


    For starters, treat your taste buds to:

    • Sunchoke Soup
    • Asparagus dishes

    Then move on to mouth-watering entrees:

    • Carnaroli Risotto served with vegetables including English peas and roasted carrots

    To finish, consume:

    • Gluten free, vegan Cashew “Cheesecake”
    • Delightful Yarmuth Farms Goat Cheese Parfait


    Golden Beetle SRW


    Explore Mediterranean cuisine at Golden Beetle

    At Golden Beetle, chef Maria Hines takes inspiration from countries including Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt to create Mediterranean menus using local, organic ingredients.

    The SRW lunch menu features a Greek-inspired dish of:

    • Pork and Lamb Gyro served with pita bread, yogurt and cabbage slaw

    Notable choices from the dinner menu include:

    • Cyprian inspired Grilled Halloumi Cheese
    • Berber Spiced Grilled Chicken Kabob
    • Turkish style pizza – Uli’s Lamb Merguez Pide

    If you still have room for dessert, Golden Beetle offers dishes such as:

    • Black Walnut Baklava
    • Cardamom Milk Pudding


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    Southern Italian + Sicilian cuisine at Agrodolce

    Maria Hines brings the cuisine of southern Italy to Fremont at Agrodolce. Combining Italian classics such as handcrafted pasta with local and organic ingredients, Agrodolce always creates a memorable dining experience.


    Italian starters encompass:

    • Grilled Bruschetta served with seasonal caponata

    Entrees feature:

    • Durum Spaghetti and Taylor Shellfish Clams served with pickled chilli, castelvetrano olives and fresh mint
    • Ricotta Cavatelli with spicy sausage

    Each dish is offered at both lunch and dinner, giving you two opportunities a day to enjoy!



    • Gelato
    • Sorbet
    • Theo Chocolate Polenta Cake

    Agrodolce is a great place to experience Italian cuisine in a thoughtful, sustainable and organic way!


    Bell + Whete Turkish Lamb Shank, Cod Brandade, Beet Salad


    A modern view on tradition at Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events

    The Bell +Whete in Belltown believe that a great meal has three aspects. The company you keep, a lovely beverage and meals created from fresh ingredients.


    For SRW, the European orientated dinner menu includes dishes with a variety of ingredients.



    • Kale & Salami, Manchego, Hemp Seed, Kalamata Vinaigrette


    • Rotisserie Cauliflower with Grilled Radicchio
    • Pepperonata Braised Hog with Crisp Polenta


    • Coffee Flan
    • Chocolate Pot de Crème
    • Apple Rosemary Crostada

    This SRW meal will not be compete without one of their 66 international and local beers that are on tap.


    Local 360 Upper Dining


    Sustainable comfort fare at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Local 360 Café & Bar in Belltown focuses on serving sustainable food that is grown and harvested by farmers who look after their land, with 90% of their ingredients coming from around Seattle.


    For Seattle Restaurant Week, guests can enjoy:


    Unique starters:

    • Dungeness Crab & Shrimp Dip served with potato chips
    • White Bean Soup served with Local 360’s Lamb Bacon

    Fresh entrees:

    • Rabbit Gnocchi with Spring Nettles
    • Garnacha Braised Beef Shank with Green Garlic Potatoes
    • Caramelized Cauliflower Steak served with Carrot Mousse

    Handmade desserts:

    • Delicious flavors of ice cream
    • Fruit cobbler, all of which are handmade



    Radler week through April 22 + Reinheitsgebot on April 23

    While the U.S. doesn’t have 500 years of beer history, you can be thankful that the Germans do! This year marks the 500th anniversary of Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Beer Law) – a law that defines the taste of beer today. On April 23, beer lovers everywhere will celebrate the enactment of Reinheisgebot by the only way that seems fit – drinking beer! Food specials, live music and special anniversary beers from Germany created specifically for this event, will be offered beginning at 11 a.m. until close.


    Leading up to Reinheitsgebot, Radler Week will take place. During the week, celebrate with 0.5L for $5 or 1L for $10 of Bitburger’s Radler. Guests also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win prizes such as Sounders and Mariners tickets, glass Bitburger boots and more. Radler Week will also highlight Weihenstephaner’s new beer, a kellerbier called 1516, brewed specially for Reinheisgebot. There will also be music and food to complement the beer and bring the celebration in true German fashion.


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    Passover at Golden Beetle from April 23-30

    James Beard Award-winning chef, Maria Hines is celebrating Passover at Golden Beetle, her Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Ballard, from April 23-30. Her menu embraces traditions while adding her unique, award-winning touch.


    To celebrate, Hines has constructed a bold and flavorful tasting menu, whereby each course corresponds to a specific food that is traditionally found on a Seder plate during Passover. The Seder plate is used to re-tell the story of how Moses, under the instructions of God, led the Jews to freedom in Egypt in 1300 BCE.


    The menu can be found online or below with Kosher wine pairings and symbolic meanings. The five courses are courses available for $50 per person. There is also an optional wine pairing for $25 per person


    First course

    Fried Soft Boiled Egg with asparagus, harissa aioli and fried shallot

    Wine pairing: Kedem, Champagne, New York

    What this represents on the Seder plate: Beitzah

    Beitzah symbolizes the Passover offering, commonly called Hagigah. It also represents the circle of life, death and rebirth and reminds us we are all part of one universe.


    Second course

    Grilled Romaine Heart with black olive vinaigrette, almond and feta

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Karpas

    Karpas – Represents the spring harvest. It is dipped in salt water to symbolize the tears that the Jews shed while in slavery in Egypt.


    Third course

    Sablefish Ball Soup with root vegetable confetti, preserve lemon and zaatar

    Wine pairing: Barken, Chardonnay, Dan, Israel ‘13

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Maror

    Maror serves as a reminder of the bitterness the Jews felt while they were slaves in Egypt.


    Fourth course

    Anderson Valley Ranch Braised Lamb with sour cherry, fingerling potato and cauliflower

    Wine pairing: Barkan, Caberney Sauvignon, Galie, Israel ‘13

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Zeroa

    Zeroa symbolizes the Pesach sacrifice, where a lamb as sacrificed in the Temple of Jerusalem on the eve of the exodus in Egypt.


    Fifth course

    Port Poached Pear with cacao nib, candied walnut and mint

    Wine pairing: Rashi, Claret, Semi Sweet, California

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Charoset

    Charoset represents the mortar the Jews used to construct buildings while slaves.


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    Brewery Nights Bell + Whete

    Enjoy a selection of beers at Bell + Whete’s Brewery Night featuring local breweries. They will have reps on site, $1 off pints and $4 off growlers, plus brewery swag and more!

    • April 28, Two Beers Brewing Night from 4pm to 11pm




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  • Vote for your favorite Ballard Beer at Ray’s Cafe! 01.18.16

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    Ray’s Cafe in Ballard is offering locals a chance to vote for their favorite Ballard beer in the first Ballard Beer Awards voted by the people! In 1982 Paul Shipman started Redhook Brewery in Ballard. Later that year Ray’s Founding Partner and Executive Chef at the time, Russ Wohlers, and Paul carried the first keg of Redhook into Ray’s and Ray’s has been a champion of Ballard beer ever since!

    From now through February 14 Ray’s will be featuring 5 Ballard-based breweries for you to taste and vote for! Stop in and purchase a pint of beer from one of the breweries below and that counts as your vote. Or fill out a ballot if you choose not to imbibe.

    Want to try them all? Ray’s will offer a special Ballard Beer Flight throughout the duration with a sample from each of the five breweries for $5. Then purchase a pint of your favorite to cast your vote, or fill out a ballot!
    On February 15 Ray’s will announce the winner and they’ll host a special Winning Brewery Dinner at Ray’s on Saturday, March 5 for the public to attend! Guests can reserve in advance or wait for the winner to be announced on February 15. $50 per person for a multi-course, beer paired dinner. Reserve at 206.782.0094 or

    Each brewery will stop in to Ray’s Cafe for a special tasting night during the month from 4-6pm. Join them on the following dates to meet their team and vote for your favorite. You can also vote for them any day from now through February 14!

    January 15 – Stoup Brewing
    January 19 – Lucky Envelope Brewing
    January 21 – Hilliard’s Beer
    January 26 – Maritime Pacific Brewing Co.
    January 28 – Reuben’s Brews

    Follow along with us using #BallardBeerAwards on social media!

    Ray’s Cafe is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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  • Holiday Happenings at Bell + Whete 11.20.15

    Beer Advent Calendar

    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge celebrates the holiday season in the best way: with beer! They are hosting several holiday events featuring specialty beers, perfect for bringing cheer to the season.

    Here’s a look at what you can expect in the next month:

    November 24: Unwind at Victory Brewing Pint Night
    Kick off the holiday season at their Victory Brewing Pint Night November 24. An American brewery with European influences, Victory Brewing is taking over Bell + Whete, serving their specialty beers made with German malted barley and a mix of European and American whole flower hops. Stop by between 4 and 11 p.m. to unwind with one of four Victory beers on tap including Golden Monkey, Dirtwolf, Prima Pilsner and Winter Cheers and take the pint home with you along with other Victory schwag. Don’t miss this special pint night and be sure not to leave empty handed.

    November 24 to December 24: Countdown to Christmas with a Beer Advent Calendar
    Bell + Whete knows the countdown to Christmas is almost great as the actual day and they are making it even better with their 12 Beers of Christmas Beer Advent Calendar. All month long, they will feature special holiday beers including Barrel Aged, Sour Ale, Winter Warmers and other hard to find varieties.

    You can pick up your calendar card starting November 24th at the Victory Brewing Pint Night or any day after to begin your tasting journey. The calendar tells you what date featured beers will be tapped and you’ll receive a stamp for every beer on the list you purchase. Fill up the entire card by Christmas Eve to win a certificate for a two-course dinner for two at Bell + Whete! Take the challenge and try all of their special brews—you’re bound to find a new favorite!

    November 27: Shop less drink more this Black Friday
    Put down those shopping bags, step away from your laptops, phones and iPads, and make your way to Bell + Whete this Black Friday November 27 for the best deals on your favorite food and drinks. They will have discounted drafts and bottles and food specials from Chef Jenny at happy hour pricing all night long. Best part? No waking before dawn or pushing through crowds to get these delicious deals!

    Bell + Whete is located at 200 Bell Street in Belltown. For more information on these events and others, visit their website.

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  • 1st Anniversary Bash at Bell + Whete! 08.24.15

    To celebrate its first year in Belltown, Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge has a day of festivities planned for guests this Saturday, from doggie happy hours to live music, complimentary appetizers and beverage tastings. As well as their regular full dinner menu, 60+ beers on tap, and an extensive list of gins and whiskies.

    Join the free festivities on Saturday, August 29 starting at 2 p.m.!

    Bell + Whete is located at 200 Bell Street in Belltown and festivities include the following:

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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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  • St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations! 03.10.15

    On March 17th Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge in Belltown and Ray’s Boathouse and Café in Ballard will be serving St. Patrick’s day food and drink specials. From corned beef to Guinness lamb shank, boozy shakes and Irish Car Bombs, there is something for all to enjoy!

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    Executive Chef Stew Navarre will be roasting corned beef in a “caja china” (metal, coal operated roasting box typically used for pig roastings in Cuba) with applewood for a hint of smokey flavor, on Bell + Whete’s outdoor patio at 2nd and Bell Street, starting at 4 p.m.

    Food Special:
    Corned beef sandwiches will be made-to-order with braised cabbage, Irish cheddar, caraway aioli, on a Grand Central como roll. Walk up and get them to-go or eat in the restaurant. Regular menu also served.

    Beverage Specials:
    Inside their large bar area, guests can enjoy 60+ beers on tap, as well as specials on Guinness, Jameson and Irish Car Bombs.

    Make a reservation or stop in to the bar! For reservations call 206.538.0180, or click. Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.

    Ray’s Boathouse and Café
    Boathouse: 5 – 9 p.m.
    St. Patrick’s Day dinner special – Guinness braised lamb shank, potato crusted country pie, gravy, peas $32.

    Café: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    St. Patrick’s Day lunch and dinner special – Spice braised corned beef, caraway, lager steamed cabbage, poached red potatoes, whole mustard $24.

    Café Bar Specials: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Shamrock Shake – vodka, Creme de Cacao, Creme de Menthe, ice cream, topped with whipped cream $8
    • Nutty Irishman – Cafe Vita Coffee, Baileys Irish Cream, Franjelico hazelnut liquor, Jameson Irish Whiskey, topped with whipped cream $8
    • Black Irish – Bushmills Irish Whiskey, Kahlua, chocolate bitters, soda $9
    • Pot of Gold – vodka, St. Germain, mint, cucumber, ginger beer $9
    • Four Leaf Clover – Jameson Irish Whiskey, mint, lime juice, ginger ale $9
    • Redbreast 12 – A Pure Pot Still whiskey. Notes of nuts, spice, citrus with hints of marzipan and sherry. $12
    • Bushmills Black Bush – Malt whiskey aged for 11 years in sherry casks. Notes of barley, grape, lemon with hints of biscuits and fruit. $10
    • Guinness $8

    For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or click. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or click. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.

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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.


    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.


    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.


    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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  • Purchase Bastille Bash Tickets Online by Jul. 10! 07.09.14

    Madison Valley’s third annual Bastille Bash is this Saturday, July 12 from 3-8 p.m.! The French-inspired celebration is expected to sell out so beat the lines this weekend by purchasing your tickets early. Food tickets and wine passports are available for purchase online until 12 p.m., Thursday, July 10. After that they will be available for purchase on July 12 at Bastille Bash.

    Food tickets are sold in packages of four for $10. Each restaurant offers various menu items for one, two, or three tickets. One wine passport, priced at $20, entitles you to 10 tastings of wine, beer, or spirits. Bottles of wine will be for sale to take home and all proceeds benefit Art With Heart.

    Wine and dine all along East Madison Street as local restaurants, wineries, distilleries, and breweries serve Parisian-inspired bites and refreshments. Here’s a sampling of what to expect:

    Restaurants & Food:
    Ascona Chocolate – Handmade chocolates
    Bar Cantinetta – Meatballs, pecorino, fettunta
    Belle Epicurean – Macarons, beet salad.
    Cafe Flora – French brie and fresh tomato on baguette; Local berry bowls with fresh whipped cream.
    Crush – Bites from Chef Jason Wilson
    Harbour Pointe Coffeehouse – Shakerado (iced coffee drink); Cookies (shortbread or chocolate chip).
    Harvest Vine – Paella.
    Luc – Pork sausage, white beans, pickled vegetables.
    Queen Bee – Crumpets with French brie and honey poached Rainier cherries; Duck confit, whole grain mustard and rosemary aioli.
    Seattle Salads – Coconut Oil Popcorn: garlic or curry; Mini Salad Shakers in 3 varieties: Salade Nicoise, Lime Peanut Salad, Strawberry Mint Salad
    Simply Soulful – Iced tea/sweet tea; Sliders; Gumbo.
    Chef Thierry’s Dessert Booth – Yogurt bavarois, strawberries, blueberries, struesel.

    Cool down with sips from some of Washington’s best wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

    Boisset Family Estates
    Forgeron Cellars
    Garagiste Wine
    Mark Ryan Winery
    Pomum Cellars
    Smasne Cellars
    Swiftwater Cellars
    Woodhouse Wine Estates
    Zero One Vintners

    Sidetrack Distillery
    Brovo Spirits
    Sodo Spirits

    Elysian Brewing
    Ninkasi Brewing

    Guests will also enjoy live French music and entertainment, street performers, kids activities, and more. Come by this Saturday to celebrate everything French in the name of the revolution!

    For more information about the event including maps, entertainment schedules, vendors, and more details, visit the Bastille Bash website. Follow Bastille Bash on Facebook for the latest updates.

    Proceeds from the event directly benefit the Detlef Schrempf Foundation and Art With Heart. The Detleft Schrempf Foundation supports organizations that provide assistance to children and families of the Northwest. Art with Heart is on a mission to help children overcome trauma through creative expression.

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