• Treat Dad to Something Special on Father’s Day! 06.09.14


    Father’s Day is less then a week away! We think dads should enjoy their day in the sun just as much as moms on Mother’s Day, so we’ve assembled a list of bourbon-heavy, male-loving, and dad-approved menus designed especially for him! Instead of making dad sweat in front of the grill cooking his own dinner, take him out and show him just how special he is.

    Fonte Café Pours Bourbon for Dads

    Fonté Café is known for their delicious coffee roasts, but this Father’s Day they are bringing out the bourbon for their special food and cocktail menus. On a day when dads are often asked to grill their own dinner, Fonté Café invites them in for Belgium Buttermilk Waffles with bourbon, bacon and butter; Roasted Duck with Maple-Bourbon gravy, breakfast potatoes and a sunny up egg; and Bourbon Pecan Sticky Buns. Dads can enhance their bourbon filled day with two drink specials created just for them: Seelbach with bourbon, bitters, Cointreau and topped with champagne; and Fonté Manhattan with 2 Bar Bourbon, byrrh and Scrappy’s Orange Bitters.

    Fonté Café is located at 1321 First Avenue, Seattle. Reservations at or 206.777.6193.

    Memorable Father’s Day at Crush

    As a father himself, Chef Jason Wilson appreciates dads that go the extra mile for their kids, that’s why he’s inviting all dads for a special Father’s Day menu of appreciation at Crush. The six-course menu starts with Scotch Oyster, wagyu steak tartar, maiitake, and dashi broth; Chile Mole, chickpeas, charred onions, octopus, and blood sausage; Corn Smut, pork belly, mustard greens, and grapes; Applewood Mushrooms, wild salmon, apple, fennel, peas, and crab; Tellicherry Thyme, potatoes, horseradish, short rib, broccoli, and beets; and Caramel Bone Marrow, chocolate, cherries, and salt.

    The six-course menu is $75 per person. Reservations can be made for Sunday, June 15 starting at 5:30 p.m. online at or by calling 206.324.4549. Crush is located at 2319 East Madison Street, Seattle.

    Three-Course Father’s Day at Tilth

    Maria Hines’ first restaurant is no stranger to special occasion dining and this Father’s Day is no exception. Dads and families are invited to a three-course brunch on the Tilth garden patio or in the craftsman-style dining room. Three selections under each course offers ample options for diners, including an Apricot Scone with pecans, apricot jam, and honey comb; Grits and Eggs with Anson Mills Grits, braised greens and tomato; and Stuffed French Toast with cherry, tarragon and mascarpone. Full menu online.

    The three-course prix-fixe menu is $30; mimosa or bloody mary with coffee for an additional $10. Reservations are recommended by calling 206.633.0801 or online at Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.

    Golden Beetle Tempts Dads with Three-Course Menu

    Dads can celebrate their special day with bacon, eggs, and craft cocktails at Ballard’s Golden Beetle. The specially designed three-course menu features such dishes as Spicy Skagit River Ranch Bacon Hash with potatoes, Mama Lil’s Pepper, and Béchamel; Eggs Morney with swiss cheese, ham and poached eggs; and Shortbread Cookie Napolean with cinnamon, sour cherry and ricotta. Full menu online.

    The three-course menu is $25 per person. Reservations can be made online at or 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle. Complimentary parking in lot behind the restaurant.

    Sun-Drenched Cuisine at Agrodolce

    Seattle’s weather can be a bit dicey, but dads are sure to feel the Mediterranean while dining on sun-drenched Southern Italian and Sicilian fare at Agrodolce. The three-course menu offers an array of options including Savory Gougeres with provolone picante, green garlic aioli and chive; Steak and Eggs with asparagus and over easy eggs; Old Fashioned Waffle with bitters Chantilly, bourbon syrup and cherry; and Bomboloni with pastry cream, rhubarb and caramel. The full menu can be viewed online.

    Price is $25 for the three-course menu. Call 206.547.9707 for reservations or make online at Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N 35th Street, Seattle.

    Maria Hines Restaurants Celebrates National Bourbon Day

    Just in time for Father’s Day comes National Bourbon Day (June 14)! All of Maria Hines Restaurants will be offering a bourbon special and extending it through the weekend just for dads.

     Agrodolce: Bourbon Smash with Campari and soda offered June 13-15.

    Golden Beetle: Rainier Cherry and Bourbon Punch as well as a Bourbon Flight featuring bourbons from Woodinville. Both offered June 13-15.

    Tilth: Bourbon Fizz offered June 11-15.

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  • Tilth Turns Seven with BBQ + Bourbon this Saturday 08.28.13

    Tilth Dining Rm from door

    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!


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  • Bourbon sells out in 45 minutes! How to find more. . . 08.11.11

    Bourbon enthusiasts and Washington distillery fans showed up bright and early (even overnight) for the Seattle sale of the first bourbon in the state! 45 minutes, a steady stream of customers, a camera crew from KING 5 and 240 bottles later and Dry Fly’s highly-coveted bourbon sold out!

    For those lucky few that read reports, lined up early and got their hands on a bottle – congrats! According to early reports, critic reviews and Dry Fly Facebook fans, the bourbon is a sure crowd pleaser!

    If you were one of the many that didn’t get a bottle, well, the bad news is that it will be two more years before the next batch of bourbon makes its way to the liquor stores. However, there is good news! There are still 6 bottles up for sale. Yes, still 6 bottles to satisfy your craving for this beautiful bourbon for 2 more years – and for an amazing cause! The guys at Dry Fly have generously donated the first 6 bottles that they produced to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Barrel #1, Batch #1, Bottles #1-6 signed by the master distillers are currently up for bid on E-bay, here! The bids are already rolling in so bid fast and check back often as the bottles will be closing August 15-16. The winning bids will all be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities to provide lodging and support services for families traveling to Spokane seeking specialized medical care for their ill children. We can toast to that!

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  • How to get your first taste of Dry Fly bourbon 07.29.11

    The lines started two days in advance for the Spokane release of Dry Fly Distilling’s highly-anticipated bourbon. Seattle still has time to wait it out with its release of only 240 bottles on Saturday, August 6.

    BUT, we know how you can taste it first! Drumroll . . .

    Dry Fly is holding a First Taste event and fundraiser on Friday, August 5 at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle. Not only is it a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Chairities and Casting 4 A Cure, but they’ll be auctioning off a bourbon package, raffling off spots so you don’t have to stand in line two days in advance to get your bottle, and the best part – you get to be the first to taste the bourbon that will forever live as Washington’s first bourbon!

    Grab your tickets before they’re gone – click on the invite below for the details that get you access.

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  • Dry Fly releases Washington’s first bourbon 07.28.11



    Fundraiser and First Taste Release August 5; Retail August 6

    In a state that is quickly growing with handcrafted distilleries, Dry Fly Distilling, the state’s first craft distillery since prohibition, is paving the way once again with the first Washington state produced bourbon. Dry Fly bourbon, aged for three years and with limited production, will be released in Spokane on July 30 and in Seattle on August 6. Longtime Dry Fly charity affiliates, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Casting 4 A Cure, will partner in a special release event and auction fundraiser on August 5 at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle.

    The long awaited release of Dry Fly bourbon reflects a three year aging process in American Oak and a limited, 480 bottle production. The bourbon is produced with only Washington state products, which continues the Dry Fly company philosophy of local farm to bottle production. This unique bourbon with its quality viscosity has bold palate appeal and a strong finish balanced with hints of Madagascar vanilla and intricate spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel and dried orange peel. The approachability of this 101 proof bourbon is found in its makeup of 60% corn, 20% malted barley and 20% malted wheat. Dry Fly Bourbon will retail only at Dry Fly Distilling in Spokane and Interbay Liquor Store in Seattle with each location allotted 240 bottles. Dry Fly Bourbon will retail for $64.95.

    In anticipation of the bourbon, Master Distillers and Dry Fly owners Kent Fleischmann and Don Poffenroth will be holding a First Taste Bourbon Release Event on Friday, August 5, at the Mayflower Park Hotel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event will focus around the first taste of Dry Fly Bourbon, which every attendee is guaranteed. The release event is a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities and Casting 4 A Cure, both child-focused non-profits. A Dry Fly Bourbon package with a bottle of bourbon, specialty glassware, a flask, etc. will be auctioned off for charity. A raffle will also be held with ten winners receiving a guaranteed bottle of Dry Fly Bourbon, reserved just for them. Specialty hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails made with Dry Fly gin, vodka and whiskey will be included in the partially tax deductible $75 ticket. Reservations are required by emailing Tickets can be purchased at the door or at Mayflower Park Hotel is located at 405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101.

    Dry Fly Distilling will be giving away two tickets to its August 5 First Taste Bourbon Release to the most unique bourbon cocktail recipe submitted to their Facebook page through Sunday, July 31. One winner will be selected and given two tickets to the event.

    Bourbon enthusiasts can purchase Dry Fly Bourbon in three ways:
    1) July 30, 8 a.m. – Spokane release event at Dry Fly Distilling, 1003 E Trent # 200, Spokane, WA 99202. One bottle limit per person.

    2) August 6, 10 a.m. – Interbay Liquor Store, 1827 15th Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119. Master distillers and owners Kent Fleischmann and Don Poffenroth will be on-site to sign bottles and raffle Dry Fly giveaways. Customers are encouraged to arrive early; only 240 bottle available.

    3) August 6, 3 p.m. – For those that want a guaranteed bottled of Dry Fly Bourbon, the highly collectible Barrel #1, Batch #1, Bottles 1-6 signed by the distiller, will auctioned off online to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities and Casting 4 A Cure. Additional auction details:

    Discover distilled difference with Dry Fly gin, vodka, whiskey and bourbon. Produced in Washington state using only local, sustainable ingredients and farm to bottle production, Dry Fly craft distilled products are available in 43 states and Canada. Dry Fly Distilling is located at 1003 E. Trent, #200, Spokane, WA, 99202. For more, visit, Facebook or Twitter.

    About Ronald McDonald House Charities and Casting 4 A Cure

    The mission of both charities is to help families with ill children. The Ronald McDonald House provides lodging and support services for families traveling to Spokane seeking specialized medical care for their ill children. Casting 4 A Cure supports research to benefit families affected by Rett Syndrome. For more information on these charities: and

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