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.


  • Coastal Kitchen Brings In Shell Bar and Cocktail Bar 09.13.12

    After nearly 20 years change is inevitable, as is the case with the Capitol Hill favorite, Coastal Kitchen. Having grown up in Boston and being an oyster fanatic for years, owner Jeremy Hardy is ready to bring in more of those briney, half-shelled wonders along with other fresh seafood! Look for the changes this month with a reopening next month.

    We’ll have more news on this soon, but for now, check out Rebekah Denn’s All You Can Eat column in The Seattle Times. Make special note of the “Punch List” card offering she writes about and you’ll be sitting pretty with culinary credit in Coastal’s new digs.

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  • New Client! 8oz. Burger Bar… 06.06.12

    Ah burgers, we certainly can’t imagine life without a good one in our neck of the woods. That’s why we’re excited to announce that 8oz. Burger Bar on Capitol Hill is our newest client!

    8oz. Burger Bar’s menu is inspired by American tavern classics made with the best local products available. The restaurant prides themselves on their hefty 8oz. patties, with eight burgers made from a blend of sirloin, tri-tip, short rib and chuck, and an additional menu of eight burgers made from northwest grass fed beef, wild boar, kobe beef, lamb, fish, free range turkey, sausage and housemade veggie patties.

    Local highlights include brioche buns from Grateful Bread Bakery, Essential Bakery, Beecher’s Cheese, Hempler’s Bacon, Bluebird Ice Cream, local liquor, and northwest wine and beer, including the custom 8oz. Lager by Emerald City Beer Company. All burgers are served with tender Kennebec fries and everything is made fresh and in-house, outside of of basics like ketchup and mustard.

    Owner/Chef Kevin Chung has recently released a new menu featuring six new burgers including The Madison with watercress, tomato, ale roasted mushroom, charred onions, thyme infused truffle salt, caved aged gruyere, herb aioli, as well as the Sausage Burger with Carlton farms pork, house made sausage, Hempler’s bacon, fried egg, fig jam.

    8oz. Burger Bar features a full bar with seasonal cocktails, boozy “adult shakes and floats”, like the Vanilla Dream with Bluebird vanilla ice cream, malt, caramel and Fremont Whiskey, 12 rotating beers on tap and over 40 varieties of whiskey, bourbon rye and scotch. Their twice-daily happy hour includes a progressively priced menu with items priced at $2,$4,$6,$8, including a Plate ‘o Candied Bacon, Mini Kobe Corndogs, Short Rib Sliders and more.

    Follow 8oz. Burger Bar on Facebook and Twitter. Located at 1401 Broadway in the Harvard Market, 8oz. Burger Bar offers diners 90 minutes of free parking in their underground garage.

    Lunch & Dinner: Sunday–Thursday 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Friday–Saturday 11:30 a.m.–12 a.m.
    Happy Hour: Food and drink specials daily from 4–6 p.m.; 9 p.m.–close

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  • Vios Cafe & Marketplace Evolves 04.24.12

    Vios Café & Marketplace, nestled on Capitol Hill’s 19th Avenue, is evolving and expanding its interior and offerings. If you walked into Vios for its inaugural brunch this past weekend you probably noticed some of the changes. As reported by The Seattle Times, the well-known kid-friendly restaurant modified its dining room to cater to various diners including large groups and couples while retaining the kids play area and family-friendly hospitality. The neighborhood favorite is also undergoing changes to its Marketplace by doubling its retail and to-go area to bring in additional local and imported products, more to-go items and wine sales. We can definitely toast to that!

    Read more about Vios’ evolution and all of its new offerings in The Seattle Times and stay tuned for additional teasers on menu items, imported Greek and European favorites, and more!

    In the meantime, read on for more about the new brunch menu. Weekend mornings in Seattle just got better!

    Vios offers spins on traditional breakfast items such as the Vios Benedict with a potato latke or Our Big Fat Greek Breakfast with sausage, scrambled eggs, scallions, kasseri and tomato. The traditional Israeli breakfast of Shakshuka, featuring Anaheim and Serrano chilies peppers and tomato sauce basted eggs, chicken or lamb Souvlaki or a trio sampler with Vios’ famed Babaganoush, Hommus and Tzatziki. Steel Cut Oatmeal and Homemade Yogurt with Semolina Waffles fall on the lighter side of brunch offerings.

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  • Less than one week left to savor the flavors of SRW. 04.16.12

    Time really does fly when you’re having fun, doesn’t it!?

    Seattle Restaurant Week’s spring celebration is coming to an end this Thursday, April 19. With SRW combining spicy, zesty, incredible flavors, odds are your unforgettable meal has you time warped in a food lover’s heaven. Don’t worry; we’re here to wake you back up! Before making your final reservations, take a quick peek at how to source out the best-suited restaurants to fit your style. You only have four days left so get out and dine for a deal!

    Dine Local or Broad
    With over 150 restaurants, we guarantee there is a local restaurant just miles from your home. Having hopeful sun in the days to come, think of taking this opportunity to discover a new neighborhood gem. Or, why not spice up your life and make reservations at a new exotic location? To the true Downtowners, try venturing over to the Eastside. If you’re caught in the Ballard bubble, try Capitol Hill or Lake Union. SRW makes it easy, mapping out each restaurant by neighborhood. Click here to check it out!

    Don’t Forget Lunch
    Life gets busy, but with the option of lunch OR dinner, there is definitely time to set aside the pots and pans and dine out (especially when it’s only $15 for three courses!) Scroll through this list to see who’s offering lunch as well as dinner.

    The ultimate perk: no babysitter needed. Nothing beats a delicious kids menu with fun coloring activities, except when it’s combined with a complete family dining experience at a perfectly reasonable price. This is also a great opportunity to let your kids join in the contest and hunt for the hidden QR code at participating restaurants; they’ll love it! View kid-friendly restaurants here.

    Specialize in Vegetarian Cooking
    You don’t have to consider yourself a vegan or vegetarian, just adventurous and daring to try something new. These restaurants will leave you feeling full and energized, minus the food coma! View vegetarian-friendly restaurants here.

    SRW didn’t add restaurants to the spring promotion for no reason. Whether you choose to discover the taste of new cuisine or stick with the oldies-but-goodies, delve in now because it’ll be over before you know it!

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  • Greek Easter at Vios on Sunday 04.09.12

    Our traditional Easter Sunday might be over, but now’s your chance to celebrate Easter like they do in Greece! That’s right, Greek Easter is coming up on Sunday, April 15 and you can take part in the festivities at Vios Cafe & Marketplace from 1-3 p.m.

    As told by the Capitol Hill Blog and Seattle Weekly, Vios has a long tradition on Capitol Hill and in years past, chef-owner Thomas Soukakos (pictured above) has invited friends, family and neighbors to the restaurant for a private Greek Easter celebration. Now he is opening his doors for the first time for others to experience the Greek holiday and we can’t wait! The nine-course Easter lunch will include many Greek Easter traditions including a whole spit roasted lamb and mayiritsa, a traditional soup eaten at midnight on Easter morning after attending church.

    Below is a sneak peak of the tasty, traditional Greek Easter menu. Read on, lick those lips and make your reservations for Sunday by calling (206) 329-3236 or online.

    Mezze Plates
    Lamb Loukaniko with cumin and orange
    Stuffed Grape Leaves and Tzatziki
    Spinach and Feta Pie
    Fava with red onion and fried capers

    Orzo with tomato sauce and mythithra
    Kretan Dako Salata with tomato and feta
    Roasted Potatoes with Oregano and lemon
    Spit Roasted Lamb

    Apricot –Pistachio Baklava with orange and cardamom
    Koulourakia –Greek Cookies

    Just $35 per person, $12 for kids over 10 years of age (under 10 can order from the regular kids menu). Only offered at the Capitol Hill location.

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  • Lucky 8s launches bicycle delivery, Childhaven partnership 04.02.12

    Weeklong kids bicycle helmet donations & perks for donors

    The playful, retro Lucky 8s China House restaurant is launching its much anticipated bicycle delivery to Capitol Hill residents while also encouraging diners to support Childhaven with children’s bicycle helmet donations. The weeklong helmet drive is going on now and will continue through April 7.

    Lucky 8s is distinguishing itself as the only bicycle delivery and Chinese food delivery in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of 14th and Union. Lucky 8s is delivering dinner orders by bike from 5-10 p.m. for no delivery charge through April 7. Usually a $25 minimum for delivery, the restaurant is also giving a complimentary entree of vegetarian fried rice with each delivery order, a $7.95 value. Bicycle delivery is limited to the perimeter of 23rd Avenue, Boren Avenue, E Yesler Way and Volunteer Park.

    In addition to the weeklong promotion, Lucky 8s is encouraging its diners to donate kids bicycle helmets at Lucky 8s or by donating the helmet to Lucky 8s’ bicycle delivery driver. The donations will be given to Childhaven, also located on Capitol Hill. The organization has been serving abused and neglected children for over 100 year. The helmets will go to children to fulfill birthday and Christmas wishes. Lucky 8s is giving each donor a coupon for a free lunch as a thank you for the Childhaven donation.

    Lucky 8s owner, Bracey Rogers, says “We wanted to launch our bicycle delivery service while also giving back to our local community. Childhaven is a meaningful cause that’s right in our neighborhood and we hope that our Capitol Hill neighbors will be motivated to answer the wishes of Childhaven supported children.”

    About Childhaven
    Childhaven prevents and stops the cycle of abuse and neglect through scientifically-supported programs that protect and treat children one month through five years and their families. Please join in making a difference for these children and for our community. Visit online at

    About Lucky 8s China House
    Lucky 8s China House gives way to a housemade menu of retro Chinese food, a cheeky interior and a playful edge that distinguishes itself in the up and coming 14th & Union neighborhood of Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Its 2012 opening fills a niche for Chinese delivery food while also providing twice daily weekday happy hour, late night weekend happy hour, affordable lunch during the work week and dinner seven days a week. Experience a menu featuring recognizable Chinese favorites paired with various specialty cocktails, reasonably priced wines and an assortment of beers. Relax at the bar while waiting for takeout, hop in for a quick lunch, dine in with accompanying kung fu movies playing on the wall, or enjoy Lucky 8s in the comfort of your own home with its bicycle delivery service. Located at 1407 14th Avenue, Seattle. find Lucky 8s China House online, on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • We have a seat for you during the holidays! 12.20.10

    Christmas is just five days away. Just five days until you spend time with friends and family around the tree and more importantly, around the dinner table! We’ve given you gift ideas, but if you’ve procrastinated in making plans this holiday season, fear not as we have some delicious seats at dinner tables for you!

    We know that Seattle is known for making those New Year’s plans at the last minute so we are here to save you with New Years Eve plans as well! Don’t delay as these meals that ring in the New Year will go fast!

    Tidbit offers New Year's Eve dinner

    CRUSH – Christmas Eve Dinner
    What better way to round out a year of great eating than with this years James Beard Best Chef Northwest winner at Crush. Chef Jason Wilson and his staff Crush will be joyfully making Christmas Eve memorable with a four course dinner for only $60 (excluding tax and gratuity). Seating begins at 5 p.m. Please call Crush for a reservation at 206.302.7874.

    First Course

    “Soup & Salad”

    Lobster & Pumpkin Soup with Butter Lettuce Salad & Green Goddess Dressing

    Second Course

    Slow Roasted Alaskan Salmon with Sunchokes & Meyer Lemon, Sautéed Chanterelles & Pancetta

    Third Course

    Anderson Valley Lamb Chops with Syrah Sauce, Figs & Apples, Minted Potato Gnocchi, Gorgonzola Cheese & Olives


    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie with Sous Vide Cranberries, Orange Buttermilk Ice Cream, Sage Caramel

    With a glass of Milk for Ol’ St. Nick

    Christmas Cookies, chocolates, confections and petit

    Tilth – Christmas Eve + New Years Eve Dinner

    Tilth is offering a beautiful four course dinner menu available on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. The menu gives diners ample options with three choices under each course. It looks so good we even think Chef Morimoto would be impressed. $85 per person with an optional wine pairing for $50 (excluding tax and gratuity). Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801.

    First Course

    Taylor Shellfish Oysters – champagne mignonette, mint, apple

    Celery Root Soup – celery heart, celery leaves, perigord truffle

    Rabbit Rillette – onion jam, crostini, whole grain mustard

    Second Course

    Sylver Fishing Co. Spot Prawn – salsify, grapefruit, pine nut

    Seared Alaskan Sablefish – sturgeon caviar, potato cake, cardoon

    Wild Mushroom Plin – hedgehog mushroom, dandelion green, parmesan

    Third Course

    Liberty Farms Duck Breast – sunchoke, lacinato kale, blood orange

    Port Wine Carnaroli Risotto – cocoa nib, leek, romanesco

    Sous Vide Venison Loin – fennel and potato gratin, escarole, demi-glace

    Fourth Course

    Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam Cow’s Milk Cheese – truffle salt, truffle honey

    Blood Orange Crème Brulée – citrus paper, turbinado sugar, blood orange gastrique

    Theo’s Chocolate Pot au Crème – almond praline, candied cocoa nib, red currant

    Fig Pudding Cake – port, cinnamon chantilly, walnut

    tidbit bistro – New Year’s Eve Menu

    Ring in the New Year with tidbit bistro at their new Capitol Hill digs (corner of Broadway + Union)! Get the best of both Spanish and Italian worlds with a special five course New Year’s Eve dinner for $60 and an optional wine pairing featuring Giribaldi Barbaresco for $30. (plus tax and gratuity). Call tidbit at 206.323.0840 for reservations.

    First Course

    Gamberi Bisque – Shrimp bisque with chive oil, brandy and cream

    Second Course 

    Mixed greens, bresaola, goat cheese, tomatoes, olives, shallots with white balsamic vinaigrette

    Third Course

    Tortellini in Brodo – Homemade tortellini stuffed with ricotta in a vegetable broth and shaved parmesan

    Fourth Course

    Cordero a la Plancha – Marinated leg of lamb grilled served with potato cake, whole grain mustard allioli and olive tapenade

    Fifth Course

    Tiramisù – Made in house with ladyfingers, coffee, zabaglione cream, dusted with a rich cocoa powder

    Wine Pairing $30

    Prosecco, Alvise, Italy

    Pinot Gris, Kyra, 2006, Washington

    Barbaresco, Giribaldi, 2005, DOCG, Italy

    CRUSH – New Years Eve Dinner

    Celebrate the New Year with a five course tasting menu at Crush. Decadent dishes will close out 2010 and usher in 2011 with very happy palates. First seating is $115 and “Countdown to 2011” seating is $140. Optional wine pairing for an additional $60; additional courses available as well. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Please call Crush for a reservation at 206.302.7874.

    Amuse Trio

    “Bacon n Eggs” Smoked Steelhead Roe with Blis Bourbon Syrup & Parsnip Flan

    Abalone & Sea Urchin with Cucumber Compression & Sea Vegetables

    Kushi Oyster in Matsutake Veloute with Domestic Sturgeon Caviar

    Pasta Course

    Potato Gnocchi with Perigord Black Truffle & Gruyere Sabayon

    Verjus Granny Smith Apple, Chilled Duck Lardo & Chervil

    Fish Course

    Sautéed Mediterranean John Dory & Agro Dolce Veal Sweetbreads

    Watercress, Spiced Squash, Smoked Parsnip & Meyer Lemon

    Main Course

    Blackmore Farms Wagyu Beef Rib “Cap Steak”, Parsley-Horseradish Salad

    Hedgehog Mushrooms, Onion Soubisse, Bone Marrow


    White Truffle Butter Poached Maine Lobster Tail with Blood Orange

    Sunchokes, Black Garlic, Trumpet Mushrooms


    Trio of Chocolate

    Warm Coulant with Salted Caramel & Praline Ice Cream

    Feuillitine & Hazelnut Gianduja Mousse with Huckleberry & Cocoa Nibs

    Salted Peanut Sundae with Brandied Cherry ice cream

    Small Treats & Assorted petit fours and chocolates

    Eat well and  Happy Holidays!

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  • Reunited! tidbit bistro – our newest client! 12.10.10

    We are so excited to once again be representing tidbit bistro! We’ve known them for years and are big fans of their restaurant. After a quick spring fling and a big move for them from one side of Capitol Hill to the other, we are reunited… and it feels so good. If you aren’t familiar with tidbit bistro from their former space on North Broadway they are a friendly and vibrant neighborhood restaurant serving Italian and Spanish inspired dishes from tapas and small plates to entrees and house made desserts. They were also the first restaurant in Seattle to serve flights of the Italian digestivos grappa and cello, as well as boasting an extensive selection of wine and cocktails. Not to mention a special vegan menu and tons of vegetarian options.

    They are now located in the original La Spiga space at Broadway and Union in the Pike/Pine corridor of Capitol Hill. With their move came fun new dishes and menu items that we can’t wait to share with you! We’re thrilled to once again be working together and be sure to check back here for more tidbit updates. Definitely pay them a visit for lunch, dinner or happy hour!

    Follow tidbit bistro on Twitter and like on Facebook.

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