Whether you are catching up with friends, celebrating the weekend’s arrival or just treating yourself from a hard day of work, Golden Beetle is now offering a new happy hour menu with twice as many food and drink choices! Happy hour at this popular Ballard spot is every day from 5 to 6 p.m.!
For just $4, enjoy Fried Pistachios in Shells (pictured above), which are mixed with a spicy combination of lime, salt and aleppo. If you are looking for something to heat up your taste buds, the Fire & Honey Chicken Wings are seasoned with ginger, peanut and harissa, a Tunisian hot chili sauce made in house. If a spicy plate is not what you’re looking for then what better way to satisfy your veggie requirements than on a Mediterranean-style cheese and vegetable pizza with gruyere or feta.
Top off your happy hour with some sweetly Spiced Donuts, covered in cardamom and cinnamon and partnered with a honey syrup dip (pictured below).
Are you feeling Barely Legal? Craving a Beetle Bug? Yearning for a Rosemary Margarita? Well, Golden Beetle offers all of the above and more in their new happy hour cocktail menu! Featuring unique blends that will wake up your palate, the cocktails work perfectly with any of the happy hour food items.
Owned by award-winning chef Maria Hines, Golden Beetle focuses on using organic, wild and sustainable ingredients to make signature tasty and heat-spiced dishes. Stop by early to beat the crowd, as reservations are not accepted for happy hour. To make reservations for weekend brunch or nightly dinner, call 206.706.2977 or visit the website.
Local bartender Mark Sexauer has made a name for himself in cocktail-centric circles and now he is putting his passion and knowledge onto the pages of his new cocktail book: Aphrodisiacs with a Twist, launching Monday, June 24, and you’re invited!
The recipe book combines beauty and functionality into a lifestyle book for everyone, from the cocktail novice to enthusiast, and beginners to seasoned professionals. With nearly 100 original recipes, Mark covers basic cocktails with as few as two ingredients to cocktails for the more advanced with housemade bitters and syrups. Recipes are sorted by ingredient and their aphrodisiac quality, such as carrots, figs and fennel. While this gorgeous, hardbound book might look like coffee table art, the functionality of the recipes will keep it in your home kitchen and bar.
So if you’ve wanted to pick up that shaker in the back of your kitchen cupboard or are just looking for new cocktail ideas, but aren’t sure where to start, attend the launch of Aphrodisiacs with a Twist and pick up your signed copy for just $20 (regularly $24.95). Mark shows off his tricks (and tools) of the trade in this book and you’ll be shaking up the perfect summer cocktails, impressing friends, and doing so in style in no time!
Entry to the event is complimentary, but RSVP is required here. The book launch is Monday, June 24 from 5pm – 8pm at Batch 206 Distillery, located at 1417 Elliott Avenue W, Seattle, WA 98119.
Find out more about Mark and get additional recipes, tips and cocktail news on his website MarkSexauer.com, on Facebook and Twitter.
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
Twenty years ago when the quaint Madison Valley neighborhood made a home for Cafe Flora, health-food fanatics, vegetarians, and local producers rejoiced. Cafe Flora not only provided an upscale atmosphere that guests raved about, but their unique recipes exceeded expectations offering a new twist on hearty, flavorful vegetarian dishes.
As mentioned by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Weekly, and KING5′s New Day Northwest, this Saturday, June 2nd from 5-10 p.m. marks Cafe Flora’s 20th Anniversary, a celebration you will not want to miss!
Here’s the scoop: Cafe Flora is throwing a farmers market style event, inviting their beloved growers and vendors to set up throughout the restaurant, atrium and tented courtyard. Cafe Flora chefs will be cooking bites from local vendor produce, in addition to serving wine, beer, and cocktails with the accompaniment of live music. CSA sign ups will also be available.
• VIP admission: 5-6 p.m. $50 – guests receive special anniversary cocktails by Oola Distillery, wine, beer, food, live music, early admission, and a Cafe Flora gift bag
• General admission: 6-10 p.m. $30 – guests receive wine, beer, food, live music, and a Cafe Flora anniversary gift
• Location: Cafe Flora – 2901 East Madison Street
• Purchase Tickets here!
• Airfield Estates
• Alexandria Nicole Cellars
• Big Al Brewery
• Bluebird Grain Farm
• Columbia City Bakery
• Dry Soda
• Foraged and Found
• Growing Washington
• Local Roots
• Oola Distillery
• Oxbow Farm
• Remedy Teas
• Rockridge Orchard Cider
• Seattle Mushroom Farm
• Stumptown Coffee
• Theo Chocolate
Proceeds from the event will benefit Bailey-Boushay House, also celebrating a 20-year milestone of providing nurturing care for those in need.
Tickets are required for admission so purchase yours today! You won’t want to miss this memorable night with Cafe Flora.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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