• Viva La France! RN74 Hosts Bastille Day Celebration July 14 07.11.17


    Celebrate Bastille Day in style at RN74! Michael Mina’s Seattle restaurant will be hosting a Bastille Day Celebration on July 14 from 3-10 pm in honor of the French National holiday. The event will feature an opulent spread of French-style hors d’oeuvres, oysters, craft cocktails and an abundance of wine from their award-winning cellar, all for just $45. The lavish event will also tempt with fun, engaging and entertaining burlesque dancers and a complimentary photo booth.



    For those who are looking for a more decadent celebration, RN74 is offering a three-course dinner with French wine pairings selected by RN74 sommelier Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen. The menu features a twist on classic French fare including Foie Gras Torchon with black truffle gelee, Alaskan Halibut Bouillabaisse with Penn Cove mussels, Manila clams and saffron rouille, and a selection of sinfully French desserts including Mousse Au Chocolate, that will certainly leave you wanting more. View the full menu online. The $125 seated dinner starts at 5:30 pm and includes admission to the Bastille Day Party.


    The celebration also calls for a Bastille Day themed cocktail –The French Summer Sparkle! The holiday-themed libation features Big Gin, earl grey simple syrup, lemon juice, lavender bitters and champagne. It’s a big taste of France in a perfect summer drink.



    Tickets to the Bastille Day celebration can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets. General Admission Party tickets are $45; three-course dinner and Party tickets are $125.

    RN74 is located on 1433 4th Ave & Pike St in downtown Seattle. For more information visit website RN74 online.

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  • SRW Video Series Day 5: Spirits Director Casey Robison of Barrio 10.24.14

    Barrio is featuring a delicious cocktail to accompany their Mexican fare Seattle Restaurant Week menu. Spirits Director Casey Robison showcases his latest concoction, a special drink inspired by a quirky old bar owner in Puebla, Mexico! It’s guaranteed to have soul. Taste it yourself next week at Barrio, located on Pike and 12th.

    From Oct. 19-23 and 26-30, Seattle Restaurant Week participants are featuring $30 3-course dinners and $15 2-course lunches. Check out all the special menus here.

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  • Christmas Eve Dining 12.11.13

    Tilth Cassoulet

    Christmas Eve is almost here and Chef Maria Hines is making your dining options easy! From Ballard to Fremont to Wallingford, just take your pick of any of her restaurants for your Christmas Eve celebration. Whether a casual gathering with craft cocktails and all night happy hour at Golden Beetle, four-course New American cuisine at Tilth, or an Italian holiday at Agrodolce, she’s got you covered for Christmas Eve cocktails, snacks and dinner!

    All Night Christmas Eve Happy Hour at Golden Beetle

    Whether Christmas Eve is a night with family or friends, Golden Beetle is making it easy to be part of your tradition by offering its delicious happy hour menu all night long. A diverse menu offering ensures everyone will be satisfied with such items as Fried Pistachios in Shells, Fire & Honey Chicken Wings, Savory Chickpea and Lemon Stew and Mediterranean-style pizza. Pair the small plates with unique craft cocktails that will liven up the night including the Barely Legal, Beetle Bug and Sazerac. On Christmas Eve, Golden Beetle’s happy hour will be offered 5-10 p.m. Bring the entire family, including the kids!

    View the full happy hour menu here.


    Holiday Indulgence at Tilth

    Maria Hines’ first restaurant that earned her national acclaim continues to push the culinary envelope with its inventive, certified organic, New American cuisine. This holiday season, Tilth will be offering a beautifully prepared four-course dinner on Christmas Eve featuring a first course of Washington Oysters with Green Apple Ganite or Celery Root Soup with golden raisin, burgundy truffle and peanut butter. Next up, choose from Sylver Fishing Co Spot Prawn Consomme, Porcini Brulee or Rabbit Rillette. Grilled Venison Loin and the much-loved Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet are third course options. The finale features Bourbon Pecan Pie with Woodford Reserve, Chantilly and caramel or Espresso Crème Brulee.

    The decadent four-course menu is $95 with an optional $65 wine pairing with each course. Make your reservations by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at


    Italian Inspired Holidays at Agrodolce

    Last year Maria Hines completed her restaurant trifecta with Agrodolce, the third restaurant in her restaurant collection. Celebrating the holidays with Southern Italian and Sicilian fare, Maria has assembled a charming culinary feast with house milled flour used for the pasta, housemade focaccia and certified organic and wild ingredients. Choose your first course from Italian Chestnut Soup with marsala, chanterelle conserva and preserved lemon, or Pugliese Style Burrata with baby beet, saba and arugula. The pasta course features Emmer Rigatoni with spicy pork sausage and Mama Lil’s Pepper, Ricotta Cavatelli with wild mushrooms, gremolata and chard, and Cuttlefish Ink Spaghetti with romanesco, anchovy and pine nut. The third course includes Seafood Risotto with Sylver spot prawn, Penn Cove Mussel and spicy tomato sauce or Snoqualmie Valley Lamb Shoulder with olive tapenade, semolina pudding, and puntarella. Finish dinner with a choice of Buccellato with pistachio, fig and grappa, Chocolate Cannoli, or Limoncello Sorbetto.

    Doesn’t that sound delicious! Better then the clean up required when cooking at home! The four-course menu is $70 with an optional $40 wine pairing. Make your reservations by calling 206.547.9707 or online at

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  • Golden Beetle Expands Happy Hour . . . Again! 11.13.13

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    We mentioned a few weeks ago that Golden Beetle doubled their happy hour menu and added six new craft cocktails, too! Well, it’s time to get even happier – Golden Beetle gives you every excuse to make them THE happy hour destination for the holidays (and beyond!).

    In addition to the expanded menu, Golden Beetle is also expanding their hours! Instead of just one hour of happiness, you can now indulge for two, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. everyday in the entire restaurant.

    Also, every Sunday-Thursday the happy hour menu is offered all night for guests at the bar. So, belly up to the bar and indulge in craft cocktails and delicious Eastern Mediterranean fare, like the Skagit River Ranch burger with some of the best fries we’ve ever had (above), and the Fire & Honey Chicken Wings (below). We can definitely toast to that!

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  • Tini Bigs Celebrates 15 Years of Craft Cocktails 01.17.12

    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.!

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  • Raise a cocktail to our new clients – Tini Bigs + Hula Hula! 11.30.11

    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!

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