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  • Seattle Restaurant Week is HERE! 04.13.15

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    Spring not only brings warmer weather, but also a plethora of delicious restaurants offering even more delicious deals during the 11th Seattle Restaurant Week. Over 165 restaurants are opening their doors now through April 23 (Sun-Thurs only), to diners who want to taste the best spring ingredients while getting the best deal. New additions to the long list include, Hecho, Percy’s & Co, Ming China Bistro, and Amaro Bistro.

    Seattle Restaurant Week caters to all preferences of taste: from vegan and vegetarian to gluten-free and all-in eater, you’re bound to find a restaurant with a menu perfectly suited for you! Spread across Seattle and Eastside neighborhoods for 10 days, diners have two opportunities a day to fit SRW into busy schedules. If you don’t have time for the delicious 3-course dinner for $30, take a relaxing lunch break and munch on a 2-course meal for $15.

    Not only does SRW have ample dining options, they’re also giving out gift cards daily! Enter at SeattleRestaurantWeek.com to make sure you get a chance to keep the dining experience going. Also check out SRW’s Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the many restaurants, their chefs, and the effort that goes into their dishes.

    Make your reservations now for Seattle Restaurant Week!

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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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  • SRW Video Series Day 4: Chef Josh Westcott of Capital Grille 10.23.14

    Capital Grille is a great pick for meat lovers during Seattle Restaurant Week. Executive Chef Josh Westcott shares the savory details on their tender SRW steak offerings. Book your reservations now!

    Seattle Restaurant Week is featuring $30 3-course dinners and $15 2-course lunches from your favorite restaurants, Oct. 19-23 and 26-30. Check out all the participating restaurants here.

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  • SRW Video Series Day 3: Nat Stratton-Clarke of Cafe Flora 10.22.14

    Chanterelle mushrooms are the must-try fall ingredient in Cafe Flora’s Seattle Restaurant Week buckwheat crepe. Watch as Nat Stratton-Clarke chats about how to incorporate huckleberry sauce to play with the flavors of the locally foraged mushrooms. Head over to Cafe Flora for lunch and dinner to try it yourself!

    Seattle Restaurant Week is featuring $30 3-course dinners and $15 2-course lunches from your favorite restaurants, Oct. 19-23 and 26-30. Check out all the participating restaurants here.

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  • SRW Video Series Day 2: Chef Nick Novello of Skillet Diner 10.21.14

    What can you do with quail and fall squash? Chef Nick Novello of Skillet Diner shows how to create the feeling of fall with his brown butter cold smoked quail dish for Seattle Restaurant Week. Visit Skillet Diner Ballard or Skillet Diner Capitol Hill during Seattle Restaurant Week for lunch and dinner.

    Seattle Restaurant Week is featuring $30 3-course dinners and $15 2-course lunches from your favorite restaurants, Oct. 19-23 and 26-30. See all the restaurants that are participating here.

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  • SRW Video Series Day 1: Mauro Golmarvi, Assaggio Ristorante 10.20.14

    In honor of Seattle Restaurant Week starting yesterday, we will be sharing videos from a handful of participating restaurants all week! Check back each day to get a behind the scenes look at SRW menus, dishes, tips on how to use seasonal ingredients, and more!

    Today, Chef Mauro Golmarvi of Assaggio Ristorante shares his enticing Seattle Restaurant Week spread and some exciting news about the restaurant. Warning, this video make cause drooling and sudden urges to book your reservation before they are gone!

    Enjoy $30 3-course dinners and $15 2-course lunches from your favorite restaurants, Oct. 19-23 and 26-30. See which restaurants are participating here.


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  • Open Wide for Seattle Restaurant Week! 10.19.14

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    The area is buzzing with the onset of Seattle Restaurant Week! The broadest reaching, largest dining celebration in the area is happening now through October 30 (excluding Friday and Saturday). SRW continues to offer the best dining deals around with three-course dinners for $30 and two-course lunches for $15.
    From new participants such as Vespolina, Bell + Whete and Mkt to longtime classics such as Dahlia Lounge, Tilth and Nell’s, over 160 restaurants in King County are offering diners a delicious way to dine! A generous three-quarters of participants offer menus with vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free menu options. Many restaurants also offer optional beverage pairings and their usual kids menus, making SRW a family occasion, not just ideal for date night or group night.
    Menus overflow with fall harvest including squash, pumpkin, foraged mushrooms, artichokes, game meats and more! See the creativity of these chefs as they utilize local ingredients on the diverse menus showcasing ethnic cuisines including Indian, French, Japanese, Italian and New American.
    An ideal opportunity for locals and visitors alike, view a list of participating restaurants and menus at www.SeattleRestaurantWeek.com.
    Get more of the inside scoop on Seattle Restaurant Week by visiting SRW’s Facebook and Twitter pages that highlight participating chefs, showcase seasonal ingredients common on SRW menus, and present intriguing restaurant videos. You can also win gift cards to participating restaurants online as well!
    See some of the chefs preview menus on New Day Northwest:

    Sullivan’s Steakhouse

    Le Grand Bistro Americain

    Tavolata

    Seastar Restaurant + Raw Bar
    View the Chef in the Hat, Thierry Rautureau, as he combs the University District Famers Market for SRW menu ingredients for LUC.


    Enjoy!

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  • Seattle Restaurant Week Returns in October 09.18.14

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    Beginning Oct. 19, Seattle area restaurants will come together to present the broadest reaching, largest dining celebration in the area: Seattle Restaurant Week. The 10-day program runs Oct.19-23 and Oct. 26-30 (Sunday-Thursday), offering three-course dinners for $30 and two-course lunches for $15.

    “October is the perfect time to take advantage of dining somewhere new during Seattle Restaurant Week, or just getting an incredible deal at one of your favorite spots; fall is setting in and we naturally seek out comfort of great cooking during this season, especially with the bounty of the fall harvest”, says Chef-Owner Maria Hines of Maria Hines Restaurants. “This two-week celebration of food is also a way for us, the local restaurants, to thank diners for their ongoing support of this great promotion.”

    New to the program this fall are restaurants such as Vespolina, Bell + Whete, Chiso Sushi, Szmanias, Place Pigalle and others.

    A list of participating restaurants and individual restaurant menus are available now at www.SeattleRestaurantWeek.com. More restaurants are added weekly.

    Get ahead of the crowd and make your reservations for lunch and dinner now, before seats fill up for this 10 day dining celebration!

    Visit SRW on Twitter and Facebook for news and giveaways.

     

     

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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.

    Agrodolce

    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.

    Tilth

    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.

    Shanik

    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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  • New Happy Hour at Tilth 06.20.14

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    Did someone say Duck Burgers? Tilth’s renowned duck burgers are just one of the items on the new happy hour menu, which starts tomorrow (June 21).

    That’s right, Maria Hines’ first award-winning restaurant, Tilth, the one that earned her a James Beard Award and a place on the New York Times‘ Best New Restaurant list, will start offering happy hour everyday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Other classics on the menu include Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake, and Skagit River Ranch Steak Tartare. The menu will change slightly every month with local, seasonal ingredients (just as the dinner menu), so hurry in for the Watermelon Carpaccio before it’s off the menu!

    It’s not just about the food at happy hour, drinks will change monthly as well. Current features include a selection of wine, Lavender Daiquiri, Pimm’s Cup, Gin Cocktail and more!

    The happy hour menu is available on the patio, at the counter or in the sunroom at Tilth.

    View the full menu online.

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