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  • Seattle’s Favorite Patios & Summer Menus! 05.21.15

    As the summer months approach, Seattle restaurants are dusting off their patio seats, creating refreshing cocktails, and preparing menus with the best seasonal ingredients that summer has to offer. The multitude of outdoor dining options ensures that you won’t run out of places to enjoy the summer sun, from weekend brunch to late night dinners.


    Agrodolce
    Transport to a warm Italian coast while you bask in the sun right here in Seattle. In the heart of Fremont,
    Agrodolce offers a delicious taste of Italian coastal cuisine and expertly created handmade pasta featuring house-milled flour. This welcoming trattoria offers a quiet and cozy patio just off the main hustle and bustle in Fremont.

    The summer menu includes a collection of summer spritzers with colors and presentations that perfectly sum up the feel of summer, available in alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. The summer spritzers include 3 intoxicating flavors: Plum Soda, Parsley Soda, and Raspberry Puree with Rhubarb Beet Soda. Agrodolce will also offer a $5 Rosé Special of the Day throughout the warm summer months.

    Agrodolce has a special happy hour this summer with $3 items to celebrate their third year anniversary. Items include Polenta Fries, Seasonal Bruschetta, and the Mini Lamb Burger.

    Summer brunch wouldn’t be complete without bottomless mimosas on the sun-soaked patio every weekend. Pair with brunch options that include Focaccia French Toast Bits, Chicken and Waffles, and Handmade Emmer Rigatoni.

    For reservations visit agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th St., Seattle.


    Golden Beetle
    This summer the menu at Golden Beetle features a long list of house made bitters, tinctures, sodas, and infusions that reflect the attention to detail in the craft cocktail program. Their dedication to organic and seasonal ingredients creates cocktails that are unrivaled in flavor. Diners can enjoy a Paradiso Cooler, Spiced Harissa Daiquiri, or an Adult Lemonade while soaking up the sun on Golden Beetle’s front patio. The patio allows diners to enjoy the summer sun or shade without getting overheated.

    With cuisine rooted in the cultures and culinary styles of the Eastern Mediterranean, Golden Beetle’s happy hour offers fun street-inspired foods that are perfect for outdoor dining. Snack on Fire & Honey Chicken Wings, Spiced Donuts, or Spiced French Fries.

    For more information or to make a reservation, visit golden-beetle.com/reservations or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market St., Seattle.


    Tilth
    Summertime means enjoying award-winning cuisine on the charming, garden patio at Tilth. Situated among a trellis of greenery fronting a craftsman house, diners are welcomed and treated as if they’re family. The patio also offers dinners the perfect chance to enjoy dinner outside during those warm summer evenings.

    The current menu, which changes monthly, includes Green Garlic Soup, Seared Alaskan Weathervane Scallops, and English Pea Flan, amongst numerous other certified organic and locally sourced options. Those interested in brunch can experience Coffee Roasted Celery Root Salad, House made Sourdough Waffle, and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake among other delicious items.

    Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at Tilthrestaurant.com/reservations. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 141 N. 45th St., Seattle.


    Sushi Kappo Tamura
    The most sought after seats at Sushi Kappo Tamura are at the sushi bar, but come this summer the outdoor patio will also be in high demand. With seating for 12, Sushi Kappo Tamura’s patio creates an engaging and vibrant space that allows diners to enjoy the sun in high spirits.

    Sushi Kappo Tamura is known for their fierce commitment to using only the best and most sustainable seasonal ingredients. The menu is already featuring a variety of vegetables and herbs grown and taken directly from their rooftop garden. Diners should keep an eye out for menu items that feature radish, turnip, scallions, butterhead lettuce, shiso, mint, kale, and mustard greens all harvested straight from the garden. The summer will also bring new seafood options to the menu, including Live Spot Prawns, Fresh Salmon, and Albacore Tuna. These delicious ingredients will be integrated into sashimi, nigiri, and other menu items.

    Reservations can be made at sushikappotamura.com or by calling 206.547.0937. Sushi Kappo Tamura is located at 2968 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle.


    Volterra
    Bringing the warmth and charm of Tuscany to Seattle’s historic neighborhood of Ballard,
    Volterra is the perfect place to enjoy the soon-to-be summer weather. With a patio hugged by hanging vines and shrubbery, diners feels as if they’ve been transported to a summer day in the heart of Tuscany.

    As Volterra celebrates its anniversary, Chef Don Curtiss has complied a Favorites Tasting Menu featuring the most loved dishes from the last 10 years. Options include Polenta with Wild Mushrooms, Wild Boar Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Mustard Sauce, and Roasted Eggplant Pouches. Diners can also start off the day right with weekend brunch on the patio. Menu items include Chestnut Pancakes, Wilde Mushroom Scramble, and Duck and Yukon Gold Potato Hash.

    Volterra is located at 5411 Ballard Ave. NW., Seattle. Reservations can be made at volterraballard.com or by calling 206.789.5100.


    Ray’s Boathouse & Café
    With its unique position on the shores of Ballard overlooking the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Ray’s Boathouse & Café offers stunning views, especially during the summer from its large Café patio.

    Happy Hour can now be enjoyed on the Café-patio with the menu offering delectable bites such as Grilled Prawn Satay, Tuna Poke, Pacific Manila Clams and the Crispy Calamari. Ray’s Café is also featuring Frozen Tiki Cocktails this summer, featuring rum, vodka, and fruity flavors served in a glass tiki goblet. Available at Ray’s Café bar, dining room and deck through the end of summer.

    Ray’s Boathouse now invites guests to join them on their new patio where guests can dine right over the water. The Boathouse’ extensive drink menu also offers numerous options for those who wish to have a drink by the water with their view. Cocktails include White Peach Cosmo, Spiced Apple Fizz, and Seaview Sunset (non-alcoholic).

    For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com/rays-boathouse-reservation. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or visit rays.com/rays-cafe-reservation. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave. NW, Seattle.


    Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora’s outdoor patio situates diners in a quant and welcoming garden. Diners can start their day off right by enjoying weekend brunch in the summer sun with menu items like Beignets, Hoppin’ John Fritters, or Beet Breakfast Sandwich. The outdoor lights also make Cafe Flora’s patio a perfect place to enjoy dinner while the sunsets. Diners can chose from King Oyster Scallops, Roasted Pineapple Pizza, and Quinoa Asparagus Cakes among other delicious vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

    Summer days can be enjoyed with their house made non-alcoholic fizzes or Cafe Flora’s extensive array of local wine, beer, cider, and craft cocktails.

    Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle. Visit cafeflora.com for more information.


    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge

    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge’s large patio, located at the front of the restaurant, allows diners to be immersed in the bustling Belltown neighborhood while enjoying the sun and delicious food. The large roll-up doors surrounding the bar ensure that the patio is well integrated into the rest of the dining areas and the patio’s overhang allows for seats in the shade.

    Dinner and happy hour can be enjoyed on the patio, and brunch is a local favorite with the menu including Ham & Compté Crepe, Wild Mushroom & Smoked Cheddar Quiche, and Croque-Monsieur. Diners can also sample their way through the vast drink menu that Bell + Whete has to offer. Their craft bar program focuses on gin, whiskey, and international and local lagers and ales that provide the perfect pairing for any meal. Chose from a variety of cocktails, including a Rozencrantz, King’s Bench, or Old Spot. Bell + Whete’s house made gin and tonic features Marley’s Tonic, handcrafted in West Seattle.

    Reservations can be made at bellandwhete.com or by calling 206.538.0180.


    Local 360 Café & Bar
    During the summer months, Local 360 Café & Bar diners can enjoy locally sourced summer menus and cocktails seated on the warm and inviting front patio. Located in the midst of downtown Seattle and within walking distance of Pike Place Market, Local 360 prides itself on being a sustainable café and food producer with an emphasis on local sourcing. Diners can enjoy the most extensive locally sourced spirits collection in Washington State, making it the perfect place to imbibe all summer long.

    Bask in the sun while sipping craft cocktails that give a nod to Seattle culture, including Monorail, Raincoat, and 206 Smash. Weekend brunch at Local 360 offers diners the perfect opportunity to soak up the morning sun while dining on Corned Beef Hash with Poached Eggs, Fried Chicken and Waffles with Maple Pepper Jelly, and Pork Belly Chop Salad with Rogue Blue and Soft Boiled Egg.

    Local 360 is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Ave., Seattle. Reservations can be made at local360.org or by calling 206.441.9460.

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  • SNL’s Jay Pharoah Coming to Parlor Live Seattle, Jul. 17-19! 07.16.14



    Jay Pharoah is performing at Seattle’s number one comedy club this weekend! Break out of your regular weekend routine and join us at Parlor Live Seattle for what’s certain to be a hilarious performance.

    You know Jay for his brilliant Barack Obama impersonations, and for his most recent role in the comedic hit “Ride Along” starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Now this “Saturday Night Live” regular is making his way to the Pacific Northwest to perform five shows in three nights!

    Also be sure to check out the killer line up Parlor Live Seattle has in store. Book your tickets for comedians such as Bryan Callen, Tony Rock, and Jon Lovitz online now. Tickets sell out fast, so purchase them early to assure yourself a seat.

    While you’re at it – check out their menu of crave-able classics that can be enjoyed before, during, or after each show.

    Ticket Price: $25-$35
    You must purchase a minimum of two tickets
    Parlor Live is 21+ facility (18+ on Thursdays only)

    Purchase your tickets online:
    https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=65f74d1e072008237b2126b5ef85d4ff

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  • Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at Parlor Live Seattle! 07.10.14



    Parlor Live is known for being the largest comedy-dedicated venue in Seattle, but did you know you can also dine at this new downtown restaurant and bar? Head over to Parlor Live Seattle to laugh the night away and enjoy a few of their crave-able classics.

    Located just a block away from Pacific Place, visit Parlor Live for lunch, happy hour, or dinner for a modestly priced meal right in the middle of downtown. Gone are the days of comedy club food consisting of microwaved chicken tenders or salad out of a bag. Instead, get a top-notch comedy show AND dining experience at Parlor Live Seattle!

    Satisfy your lunchtime tastes buds with filet steak medallions frites, chili dusted hand cut fries with béarnaise aioli; beef tenderloin dip sliders; dungeness crab cake; or Mezza plate, with cauliflower falafel, garlicky-cumin white bean hummus, veggies, feta, marinated olives, and a warm pita. All of their lunch menu items are conveniently priced $20 or less.

    Come by a little later for happy hour, daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday 7 p.m. to close. All food items from the dinner menu, excluding entrees and sides, are 50% off! Yes, that includes the specialty blackened chicken pizza, duck sausage corn dogs, and sesame seared tuna! Treat yourself to a Parlor Tini for $6, draft beer for $4.50, or a house red, white, & sparkling wine for only $5 during happy hour.

    Settle into a booth for a full dinner experience where you can indulge in the prosciutto wrapped gulf prawns with grilled pineapple salsa and jalapeño aioli; the pan roasted marsala chicken breast, with garlic-marsala pan jus and mushroom bread pudding; or the prosciutto di parma specialty pizza, with fresh mozzarella, marinara, and fried capers. Enjoy any one of your meals in the Parlor Live Seattle restaurant, Escape Lounge, or during the show!



    View more menu items online and also be sure to check out the upcoming comedy shows. Laugh the night away with the world’s funniest comedians. Eat, drink, and be merry at Parlor Live Seattle!

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  • Parlor Live Seattle Opening Weekend 06.13.14

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    It’s a great weekend for a laugh, right? Parlor Live Seattle is making it easy to laugh, chuckle and smile this weekend during their grand opening! Beginning this weekend, and every weekend, Parlor Live Seattle will be bringing in urban and edgy national headline comedians to downtown Seattle. As the largest comedy-dedicated venue in Seattle, the room fits 400 people, but don’t wait to get your tickets as many shows have already sold out! Catch the lineup online and book your tickets for comedians such as Russell Peters, Jay Pharoah, Jeff Dye, John Witherspoon, Brian Posehn, Bill Bellamy and so many more!

    Add some comic relief this weekend with Kivi Rogers of “The Tonight Show” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” performing tonight and tomorrow night. Plan ahead and get there early for a menu of craveable classics, that can be enjoyed in the Parlor Live Seattle restaurant, Escape Lounge, or even during the show.

    See what Seattle Met had to say when they previewed the space. You can also get a sneak peak of the beautifully designed space, a few menu items and the comedy room thanks to Evening Magazine, who visited just yesterday.

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  • Miller’s Guild Offers Seats To Pre-Opening Parties 11.04.13

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    Miller’s Guild Offers Seats to Pre-Opening Parties

    Chef Jason Wilson and team “kickstart” nose-to-tail butchery, dry-aged beef and cask-finished craft spirits, returning the favor with seats at pre-opening dinners and other VIP perks


    Seattle— Chef Jason Wilson’s Miller’s Guild is one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2013. With construction not far from completion, the Miller’s Guild team has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their ambitious dry-aging, nose-to-tail butchery, and cask-aged spirits programs. As a reward for supporting these programs, Chef Wilson is offering much-coveted seats to the Miller’s Guild Pre-Opening Dinners that begin on Dec. 4 and a host of other VIP perks. See the campaign here; live through November 17.

    Chef Wilson explained, “We are really excited about Kickstarter, because it connects us with people who are excited and engaged in what we are doing.  When we came up with these great, but expensive ideas for 75-day dry-aged beef, nose-to-tail butchery of heritage breed livestock, and cask finishing our own spirits, we thought that it would be a great opportunity to let other people who are as excited as us about these ideas get involved with Miller’s Guild.”

    What’s in it for Kickstarter partners:

      $25 – A logoed Miller’s Guild T-shirt with the phrase “I support Beef, Butchery & Booze.”

      $75 – An exclusive seat at one of the pre-opening dinners to experience the wood-fired grill, dry-aged beef and heirloom livestock nose-to-tail butchery program that Kickstarter support helped launch.

      $500 – A VIP reservation for two to one of the pre-opening parties that gets supporters not only seats at the dinner, but also a pre-dinner reception and a post-dinner tour of the space, plus the supporter T-shirt.

      $2500 – Chef Jason Wilson and Miller’s Guild Chef de Cuisine Kelly Gaddis host an intimate butchery class for 10 featuring an animal from the butchery program, followed by a dinner feast.

      Known for modern, technique-driven cooking at his restaurant Crush, Chef Wilson wanted to get back to a more visceral, basic style of cooking. When the opportunity came to anchor a new 76-seat restaurant at the 1926-built Hotel Max, he partnered up with a restaurant dream team including his wife and Crush co-owner Nicole Wilson, ChefStable Group founder and owner Kurt Huffman, and former Best Young Sommelier in America, Jake Kosseff.

      The foundation of Miller’s Guild cooking comes from its nine-foot-long, custom-made wood-fired grill that will infuse complex, rich flavors into simply prepared meats, vegetables and fish. Whole animal butchery of heritage breed livestock will use the entire animal for grill cuts, sausage and charcuterie, and bones for stock. Its 75-day dry-aging beef program will highlight a New York steak and a bone-in ribeye for two. Cask-finishing spirits will allow the team to add its special touches to a cocktail inspired by the classics.

      About Miller’s Guild

      Sometime in December, Chef Jason Wilson will fire up his custom-made, wood-fired Infierno Grill at the opening of Miller’s Guild. The restaurant’s space, within the historic Vance Hotel (Hotel Max), has been stripped to its 1926 bones to reveal not only the history of the building but more importantly the back-to-basics intentions of its James Beard Award-winning chef.  Miller’s Guild will open serving dinner only, but will eventually serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily and is located at 612 Stewart Street in downtown Seattle. Learn more at Facebook.com/MillersGuild and Twitter @MillersGuild.

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    • Our newest clients: Pho Cyclo Cafe + Lavender Jade Catering 06.25.13



      Seattle is known for its vast number of places to find pho. We’ve had good pho, we’ve had bad pho, but it wasn’t until we listened to the experts – that’s right, local chefs – and then we realized where to get the best pho! We found it at Pho Cyclo Café, noted by many for its quality steaming hot pho, but we were equally impressed by its large menu of Vietnamese favorites. From banh mi to noodle salads, spring rolls to seasonal specials, Pho Cyclo has more Vietnamese options in one place than most of the other pho shops in town.

      Chef-owner Taylor Hoang started the company years ago and it has grown to four locations in Seattle and Bellevue. She’s got the business savvy, the chef palate and the cultural background to ensure her authentic, quality restaurants are serving up Vietnamese favorites. You’ll even find her taking part in Tom Douglas’ Culinary Summer Camp next month, leading instruction on how to make Pho Ga (chicken pho) and Bo La Lot (grilled beef wrapped in betel leaf). She also runs her own cooking classes out of the Pho Cycle Café Sodo location. We’ll have more on those classes and the new summer menu items soon – we’ve sneaked a peak already and we can’t wait for more!

      As if that weren’t enough to keep one woman busy, Taylor also runs Lavender Jade Catering. It’s the caterer of choice when looking for your favorite Asian cuisine, from Vietnamese to Chinese, Japanese to Thai. Beautifully prepared and cordially presented, Lavender Jade adds spice and variety to any intimate event or large gathering.

      We are proud to partner with Taylor, her four Pho Cyclo Cafe locations (Sodo, Downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill, Bellevue) and Lavender Jade Catering as our newest clients. We hope to see you over a steaming hot bowl of pho soon!

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