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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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  • 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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  • See What’s Hatching for Easter Sunday 04.17.14

    Spring has sprung and Easter is on its way, which means that it is time to enjoy the company of your friends and family over locally renowned food and drinks. Whatever your Easter plans may be, food lovers have a variety of choices to indulge in beyond colored eggs and chocolate bunnies. Treat yourself to three-course brunch menus at Agrodolce, Golden Beetle, and Tilth or really get into the spirit of Easter and try your first Rabbit Benedict at Fonte Cafe!

    Where will you and your family and friends enjoy a festive brunch this Easter Sunday? See our recommendations below and reserve now before seats are filled!

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    Fonte Cafe Invites Rodger Rabbit to Brunch
    Spend quality time with family and friends at a European bistro-style café in the bustling downtown Seattle corridor. This Easter, Fonte Café (omelette pictured above) is offering their special Easter brunch that will wake you up and put you in the Easter spirit. Enjoy any of their special rabbit themed brunch items, including Rabbit Stew with onions, lemon, capers, white wine, and herbs; Rodger Rabbit Benedict with house made English muffin, confit rabbit, poached eggs, and hollandaise; and Rabbit Frittata with two eggs, leeks, shallots, rabbit, cherry tomatoes, and chevre cheese.

    Fonte Cafe is located across from the Seattle Art Museum and steps away from Pike Place Market at 1321 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101. Call (206) 777.6193 or book your reservation online.

    Sustainable Southern Italian at Agrodolce
    Agrodolce’s exclusive Easter brunch menu provides effortless Southern Italian and Sicilian dining. Taste elements of organically fresh and locally grown ingredients made by James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines. Enjoy brunch with signature Bottomless Mimosas alongside your three-course brunch including a Homemade Blueberry Apricot Scone with whipped honey orange butter; St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna Benedict with arzak egg, caper aioli, and sundried tomatoes; and Cassata Coffee Cake with ricotta, pan de spagna, and candied fruit.

    Three-course brunch is $25 per person. Agrodolce is located in the Fremont Neighborhood at 709 N 35th St Seattle, WA 98103. Call (206) 547.9707 or book your reservation online .

    Dive into the Eastern Mediterranean at Golden Beetle
    This Easter Golden Beetle is offering a savory three-course Easter brunch with a splash of Mediterranean flair. Certified organic by Oregon Tilth, enjoy a delicious brunch while nurturing yourself in the process! Choices for the three-course brunch include Yogurt with Fruit, orange blossom water, mint, and walnut; Smoked Ham & Grilled Asparagus Omelet with gruyere cheese, parsley, beef fat fried potato; and Bakalava with phyllo, cinnamon crème, and rose water. View the full menu online.

    Three-course brunch is $25 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Golden Beetle is located in the Ballard neighborhood at 1744 NW Market St. Seattle, WA 98107. Call (206) 706.2977 or book your reservation online.

     

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake


    Feel at Home this Easter at Tilth

    If you are looking to spend Easter in the comfort of home, enjoy Tilth restaurant, set within an old craftsman house in Wallingford. Tilth is offering a special three-course brunch including Asparagus Salad with chive blossom, soft cooked egg, and smoked salmon; Soft Scrambled Eggs with English pea and maitake, truffle oil; and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake (pictured above) with chocolate cookie, cocoa cream, and sea salt. Cozy up in the dining room and enjoy the intimate space with your loved ones this Sunday.View the full menu online.

    Three-course menu is $30 per person, excluding tax and gratuity; additional $10 for cava or mimosa with coffee. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St Seattle, WA 98103. Call (206) 633.0801 or book your reservation online.

     

     

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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.

    Kid-Friendly
    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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