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  • Ethnic Seattle Presents Shop Small, Shop Ethnic 11.21.16


    Building on the momentum of the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development‘s “Only in Seattle Initiative,” and American Express’ “Small Business Saturday,” supporting small, local businesses, Ethnic Seattle proudly announces its second annual “Shop Small, Shop Ethnic” Holiday Pop-up Market on Saturday, November 26, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. in the Chinatown International District. Ethnic Seattle will also host an online market of local, compelling, ethnic gift packages from members for under $100, available throughout the holiday season.

    “Ethnic Seattle is extremely excited about the opportunity to generate greater awareness of our small, minority and immigrant-owned businesses,” said Ethnic Seattle Executive Director Taylor Hoang. “We have a fantastic mix of restaurants, bakeries, personal services, museums and retailers from all over Seattle that make gift-giving fun, unique and extraordinary.”

    POP-UP MARKET
    The Ethnic Seattle Holiday Pop-up Market will be centralized at Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Avenue South, Seattle, and include seven stores, cafes and a museum within a four-block radius, presenting holiday packages, food, drink and more. Participating member retailers will be indicated by balloons and poinsettias at their storefronts. Activities include:

    Live Ice Carving, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
    Creative Ice will be carving a holiday sleigh from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hing Hay Park. There will be hot chocolate, maps, and information available. Shoppers are welcome to take photos on the sleigh following completion of the carving.

    Selfies with Elfies, 1–4 p.m.
    Look for roaming “elves” handing out candy canes, maps of participating shop locations and the food walk menu. Shoppers can be entered to win prizes by posting a selfie with elfies on the Ethnic Seattle Instagram page.

    Food Walk, 3–6 p.m.
    Participating restaurants in Chinatown-ID have assembled a lineup of $2-4 menu items for noshes to sustain the shopping frenzy. Items include dim sum, bites of Asian barbecue, kahlua pork, and more.

    Participating Businesses
    Similar to a holiday bazaar, businesses from ethnically diverse neighborhoods, including the Chinatown International District, Little Saigon, Rainier Valley, White Center, and the Central District will participate. Ethnic Seattle will have a collection of packages from local, minority-owned businesses at its own pop-up shop at Hing Hay Park. Packages can be taken home the day of the pop-up or shipped out.

    Weekly Prize Drawings
    Shoppers who engage with Ethnic Seattle on Facebook or Instagram will be entered to win weekly prize drawings through December 23.

    HOLIDAY PACKAGES
    The large assortment of holiday packages will include ethnic foods, unique experiences, home décor, trend-setting fashion and more. Packages will be online at ShopSmallSeattle.com beginning November 26. A sample of participating Ethnic Seattle businesses and packages include:

    Ethnic Seattle and International District Food Tour – Tickets for the International District guided food tour with stops at hidden restaurants and foodie hideaways featuring the best in ethnic cuisine ($65).

    Pho Bac Coffee Set – Vietnamese coffee set for the coffee drinker, one of 2015’s most popular gifts ($25).

    Essential Ingredients for Pho – Huong Binh’s famed pho recipe, ingredients, and gift certificate for Vietwah Supermarket for additional groceries needed to complete the recipe. ($50).

    Vital Tea Leaf Sampler Basket – Specially selected flower and herbal tea basket: lychee, coconut, rose, and mint, and a tea brewing pot ($38).

    Trichome Smells Package – Mix and match domestically produced candles from Malin and Goetz and Maak Labs, including coffee soap and tobacco reminiscent of an early morning café, energized mojito candle, and fir and cannabis smells from a crisp fall hike, and many more. The subtle but enduring notes are unique and sure to invoke memories and inspiration ($20).

    Simply Soulful & Northwest African American Museum – Museum admission for two and a $50 gift card for lunch or dinner for two at Simply Soulful ($50).

    Momo Fashion and Home – Experience an urban, Eurasian mix for body and abode with interesting and stylish personal accessories from Japanese scarves to Asian-influenced home furnishings. For this holiday, two whimsical gift packages with Japanese-inspired characters, Sumofish: 1) Sushi theme – a Sumofish Sushibot shirt and sushi tabisocks, and 2) Ramen theme – Sumofish Ramen Shark shirt and ramen tabisocks for you (about $40).

    About Ethnic Seattle
    In 2014, a group of ethnic business owners founded the nonprofit interest, Ethnic Business Coalition (EBC), in order to amplify the voices of immigrant- and minority-owned businesses in the Seattle area. Ethnicseattle.com connects businesses with locals and tourists alike who want to find out more about businesses and events in the area. Discover more by visiting ethnicseattle.com.

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  • Mama’s Cantina is open! 05.24.16

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    Mama’s Cantina is now open! Bask in the familiar Mama’s aura while enjoying the updated interior and new bar, now located at the front of the restaurant.

     

    The bar features a selection of 40 tequilas, scratch and blended margaritas, an array of mezcals, cervezas and microbrews on tap. Don’t miss the new frozen margarita machine for the perfect cold cocktail to sip on the outdoor patio all summer! Available in watermelon, mango or peach.

     

    Heading the kitchen at Mama’s Cantina is Chef Jenny Izaguirre, originally from Honduras with years spent as a chef in Los Angeles. She’s created a menu that adds an international twist on classic Mexican dishes that take inspiration from the street foods of Mexico City and Los Angeles. All sauces, salsas, chips and tortillas are also made in house now!

     

    Chef Jenny’s exciting new menu includes Mojo Pork, made from a whole pig that she will slow roast weekly. She’s brought in Wagyu Steak to add rich flavor to dishes like “The Elvis” Burrito and the Wagyu Skirt Steak Quesadilla. There is also seafood with Mini Crab and Halibut Ceviche Tostadas, and her Halibut Poke Tostada, creative veggie options like the Crispy Avocado Black Beans Taco and a delicious Korean inspired quesadilla served with kimchi and house molcajete salsa.

     

    For more information, visit mamascantina.com or call 206.728.6262. Mama’s Cantina is located at 2234 2nd Avenue, Seattle.

     

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  • Dining options in Seattle add another degree to summer 05.03.16

    Summer is fast approaching and restaurants are busy preparing their patios, creating delicious menus with seasonal summer ingredients and making innovative beverages. The vast multitude of outdoor dining options around Seattle means locals can enjoy the summer sun, from a light snack to a sunset dinner.

     

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    Agrodolce

    Experience a taste of Italy while relaxing and absorbing Seattle’s summer sun on the beautiful and casual patio at Agrodolce. Based in Freemont, the restaurant re-creates Italy’s coastal cuisine with the best organic ingredients in the area.

     

    The menu at Agrodolce comprises of many beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, with exciting colors and presentations that scream summer. Some summer-inspired beverages include: Campari & Soda, Aperol Spritz and Vodka Dolce.

     

    Guests at Agrodolce can also enjoy a happy hour menu starting at $4, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily that includes Mini Lamb Burger & Polenta Fries, Vegetable Fritto Misto and the Antipasti Plate.

     

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

     

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    Golden Beetle

    Drawing from Turkey, Israel and Egypt, Golden Beetle is the perfect place to explore the wonders of the Mediterranean during the summer months, while relaxing in the shade or enjoying the sun on the restaurant’s newly refinished patio.

     

    Golden Beetle’s delicious seasonal cocktails are fashioned with house made bitters, tinctures, sodas, garnishes and infusions to create unique flavors. Notable cocktails and beverages include the Paradiso Cooler, The Duneagle and the Rosemary Margarita. There are also non-alcoholic options including the House-made Orange Vanilla Chamomile Soda.

     

    Golden Beetle is well known for happy hour, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Starting at $3, options include Spicy Hummus & Pita Chips, long-time guest favorite Savory Chickpea & Lemon Stew or light, fresh and spicy Carrot and Kale Salad.

     

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

     

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    Tilth

    Be treated like family, savor the summer weather and dine on New American cuisine on the garden patio at Tilth. With 8 wooden tables and rows of greenery, the patio is the perfect place to enjoy brunch, a cocktail, or dinner on a beautiful summer night. There is also an indoor sunroom for those seeking the view of the outdoors with the comfort of an indoor atmosphere.

     

    The restaurant takes pride in the beverages it serves. Cocktails include Limonada Romero, Ernest on the Beach and Bonny Prince Charming. The seasonal dinner menu, starting at $9, includes House Made Gnocchi, Skagit River Ranch Pork Loin and Pan Seared Weathervane Scallop

     

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

     

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    Altstadt

    Experience German culture, history and cuisine during the summer at Altstadt, located in Pioneer Square. While the indoor bierhalle has plenty of seating, the sidewalk patio fronting 1st Avenue promises great people watching, especially on game days just steps from the stadiums.

     

    The restaurant serves a range of German dishes created with a Northwest pantry, including happy hour items starting at $5. Served 3-6 p.m. daily, except game days, guests can enjoy Obazta, a camembert and cream cheese ball, or a Brat slider served on a pretzel bun, both house-made.

     

    Cocktails are enjoyed in Seattle and at Altstadt, it’s no exception. While beer is the big draw, cocktails such as Französisch (Bertina elderflower liqueur, gin, grapefruit, Maisel & Friends Pale Ale) and Rhabarber Collins (Blanco tequila, lime, agave and rhubarb) won’t disappoint.

     

    For more information, visit altstadtseattle.com or call 206.602.6442. Altstadt is located in Pioneer Square at 209 1st Avenue South, Seattle.

     

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    Volterra

    Guests will be transported from Ballard to the beautiful Tuscan sun on the patio at Volterra. Noted for its relaxing garden-like appeal, it’s the perfect place to enjoy house-made Italian cuisine.

     

    The Tuscan-inspired menu puts together a combination of imported and local ingredients that create a variety of unique and seasonal dishes. It includes a number of excellent summer-inspired beverages including Tuscan Limoncello Rosemary Drop, Grapefruit Negroni #2 and Clementine Sparkle.

     

    Volterra’s happy hour menu starting at $4, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends includes Pan Seared Scallop, Polenta and Wild Mushroom and Super Smoked Chicken Wings.

     

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

     

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    Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Boasting amazing views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Ray’s Boathouse and Café is the place to be during the summer.

     

    Ray’s Café features a large outdoor patio where guests can enjoy the warm weather and the view, while dining on seasonal dishes and drinking a selection of summer-inspired cocktails, and 20 microbrews on tap. Other notable beverages include the non-alcoholic Sunset Cooler, and fruity cocktails such as the Rosemary Grapefruit Drop and White Peach Cosmo.

     

    Happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, with dishes starting at $5, include Penn Cove Mussels Marinara, Salmon Sliders and Blackened Ahi Tostada.

     

    Downstairs in the Boathouse, take in stunning floor to ceiling views of the Sound, sip on handcrafted cocktails like the Champs-Élysées and Jungle Bird, as well as an excellent local wine list. Guests can compliment their beverage with seasonal items on the Boathouse happy hour menu from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. including Little Skookum Clam Dip, Steamed Manila Clams and Puget Sound Mediterranean Mussels, starting at $7.

     

    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.

     

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    Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events

    The large sidewalk patio at Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events in Belltown is the perfect place to enjoy Seattle’s sun while consuming excellent dishes like house-made sausages or drinking a cold one from their 66 taps. The patio features large roll-up doors around the perimeter of the restaurant, bringing the outdoors in for those sitting inside. Guests can also make use of the patio’s overhang and relax in some shade.

     

    Bell + Whete serves brunch and dinner as well as a seasonal happy hour outdoors. Happy hour, starting at $4 and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. includes options like Red Harissa Mussels, House Ground Steak Burger and Cod Brandade. Guests can compliment their meal with the restaurant’s vast selection of beverages such as whiskey, fine gins and seasonal cocktails. Notable summer cocktails include Fresa Diabla, Rose Royale and Lady Eleanor.

     

    Reservations can be made at bellandwhete.com or by calling 206.538.0180. Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events is located at 200 Bell St, Seattle

     

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    Cafe Flora

    Seattle’s best vegetarian restaurant offers delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus to enjoy al fresco in the summer months. Guests can dine while sitting in Cafe Flora’s outdoor patio, located in a quant and welcoming garden. The patio features outdoor lights, an herb garden and more that Cafe Flora plants and harvests for their summer menus.

     

    Meals can be complimented with an assortment of beverages like local wine, beer and cider, as well as seasonal cocktails like Flower Child, Oxacan Sand and house-made Fizzes with seasonal summer fruits and herbs.

     

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

     

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    Local 360 Café & Bar

    At Local 360 Café & Bar, downtown diners can enjoy food and beverages made from ingredients sourced within 360 miles of Seattle. Their sidewalk patio provides a front row seat to First Avenue and Bell Street, just blocks from Pike Place Market. While relaxing in the sun, diners can enjoy the most comprehensive, locally sourced spirits collection in Washington State, local beer, wine and seasonal cocktails with names highlighting the city. Notable cocktails include Seattle’s Seasonal Shrub, Sage in the City and Jet Stream.

     

    Guests can have lunch, dinner, happy hour or weekend brunch on the patio. Happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily includes Oysters on the Half Shell for $1 each, Poutine with Lamb Neck Gravy, Chilled Beets and Bacon Deviled Eggs.

     

    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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  • Late April Food + Drink Events 04.20.16

    April is full of great food and beverage events! See what’s in store at local restaurants and bars, then mark your calendars and hit the town!

     

    Seattle Restaurant Week through Thursday

    More than 165 restaurants are taking part in Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW) this Spring. For two more days, you can enjoy eating and drinking for a deal at some of the areas best restaurants, featuring local foods and innovative chefs. Experience a new restaurant, go to a favorite spot or relax over dinner after a long day.

     

    Participating restaurants offer three-course dinner menus at $30 while many also offer $15 two-course lunch menus. Each menu has at least three options under each course, many with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free selections. A wide range of different cuisines means everyone enjoys their Seattle Restaurant Week experience!

     

    Eat, drink and be merry during SRW at some of our favorite restaurant picks:

     

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    Seafood with a beautiful view at Ray’s Boathouse and Café

    Guests dining at Ray’s in Ballard are in for a treat with unique dishes inspired by sustainable seafood and seasonal goods. The Café is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner and it’s a great opportunity to indulge in the Boathouse! Guests can enjoy scenic views of Puget Sound and the Olympics, while savoring fresh and beautifully prepared seafood, local wine, and classic and speciality cocktails.

     

    The SRW menus:

     

    Cafe Lunch:

    • Oregon Bay Shrimp Cocktail
    • Grilled Washington Asparagus

    Café Dinner:

    • Seasonal Fish, served with salad, mushrooms and chimichurri
    • Grilled Double R Ranch Flank Steak with blue cheese, mashed potatoes, balsamic glaze and wilted spinach

    Boathouse Dinner:

    Starters:

    • Smoked Idaho Trout
    • Warm Mushroom Salad

    Entrees:

    • House-made Pappardelle served with spring peas
    • Anderson Ranch Lamb

    Dessert:

    • Panna cotta
    • Sorbet

    (All gluten free)

     

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    Maria Hines’ Tilth

    James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines’ critically acclaimed New American restaurant, Tilth, in Wallingford, is the perfect place to enjoy organic dishes, with ingredients sourced from local farmers. Hines has created a signature menu with delicious options for SRW including gluten free and vegan options.

     

    For starters, treat your taste buds to:

    • Sunchoke Soup
    • Asparagus dishes

    Then move on to mouth-watering entrees:

    • Carnaroli Risotto served with vegetables including English peas and roasted carrots

    To finish, consume:

    • Gluten free, vegan Cashew “Cheesecake”
    • Delightful Yarmuth Farms Goat Cheese Parfait

     

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    Explore Mediterranean cuisine at Golden Beetle

    At Golden Beetle, chef Maria Hines takes inspiration from countries including Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt to create Mediterranean menus using local, organic ingredients.

    The SRW lunch menu features a Greek-inspired dish of:

    • Pork and Lamb Gyro served with pita bread, yogurt and cabbage slaw

    Notable choices from the dinner menu include:

    • Cyprian inspired Grilled Halloumi Cheese
    • Berber Spiced Grilled Chicken Kabob
    • Turkish style pizza – Uli’s Lamb Merguez Pide

    If you still have room for dessert, Golden Beetle offers dishes such as:

    • Black Walnut Baklava
    • Cardamom Milk Pudding

     

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    Southern Italian + Sicilian cuisine at Agrodolce

    Maria Hines brings the cuisine of southern Italy to Fremont at Agrodolce. Combining Italian classics such as handcrafted pasta with local and organic ingredients, Agrodolce always creates a memorable dining experience.

     

    Italian starters encompass:

    • Grilled Bruschetta served with seasonal caponata

    Entrees feature:

    • Durum Spaghetti and Taylor Shellfish Clams served with pickled chilli, castelvetrano olives and fresh mint
    • Ricotta Cavatelli with spicy sausage

    Each dish is offered at both lunch and dinner, giving you two opportunities a day to enjoy!

     

    Desserts:

    • Gelato
    • Sorbet
    • Theo Chocolate Polenta Cake

    Agrodolce is a great place to experience Italian cuisine in a thoughtful, sustainable and organic way!

     

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    A modern view on tradition at Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events

    The Bell +Whete in Belltown believe that a great meal has three aspects. The company you keep, a lovely beverage and meals created from fresh ingredients.

     

    For SRW, the European orientated dinner menu includes dishes with a variety of ingredients.

     

    Starters:

    • Kale & Salami, Manchego, Hemp Seed, Kalamata Vinaigrette

    Entrees:

    • Rotisserie Cauliflower with Grilled Radicchio
    • Pepperonata Braised Hog with Crisp Polenta

    Desserts:

    • Coffee Flan
    • Chocolate Pot de Crème
    • Apple Rosemary Crostada

    This SRW meal will not be compete without one of their 66 international and local beers that are on tap.

     

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    Sustainable comfort fare at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Local 360 Café & Bar in Belltown focuses on serving sustainable food that is grown and harvested by farmers who look after their land, with 90% of their ingredients coming from around Seattle.

     

    For Seattle Restaurant Week, guests can enjoy:

     

    Unique starters:

    • Dungeness Crab & Shrimp Dip served with potato chips
    • White Bean Soup served with Local 360’s Lamb Bacon

    Fresh entrees:

    • Rabbit Gnocchi with Spring Nettles
    • Garnacha Braised Beef Shank with Green Garlic Potatoes
    • Caramelized Cauliflower Steak served with Carrot Mousse

    Handmade desserts:

    • Delicious flavors of ice cream
    • Fruit cobbler, all of which are handmade

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    Radler week through April 22 + Reinheitsgebot on April 23

    While the U.S. doesn’t have 500 years of beer history, you can be thankful that the Germans do! This year marks the 500th anniversary of Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Beer Law) – a law that defines the taste of beer today. On April 23, beer lovers everywhere will celebrate the enactment of Reinheisgebot by the only way that seems fit – drinking beer! Food specials, live music and special anniversary beers from Germany created specifically for this event, will be offered beginning at 11 a.m. until close.

     

    Leading up to Reinheitsgebot, Radler Week will take place. During the week, celebrate with 0.5L for $5 or 1L for $10 of Bitburger’s Radler. Guests also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win prizes such as Sounders and Mariners tickets, glass Bitburger boots and more. Radler Week will also highlight Weihenstephaner’s new beer, a kellerbier called 1516, brewed specially for Reinheisgebot. There will also be music and food to complement the beer and bring the celebration in true German fashion.

     

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    Passover at Golden Beetle from April 23-30

    James Beard Award-winning chef, Maria Hines is celebrating Passover at Golden Beetle, her Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Ballard, from April 23-30. Her menu embraces traditions while adding her unique, award-winning touch.

     

    To celebrate, Hines has constructed a bold and flavorful tasting menu, whereby each course corresponds to a specific food that is traditionally found on a Seder plate during Passover. The Seder plate is used to re-tell the story of how Moses, under the instructions of God, led the Jews to freedom in Egypt in 1300 BCE.

     

    The menu can be found online or below with Kosher wine pairings and symbolic meanings. The five courses are courses available for $50 per person. There is also an optional wine pairing for $25 per person

     

    First course

    Fried Soft Boiled Egg with asparagus, harissa aioli and fried shallot

    Wine pairing: Kedem, Champagne, New York

    What this represents on the Seder plate: Beitzah

    Beitzah symbolizes the Passover offering, commonly called Hagigah. It also represents the circle of life, death and rebirth and reminds us we are all part of one universe.

     

    Second course

    Grilled Romaine Heart with black olive vinaigrette, almond and feta

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Karpas

    Karpas – Represents the spring harvest. It is dipped in salt water to symbolize the tears that the Jews shed while in slavery in Egypt.

     

    Third course

    Sablefish Ball Soup with root vegetable confetti, preserve lemon and zaatar

    Wine pairing: Barken, Chardonnay, Dan, Israel ‘13

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Maror

    Maror serves as a reminder of the bitterness the Jews felt while they were slaves in Egypt.

     

    Fourth course

    Anderson Valley Ranch Braised Lamb with sour cherry, fingerling potato and cauliflower

    Wine pairing: Barkan, Caberney Sauvignon, Galie, Israel ‘13

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Zeroa

    Zeroa symbolizes the Pesach sacrifice, where a lamb as sacrificed in the Temple of Jerusalem on the eve of the exodus in Egypt.

     

    Fifth course

    Port Poached Pear with cacao nib, candied walnut and mint

    Wine pairing: Rashi, Claret, Semi Sweet, California

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Charoset

    Charoset represents the mortar the Jews used to construct buildings while slaves.

     

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    Brewery Nights Bell + Whete

    Enjoy a selection of beers at Bell + Whete’s Brewery Night featuring local breweries. They will have reps on site, $1 off pints and $4 off growlers, plus brewery swag and more!

    • April 28, Two Beers Brewing Night from 4pm to 11pm

     

     

     

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  • Treat Dad on Father’s Day 06.12.15

    With Father’s Day fast approaching, Seattle restaurants are gearing up to offer specialty menus to make the day a memorable one with dad! Whether he’s craving a savory breakfast, a hearty dish, or a meat-driven dinner, take him to one of these Seattle restaurants to help make Father’s Day a hit!

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    Italian-inspired Three-Course Brunch at Agrodolce
    In the heart of Fremont, Agrodolce offers you and the family the perfect chance to indulge in the delicious taste of Italian coastal cuisine. This June 21, Agrodolce is offering a special three-course menu specially designed for Father’s Day.

    First Course options include:
    Stone Fruit and Yogurt with seasonal stone fruit, Greek yogurt, and cocoa nib granola
    Savory Scone with provolone picante, spicy salami, and oregano

    Second Course options include:
    Smoked Controne Bean Hash with Skagit River Ranch bacon lardon, summer squash, and a sunny side-up egg
    Grilled Steak and Eggs with beer battered onion rings, asparagus, and over easy eggs

    Third Course options include:
    Housemade Mini Waffle with cherry compote, orange syrup, Chantilly
    Focaccia French Toast Bites topped with espresso syrup and seasonal fruit coulis
    Limoncello Sorbetto with candied fennel, toasted hazelnut

    The three-course prix-fixe brunch is $25 per person; three options under each course. View the full menu here. Agrodolce’s Father’s Day Brunch hours will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at http://mariahinesrestaurants.com or by calling 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th St., Seattle.

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    Golden Beetle’s Chef Hines designs a memorable Brunch
    Rooted in the culinary styles of the Eastern Mediterranean, Golden Beetle uses the best organic and seasonal ingredients from local farms and foragers. This Father’s Day enjoy the three-course brunch created by Chef Maria Hines in a unique setting.

    First Course options include:
    Blini with roasted peach, ricotta, and almond
    Yogurt with Fruit with rose water, mint, and walnut

    Second Course options include:
    Braised Beef Cheek Hash with potato, Mama Lil’s pepper, and béchamel
    Eggs Morney with Gruyere, smoked ham, and poached egg

    Dessert options include:
    Baklava Ice Cream with kataifi, walnut, and honey syrup
    Bread Pudding with cocoa nibs, pecan, and espresso caramel.

    The delicious three-course prix-fixe brunch is $25 per person; three options under each course. View the full menu here. Brunch hours extend from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Father’s Day. For more information, visit golden-beetle.com or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market St., Seattle.

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    Perfectly balanced Three-Course Brunch at Tilth
    Spend Father’s Day enjoying the award-wining cuisine of Tilth. You and your party are warmly welcomed and treated as family while you experience the restaurant’s delicious New American cuisine in the beautiful craftsman home. With a special three-course brunch, Tilth offers you and the family a delicious way to celebrate Father’s Day.

    First Course options include:
    Willie’s Baby Lettuces with cucumber, feta, and pine nut
    Buttermilk Scone with currant, brown butter, and Holmquist hazelnut

    Second Course options include:
    Soft Scrambled Eggs with Foraged & Found mushroom, chimichurri, and pickled shimegi
    Skagit River Ranch Pork Loin with Bluebird grains, einka berries, dandelion greens, and poached egg

    Final Course options include:
    French Toast with blueberry compote, chantilly, homquist hazelnut
    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake with chocolate cookie, cocoa cream, and sea salt

    Enjoy a Mimosa or Bloody Mary with Coffee for just $12!

    The three-course prix-fixe brunch is $30 per person; three options under each course. View the full menu here. Tilth’s Father’s Day brunch runs 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at Tilthrestuarant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 North 45th Street, Seattle.

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    Sushi Kappo Tamura Father’s Day Sushi To Go Platter
    Sushi Kappo Tamura has a commitment to using the best local and sustainable seafood paired with seasonal ingredients and their own rooftop grown herbs and vegetables. Chef Taichi Kitamura offers a fun and memorable alternative to the traditional Father’s Day BBQ. Indulge in handcrafted sushi and other Japanese specialties for brunch, dinner, or start off your in-home celebration with a Sushi To Go Platter.

    The four party platter options feature a mix of rolls and nigiri such as Sockeye Salmon nigiri, Tuna nigiri, Ebi Tempura roll, Seattle roll, Spicy Albacore roll and more. Available platters are:
    Sustainable Platter 8 rolls, 20 piece nigiri $100
    Sushi Platter 8 rolls, 20 piece nigiri $100
    Roll Platter 12 rolls $65
    Chisai Platter 5 rolls, 10 piece nigiri $65
    Custom platters are also available.

    Sushi To Go Platter must be ordered in advanced by calling 206.547.0937. Brunch and dinner reservations can be made at sushikappotamura.com. Sushi Kappo Tamura is located in Eastlake at 2968 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle.

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    Celebrate Dad with a stunning view at Ray’s Boathouse and Café
    Enjoy Father’s Day with one of the best views in Seattle at Ray’s Boathouse and Café. Located in Ballard, Ray’s overlooks the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains ensuring that you’ll get the most out of the beautiful June weather while celebrating dad.

    From thoughtfully selected wine and beer, salmon, halibut and crab, to house-smoked ribs and perfectly grilled steak, Ray’s Boathouse and Café offers a vast selection that will satisfy dad’s cravings. The Boathouse’s new patio gives you and the family the perfect chance to relax and enjoy a meal right over the water. For dinner in The Boathouse, treat your taste buds to Sablefish in Sake Kasu, Braised Kurobata Pork Shank, or Alaskan King Crab Legs. Or opt for lunch or dinner in the Café and enjoy Pineapple Salmon Salad, True Cod Fish & Chips, or St. Louis Style Pork Ribs.

    Ray’s Boathouse is open daily from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Café is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. 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-café-reservation. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.

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    Locally sourced brunch specials at Local 360 Café & Bar
    Local 360 Café & Bar is known for their sustainable practices, local sourcing, and delicious meals and beverages that satisfy both locals and out-of-towners. This Father’s Day, they will be offering brunch specials to help you and your family celebrate dad!

    Indulge in Steak and Egg Hash with pickled peppers and caramelized onions or Dungeness Crab and Morel Strata with shaved asparagus, each for $16. Wash it down with a locally sourced Bloody Mary, steaming mug of Stumptown coffee or an organic juice and your day is set.

    Weekend brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made at local360.org or by calling 206.441.9460. Local 360 is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.

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    Pig Roast and Beer Special at Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    Notorious for their Norman-inspired dishes and mixing of old-world and new, Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is the perfect place to take dads that love a vast and quality beer selection, alongside meat-driven dishes.

    This Father’s Day, Bell + Whete is offering a special combination of their Sunday Pig Roast with a complimentary 16oz German beer for just $24 per person! Throughout the day, Chef Stew Navarre will be slow roasting a whole Heritage Meats young pig in a Caja China metal roasting box on Bell + Whete’s patio. The tender pulled meat and crispy skin will be served with salt roasted potatoes, spring asparagus, citrus chili garlic drippings and housemade Bannock bread. Beer options include Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Hacker Pshcorr Dunkelweiss, Hofbrau Original, Hofbrau Oktoberfest, and Spaten Optimator.

    The Pig Roast is served either family style or in individual portions. Not to mention, Bell + Whete’s regular dinner menu is also available.

    Bell + Whete opens for dinner at 4 p.m. on Sundays, the pig roast begins at 5 p.m. Reservations can be made at bellandwhete.com or by calling 206.538.0180. Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.

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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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  • 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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  • Fonté Café Introduces Brand New Menu 08.14.14



    Whether you’re looking for a café before work, a quick bite to eat, or a relaxing evening out, Fonté Café can provide it all, especially with their newly expanded menu items. Well-known, classic breakfasts items and signature pasta dishes and everything in between have received new inspiration, courtesy of local, late summer ingredients and a chef that operates his kitchen from scratch.

    Breakfast
    Walk down First Avenue from the Pike Place Market to Fonté Café for breakfast or brunch, served 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Start the day with a healthy dose of fresh, local vegetables from the Pike Place Market and indulge in the new Garden Omelette, complete with onions, mushrooms, tomato, cheese, and fresh herbs. Or fill up on one of their benedicts on housemade English muffins, now served with a pork belly meat option. If you’re looking to get your fill of fresh summer berries, consider Fonté’s specialty Waffle, crafted with caramelized strawberries, maple syrup, vanilla, and whip cream. Pair your breakfast with one of the award-winning Fonte Coffee espresso roasts or single-origin coffees for a perfect start to your day.

    Lunch + Dinner
    Starting at 11 a.m., enjoy any item off of the Café menu, served until close. New crisp and refreshing salads have been added to the starters. Relish in the beet salad, complete with beets, chevre, candied walnuts, and honey-dijon vinaigrette. Or opt for the Chef Kristofer Kalinczok’s specialty – housemade pasta! Enjoy the Gnocchi, served with creamy broccoli sauce, rapini, and parmesan; the chef’s favorite – Duck Egg Tagliatelle with guanciale, English peas, shallot-butter sauce, and parmesan; Tortelli, filled with rainbow chard and ricotta, and puttanesca sauce; and the savory and guest-favorite Pappardelle Bolognese, with tomato, shallot, garlic, beef, pork and veal.

    For quicker bites, panini and pizza will satisfy your hunger and please your palate! Try the new Grinder, fashioned with ciabatta, finocchinona, soppressata, toscano, mozzarella, olive-carrot relish, and aioli; or the classic, perfect summer sandwich Caprese panini, with ciabatta, mozeralla, tomatoes, basil, and balsalmic.

    Dessert
    For your sweet tooth, enjoy housemade desserts that celebrate summer! The Mixed Berry Cheesecake with housemade cookie crust is sure to please. Also try the Crème Brulee Trio with chocolate-coconut, strawberry-peach and orange creamsicle; Lemon Tart with berries and cream; or the coffee inspired Espresso Profiteroles with sweet cream gelato and chocolate-orange ganache.

    The European café fare offers something for everyone and is centrally located for downtown professionals, visitors to Seattle, or families from the suburbs looking for delicious, fresh from the market ingredients in expertly prepared dishes. Enjoy!

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  • Mark Your Calendars for August 24: Celebrate Little Saigon 08.11.14

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    Make an opening on your calendar to stop by Celebrate Little Saigon on Sunday, August 24, 11 .a.m. – 6 p.m. The cultural festival, now in it’s fourth year, will be showcasing Vietnamese food, art, dance, fashion and more – you won’t want to miss it!

    Local businesses of Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood will be bringing their stores and restaurants to the sidewalks of 12th and Jackson so friends, neighbors and people from across the Puget Sound can enjoy and become more familiar with Vietnamese culture. The event is FREE, so bring the entire family – there’s something for everyone!

    The day will be chock-full of exciting activities for all ages! Expect to see lively performances, taste authentic food, and enjoy family-fun games and activities. Cultural event highlights include music from Huong Viet Performing Arts Group, the break-dancing crew Massive Monkees, customary Lion Dance, fashion shows (kids and adults) and much more! Don’t miss out on the special dance lesson at 3 p.m., taught by members of the Vietnamese Senior Association, to really get in the spirit!

    What’s a Vietnamese festival without deliciously authentic cuisine? Taste bites from Seattle favorites: Tamarind Tree, Pink’s Ice Cream, People of the Chubbs, and specials from other local neighborhood restaurants. Get your game face on and enter the fun and competitive Pho Eating Contest for adults – there’s also a cream puff eating contest for kids.

    This amazing, culturally focused event is put on by Friends of Little Saigon and Tet in Seattle as a way to strengthen the community’s identity and celebrate Vietnamese culture and heritage right here in Seattle. There will even be city organizations there to discuss the neighborhood as a whole, from getting to know your neighbors to safety and more.

    Gain a deeper, richer understanding of Vietnamese culture and enjoy it for free with the whole family! Come by to enjoy carnival games and prizes, rides and slides, Vietnamese food, lively entertainment, and more. Celebrate the unique culture the Little Saigon community has to offer!

    Find out more online at friendsoflittlesaigon.org.

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  • For the Love of Agave! Buy Your Tickets Now for Northwest Tequila Fest, Aug. 9! 07.17.14



    Mark your calendar and prepare yourselves! The 3rd Annual Northwest Tequila Festival is returning to Seattle, August 9. The Northwest’s largest event dedicated solely to agave is taking place at Phinney Neighborhood Center, 3 to 8 p.m., with VIP access beginning at 2 p.m. Enjoy a day full of tequila and mezcal tasting (of course!), traditional Mexican bites, live entertainment, and more!

    Save $10 by purchasing your tickets online rather than at the door! GA tickets grant you a tasting cup and 8 tokens to sample agave spirits, beer and cocktails. VIP Respoda and Añejo tickets are available online only. If you’re interested in receiving a Glencairn Glass, extra tokens, early entry, or an exclusive private tasting with renowned tequila expert Clayton Szczech, consider upping to VIP! Extra tokens will be available for sale at the event. Don’t drink? Be an amazing friend and purchase designated driver tickets for $10 at the door.

    Sample tequila from over 140 brands, including tastes from last year’s “2013 Best in Show” winners: Tequila Celestial and Wahaka Mezcal. There will be live music to entertain guests throughout the event and food provided by Poquitos, Agave, and Call Restaurants. Be sure to watch out for the cocktail competition on the main stage! The city’s best bartenders put forth their agave cocktails, which have been whittled down to a few finalists who will present their spirit concoctions at the event for the chance to win a trip to Mexico.

    A portion of all ticket sales benefit the Seattle Benevolent Guild, a non-profit group committed to assisting children’s charities and support groups in the Puget Sound area. Additionally, proceeds from sales of the festival’s tax-free retail area, in which all festival products will be sold, will also benefit Seattle Benevolent Guild.

    Tickets for the festival are sold in two package levels:
    Blanco – General Admission, $45 ($55 at the door): includes a souvenir tasting cup, 8 tasting tokens to sample tequila, mezcal, beer and cocktails.

    Reposado – VIP level, $65 (presale only): includes a Glencairn tasting glass, 10 tasting tokens, and early entry (2 p.m.) the day of the festival.

    *Sold Out – Anejo – VIP level with education, $125 (Only 35 tickets available & presale only!): A must for the serious agave lover, get a Glencairn tasting glass, 12 tasting tokens, early VIP entry (2 p.m.) the day of the festival, plus an exclusive pass to a Friday, Aug. 8 VIP tasting with certified tequila expert Clayton Szczech of Experience Tequila.

    Stop by the Northwest Tequila Festival and enjoy a little slice of Mexico right in the heart of Seattle!

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