What better way to celebrate the end of prohibition than imbibing! This Thursday, Golden Beetle will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the end of prohibition with classic cocktails and an evening dedicated to the food of 1933. The Prohibition pop-up will take full form with staff dressed in early 1930s attire, 1930s music and inspired décor. Guests are encouraged to dress up, too!
The four-course menu takes inspiration from regional food from 1933.
1st course Southeast
Baked Oysters with Bread Crumbs, Cranberry and fresh Thyme
Sweet Potato Tarts with Brown Sugar and Allspice
2nd course Northeast
Baked Beans, Tomato, Molasses, Ham
Waldorf Salad, Apples, Grapes and Iceberg Lettuce
3rd course Midwest
Skirt Steak, Baked Potato Salad and Kale
Hominy Stew with Fried Apples, Corn Pudding and Mustard Greens
4th course Southwest + Northwest
Pumpkin Pudding, Pumpkin Seeds, Nutmeg, Sugar Pie Pumpkins
Baked Pears, Ginger, Roasted Carrots, Clove
You can’t have a Prohibition Pop-Up without cocktails! Golden Beetle is whipping up a special cocktail list that will take you back through the ages, with a Golden Beetle touch!
Golden Beetle Bathtub Gin, Lemon, Lillet, Honey Syrup and Cardamom, Bubbles
Rum, Brandy, Lemon, Golden Beetle Orange Bitters and Golden Beetle Lemon-Peppercorn Bitters
Brandy, Lime, Angostura, topped with Sparkling
New York Cocktail
Whisky, Lemon, Grenadine, Campari
San Francisco Cocktail
Vodka, Sweet and Dry Vermouth, Slo Gin, Orange Bitters and Cherry
The four-course menu is $50 a person or $55 with punch. Immerse yourself in the 1930s and celebrate your right to imbibe! Visit golden-beetle.com for more information.
We mentioned a few weeks ago that Golden Beetle doubled their happy hour menu and added six new craft cocktails, too! Well, it’s time to get even happier – Golden Beetle gives you every excuse to make them THE happy hour destination for the holidays (and beyond!).
In addition to the expanded menu, Golden Beetle is also expanding their hours! Instead of just one hour of happiness, you can now indulge for two, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. everyday in the entire restaurant.
Also, every Sunday-Thursday the happy hour menu is offered all night for guests at the bar. So, belly up to the bar and indulge in craft cocktails and delicious Eastern Mediterranean fare, like the Skagit River Ranch burger with some of the best fries we’ve ever had (above), and the Fire & Honey Chicken Wings (below). We can definitely toast to that!
Maria Hines Receives Honorary Award 11.12.13
A force to be reckoned with, Maria Hines, chef and owner of restaurants, Tilth, Golden Beetle and Agrodolce, is an honoree of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s (PSBJ) Women of Influence award. The Women of Influence award program recognizes “pioneers who had to shatter glass ceilings, knock down doors, create their own paths and help others along the way.”
Featured in the Huffington Post and Civil Eats, Hines takes an active role both in and outside the kitchen. Recognizing the importance of organic and sustainable food, all three of Hines’ restaurants are certified organic by Oregon Tilth, one of the toughest and best organic certifiers in the country. Joining culinary organizations such as the James Beard Foundation (JBF) and Pew Charitable Trusts, she teams up with fellow chefs in creating a safer, healthier and more sustainable food system. Seeing that everyone in the world has a right to enjoy healthy, sustainable food, the James Beard Award-winner won’t stop until that happens.
Most recently, Hines was asked by the James Beard Foundation to prepare a special menu for the 2013 JBF Leadership Awards, a corresponding event to the annual JBF Food Conference in New York City on Oct. 21-22. The conference, strategically themed “The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change,” centered on the consequences of an uncontrolled appetite, which creates several paradoxes that generates numerous challenges for modern society. For the Leadership Awards dinner, Hines put together a three-course menu where each dish represented a different facet of food policy, including issues involving genetically engineered food and local farms.
Interested in attending the 2013 Women of Influence award ceremony? Hines will be recognized among 15 other honorees and PSBJ will be hosting the event at Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Ticket purchases can be made online.
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Planning your holiday get-togethers doesn’t have to be stressful! This year, don’t think about planning your menu or hitting long lines at the grocery store. Instead, ditch your worries and head to Golden Beetle or Cafe Flora on Thanksgiving to enjoy an amazing four-course meal that will make you wonder why you ever attempted Thanksgiving in the past.
With the holidays around the corner, it’s never too soon to start booking your company or family party! Celebrate the holidays with professionals that know how to blend delicious fare and memorable moments. Blue Ribbon Cooking has a plethora of fabulous holiday party ideas, including Iron Chef cooking competitions and Cooking For A Cause, where you can donate meals to local charities.
Relax this Thanksgiving and let James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines do the cooking for you! At Golden Beetle, indulge in a four-course menu enhanced by the flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. The Thanksgiving menu will feature a delicious variety of unique and artistic dishes, with options for each course, including Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Wood Fired Turkey Breast and Grilled Black Cod. Top off the first three courses with Pumpkin Pudding or Pecan Pie. For those that want to amplify the Thanksgiving flavors, an optional $30 wine pairing is available with each course.
Take pleasure in sitting back and having these delicious plates brought to you on Thanksgiving Day at Golden Beetle, open 3-8 p.m.; $50 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Make your reservation today online or by calling 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market St. Seattle, WA 98107.
Voted Best Vegetarian Restaurant of 2013 by Seattle Magazine, Cafe Flora is perfect for adults and families looking to give thanks over hearty and healthy dishes. Palates of all types can enjoy their scrumptious entrees as they offer a four-course Thanksgiving menu with full vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Tempting menu items include the best of the local fall bounty with dishes like Vegetable Consume with Roasted Vegetable Apple Dumplings, Pumpkin Carpaccio and for dessert, Cranberry Apple Cheesecake or Pecan Mocha Tart. A special four-course Thanksgiving menu is available just for the youngsters featuring purple carrot soup and yam marshmallow tartine!
Cafe Flora is open on Thanksgiving, 1:30-6:45 p.m.; $50 per adult and $25 per child, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required so call today at 206.325.9100. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 E. Madison St. Seattle, WA 98112.
Blue Ribbon Cooking can show you how to celebrate the holidays in a new way! Located on Lake Union, Blue Ribbon provides companies, friends, groups and families a unique and exciting array of holiday party experiences. Book an Iron Chef cooking competition and compete in teams to create the best dishes of the night, then sit down at a lakeside table to enjoy the meal together. Or try their Cooking For A Cause experience, where you prepare a meal for a local shelter and Blue Ribbon delivers the food while you sit down to dinner. They offer many other exciting formats in addition to these two. Blue Ribbon can also cater any event, big or small and prepares custom, seasonal menus. Join Blue Ribbon at their waterfront venue on Lake Union or have them come to you!
Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102. They operate venues in Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Fremont, University District and Tacoma, as well as provide offsite catering at locations throughout the region. Contact Blue Ribbon to book your event at 206.328.2442 or online.
Relax! This is your chance to celebrate the holiday season worry-free!
Whether you are catching up with friends, celebrating the weekend’s arrival or just treating yourself from a hard day of work, Golden Beetle is now offering a new happy hour menu with twice as many food and drink choices! Happy hour at this popular Ballard spot is every day from 5 to 6 p.m.!
For just $4, enjoy Fried Pistachios in Shells (pictured above), which are mixed with a spicy combination of lime, salt and aleppo. If you are looking for something to heat up your taste buds, the Fire & Honey Chicken Wings are seasoned with ginger, peanut and harissa, a Tunisian hot chili sauce made in house. If a spicy plate is not what you’re looking for then what better way to satisfy your veggie requirements than on a Mediterranean-style cheese and vegetable pizza with gruyere or feta.
Top off your happy hour with some sweetly Spiced Donuts, covered in cardamom and cinnamon and partnered with a honey syrup dip (pictured below).
Are you feeling Barely Legal? Craving a Beetle Bug? Yearning for a Rosemary Margarita? Well, Golden Beetle offers all of the above and more in their new happy hour cocktail menu! Featuring unique blends that will wake up your palate, the cocktails work perfectly with any of the happy hour food items.
Owned by award-winning chef Maria Hines, Golden Beetle focuses on using organic, wild and sustainable ingredients to make signature tasty and heat-spiced dishes. Stop by early to beat the crowd, as reservations are not accepted for happy hour. To make reservations for weekend brunch or nightly dinner, call 206.706.2977 or visit the website.
Rising Star Chef: Jason Brzozowy 05.30.13
June’s Seattle Met magazine boasts a list of the city’s up and coming chefs. The talented chefs that help keep some of the city’s favorite kitchens on the “must” lists and are the right hands for notable and award-winning chefs. Among them, Jason Brzozowy of Maria Hines Restaurants. Uber talented and humble as can be, Jason is the executive chef for all three of Maria Hines’ restaurants – Tilth, Golden Beetle and Agrodolce.
Check out the June issue on newsstands now and get a peek here of why Jason was selected to the list and who the other four chefs are that grace the inaugural Rising Star Chefs of Seattle. Congrats to all the chefs!
Easter marks one of the biggest brunch days of the year! Spring into brunch options with neighborhood restaurants that offer leisurely weekend brunches for couples, families with kids and those with cocktails in mind.
Agrodolce – A quintessential neighborhood for brunch, Maria Hines’ Agrodolce, located in Fremont, is meant for relaxed weekends, where breakfast eggs meet housemade lunch as noted in The Seattle Times. From Citrus Semolina Pancakes with orange zest and citrus honey to Mason’s Sticky Bun and house-milled spaghetti with a fried egg, complement your brunch with the full list of brunch cocktails including the Capri Sun with limoncello, sparkling wine and cured grapefruit or the Shower Scotch with scotch, orange liqueur, grapefruit and orange bitters. Full brunch menu here.
Tilth – Brunch has been a hot topic for chef-owner Maria Hines, just listen to her interview on KIRO 97.3 FM. This award-winning restaurant keeps its standards high for its weekend brunch menu, offering such items as a Fried Duck Egg Sandwich, some of the best Soft Scrambled Eggs, and Maria and exec chef Jason’s melding of mothers to create the sourdough for the Old Fashioned Sourdough Waffle with bitters chantilly, orange and bourbon gastrique (pictured above).
Tilth is also offering a special 3-course prix-fixe menu on Easter Sunday, complete with an Apricot Scone, Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Pulled Chicken Gravy, Quatre Epices French Toast or take your pick from other specialty menu items.
Café Flora – Families with kids take special note of this vegetarian brunch as mentioned on Red Tricycle. Seasonal ingredients rotate, but the menu always includes options for waffles, pancakes, scrambles, soups, salads and sandwiches. Current options include Grilled Pear and Caramel Waffle, Blood Orange and Vanilla Pancakes, a special kids vegan and gluten free waffle, and don’t forget the always popular Beignets with seasonal crème anglaise and coulis. View the full vegetarian menu here.
Golden Beetle – If you want something a little different and still delicious, then Golden Beetle’s Eastern Meditteranean weekend brunch menu is just what you’re looking for. Wood Fired Baked Eggs with spinach, bacon and harissa; Lamb Hash; and Wood Fired Breakfast Pizzas will invigorate your palate alongside the restaurant’scraft cocktails. Convenientley located in Ballard, stop in for weekend brunch then peruse the trendy shops and farmers market just steps away on Ballard Ave.
It isn’t often that a James Beard award-winning chef presents a Passover menu, but working with chef de cuisine Ariel Fishman-Larsh has inspired Maria Hines to present a Passover menu at Golden Beetle. Chef Ariel worked with Maria on creating the below Passover menu with her Jewish culture in mind, teaching Maria culinary Passover traditions in the process. While it won’t be created in a kosher kitchen, it does embody Passover with each item represented on the Seder plate.
The five-course menu, presented with the Seder meanings, will be offered for $40 and wine pairings will be available for an additional $20. Reservations are recommended by calling 206.706.2977 or online.
tea egg, vegetable broth, breakfast radish
Sabrego Godello, Valdeorras, Spain ’10
braised mustard greens, apple cider vinegar, harissa
Ontañón Vetiver Rosado, Rioja, Spain ’11
house made matzoh, horseradish, black cod
Ramon Bilbao Valiñas Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain ’11
lamb steak, caramelized onions, parsley
Omnivore Cellars Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley,
apple, red wine, almond
Manischewitz Blackberry Wine
Build Your Own Mac & Cheese Mondays! 03.18.13
It might be Monday morning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be planning your next dinner. Only on Mondays, Golden Beetle is offering Build Your Own Mac & Cheese! Grab the kiddos, family and friends for a pasta experience that will satisfy everyone from the basic mac & cheese lover to the culinary enthusiast!
Maria Hines is dishing out a menu with so many options it will take you most of the year to try them all. From a classic cream sauce to shrimp-parsley pesto sauce, gruyere to smoked gouda, spicy lamb sausage to crispy bacon and grill jalapeno to mushrooms and aleppo pepper, you can choose your own pasta (gluten-free also available), sauce and cheese then add your own meat, seafood or vegetarian additions, too.
Start tonight! The menu is offered alongside the regular menu featuring Eastern Mediterranean fare and craft cocktails.
Now you can look forward to delicious Monday night dinners! Find the full Mac & Cheese menu here and read about it more on Thrillist (Thanks for the photo above!), Seattle Met and My Ballard.