• Treat Dad to Something Special on Father’s Day! 06.09.14


    Father’s Day is less then a week away! We think dads should enjoy their day in the sun just as much as moms on Mother’s Day, so we’ve assembled a list of bourbon-heavy, male-loving, and dad-approved menus designed especially for him! Instead of making dad sweat in front of the grill cooking his own dinner, take him out and show him just how special he is.

    Fonte Café Pours Bourbon for Dads

    Fonté Café is known for their delicious coffee roasts, but this Father’s Day they are bringing out the bourbon for their special food and cocktail menus. On a day when dads are often asked to grill their own dinner, Fonté Café invites them in for Belgium Buttermilk Waffles with bourbon, bacon and butter; Roasted Duck with Maple-Bourbon gravy, breakfast potatoes and a sunny up egg; and Bourbon Pecan Sticky Buns. Dads can enhance their bourbon filled day with two drink specials created just for them: Seelbach with bourbon, bitters, Cointreau and topped with champagne; and Fonté Manhattan with 2 Bar Bourbon, byrrh and Scrappy’s Orange Bitters.

    Fonté Café is located at 1321 First Avenue, Seattle. Reservations at or 206.777.6193.

    Memorable Father’s Day at Crush

    As a father himself, Chef Jason Wilson appreciates dads that go the extra mile for their kids, that’s why he’s inviting all dads for a special Father’s Day menu of appreciation at Crush. The six-course menu starts with Scotch Oyster, wagyu steak tartar, maiitake, and dashi broth; Chile Mole, chickpeas, charred onions, octopus, and blood sausage; Corn Smut, pork belly, mustard greens, and grapes; Applewood Mushrooms, wild salmon, apple, fennel, peas, and crab; Tellicherry Thyme, potatoes, horseradish, short rib, broccoli, and beets; and Caramel Bone Marrow, chocolate, cherries, and salt.

    The six-course menu is $75 per person. Reservations can be made for Sunday, June 15 starting at 5:30 p.m. online at or by calling 206.324.4549. Crush is located at 2319 East Madison Street, Seattle.

    Three-Course Father’s Day at Tilth

    Maria Hines’ first restaurant is no stranger to special occasion dining and this Father’s Day is no exception. Dads and families are invited to a three-course brunch on the Tilth garden patio or in the craftsman-style dining room. Three selections under each course offers ample options for diners, including an Apricot Scone with pecans, apricot jam, and honey comb; Grits and Eggs with Anson Mills Grits, braised greens and tomato; and Stuffed French Toast with cherry, tarragon and mascarpone. Full menu online.

    The three-course prix-fixe menu is $30; mimosa or bloody mary with coffee for an additional $10. Reservations are recommended by calling 206.633.0801 or online at Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.

    Golden Beetle Tempts Dads with Three-Course Menu

    Dads can celebrate their special day with bacon, eggs, and craft cocktails at Ballard’s Golden Beetle. The specially designed three-course menu features such dishes as Spicy Skagit River Ranch Bacon Hash with potatoes, Mama Lil’s Pepper, and Béchamel; Eggs Morney with swiss cheese, ham and poached eggs; and Shortbread Cookie Napolean with cinnamon, sour cherry and ricotta. Full menu online.

    The three-course menu is $25 per person. Reservations can be made online at or 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle. Complimentary parking in lot behind the restaurant.

    Sun-Drenched Cuisine at Agrodolce

    Seattle’s weather can be a bit dicey, but dads are sure to feel the Mediterranean while dining on sun-drenched Southern Italian and Sicilian fare at Agrodolce. The three-course menu offers an array of options including Savory Gougeres with provolone picante, green garlic aioli and chive; Steak and Eggs with asparagus and over easy eggs; Old Fashioned Waffle with bitters Chantilly, bourbon syrup and cherry; and Bomboloni with pastry cream, rhubarb and caramel. The full menu can be viewed online.

    Price is $25 for the three-course menu. Call 206.547.9707 for reservations or make online at Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N 35th Street, Seattle.

    Maria Hines Restaurants Celebrates National Bourbon Day

    Just in time for Father’s Day comes National Bourbon Day (June 14)! All of Maria Hines Restaurants will be offering a bourbon special and extending it through the weekend just for dads.

     Agrodolce: Bourbon Smash with Campari and soda offered June 13-15.

    Golden Beetle: Rainier Cherry and Bourbon Punch as well as a Bourbon Flight featuring bourbons from Woodinville. Both offered June 13-15.

    Tilth: Bourbon Fizz offered June 11-15.

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  • Jason Wilson Cooks Up “Top Chefs Kids Menu” On Evening Magazine 11.13.13

    Chef Jason Wilson may be busy with his award-winning restaurant, CRUSH, and opening a new restaurant, Miller’s Guild, next month, but he always takes time out to cook with his son.

    Evening Magazine stopped by the Wilson house to chat about wood-fired cooking at the soon-to-open Miller’s Guild — and Ferrin and Jason put on a show of their own by making “Meatballs with a Chance of Pretzels,” inspired by one of their favorite movies “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” Gluten-free pretzels, and even vegetables, add to a delicious recipe that kids can make at home (with supervision). As Jason puts it “There’s really nothing like cooking for those that you are intimately in love with.”

    The recipe can be found on the Evening Magazine website.

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  • Swooning over Crush – our new client! 09.20.10

    Our team (and our palates!) is extremely pleased to announce award-winning chef Jason Wilson and his phenomenal restaurant, Crush, to our list of partners. Jason and his restaurant have received many accolades, including his recent award of James Beard Best Chef of the Northwest and his acknowledgment as a Food & Wine’s 10 Best New Chefs. This new partnership presents us with an amazing opportunity to partner with an exceptional chef on a local and national level – and we are up for the challenge!

    Jason’s dedication to pushing the limits of Modern American cuisine is creating fans in and outside of Seattle. From his garden where he harvests from daily, to his dedication to sustainable seafood, Jason continues to put his heart and soul into his restaurant of 5+ years. His energy, passion and perseverance are infectious, creating an optimal client to promote and an extraordinary person to partner with.

    Crush continues to arouse senses with Jason Wilson at the helm, his wife Nicole pushing the charge, his staff creating a polished experience, and his new pr team telling the world of his talents, dedication and goodwill!

    Learn more about Jason Wilson and Crush:

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  • WHY our clients deserve your vote! 09.13.10

    We know you have your favorites – we all do! With one month left for Evening Magazine’s Best Of Western Washington voting, we thought that instead of just simply asking for your votes, we’d actually give you the REASONS WHY our clients deserve your votes. From outstanding dishes, shining personalities and community involvement, here are the top 5 reasons why some of our clients should get your vote before the October 12 deadline. Place your vote now! Already voted? No problem! The good news is that you can change your vote! Giddyup!

    Vote here Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington

    Great Meals – Brunch: Tilth
    1. Accolades upon accolades – from James Beard to Food & Wine and The New York Times, Chef Hines has the cred to impress.
    2. If she can go head to head with Iron Chef Morimoto, then her cuisine (and brunch) must reign supreme.
    3. Where else can you get your organic brunch on? Tilth is one of two certified organic restaurants in the country.
    4. Hines walks the walk and talks the talk by supporting local farms in her restaurant and promoting them in her free time – She’s an active member on several boards.
    5. Tilth’s brunch will give you reason to jump out of bed on the weekends – Cheddar biscuit and smoked pulled chicken gravy, salmon hash and cardamom French toast with crème de menthe mousse are just a few of the tempting reasons.

    Great Meals – New American: Crush (so new, we haven’t even announced Jason Wilson and Crush as a new client! Stay tuned . . .)
    1. We always knew it, but now the world does – Chef Jason Wilson is the James Beard Award winner “Best Chef Northwest” 2010.
    2. Gettin’ fresh with the Tasting Menu! Crush harvests its produce and herbs just hours before it hits your plate.
    3. From sustainable seafood to local farms, culinary schools, and those less fortunate, Jason jet-sets across around the globe and works in his own backyard to support these causes and more.
    4. The menu item that diners can’t let go – Braised & Glazed Painted Hills Beef Short Ribs. We’d bet money it’s the best you’ll ever have.
    5. After dining at Crush, you’ll find that you have a new crush too!

    Great Meals – Steakhouse: Morton’s The Steakhouse
    1. Offers only USDA Prime-Aged Steak – how could you settle for anything less?! Endless options of charring, searing and cooking your steak to perfection.
    2. Get your tasting notes from the man himself, like legendary wino’s Peter Mondavi Jr., who recently hosted a wine dinner.
    3. Morton’s rocks! Classic rockers Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Jane’s Addiction) and Zakk Wylde (Black Sabbath, Black Label Society) recently paired up with Morton’s to raise over $150,000 for the Moyer Foundation.
    4. The best Cuban bartender around, Alberto, is shakin’ and stirrin’ your cocktails.
    5. Double Porterhouse, carved tableside, tempting carnivores everywhere!

    Cheap Eats – Happy Hour: McCormick’s Fish House & Bar
    1. It’s the home of the famous happy hour ½ lb. cheeseburger and fries. The one you tell your friends about.
    2. Buck a Shuck – $1 per oysters on the half shell select days of the week.
    3. This fresh fish house is still fresh as can be after 30 years.
    4. 5 for 5 – 5 drinks for $5 each featuring a rotating menu of cocktails and wine five days a week.
    5. Host of the annual Shuck & Swallow Oyster Challenge on Oct. 7 featuring firefighters and local celebrities to benefit Seattle’s Bravest Charity. 100+ oysters shucked and swallowed in 10 min. – can you beat that?

    People – Fitness Instructor: Sami Dinsmore Sweeney (Pure Barre) – just nominated so vote in a few days
    1. She’ll make you lift, tone, burn in all the right places. Bring it on, sista!
    2. As petite as a gymnast and as tough as a football player, she’ll push your muscles to fatigue and stretch you till you’re lean and limber.
    3. You’ll be thanking her the next day when you wake up and feel all of the muscles you forgot you had.
    4. A fitness pioneer! She’s the first to bring the barre workout to Seattle – a mix of pilates, ballet and weights.
    5. “Let’s get physical!” Her custom-made playlists will amp you up and push you to your workout limits better than Olivia Newton-John ever could.

    Specialty Food and Drink – Wine Shop: Pike & Western Wine Shop
    1. Local wine shop that has been finding the perfect bottle from the novice to the connoisseur for over 35 years.
    2. Make your wine cellar stellar! Offering wines from around the globe or from across the state.
    3. Good things come in pairs – Two tastings a week: Wed. limited production bottling ($5), Fri. new arrivals (free).
    4. A barrel of knowledge – Owner Michael Teer is overflowing with it – working at the store for 30 yrs. and owning it for nearly 20.
    5. Its corner location makes it the unofficial concierge to the historic Pike Place Market – they are all-knowing!

    We have favorites outside of our clients too! From fashion to beauty and entertainment, social media, and more food, here are our votes for other categories.

    1. Arts and Entertainment – Live Comedy: Parlor Live
    2. Arts and Entertainment – Museum: Seattle Art Museum (Picasso is coming!)
    3. Beauty – Hair Salon: Gene Juarez Salons & Spas
    4. Beauty – Waxing: The Wax Bar
    5. Cheap Eats – Hot Dog: Dogs-A-Foot (just nominated)
    6. Cheap Eats – Sandwich Shop: Paseo
    7. Fashion – Men’s Clothing: Mario’s
    8. Fashion – Women’s Boutique: Aprie
    9. Online and Social Media – Local Personality on Twitter: Jenni Hogan (we’ve been fans since the beginning!)
    10. Online and Social Media – Music Blog: Duff McKagan (Seattle Weekly)

    Have your own reasons why our clients should win? We’d love to hear them too!

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  • Restaurant Week Chefs Gather To Fight Hunger 08.31.10

    We’ve been busy ramping up for Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW), coming October 17-28, but we haven’t been so busy that we couldn’t hold an SRW fundraiser for a great cause: Food Lifeline!

    Last Tuesday, August 24, over 70 chefs gathered at the picturesque Olympic Sculpture Park to raise donations for hunger in Western Washington. SRW also gave out $1,000 worth of restaurant gift cards through a raffle supported by donations to Food Lifeline. The chefs posed for pictures, including one that will appear in Pacific Northwest Magazine this October. Keep your eyes peeled, but in the meantime, check out the below photos of some of the best chefs in the area.

    Thanks to all of the chefs that were able to attend!

    Photos by I CANDI Studios.

    Chefs gather for Food Lifeline

    Jason Wilson of Crush + Maria Hines of Tilth

    Chef John Howie (Seastar, SPORT, John Howie Steak) and Camilla Bishop, Food Lifeline director of development


    Chefs from Tom Douglas Restaurants

    Thierry Rautureau (Rovers, LUC), lends his hat to John Howie for the raffle.

    Seattle Restaurant Cooperative has a little fun during their Seattle Restaurant board member photo shoot: John Howie, Ethan Stowell, Jason Wilson, Chris Keff, Maria Hines. (Board members not pictured: Pamela Hinckley of Tom Douglas Restaurants and Mark Fuller of Spring Hill)


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