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  • A Taste of this Fall’s Seattle Restaurant Week 10.14.15


    Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW) returns this month for a 10-day dining celebration October 18-22 and October 25-29. Over 150 restaurants throughout King County participate in this twice-yearly event celebrating the area’s best restaurants, local dining and fall-inspired menus!

    Restaurants offer special two-course lunch menus for $15 and three-course dinner menus for $30 featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. Each menu has something for everyone with at least three options to choose from for each course—many of which are vegan, vegetarian and/or gluten-free. SRW is a great reason to try that restaurant you’ve been eyeing, explore a new dish at your neighborhood hangout, or treat your loved ones to a well-deserved night out.

    Here’s what you can enjoy from our clients during the city’s biggest dining celebration:

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake

    Award-winning Organic Cuisine at Tilth
    Critically acclaimed, New American restaurant Tilth in Wallingford is the perfect place to get cozy as the chilly fall days approach. James Beard Award-winning Chef Maria Hines has created a dinner menu for SRW filled with fall favorites, including many vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Warm up with creamy Cauliflower Soup or fall-inspired Carnaroli Risotto made with delicata squash and pepita. Continue with mustard-glazed Roasted Washington Chicken or fresh Abalone Mushroom roasted to perfection. Then, finish with a slice of salty-sweet Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake or a Buttermilk Panna Cotta. (And that’s not even the whole menu.) Any three-course combination at Tilth will leave your stomach happy and anticipating your next Tilth dinner!

    Golden Beetle Dips

    Local Eats with Eastern Mediterranean Flare at Golden Beetle
    Golden Beetle in Ballard celebrates SRW with specially crafted Eastern Mediterranean lunch and dinner menus. Chef Maria Hines applies her award-winning talents to cuisines from Cairo, Istanbul and Beirut, using local and organic ingredients. The lunch menu features Eastern Mediterranean classics like serrano and tahini Spicy Hummus, flavorful Pork and Lamb Gyro with cabbage slaw, and crispy fava bean Herbed Falafel. Highlights from the dinner menu include Goat Cheese Stuffed Date with spicy harissa, kale and garlic; savory Chickpea & Lemon Stew with walnut and almond; and rich Baklava Ice Cream with walnut and cinnamon. Pair your meal with a unique, seasonal craft cocktail from their cocktail menu, or tell the bartender what you like and they’ll craft something special to match your SRW menu picks.

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    Handcrafted Sicilian Favorites at Agrodolce
    The third of Chef Maria Hines’ restaurants, Fremont-based Agrodolce, features special SRW lunch and dinner menus for all Italian lovers, with the majority of dishes being gluten-free or vegan-friendly. Beloved dishes such as the Hand Made Emmer Rigatoni with house marinara is offered for lunch and dinner alongside seasonal specialties including warm Winter Squash Soup with focaccia croutons, Toasted durum Mafalde with pistachio pesto, and Olive Oil Cake, a moist Italian treat. Recently named one of the top 52 vegetarian restaurants in the country, Agrodolce is a great gathering place for friends and family of all appetites.

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    Seafood with a Breathtaking View at Ray’s Boathouse & Café
    Ray’s has truly gone above and beyond for this year’s SRW with lunch and dinner menus filled with special fall-inspired dishes. Ray’s Café is a great option for a casual lunch or dinner with family and friends, and Ray’s Boathouse provides a picturesque dinner setting to enjoy fresh, elegantly prepared, sustainable seafood and exquisite yet approachable wines. The Café menus feature Pacific Northwest classics such as NW Coho in sake kasu, Smoked Salmon and penne, and Olympic Mountain Ice Cream in a variety of local flavors, while the Boathouse menu includes specially crafted fall dishes such as Fall Risotto with black kale, artichokes and goat cheese, as well as fall foraged, Wild and Cultivated Mushrooms, and caramel-spiked Pumpkin Panna Cotta to finish. Indulge in these delicious dishes while enjoying a gorgeous waterfront view of Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains.

    Local 360

    Savory, Sustainable Dishes at Local 360 Café & Bar
    Local 360 Café & Bar in Belltown prides itself on its sustainable, real food philosophy and has gathered some of the best local ingredients to create its SRW dinner menu. Explore unique appetizers such as Lamb Carpaccio with kabocha kimchee, or bittersweet Grilled Radicchio with house mozzarella and oregano. Enjoy fresh entrees including Fishmongers Stew with Pacific Northwest clams and mussels or chili-honey glazed Woodgrilled Beef Tri Tip with garlic smashed pumpkin. Hold on to the last, lingering bits of summer with This Summer’s Berry Cobbler with vegan cream cheese ice cream, or fully embrace the fall with a Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with amaro chantilly cream. Anything you choose is going to be fresh, local and mouthwatering.

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    Tradition with a Twist at Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    From the beginning, friends and family have gathered at the local pub to celebrate birthdays and holidays, wind down after a long day at work, or just enjoy a relaxing evening with their loved ones. Why not continue that tradition during SRW? Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge’s European-inspired SRW dinner menu includes creamy Parsnip Soup with beetroot, caraway and vanilla, Shaved Winter Squashes with spiced farmer’s cheese, Wild Salmon marinated with preserved lemon chermoula, chunky Vegetable Stew, Poached Pear with banana caramel and milk crumble, and more. And don’t forget to pair your SRW dinner with one of their 60+ beers on tap, 100 gins and whiskies, or 30+ wines by the glass.

    Don’t miss the chance to savor these restaurants’ special SRW menus for as little as $15 per person October 18-22 and October 25-29. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit the SRW website and for year-round updates and food-spiration, follow SRW on Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to follow along online using #SeattleRestaurantWeek or #SRW when posting your food and drink pics during SRW!

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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.

    Golden Beetle


    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.

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake


    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.

    Local 360 brunch


    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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