Girls love their cocktails, of course, but when we can mix it with summer makeup tips and warm-weather hair styles we get even more excited! That’s why we are bubbling over for Blowouts & Bellinis, a meeting of two of our favorite things from our latest client, Jamie ONeill Salon.
Located on Queen Anne, this salon exudes style and hospitality from the moment you walk in. Owner and stylist Jamie ONeill has been cutting, coloring, and pampering clients for 16 years, 9 of which have been under her own salon.
This July she’s celebrating 2 years in her current Queen Anne location with Blowouts & Bellinis, a summer soiree that gives women ideas on how to get that sexy, tousled beach look, how to enhance volume and get rid of flyaways, and the products to help you do so! Also part of the event is care-contouring from Lisa and Marchant Cosmetics, where you’ll learn about tinting for luscious lips, contouring, bronzing and highlighting for an easy, summer look. Not a class, but a fun, mix and mingle event that gives how-to’s for your everyday hair and makeup routine.
With stylists like this, exclusive Marchant Cosmetics, hard-to-find, but highly coveted Oribe and Moroccanoil, and an experience that will leave you feeling good inside and out, we see why this neighborhood salon attracts Seattleites, Eastsiders and out-of-state style-seekers. We’ll take a chair at Jamie ONeill Salon any day, especially when it comes with bellinis in hand.
Find out more and RSVP for Bellinis & Blowouts this Friday, June 28.
Our Newest Client – Hunger 2.0! 10.16.12
We’re thrilled to welcome Hunger restaurant in Fremont as our newest client! The Mediterranean influenced restaurant, owned by husband and wife team Brian and Jaime Brooks, recently moved into a new space on Fremont Ave. With three times more space to accommodate hungry diners and bar patrons they are now offering a larger menu with a bigger selection and almost everything is made fresh in house including mozzarella, daily pasta, sausage, house ground burgers, sauces, desserts and more!
Hunger draws most of its influences from Portugal, Spain and North Africa and gives them a Northwest spin with local meats, produce and seafood. Their menu is updated monthly and filled with creative, seasonal dishes, from the signature NW Paella with Shellfish, house made Andouille & Chorizo, Chicken, Piquillo, Saffron Rice and Harissa butter, to small plates like Stuffed Dates with Chorizo, Bacon, Balsamic, Smoked Paprika Oil, Valdeon Ice Cream, to their daily fresh pasta dish, and “Head to Tail”, a whole animal prepared multiple ways.
Their twice daily happy hour offers guests an excellent sampling of small plates and entrees priced at $3, $5 and $7, and select beer, wine & cocktails for just $5. Daily 4-6 p.m., Sun-Thurs 10-11 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 p.m.-12 a.m.
Join Hunger for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch! Their full bar offers more than 75 varieties of bourbon and whiskey, local and European wines and endless craft cocktails made with fresh juices, syrups and select house infused liquors.
Follow Hunger on Twitter and Facebook and join them through October 28 for Seattle Restaurant Week during lunch and dinner! Check back for updates, seasonal menus and food news!
New Client! 8oz. Burger Bar… 06.06.12
Ah burgers, we certainly can’t imagine life without a good one in our neck of the woods. That’s why we’re excited to announce that 8oz. Burger Bar on Capitol Hill is our newest client!
8oz. Burger Bar’s menu is inspired by American tavern classics made with the best local products available. The restaurant prides themselves on their hefty 8oz. patties, with eight burgers made from a blend of sirloin, tri-tip, short rib and chuck, and an additional menu of eight burgers made from northwest grass fed beef, wild boar, kobe beef, lamb, fish, free range turkey, sausage and housemade veggie patties.
Local highlights include brioche buns from Grateful Bread Bakery, Essential Bakery, Beecher’s Cheese, Hempler’s Bacon, Bluebird Ice Cream, local liquor, and northwest wine and beer, including the custom 8oz. Lager by Emerald City Beer Company. All burgers are served with tender Kennebec fries and everything is made fresh and in-house, outside of of basics like ketchup and mustard.
Owner/Chef Kevin Chung has recently released a new menu featuring six new burgers including The Madison with watercress, tomato, ale roasted mushroom, charred onions, thyme infused truffle salt, caved aged gruyere, herb aioli, as well as the Sausage Burger with Carlton farms pork, house made sausage, Hempler’s bacon, fried egg, fig jam.
8oz. Burger Bar features a full bar with seasonal cocktails, boozy “adult shakes and floats”, like the Vanilla Dream with Bluebird vanilla ice cream, malt, caramel and Fremont Whiskey, 12 rotating beers on tap and over 40 varieties of whiskey, bourbon rye and scotch. Their twice-daily happy hour includes a progressively priced menu with items priced at $2,$4,$6,$8, including a Plate ‘o Candied Bacon, Mini Kobe Corndogs, Short Rib Sliders and more.
Follow 8oz. Burger Bar on Facebook and Twitter. Located at 1401 Broadway in the Harvard Market, 8oz. Burger Bar offers diners 90 minutes of free parking in their underground garage.
Lunch & Dinner: Sunday–Thursday 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Friday–Saturday 11:30 a.m.–12 a.m.
Happy Hour: Food and drink specials daily from 4–6 p.m.; 9 p.m.–close
Our New Client – Lloyd Martin 05.11.12
Lloyd Martin, our latest client, is a Queen Anne treasure that has been impressing local food critics since it opened in October and we are thrilled to be part of this head-turning dining option.
We were first impressed by how many of the items are truly housemade ingredients. This small neighborhood restaurant makes everything from its fresh mozzarella to its own pasta. Mix that in with Chef-Owner Sam Crannell’s passionate use of exotic game meats, flavor driven sauces and his ability to change the menu every few days based on the ingredients that come in his door – well, we were hooked!
Lloyd Martin rounds out the perfect dining experience with beautiful brown liquors in the bar, draught beer and wines from the everyday bottle to a very impressive cellar.
Social Hour tests this chef’s ability everyday, which he passes with flying colors! Tuesday-Saturday, 5-6 p.m., Sam puts masterpieces on the plate for $5 and under in the bar. Foie Gras? Sometimes. Lamb meatballs with ramps? Yep, that, too. Cocktails of your choosing are also appropriately priced in the hopes that the “social” hour will introduce you to new friends and give you a reason to meet old friends.
We mentioned the critics and we weren’t bluffing, from The Seattle Times to Seattle Weekly, Seattle Magazine to the most recent Seattle Met reviews, Seattle’s best critics have turned their heads in the direction of Lloyd Martin and we encourage you to, too! New dishes are enticing nightly.
Located at 1525 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.
Find Lloyd Martin online and stay updated on Facebook and Twitter.
Many know Vios Café & Marketplace for its genuine hospitality, authentic and inspired Greek food, and the warm nature of chef-owner Thomas Soukakos. We are thrilled to be working with Thomas and his restaruant family at Vios! Rustic and comfortable, families with children, couples and groups feel the generous spirit and celebrated food as translated through Thomas and his culinary talents. A mainstay for Seattle families, stay tuned for celebrations, exciting news and more in the coming months! We look forward to gathering around the table with family, friends, Thomas and you at Vios!
Check them out online and on Facebook!
Seattle weather has us burning for a little Baja sun and our new client, Pecado Bueno is delivering that sunshine with a California-style taqueria menu and $3 margaritas – all day, every day!
As though 100% agave tequila margaritas for $3 isn’t enough to head to Fremont, the menu features taqueria favorites including a fresh salsa bar, white fish ceviche, enchiladas, tacos and new on the menu – tortas! The ingredients that create this mouth-watering menu are natural, organic when possible, and free of trans fats and lard. The seafood is sustainable and the chicken, beef, pork and eggs are hormone-free and organically fed. Simply put, the food is good and good for you!
You won’t find any mariachi bands here, but rather rock and roll favorites, a fully stocked tequila bar and a patio that’s even put to good use on colder evenings with the blazing fire pit and heaters.
Family friendly by day and an active bar at night, Pecado Bueno is a perfect respite for lunch, dinner, late night and weekend brunch!
Check them out on Facebook, Twitter and online. We recommend signing up for their VIP Tasters 100 Club, too!
Craft cocktails have taken Seattle by storm. In nearly every neighborhood you’ll find a cocktail lounge that is shaking, mixing and pouring the latest trendy drinks. Our latest client, Tini Bigs, was one of the first kids on the block to create expertly prepared classic cocktails and experiment with new methods, liquors and creations. Nearly 15 years ago, Tini Bigs opened its doors as the “2nd best cocktail lounge” and it hasn’t closed its doors since – yes, that’s 5,500 days of straight business! The art of creating a well-balanced craft cocktail runs deep at Tini Bigs, as do the exceptionally large martini glasses!
Just next door at 1st and Denny, find Seattle’s only tiki karaoke bar – Hula Hula! Polynesian kitsch meets one of the best karaoke scenes in town. Celebrating 5 years in business, Hula Hula will be holding an anniversary celebration with a karaoke contest and a few surprises on Dec. 28. Hula Hula is your tropical haven in Seattle’s winter weather. Stop by and try your vocal chords at a classic rock, country or pop hit – your choice!
Our latest client that has us buzzing is Goldberg’s Famous Delicatessen. One of the areas only Jewish delis, Goldberg’s take pride in offering pastrami and corned beef piled high on what may in fact be the perfect deli rye bread. If one pickle isn’t enough, they offer two kinds of pickles alongside their menu of over 260 items – yes, over 260 choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner! What’s even more amazing is that 260+ items isn’t even close to some of the East Coast delis that Goldberg’s is fashioned after. Many of the items are made in-house and others are shipped in from the East Coast for that real authentic Jewish deli taste, proof that sometimes local isn’t actually better!
Check out the Goldberg’s deli for can’t miss sliced meats or join family and friends for early bird breakfast served all day, lunch or dinner featuring traditional Jewish items, nearly half pound pastrami, corned beef and other deli sandwiches, and a few unique items all their own – deep fried salami anyone? With 260+ menu items we are well on our way to eating through the menu and enjoying every minute of it!
Check out the impressive menu before you go http://goldbergsdeli.com/.
Like anyone, we love what we love and we have long admired and enjoyed our latest client, Dry Fly Distilling! Whether sipping on the rocks, classic in a martini or balanced in a handcrafted cocktail, we are huge fans of Dry Fly gin, vodka and whiskey and now we are their official evangelists, too! Dry Fly, the state’s first craft distillery since prohibition, is getting ready for a big announcement and we couldn’t be happier than to partner with them on this latest project.
We’ll be able to dish more soon, but in the meantime, check out their website and raise a glass of Dry Fly gin, vodka or whiskey in your favorite way. Be sure to mark your calendar for August 5 – anyone that is a fan of craft distilled spirits will want to be there!
Our new favorite spot in West Seattle is also our latest client – Fresh Bistro! The menu gives us something to talk about – many things, actually!
The international comfort food covers near and far across the globe, giving something for everyone. Sound odd? We like to say it’s unique, especially when done as beautifully as this. We can’t think of anyone else around here that is playing with such international flavors all on one menu, making this restaurant a true destination. We are at the mercy of this menu and its creative conductor, Chef Dalis Chea. Young in years but experienced with food, Fresh Bistro is a playground for Chef’s Whim (also a dinner option), and we will gladly explore our palates in his creative hands. As if it couldn’t get better, Chef also utilizes ingredients from his own backyard, often travelling to the weekly farmers market for inspiration and preferred ingredients. His great relationships with purveyors have us baffled, and as if it couldn’t get any better (yes, again), the daily cocktail special has us falling head over heels as the perfect accompaniment. As we often like to see in our partners, Fresh Bistro has a dedication to reducing its environmental footprint with sustainable business practices, too!
Much, much more coming soon! These guys are always thinking up fun new events, menu items, cocktails and more!
Check them out online at their website, Facebook and Twitter. We’re sure that they’ll have you jumping for international comfort food too!