With the cold weather upon us, there is no better time to enjoy an authentic Chicago dining experience at Benito’s Chicago Eatery in Ballard. Chef and owner Benjamin Kulikowski brings Seattleites his hometown’s most famous dish: Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Layers upon layers of aged mozzarella cheese, fresh vegetables and quality meats are meticulously laid on top of a rich, pie-like pizza crust and baked in a deep pan. Thirty to forty-five minutes of bake time is worth every minute once you take a bite of their signature Benito’s Special with sausage, peppers, onions, pepperoni, mushrooms and organic tomato sauce. Other pizza options include cheese, pepperoni, sausage and spinach. Or customize your own deep dish with a variety of vegetables and meats.
Benito’s Chicago Eatery is hosting a fundraiser for the Ballard Food Bank from 5-10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab your friends and family and experience Chicago’s best exports for the first time or enjoy them again! Benito’s also offers a variety of sandwiches, hot pastas, fresh salads and homemade cannoli. Beer and wine are also available. Fifteen percent of all proceeds from the evening will support food security in the Ballard neighborhood.
Reservations not required. Benito’s Chicago Eatery is located at 6201 15th Ave NW and can be contacted at 206.420.7032.
In case you missed it, Chef Kulikowski shared his special deep dish recipe on KING 5′s New Day Northwest and prepared a Benito’s Special and White Pie. Watch here and learn how it’s made!
The 8th annual Seattle Restaurant Week has already begun! Over 160 restaurants from all over the Seattle area and the Eastside have teamed up to give guests an amazing dining experience at great prices. Participating restaurants are offering 3-course dinners for just $28, and many also offering 3-course lunches for $15. Now through Oct. 24 is a great chance to try a new restaurant in a different neighborhood or visit your favorite spot for great deals.
To preview some of the best that Restaurant Week has to offer, chefs appeared on KING 5’s New Day Northwest show and presented special dishes that are featured on their Seattle Restaurant Week menu. Some restaurants like Ponti Seafood Grill in the Queen Anne neighborhood, will be opening their whole menu for Restaurant Week guests. Other great restaurants like Hunger 2.0 and Anthony’s Restaurants in Fremont and in the Seattle area, respectively, have put together a special menu of favorite appetizers, entrees and desserts.
Watch the below video and see the latest appearance by Osteria La Spiga’s very own Chef Sabrina Tinsley, as she demonstrates the creative process of their mouth-watering dish, the salsiccia con l’uva.
Few other restaurants that opened in 2012 had the hype of Shanik Restaurant. From the family of the famed Vij’s and Rangoli in Vancouver, Canada, Seattleites knew they were lucky to get such world-class Indian cuisine in the center of South Lake Union.
The lines came, just like at sister restaurant Vij’s, and waits were 2-3 hours long when they first opened. Yes, in Seattle! Creative, unique Indian food at the thoughtful hand of chef and author Meeru Dhalwala created quite the frenzy.
Shanik is thoughtful, gracious and delicious – and we are thrilled to add the restaurant to our client list! Working with chef-owner Meeru Dhalwala and owner Oguz Istif while promoting the interesting, delicious and one-of-a-kind cuisine is making our summer! From thoughtful dishes, such as the Spice Encrusted Lamb Popsicles above, intricate stories and unique spices and ingredients, this restaurant is raising the level of Indian cuisine in our area.
Get a taste for Shanik and chef Meeru Dhalwala at her recent KING 5 appearance below, discussing the health advantages of Indian food and showcasing how to spice of your vegetables for the whole family.
We’ll have more Shanik news soon! Pop in for weekday lunch, Monday-Saturday dinner and enjoy their beautifully appointed lounge. Be sure to say hello to Meeru for her personal touch on the Shanik menu – Enjoy!
Chef Mauro Golmarvi of Assaggio Ristorante gives us his recipe for Chicken Cacciatore, tips for choosing the best olive oil and the benefits of using canned vs fresh tomatoes. The entertaining chef wrapped up the final day of Seattle Restaurant Week’s preview on New Day Northwest earlier today.
Feed off Northwest inspired Italian, Mediterranean, French, Japanese and more ethnic cuisines during Seattle Restaurant Week, starting Sunday!
Continuing our preview of Seattle Restaurant Week, Chef Seth Caswell of emmer&rye stopped by KING 5’s New Day Northwest earlier today. Learn another name for emmer and see the bounty of freshly foraged mushrooms and seasonal gourds put to great use!
Tune into New Day Northwest tomorrow at 11 a.m. for the final preview of Seattle Restaurant Week with Chef Mauro Golmarvi of Assaggio Ristorante.
Crabby for Seattle Restaurant Week? 10.09.12
Are you getting hungry for the best dining deal in the area? Seattle Restaurant Week is quickly approaching and to get you even more excited, Chef Kevin Davis of Blueacre and Steelhead Diner stopped by New Day Northwest earlier today to share his recipe for his famous, delicious and unforgettable Dungeness crab cakes.
See how Kevin makes these crab cakes on KING 5 New Day Northwest and then taste them for yourself along with the rest of the Blueacre Seafood menu during Seattle Restaurant Week, starting on Sunday.
Tune in tomorrow to see what Chef Seth Caswell is cooking up for Seattle Restaurant Week at emmer&rye.
Goldbergs’ is as close to an East Coast-style Jewish deli as you’ll find in the Seattle area. GM and chef Khaled Attia spoke with the Seattle Weekly about bringing his years of experience in New York to the 250 seat restaurant, bar and deli counter in Bellevue.
The authenticity of Goldbergs’ is in full-force this December! In celebration of Hanukkah, the authentic East Coast-style Jewish deli is giving away free potato latke with any dinner entrée after 5 p.m. during the entire month of December! Khaled appeared on New Day Northwest to chat about the promotion and share his recipe for the perfect potato latke. Celebrate Hanukkah all month long and enjoy traditional Jewish fare (and more) at Goldbergs’.