• Ray’s Pumpkin Carving Party, Oct. 22! 10.18.16

    Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe is hosting their third annual pumpkin carving party on Saturday, October 22nd! Pumpkin Carvers of all ages are invited to partake in the fall festivities on the Cafe’s cozy covered deck equipped with blankets and space heaters so the seasonal fun can be enjoyed rain or shine!

    All carvers will receive a pumpkin, child-safe carving tools, an LED candle and delicious hot apple cider for just $15 per person! There will also be a special seasonal menu including pumpkin beers and cocktails available for purchase. Costumes welcome!

    Reservations are required and are available at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Guests can reserve their spot by emailing Darla Marchi at or calling 206.782.0094! Ray’s is located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW.

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  • Give Thanks for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving 11.11.13

    Cafe Flora Polenta

    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.

    Golden Beetle
    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.

    Cafe Flora
    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
    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!

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