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  • Restaurant Patios that Shine this Summer 06.06.14

    The sun is shining and warm Seattle weather is here! Time to grab your sun dress, shorts and sunglasses and enjoy summer weather on the patios of some of the city’s best restaurants! Discover beautifully designed outdoor spaces while indulging in delicious cuisine at Shanik, Cafe Flora, Miller’s Guild, Crush, Fonte Cafe, Tilth, Agrodolce, and Golden Beetle!

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    An Outdoor Indian Oasis at Shanik
    Indulge in Shanik’s modern and creative Indian cuisine on their new patio this summer. Take a break from the daily bustle of South Lake Union as you dive your taste buds into Meeru Dhalwala’s menu and relax in the sun or evening warmth on the patio. Start with the Tangy and Spicy Fruit Salad with spinach, potato and brown rice “tikkis,” move onto the popular Vegetable Koftes in Creamy Tomato Curry and finish with Rice Pudding with almonds. Alongside the meal, indulge in the Bollywood 411 with prosecco, pomegranate, and mango, and the Manali Mule with Amrut rum, lime, Boker’s, and ginger beer.

    The patio is open for lunch and dinner service. Reserve online or call 206.486.6884. Shanik is located at 500 Terry Avenue North, Seattle

     

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    Cafe Flora’s Great Escape
    Looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? Treat yourself to a local, organic meal in Cafe Flora’s intimate garden patio tucked behind the restaurant. Enjoy the charms of Cafe Flora’s garden surrounded by beds of freshly grown vegetables, herbs, flowers, and vines. Start your meal with Grilled Flat Bread with asparagus, broccoli, lemon zest, thyme, ricotta & parmeasan; Beet Gnocchi with sautéed gnocchi, basil pesto, and walnut chevre; and Tieton Farm Cheese Board with fig wrapped chevre, rhubarb-knotweed compote, and croccantini. Pair your starters with a seasonal cocktail, local beer, wine or cider as you enjoy the patio’s ambiance.

     

    The patio is open for weekend brunch, weekday breakfast, lunch and dinner and is available for private events. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 East Madison Street, Seattle. Call 206.325.9100 to make a reservation for six or more guests. Cafe Flora welcomes walk-ins for parties less than six.

     

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    Miller’s Guild’s New Addition!
    Opening on Monday, Miller’s Guild will welcome you to their brand new 20 seat patio for the summer. Step back from the fast pace of downtown Seattle and enjoy a meal by James Beard Award-winning chef Jason Wilson. Brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner options include Steak Tatare & Fried Egg on grilled grain bread; a ChefWedgieCobb Salad with grilled chicken, pumpkin seeds, and beets; or a signature Dry Aged Prime Niman Ranch Bone In Rib Eye or New York Steak. Alongside a delicious summer meal, enjoy a refreshing drink from the new summer cocktail menu, which includes the Silver Fox with vodka, Cocchi Americano Spruce Tip Vinegar, pineapple syrup, and Hopped Grapefruit Bitters; or a Playa del Sangre with Cask Aged Mezcal, cherry Heering, fresh orange juice, and sweet vermouth.

    The patio is open for brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Reserve online  or call 206.443.3663. Miller’s Guild is located at 612 Stewart Street, Seattle.

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    Outdoor Crush Experience
    Crush is excited to enhance your summer with their beautiful outdoor garden patio. Enjoy a picturesque dining environment surrounded by elegant statues, plants, and hanging lights while you relax for a luxurious outdoor Crush experience. Crush’s exceptional servers will also bring you a blanket and turn on heat lamps on cool evening for an even more intimate, cozy and comfortable experience.

    Select from the new dinner menu by starting off with Handcut Montana Wagyu Beef Tatare with coffee rye toasts, horseradish, picked ramps, and tonnato sauce; followed with A Tasting of Summer Nightshades… Albacore Tuna Paradise with seared Washington Albacore tuna, charred eggplant, local heirloom tomatoes, tomatillo, and potatoes. The Crush experience is not compete without a Crush cocktail which includes an Orange Crush with orange infused cognac, coriander syrup, lemon, and champagne, or the Hum-Zinger with vodka, muddled ginger, honey, and lime.

    Crush’s patio is open for dinner. Reserve online or call 206.324.4549. Crush is located at 2319 East Madison Street, Seattle.

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    Coffee Sipping + European Cafe Fare at Fonte Cafe
    Fonte Cafe is bringing the coolest iced coffee to you this summer! Cold brewed coffee is an art form, so don’t accept a regular coffee with ice in it – go for the real thing at Fonte Cafe and enjoy it on the patio fronting First Avenue for some priceless people watching.

    While lounging in the downtown sun (or under the shade if you prefer), try Fonte Cafe’s menu of European fare made with ingredients from Pike Place Market and other local purveyors. Enjoy the patio during breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner with items such as Eggs Benedict with house made english muffins; French Toast with house made brioche toast, mascarpone sweet creme and blueberry compote; Nicoise Salad; Fig & Arugula Panini; or Pappardelle Bolognese.

    Award-winning Seattle coffee and food to match! Fonte Cafe is located at 1321 First Avenue, Seattle. Visit online or call 206.777.6193.

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    Tilth’s Garden Home
    This summer, Maria Hines invites you to Tilth’s garden-like patio, fronting the restaurant’s old craftsman house. Feel at home and enjoy the friendly hospitality that compliments the award-winning food and drinks at Tilth. This June, try Maria Hines’ Anson Mills Creamy Grits with summer raab, morel, and duck egg; Hand Cut Tagliarini with Dungeness crab, sea bean, and white wine fume; and Skagit River Ranch Pork Loin with honey glazed rhubarb, bluebird grain faro, and black garlic. Enjoy Tilth’s curated wine list and refreshing cocktails, including Pimm’s Cup with Pimm’s liqueur, lemonade, and cucumber; and the El Diablo with Campari, Dolin Rouge, and soda.

    Tilth’s patio is great for weekend brunch or nightly dinners. Reserve online or call 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 North 45th Street, Seattle.

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    Al Fresco Dining at Agrodolce
    Maria Hines invites you to relax and indulge in southern Italian and Sicilian coastal cuisine and handmade pasta on Agrodolce’s beautifully casual patio. Just off the busy 35th avenue, the patio has long been known as a respite for relaxing. This summer enjoy Cauliflower Soup with oiled cured olives, focaccia croutons, and chive oil; and Primavera Salad with asparagus, fava bean, red wine vinaigrette, and duck prosciutto. Pair your fare with a drink from Agrodolce’s summer cocktail menu, which includes the Peter, Peter with rain city crisp, house made limoncello honey syrup, and sparkling; and The Debutante with brandy, housemade green almond liqueur, Punt e Mes, and orange bitters.

    Agrodolce’s patio is open for weekend brunch and daily lunch and dinner. Agrodolce is located in the Fremont Neighborhood at 709 North 35th Street Seattle. Reserve online or call 206.547.9707.

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    The Eastern Mediterranean Patio at Golden Beetle
    Indulge in organic fare and the spices and flavors of the Mediterranean on Golden Beetle’s outdoor patio. This summer, make sure to order from their famous happy hour menu, which includes: Fire & Honey Chicken Wings with harissa, ginger, and peanut; Savory Chickpea & Lemon Stew with walnut, yogurt, and croutons; and Spiced Donuts with honey syrup, cardamom, and cinnamon. Happy hour also includes delicious cocktails including the Rosemary Margarita with blanco tequila, lime, and rosemary syrup; and the Beetle Bug with vodka, fruit puree, lemon, and soda water.

    Golden Beetle also offers delicious dishes for lunch and dinner, including Lentil & Ditaloni Pasta with tomato ginger sauce, rice, and spinach; Carlton Farm’s Slow Roasted Pork Ribs with citrus demi glaze, corn couscous, and apricot; and Uli’s Lamb Merguez Wood-Oven Fired Pizza with spring onion, feta, cumin, and dill.

    Enjoy the patio for weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and happy hour. Happy Hour is offered 4:30-6:30PM daily. Reserve online or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located at 1744 Northwest Market Street, Seattle.

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  • Summer Kicks Off Happy Hour and Patio Dining 05.29.12



    With summer upon us, Seattle’s top-notch restaurants are progressively opening their long awaited outdoor patios for guests to further enjoy lunch, dinner, happy hour and brunch. The time to dive into cold, handcrafted cocktails, up to half off menu items, and lounge in the open air with good company has arrived at last. For restaurants offering reservations, book online or call directly.

    Listed as one of Seattle’s finest, Golden Beetle is not only offering outdoor patio seating, but also $4 per plate happy hour specials daily from 5-6 p.m. Experience the spices and flavors of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with small plates of Skagit Valley Mini Burgers, Lamb Chickpea Stew, or Spiced French Fries with harissa aioli. The outdoor tables present a perfect way to unwind with happy hour specials of $3 house wines by the glass, $4 wells, $2 Rainier Draft, and exceptional cocktail specials daily for only $7.

    Tilth’s outdoor seating makes the experience of organically certified, New American cuisine even more unique during weekend brunch or nightly dinner. The menu is always evolving to capture the freshest ingredients from local farmers, with dishes such as Housemade Potato Gnocchi, Slow Cooked Sockeye Salmon, and one of the most popular menu items, Mini Duck Burgers. All plates are available in large or small portions encouraging guests to mix and match to diversify their dining experience.

    At Crush, the Modern American, award-winning menu items are all patio friendly, serving beautifully crafted dishes and tempting wines from around the world. Arouse your senses with culinary creations of Waygu Beef Carpaccio and Parisian Tartar, Ahi Tuna Crudo with Sunchoke Puree, or Sautéed Sea Scallops and Roasted Porcini. Enjoy happy hour on the patio or in the bar with all menu items under $12 and Crush’s wines by the glass poured as flights of 2 oz tasters for $12, every Sunday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.



    For a fresh new vibe of Modern American cuisine, dine at Lloyd Martin in the heart of Queen Anne (pictured above). Stop by during “Social Hour” for the perfect time to mingle and enjoy special pricing at the bar Tuesday-Saturday from 5-6 p.m. Using high quality ingredients to distinguish their Social Hour menu, the $5 plates become a steal of a deal. Chef-Owner Sam Crannell changes the menu daily with such items as Croque Madame, Lamb Meatballs with ramps, Foie Gras, and Housemade Fresh Mozzarella. Drink specials include $3 craft drafts, $6 wines by the glass and endless options for personalized cocktails around $8.

    Vegetarian favorite Cafe Flora is offering patio garden seating, surrounding guests with scents of fresh herbs, which they will often find garnishing their favorite dishes. Happy hour is Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. with 50 percent off all starters, $3 drafts, $6 wines, $1 off well drinks and a rotating $6 cocktail special. Happy hour items range from Sweet Walla Walla Onion Rings with an ancho chile barbeque sauce, Garlic-Tamari Edamame, to a unique Pecan Lentil Pate. Check the menu board or ask your server for their daily cocktail specials, relax and soak up the sun!

    Enjoy Pecado Bueno’s signature $3, 100% agave tequila margarita and special happy hour menu now being served on all three outdoor patios from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close, daily. Dive into $5 and under small plates of Grilled Chicken Quesadillas, Spicy Black Bean & Carnitas Soup, three Soft Tacos or three Taquitos with your choice of meat. Drink specials include $5 wells, $3.50-$4.75 drafts, $5 housemade sangria, $5-$6 wines, as well as $7.50 and under festive taqueria style cocktails. The outdoor patios feature a fire pit, waterfall and more.

    For a retro style Chinese experience, Lucky 8s China House is offering weekday happy hour from 4-6 p.m. and daily 10 p.m.-1 a.m. with $4 wines, $2 PBR, and $4 wells. The specialty food menu tempts customers with $1-$2.50 small plates featuring items such as Szechuan Rib, Pork Bao, Hot & Sour Soup, and Egg or Spring Rolls. Their signature Dragon Fire Shrimp is featured for just $6.

    Vios is welcoming guests to their outdoor patio to enjoy authentic and inspired Greek lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Enjoy authentic dips such as Babaganoush, Olive Tapenades or Hummus with warm pita bread for under $5.50, or a traditional Greek Salad to start. For heartier entrees, the Caramelized Onion Gyro Flat Iron Steak or Two-Skewer Lamb Souvlaki with roasted tomatoes and creamy tatziki sauce will hit the spot. Kids menu items offered as well, including traditional Mezze, Mac and Cheese or Spaghetti and Meatballs.

    Lots of options for what we are hoping is a long, sun-filled summer! Cheers to happy hour and outdoor dining season!

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  • SUMMER REVERIE AT GOLDEN BEETLE 06.15.11

    Seattleites ready for a long overdue start of summer are invited to raise a glass and beckon the sun to come out and play at the Golden Beetle Summer Reverie Party this Thurs., June 16, 5-7 p.m. Guests will experience the first sips of the new summer cocktail menu, christen the recently completed sidewalk patio and enjoy an extended happy hour menu.



    Usher in summer with Golden Beetle’s new summer cocktail menu offering Eastern Mediterranean inspired cocktails with flavors, spices and combinations that will beg you to work down the list of twelve specialty cocktails. The new summer menu boasts a collection of intriguing cocktails, all $10, including a few of our favorites:

    Hammock Dazed – Voyager Gin, Arak Razzouk, Watermelon, Cilantro

    Burn Notice – Novo Fogo Aged Cachaca, Cointreau, Pineapple, Chili

    Choppy Waters – Linie Aquavit, Ramazzotti, Celery Bitters, Old Seattle Lager

    Swashbuckling Sangaree – Flor de Caña Aged Rum, Simple Syrup, Lemon, GB Spice Bitters, Port

    GB Perfect Summer Manhattan – Russel’s Reserve 6yr Rye, Punt e Mes, Dolin Blanc, House Orange Bitters

    Did you have a favorite on the spring cocktail menu? Fret not as those cocktails continue to be available.

    Not to be outshined by the liquid libations, Golden Beetle will extend its early happy hour until 7 p.m., inviting guests to bask in the sun with a $3 food menu. Happy hour items include:

    Wood Fired Flat Bread and Hummus

    Za’atar Spiced French Fries – fried in beef fat and served with hot mustard

    Grilled Chicken Wings

    Herbed Falafel

    Skagit River Ranch Ground Beef Skewers with tamarind glaze

    Spiced Donuts with acacia honey, cardamom and cinnamon.

    Happy hour also includes special prices on select beer, wine and cocktails.

    If you can’t make it on Thursday, the summer cocktails will be quenching parched palates for a few months and the happy hour featuring $3 food and beer, wine and cocktail specials will continue nightly, 5-6 p.m. and 10-11 p.m.

    We’ll see you on Thursday, rain or shine!

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