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  • Ramping Up for Fall at Maria Hines Restaurants! 08.28.14

    The end of summer brings new ways to indulge at Maria Hines Restaurants, including Tilth’s highly popular 8th Anniversary BBQ pop-up, happy hours, family-style dinners, new wine programs, and more! Visit Tilth, Golden Beetle, and Agrodolce to capture some of those late summer flavors.

    Tilth’s Anniversary BBQ Pop-Up: Sept. 1


    Tilth is celebrating its 8th anniversary this Labor Day! To commence the celebration, Tilth is repeating its BBQ pop-up that was so successful during the 7th anniversary (it sold out), giving it a refreshed menu, and serving it up all day (11 a.m.-10 p.m.) in the dining room and on the patio. It’s one of Maria’s favorite forms of cooking so you can be sure to enjoy some of her specialties.
    Featuring 11 items for just $50, Start your meal with the Deviled Eggs, prepared with crème fraiche, caper, and smoked salmon; taste the crisply fresh Watermelon Salad with French melon, mint, and feta; work your way to the spicy sweet Anson Mills Hush Puppies with fresh corn, jalapeno, and chili honey and enjoy Coffee Rubbed Wagyu Beef Brisket with heirloom tomato sauce and pickled Walla Walla onion.

    What would a full BBQ meal be without dessert? Indulge in Bruleed Billy’s Stonefruit with crème fraiche ice cream, and thyme crumble to finish off your meal with a satisfying sweet treat. $50 includes the full menu. There is also an optional drink-pairing menu with BBQ-inspired beverages for $25.

    Celebrate 8 years of the restaurant that The New York Times named one of the best new restaurants in the country and earned Maria Hines her James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Northwest, along many other accolades. Make your reservations online or call 206.633.0801. Tilth is located at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.

    Golden Beetle takes Happy Hour outside


    Golden Beetle is certainly enjoying the last month of summer by extending happy hour out on the patio all night, every night. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. daily, enjoy all-night happy hour both inside at the bar and outdoors with all menu items $8 and under! Taste the refreshing Rosemary Margarita, with blanco tequila, lime, rosemary syrup; the fruity Beetle Bug, with vodka, fruit puree, lemon, and soda water; and the highly popular Fire & Honey Chicken Wings. No matter what day of the week, relax and enjoy a few tasty sips and bites out on Golden Beetle’s patio for a peaceful summer evening. Just read what Seattle Eater had to say about Golden Beetle in their top “15 Seattle Happy Hours to Try Now!

    Agrodolce Offers Alena’s Cult Classics


    Every Friday and Saturday night enjoy Alena’s Cult Classics at Agrodolce! Alena, the General Manager and Sommelier of Agrodolce, hand-selects high-end and small production wines to feature by the glass for only $12-18, and sometimes by the carafe. Step outside of your usual palette and explore new wines you’ve never tried before, lesser-known wines, and highly coveted wines, many that are much more affordable at glass pours then indulging in the whole bottle! Enjoy such indigenous wines of Sicily including ValCerasa, Etna Biano 2009 and Feudi del Pisciotto, Frappato 2011 and broader Italian wines such as Livio Felluga, Fruilano, Fruili Venezia Giulia, 2011 and La Spinetta, “il rose de casanova,” Chianti, Toscano 2013, and more. The hand picked selections changes weekly. Check out the full wine list online and be sure to stop in on Friday and Saturday nights for Alena’s Cult Classics.

    Family-Style Dinners


    Too good to just be at one restaurant, both Agrodolce and Golden Beetle are offering family-style menus every Sunday-Thursday! The multi-course menus change every week. Whether you’re in the mood for Southern Italian and Sicilian at Agrodolce or Eastern Mediterranean fare at Golden-Beetle, bring your friends and family for something that everyone can enjoy! Golden Beetle’s menu features three-courses for $32 and Agrodolce features five-courses (antipasti, salad, pasta, vegetable, protein) for $36.

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  • Prohibition Pop-Up at Golden Beetle Dec. 5 12.03.13

    GB bar interior


    What better way to celebrate the end of prohibition than imbibing! This Thursday, Golden Beetle will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the end of prohibition with classic cocktails and an evening dedicated to the food of 1933. The Prohibition pop-up will take full form with staff dressed in early 1930s attire, 1930s music and inspired décor. Guests are encouraged to dress up, too!

    The four-course menu takes inspiration from regional food from 1933.

    1st course Southeast
    Baked Oysters with Bread Crumbs, Cranberry and fresh Thyme
    Sweet Potato Tarts with Brown Sugar and Allspice

    2nd course Northeast
    Baked Beans, Tomato, Molasses, Ham
    Waldorf Salad, Apples, Grapes and Iceberg Lettuce

    3rd course Midwest
    Skirt Steak, Baked Potato Salad and Kale
    Hominy Stew with Fried Apples, Corn Pudding and Mustard Greens

    4th course Southwest + Northwest
    Pumpkin Pudding, Pumpkin Seeds, Nutmeg, Sugar Pie Pumpkins
    Baked Pears, Ginger, Roasted Carrots, Clove

    You can’t have a Prohibition Pop-Up without cocktails! Golden Beetle is whipping up a special cocktail list that will take you back through the ages, with a Golden Beetle touch!

    Punch

    Golden Beetle Bathtub Gin, Lemon, Lillet, Honey Syrup and Cardamom, Bubbles

    Boston Sidecar
    Rum, Brandy, Lemon, Golden Beetle Orange Bitters and Golden Beetle Lemon-Peppercorn Bitters

    Chicago Cocktail
    Brandy, Lime, Angostura, topped with Sparkling

    New York Cocktail
    Whisky, Lemon, Grenadine, Campari

    San Francisco Cocktail
    Vodka, Sweet and Dry Vermouth, Slo Gin, Orange Bitters and Cherry

     
    The four-course menu is $50 a person or $55 with punch. Immerse yourself in the 1930s and celebrate your right to imbibe! Visit golden-beetle.com for more information.

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  • LloydMartin’s Tapas Pop-Up April 1 03.25.13

    Sometimes, a diversion is a good thing! Such is the case on April 1 when LloydMartin becomes a tapas pop-up restaurant aptly named Diversion.

    Stemming from its Spanish meaning “to have fun” Diversion will be touting new and old world Spanish tapas, including inspirations from the famed El Bulli restaurant, Estrella beer (really the only Spanish beer to drink with tapas), Spanish wines and cocktails as well as a tapas bar inspired ambiance. The April Fools Day pop-up is no joke, but part of a trend in one-day-only restaurants as noted by Seattle Met. Watch below when Chef Sam Crannell joined KING 5 New Day Northwest to chat about Diversion and showcase a couple of menu items including candy floss (a grown-up food enthusiasts version of cotton candy! Check out the pic from Seattle Weekly).

    The tapas menu will be priced from $3-12 so pop in for a dish or two and experience a Spanish-style tapas bar in Seattle’s own Queen Anne neighborhood. Diversion will be opening at 4 p.m. so get there early!

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