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  • Late April Food + Drink Events 04.20.16

    April is full of great food and beverage events! See what’s in store at local restaurants and bars, then mark your calendars and hit the town!

     

    Seattle Restaurant Week through Thursday

    More than 165 restaurants are taking part in Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW) this Spring. For two more days, you can enjoy eating and drinking for a deal at some of the areas best restaurants, featuring local foods and innovative chefs. Experience a new restaurant, go to a favorite spot or relax over dinner after a long day.

     

    Participating restaurants offer three-course dinner menus at $30 while many also offer $15 two-course lunch menus. Each menu has at least three options under each course, many with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free selections. A wide range of different cuisines means everyone enjoys their Seattle Restaurant Week experience!

     

    Eat, drink and be merry during SRW at some of our favorite restaurant picks:

     

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    Seafood with a beautiful view at Ray’s Boathouse and Café

    Guests dining at Ray’s in Ballard are in for a treat with unique dishes inspired by sustainable seafood and seasonal goods. The Café is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner and it’s a great opportunity to indulge in the Boathouse! Guests can enjoy scenic views of Puget Sound and the Olympics, while savoring fresh and beautifully prepared seafood, local wine, and classic and speciality cocktails.

     

    The SRW menus:

     

    Cafe Lunch:

    • Oregon Bay Shrimp Cocktail
    • Grilled Washington Asparagus

    Café Dinner:

    • Seasonal Fish, served with salad, mushrooms and chimichurri
    • Grilled Double R Ranch Flank Steak with blue cheese, mashed potatoes, balsamic glaze and wilted spinach

    Boathouse Dinner:

    Starters:

    • Smoked Idaho Trout
    • Warm Mushroom Salad

    Entrees:

    • House-made Pappardelle served with spring peas
    • Anderson Ranch Lamb

    Dessert:

    • Panna cotta
    • Sorbet

    (All gluten free)

     

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake

     

    Maria Hines’ Tilth

    James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines’ critically acclaimed New American restaurant, Tilth, in Wallingford, is the perfect place to enjoy organic dishes, with ingredients sourced from local farmers. Hines has created a signature menu with delicious options for SRW including gluten free and vegan options.

     

    For starters, treat your taste buds to:

    • Sunchoke Soup
    • Asparagus dishes

    Then move on to mouth-watering entrees:

    • Carnaroli Risotto served with vegetables including English peas and roasted carrots

    To finish, consume:

    • Gluten free, vegan Cashew “Cheesecake”
    • Delightful Yarmuth Farms Goat Cheese Parfait

     

    Golden Beetle SRW

     

    Explore Mediterranean cuisine at Golden Beetle

    At Golden Beetle, chef Maria Hines takes inspiration from countries including Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt to create Mediterranean menus using local, organic ingredients.

    The SRW lunch menu features a Greek-inspired dish of:

    • Pork and Lamb Gyro served with pita bread, yogurt and cabbage slaw

    Notable choices from the dinner menu include:

    • Cyprian inspired Grilled Halloumi Cheese
    • Berber Spiced Grilled Chicken Kabob
    • Turkish style pizza – Uli’s Lamb Merguez Pide

    If you still have room for dessert, Golden Beetle offers dishes such as:

    • Black Walnut Baklava
    • Cardamom Milk Pudding

     

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    Southern Italian + Sicilian cuisine at Agrodolce

    Maria Hines brings the cuisine of southern Italy to Fremont at Agrodolce. Combining Italian classics such as handcrafted pasta with local and organic ingredients, Agrodolce always creates a memorable dining experience.

     

    Italian starters encompass:

    • Grilled Bruschetta served with seasonal caponata

    Entrees feature:

    • Durum Spaghetti and Taylor Shellfish Clams served with pickled chilli, castelvetrano olives and fresh mint
    • Ricotta Cavatelli with spicy sausage

    Each dish is offered at both lunch and dinner, giving you two opportunities a day to enjoy!

     

    Desserts:

    • Gelato
    • Sorbet
    • Theo Chocolate Polenta Cake

    Agrodolce is a great place to experience Italian cuisine in a thoughtful, sustainable and organic way!

     

    Bell + Whete Turkish Lamb Shank, Cod Brandade, Beet Salad

     

    A modern view on tradition at Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events

    The Bell +Whete in Belltown believe that a great meal has three aspects. The company you keep, a lovely beverage and meals created from fresh ingredients.

     

    For SRW, the European orientated dinner menu includes dishes with a variety of ingredients.

     

    Starters:

    • Kale & Salami, Manchego, Hemp Seed, Kalamata Vinaigrette

    Entrees:

    • Rotisserie Cauliflower with Grilled Radicchio
    • Pepperonata Braised Hog with Crisp Polenta

    Desserts:

    • Coffee Flan
    • Chocolate Pot de Crème
    • Apple Rosemary Crostada

    This SRW meal will not be compete without one of their 66 international and local beers that are on tap.

     

    Local 360 Upper Dining

     

    Sustainable comfort fare at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Local 360 Café & Bar in Belltown focuses on serving sustainable food that is grown and harvested by farmers who look after their land, with 90% of their ingredients coming from around Seattle.

     

    For Seattle Restaurant Week, guests can enjoy:

     

    Unique starters:

    • Dungeness Crab & Shrimp Dip served with potato chips
    • White Bean Soup served with Local 360’s Lamb Bacon

    Fresh entrees:

    • Rabbit Gnocchi with Spring Nettles
    • Garnacha Braised Beef Shank with Green Garlic Potatoes
    • Caramelized Cauliflower Steak served with Carrot Mousse

    Handmade desserts:

    • Delicious flavors of ice cream
    • Fruit cobbler, all of which are handmade

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    Radler week through April 22 + Reinheitsgebot on April 23

    While the U.S. doesn’t have 500 years of beer history, you can be thankful that the Germans do! This year marks the 500th anniversary of Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Beer Law) – a law that defines the taste of beer today. On April 23, beer lovers everywhere will celebrate the enactment of Reinheisgebot by the only way that seems fit – drinking beer! Food specials, live music and special anniversary beers from Germany created specifically for this event, will be offered beginning at 11 a.m. until close.

     

    Leading up to Reinheitsgebot, Radler Week will take place. During the week, celebrate with 0.5L for $5 or 1L for $10 of Bitburger’s Radler. Guests also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win prizes such as Sounders and Mariners tickets, glass Bitburger boots and more. Radler Week will also highlight Weihenstephaner’s new beer, a kellerbier called 1516, brewed specially for Reinheisgebot. There will also be music and food to complement the beer and bring the celebration in true German fashion.

     

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    Passover at Golden Beetle from April 23-30

    James Beard Award-winning chef, Maria Hines is celebrating Passover at Golden Beetle, her Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Ballard, from April 23-30. Her menu embraces traditions while adding her unique, award-winning touch.

     

    To celebrate, Hines has constructed a bold and flavorful tasting menu, whereby each course corresponds to a specific food that is traditionally found on a Seder plate during Passover. The Seder plate is used to re-tell the story of how Moses, under the instructions of God, led the Jews to freedom in Egypt in 1300 BCE.

     

    The menu can be found online or below with Kosher wine pairings and symbolic meanings. The five courses are courses available for $50 per person. There is also an optional wine pairing for $25 per person

     

    First course

    Fried Soft Boiled Egg with asparagus, harissa aioli and fried shallot

    Wine pairing: Kedem, Champagne, New York

    What this represents on the Seder plate: Beitzah

    Beitzah symbolizes the Passover offering, commonly called Hagigah. It also represents the circle of life, death and rebirth and reminds us we are all part of one universe.

     

    Second course

    Grilled Romaine Heart with black olive vinaigrette, almond and feta

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Karpas

    Karpas – Represents the spring harvest. It is dipped in salt water to symbolize the tears that the Jews shed while in slavery in Egypt.

     

    Third course

    Sablefish Ball Soup with root vegetable confetti, preserve lemon and zaatar

    Wine pairing: Barken, Chardonnay, Dan, Israel ‘13

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Maror

    Maror serves as a reminder of the bitterness the Jews felt while they were slaves in Egypt.

     

    Fourth course

    Anderson Valley Ranch Braised Lamb with sour cherry, fingerling potato and cauliflower

    Wine pairing: Barkan, Caberney Sauvignon, Galie, Israel ‘13

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Zeroa

    Zeroa symbolizes the Pesach sacrifice, where a lamb as sacrificed in the Temple of Jerusalem on the eve of the exodus in Egypt.

     

    Fifth course

    Port Poached Pear with cacao nib, candied walnut and mint

    Wine pairing: Rashi, Claret, Semi Sweet, California

    What this course represents on the Seder plate: Charoset

    Charoset represents the mortar the Jews used to construct buildings while slaves.

     

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    Brewery Nights Bell + Whete

    Enjoy a selection of beers at Bell + Whete’s Brewery Night featuring local breweries. They will have reps on site, $1 off pints and $4 off growlers, plus brewery swag and more!

    • April 28, Two Beers Brewing Night from 4pm to 11pm

     

     

     

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  • A Taste of this Fall’s Seattle Restaurant Week 10.14.15


    Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW) returns this month for a 10-day dining celebration October 18-22 and October 25-29. Over 150 restaurants throughout King County participate in this twice-yearly event celebrating the area’s best restaurants, local dining and fall-inspired menus!

    Restaurants offer special two-course lunch menus for $15 and three-course dinner menus for $30 featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. Each menu has something for everyone with at least three options to choose from for each course—many of which are vegan, vegetarian and/or gluten-free. SRW is a great reason to try that restaurant you’ve been eyeing, explore a new dish at your neighborhood hangout, or treat your loved ones to a well-deserved night out.

    Here’s what you can enjoy from our clients during the city’s biggest dining celebration:

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    Award-winning Organic Cuisine at Tilth
    Critically acclaimed, New American restaurant Tilth in Wallingford is the perfect place to get cozy as the chilly fall days approach. James Beard Award-winning Chef Maria Hines has created a dinner menu for SRW filled with fall favorites, including many vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Warm up with creamy Cauliflower Soup or fall-inspired Carnaroli Risotto made with delicata squash and pepita. Continue with mustard-glazed Roasted Washington Chicken or fresh Abalone Mushroom roasted to perfection. Then, finish with a slice of salty-sweet Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake or a Buttermilk Panna Cotta. (And that’s not even the whole menu.) Any three-course combination at Tilth will leave your stomach happy and anticipating your next Tilth dinner!

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    Local Eats with Eastern Mediterranean Flare at Golden Beetle
    Golden Beetle in Ballard celebrates SRW with specially crafted Eastern Mediterranean lunch and dinner menus. Chef Maria Hines applies her award-winning talents to cuisines from Cairo, Istanbul and Beirut, using local and organic ingredients. The lunch menu features Eastern Mediterranean classics like serrano and tahini Spicy Hummus, flavorful Pork and Lamb Gyro with cabbage slaw, and crispy fava bean Herbed Falafel. Highlights from the dinner menu include Goat Cheese Stuffed Date with spicy harissa, kale and garlic; savory Chickpea & Lemon Stew with walnut and almond; and rich Baklava Ice Cream with walnut and cinnamon. Pair your meal with a unique, seasonal craft cocktail from their cocktail menu, or tell the bartender what you like and they’ll craft something special to match your SRW menu picks.

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    Handcrafted Sicilian Favorites at Agrodolce
    The third of Chef Maria Hines’ restaurants, Fremont-based Agrodolce, features special SRW lunch and dinner menus for all Italian lovers, with the majority of dishes being gluten-free or vegan-friendly. Beloved dishes such as the Hand Made Emmer Rigatoni with house marinara is offered for lunch and dinner alongside seasonal specialties including warm Winter Squash Soup with focaccia croutons, Toasted durum Mafalde with pistachio pesto, and Olive Oil Cake, a moist Italian treat. Recently named one of the top 52 vegetarian restaurants in the country, Agrodolce is a great gathering place for friends and family of all appetites.

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    Seafood with a Breathtaking View at Ray’s Boathouse & Café
    Ray’s has truly gone above and beyond for this year’s SRW with lunch and dinner menus filled with special fall-inspired dishes. Ray’s Café is a great option for a casual lunch or dinner with family and friends, and Ray’s Boathouse provides a picturesque dinner setting to enjoy fresh, elegantly prepared, sustainable seafood and exquisite yet approachable wines. The Café menus feature Pacific Northwest classics such as NW Coho in sake kasu, Smoked Salmon and penne, and Olympic Mountain Ice Cream in a variety of local flavors, while the Boathouse menu includes specially crafted fall dishes such as Fall Risotto with black kale, artichokes and goat cheese, as well as fall foraged, Wild and Cultivated Mushrooms, and caramel-spiked Pumpkin Panna Cotta to finish. Indulge in these delicious dishes while enjoying a gorgeous waterfront view of Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains.

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    Savory, Sustainable Dishes at Local 360 Café & Bar
    Local 360 Café & Bar in Belltown prides itself on its sustainable, real food philosophy and has gathered some of the best local ingredients to create its SRW dinner menu. Explore unique appetizers such as Lamb Carpaccio with kabocha kimchee, or bittersweet Grilled Radicchio with house mozzarella and oregano. Enjoy fresh entrees including Fishmongers Stew with Pacific Northwest clams and mussels or chili-honey glazed Woodgrilled Beef Tri Tip with garlic smashed pumpkin. Hold on to the last, lingering bits of summer with This Summer’s Berry Cobbler with vegan cream cheese ice cream, or fully embrace the fall with a Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with amaro chantilly cream. Anything you choose is going to be fresh, local and mouthwatering.

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    Tradition with a Twist at Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    From the beginning, friends and family have gathered at the local pub to celebrate birthdays and holidays, wind down after a long day at work, or just enjoy a relaxing evening with their loved ones. Why not continue that tradition during SRW? Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge’s European-inspired SRW dinner menu includes creamy Parsnip Soup with beetroot, caraway and vanilla, Shaved Winter Squashes with spiced farmer’s cheese, Wild Salmon marinated with preserved lemon chermoula, chunky Vegetable Stew, Poached Pear with banana caramel and milk crumble, and more. And don’t forget to pair your SRW dinner with one of their 60+ beers on tap, 100 gins and whiskies, or 30+ wines by the glass.

    Don’t miss the chance to savor these restaurants’ special SRW menus for as little as $15 per person October 18-22 and October 25-29. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit the SRW website and for year-round updates and food-spiration, follow SRW on Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to follow along online using #SeattleRestaurantWeek or #SRW when posting your food and drink pics during SRW!

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  • Seattle Restaurant Week is HERE! 04.13.15

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    Spring not only brings warmer weather, but also a plethora of delicious restaurants offering even more delicious deals during the 11th Seattle Restaurant Week. Over 165 restaurants are opening their doors now through April 23 (Sun-Thurs only), to diners who want to taste the best spring ingredients while getting the best deal. New additions to the long list include, Hecho, Percy’s & Co, Ming China Bistro, and Amaro Bistro.

    Seattle Restaurant Week caters to all preferences of taste: from vegan and vegetarian to gluten-free and all-in eater, you’re bound to find a restaurant with a menu perfectly suited for you! Spread across Seattle and Eastside neighborhoods for 10 days, diners have two opportunities a day to fit SRW into busy schedules. If you don’t have time for the delicious 3-course dinner for $30, take a relaxing lunch break and munch on a 2-course meal for $15.

    Not only does SRW have ample dining options, they’re also giving out gift cards daily! Enter at SeattleRestaurantWeek.com to make sure you get a chance to keep the dining experience going. Also check out SRW’s Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the many restaurants, their chefs, and the effort that goes into their dishes.

    Make your reservations now for Seattle Restaurant Week!

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  • SRW Video Series Day 5: Spirits Director Casey Robison of Barrio 10.24.14

    Barrio is featuring a delicious cocktail to accompany their Mexican fare Seattle Restaurant Week menu. Spirits Director Casey Robison showcases his latest concoction, a special drink inspired by a quirky old bar owner in Puebla, Mexico! It’s guaranteed to have soul. Taste it yourself next week at Barrio, located on Pike and 12th.

    From Oct. 19-23 and 26-30, Seattle Restaurant Week participants are featuring $30 3-course dinners and $15 2-course lunches. Check out all the special menus here.

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  • SRW Video Series Day 4: Chef Josh Westcott of Capital Grille 10.23.14

    Capital Grille is a great pick for meat lovers during Seattle Restaurant Week. Executive Chef Josh Westcott shares the savory details on their tender SRW steak offerings. Book your reservations now!

    Seattle Restaurant Week is featuring $30 3-course dinners and $15 2-course lunches from your favorite restaurants, Oct. 19-23 and 26-30. Check out all the participating restaurants here.

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  • SRW Video Series Day 3: Nat Stratton-Clarke of Cafe Flora 10.22.14

    Chanterelle mushrooms are the must-try fall ingredient in Cafe Flora’s Seattle Restaurant Week buckwheat crepe. Watch as Nat Stratton-Clarke chats about how to incorporate huckleberry sauce to play with the flavors of the locally foraged mushrooms. Head over to Cafe Flora for lunch and dinner to try it yourself!

    Seattle Restaurant Week is featuring $30 3-course dinners and $15 2-course lunches from your favorite restaurants, Oct. 19-23 and 26-30. Check out all the participating restaurants here.

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  • SRW Video Series Day 2: Chef Nick Novello of Skillet Diner 10.21.14

    What can you do with quail and fall squash? Chef Nick Novello of Skillet Diner shows how to create the feeling of fall with his brown butter cold smoked quail dish for Seattle Restaurant Week. Visit Skillet Diner Ballard or Skillet Diner Capitol Hill during Seattle Restaurant Week for lunch and dinner.

    Seattle Restaurant Week is featuring $30 3-course dinners and $15 2-course lunches from your favorite restaurants, Oct. 19-23 and 26-30. See all the restaurants that are participating here.

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  • SRW Video Series Day 1: Mauro Golmarvi, Assaggio Ristorante 10.20.14

    In honor of Seattle Restaurant Week starting yesterday, we will be sharing videos from a handful of participating restaurants all week! Check back each day to get a behind the scenes look at SRW menus, dishes, tips on how to use seasonal ingredients, and more!

    Today, Chef Mauro Golmarvi of Assaggio Ristorante shares his enticing Seattle Restaurant Week spread and some exciting news about the restaurant. Warning, this video make cause drooling and sudden urges to book your reservation before they are gone!

    Enjoy $30 3-course dinners and $15 2-course lunches from your favorite restaurants, Oct. 19-23 and 26-30. See which restaurants are participating here.


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  • Open Wide for Seattle Restaurant Week! 10.19.14

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    The area is buzzing with the onset of Seattle Restaurant Week! The broadest reaching, largest dining celebration in the area is happening now through October 30 (excluding Friday and Saturday). SRW continues to offer the best dining deals around with three-course dinners for $30 and two-course lunches for $15.
    From new participants such as Vespolina, Bell + Whete and Mkt to longtime classics such as Dahlia Lounge, Tilth and Nell’s, over 160 restaurants in King County are offering diners a delicious way to dine! A generous three-quarters of participants offer menus with vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free menu options. Many restaurants also offer optional beverage pairings and their usual kids menus, making SRW a family occasion, not just ideal for date night or group night.
    Menus overflow with fall harvest including squash, pumpkin, foraged mushrooms, artichokes, game meats and more! See the creativity of these chefs as they utilize local ingredients on the diverse menus showcasing ethnic cuisines including Indian, French, Japanese, Italian and New American.
    An ideal opportunity for locals and visitors alike, view a list of participating restaurants and menus at www.SeattleRestaurantWeek.com.
    Get more of the inside scoop on Seattle Restaurant Week by visiting SRW’s Facebook and Twitter pages that highlight participating chefs, showcase seasonal ingredients common on SRW menus, and present intriguing restaurant videos. You can also win gift cards to participating restaurants online as well!
    See some of the chefs preview menus on New Day Northwest:

    Sullivan’s Steakhouse

    Le Grand Bistro Americain

    Tavolata

    Seastar Restaurant + Raw Bar
    View the Chef in the Hat, Thierry Rautureau, as he combs the University District Famers Market for SRW menu ingredients for LUC.


    Enjoy!

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  • Seattle Restaurant Week Hits Neighborhoods For Final Week 10.21.13

    Almost every neighborhood in Seattle is offering delicious meals at amazing prices during Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW), going on now. Over 160 restaurants are participating and from this great lineup, almost 80 restaurants offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options – something for everyone!

    Although the first week is over, don’t fret as there is still another four days to enjoy $28 three-course dinners and $15 three-course lunches at select restaurants, through Oct. 24. More than 25 different neighborhoods are participating in SRW this year so diners are likely to find great dining spots close by.

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    Hit the eclectic neighborhood of Queen Anne and savor mouth-watering Asian or French dishes. Live on the Eastside? In Bellevue and Kirkland, feast on Mexican appetizers or all-American comfort food. Treat yourself to a gluten-free dessert or authentic Greek entrees in Ballard. On Capitol Hill, 17 dining spots are offering delectable dishes for lunch or dinner. In the downtown area alone, a whopping 40 restaurants have created special menus for SRW guests, including Salty’s (pictured above) and Agrodolce (pictured below).

     

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    In addition to these delicious dining deals, 425 Magazine is holding a contest to win a $50 gift card to one of the featured restaurants during SRW. The contest closes Oct. 24 and the winner will be notified via email. Also check out SRW’s Facebook and Twitter pages for guest food reviews, entrée highlights and more $50 gift card giveaways from participating SRW restaurants.

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