• Creative, Diverse Cocktails Lead New Menu at Tini Bigs 04.04.12

    Fifteen years as Seattle’s “Second Best Cocktail Lounge” doesn’t stop the creative juices flowing at Tini Bigs. The talented bartenders including Shane Sahr (cocktail shaking above), Ian Cargill, Michael Cadden and gm Joe Zara pulled ideas from classic cocktails, new techniques, childhood-inspired fun and health trends for the new cocktail menu starting April 9.

    Here’s a few teasers to entice you to clear your calendar on April 9 – and every cocktail hour after!

    Slow Ride, a sipping cocktail centered around a frozen cube of fresh lemon juice, cucumber and rosemary that slowly melts and mixes with the gin, Dolin Blanc and Maraschino liquor that surrounds the herbaceous cube.

    Inspired by childhood memories of icicle pops is the Deep Freeze Classic. A frozen Sidecar, the cocktail is packaged in a plastic sleeve and frozen at negative twenty degrees. The Deep Freeze Classic will receive many interpretations from classic cocktails through the end of summer.

    For the health inspired, another Tini Bigs juicer cocktail. The Good & Evil features fresh carrot juice, Pisco, lemon juice, honey water and egg white with a unique garnish of the Tini Bigs logo created from Angostura in the atomizer.

    The Red Dawn brings a new variation to a Dark & Stormy created with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, red wine, habanero tincture and ginger beer.

    The Zu-Lander takes island lavender tincture, Zu Bison Grass Vodka, Crème de Violet, lemon juice and simple syrup garnished with lavender petals.

    Saffron tincture is artfully combined with gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white for the Saffron Sour, complete with a garnish of fresh spinach juice and saffron tincture drops, reminiscent of a summer flower.

    Another 5 cocktails round out the new menu with each cocktail priced at $10. Come April 9 you can see what all the talk is about, too!

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  • Tini Bigs raises the bar with new food menu 03.30.12

    At Tini Bigs, the focus has always been on cocktails, but now the rising culinary scene in Seattle is giving Tini Bigs an opportunity to have their food compete with their craft cocktails.

    Hungry guests will now be able to pair great food prepared with local ingredients, enjoyed in the classic Tini Bigs atmosphere with signature 10 oz. martinis. The new menu at Tini Bigs is now being offered nightly from 4 to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 4 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday.

    You’ll still find favorites including the burger and mac n’ cheese, but the new menu also features such items as the Quinoa Salad with kale, fennel and golden raisins, BBQ Pork Belly with pan bread and kale, Housemade Flat Breads with red onion, garlic oil and Grana Padano, Chicken and Waffle with mesquite maple honey and Duck Frites with a poached egg and mustard cream. Tini Bigs also features daily specials and happy hour 4-6 p.m. for a fifty percent discount (some items not included; not valid on Key Arena event dates).

    Desserts continue to be in the liquid form with such sweet options as the famed Dirty Girl Scout and Spanish Tini.

    Head into Tini Bigs for cocktails and dinner tonight!

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  • Mad Men Premiere Party at Tini Bigs 03.23.12

    If you are a Mad Men fan then you are counting down the hours until the Season 5 premiere on Sunday! Well, your premiere party is about to get even better with $6 Mad Men approved cocktails made by the experts at Tini Bigs! Need more incentive? Tini Bigs is encouraging you to dress up in your favorite Don Draper, Betty Francis or any cast member attire for the night (fab fashion looks here)! Sound for both airings (at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.) will be on full blast so no lip reading required. Check out the additional details from Seattle Met!

    We’ll see you on Sunday!

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  • Planning your Valentine’s 02.03.12

    Whether you’re coupled up, going solo or carousing with friends, we have dining, drinking and home-cooking ideas for you to spend this Valentine’s Day.

    Fall under the spell of Love Potion Number 9 at Tini Bigs! Featured the entire week of Valentine’s, Tini Bigs offers their cocktail expertise for imbibing at the classic bar with a concoction of Woodford Reserve, Chambord, Champagne (of course!), and an orange twist served in a champagne flute. At just $9, make this your pre-dinner stop or sip the night away all week long.

    Sing to your heart’s content at Hula Hula! Seattle’s best tiki karaoke bar invites you to belt out your favorite broken heart tune, lost in love ballad, or really put your heart on the line by serenading your date – we just can’t be responsible for any heckling you might endure!

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Argentinean way with Estancia Lucia’s delicious recipes. Grill your favorite seafood, chicken or steak and top it with their vibrant chimichurri sauce, enjoy meaty Arauco Olives for the perfect appetizer with cheese and bread, finish potatoes or vegetables with a drizzle of their Arauco Extra Virgin Olive Oil and for dessert top fresh vanilla ice cream with candied pumpkin for a sweet finish!
    Find recipes and tips at Magic Road international

    Cafe Flora’s 20th annual Valentine’s dinner menu is a fun and flirty mix of the Seattle vegetarian landmark’s hearty and sustainable fare. Call now for reservations in Cafe Flora’s atrium, where a water feature and plants create a serene and romantic dining room. The prix fixe menu is $45.00 per person; reservations required.
    First Course
    Savory Embrace -Savory bok choy filling in a wonton pastry with a goat cheese crema, black bean chili sauce and candied kumquats. (available vegan & available gluten free)

    Second Course
    Light My Fire Salad – A sweet and spicy blend of fresh cresses, carrot and grilled jicama topped with star fruit and crispy fried leeks in a minted yuzu vinaigrette. (vegan & gluten free)

    Third Course
    Layers of Love – Macadamia nut encrusted filo stuffed with gingered shiitake mushrooms on grilled asparagus planks and a black and white sticky rice cake and a galangal butternut squash sauce. (vegan & available gluten free)

    Fourth Course
    Chocolate Cherry Jubilee – Chocolate pate sucree, cherry cremeux, caramel filling, mini truffles, black cherry Bordeaux reduction (vegan & gluten free)
    Fluffernutter – Crustless brioche, peanut butter mousse, white chocolate peanut praline, burnt meringue, marshmallow anglaise.

    Make your Valentine’s heart-healthy with sustainable and organic cuisine with award-winning flavor at Tilth! Recently selected as one of the ten most sustainable restaurants in the country, Tilth is offering a four course Valentine’s Day feast with three options under each course for $85 (exclusive of tax and gratuity).
    First Course
    Dakota Beef Hanger Steak Tartare – quail egg, celery root, remoulade
    Taylor Shellfish Oysters – mint jelly, salmon roe, mignonette
    Full Circle Farm Beets – creme fraiche, tarragon, watercress

    Second Course
    Fraga Farms Goat Cheese Tart – caramelized onion, niçoise olive, white anchovy
    Vancouver Island Scallops – parsnip, french breakfast radish, cured olive
    Sylver Fishing Co. Spot Prawns – salsify, grapefruit, coral butter

    Third Course
    Seared Liberty Duck Breast – navel orange, sunchoke, lacinato kale
    Roasted Lamb Loin – grilled leek, romesco, espelette
    Carnaroli Risotto – oregon truffle, pecorino, pine nut

    Fourth Course
    Semolina Cake – fig streusel, pecan, port
    Vanilla Bean Tapioca Pudding – anise shortbread, currant, fresh breeze cream
    Theo Dark Chocolate Terrine – cranberry, almond praline, fluer de sel

    Take your valentine to the mediterranean with Chef Maria Hines’ three-course mediterranean-inspired menu at Golden Beetle. Created with local, organic and wild ingredients, the three course menu for $37 will surely satisfy your valentine (price is per person; three options under each course; exclusive of tax and gratuity).
    First Course
    Baby Spinach Salad – apple, kasseri cheese, sumac vinaigrette
    Grilled Halloumi Cheese – roasted beet, arugula, herb vinaigrette
    Jerusalem Artichoke Soup – white truffle oil

    Main Course
    St. Jude’s Grape Leaf wrapped Albacore Tuna – white bean, fennel, urfa pepper
    Wild Boar Shank Tagine – apricot, couscous, toasted walnut
    Mushroom Ravioli – yogurt sauce, ricotta, pinenuts

    Chocolate Truffle Torte – rose scented pistachio ice cream
    Caramel Pots de Crème – orange flower water, cardamom, sesame cookie
    Black Walnut Baklava – phyllo dough, honey, cinnamon creme fraiche

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  • Tini Bigs Celebrates 15 Years of Craft Cocktails 01.17.12

    As one of the early shakers on the Seattle cocktail scene, Tini Bigs has birthed some of the city’s most creative cocktails and well-known, talented bartenders who poured them. While trendy bars have come and gone, Tini Bigs’ classic and retro cocktails have given way to national and industry recognition through the years. Tini Bigs is commemorating their cocktails, bartenders and loyal guests on January 22 with their famous 10 oz. martinis for just $5.

    These aren’t just any martinis. Proprietor Keith Robbins is bringing back the most popular cocktails from each of the 15 years and some of the bartenders that poured them! That’s right, relive your Jolly Tini (green apple martini) days, taste the Smokey Bigs Martini again for the first time, and remember the award-winning John Wayne (Tini’s manhattan version). Check out the full list from Seattle Met’s insightful story interlaced with some of the Tini’s history or revisit some of those cocktails trends with Seattle magazine.

    We look forward to toasting 15 years with you at Tini Bigs on January 22 at 6 p.m.!

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  • Raise a cocktail to our new clients – Tini Bigs + Hula Hula! 11.30.11

    Craft cocktails have taken Seattle by storm. In nearly every neighborhood you’ll find a cocktail lounge that is shaking, mixing and pouring the latest trendy drinks. Our latest client, Tini Bigs, was one of the first kids on the block to create expertly prepared classic cocktails and experiment with new methods, liquors and creations. Nearly 15 years ago, Tini Bigs opened its doors as the “2nd best cocktail lounge” and it hasn’t closed its doors since – yes, that’s 5,500 days of straight business! The art of creating a well-balanced craft cocktail runs deep at Tini Bigs, as do the exceptionally large martini glasses!

    Just next door at 1st and Denny, find Seattle’s only tiki karaoke bar – Hula Hula! Polynesian kitsch meets one of the best karaoke scenes in town. Celebrating 5 years in business, Hula Hula will be holding an anniversary celebration with a karaoke contest and a few surprises on Dec. 28. Hula Hula is your tropical haven in Seattle’s winter weather. Stop by and try your vocal chords at a classic rock, country or pop hit – your choice!

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