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  • Treat Mom this Mother’s Day at Local Restaurants! 04.19.18

     

    Don’t let mom do the cooking this Mother’s Day! Treat her right with stunning waterfront views, special menus, cocktails, and more at local restaurants. Give mom the opportunity to relax and indulge in delicious organic brunches, fun dim sum menus, elegant buffets, and mimosa toasts – all dedicated to your favorite woman. Make your reservations today at the below restaurants and read on for full details!

     

    Dim Sum for Mum at Baron’s Bellevue

    Indulge in something far from your average Sunday brunch with Baron’s Bellevue! Opt for meticulously made Dim Sum and Dumplings, Noodle and Rice Dishes, Black Pepper Wagyu Sirloin, Succulent Duck and much more! The luxurious ambiance and a la carte offerings provide a full-service, leisurely meal deserving of moms anywhere. Dynasty-inspired Chinese favorites are gorgeously presented. Choose from delicious dim sum such as Shrimp Dumplings, Mushroom Buns, Dumpling Trios, Scallop Shao Mai, Lotus Leaf Sticky Rice with duck egg, Pan Fried Beijing Dumplings and much more for just $8-12 each. A full lineup of Chinese favorites with many under $20 each, Baron’s has something for everyone’s appetite.

     

    Service runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 and reservations are highly recommended. Book online at baronsbellevue.com or by calling (425) 625-2165. Baron’s Bellevue is located at 500 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 210 in Bellevue.

     

    All-Inclusive Vietnamese Brunch Buffet at District One Saigon

    Treat mom to a special Vietnamese Brunch Buffet at District One Saigon! Enjoy delicious menu options such as Pho, Grilled Pork with Vermicelli Noodles, Tamarind Shrimp, and Rice Rolls with Pork and Mushrooms. More traditional fare will also be available such as classic Eggs and Bacon, Fresh Fruit and Waffles with Coconut Cream. The all-inclusive buffet includes food, soft drinks, hot tea, and one cocktail.

     

    Brunch will be served 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 and reservations are required. The buffet price is $35 per person and $15 for kids 12 and under. Book online at districtonesaigon.com or by calling (425) 202-7150. District One Saigon is located at 2720 152nd Ave #150 in Redmond.

     

    Classic Brunch Fare with Fresh Baked Pastries at Local 360 Café & Bar

    Enjoy locally-sourced brunch this Mother’s Day weekend at Local 360 Café & Bar. Feast on traditional favorites such as Biscuits and Gravy with southern fried chicken, Seasonal Fruit Waffles, Fresh Veggie Scramble and Honey Ham Eggs Benedict. Opt for local seafood specials such as Taylor Shellfish Black Mussels with bacon, apple and shallots or savory Shrimp and Grits with peppers, tomatoes and farm fresh eggs. Diners can also indulge in an assortment of house-made pastries and treats such as Cakes, Cookies, Meringues and Quiche available on Mother’s Day only.

     

    Pastries will be served all day and priced a la carte until sold out. Brunch is served 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary based on items. Reservations can be made at local360.org or by calling (206) 650-2577. Local 360 Café & Bar is located at 2234 1st Avenue in Belltown.

     

    Family-Friendly French-style Brunch at RN74

    RN74 is opening their doors on Sunday, May 13 for a very special Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

     

    Chef Thomas Griese has created a gorgeous French-influenced buffet featuring a selection of fresh salads, hors d’oeuvres and main dishes. Guests can look forward to live stations with made-to-order French Omelets with choice of accompaniment and sweet or savory Crepes. Families can also indulge in their lavish rotisserie showcasing Roasted Leg of Lamb and Roast Chicken. Top it all off with Bottomless Bubbles, an RN74 Bloody or Caribbean Cold Brew with Ron Zapca rum, vanilla and ancho reyes whip cream.

     

    Brunch is $55 for adults and $25 for children 5-12. Price excludes tax, gratuity and beverages. Reservations can be made by visiting michaelmina.net or by calling (206) 456-7474. RN74 is located in downtown Seattle at 1433 4th Ave.

     

    Celebrate Mother’s Day on the Water at Ray’s Boathouse & Café

    Join Ray’s Boathouse & Café for a stunning Mother’s Day meal on Sunday, May 13. The upstairs Café will be serving a Mother’s Day buffet featuring a variety of fresh salads, appetizers, sweet and savory breakfast fare and decadent desserts. They’ll also be offering their signature Carving Station with House Smoked Salmon and a Raw Bar with Oysters on the half-shell from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

     

    In the Boathouse guests will feast on a special holiday menu from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Then beginning at 3 p.m. the Boathouse will be serving its entire dinner menu with dishes like Pan Seared Sea Scallops, Wild Northwest Salmon, Crab Legs and more until 9 p.m.

     

    The Café’s buffet is $65 for adults and $32.50 for children 5-11 and includes unlimited soft drinks like coffee, tea, juice and soda (excludes alcohol, espresso drinks, tax and gratuity). Reservations are strongly recommended for both venues. To reserve visit rays.com or call (206) 789-3770. Ray’s Boathouse & Café is located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW.

     

    Three-Courses of Organic Farm Goodness at Tilth

    Tilth is beloved for its New American cuisine prepared with certified organic or wild ingredients, sourced from many local farmers, foragers and producers. James Beard Award-winning executive chef and owner, Maria Hines, along with Chef Joel Panlilio, have a three-course prix fixe menu (only) in store for Mother’s Day running from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

     

    Brunch is $30 per person. Children will be charged only for the item(s) they select from this special menu. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St, (206) 633-0801. Reservations recommended via OpenTable.

     

    Feast on Cafe Flora’s Signature Mother’s Day Brunch

    Vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers alike can flock to Cafe Flora for its beloved Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 13 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. The spring-focused, three-course menu starts off with an array of Fresh Baked Pastries including Petite Croissants and Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Scones all served with grapefruit curd and lemon thyme compound butter, and a Tropical Fruit Plate. Next guests will have the option to choose between a Northwest Lox Benedict with poached eggs, smoked carrot “lox” and avocado hollandaise, Spring Chile Rellenos or Strawberry Rhubarb Stuffed French Toast. For dessert choose between a Rhubarb Upside Down Cake or a rich Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart. A dedicated kids menu is available with starter, entrée and dessert.

     

    Brunch is $45 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Price excludes tax, gratuity and beverages. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling (206) 325-9100. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison Street, Seattle. Visit cafeflora.com for more details.

     

    Mother’s Day Brunch Italian style at Agrodolce in Fremont

    The casual and cozy Southern Italian trattoria, Agrodolce, will offer a three-course Mother’s Day menu that offers favorite brunch classics with an Italian twist. Executive Chef, Maria Hines, alongside Chef Thomas Iitrenta have created a beautiful menu with highlights such as Spring Hash, Polenta Cake Benedict, and Focaccia French Toast Bites.

     

    Brunch is $30 per person. Seatings are available from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Agrodolce is located at 709 N 35th St, Seattle; (206)-547-9707. Reservations recommended via OpenTable.

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  • Mark Your Calendars for August 24: Celebrate Little Saigon 08.11.14

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    Make an opening on your calendar to stop by Celebrate Little Saigon on Sunday, August 24, 11 .a.m. – 6 p.m. The cultural festival, now in it’s fourth year, will be showcasing Vietnamese food, art, dance, fashion and more – you won’t want to miss it!

    Local businesses of Seattle’s Little Saigon neighborhood will be bringing their stores and restaurants to the sidewalks of 12th and Jackson so friends, neighbors and people from across the Puget Sound can enjoy and become more familiar with Vietnamese culture. The event is FREE, so bring the entire family – there’s something for everyone!

    The day will be chock-full of exciting activities for all ages! Expect to see lively performances, taste authentic food, and enjoy family-fun games and activities. Cultural event highlights include music from Huong Viet Performing Arts Group, the break-dancing crew Massive Monkees, customary Lion Dance, fashion shows (kids and adults) and much more! Don’t miss out on the special dance lesson at 3 p.m., taught by members of the Vietnamese Senior Association, to really get in the spirit!

    What’s a Vietnamese festival without deliciously authentic cuisine? Taste bites from Seattle favorites: Tamarind Tree, Pink’s Ice Cream, People of the Chubbs, and specials from other local neighborhood restaurants. Get your game face on and enter the fun and competitive Pho Eating Contest for adults – there’s also a cream puff eating contest for kids.

    This amazing, culturally focused event is put on by Friends of Little Saigon and Tet in Seattle as a way to strengthen the community’s identity and celebrate Vietnamese culture and heritage right here in Seattle. There will even be city organizations there to discuss the neighborhood as a whole, from getting to know your neighbors to safety and more.

    Gain a deeper, richer understanding of Vietnamese culture and enjoy it for free with the whole family! Come by to enjoy carnival games and prizes, rides and slides, Vietnamese food, lively entertainment, and more. Celebrate the unique culture the Little Saigon community has to offer!

    Find out more online at friendsoflittlesaigon.org.

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  • PHO CYCLO CAFE TO OPEN FIFTH LOCATION 11.12.13

    Vietnamese Dine-in, Take-out & Delivery for Queen Anne & South Lake Union Begins November 20



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    SEATTLE—Pho Cyclo Café owner and chef Taylor Hoang is expanding her authentic Vietnamese restaurant to a fifth location at 900 Dexter Avenue North. Conveniently located for South Lake Union and Queen Anne residents and workers, the new Pho Cyclo Café will open Nov. 20, offering dine-in and take-out lunch and dinner, as well as online ordering and free lunch delivery.

    As with the four current locations, the new Dexter location will specialize in pho, Vietnamese beef noodle soup that is simmered for at least eight hours, as well as authentic banh mi, bun rice noodle dishes, spring rolls and more. The restaurant will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a Vietnamese-inspired dining room similar to the other locations, complete with a vintage “cyclo,” the French word for “rickshaw.”

    Unique to the Dexter location and aimed at busy South Lake Union workers, Pho Cyclo Café will offer free lunch delivery for orders of $20 and over, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant will offer lunch throughout the day and stay open until 10 p.m., offering convenient, quick and affordable dine-in and take-out dinners for Queen Anne families and neighborhood residents.

    Marking the company’s 10th anniversary, Hoang originally started Pho Cyclo Café in 2003 out of a desire to eat traditional pho like she made with her mother growing up. Following the Sodo location, she opened Capitol Hill in 2005 catering to the evening crowds with later hours, then downtown Seattle in 2011 for the hungry lunch crowd, and her first Eastside location in Bellevue in 2012. A serial entrepreneur, Hoang has built and expanded the business to five locations in ten years, all before the age of 40.

    Pho Cyclo Café offers approachable prices and convenient locations in Seattle and Bellevue. Dine-in and take-out options are available at all locations; online ordering at Sodo and downtown Seattle; free delivery available at the new Dexter location, phone (206) 284-2897. For more information, visit online at phocyclocafe.com, on Facebook facebook.com/pho-cyclo-cafe or Twitter @phocyclocafe.

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  • Insider’s Food Tour of Seattle’s International District 09.05.13

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    The International District may be one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods, but it is also one of the most difficult to navigate. The various Asian cultures, stores, shops, restaurants and so on can get a bit overwhelming when trying to find the best of the best. Lucky you, we’ve got the scoop on an insider’s tour to the International District!

    Pho Cyclo Café and Lavender Jade Catering owner Taylor Hoang is hitting the streets with curious home cooks, diners and food enthusiasts alike to showcase the best (and often less traveled) places to shop for top quality Asian fruits, vegetables, curries, tofu, noodles and other Asian groceries at the best prices. She’s also dishing secrets on where to get the best cream puffs, noodle bowls, bbq pork and more. If that doesn’t sell you, the tasting samples along the way will, including a full lunch at her mother’s famed Vietnamese restaurant, Huong Binh, often voted the best Vietnamese restaurant in Seattle.

    Three tour dates this month (September 11, 14 and 18) means the spots will go fast! Taylor is also bringing back her popular cooking classes on September 10, 12, 17 and 19, which take place at the Sodo location of Pho Cyclo Cafe.

    Visit the website for more tour and class information, pricing and to reserve your spot for this one-of-a-kind insider’s tour to Seattle’s unique International District.

    Here are some of our tour photos!

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  • Pho Cyclo Cafe’s New Summer Menu + New Day Northwest Appearance 07.19.13

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    Summer has finally arrived in Seattle and with that comes later dinners, grilled foods and lighter fare. Pho Cyclo Cafe dishes up all of these with their new summer menu. While it’s easy to find chopped salads, burgers and grilled items all over the area, taste the spice and variety afforded by Vietnamese cuisine at all four Pho Cyclo locations!

    Summer Specials and Lighter Fare:

    1) Grilled Salmon in an apple-pear marinade – served with rice noodle or steamed rice and side salad

    2) Black sesame spicy noodle salad – wide egg noodles tossed with toasted black sesame, bean sprouts, cabbage, carrots, and cucumber in sriracha soy vinaigrette, served cold

    3) Spicy mint and lemongrass chicken Banh Mi – French baguette, satay spicy lemon grass chicken, lettuce, mint leaves, pickled onions, and jalapeno

    4) Honey Iced Tea

    5) Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Salad

    6) Tofu Salad – stir–fried tofu on a bed of lettuce with tomatoes and cucumber

    7) Bun (rice noodle dishes) in nearly 15 varieties including pork, shrimp, pineapple and grilled shrimp, tofu, chicken and beef and served with fresh leaf lettuce, herbs, bean sprouts, cucumbers, carrots, daikon, peanuts and Nuoc Mam.

    8) Fresh Spring Rolls with shrimp, pork chicken or tofu

    The menu is created by chef-owner Taylor Hoang, who you can see talking about summer menu items and showcasing tips for making your own Vietnamese Spring Rolls on KING 5’s New Day Northwest earlier this week (video below).

    This weekend you can taste these items and more at the Bite of Seattle. Taylor and her crew are just southeast of the fountain at Seattle Center.

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