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  • Eat, Drink + Be Merry at Seattle Restaurants 12.10.15

    There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than surrounded by friends, family, and delicious food. Whether you are looking grab a festive cocktail with friends, enjoy a Christmas feast with your family or host a holiday cooking class, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Seattle this month.

    HANUKKAH HAPPENINGS: Now through 14

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    Celebrate with Hanukkah favorites at Golden Beetle

    James-Beard Award-winning Chief Maria Hines uses her culinary skills and local ingredients to thoughtfully craft Hanukkah dishes with exceptional flair at Golden Beetle this holiday season. The menu includes Potato Latkes with house made apple sauce, crème fraiche and green onion; Matzo Ball Soup with smoked chicken, carrot and parsley; Roasted Root Vegetables with parsnip, rutabaga and fingerling potato; and Stuffed Donuts, with persimmon filling and powdered sugar. Golden Beetle will also offer two types of Barkan Kosher Wine: a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay. These special dishes start at $5 and are available anytime during Hanukkah.

    For more information or reservations, call 206.706.2977 or visit Golden-Beetle.com. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 Northwest Market Street, Seattle.

    WINTER WARMERS

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    House Made Mulled Wine and Hot Buttered Rum at Golden Beetle

    Golden Beetle’s craft cocktail bar is ready to keep you warm this winter. Warm up with house made specialties: Mulled Wine and Hot Buttered Rum. Golden Beetle takes traditional mulled wine, fruit of the vine enhanced with the warm essence of spices, fruit, brandy, and takes it to the next level by adding the citrus element of sumac, a spicy kick of pink peppercorn, and even sea salt for a modern twist, just $9. House made hot buttered rum is a rich, delicious warmer for $11. Both are offered throughout December.

    For more information or reservations, call 206.706.2977 or visit Golden-Beetle.com. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 Northwest Market Street, Seattle.

    HOLIDAY COOKING AND EVENTS

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    Cook-offs and Cooking for a Cause at Blue Ribbon Cooking

    Blue Ribbon Cooking on Lake Union provides companies, friends, groups and families a unique and exciting array of holiday party experiences. Book an Iron Chef cooking competition and compete in teams to create the best dishes of the night, then sit down at a lakeside table to enjoy a meal together while watching the Christmas ships. Or book a Cooking For A Cause event and prepare a meal for a local shelter that Blue Ribbon delivers while guests sit down to dinner. Blue Ribbon also caters any event big or small and prepares custom, seasonal menus, cocktail competitions and more at their waterfront venue, or at a venue or home of the guest’s choice!

    Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Avenue E. Seattle, 98102. They operate venues in Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Fremont, University District and Auburn, as well as provide offsite catering. Call 206.328.2442 or visit blueribboncooking.com to book an event.

    HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

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    If you’re looking for unique holiday gift ideas then look no further then EthnicSeattle.com. Ethnic Seattle has procured some unique gift ideas, all from local, ethnic-owned businesses. You’ll gift something truly unique while also supporting local small businesses. Check out the gift ideas here.

     

    CHRISTMAS EVE: December 24

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    Show off Seattle’s best views and fresh seafood at Ray’s Boathouse and Café

    Ray’s Boathouse and Café is the perfect spot to show out-of-town guest how beautiful the Pacific Northwest is. On Christmas Eve, enjoy the freshest seafood alongside breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.

    Ray’s Boathouse will be open from 3 – 8 p.m. serving their regular menu as well as a special holiday inspired three-course dinner for $45, including a starter, choice of entrée, and dessert. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made at 206.789.3770 or online here. The Boathouse Bar will be open 3 – 8 p.m. serving their regular menu, excluding happy hour. No reservation is necessary for the Boathouse Bar.

    Ray’s Café will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. serving their regular menu, including local favorites such as Pan Seared Sea Scallops and Alaskan King Crab Legs. Reservations are strongly recommended and can by made at 206.782.0094 or online here. The Café Bar will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. serving their regular menu and happy hour drink and food specials such as Moscow Mules, Salmon Sliders, and Crispy Calamari. No reservation is necessary for the Café Bar.

    For more information, visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle.

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    Holiday Happy Hour all night at Golden Beetle

    Golden Beetle helps locals celebrate Christmas Eve with special happy hour pricing from 4:30 p.m. – close. It’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate with friends and family with small plates and specially crafted cocktails before diving into holiday festivities. The happy hour menu starts at $3 and includes Spicy Hummus and Pita Chips, Fire and Honey Chicken Wings, Mini Roasted Squash Pizza and Spiced Donuts. View the full happy hour menu online.

    For more information or reservations, call 206.706.2977 or visit Golden-Beetle.com. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 Northwest Market Street, Seattle.

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    Old world meets new at Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge

    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge will be serving a special, four-course, holiday meal on Christmas Eve. Start with a serving of warm and spicy Red Lentil Soup made with Aleppo pepper and brown butter. Continue with a Granny Smith Apple Truffle Salad with arugula and goat cheese. For the main course, enjoy a Whole Roasted Lamb with a winter squash and pomegranate gratin, alongside braised endive. Finally, for dessert, indulge in a Baked Meringue with pomegranate cream and kumquats. Bring extra flavor to the meal with special beverage pairings for an additional $25.

    This four-course meal is available from 4 – 9 p.m. Christmas Eve and is $55 per person with optional beverage pairings for an additional $25. Full menu is available here. For more information or to reserve, call 206.538.0180 or visit bellandwhete.com. Bell + Whete is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.

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    Celebrate with Sushi at Shiro’s

    Break tradition (or make a new one) and replace the usual ham, Christmas goose or turkey with sushi at Shiro’s Sushi this Christmas Eve. Steeped in a tradition over 20 years, Shiro’s offers a variety of fresh seafood from local waters and around the globe. They source much of their seafood directly from the prized waters of Japan, specifically the Tsukiji Market, ordering several times a week for the best fish for their award-winning sushi. Order a menu of your own or leave it in the hands of Shiro’s chefs with an omakase menu. The chefs will take you on a pleasurable flavor and texture journey of 5, 10, 20 or any number of courses you choose.

    For dining room reservations, call 206.443.9844 and for more information, visit shiros.com. Shiro’s Sushi is located in Belltown at 2401 2nd Ave, Seattle.

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    Enjoy a cozy, organic meal at Tilth

    Tilth’s cozy Wallingford restaurant, housed in a craftsman home, is a great place for an intimate evening with close friends and family this Christmas Eve. Once named a New York Times “Best New Restaurant,” Tilth’s four-course special menu for $80 is comprised of delicious organic and seasonal ingredients including apple, hazelnut, cranberry and walnut. The menu includes Kumamoto Oysters on Half Shell, Celeriac Soup, Slow Cooked Duck Egg, Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet, Cashew Cheesecake, and more. Tilth also offers two levels of wine pairings, a regular Wine Pairing for $50 and a special, Sommelier Pairing for $70. The full menu can be viewed online here .

    To reserve, call 206.633.0801 or visit their website. For more information, visit tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St, Seattle.

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    Feast of the Seven Fishes at Agrodolce

    Agrodolce channels their Italian roots, celebrating the Feast of the Seven Fishes, the Italian’s take on Christmas Eve. The #fishfeast menu offers three options of the traditional feast: a Feast of Three Fishes for $35, a Feast of Five fishes for $55 and a Feast of Seven Fishes for $75. Each feast has its own optional wine pairing and offers a variety of fresh seafood with an Italian twist. Notable seafood dishes include Grilled Octopus with sultana and caper salsa verde; Black Cod and Tomato Stew with fried couscous, fennel and wild mushroom; Black Nile Barley Spaghetti and Clams with pickled chili, castelvetrano olive and fresh mint; and Sylver Fishing Spot Prawns with vanilla squash puree, persimmon and pomegranate. View the full menu online here.

    To reserve, visit Agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. For updates and to join the conversation, follow #fishfeast on social media. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 North 35th Street, Seattle.

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    Feast locally with friends and family at Local 360 Café & Bar

    This Christmas Eve bring out the whole family for a special three-course tasting menu! Local 360 offers many accommodations for large parties and is a great option for holiday family dinners. The three-course menu is $50 per person, and their regular a la carte menu will also be available.

    Choose from a starter of Shigoku Oysters with tamarind granita and coriander, or Newaukumn Valley Farms Sunchoke Bisque with wild black trumpets and vadouvan. The main event includes choice of Arctic Char with Dungeness crab salad, butternut and heirloom apple salsa, or Smoked Eye of Ribeye with beef fat popover, blue cheese whipped potatoes, Brussels and syrah. End with a sweet choice of Hazelnut Carrot Cake with Christmas spiced rum raisins and cream cheese, or Flourless Chocolate Torte with huckleberry, amaro, and ginger ice cream.

    For more information and reservations, call 206.650.2577 or visit local360.org. Local 360 is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.

    CHRISTMAS DAY: December 25

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    Feast with the family at Ray’s Boathouse and Café

    Celebrate Christmas Day without the stress of preparing a grand holiday meal. Ray’s Boathouse and Café will be open and offering a variety of delicious, seasonal dishes for everyone to enjoy.

    Ray’s Boathouse will be open from 3 – 8 p.m., offering a three-course A La Carte menu and regular dinner menus. The first course includes options such as Creamy Parsnip Soup with toasted pepitas, cayenne and paprika, and Dungeness Crab Cocktail with roasted tomato and cocktail sauce. Entrée options include seafood favorites Grilled King Salmon and Pan Seared Halibut, and holiday classics, Oven Roasted Turkey and Spice Rubbed Prime Rib of Beef. For dessert, Pumpkin Pie topped with Olympic Mountain vanilla ice cream. The menu is $45 for adults and $22.50 for children ages 5 to 11 (children under 5 are free). Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made at 206.789.3770 or online here. The Boathouse Bar will be open from 4 – 8 p.m. offering their normal menu, excluding happy hour. Reservations are not needed for the Boathouse Bar.

    Ray’s Café will be open from 12 – 8 p.m., offering their signature Christmas Day buffet. The buffet offers a grand variety of dishes from House Smoked NW Salmon with apple-pear chutney, Spice Rubbed Prime Rib of Beef to Baked Polenta with Wild Mushrooms and a Shucking Bar with Alaskan Snow Crab, Peel & Eat Prawns and Half Shell Oysters with mignonette, cocktail and lemons. Other notable dishes include Ray’s Antipasto comprised of cured meats, marinated mozzarella olives, and grilled vegetables; creamy Bay Shrimp Mac and Cheese, as well as cold salads, roasted vegetables, a dessert table filled with your favorite treats, and more. The buffet is $45 for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 11 (children under 5 are free). Reservations for the Café are required and can be made at 206.782.0094 or online here. The Café Bar will be closed.

    View the full menus online here. For more information, visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle.

    NEW YEAR’S EVE: December 31

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    Countdown to 2016 at Eden Hill

    Ring in the New Year at Eden Hill with a special, celebratory seven-course tasting menu full of intriguing combinations of simple flavors from Chef-owner Maximillian Petty. He will create a menu with Northwest ingredients alongside prized, special ingredients including Foie Gras, Lobster Tail and savory Crepe in Bone Broth. Increase the tasting pleasure with specially selected French and Pacific Northwest wine pairings.

    Chef Maximillian saves one of his best for last – A Chocolate Ball Drop inspired by the New Years Eve ball that drops in Time Square. Diners can break the hollow chocolate ball on their plate, releasing edible glitter reminiscent of a New Years Eve fireworks show.

    The tasting menu is $100 and option wine pairing is $60. Reservations are required for New Year’s Eve dinner. To reserve, call 206.708.6836 or reserve online here. Eden Hill is located in Queen Anne at 2209 Queen Anne Ave, Seattle.

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    Vegetarian New Year specials at Cafe Flora

    Beloved vegetarian restaurant, Cafe Flora celebrates the New Year with special menu items. In addition to their regular dinner menu, they will offer new dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients including cranberry, walnuts and winter vegetables. Festive starter offerings include Thyme and Port Poached Pear served with grilled raddichio, bleu cheese, walnuts and dried cranberry; Salad with ginger-rum braised beets, feta, walnuts, cranberry, kumquats and topped with spiced honey vinaigrette; and Fried Avocado with trio of dipping sauces. Entrée selections include Winter Vegetable Gratin; Eggplant Moussaka served with a Jerusalem salad of bell pepper, onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, capers dill and lemon vinaigrette; and Stuffed Baked Polenta with black trumpet mushrooms, tarragon béchamel and a parsnip and celeriac mash.

    Reservations are required for parties of six or more. To reserve, call 206.325.9100 ext. three and for more information, visit CafeFlora.com. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 East Madison Street, Seattle.

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    Try something new for the New Year at Shiro’s

    The beginning of the year is the perfect time to try something new. Why not start erly on the New Year’s resolution to “be more adventurous” with a special Chef-selected omakase menu at Shiro’s Sushi. The Shiro’s Omakase includes an appetizer, sashimi, sushi entrees, soup and dessert for $65 and Premium Sushi Omakase includes seventeen pieces and seasonal soup for $75. Guests at the sushi counter can order the Open-Ended Omakase and put themselves fully in the hands of Shiro’s chefs. The restaurant has been creating relationships with fish markets for 20 years and diners will see the evidence of their fish sourcing in approximately 30 types of seafood a night. For dinners who know what they like, Shiro’s Sushi also has full A La Carte and Sushi and Sashimi menus filled with choice fresh seafood dishes such as Salmon Kama, Black Throat Sea Perch, and Blue Fin Tuna.

    For dining room reservations, call 206.443.9844 and for more information, visit shiros.com. Shiro’s Sushi is located in Belltown at 2401 2nd Ave, Seattle.

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    Toast the New Year at Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge

    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge shows off their adaptations of timeless recipes and vast beer and cocktail selection this New Year’s Eve. They will offer a three-course tasting menu for $35, which includes a glass of champagne to toast the New Year, a starter of Baked Oysters with pork belly, kale and trout caviar; a main dish of Duck Leg Confit with persimmon tortelloni, dates and almonds; and a finisher of White Chocolate Bombe with candied hazelnuts, persimmon and citrus. They will also offer a menu of select pints for $5 each, half-off select bottled beers, and featured specialty cocktails.

    Bell + Whete will be open from 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. New Year’s Eve. For more information or to reserve, call 206.538.0180 or visit bellandwhete.com. Full menu is available here. Bell + Whete is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.

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    Mediterranean favorites at Golden Beetle

    Golden Beetle offers a specially crafted, organic four-course meal on New Year’s Eve. The meal is $50 and includes Mediterranean classics such as Goat Cheese Stuffed Medjool Dates with Meyer lemon gastrique; Dolmas Shrimp Briouats made with phyllo dough, chard, fire and honey; Roasted Root Vegetable Tagine served with barley risotto; and Black Walnut Baklava topped with crème fraiche. An optional wine pairing is also available for $25 and includes wines from local wineries in Columbia and Yakima Valleys to imported bottles from Spain, France and Portugal.

    For more information or reservations, call 206.706.2977 or visit Golden-Beetle.com. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 Northwest Market Street, Seattle.

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    Ring in the New Year at Tilth

    Award-winning Chef Maria Hines has created a special organic menu for Tilth on New Year’s Eve with two levels of wine pairings: a regular Wine Pairing for $50 and an expert Sommelier Pairing for $70.
    The special four-course meal includes options such as Skagit River Ranch Beef Tongue with house pickle, frisee and apple mustard; Sylvia’s Spot Prawns with bouillabaisse foam, cippolini and fennel; Porcini Ash-Crusted Venison with swiss chard Anson Mills corn polenta and cranberry; and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake topped with cocoa cream. Full menu online here .

    To reserve, call 206.633.0801 or visit their website. For more information, visit tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St, Seattle.

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    Intimate New Year’s celebration at Agrodolce

    Agrodolce hosts an Italian-inspired four-course New Year’s Eve celebration for those looking for a memorable and intimate celebration. Start off with a choice of Dungeness Crab Salad, Red Beet Tartare, or Pork Rillettes. For the second course, choose among options such as Black Nile Barley Spaghetti and Ricotta Cavatelli. Entrée dishes include Lamb with parsnip and beet, grilled frisee and pomegranate; Sylver Fishing Spot Prawns with shaved Brussels sprouts, chestnut puree, pine nut and preserved citrus gremolata; and Slow Cooked Arzak Egg with celery root, grilled treviso and caper salsa verde. Then ring in the New Year with one of three sweet treats: Theo Chocolate Budino, Poached Washington Pear or L’alveare Sheep’s Milk Cheese. The four-course meal is $70 and each dish has two optional wine pairings, a regular Wine Pairing for $35 and a Sommelier Pairing for $55. View the full menu online here .

    To reserve, visit Agrodolcerestaurant.net or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 North 35th Street, Seattle.

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    Celebrate the end of a great year on the waterfront at Ray’s Boathouse and Café

    Ray’s Boathouse will offer its regular menu full of the freshest seafood, including Crispy Washington Razor Clams, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Crispy Garlic Prawns and more. Toast to the New Year with a hand crafted cocktail, such as a White Peach Cosmo or a Champs Élysées, or red, white or sparkling wine by the glass. Or celebrate with a sweet treat, such as a Milk Chocolate Mousse or a Deconstructed Washington Apple Pie.

    Ray’s Café will feature its regular menus, offering local lunch and dinner favorites, such as Sautéed Tiger Prawns, Pacific NW Sablefish in Sake Kasu and Grilled Northwest King Salmon.

    Boathouse reservations can be made at 206.789.3770 or online here. Café reservations can be made at 206.782.0094 or online here. The Boathouse and Café Bars will also be open, but reservations are not required. For more information, visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle.

    NEW YEAR’S DAY: January 1

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    Start the New Year on a high note with brunch at Cafe Flora

    Cafe Flora will host its annual vegetarian brunch buffet on New Year’s Day to help diners start their year on the right foot by eating less meat, or just helping them recover from New Year’s Eve shenanigans. Buffet options include Deep Fried French Toast, Chick Pea and Okra Fritter, Savory Mushroom Crepe, Poblano and Yam Tamales and more. Cafe Flora also offers libations to help fight hangovers, including the Garden Flora, their take on a Bloody Mary made with house pickled vegetables, or Mimosas made from a variety of juices such as grapefruit, rosemary lemonade and classic orange. The brunch buffet is available from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and is $25 for adults and $12.50 for children.

    Reservations are required for parties of six or more. To reserve, call 206.325.9100 ext. three and for more information, visit CafeFlora.com. Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 East Madison Street, Seattle.

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    Hangover Bloody Mary’s At Ray’s Café

    Recover from New Year’s Eve festivities at Ray’s Cafe with a famous Ray’s Bloody Mary or an adult Cup of Joe made with Kraken spiced rum, Kahlua, dark crème de cocoa, Caffé Vita coffee and cinnamon sprinkle. Top it off with Ray’s Hot Wings Trio, Crispy Calamari or Painted Hills Ground Chuck Burger. Or kick off your New Year cleanse with Ray’s Café Seafood Salad with Alaskan Bay shrimp, house smoked salmon, house smoked scallops, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and more.

    Café reservations can be made at 206.782.0094 or online here. The Café Bar will be open and reservations are not required. For more information, visit rays.com. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle.

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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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  • Treat Dad on Father’s Day 06.12.15

    With Father’s Day fast approaching, Seattle restaurants are gearing up to offer specialty menus to make the day a memorable one with dad! Whether he’s craving a savory breakfast, a hearty dish, or a meat-driven dinner, take him to one of these Seattle restaurants to help make Father’s Day a hit!

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    Italian-inspired Three-Course Brunch at Agrodolce
    In the heart of Fremont, Agrodolce offers you and the family the perfect chance to indulge in the delicious taste of Italian coastal cuisine. This June 21, Agrodolce is offering a special three-course menu specially designed for Father’s Day.

    First Course options include:
    Stone Fruit and Yogurt with seasonal stone fruit, Greek yogurt, and cocoa nib granola
    Savory Scone with provolone picante, spicy salami, and oregano

    Second Course options include:
    Smoked Controne Bean Hash with Skagit River Ranch bacon lardon, summer squash, and a sunny side-up egg
    Grilled Steak and Eggs with beer battered onion rings, asparagus, and over easy eggs

    Third Course options include:
    Housemade Mini Waffle with cherry compote, orange syrup, Chantilly
    Focaccia French Toast Bites topped with espresso syrup and seasonal fruit coulis
    Limoncello Sorbetto with candied fennel, toasted hazelnut

    The three-course prix-fixe brunch is $25 per person; three options under each course. View the full menu here. Agrodolce’s Father’s Day Brunch hours will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at http://mariahinesrestaurants.com or by calling 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th St., Seattle.

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    Golden Beetle’s Chef Hines designs a memorable Brunch
    Rooted in the culinary styles of the Eastern Mediterranean, Golden Beetle uses the best organic and seasonal ingredients from local farms and foragers. This Father’s Day enjoy the three-course brunch created by Chef Maria Hines in a unique setting.

    First Course options include:
    Blini with roasted peach, ricotta, and almond
    Yogurt with Fruit with rose water, mint, and walnut

    Second Course options include:
    Braised Beef Cheek Hash with potato, Mama Lil’s pepper, and béchamel
    Eggs Morney with Gruyere, smoked ham, and poached egg

    Dessert options include:
    Baklava Ice Cream with kataifi, walnut, and honey syrup
    Bread Pudding with cocoa nibs, pecan, and espresso caramel.

    The delicious three-course prix-fixe brunch is $25 per person; three options under each course. View the full menu here. Brunch hours extend from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Father’s Day. For more information, visit golden-beetle.com or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market St., Seattle.

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake


    Perfectly balanced Three-Course Brunch at Tilth
    Spend Father’s Day enjoying the award-wining cuisine of Tilth. You and your party are warmly welcomed and treated as family while you experience the restaurant’s delicious New American cuisine in the beautiful craftsman home. With a special three-course brunch, Tilth offers you and the family a delicious way to celebrate Father’s Day.

    First Course options include:
    Willie’s Baby Lettuces with cucumber, feta, and pine nut
    Buttermilk Scone with currant, brown butter, and Holmquist hazelnut

    Second Course options include:
    Soft Scrambled Eggs with Foraged & Found mushroom, chimichurri, and pickled shimegi
    Skagit River Ranch Pork Loin with Bluebird grains, einka berries, dandelion greens, and poached egg

    Final Course options include:
    French Toast with blueberry compote, chantilly, homquist hazelnut
    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake with chocolate cookie, cocoa cream, and sea salt

    Enjoy a Mimosa or Bloody Mary with Coffee for just $12!

    The three-course prix-fixe brunch is $30 per person; three options under each course. View the full menu here. Tilth’s Father’s Day brunch runs 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at Tilthrestuarant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 North 45th Street, Seattle.

    Sushi Kappo Tamura- Sustainable Platter


    Sushi Kappo Tamura Father’s Day Sushi To Go Platter
    Sushi Kappo Tamura has a commitment to using the best local and sustainable seafood paired with seasonal ingredients and their own rooftop grown herbs and vegetables. Chef Taichi Kitamura offers a fun and memorable alternative to the traditional Father’s Day BBQ. Indulge in handcrafted sushi and other Japanese specialties for brunch, dinner, or start off your in-home celebration with a Sushi To Go Platter.

    The four party platter options feature a mix of rolls and nigiri such as Sockeye Salmon nigiri, Tuna nigiri, Ebi Tempura roll, Seattle roll, Spicy Albacore roll and more. Available platters are:
    Sustainable Platter 8 rolls, 20 piece nigiri $100
    Sushi Platter 8 rolls, 20 piece nigiri $100
    Roll Platter 12 rolls $65
    Chisai Platter 5 rolls, 10 piece nigiri $65
    Custom platters are also available.

    Sushi To Go Platter must be ordered in advanced by calling 206.547.0937. Brunch and dinner reservations can be made at sushikappotamura.com. Sushi Kappo Tamura is located in Eastlake at 2968 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle.

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    Celebrate Dad with a stunning view at Ray’s Boathouse and Café
    Enjoy Father’s Day with one of the best views in Seattle at Ray’s Boathouse and Café. Located in Ballard, Ray’s overlooks the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains ensuring that you’ll get the most out of the beautiful June weather while celebrating dad.

    From thoughtfully selected wine and beer, salmon, halibut and crab, to house-smoked ribs and perfectly grilled steak, Ray’s Boathouse and Café offers a vast selection that will satisfy dad’s cravings. The Boathouse’s new patio gives you and the family the perfect chance to relax and enjoy a meal right over the water. For dinner in The Boathouse, treat your taste buds to Sablefish in Sake Kasu, Braised Kurobata Pork Shank, or Alaskan King Crab Legs. Or opt for lunch or dinner in the Café and enjoy Pineapple Salmon Salad, True Cod Fish & Chips, or St. Louis Style Pork Ribs.

    Ray’s Boathouse is open daily from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Café is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or visit rays.com/rays-boathouse-reservation. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or visit rays.com/rays-café-reservation. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.

    Local 360 brunch


    Locally sourced brunch specials at Local 360 Café & Bar
    Local 360 Café & Bar is known for their sustainable practices, local sourcing, and delicious meals and beverages that satisfy both locals and out-of-towners. This Father’s Day, they will be offering brunch specials to help you and your family celebrate dad!

    Indulge in Steak and Egg Hash with pickled peppers and caramelized onions or Dungeness Crab and Morel Strata with shaved asparagus, each for $16. Wash it down with a locally sourced Bloody Mary, steaming mug of Stumptown coffee or an organic juice and your day is set.

    Weekend brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made at local360.org or by calling 206.441.9460. Local 360 is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.

    Bell + Whete Whole Pig Roast 4


    Pig Roast and Beer Special at Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    Notorious for their Norman-inspired dishes and mixing of old-world and new, Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is the perfect place to take dads that love a vast and quality beer selection, alongside meat-driven dishes.

    This Father’s Day, Bell + Whete is offering a special combination of their Sunday Pig Roast with a complimentary 16oz German beer for just $24 per person! Throughout the day, Chef Stew Navarre will be slow roasting a whole Heritage Meats young pig in a Caja China metal roasting box on Bell + Whete’s patio. The tender pulled meat and crispy skin will be served with salt roasted potatoes, spring asparagus, citrus chili garlic drippings and housemade Bannock bread. Beer options include Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Hacker Pshcorr Dunkelweiss, Hofbrau Original, Hofbrau Oktoberfest, and Spaten Optimator.

    The Pig Roast is served either family style or in individual portions. Not to mention, Bell + Whete’s regular dinner menu is also available.

    Bell + Whete opens for dinner at 4 p.m. on Sundays, the pig roast begins at 5 p.m. Reservations can be made at bellandwhete.com or by calling 206.538.0180. Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.

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  • Spoil Mom with Mother’s Day Brunch, Lunch or Dinner! 04.30.15

    There are plenty of options to make every mom feel special this Mother’s Day as local restaurants prepare specialty menus for the May 10 holiday. From savory, hearty dishes to sweet treats and vegetarian-friendly meals, mom can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner at some of Seattle’s finest restaurants.



    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is known for its modern interpretation of old-world, Norman-inspired dishes, from traditional favorites to new and surprising options that will intrigue and satisfy mom.

    Special brunch items include Warm Asparagus + Dungeness Crab Salad with slow poached egg, hollandaise, grapefruit; Lemon Ricotta Crepes with blueberries and brown sugar walnut crumble; and a Mimosa Flight-three for $12 featuring sparkling wine with seasonal mixers.

    Dinner offers their regular menu plus Bell + Whete’s Sunday Pig Roast. $26 per person includes: whole young Heritage Meats roasted pig, salt roasted potatoes, spring asparagus, citrus chili garlic drippings and housemade Bannock bread, served on a wooden board for family style or individual servings.

    Weekend brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner begins at 4 p.m. and the pig roast is served from 5 p.m. until they run out. The full menu can be found here. Reservations can be made here or by calling 206.538.0180. Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.
     



    Local 360 Cafe & Bar
    Only the freshest, local ingredients can be found at Local 360 Cafe & Bar, ensuring a Mother’s Day brunch that’s sure to please locals and out-of-town guests alike.

    Mother’s Day brunch specials include Strawberry Rhubarb Waffles with Pok Pok apple curd, Baked Duck Eggs with asparagus, morels and Fincchiona salami; and a Rose flight for $12.

    Weekend brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The full brunch menu can be found here. For reservations click here or call 206.441.9360. Local 360 Cafe & Bar is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.



    Ray’s Boathouse & Café
    Celebrate mom with one of the best views in Seattle at Ray’s Boathouse & Café. Enjoy their Mother’s Day buffet brunch in the Café or choose to dine in the Boathouse for a special à la carte brunch menu. Both the Cafè and Boathouse will serve regular dinner menus. Fresh, local seafood and rich, flavorful dishes cover the extensive menus.

    Boathouse brunch menu includes: Ray’s Benedict with Dungeness crab meat, baby arugula, poached eggs, hollandaise and roasted red potatoes; Sirloin + Eggs with Apple wood grilled sirloin, over easy eggs, roasted potatoes and arugula salad; and Frittata with eggs, asparagus, bell pepper, zucchini, aged cheddar, arugula salad, roasted red potatoes. The Boathouse will also be serving assorted appetizers, fresh local seafood and chef specialties.

    Ray’s Café buffet menu features Brioche French ToastScrambled EggsFennel-Mushroom Hash with new potatoes and herbs, House Smoked Wild Alaskan Salmon with ginger-peach chutney, Fennel Dusted Ling Cod, Bay Shrimp Mac n’ Cheese, Penn Cove Manila Clams with white wine, garlic and butter, Sautéed Prawns, and assorted house made desserts and pastries.

    The Boathouse will be open for an à la carte brunch including a full children’s menu from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and will serve dinner from 3-9 p.m. The Café will serve its brunch buffet from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the last seating at 2 p.m.; $45 for adults and $20 for children five to 11 years of age (children under age five eat free). The Café will serve its regular dinner menu from 3-9 p.m.

    Reservations are strongly recommended for both locations. For Boathouse reservations call 206.789.3770 or click here. For Café reservations call 206.782.0094 or click here. Ray’s Boathouse & Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle. Mother’s Day menus can be found here. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.



    Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora has a beautiful three-course vegetarian and vegan brunch menu that is perfect for those looking for a healthy and hearty Mother’s Day meal; and kids will enjoy their own three-course menu.

    Start with Tropical Berry Salad and Bergamot Cardamom Beignets with bergamot meyer lemon curd, and lavender sugar (available vegan and gluten free); choose a main course including Spanish Tortilla with new potato and sweet onion omelet, nasturtium chimichurri, lime crème fraiche, carrot reduction and tom thumb lettuce salad (gluten free); and end with dessert including Rhubarb Pistachio Entremet with lemon almond sponge, rhubarb gelee, white chocolate hazelnut crunch, vanilla mousse and pistachio macaron.

    A special kids menu includes starter of Tropical Berry Salad with fresh berries, papaya, mango and passion fruit; Chocolate Strawberry Banana French Toast or Egg or Tofu Scramble with cheddar cheese, crispy potatoes and fresh fruit (both available vegan and gluten free, nut free); and Heart Shaped Strawberry Sundae with vanilla ice cream, chocolate heart, strawberries and hot fudge (vegan, gluten free and nut free).

    Sunday brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Main brunch menu is $35 and kids menu is $15. The full menu can be found here. Reservations are required for all parties and can be made by calling 206.325.9100. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.


    Volterra
    Volterra is offering a Tuscan-inspired Mother’s Day brunch menu with deliciously fragrant flavors from Italy imported by Chef Don Curtiss and combined with ingredients that make the Pacific Northwest so unique.

    Treat mom to a brunch including Chestnut Pancakes with buckwheat and chestnut flour pancakes, sautéed apples, chestnut flavored mascarpone and powdered sugar; Wild Mushroom Scramble with locally harvested wild mushrooms, eggs, Fontina, arugula and white truffle oil served with Volterra hash browns; and Milano! Milano! with savory herb bread pudding, eggs, asparagus tips and smoked Gouda cream. The full menu can be found here.

    Volterra is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mother’s Day. For reservations click here or call 206.789.5100. Volterra Ballard is located at 5411 Ballard Avenue NW. Kirkland location will also be offering Mother’s Day brunch.

    Golden Beetle Dips

    Golden Beetle
    Golden Beetle the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant from Chef Maria Hines features a special three-course brunch menu perfect for Mother’s Day. Local ingredients and bold flavors and spices from the Eastern Mediterranean are combined to create one-of-a-kind dishes.

    Three-course menu options include Arabic Egg with potato latka, asparagus and merguez; Spring Onion & Wild Mushroom Scramble with herbed feta, harissa aioli, and beef fat potato; and Warm Brioche Bread Pudding with crème anglaise, espresso caramel, and cocoa nibs.

    Brunch is $25 per person for the three-course menu. Extended brunch hours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children may order brunch items a la carte. For reservations, click here or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle.



    Sushi Kappo Tamura
    Partake in fresh, sustainable sushi, seafood, and other Japanese dishes for a special Mother’s Day lunch at Sushi Kappo Tamura. Chef Taichi knows how to pick his fish, so treat mom to some of the best seafood in the northwest with authentic Japanese preparation.

    Lunch items include Skagit River Ranch Wagyu beef konabe; Chef’s Choice Sashimi; Takiawase with satoimo, kabocha, prawn, hirouse and snow pea; Shiraae with asparagus, red crab and shimeji; Daikon lemonzukeChawanmushi with jidori eggs, Neah Bay black cod and Alaskan red crab; Fraser River Sockeye topped with Puget Sound Ikura.

    Mom’s will also get a special treat for dessert with the debut of house made Matcha ice cream parfait.

    Drinks specially designed for mom include Pear Mimosa; Hendrick’s Gin and Freshly Muddled Cucumber with a dash of St. Germain; and non-alcoholic choices such as Yuzu Honey Iced Black Tea and Strawberry Calpico Soda.

    Lunch is $50 for adults and $22 for children 12 and under. For reservations, click here or call 206.547.0937. Sushi Kappo Tamura is located in Eastlake at 2968 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle.



    Agrodolce
    James Beard Award-winning Chef Maria Hines has prepared a Sicilian Mother’s Day brunch for Agrodolce. Featuring several options under each of the three courses, this menu has something for every palate.

    First choice options include Citrus Fruit Plate with grapefruit brulee, greek yogurt, cocoa nib granola; Spicy Greens Salad with toasted almond, creamy pecorino and oregano vinaigrette; Savory Scone provolone picante, spicy salami, oregano. Second choice options include Spring Hash featuring lamb sausage, spring vegetables, sunny side up egg; Asparagus Omelet with morels, mama lil’s coulis, crème fraiche; Cured Salmon Benedict featuring root vegetable cake, arugula hollandaise, salmon roe. Finish brunch with a choice of Mini Waffle topped with rhubarb compote, orange syrup, chantilly; Focaccia French Toast Bites with espresso syrup, seasonal fruit coulis or Limoncello Sorbetto with candied fennel, toasted hazelnut.

    The three-course prix-fixe brunch is $25 per person. Extended brunch hours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children may order menu items a la carte. For reservations, click here or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle.



    Tilth
    Chef Maria Hines has created a special three-course prix fixe for Mother’s Day at Tilth. Enjoy brunch in the intimate craftsman house or on their garden patio. Organic and locally sourced ingredients along with friendly staff that treat guests like family creates a welcoming Mother’s Day setting.

    The menu includes Coffee Roasted Celery Root Salad with baby lettuces, Holmquist hazelnuts and maple vinaigrette; brunch favorite Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Chicken Gravy with Washington chicken, fried egg and preserved lemon; and House Made Sourdough Waffle with maple butter, apple compote and candied pecan. The full menu can be found here.

    Extended brunch hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is $30 per person for the three-course prix-fixe. Children may order menu items a la carte. Reservations can be made here or by calling 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.

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  • Celebrate Easter with Special Brunch + Dinner Menus! 03.20.15

    There are plenty of options for friends and family to enjoy Easter Sunday together as local restaurants prepare specialty menus for the April 5 holiday. From savory, hearty dishes to sweet treats and vegetarian-friendly meals, guests can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner together at many of Seattle’s finest restaurants. Read on and make your reservations today!



    Agrodolce
    James Beard Award-winning Chef Maria Hines has prepared a Sicilian Easter brunch menu for Agrodolce that has something for every palate. The three-course prix-fixe menu showcases light spring ingredients alongside robust, hearty fare and sweet, decadent choices.

    Start with such items as Spicy Greens Salad with castelvetrano olives, toasted almonds, creamy pecorino and oregano vinaigrette. Then move onto Spring Hash with lamb sausage, spring onion and a sunny side up egg, or Asparagus Omelette with wild mushrooms and mama lil’s coulis. Finish your meal with Chocolate Cannoli made with sheep’s milk ricotta, candied orange and powdered sugar. The full menu can be found here.

    Three-course prix-fixe brunch is $25 per person. Extended brunch hours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children may order brunch items a la carte. For reservations, click here or call 206.547.9707. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle.



    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    Bell + Whete’s modern take on Norman-inspired dishes are the perfect complement to your Easter Sunday brunch or dinner. From traditional favorites to new and surprising options, Bell + Whete captures Old-World cuisine perfectly.

    Menu items include Beet and Warm Kale Salad with pomegranate, yogurt and grains, Fig and Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe, or for dinner, Rotisserie Chicken with fingerling potatoes and melting onions. Full menus can be found here.

    Weekend brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. to late. For reservations, click here or call 206.538.0180. Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.



    Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora has an extensive vegetarian and vegan brunch menu that is perfect for those looking for a healthy and hearty Easter meal. Whether you are craving a protein-packed dish to get you going for the day or looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, Cafe Flora is sure to please.

    Options include; Spiced Apple Waffle, cornmeal waffle, spiced apple compote, ginger infused mascarpone and pecan oat crumble, Strawberry Rhubarb French Toast made with brioche dipped in a rich egg batter, rhubarb compote, strawberry syrup, vanilla creme anglaise, and Rancho Colorado Scramble made with eggs or seasoned tofu, slow cooked rancho bean with tomatillos, fresh chilies, sweet corn, queso fresco and blue corn tortilla chips. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Sunday brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations for six or more can be made by calling 206.325.9100. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.



    Golden Beetle
    Golden Beetle’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant from Chef Maria Hines features a special three-course brunch menu perfect for Easter Sunday. Local ingredients and bold flavors and spices from the Eastern Mediterranean are combined to create one-of-a-kind dishes.

    Options include; Arabic Egg with asparagus, potato latka and cumin, Braised Pork Shank Hash with mama lils, hollandaise and poached eggs, and Chocolate Torte with car acara marmalade, crème anglaise and Chantilly. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Brunch is $25 per person for the three-course menu. Extended brunch hours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children may order brunch items a la carte. For reservations, click here or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle.



    Local 360 Cafe & Bar
    Only the freshest, local ingredients can be found at Local 360, ensuring an Easter brunch that’s sure to please local and out-of-town guests alike.

    Brunch items include; Goat’s Milk Yogurt with fruit, honey and granola, Rabbit Sausage Biscuit Sandwich with egg, cheddar, bourbon gastrique and grits, and Palouse Chickpea Cake with refrigerator pickles and goat’s yogurt. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Weekend brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For reservations click here or call 206.441.9360. Local 360 Cafe & Bar is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.



    Miller’s Guild
    Miller’s Guild features wood-fired New American cuisine from James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson, including 75-day dry-aged beef. Featuring a new brunch menu, with items not seen elsewhere, Miller’s Guild will make Easter brunch memorable for parties large and small.

    Most items are cooked in the roaring inferno grill while others are crafted by hand, including Rib Cap Steak & Eggs as You Like ‘Em with mustard greens, crispy potatoes and toast; Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Biscuits with cheddar cheese gravy and a fried egg; Bacon White Chocolate Bread Pudding with spiced candied bacon and banana caramel, and Housemade Maple Glazed Donut with praline walnuts and vanilla pastry cream. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Sunday brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For reservations, click here or call 206.443.3663. Miller’s Guild is located downtown at 620 Stewart Street, Seattle.



    Ray’s Boathouse & Café
    Don’t miss out on the Ray’s Boathouse & Café brunch, lunch and dinner buffets, only available on select holidays! Indulge in fresh, local seafood and delicious brunch favorites from the Boathouse brunch menu or Café buffet while taking in one of Seattle’s best views. Special children’s menus are available in the Boathouse, and in the Café children five to 11 years of age are $20 and children under 5 years of age dine free.

    Boathouse
    Boathouse brunch items include Ray’s Benedict with Dungeness crab meat, baby arugula, poached eggs, hollandaise and roasted red potatoes, French Toast with cinnamon-vanilla custard, Challah bread, Vermont maple syrup and Uli’s breakfast sausage, and Fried Oysters and Hollandaise with wakame salad and tobiko.

    Café
    The Café buffet menus feature large selections for brunch, lunch and dinner including Eggs Benedict, Fennel Dusted Ling Cod, Bay Shrimp Mac n’ Cheese, Herb Roasted Loin of Berkshire Pork, Roasted Beets with goat’s milk cheese, hazelnuts and arugula, Snow Crab Legs, Spring Lamb and an assortment of Housemade Desserts and Pastries. Full menus for both can be found here.

    Brunch and dinner will be available in the Boathouse, while buffets for brunch, lunch and dinner will be available in the Café. The Café will open at 9 a.m. and the Boathouse will open at 9:30 a.m. Last seating will be at 7 p.m. for both venues. No happy hour will be served on Easter Sunday. For Boathouse reservations call 206.789.3770 or click here. For Café reservations call 206.782.0094 or click here. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.



    Sushi Kappo Tamura
    Replace your traditional Easter brunch and partake in fresh, sustainable sushi, seafood, and other Japanese dishes. Local, seasonal ingredients from the Pacific Northwest are used to create delicious Japanese cuisine and Easter is no exception.

    Enjoy Chef Taichi Kitamura’s Brunch Gozen with three options including Hiru Gozen with maitake mushrooms, braised Snake River Ranch wagyu beef skirt steak konabe and Chef’s sashimi. Guests can also dine on Nigiri Gozen with seven pieces of nigiri sushi and gozen sides. Bara Chirashi includes sushi rice layered with nori, tamago, ginger and topped with a mix of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, albacore and masago. Nabeyaki Udon is offered with wild gulf prawn tempura, duck breast, local Manila clams, kamaboko, yuchoy, green onions, house made millet mochi, poached organic egg, and udon noodles in housemade umami dashi with a side of and inari sushi.

    Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations click here or call 206.547.0937. Sushi Kappo Tamura is located in Eastlake at 2968 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle.



    Tilth
    Tilth is a favorite brunch spot for locals and out-of-towners alike and Chef Maria Hines has created a special three-course prix fixe for Easter. Enjoy brunch in the intimate craftsman house or on their garden patio. Organic and locally sourced ingredients along with friendly staff that treat their customers like family creates a welcoming Easter Sunday setting.

    The menu includes Coffee Roasted Celery Root Salad with baby lettuces, holmquist hazelnuts and maple vinaigrette, Cheddar Biscuits and Smoked Chicken Gravy with Washington chicken, fried egg and preserved lemon, and Housemade Sourdough Waffle with maple butter, apple compote and candied pecan. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Extended brunch hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is $30 per person for the three-course menu. Children can order menu items a la carte. For reservations click here or call 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 141 N 45th Street, Seattle.



    Volterra
    Volterra is offering an extensive Tuscan-inspired Easter brunch menu at its Ballard and Kirkland locations with an addition of a special dinner menu at its Ballard location. The deliciously fragrant flavors of Italy are imported by Chef Don Curtiss and combined with ingredients that make the Pacific Northwest so unique, making Volterra an excellent choice for any occasion.

    Brunch items include; Chestnut Pancakes with buckwheat and chestnut flour pancakes, sautéed apples, chestnut flavored mascarpone and powdered sugar, Duck and Yukon Gold Potato Hash with duck leg confit, rosemary crispy potatoes, roasted red peppers, sautéed spinach and fried eggs, and Milano! Milano! with savory herb bread pudding, eggs, asparagus tips and smoked Gouda cream. The dinner special features Hunter’s Style Rabbit with naturally raised American rabbit braised with Chianti wine, bell peppers, plum tomatoes, oregano, creamy polenta and seasonal market vegetables. The full brunch menu can be found here.

    Volterra is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Easter Sunday. For reservations click here or call 206.789.5100. Volterra Ballard is located at 5411 Ballard Avenue NW.

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  • Celebrate Your Valentine with Weekend-Long Special Menus, Cocktails and Events 02.06.15



    There is no shortage of decadent choices this Valentine’s Day. Options range from four-course menus, sommelier wine pairings, Theo Chocolate desserts, complimentary cookies, a couple’s cooking class, and more! With so many options, don’t limit your swooning to just Valentine’s Day, instead, impress and spoil your loved one (and yourself) all weekend long.



    Ray’s Boathouse and Café
    One of the most romantic dining locations in Seattle is preparing two special menus this Valentine’s Day. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are picturesque destinations for Valentine’s dinners and their menus offer the freshest seafood selections. Ray’s Boathouse is offering an a la carte Valentine’s menu February 12-15 featuring:

    Starters:
    Lobster Salad, $15
    Ahi and Foi Gras, $14
    Tempura Fried Oysters, $11

    Main Course:
    Filet Mignon and Dungeness Crab Cake, $49
    Wild Alaskan King, $45
    Barley Risotto, $28

    Dessert:
    Dark Chocolate Champagne Cake, $8
    Passion Fruit Cake, $8

    Don’t have a date? Head to Ray’s Café with family, friends, and other singles where they’ll be serving special menu items and festive cocktails. Enjoy the classic Grilled King Salmon and Prawns for $38 or the mouth-watering Grilled Filet of Beef with Smoked Salmon Skewer and Dungeness Crab Cake for $46. Sip on seductive cocktails such as Between the Sheets crafted with Courvoisier, orange liqueur, Bacardi rum and lemon juice, or Big Love with Big Gin, fresh lemon and cranberry juices, and rosemary. Regular menu available.

    Reserve now for views of Shilshole Bay. For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or click. For Café reservations, call 206.782.0094 or click. Ray’s Boathouse and Café are located just outside Ballard at 6049 Seaview Avenue Northwest, Seattle.



    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge
    Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is known for its modern take on Old-World, Norman-inspired dishes. This Valentine’s Day celebrate with a decadent four-course menu.

    Starters:
    Hawaiian Big Eye Tuna
    Lacto Preserved Vegetable Salad

    Second Course:
    Kuri Squash Vichyssoise with Oregon Black Truffles

    Main Course:
    Wagyu Beef Zabuton with charred onion, potato pave and lemon thyme jus

    Dessert:
    Chocolate Mousse with brown butter, nougat and banana

    The special four-course menu is available February 13-14 and is $55 per person. For reservations call 206.538.0180, or visit BellandWhete.com. Bell + Whete European Kitchen + Lounge is located in Belltown at 200 Bell Street, Seattle.



    Local 360 Cafe & Bar
    Local 360 Cafe & Bar is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend with a three-course menu comprised of farm fresh, local ingredients.

    Starters:
    South Sound Oyster and Sunchoke Chowder
    Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad (gluten free, vegan)
    Chicken Mousseline

    Main Course:
    Oregon Rabbit Confit (gluten free)
    RR Ranch Beef Short Ribs (gluten free)
    Butternut Squash and Salsify Terrine (gluten free, vegan)

    Dessert:
    Baked Apple Napoleon (vegan)
    Hazelnut Torte (gluten free, vegan)
    Chocolate Soufflé Brownie (vegan)

    Local 360 Cafe & Bar is offering its special Valentine’s Day menu February 13-15, 4 p.m. to close. The three-course menu is $40 per person. Regular menu available. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 206.441.9360 or visiting Local360.org; mention tasting menu in reservation. Local 360 Cafe & Bar is located in Belltown at 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle.



    Shanik
    This Valentine’s Day treat your special someone to fine Indian food from Shanik restaurant in South Lake Union. Meeru Dhawala is cooking some of her favorite dishes from the world-renown Vij’s restaurant in Vancouver, Canada. Her four-course menu is full of savory spices and authentic flavor, with many vegetarian and meat options to choose from as well as optional wine pairings to enhance the Indian flavors and spices.

    First Course:
    Amuse Bouche featuring Beet Bites with creamy chutney and fennel-candied walnuts
    Wine Pairing: Rive Della Chiesa, Prosecco Brut NV

    Second Course:
    Jackfruit in Black Cardamom and Cumin Curry
    Samosas with Lamb and Beef
    Marinated and Grilled Kale
    Wine Pairing: Domain Les Cantates Jacquere 2013 or Quivira Dry Creek Zinfandel 2011

    Main Course:
    Beef Short Ribs
    Grilled Lamb Popsicles
    Grilled Winter Squash and Eggplant
    Saag Paneer with Punjabi Daal
    Wine Pairing: La Caña Albarina 2013 or Balboa Estate Syrah 2011

    Dessert:
    Gulab Jamun
    Indian Custard

    Meeru’s four-course menu is $50 and optional wine flight is $30 (three glass pairing). Call 206.486.6884 or click here to make reservations. Shanik is located in South Lake Union at 500 Terry Avenue North, Seattle.



    Agrodolce
    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Italian-coastal cuisine and enjoy a four-course meal from James Beard award-winning Chef Maria Hines at her Sicilian trattoria, Agrodolce, in Fremont.

    Starters:
    Oysters on the Half Shell
    Pork Rillette
    Burrata Pugliese

    Second Course:
    Semolina Mafalde
    Red Wheat Spaghetti
    Ricotta Cavatelli

    Third Course:
    Poached Spot Prawn
    Grilled Top Sirloin
    Seared King Oyster Mushroom

    Dessert:
    Theo Chocolate Budino
    Pear and Marino Olive Oil Gelato
    Cheese Plate with vanilla poached figs, marcona almonds and crostini

    The Valentine’s Day four-course menu is $65 per person with an optional $45 wine pairing. For reservations call 206.547.9707 or visit Agrodolcerestaurant.net. Agrodolce is located in Fremont at 709 N. 35th Street, Seattle.



    Golden Beetle
    Maria Hines’ Golden Beetle recently received a refreshed look just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The new, Mediterranean-inspired details create the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner for two.

    First Course:
    Celeriac Soup
    Spiced Roasted Cauliflower
    Optional Wine Pairing: Lampo Borgoluce Brut Prosecco, Italy 2013

    Second Course:
    Rabbit Samosas
    Kataffi Wrapped Prawns
    Crispy Halloumi

    Third Course:
    Beef Cheek Tagine
    Fennel Crusted St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna
    Chickpea and Lemon Stew

    Dessert:
    Kabocha Squash Panna Cotta
    Chocolate Truffle Torte

    Golden Beetle’s four-course menu is $55 per person with an optional wine pairing for $25 per person. Many of Golden Beetle’s dishes contain nuts, gluten and dairy; when making reservations please inform them of any serious allergies. For reservations call 206.706.2977 or visit golden-beetle.com. Golden Beetle is located in Ballard at 1744 NW Market Street, Seattle.



    Tilth
    Cozy up in Wallingford’s favorite neighborhood restaurant, Tilth, this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a beautiful prixe fixe menu at the restaurant that earned Maria Hines her James Beard Award.

    Starters:
    Pacific Oysters
    Sunchoke Soup
    Rabbit Rillette

    Second Course:
    Taylor Shellfish Clams
    Coffee Roasted Celery Root Salad
    Grilled Broken Arrow Ranch Quail

    Main Course:
    Smoked Heirloom Bean Cassoulet (vegetarian)
    Seared Alaskan Black Cod
    Juniper Ash Crusted Venison

    Desert:
    Olive Oil Cake and Beet Textures
    Sticky Toffee Pudding
    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake

    The prix fixe menu is $80 per person with an optional wine pairing of $50 or an optional sommelier pairing of $70. Reservations can be made by calling Tilth at 206.633.0801 or online at tilthrestaurant.com. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th Street, Seattle.



    Volterra
    Volterra’s special Valentine’s Day offerings speak to both romantic couples and singles, from a special four-course menu to Love Me and Love Me Not beverages. The Tuscan-inspired cuisine features the best local and imported ingredients from Italy, house-made pasta and charcuterie, and many gluten-free options for all to enjoy. The restaurant’s owners, Chef Don Curtiss and Michelle Quisenberry, were married in Volterra, Italy, just prior to opening Volterra restaurant, so they know how to pour on meaningful romance this Valentine’s Day.

    First Course:
    Amuse
    Bra Tenero Cheese
    Apricot Chutney

    Second Course:
    Beef Carpaccio
    Wild Mushroom Tart
    Seared Ahi Tuna

    Third Course:
    Wild Boar Ragu
    Roasted Beet and Potato Gnocchi

    Main Course:
    Dungeness Crab Cakes
    Beef Tenderloin
    Wild Boar Tenderloin
    Eggplant Lasagna

    Dessert:
    Ruby Slippers

    Volterra is making Valentine’s fun for both couples and singles alike with their creative cocktails for the evening. Sip on the sweet Love Me cocktail crafted with fresh clementine, Glass Gridiron vodka, pomegranate, lemon, Prosecco, mint and garnished with an Italian Baci “kiss,” or throw back the Love Me Not: one shot of whiskey served with a skull and cross bones trinket ring! The Love Me and Love Me Not are $14 each.

    The prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu will be offered February 14, $70 per person. Cocktail specials available all weekend. To make reservations call 206.789.5100 or click here. View the Valentine’s Day menu online. Volterra Ballard is located at 5411 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle.



    Cafe Flora
    Cafe Flora keeps your romantic date night healthy yet hearty and filling, with a four-course menu of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

    First Course:
    Breaded Fried Artichoke with lemon-herbed marrow bean pate, romesco sauce, micro greens (gluten free, vegan)

    Second Course:
    Pommelo and Cara Cara Orange Salad with seared fennel, watercress, pomegranate, fresh beets, spiced orange blossom vinaigrette (gluten free, vegan)

    Main Course:
    Wild Mushroom Ravioli with truffle scented cauliflower, toasted pine nuts, roasted leek sauce, asparagus (gluten free, vegan options available)

    Dessert:
    Valentine’s Pavlova with mango curd, passion fruit, whipped cream, raspberry coulis, fresh tropical fruit compote, vanilla bean meringue (gluten free)
    Theo Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake (gluten free and vegan options available)

    Cafe Flora’s deliciously colorful Valentine’s Day menu is available February 14, 5-10 p.m. The four-course menu is $65 per person. Reservations are required for parties of all sizes. Call 206.325.9100 or visit cafeflora.com to make reservations. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 E. Madison St., Seattle.



    Fonté Café
    Fonté Café is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend, February 14-15. Start your morning with a cup of freshly roasted Fonté coffee and brunch. Indulge in the Chocolate Mousse Parfait with fresh raspberries or the Housemade White Chocolate Strawberry Trifle. Both desserts are $7 and only offered Valentine’s Day weekend.

    In addition to these delicious goodies, Fonté is sharing the love with customers – everyone that comes in and orders two coffee beverages will receive a complimentary heart-shaped cookie (while they last). Call 206.777.6193 or click to make reservations. Fonté Café is located at 1321 1st Ave, Seattle.



    Blue Ribbon Cooking
    Blue Ribbon Cooking is offering a romantic, couple’s cooking class with wine! Spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one while brushing up on your cooking skills and preparing an extravagant five-course meal.

    Appetizers:
    Fresh Puget Sound Oysters
    Cambazola Tarts with caramelized Walla Walla onions and spiced apple chutney

    First Course:
    Cognac Poached Fig Salad with marinated goat cheese and hazelnut lace

    Second Course:
    Dungeness Crab Ravioli

    Mid-Course Palate Cleanser:
    Lavender Sorbet with Rose Champagne

    Main Course:
    Flaming Filet Mignon with truffles Yukon gold potato puree and Brussel sprouts

    Dessert:
    Vanilla Bean Poached Pears with Cabernet chocolate sauce and caramel ice cream

    Drink:
    Blue Ribbon Rudesheimer Koffees brandied coffee with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

    Blue Ribbon’s Valentine’s Day class 6:30 p.m., February 14. Click here to register. Class is $155 per person; must register for 2 guests. Call 206.328.2442 or visit blueribboncooking.com for more information. Blue Ribbon is located at 2501 Fairview Avenue E., Seattle.

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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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  • It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere: Best Happy Hours in Seattle! 07.30.14

    Finally, the Seattle sun is out and there is no better time to catch up with friends or unwind after a long day of work than by enjoying a warm Seattle evening. Seattle is a haven for great happy hours and delectable bites, but which direction should you head next time you’re looking for those worthwhile deals? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite summertime spots to enjoy delicious eats and a refreshing sip… or two!

    Cafe Flora

    Cafe Flora, voted “Best Vegetarian Restaurant of 2014” by Seattle Magazine and “Best Vegetarian Restaurant in the US” by Travel + Leisure, offers beverage specials Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Enjoy a local draft beer for only $3, or selected Washington wine or rotating craft cocktail specials for $6. Pair your drink with small plates or entrees off the dinner menu. Favorite late summer dishes include heirloom tomato panzanella salad, grilled focaccia, heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, spinach, grilled sweet corn, cucumbers, red onion, fresh mozzarella, dill vinaigrette; plum pistachio pizza, pistachio pesto, plums, ricotta cheese, fresh arugula; pate platter, with lentil-pecan pate, red onion confit, olives, pickles, croccantini, fresh fruit; and zucchini fritters, with parmesan cheese and chives.

    Fonté Café

    Just getting off work downtown? Head over to Fonté Café on First Avenue any day from 3-6 p.m. to enjoy their latest happy hour menu! For just $7 or less, feast on a menu of European café fare, including Arancini with parmesan and arrabiata; housemade Meatballs with beef, pork, pine nuts, tomato sauce, house brioche; and Pappardelle Bolognese, made from housemade pasta, beef, pork and veal. In addition to European bites and signature coffee roasting, Fonté Café also offers hand-selected and carefully crafted drinks at the wine bar. Satisfy those sweet java cravings with the signature Espresso Martini with vodka, orange curacao, crème de cocoa, cream, sugar and Fonte’s own fresh espresso beans, roasted right in Georgetown. A thoughtfully curated list of summer wines featuring red, white, rose and bubbles as well as draft beers, and well drinks, are only $5 during happy hour.

    Maria Hines Restaurants
    It pays to be green, especially when it comes to organic foods at happy hour! If you’re looking for nourishing, organic, and sustainable meal options, visit one of Maria Hines’ restaurants, all organically certified by Oregon Tilth, an unaffiliated organization that promotes sustainability. Happy hour meals and drink items at Maria Hines Restaurants are all priced at an agreeable $8 or less.

    Agrodolce

    Located right in the heart of Seattle’s lively Fremont neighborhood, Agrodolce offers up some of Seattle’s finest Southern Italian and Sicilian cuisine. Stop by for happy hour daily, from 4-6 p.m. and indulge in the grass fed Mini Lamb Burger, with Dijon mustard, mostarda, and polenta fries; Crispy Sunchokes, with tuna tonnato and bacon salt; and the light and refreshing Arugula and Watercress, served with grana padano, Meyer lemon, and almond. Viva Italia, all while enjoying a certified organic meal in the bar or on the patio just off Fremont Ave.

    Golden Beetle

    Golden Beetle in Ballard serves delicious Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, and the happy hour menu is nothing short of divine. Served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily and all night in the bar and on the patio Sunday-Thursday, you’ll make Golden Beetle part of your weekly (or daily) regimen! The cocktail specials are out of this world. Sip on a Beetle Bug, not an actual bug, but a sweet, fruity concoction fashioned with vodka, fruit puree, lemon, and soda water; or on the contrary, taste the zesty flavors of the Charmoula Cocktail, made with cava, lemon, and charmoula syrup. Pair your beverage with savory food, such as the popular Fire & Honey Chicken Wings, the award-winning Spiced French Fries (fried in beef fat) or the Mini Vegetable Pizza with sunchoke puree and mama lil’s peppers. Towards the end of your meal, mix it up and grab dessert because you deserve it! Swoon over the Spiced Donuts, with honey syrup, cardamom, and cinnamon, for only $4.

    Tilth

    Enjoy organic new American cuisine from Tilth’s brand new summer happy hour menu, served daily from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Never offered before, this new happy hour menu brings flavorful and appetizing French Breakfast Radishes, with tarragon butter and San Juan sea salt; or the famed Mini Duck Burger, with housemade ketchup, fingerling potato, and mustard. Indulge in organic and sustainable Steak Tartare with grilled romaine, and French breakfast radish. You can even take your happy hour outside and enjoy a refreshing summer cocktail out on the garden patio. Sip on the refreshing Pimm’s Cup, Lillet Sparkler, or Lavender Daiquiri, just to name a few. Happy hour menu changes monthly.

    Shanik

    Head over to Seattle Mag’s “Best Indian Restaurant of 2014,” Shanik, in South Lake Union, for a happy hour comprised of modern Indian bites. Shanik’s recently installed patio provides the perfect opportunity to relax outdoors and indulge in unique and flavor-filled menu items for only $5 each. Offered Monday through Friday from 4-5:30 p.m., snack on the delicious menu of Spiced Mogo Fries, with creamy fenugreek and garlic dip; Papri-Chaat, with sprouted lentils and chutney; and Spice Encrusted Lamb Popsicle (pura) with chutneys! Perfect for the warm weather we’ve been having– cool down with a draft beer, featured wine or cocktail, also for only $5. Enjoy Shanik’s appetizing happy hour out on the new patio, or inside at the bar.

    Nothing says happy hour like a Seattle summer. After a long day of work, take a moment to relax at any one of our favorites places across Seattle: Cafe Flora, Fonté Café, Agrodolce, Golden Beetle, Tilth, or Shanik! Each restaurant provides their own unique happy hour experience coupled with flavorful bites, sips, and unbeatable prices.

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  • New Happy Hour at Tilth 06.20.14

    TIlth Duck Burgers


    Did someone say Duck Burgers? Tilth’s renowned duck burgers are just one of the items on the new happy hour menu, which starts tomorrow (June 21).

    That’s right, Maria Hines’ first award-winning restaurant, Tilth, the one that earned her a James Beard Award and a place on the New York Times‘ Best New Restaurant list, will start offering happy hour everyday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Other classics on the menu include Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake, and Skagit River Ranch Steak Tartare. The menu will change slightly every month with local, seasonal ingredients (just as the dinner menu), so hurry in for the Watermelon Carpaccio before it’s off the menu!

    It’s not just about the food at happy hour, drinks will change monthly as well. Current features include a selection of wine, Lavender Daiquiri, Pimm’s Cup, Gin Cocktail and more!

    The happy hour menu is available on the patio, at the counter or in the sunroom at Tilth.

    View the full menu online.

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  • See What’s Hatching for Easter Sunday 04.17.14

    Spring has sprung and Easter is on its way, which means that it is time to enjoy the company of your friends and family over locally renowned food and drinks. Whatever your Easter plans may be, food lovers have a variety of choices to indulge in beyond colored eggs and chocolate bunnies. Treat yourself to three-course brunch menus at Agrodolce, Golden Beetle, and Tilth or really get into the spirit of Easter and try your first Rabbit Benedict at Fonte Cafe!

    Where will you and your family and friends enjoy a festive brunch this Easter Sunday? See our recommendations below and reserve now before seats are filled!

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    Fonte Cafe Invites Rodger Rabbit to Brunch
    Spend quality time with family and friends at a European bistro-style café in the bustling downtown Seattle corridor. This Easter, Fonte Café (omelette pictured above) is offering their special Easter brunch that will wake you up and put you in the Easter spirit. Enjoy any of their special rabbit themed brunch items, including Rabbit Stew with onions, lemon, capers, white wine, and herbs; Rodger Rabbit Benedict with house made English muffin, confit rabbit, poached eggs, and hollandaise; and Rabbit Frittata with two eggs, leeks, shallots, rabbit, cherry tomatoes, and chevre cheese.

    Fonte Cafe is located across from the Seattle Art Museum and steps away from Pike Place Market at 1321 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101. Call (206) 777.6193 or book your reservation online.

    Sustainable Southern Italian at Agrodolce
    Agrodolce’s exclusive Easter brunch menu provides effortless Southern Italian and Sicilian dining. Taste elements of organically fresh and locally grown ingredients made by James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines. Enjoy brunch with signature Bottomless Mimosas alongside your three-course brunch including a Homemade Blueberry Apricot Scone with whipped honey orange butter; St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna Benedict with arzak egg, caper aioli, and sundried tomatoes; and Cassata Coffee Cake with ricotta, pan de spagna, and candied fruit.

    Three-course brunch is $25 per person. Agrodolce is located in the Fremont Neighborhood at 709 N 35th St Seattle, WA 98103. Call (206) 547.9707 or book your reservation online .

    Dive into the Eastern Mediterranean at Golden Beetle
    This Easter Golden Beetle is offering a savory three-course Easter brunch with a splash of Mediterranean flair. Certified organic by Oregon Tilth, enjoy a delicious brunch while nurturing yourself in the process! Choices for the three-course brunch include Yogurt with Fruit, orange blossom water, mint, and walnut; Smoked Ham & Grilled Asparagus Omelet with gruyere cheese, parsley, beef fat fried potato; and Bakalava with phyllo, cinnamon crème, and rose water. View the full menu online.

    Three-course brunch is $25 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Golden Beetle is located in the Ballard neighborhood at 1744 NW Market St. Seattle, WA 98107. Call (206) 706.2977 or book your reservation online.

     

    Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake


    Feel at Home this Easter at Tilth

    If you are looking to spend Easter in the comfort of home, enjoy Tilth restaurant, set within an old craftsman house in Wallingford. Tilth is offering a special three-course brunch including Asparagus Salad with chive blossom, soft cooked egg, and smoked salmon; Soft Scrambled Eggs with English pea and maitake, truffle oil; and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake (pictured above) with chocolate cookie, cocoa cream, and sea salt. Cozy up in the dining room and enjoy the intimate space with your loved ones this Sunday.View the full menu online.

    Three-course menu is $30 per person, excluding tax and gratuity; additional $10 for cava or mimosa with coffee. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 N 45th St Seattle, WA 98103. Call (206) 633.0801 or book your reservation online.

     

     

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