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  • Vote Now: Evening Magazine Best of Western WA! 09.12.12



    It’s time once again for Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington! With lots of thrills, spills and overall news over the past year we expect this Best of Western Washington to give us some new and exciting winners along with the old standbys that locals can’t get enough of.

    We work with people and businesses that we believe are the best of the bunch; the cream of the crop, which is why we can honestly and without hesitation recommend a few amazing, tasty and memorable businesses for you to vote for. Sitting on the edge of your seat? Okay, here’s our list – we also threw in a few of our favorites as extras:

    Cafe Flora “Best Vegetarian” – Currently leading the voting, this restaurant has been bringing vegetarian cuisine to Seattle for 20 years. They must be doing something right! Vote here.

    Golden Beetle “Best Mediterranean” – When a James Beard Award Winning Chef decides to open a second restaurant and take on a cuisine that is usually reserved for falafel and gyros at corner stores, we know diners have hit gold. Toss in the organic ingredients and you’ve really got something worth voting for! Vote here.

    Tilth “Best Fine Dining” and “Best New American” – When that same James Beard Chef boasts six years of her award-winning restaurant in the culinary oasis of Wallingford, we think that’s worth two votes! Vote here and here.

    LloydMartin “Best New Restaurant” – Turning one this October, LloydMartin won Seattle Weekly’s “Best New Restaurant” category this year and are in hot pursuit of Best New Restaurant elsewhere. Go in. Try it. Then cast your vote here.

    8oz. Burger Bar “Best Burger” – A burger made from people that specialize in burgers – we like those odds! We’re all in on 8oz. Burger Bar, whether it is beef, wild boar, kobe beef, lamb, fish, free range turkey or the housemade veggie patty. Vote here.

    Coastal Kitchen “Best Breakfast” – Serving the most important meal of the day shouldn’t be left to just anyone. We suggest heading for the experts at Coastal Kitchen where they have been poaching eggs, grilling waffles, flipping pancakes and putting out more early morning culinary delights for years! Vote here.

    Pure Barre “Best Gym” – Need to add some fun to your workouts and really tighten those hard to reach areas? Barre workouts are growing in popularity, but we suggest sticking with the original in Seattle – Pure Barre! They will make sure to lift, tone and burn your body in the most satisfying way possible. Vote here.

    Sami Sweeney “Best Fitness Instructor” – We adore Sami for her ability to make your body burn and for doing it with a smile! Sami’s training in barre workouts makes her classes some of the most highly coveted at all of the three Pure Barre locations. Her intensity, knowledge, and personal touch are what keep us going back for more! Vote here.

    A few more of our favorites:

    What childhood is complete without a visit to the zoo? Vote for Woodland Park Zoo as “Best Fun Place for Kids.” Vote here.

    When we want the men in our lives to look especially dapper, we opt for Mario’s – “Best Men’s Clothing.” Vote here.

    Having known her since she was behind the scenes at KOMO’s Northwest Afternoon, we know that Jenni Hogan is the real deal. Vote for this inspiring Aussie for “Best Local Personality on Twitter.” Vote here.

    The music scene in Seattle never has a dull moment, but we always look to The Dusty 45’s as our go-to band. Vote “Best Local Band.” Vote here.

    You have until October 12 to vote, but why not click and vote now?!!!

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  • Cider Week Sept. 8-16 09.07.12



    Washington Cider Week kicks off tomorrow Saturday, September 8 and runs through Sunday, September 16. The Cider Summit is this weekend in South Lake Union and will be filled with ciders from all over the state. If you are not attending we have some great cider events happening around town this week for you to enjoy! Try them all to get a well rounded cider experience.

    A full lineup of events is online at the Cider Week website and check out this article by Seattle Met to learn more.

    Cafe Flora
    Tieton Cider Works Tasting Tuesday, September 11, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Sharon Campbell from Tieton Cider Works will lead a cider tasting and feature three ciders including: Blossoming, Dry Hopped and Apricot. No reservations required, free to taste. Food specials that evening include:

    Nectarine Pizza with Tieton Farm Feta on Gluten Free Crust $16
    Available on regular crust for $15

    Grilled Tieton Farm Halloumi and Peach Sandwich $12
    Grilled Tieton Farm Halloumi cheese and Martin Family peaches served open faced on Columbia City foccacia with almond-arugula pesto, fresh mint, and a drizzle of Rockridge Orchard honey.

    8oz. Burger Bar
    From Sept. 8-16, 8oz. Burger Bar will feature $5 Tieton Cider with the purchase of any burger, gluten free bun also available. 90-minutes of free parking in Harvard Market garage.

    Golden Beetle
    Special cider cocktails offered Sept. 8-16:

    “One Bad Apple”
    Aged rum, apple cider vinegar, sugar, Angostura bitters & Fee’s old fashioned bitters $10

    “On The Maine”
    Rye whiskey, pressed apple juice, maple bitters & a hard dry cider $12

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  • New Client! 8oz. Burger Bar… 06.06.12



    Ah burgers, we certainly can’t imagine life without a good one in our neck of the woods. That’s why we’re excited to announce that 8oz. Burger Bar on Capitol Hill is our newest client!

    8oz. Burger Bar’s menu is inspired by American tavern classics made with the best local products available. The restaurant prides themselves on their hefty 8oz. patties, with eight burgers made from a blend of sirloin, tri-tip, short rib and chuck, and an additional menu of eight burgers made from northwest grass fed beef, wild boar, kobe beef, lamb, fish, free range turkey, sausage and housemade veggie patties.



    Local highlights include brioche buns from Grateful Bread Bakery, Essential Bakery, Beecher’s Cheese, Hempler’s Bacon, Bluebird Ice Cream, local liquor, and northwest wine and beer, including the custom 8oz. Lager by Emerald City Beer Company. All burgers are served with tender Kennebec fries and everything is made fresh and in-house, outside of of basics like ketchup and mustard.

    Owner/Chef Kevin Chung has recently released a new menu featuring six new burgers including The Madison with watercress, tomato, ale roasted mushroom, charred onions, thyme infused truffle salt, caved aged gruyere, herb aioli, as well as the Sausage Burger with Carlton farms pork, house made sausage, Hempler’s bacon, fried egg, fig jam.

    8oz. Burger Bar features a full bar with seasonal cocktails, boozy “adult shakes and floats”, like the Vanilla Dream with Bluebird vanilla ice cream, malt, caramel and Fremont Whiskey, 12 rotating beers on tap and over 40 varieties of whiskey, bourbon rye and scotch. Their twice-daily happy hour includes a progressively priced menu with items priced at $2,$4,$6,$8, including a Plate ‘o Candied Bacon, Mini Kobe Corndogs, Short Rib Sliders and more.

    Contact:
    Follow 8oz. Burger Bar on Facebook and Twitter. Located at 1401 Broadway in the Harvard Market, 8oz. Burger Bar offers diners 90 minutes of free parking in their underground garage.

    Hours:
    Lunch & Dinner: Sunday–Thursday 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Friday–Saturday 11:30 a.m.–12 a.m.
    Happy Hour: Food and drink specials daily from 4–6 p.m.; 9 p.m.–close

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