• Dine at Coastal Kitchen Oct. 30 & Support Lifelong AIDS Alliance 10.26.12

    If you haven’t checked out the newly remodeled Coastal Kitchen and its packed oyster bar then you’re missing out! Whether fresh shucked oysters are your weakness or morning breakfast gets your day started right, Coastal Kitchen is giving you ever reason in the book to dine with them on October 30 and raise money for a great cause with Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

    All day long from open to close on October 30, Coastal Kitchen will be celebrating its remodel and its 20 years in the Capitol Hill neighborhood by giving 30% of the days proceeds to fellow Capitol Hill neighbor, Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

    What do you need to do? It couldn’t get any easier. Stop by or make a reservation at Coastal Kitchen for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night on October 30 and dine! Dine on the new menus and old favorites, from the well-known coffee cake to omelets, clam chowder to po’boys, fresh shucked oysters to paella and burgers. Even cocktails from the new cocktail bar, wine, beer and housemade limoncello can be ordered for a good cause.

    Want to learn more about Lifelong AIDS Alliance? They are a non-profit organization that empowers people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives. Lifelong helps people access health insurance, provides healthy meals, ensures that people have a safe place to live, and prevents new HIV infections through educational outreach and advocacy. Based in Seattle, Lifelong is the Pacific Northwest’s largest AIDS service organization. Learn more at

    Now that’s a great cause!

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  • Coastal Kitchen Reopens with Oyster Bar 10.22.12

    One of Capitol Hill’s favorite mainstays reopened this past weekend after a four-week closure. Coastal Kitchen, the 20 year favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner, underwent construction that had crews putting in a new oyster bar for bivalve fans, building a new cocktail bar for the over 21 crowd, and installing new bamboo flooring and other details in the rest of the dining room.

    A new menu launch beckoned longtime Coastal Kitchen diners and attracted new guests. New executive chef Jason Jones brings a wealth of experience to Coastal with sustainable seafood and other new favorites for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night seven days a week.

    For any oyster fanatics, count on at least four different oysters on the half shell daily, including the Two Buck Shuck, a chef’s choice of one variety of oyster for just $2 all day.

    Find out why owner Jeremy Hardy decided it was time for a remodel from Capitol Hill Times, see how the reopening was celebrated in advance on Seattle Met, see pics from the preview event courtesy of Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, and read about the bicoastal oyster bar in Thrillist.

    Coastal Kitchen is also taking part in Seattle Restaurant Week through Thursday.

    We look forward to seeing you at the new Coastal Kitchen!

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  • Where to lunch and dine for Restaurant Week 10.18.12

    Hunger 2.0

    We’re well into Seattle Restaurant Week, but you still have tonight and Sunday through Thursday next week to take advantage of three course lunches for $15 and three course dinners for $28. With over 150 restaurants to choose from you may be feeling stumped or overwhelmed. Fear not as we provide you a list of a few of our favs and where the bang for your buck is as good as the flavors in your mouth.

    Fall is making an appearance with seasonal pears, oysters, soups and more! Read on for a sampling by course and then make those reservations! Just a few days left!

    Hunger 2.0 – Fremont (Lunch/Dinner)
    Lunch – Braised Boar Sandwich laura chenel cheve, pickled onion, brioche
    Dinner – Fabada pepper bacon, house made sausage, flageolet beans, tomato, poultry confit leg
    Dessert – Curried Bread Pudding golden raisins, cardamom custard, candied orange

    Cafe Flora – Madison Park/Madrona (Lunch/Dinner)
    Lunch – Roasted Pear and St. Andre Cheese Sandwich herbed pistachio pesto, Columbia City Bakery focaccia, sweet red onion confit, mixed greens
    Dinner – Creamy Bluebird Grain Farro butternut squash, Local Roots greens, roasted ruttabega and turnips, parmesan cheese, pomegranate molasses, spiced beet chips
    Dessert – Candy Apple Crisp spiced apples, oat crumble, vanilla chai ice cream, Rockridge Orchard hard cider caramel sauce (vegan, soy free)

    Golden Beetle – Ballard (Dinner)
    Tomato-Chickpea Soup lentil, ginger, crouton
    Slow Roasted Baby Back Ribs tamarind, rice, mustard greens
    Warm Bread Pudding mint coulis, stone fruit, Chantilly

    Tilth – Wallingford (Dinner)
    Sweet Corn Flan yogurt, sweet pepper, espellette
    Wild Mushroom Risotto swiss chard, fine herbs, pine nut
    Pumpkin Panna Cotta spiced anglaise, pumpkin seed brittle, fresh breeze cream

    Coastal Kitchen – Capitol Hill (Reopening this Saturday, October 20 after a lengthy remodel and installation of a new oyster bar and cocktail bar!) (Lunch/Dinner)
    Fresh Shucked Oysters Trio
    Cuban Pete’s Paella
    Flourless Chocolate Torte

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    Coastal Kitchen will be shucking and handing out 1,000 tasty bivalves on the half shell today beginning at 5 p.m. This shuck-fest is in celebration of Coastal Kitchen’s 20th anniversary and the upcoming debut of the remodeled restaurant and its new oyster bar. If you’re an oyster lover or have never sunk your teeth into a briny oyster morsel, we want to see you there!

    The First Shuck event will take place on the sidewalk in front of Coastal Kitchen. The event will present new Executive Chef Jason Jones and his staff shucking 1,000 oysters. Owners Jeremy Hardy & Tiah Holt Hardy along with long time General Manager Eli Britt will be handing out the free oysters and answering questions about the remodel.

    Coastal Kitchen will resume feeding crowds breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night on Saturday, Oct. 20. The restaurant has been closed since Sept 24 to allow for construction on a new oyster bar, new cocktail bar, outdoor seating off the front of the restaurant, new bamboo flooring in the dining room, the integration of a private dining room into the main dining room and new flooring in the kitchen.

    Celebrate this 20 year old mainstay and its new digs today at 5 p.m.! We’ll see you at Coastal Kitchen, located at 429 15th Avenue East on Capitol Hill.


  • Coastal Kitchen Brings In Shell Bar and Cocktail Bar 09.13.12

    After nearly 20 years change is inevitable, as is the case with the Capitol Hill favorite, Coastal Kitchen. Having grown up in Boston and being an oyster fanatic for years, owner Jeremy Hardy is ready to bring in more of those briney, half-shelled wonders along with other fresh seafood! Look for the changes this month with a reopening next month.

    We’ll have more news on this soon, but for now, check out Rebekah Denn’s All You Can Eat column in The Seattle Times. Make special note of the “Punch List” card offering she writes about and you’ll be sitting pretty with culinary credit in Coastal’s new digs.

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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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