• Enter #RaysSunset Photo Contest until July 28! 07.19.16

    Sunsets at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe overlooking Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains offer some of the most gorgeous and inspiring scenery in Seattle, and their guests are excellent at capturing it nightly!

    From now through July 28, 2016 enter your sunset photo taken from Ray’s Cafe, Boathouse, private dining room or dock to be entered to win the grand prize:

    – Custom chef’s dinner for 4 at Ray’s Boathouse, designed by Executive Chef Paul Duncan, overlooking Shilshole Bay.
    – Exciting wine pairings from the Boathouse library curated by Boathouse Wine Director Chip Croteau.
    – Prize package of Ray’s gifts with blankets, sunglasses, hats and more!

    1. Take a sunset photo while at Ray’s Cafe, Boathouse, Northwest Room or dock from July 14-28, 2016.
    2. Post photo to your personal Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #RaysSunset (make sure your post is public so they can see it!).
    3. Photo with the most “likes” or re-Tweets by 11:59 p.m. July 28, 2016 will win!

    Click here to read the contest rules and fine print in detail. Good luck, we look forward to seeing some gorgeous photos!

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  • Seattle Restaurant Week is HERE! 04.13.15

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    Spring not only brings warmer weather, but also a plethora of delicious restaurants offering even more delicious deals during the 11th Seattle Restaurant Week. Over 165 restaurants are opening their doors now through April 23 (Sun-Thurs only), to diners who want to taste the best spring ingredients while getting the best deal. New additions to the long list include, Hecho, Percy’s & Co, Ming China Bistro, and Amaro Bistro.

    Seattle Restaurant Week caters to all preferences of taste: from vegan and vegetarian to gluten-free and all-in eater, you’re bound to find a restaurant with a menu perfectly suited for you! Spread across Seattle and Eastside neighborhoods for 10 days, diners have two opportunities a day to fit SRW into busy schedules. If you don’t have time for the delicious 3-course dinner for $30, take a relaxing lunch break and munch on a 2-course meal for $15.

    Not only does SRW have ample dining options, they’re also giving out gift cards daily! Enter at to make sure you get a chance to keep the dining experience going. Also check out SRW’s Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the many restaurants, their chefs, and the effort that goes into their dishes.

    Make your reservations now for Seattle Restaurant Week!

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  • One week away! Spring Barrel Tasting is April 27-29. 04.20.12

    For our “spur of the moment” planners who have yet to purchase tickets (yes, that’s you), there’s still time to plan for Spring Barrel Tasting featuring the best wines in Yakima Valley.

    From April 27-29, grab your special someone or your favorite group of friends to experience an unforgettable three-day weekend event. More than forty wineries will open their tasting rooms offering wine-friendly food and dessert pairings, exclusive sneak peak wines from the barrel, and private tastings to experience the local wine culture in an entertaining new light.

    Weekend photos can be entered into the Sip and Click contest for a chance to win prizes!
    1. Tweet or Facebook a photo of your Yakima Valley wine tasting experience
    2. Mention your location (winery, restaurant, tasting room, etc.)
    3. Use the hashtag: #Yakimawine

    If you have an iPhone or Android, don’t miss out on Wine Yakima Valley’s new mobile wine tour app. This stress free planning tool offers easy turn-by-turn directions, winery hours and other varietals to assist in your planning.

    Now’s your chance to create memories in the largest, oldest, and most diverse wine region in Washington! Purchase a Premier Pass to waive tasting fees and get instant access to wine, food and fun.

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  • Less than one week left to savor the flavors of SRW. 04.16.12

    Time really does fly when you’re having fun, doesn’t it!?

    Seattle Restaurant Week’s spring celebration is coming to an end this Thursday, April 19. With SRW combining spicy, zesty, incredible flavors, odds are your unforgettable meal has you time warped in a food lover’s heaven. Don’t worry; we’re here to wake you back up! Before making your final reservations, take a quick peek at how to source out the best-suited restaurants to fit your style. You only have four days left so get out and dine for a deal!

    Dine Local or Broad
    With over 150 restaurants, we guarantee there is a local restaurant just miles from your home. Having hopeful sun in the days to come, think of taking this opportunity to discover a new neighborhood gem. Or, why not spice up your life and make reservations at a new exotic location? To the true Downtowners, try venturing over to the Eastside. If you’re caught in the Ballard bubble, try Capitol Hill or Lake Union. SRW makes it easy, mapping out each restaurant by neighborhood. Click here to check it out!

    Don’t Forget Lunch
    Life gets busy, but with the option of lunch OR dinner, there is definitely time to set aside the pots and pans and dine out (especially when it’s only $15 for three courses!) Scroll through this list to see who’s offering lunch as well as dinner.

    The ultimate perk: no babysitter needed. Nothing beats a delicious kids menu with fun coloring activities, except when it’s combined with a complete family dining experience at a perfectly reasonable price. This is also a great opportunity to let your kids join in the contest and hunt for the hidden QR code at participating restaurants; they’ll love it! View kid-friendly restaurants here.

    Specialize in Vegetarian Cooking
    You don’t have to consider yourself a vegan or vegetarian, just adventurous and daring to try something new. These restaurants will leave you feeling full and energized, minus the food coma! View vegetarian-friendly restaurants here.

    SRW didn’t add restaurants to the spring promotion for no reason. Whether you choose to discover the taste of new cuisine or stick with the oldies-but-goodies, delve in now because it’ll be over before you know it!

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  • SRW “Eat and Seek” QR Contest! How savvy are your dining skills? 04.06.12

    As if a $28 three-course meal isn’t enticing enough, The Seattle Restaurant Cooperative and The Seattle Times is spicing up Seattle Restaurant Week with a QR code contest to win some hard to beat prizes. Don’t count yourself out for this one. All you need is an appetite, a smartphone, and some savvy seeking skills.

    Here’s how it will work – Starting April 8, participating restaurants will be hiding a QR code somewhere in their restaurant. When you arrive, the seeking begins and it’s your job to craftily seek out where the QR may be. Once you find it, scan the barcode with either an iPhone or Android smartphone. This will automatically enter you to win a variety of prizes including:

    Grand Prize:
    A hotel stay for two at Mayflower Park Hotel with parking and breakfast for two at Andaluca.
    A progressive dinner at Nell’s Restaurant, Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, and Dahlia Lounge.

    First Prize:
    A $75 gift card to Flying Fish

    Second Prize:
    A $50 gift card to Tilth restaurant

    Each diner can only scan the code once within a 24-hour period. If we’re doing our math correctly, this will give you 10 days to dash around different restaurants and find their QR code. We hear you… what’s a contest without a few clues along the way, right? Leave it to SRW to make this contest even easier, with some added “umph” to your savvy competitive side. Facebook will keep you up to speed as well as following #EatnSeek, @SeattleRW and any of the participating restaurants on Twitter. Together, these platforms will be providing clues to help guide you in the right direction.

    Don’t be fooled, you don’t have to be tech savvy to win this one. After all, this may be the one and only time it becomes politically correct to whip out your cell phone during dinner…don’t miss the opportunity!

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