Friday, April 22, 2016


Beer lovers and cycling enthusiasts ride 42 miles round-trip, commemorating the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Redhook Brewery commemorates the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens with the annual Haul Ash Tour de Brew, a 42-mile round-trip ride along the Burke-Gilman Trail from the Woodinville brewery to LTD Bar & Grill in Fremont and back.

James Beard Foundation Challenges Chefs Nationwide to Menu a Blended Burger

Second annual Blended Burger Project™ encourages chefs to blend mushrooms with meat for more delicious, nutritious and sustainable burgers

Is there ‘shroom for improvement in your favorite burger? This summer, chefs nationwide will be re-imagining the iconic favorite when they take part in James Beard Foundation’s (JBF) Blended Burger Project™, a competition challenging chefs to blend mushrooms with meat to create a more delicious, nutritious and sustainable burger.

Monday, April 11, 2016

David Yeo is the new Executive Chef of Wild Ginger, Triple Door & Tiffin

It is our pleasure to announce Malaysian born chef David Yeo, as the newest member of the Wild Ginger Family. Coming all the way from the "City of Angels," David joined our team on February 15th in the role of Executive Chef. He will oversee and manage the kitchen operations in all locations as well as The Triple Door and Tiffin venues.

Fourth Annual Northwest Tequila Fest at Fremont Foundry on April 22-23

Northwest Tequila Fest, the largest tequila and mezcal tasting event in the Pacific Northwest, is returning for a two-day event April 22-23. The fourth annual event will take place at Fremont Foundry, allowing for both indoor and outdoor agave tasting and enjoyment. Festivities kick off on April 22, 6-9 p.m. (VIP access at 5 p.m.) and continue on April 23, 4-8 p.m. (VIP access at 3 p.m.). Tickets are available at

BMW Group Launches Car Sharing Service “ReachNow” in Seattle

ReachNow will be Headquartered in Seattle with Plans to Expand to 10 Additional Cities Across North America

Following a successful pilot program, BMW Group today announced the launch of ReachNow, a free-floating premium car sharing service, at a press conference held in conjunction with the city of Seattle. In addition to debuting the ReachNow car sharing service in Seattle, BMW Group Member of the Board Peter Schwarzenbauer also announced the establishment of ReachNow’s North American headquarters in the city and its plans to expand the service to three additional cities in 2016 – with the intention of servicing a total of 10 North American cities. ReachNow is another example of the BMW Group’s continuing commitment to the development and expansion of sustainable urban mobility solutions. 

Wine Dinner at Chop Shop Cafe & Bar with Grace Savage

Ericka Burke is looking forward to teaming up with Woodinville winery Savage Grace for a wine dinner on Wednesday, April 27. The dinner will be held at 7pm up in Chop Shop’s gorgeous private mezzanine space, perched above the main dining room. The five-course meal with paired wines is $120/person, including tax and gratuity. 

Cafe 56 Re-opens, Free Scoops of Ice Cream on April 18

We know summer is around the corner in Seattle when Café 56 re-opens for the season!

To celebrate the seasonal opening of Café 56, Elliott’s is offering one free scoop of ice cream from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday April 18, 2016 - Details.

Café 56 offers a casual compliment to Elliott’s Oyster House. Guests can sit or stand while enjoying a full service bar with wine and cocktails. There is a fresh selection of oysters, happy hour offerings and an assortment of casual seafood delicacies with table service.

Café 56 is located at:

1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-4340

Photo courtesy of Café 56.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

New Menu, New Cocktails, New Beer Flights at Altstadt

Altstadt, the 2-year old German bierhalle, has been running steadily, serving up traditional, time tested soft pretzels and craft sausages. Led by Megan Coombes as chef and gm, who has actually been with Altstadt since the beginning, adding her Michelin-star restaurant experience and her authentic German roots. Altstadt is debuting a new menu, new cocktail menu (from an Ethan Stowell and Heavy alumni), and welcomed beer flights.