Friday, September 26, 2014

Seahawks Offer 2-Foot-Long "Hawk Dogs" at CenturyLink Field

You won't ever go hungry after eating one of these 24-inch long hot dogs. Last month, the Seattle Seahawks and CenturyLink Field introduced its longest addition to its concession menu called the Colossal Hawk Dog. The monstrous hawk dog is topped with chipotle cheese sauce, pico de gallo, diced red peppers, diced jalapenos, sour cream, and guacamole with blue and green tortilla strips. As you can see, us Seahawks fans like to go all out when it comes to supporting our team.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Update on Canal Market, To Open Mid-November

The build-out of Ericka Burke’s Portage Bay market is coming right along! She’s had a great time picking out design elements and watching as the space begins to come together, and it looks like Canal Market will open mid-November.

At the center of the market will be a large deli island with ready-made salads, cheeses, and charcuterie as well as made-to-order sandwiches and salads. The morning hours will offer a breakfast buffet with toast and house-made toppings, fresh fruit, granola, and more. The juice and espresso bar, serving fresh pressed juices and Slate Coffee, will be open all day.

Hot Cakes to Open Second Location in Capitol Hill in 2015

Autumn Martin, owner and chocolatier of Ballard’s beloved Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, is thrilled to announce her second location. The new Hot Cakes will be located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood at 1650 East Olive Way, on the ground level of a new building where the iconic dessert cafe B&O Espresso stood for 36 years. Martin is shooting for an opening in the first quarter of 2015.

Seattle Restaurant Week is Coming in October

Beginning Oct. 19, Seattle area restaurants will come together to present the broadest reaching, largest dining celebration in the area: Seattle Restaurant Week. The 10-day program runs Oct.19-23 and Oct. 26-30 (Sunday-Thursday), offering three-course dinners for $30 and two-course lunches for $15.

Tap House Grill Introduces Brand New Menu

Tap House Grill, with locations in Bellevue and downtown Seattle, has introduced an entirely revamped menu to accompany its extensive beer selection.

“As a restaurant, it is certainly our duty to keep current on the culinary trends; especially those that pair well with the focal point of our restaurants - beer,” said Paul Reder, owner of Tap House Grill. “Many of our dishes had been on the menu since we opened in 2002. While we had some guest favorites, we set a goal to impact every single menu item. Even the rare few that stayed on the menu received a tweak.”

Monday, September 8, 2014

Certified Humane Alfresco Eggs by Vital Farms Now Available to the Pacific Northwest

Vital Farms’ Pasture-Raised Alfresco Eggs Bring Great-Tasting and Humanely-Raised Eggs to the Pacific Northwest

The brand new line of pasture-raised and Certified Humane® Alfresco Eggs by Vital Farms is now available in more than 200 Quality Food Centers (QFC) and Fred Meyer stores within the greater Puget Sound and Portland metro markets. The introduction of Alfresco Eggs marks the first time pasture-raised, premium eggs will be available in mass market grocery locations in the Pacific Northwest making high-quality and ethically-raised eggs readily available to anyone, not just those who shop at specialty grocery stores.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Introducing: Copperworks Malt Barrel Gin

Limited release of gin aged in a barrel with a malt-whiskey history

On Friday, September 5, Copperworks Distilling Company will introduce Copperworks Malt Barrel Gin. This is a limited release of gin that's been aged in an American Oak barrel previously used to age premium all-malt whiskey.

Our Malt Barrel Gin spent six months in a barrel rich with malt-whiskey essence, giving it soft vanilla and oak notes. The gin retained in juniper spiciness and there’s a hint of burnt-sugar sweetness, with orange and cinnamon in the nose.

Our Malt Barrel Gin is second in a series of limited-release aged gins Copperworks is developing. We’re working with various barrel types to release an assortment of aged gins with different flavor profiles. We’ll release them as they reach their peak flavor.

Price and Availability: This is a special, limited release for Copperworks. Roughly 250 bottles will be available for sampling and sale only in our tasting room. Price is $44.95, plus tax. (Limit of 2 bottles per person.)

About Copperworks Distilling Company
Copperworks Distilling Company is a distillery, tasting room and retail store located on Seattle’s downtown waterfront. It offers small-batch gin and vodka made from a base of malted barley and it has all-malt whiskey aging in barrels. The company opened its doors in 2013 and was founded by Seattle brewing pioneer, Jason Parker, and talented home brewer, Micah Nutt.

Copperworks Gin has won several industry awards, including gold medals at the 2014 World Beverage Competition and the American Craft Distillers Association Spirits Competition. The Gin won silver medals at the 2014 San Francisco Spirits Competition and the American Distilling Institute’s annual Judging of American Craft Spirits. Copperworks received Reader Choice’s awards as “2014 Best Distillery” from readers of both Seattle Magazine and Seattle Weekly. For more information, visit and follow Copperworks on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Burger Week at Red Cow, Five Days of Burgers

Chef Thom Koschwanez and the Red Cow gang are excited to announce Burger Week, five days of special burgers plus a Saturdayafternoon burger-centric charity event! The celebration of all things burger begins on Monday, September 22, and runs through Saturday, September 28.

From Monday through Friday, there will be five burgers offered every day:
  • Signature Wagyu Beef Red Cow Burger
  • Mediterranean Lamb Burger
  • Lemon and Thyme Chicken Burger
  • Rustic Salmon and Rosemary Burger
  • NW Foraged Mushroom Burger
All burgers will be $16, served with Red Cow’s highly touted frites.

The week of burger delight ends with a charity event on Saturday, September 28, when Red Cow will open early at 11am and serve their house burger and foraged mushroom burger until 2pm. The burgers & frites will be $10, and all proceeds will go to Amara Adoption and Parenting Services, located just down the block. Saturday’s event will be a casual one, with the tables inside rearranged for a more communal-style of dining, and if there’s sunshine, the same for the patio. Beer and lemonade will be complimentary with purchase of a burger for those eating in, though the burgers are available to go as well.

The whole Red Cow crew is looking forward to Burger Week and to giving back to the Madrona community. Join them for a burger on the patio!

Red Cow, located at 1423 34th Ave in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood, opened in February of 2014. The steak frites-focused restaurant serves a collection of brasserie classics alongside a robust wine list and full bar, and the modern space contrasts with the rich dishes. Red Cow is open for dinner from 5pm to 10pm daily, 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Happy hour is daily from 5pm to 6pm in the bar area. For more information or reservations, call 206.454.7932 or visit

Photo credit to Ethan Stowell Restaurants