Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sushi Kappo Tamura Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Omakase Menu


Sushi Kappo Tamura is celebrating its 5th anniversary next month with a special omakase menu prepared by Taichi Kitamura. For the entire month, the restaurant will feature a 5-course menu for $55 with the spotlight on the two courses of nigiri. The nigiri will profile the local summer catches of albacore toro, grilled black cod belly, love spot prawn, geoduck and silver smelt, among others.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Shibumi Seattle to Host Fourth Omakase Dinner [Event]



On June 24th (tomorrow), Shibumi Seattle we will be hosting its fourth Omakase Event. The menu will be featuring fresh wagyū-niku from Japan. Wagyū-niku refers to the tender texture of the meat and its beautiful marbling. The grade will be A5, equivalent to BMS of 8-12.

There will be limited reservations available (maximum seating of 25 people) and will begin seating at 6:30 through 7:15 on the fifteen minute intervals. The maximum guests per table will be 6 and the cost of the dinner will be $175 per person. You can reserve your spot by calling: 206-397-4552. You can sample the daily menu here. Here are a few photos from last month's omakase menu, view here.

To maintain the highest quality of experience, Shibumi Management asks that you and your guests minimize or refrain from wearing colognes or perfumes.

Piroshky Piroshky to Open Fourth Location at Westfield Southcenter


photo credit Piroshky Piroshky Bakery/Amy Johnson

Westfield Southcenter just got better.

Piroshky Piroshky will be opening its four location inside the Westfield Southcenter on July 1, 2015. The new store will be located on the first floor near Seafood City and JC Penny. To celebrate the latest addition to the Piroshky Piroshky family, the bakery will be offering Free Piroshky Day on Wednesday July 1, 2015 for one hour only from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm at the new Westfield Southcenter location.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Weekend Getaways: Vancouver's Jefferson Alvarez of Secret Location



142 miles: Seattle ➞ Vancouver, BC

Jefferson Alvarez's Secret Location (located in Gastown) sets the bar for providing guests with the ultimate experimental tasting menu experience. The restaurant is located in a luxury concept store that is split into a highly curated retail fashion store and an adventurous Tasting Room. The "Secret Location" is perfect for those looking for a premium personal shopping and dining experience. As you step into the restaurant, you'll notice a sense of luxury, high fashion and sophistication throughout.

Mobile Mavens Roll Out Three New Food Trucks [Event on June 30]



Bon Appétit Management Company and Seattle chef Danielle Custer are pleased to introduce three new additions to the Mobile Mavens lineup, including a mobile bar, a new twist on chicken-and-rice, soft frozen lemonade, hearty craveable sandwiches, and more 

SEATTLE – Mobile dining just got more deliciously fun with the addition of three new food trucks that will hit the streets of Seattle come June 30th. Mobile Mavens — a mobile dining fleet created by Bon Appétit Management Company that consists of branded pop-up retro campers and bike carts — will be adding Lil’ Blu + Half Pint, GaiBox, and Picnic to its lineup, offering cocktails, chicken-and-rice, delectable sandwiches, and more. They will debut to the public via a pop-up launch party at the Olympic Sculpture Park on June 30 from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Travelers are bringing the office on vacation



The PNW summer travel season is in full swing with vacationers heading out of town to Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands, Lake Chelan or off the beaten path to camp. In our connected city, people have a strong tendency to bring work on vacation through technology.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Where to eat during your visit for the US Open at Chambers Bay



The 2015 U.S. OPEN Championship is finally here at Chambers Bay in University Place. After many years of anticipation, locals can finally experience tour golf again in Washington. The last major championship hosted in Washington State was at Sahalee Country Club for the PGA Championship back in 1998 where Vijay Singh clinched the title.

This year's championship will give guests an incredible selection of local food that showcase a touch of the northwest flavor such as sandwiches and soups from Ruth Chris, burgers, wraps, and sandwiches from Chambers Grill, some various seafood options and hot dogs. Like any large sporting event, expect to pay a slight premium for the food and drinks. The USGA and Chambers Bay organizers have done a remarkable job building concession stands throughout the golf course to keep guests hydrated and well fed because as you know, this course isn't just any walk in the park.

Jcoco Introduces A Flavorful New Way To Do Retail



The jcoco shop is kicking off its free Friday tasting events with a coffee and chocolate pairing with Bean Box, happening this Friday, June 19, between noon and 3 p.m. 

Today, Seattle Chocolate Company opened the doors to its first standalone retail location, officially debuting a fresh take on the shopping experience for chocolate lovers and savvy gift buyers alike. The colorful pop-up brick and mortar immerses guests in the company’s flavorful and stylish jcoco line with an exclusive array of chocolate, fashionable gift items, accessories and home décor. Additionally, the shop will undergo three complete transformations during its seven-month run in The Bellevue Collection, each with its own color palette, in-store offerings and special events.