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June - finally!

Warmer weather brings us all out for more events, graduations, weddings, outdoor dining, and family fun. Get started!

Collections Café

Located at Chihuly Garden and Glass in the heart of Seattle Center, Collections Cafe offers artistically inspired dishes with ingredients sourced from artisans that call the great Pacific Northwest home. Colorful platings, playful flavors and a whimsical setting amid Dale Chihuly's eclectic collections create the perfect setting for lunch, a bite before show time or an inspired evening out. A beautiful steel arbor sits on the east side of Collections Café in the heart of Seattle Center, giving guests a feeling of being in a vibrant garden. It's the perfect combination of being in-city yet surrounded by greenery.

Collections Café is located on the Seattle Center grounds at 305 Harrison Street. Hours: Friday-Monday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Brunch: Friday-Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 206-753-4935.

Ethan Stowell Restaurants

The season is approaching where we start planning for graduations, wedding rehearsal dinners, and milestone birthdays-take the pressure off and let us host your event at one of our restaurants! We offer private and semi-private spaces with a variety of family style seasonal menus and high-end desserts to impress. Drop us a line today and tell us about your event:

Contact Ethan Stowell Restaurants to find out more about venues, catering menus, and contact information. or contact Toby Kremple, Events and Catering Manager at 206-588-0030, extension 2.  

Barking Frog and The Fireside Lounge at Willows Lodge

Located in the heart of Woodinville wine country, Willows Lodge and Barking Frog are go-to spots for anyone interested in relaxing over creative seasonal menus and an award-winning cellar of Northwest and global wines. Summer brings back two favorite spots on the property: The Fireside Lounge off the lodge's main lobby, and the patio at Barking Frog. The Fireside uses premium liquors and fresh juices, offers live entertainment Tuesday-Saturday, and has a patio with fire pit overlooking gardens. Barking Frog's patio boasts that wine country feel with all new furniture and plant walls. Woodinville wine, seasonal cuisine-you're there.

Willows Lodge and Barking Frog are located at 14580 NE 145th Street in Woodinville, Washington. The Fireside Lounge is open Monday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 2 p.m.-midnight, Sunday 2-10 p.m. Happier Hour daily from 4-6 p.m. Barking Frog hours are breakfast Monday-Friday 6-10:30 a.m., brunch Saturday-Sunday 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m., lunch Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and dinner Monday-Sunday 5-10 p.m. 425-424-2999.

Waterways Cruises

Enjoy breathtaking views of waterfront estates, city skylines, and the mountains as you dine on the best of fresh Northwest cuisine on a beautiful Waterways yacht. A full-service bar is available for purchase of specialty cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages, and a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider is included. Founded in 1994, Waterways Cruises and Events is a family owned company operating four luxury yachts on Seattle's Lakes. Featuring seasonal menus, scenic cruise routes and private table dining, Waterways Cruises provides unique dining experiences and sightseeing opportunities.

Visit for more information. Must book your cruise in advance. Use promo code SDIN17, when you purchase your tickets online, to receive 20% off any Sunset Dinner Cruise or Weekend Brunch Cruise taking place now through July 14, 2017. Purchase your tickets today to secure your preferred date. Cruises depart from Seattle and Kirkland.

Russell Lowell Winemaker Dinner Series

Fun is waiting at the Tero Estates Winemaker Dinner at Russell's. Really, how can you not love a course called "Road Kill." You have to try it, right? It's paired with a 2013 Flying Trout Malbec, so now you're in for sure. That follows a first course of gulf white prawns with strawberries, hearts of palm, and micro greens with a 2016 Waters Rosé, and a second course of veal saltimbocca with a 2014 Windrow Field Blend. The fourth course must be a kitchen favorite, "Our Chocolate Mistake." That is paired with a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. Road Kill and Mistakes for all!

Russell's Restaurant & Loft is located at 3305 Monte Villa Parkway in Bothell. The Tero Estates winemaker dinner takes place on June 15, at 6:30 p.m. with the first course arriving at 7:05 p.m. We're just saying. Cost is $125. Price includes taxes and service charge - gratuity is always welcomed. Tickets are available by calling 425-486-4072 or through Brown Paper Tickets ( ).

The Barking Dog Alehouse

Family, friends, craft micro brews from around the country and a full bar make this a neighborhood hang-out as well as a destination spot for humans and dogs. A focus on local products with weekend dinner specials make return visits a must. Sidewalk seating on warm days and evenings. Come in for early or late night happy hour, a trivia night, or enjoy a Parents Night Out, the second Wednesday of each month. Certified babysitters, arts and crafts, games, movies, and dinner for the kids while the folks dine in the next room.

The Barking Dog Alehouse is located at 705 NW 70th St in Seattle. Hours are Monday-Friday 11-12 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 9-12 a.m. Brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon. Happy Hour 3-6 p.m., and 9 p.m.-midnight. Parents Night Out $15 per child. 206-782-2974.

Nell's Restaurant

An absolute must-visit, Nell's along Green Lake in Seattle, offers New American dishes featuring Northwest seasonal ingredients. The interplay between food and wine is a Nell's hallmark. Choose between their a la carte menu or five-course tasting menu, appetizer through dessert. Menus are designed to pair with their large wine list, and the staff is informed and helpful. The full menu is available in the dining room and on the umbrella-shaded patio during dinner hours. Unparalleled people watching, amazing food, great wine. As you spend time at Green Lake this summer, remember to stop in at Nell's before heading home. It will be the day's best decision!

Nell's is located at 6804 E Green Lake Way N across from Green Lake. Patio dining lasts through September; enjoy it repeatedly at Nell's! Daily dinner hours are 5:30-10 p.m. 206-524-4044.

Neighborhood Grills

Come out, have a drink, and bask in the sun at your neighborhood grill. Enjoy Eastlake Bar and Grill's award-winning views of Lake Union, or catch a ferry to Bremerton Bar and Grill, located downtown. For a more intimate setting, try Lake Forest Bar and Grill which boasts a comfortable outdoor fireplace. Greenlake Bar and Grill's patio is the perfect spot for a lunch/dinner after a lively outing at Greenlake. Maple Valley Bar & Grill's patio is the place to relax after shopping. Wherever you may be, one of the Neighborhood Grill locations is nearby and ready for your visit!

Visit the website for locations and directions. Hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-close, Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-close. Happy Hour takes place twice daily from 3pm-6pm and 9pm-close. Breakfast served Saturday and Sunday from 9am - 2pm. Bi-weekly feature menu at all locations. Banquet dining at Eastlake, Lake Forest, and Maple Valley locations.

Blu Sardinia

Circling the exterior of Blu Sardinia, patio space invites with comfortable chairs, tables, and blue umbrellas reminding you of the clear blue Mediterranean Sea. Just like Sardinians, relax beneath the umbrellas, savoring modern takes on traditional Sardinian dishes, along with familiar Italian favorites. If a breeze comes up, rely on the patio fireplace or heat lamps. Have an afternoon snack of prosciutto and cheese, or peruse the full menu for fresh vegetables, pastas, or something from the wood-fired oven. Enjoy house-made breads, wonderful desserts, and handmade gelato. Happy Hour is available on the patio, twice daily. Relax in Redmond, Sardinian style!

Blu Sardinia is located at 8862 161st Avenue NE in Redmond. Join them Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Happy Hour is offered daily from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. 425-242-0024.

June 2017

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