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Kick the New Year off Right!

With the holidays behind us, January can be quiet, maybe too quiet. We're here to help with some ideas on how to get back out, try something new or revisit a favorite spot. Learn about food and wine. 2018 is looking good!

Seattle Wine and Food Experience

The 10th annual extravaganza is a three-day wonderland for foodies starting with Comfort, showcasing Seattle’s best feel-good foods and crafty brews. Friday sees the return of POP! Bubbles & Seafood, highlighting Pacific NW fresh and sustainable seafood, and more than 30 sparkling wines from around the world. Saturday brings the Grand Tasting at a new location, Bell Harbor International Conference Center. More than 25 chefs, 100 wineries, and dozens of beer, cider, and spirits purveyors will make your day, focusing on trends: noodles, veggies, backyard BBQ, diner grub, island vibes, pizza, tacos, brunch, seafood, boozy sweets. You can’t miss it.

Seattle Wine and Food Experience Weekend takes place February 22-24. Comfort can be experienced at SODO Park by Herban Feast, 3200 1st Ave S, from 6-9 p.m., $55. POP! will be held at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, from 6-9 p.m., $85. The Grand Tasting takes place at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66. General Admission runs from 2-5 p.m., $75; VIP runs from 1-5 p.m., $110. An Experience Weekend Pass is $220.

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 weekend brunch.

Collections Café is located below the Space Needle at 305 Harrison Street. Hours are Monday-Friday 11am – 4pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am – 4pm. 206-753-4935.

Accordion collection

Bramling Cross

Ethan Stowell Restaurants’ Ballard Ave favorite, Bramling Cross, has launched a new menu that takes full advantage of the apple wood fired grill! Coming off the grill are dishes like prawns with salsa verde and shaved fennel; smoked beef cheek with sweet onion jam; squid with charred serranos and shaved radish; and New York steak with house A1 and fried shallots. Also enjoy daily Happy Hour throughout the entire restaurant alongside a selection of hyper-local beers on tap, innovative cocktails, and an expanded wine list. New group menus will have you planning your next party sooner than you thought!

Bramling Cross is located at 5205 Ballard Ave NW. Happy Hour takes place 5-7 p.m. daily and is available throughout the whole restaurant. Dinner is offered Sunday-Thursday 5-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5-11 p.m. Email for details on new group menus. 206-420.8192.

Petra Mediterranean Bistro

Cold weather can be offset by the warmth of Petra’s spacious dining room, cocktails, and Mediterranean dishes. Who doesn’t warm up and feel satisfied with their red lentil soup or shish tawook (garlic lemon chicken)? Whether it’s prawns, lamb, beef or their Mezza Tray for the undecided, your new year will be starting off on the right track. To help get things rolling, Petra will give you 15% off on your entire bill when you dine at the restaurant Monday-Thursday in January. Print this ad copy and savor the results!

Petra Bistro is located at 2501 4th Ave in Belltown. Lunch is offered Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinner Monday-Thursday 4:30-9:15 p.m., Friday-Saturday 4:30-9:30 p.m. 206-728-5389.

Barking Dog Alehouse

It’s hard to get rolling in January. Holidays are over, you’ve, perhaps, over-indulged, and hanging on the couch feels right. But you must eat. You need to socialize. And you’d enjoy an adult beverage, right? That’s where Barking Dog Alehouse comes in; it’s almost like being at home. Everyone’s friendly, you get to pick what you want to eat and drink (not what’s left over), and you can still watch the games. You don’t have to dress up (although getting out of the pj’s is advised), and you can come and go at will. January at The Dog. Perfect.

Barking Dog Alehouse is located at 705 NW 70th Street in the Ballard area. Hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Brunch on the weekends. 206-782-2974.

Fogo de Chão

The centerpiece of Brazilian eating is a colorful palate of natural, fresh, and flavorful ingredients from South America. Explore the health benefits of these offerings inspired by the farm tables and open markets of Brazil, served to you with pride in the country’s nutritious cuisine. The heart of the Market Table is in the selection of in-season vegetables traditionally harvested on the gaucho-run farms of Southern Brazil. Enjoy the Market Table and authentic side dishes coupled with Brazilian hospitality at lunch for just $15.

Fogo de Chao is located at 440 Bellevue Way NE in Lincoln Square, downtown Bellevue. Brazilian Brunch is offered Saturday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; lunch Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner Monday-Thursday 4:30-10 p.m., Friday 5—10:30 p.m., Saturday 2-10:30 p.m., Sunday 2-9 p.m. 425-450-4004.

Paragon Bar & Kitchen

Neighborhood spots are real draws—comfortable atmospheres, friendly faces, good food and drink. That exactly describes Paragon on upper Queen Anne: steak, fish and chips, burger, bread rustica, jambalaya and more. Bartenders who connect with customers and pour delicious cocktails, along with plenty of beer and wine options. Dining room in back, wood booths, tables, and bar seats in front. Add to this their live music program five nights a week where you can hear local musicians starting at 9 p.m. Make 2018 your Paragon year!

Paragon is located at 2125 Queen Anne Ave N. Lunch is offered Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and dinner daily starting at 3 p.m. Happy Hour takes place Monday-Friday 4- 7 p.m. 206-283-4548.

Henry’s Tavern Bellevue

Henry’s is serious about beer. Based on the history of Blitz-Weinhard Brewery, Henry’s Bellevue has 89 beers on tap, more options by the can and bottle, wine, and cocktails. They focus on local brews, seasonal beer, and hard-to-find specials. Taking it further, their made-to-order dishes are beer-inspired: what goes best with beer (what doesn’t, really)? Rib-eye steak, house made hummus, hand-stretched barley malt pizzas, artisan sandwiches, Thai coconut curry prawns, and so much more. Whether you’re looking to watch a game with beer and snacks, or have a delicious dinner with friends, Henry’s has what you need.

Henry’s Tavern is located at 500 Bellevue Way NE in Lincoln Square. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight. Happy Hour happens in the bar only Sunday-Thursday 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close; Friday-Saturday 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close. 425-697-9800.

January 2018

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