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Summer! Almost.

At the first sign of the sun and actual warmth, we go a little crazy. And eating/drinking outdoors is part of that, how wonderful it is to dine under the sun or the moon or, okay, the heat lamps. We don't care. And if we're lucky, we can take the dad out for some fun on Father's Day this month. Plus, June is the start of a lot of graduations, weddings and other events. Find a perfect match for your plans here!

Revolve True Food & Wine Bar

You know that Revolve is the­ place for delicious food that is good for your body. And you know they have great beverages, some made with shrubs. The next big news is that their sidewalk seating is open, just in time for beautiful summer weather. There will be seven tables along the full length of the front of the building where you can savor the dishes you love while keeping an eye on Bothell comings-and-goings. Come enjoy the outdoors!

Revolve is located at 10024 Main Street in Bothell. Lunch is served Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner Monday-Saturday 4-9 p.m.; happy hour Monday all evening, and Tuesday-Saturday 4-6 p.m.; brunch Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 425-287-6420. revolvefoodwine.com


Barking Frog

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 wood tables, comfortable chairs, water feature 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 Sunday-Thursday, 3-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 3-11 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.-3 p.m., lunch Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and dinner Monday-Sunday 5-10 p.m. 425-424-2999. www.barkingfrogrestaurant.com


Paragon

Year-round, Paragon offers great food, great drinks, live music four nights a week, and brunch each weekend with mimosas and Bloody Marys. Hard to resist at any time. But now, sidewalk seating adds a whole new dimension. Plus, the large front windows open to make front row tables outdoor tables! People watch while savoring their amazing burger, one of Chef's seasonal specials, avocado toast or shrimp and grits for brunch, or a fried chicken salad for lunch. Order a drink, sit back and relax-you're at the Paragon.

Paragon is located at 2125 Queen Anne Ave N on the top of the hill. Hours are Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-close, Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-close. Family-friendly the rest of the time, it's 21 and over after 10 p.m. 206-283-4548. www.paragonseattle.com


The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille believes Father's Day calls for something extraordinary, and that's where their Wagyu Bone-In NY Strip comes in - and what an entrance it makes. This generous offering is only available by request, and it's an impressive way to make dad feel truly honored. Pair it with their exceptional wine - not to mention your good company - and it's bound to be a celebration to remember.

The Capital Grille is located at 1301 4th Avenue in the historic Cobb Building. Father's Day dinner is offered from 4-9 p.m. on Sunday, June 17th. Private dining accommodates up to 24. Valet parking available during dinner hours. 206-382-0900. www.thecapitalgrille.com


Blu Sardinia

When sunny weather arrives, there's no hesitation-you want to hit the patio! Fortunately, Blu Sardinia is ready with comfortable furniture and blue umbrellas to remind you of the clear blue Mediterranean Sea. Like Sardinians, relax and savor modern takes on traditional Sardinian dishes and familiar Italian favorites. Breezy? Rely on the fireplace or heat lamps. Enjoy an afternoon snack of prosciutto and cheese, or peruse the full menu for fresh vegetables, pastas, or something from the wood-fired oven. Conclude with a wonderful dessert or 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 Monday-Saturday from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, and Sunday, 3 p.m. to close. 425-242-0024. blusardinia.com


Swiftwater Cellars Bellevue

So you think Swiftwater is all about wine? Well, it is, and it's good. However, they also serve up some fine food. No better time to check it out than now with sidewalk seating available and weekend brunch. Delicious brunch items range from a quiche of the day, Monte Cristo with scrambled eggs, caramelized ham and eggs, Spanish biscuits and gravy (their twist!). Want to go light? How about egg whites and turkey sausage served with fresh fruit? Add a mimosa or bloody Mary and your weekend is off to a great start! And there's always the wine...

Swiftwater Cellars Bellevue is located at 10360 Main Street, Ste E, in Bellevue. Lunch and dinner hours are 11:30 a.m. to close daily. Weekend brunch starts at 10 a.m. The "Happiest of Hours" runs daily 3-6 p.m. 425-454-7993. www.SwiftwaterCellarsBellevue.com


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. 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. Private dining at Eastlake, Lake Forest, and Maple Valley locations. www.neighborhoodgrills.com


Collections Café

Located at Chihuly Garden and Glass, 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. This summer, surround yourself with beautiful greenery and dine inside our beautiful steel arbor, on the east side of the café.

Collections Café is located at the Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street. Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Brunch: Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 206-753-4935. www.chihulygardenandglass/visit/collections-cafe


Bramling Cross

As summer weddings approach, consider a more casual rehearsal dinner option: a Dinner Beer Feast at Bramling Cross. They're totally a thing! Bring your family or wedding party and nuzzle up to the bar for dynamite chicken and burgers with pickle fries. Enjoy hand crafted cocktails, or even your own personal beer cask. Treat your out-of-town guests to a true Ballard experience, as smells of the wood-grill waft throughout this neighborhood institution. Now booking summer and fall dates for up to 20 guests in our semiprivate back room. Unforgettable!

Bramling Cross is located at 5205 Ballard Ave NW in Ballard. For more information, check out their website at www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com/groups . Email events@ethanstowellrestaurants.com or call Toby Kremple, Events and Catering Manager at 206-588-0030, extension 2.


B & E Meats and Seafood

Part of being your neighborhood butcher is making sure you have the perfect meal for your special occasions. June is a big month for those: weddings, anniversaries, graduations. Just in time, B & E swoops in with one of their famous combo deals. Grab their $49.99 package of two beautiful thick-cut USDA Prime New York steaks, 12-ounces each, plus one pound of wild king crab legs. They'll provide cooking instructions, too. Come in to start your summer meals (indoors or out!) with the best.

B & E Meats and Seafood has four locations: Queen Anne, Des Moines, Burien, and Newcastle, with varying hours. Check out more about B & E Meats and Seafood at www.bnemeats.com


Salty's Seafood Grills

Some of the finest decks and patios can be found at three Salty's locations. Alki's deck looks across Elliott Bay toward the Seattle skyline. Scuba divers, fishermen, water traffic and wildlife can be seen. The lower patio, weather dependent, is even closer to the water. Redondo is one of the best destinations for live music while watching porpoises and, occasionally, orca whales in Poverty Bay. Portland's Columbia River location has elevated decks giving amazing views up and down the river of kite surfers, salmon runs, sea life and even fighter jets from the nearby airport. Heart pounding fun! Visit soon.

Salty's on Alki is located at 1936 Harbor Ave SW in West Seattle; 206-937-1600; Salty's Redondo 28201 Redondo Beach Dr S in Des Moines, 253-946-0636; Salty's Portland 3839 NE Marine Drive, 503-288-4444. Call for hours and reservations. www.saltys.com


Water's Table

Eager to eat outside but unable to find open seats on small patios? Water's Table is your new outdoor hang out! With 50+ outdoor covered waterfront seats, you'll be ready to fully enjoy summer! Their northward exposure has you loving views from Mercer Island to the Seattle skyline and the distant Olympic Mountains. They're ready for you no matter what you're looking for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, plus a bar menu. If you're an indoor person, the wrap-around bar and tables inside still offer views. A mix of Asian-inspired fare and Northwest ingredients create unbeatable farm-to-table dishes.

Water's Table is on the mezzanine level of the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at 1053 Lake Washington Blvd N. Breakfast is offered daily 6:30-10 a.m., lunch daily 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinner Sunday-Thursday 5:30-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:30 p.m. The bar menu is available daily 11:30 a.m.-midnight. 425-203-1234. lakewashington.regency.hyatt.com

June 2018


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