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Brighten up your holidays

There are so many ways to make this year ultra-special for you, friends, and family. Take a look below and decide which (if not all) you'd like to consider!

Crater Lake Spirits' Hazelnut Espresso Vodka

Celebratory drinks with friends, a special touch to a favorite dish - spirits are a big part of the holidays. Why not surprise everyone with a new flavor and create a new tradition? Crater Lake Spirits, established in 1996, uses Oregon's pristine volcanic water to create a pure spirit. Their 50 proof Hazelnut Espresso Vodka is made with fresh-brewed coffee and hazelnut with a touch of real cane sugar (and it's gluten free). Taste the hazelnut up front and finish with rich coffee taste. This award-winner is great with chocolate, more coffee, and cream. Stock up now!

Visit Bend Distillery in downtown Bend at 1024 Bond St, Ste 102, or the distillery/tasting room (get a free tour and tasting!) at 19330 Pinehurst Rd in Bend. 541-318-0200. Click here to check out drink recipes. www.bendistillery.com


Olympic Peninsula Wineries' Harvest Wine and Cider Tour

A collaboration of nine award-winning wineries and cideries, the group invites you to sip and savor the flavors of fall, enjoy seasonal activities and marvel at nature's vibrant palette during the Harvest Wine and Cider Tour. Locally-crafted wines and flavorful ciders will be expertly paired with harvest-inspired appetizers featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Get your passport stamped at all nine venues for entry into a drawing for a seasonal gift basket. Wind your way along the wine trail on a self-guided tour through Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Nordland and Chimacum. The Harvest Wine and Cider Tour should be your annual fall getaway!

The Tour takes place November 10-11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Advance online tickets are $35, or $40 at the door. Price includes wine and cider tasting, food pairings at all nine locations, and a commemorative wine glass. www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org


Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Holiday get-togethers are often about tradition and what's more traditional than sushi (we're part of the Pacific Rim, people!). Yet you want something lively that riffs on those traditions. Sansei is your holiday go-to, known for New Wave sushi and contemporary Japanese-based specialties. Because your life/hours aren't necessarily traditional, count on Sansei to be there: Happy Hour (afternoon/late night), dinner, late night and kids menus. With their breadth of offerings, all tribe members will find something of interest: tempura, sushi rolls (like Cajun seared sashimi), nigiri, sashimi, small plates, soups, salads, noodles (ramen with Asian truffle broth!). Sansei awaits.

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar is located in the Premiere on Pine Building, 815 Pine Street in downtown Seattle across from the Paramount Theatre. Dinner hours are 4:30-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 4:30 to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Happy Hours take place daily 4-6 p.m. and on Friday-Saturday 10 p.m.-close. 206-402-4414. sanseiseattle.com


The Butcher's Table

'Tis the season for celebrations! Whether you're planning an intimate dinner or throwing an end-of-year party for the ages, a holiday event with The Butcher's Table will leave your guests talking for all the right reasons. The Butcher's Table boasts a variety of beautiful private rooms that will perfectly set the scene for everything from a multi-course, seated dinner to a standing custom-cocktail party. From two to two hundred guests, their exceptional staff and amazing food will provide an unparalleled culinary experience. Reserve your space now!

Visit thebutcherstable.com to make your reservations or contact Fallon, Catering and Events Manager, at PrivateEvents@thebutcherstable.com or call 206-209-5989. The Butcher's Table is located at 2121 Westlake Ave N in Seattle. Lunch: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5-11 p.m., Sunday 5-9 p.m.


Swiftwater Cellars, Bellevue

Swiftwater feels like a wine country spot with a modern city twist. Add menus featuring Pacific Northwest ingredients and comfort-food leanings, plus their amazing Swiftwater wines plus beer and spirits and you've got a party. It's perfectly suited to getting together with friends during the holidays for happy hour, brunch, or the full dinner deal. Casual yet special. Gather on game days and enjoy their specials. It's also a wonderful spot for private celebrations like rehearsal dinners, reunions, holiday get-togethers, and an equally-great location for company events with an ambiance that puts people at ease. Visit soon.

Swiftwater Cellars is located at 10360 Main Street in Bellevue. Private space accommodates 10-50 people. Hours are Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. (brunch!)-9 p.m. Happy Hour takes place 3-6 p.m. For details on space and pricing, please email main@swiftwatercellars.com. 425-454-7993. swiftwatercellarsbellevue.com


Petra Bistro

Party like you're in the Mediterranean! Savor the holidays with dishes from Jordan, Lebanon, Greece and north Africa. Start with a mezza tray of hummus, baba ghanouje, labnie, falafel, dolmathes. For entrees, consider Ouzi, a Jordanian dish served on special occasions: choice of meat with rice, carrots, peas, sautéed almonds, pine nuts, and house tzatziki sauce. Or Petra Royale: charbroiled chicken breast with a vegetable kabob and fried cauliflower topped with sautéed garlic, onions and tomatoes and house spices. Served over rice and topped with garlic sauce, sautéed pine nuts and almonds, it's unforgettable. The holidays never tasted so good.

Petra Mediterranean Bistro is located at 2501 4th Avenue in Belltown. Lunch is offered Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner is offered Monday-Thursday 4:30-9:15 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4:30-9:30 p.m. Closed Sundays. 206-728-5389. www.petrabistro.com


Tsillan Cellars and Sorrento's Ristorante

Need a change of scenery this holiday season? Take a trip over the mountains to beautiful Lake Chelan and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Sorrento's Ristorante. Take in the beauty of the surrounding snow dusted mountains, crystalline lake, and tranquility of being in North Central Washington in the fall. Enjoy all of your Thanksgiving favorites including turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes and gravy at the simple yet elegant Sorrento's. Sit back, relax and let us do the cooking so you can enjoy time with friends and family this Thanksgiving.

Tsillan Cellars and Sorrento's Ristorante are located at 3875 US Highway 97A, Chelan, WA 98816. Sorrento's Thanksgiving buffet dinner takes place from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, November 22. For reservations, please call 509-682-9463. tsillancellars.com


Salty's Waterfront Seafood Grills

A magical Nutcracker Kingdom watched over by towering Nutcrackers, family members helping their aging parents choose just the right bites, kids so excited by tables of holiday special foods (even if they will only be piling their plates with bacon), families and friends laughing and talking over one of their favorite meals - brunch at Salty's. Holidays can bring out the best in us and it certainly brings out the best at Salty's! Some of the holiday specials: lobster bisque, crispy roast duck with orange marmalade glaze, a prawn scampi station, and eggnog crème brûlée. Make Christmas Eve Brunch reservations today!

Magical Christmas Eve brunch: Salty's on Alki Beach, 206-937-1600. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grand Ballroom 4 p.m. Adults $74.99, ages 9-13 $29.99, 5-8 $19.99, 4 and under free. Salty's at Redondo Beach, 253-946-0636. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Adults $63, 99-13 $29.99, 5-8 $19.99, 4 and under free (please mention in reservation). Salty's on the Columbia River, 503-288-4444. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Adults $68 or $78 with tableside Champagne 9-13 $29.99, 5-8 $19.99, 4 and under free, seniors 60+ $63. Santa Claus will be present! www.saltys.com/christmas/


Revolve True Food & Wine Bar

As weather turns cool, finding a warm, welcoming spot to indulge in comfort food and wine becomes a top priority. At Revolve, the fall menu is just what the weather ordered: crispy Brussels sprouts with parmesan cheese, bacon and sherry vinegar. Let that lead to or complement the braised short ribs, tender and saucy (saucy!) served over seasonal mash (mash! It's fall!). No matter what you eat while you're tucked into the dark-wooded atmosphere, you'll be thrilled with Wine-Down Wednesdays where bottles are half price. Go early in the week to scope out your Wednesday pick and enjoy it all again!

Revolve is located at 10024 Main Street in Bothell. Dinner Monday-Saturday 4-10 p.m., Sunday 4-9 p.m.; happy hour all day Monday, 4-6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to close Tuesday-Sunday. To book an event, contact events@revolvefoodwine.com. 425-287-6420. revolvefoodwine.com


B & E Meats and Seafood

Celebrating 60 years of bringing families together for Thanksgiving traditions, B & E has just what you need. Who knew how many turkey options they offer: fresh Premium Specialty free-range turkeys; smoked whole turkey or breast fully-cooked. Smoked turkeys, along with honey-cured hams, are alder- and apple-smoked, as is the smoked salmon candy. Turducken, Choice and Prime grade rib roasts cannot be overlooked, nor can crown pork rib roast. Let us help you make this the best Thanksgiving ever. Order today!

B & E Meats and Seafood has four locations: Queen Anne, Des Moines, Burien, and Newcastle, with varying hours. No matter what you pre-order for pick-up, items will be set aside for you until Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving, giving you maximum fridge space before the big day. www.bnemeats.com


Neighborhood Grills

Yes, there are many celebrations happening this time of year, but the one you must not miss is Neighborhood Grills' Comfort Classics throughout November and December. It's all about homestyle cooking, classic cocktails and local wines. They are serious about comfort food: roasted turkey dinners with all the fixings, pot roast, beef stroganoff, butternut squash soup, cherry crisp. Don't deny yourself! Or others: a portion of the proceeds from this menu go directly to Mary's Place No Child Sleeps Outside campaign. Mary's Place brings over 680 families inside every night to a warm bed, food, and support. Now that's comfort.

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


Scratch Distillery

How can a craft distillery improve your holidays? So many ways. Scratch's Edmonds location is a unique place to gather, tour, and taste, then attend their one-of-a-kind gin-making class GINology™. With over 30 separately-distilled botanicals often used in gin production, you can taste each one independently. Discover what works for you and create your own gin to take home. And speaking of take-away, Scratch spirits are wonderful holiday gifts and perfect for holiday celebrations. The "2018 Best of the Northwest" SIP Northwest awarded Scratch whiskey Double Gold. Don't miss their Aquavit options to connect you with our Northwest Scandinavian history.

Scratch Distillery is located at 190 Sunset Avenue, Suite A, in Edmonds, Washington, and is open Thursday through Saturday 1-7 p.m. and Sundays 1-6 p.m. GINology™ classes are offered on weekend nights. Sign up at GINiology.com Official tour times are weekends at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. or email to make other arrangements at hello@scratchdistillery.com. Tour and tasting: $20 per person. Dog and child friendly! scratchdistillery.com


Queen Anne Olive Oil Company

There's more riding on holiday dinners because we want them to be memorable. Sometimes it just takes one thing to make a dish pop, like an infused olive oil or flavored balsamic. Queen Anne Olive Oil Company has just what you need. Going Italian? Try the basil olive oil. Need a little heat? Go harissa! Brighten that holiday flavor with cranberry-pear white balsamic vinegar. Oils, vinegars, salts, pasta, truffle oil, serving bowls-so many perfect hostess and holiday gifts can be found. Taste and blend your way through the shop to get it just right. Come in today!

Queen Anne Olive Oil Company is located at 1629 Queen Anne Ave N, Ste 100, on top of Queen Anne. They are open 7 days a week, Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For a quick appetizer during the hectic holidays, try this Basil & Chevre Spread . 206-420-2989. queenanneoliveoil.com

November 2018


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