Seattle Dining Gems That Won't Break the Bank
4-15-2016 | USA Today 10Best.com
Trying to pin down words like frugal, value and deal can be exasperating; everyone carries different ideas and expectations for cost savings. One person's "bargain" may be be an unrealistic splurge for another. For 10Best, the range is broad.
Rock Stars Redefining the Industry: 30 Under 30
4-25-2016 | Zagat.com
This French and literature major takes a cerebral approach when it comes to describing how he crafts his perfect drink. Although he spends much of his free time reading and playing his guitar, what really drives his passion is the story behind the spirit – learning about distillation processes and how to take any sort of flavor and put it into liquid form.
New Executive Chef Shawn Applin Revamps Sazerac Menu
3-21-2016 | Eater Seattle
DOWNTOWN—Sazerac, the southern-inspired home of the four-hour happy hour, has a new executive chef: Shawn Applin. He came to the Hotel Monaco about five months ago from performance venue McCaw Hall, where he ran the Prelude restaurant and other food operations.
8 Oscar-Inspired Cocktails for Your Viewing and Drinking Pleasure
2-23-2016 | Food & Wine
This Sunday's Oscars is striving to be the best yet. With Chris Rock's unpredictable humor, surprises like the rare action film best picture nomination for Mad Max: Fury Road and the hope that the Academy will finally choose to honor Leo, there should be enough to get you to watch.
Family Fun in the Pacific Northwest
12-7-2015 | New York Family Magazine
For years, I dreamed of introducing my husband and 11-year-old son to the Pacific Northwest, a place I had gotten to know while doing a newspaper internship in college. When we finally landed in Seattle on our recent trip, this slice of America ended up being even more awe-inspiring than I remembered.
Best Holiday Restaurants in the U.S.
11-21-2015 | Travel + Leisure
Whether or not you celebrate Hanukkah, it’s hard to deny the appeal of crisp-fried potato latkes—which is why chef Jason McClure of Sazerac creates an entire latke menu for the month of December. Past favorites reflect Sazerac’s quirky, Pan-American culinary style, including latke “sliders” with garlic aioli and caramelized onion on brioche buns; latkes with smoked salmon and crème fraîche; and an inventive take on the classic applesauce topping, with goat cheese and an apple and celery heart salad.
72 Hours in Seattle
10-15-2015 | Vancity Buzz
It’s so close that we sometimes take our city neighbour south-of-the-border for granted. A shopping trip or a drive down to see the Seahawks or Mariners play are the primary reasons we take the trek.
10 Seattle Hot Spots to Welcome You Once You've Cruised into Town
5-13-2015 | USA Today 10Best.com
Say goodbye to your sea legs, and get ready to enjoy the city's many delightful lodging options. Seattle's two main cruise ports are both very close to the thriving downtown area (one near Belltown, the other closer to Magnolia), meaning that hotel choices are plentiful.
Bartenders Across the Country are Going Nuts Over Pistachio Cocktails - keep
4-20-2015 | Eater National
Pistachio cocktail are trending across the country. Sure, the almond sees tons of love in cocktails. With a distinctive sweetness, it's immortalized in classics like the Mai Tai and Amaretto Sour.
15 Seattle Happy Hours to Try Now - keep
4-14-2015 | Eater Seattle
The downtown restaurant’s generous happy hour menu includes tapas and charcuterie, raw oysters, brick-oven pizzas, and a handful of sandwiches and burgers, all for $10 and under. Wash it down with a cocktail, glass of wine, or pint of beer.
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