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Dine Around is Back

Chef Erik CarlsonMarch kicks off a month of “Dine Around Seattle.”  We have participated twice a year since we opened and love Dine Around because it offers our guests a chance to sample lots of items off our menu for cheap!!  (We know you love this, too!)  This year is more special because our Chef and menu are new to most of you, too.  Chef Erik took a few minutes out to offer a video demonstrate the preparation of his Polenta Cakes and Local Mushroom Ragout.  Then, he went on to present a great lunch combo for Dine Around.  In the video, he describes a sample three course lunch offered on our Dine Around menu in Bellevue.   He highlights local products used in our dishes such as bread from Essential Bakery, Pleasant Valley Gouda cheese, Northwest mushrooms, and cookies from Dessert Works

If you haven’t been in to meet him yet, come on in.  Chef Erik is around most evenings and happy to share with you his philosophy and answer any questions.

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Wintergrass Is Here

Wintergrass?  What’s that?  Some sort of herb?  No, it’s the short name for the annual Wintergrass Festival currently being held in the Bellevue Hyatt.  The festival is an annual event but this is its first time in Bellevue.  It includes three days of acoustical workshops and, more importantly, the best of bluegrass music!!  Here’s a video describing Wintergrass for more information.  We are thrilled to host two stages this weekend with favorites such as Shearwater Bluegrass Band, One Horse Shy, Absynth Quintet, Grapevine, and the Rangers and Re-Arrangers (possibly my favorite band name!) — see the full lineup and schedule here.    

Little did we know our new Sales Manager Reagan Meyers is a HUGE bluegrass fan and has been to many, many festivals, banjo in hand!  We got her to share her thoughts on why Wintergrass is the best of the best!   Now we’ve just got to get video of her and her banjo!!

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