Food News Roundup
Neighborhood Food News: Trophy Celebrates the Girl Scouts, Everywhere Else Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day
Plus: a romantic contest at Tulio, a new happy hour at Koral, and more.
Recently opened Koral Bar and Kitchen has a happy hour, as of last Friday. From 3 to 6 then again from 9 to midnight, small plates are half-off, draft beers are $2 off, and there’s a smattering of discounted wines by the glass and specialty cocktails.
In celebration of its 20th birthday, Tulio is holding a romantic competition: Tell the restaurant about your first date or a date at Tulio and you could win tickets to First Date at the ACT Theatre, dinner for two at the restaurant, and an overnight stay at the Hotel Vintage Park. Enter on Facebook.
A few neighborhood pubs will be using the heavy St. Patrick’s Day bar traffic for good by serving as food donation sites on St. Patrick’s Day. Phinneywood has a list of pubs where nonperishable food items or monetary donations can be dropped off on Saturday.
Hanna Raskin reports LloydMartin has been approved to serve hard liquor, and will start pouring soon. The restaurant has plans for an expanded cocktail selection and in particular more bourbons.
Seattle Tilth is holding an edible plant sale this Saturday, March 17, at Magnuson Park. There’ll be plant starts for a wide variety of plants—from strawberries to asparagus to edible flowers—that are all suited to our Northwest climate.
Caffé Appassionato is expanding its offerings to include beer, wine, and dessert, starting next Wednesday, March 20, says Wallyhood. The shop will stay open till ten, except on Sundays, and the owners have plans for happy hour.
WOODINVILLE and QUEEN ANNE
The Herbfarm and Canlis were just named among the Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2012 by the Opinionated about Dining Survey —a survey that took into account some 3,000 opinionated contributors’ 70,000 reviews. Canlis came in at no. 82, while at no. 33, The Herbfarm keeps company on the top half of the list with the likes of Le Bernadin and The French Laundry.
In celebration of what would be seafood impresario Ivar Haglund’s 107th birthday, all Ivar’s locations are offering a special deal Tuesday—buy one entree, shout “Happy Birthday Ivar!”, and the next entree is only $1.07.
Trophy Cupcakes is the latest local food destination to celebrate the Girl Scout’s 100th birthday. At Trophy locations through March 18: three cookie-inspired cupcakes copycatting the Tagalong, Samoa, and, of course, Thin Mint.
Metropolitan Market is really getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit this week. Stores will offer tastings of Kerrygold cheese, Macrina Bakery’s Irish soda bread, and corned beef on various days all the locations.