Sponsored Content

Calling All Local Foodies

Seattle Restaurant Week brings the heart and soul of the city to the table.

Presented by Seattle Restaurant Week October 7, 2022

We’re calling all local-loving foodies to participate in the city’s largest biannual dining promotion, Seattle Restaurant Week (SRW), happening this October 23 through November 5. It’s the perfect opportunity to support your favorite restaurants — and find some exciting new spots! Throughout SRW, over 150 participating restaurants will feature special prix fixe menus, often at several different price points for any budget, that reflect some of their signature dishes as well as some chefs’ best kept secrets. 

Try mouthwatering carne asada, spicy Hunan dishes, sweet and savory crepes, Levantine-inspired street food, fine dining classics with Pacific Northwest ingredients, and much, much more. And it’s not only brick and mortar restaurants — SRW also includes pop-ups, caterers, and food truck vendors. When you support these businesses, you’re not only treating yourself; you’re a key player in Seattle’s local food economy.

The last two years have brought immense obstacles to our local restaurant scene. Staffing shortages, supply chain issues, and finding safer ways to operate during a pandemic have all taken a toll. The good news is, SRW is a delicious way to show your support for our restaurants, both the well-known and hidden gems.

Let’s get ready to celebrate the city’s diverse and resilient culinary communities that truly are the heart and soul of Seattle. Not sure where to start? Check out some of these exceptional participating SRW restaurants below, and visit our full listing at srweek.org for an updated listing. 

Poquitos Bothell sources outstanding local meats and produce, as well as imported ingredients essential to honoring the culinary traditions of Mexico. Pictured: a view of Poquitos Bothell’s impressive bar.

Poquitos Bothell 

This spacious, buzzing downtown Bothell restaurant is decked out with Talavera tiles, ornate metalwork, strings of lights, and touches of neon. Poquitos Bothell — a sister to the Capitol Hill restaurant — is a local spot for margaritas, mezcal, and classics like carne asada, enchiladas, and ceviche. They even have covered and heated outdoor seating for the increasingly brisk fall evenings.

Poquitos Bothell’s SRW menu features popular favorites like the Salsa Trio, cucumber salad, pork chile verde, and buñelos. Vegetarians will love the new Calabacitas Enchiladas, only available during SRW! Bothell. Dinner is $35. 

It’s not just a sandwich: Now Make Me A Sandwich offers mouthwatering American- and Latin-inspired flavors and housemade ingredients, all packed in a hoagie or telera roll.

Now Make Me A Sandwich

This isn’t your typical sandwich spot. Now Make Me a Sandwich started as a food truck in 2018, and quickly earned a following for its American- and Latin-inspired mouthwatering flavors and house-made ingredients, all packed in a telera roll. In 2022 they expanded to a brick and mortar location in Burien. “It is our personal and professional motto to make the best sandwiches around,” said owner Pedro Degollado.

Not only does this sandwich spot have a reputation for quality, they also give back to the Burien community, coordinating with local churches to feed neighbors in need. Their SRW menu is available for dine-in or take out at their Burien location, or at any of their food truck stops. Ballard. Central District. Seward Park. Burien. Lunch at $20 and $35. Dinner is $50.

Head to Firenze Ristorante’s ‘Little Italy,’ featuring authentic Sicilian dishes, an impressive list of Italian wines, and delectable desserts.

Firenze Ristorante

At Firenze Ristorante, food means family. For over 30 years, this Italian restaurant has been cooking up family recipes made from scratch. Pasta shines here, as well as plenty of seafood selections, an impressive collection of Italian wines, and dessert. Plus, the Tuscan-inspired terracotta floors and stucco walls complement the vibe, perfect for date night or a family gathering. For SRW, Firenze offers three course lunch and dinner menus with options like bruschetta, rigatoni prosciutto, marinated octopus, and gelato. Bellevue. Lunch is $35. Dinner is $50.

Try exceptional French crepes and Eastern European pastries, desserts, and more at woman-owned Piroshky and Crepes European Bakery and Cafe.

Piroshky and Crepes European Bakery and Cafe

Nestled in Everett’s Silverlake neighborhood, Piroshky and Crepes European Bakery and Cafe has been a destination for Eastern European pastries, French crepes, specialty desserts and teas since 2011. Mother and daughter team Marina and Marina took over the bakery and cafe in 2018, both making a leap from the finance world to the bakery world (or “banking to baking,” as they say). For SRW, Piroshky is offering two special menus. Lunch includes options for sweet and savory crepes and piroshkis. Dinner includes a hearty bowl of borscht, served with sour cream and garlic rolls, and a dessert. Everett. Lunch is $20. Dinner is $35.

A snapshot of Fan Tang Asian Cafe’s 12-Spice beef noodle soup: Hunan-style braised beef shank over vegetables and noodles in bone broth.

Fan Tang Asian Cafe

Fan Tang Asian Cafe has an unconventional origin story. Two architects, husband and wife team Sheng Zhao and Ling Liu, pivoted to the food industry and opened their Hunan-inspired restaurant right at the beginning of the pandemic. Both self-professed foodies, Zhao and Liu bring Pacific Northwest ingredients and influences to generational Hunan recipes. If you’re looking for heat, Fan Tang is a must! Kirkland. Lunch is $20. Dine-in Dinner is $35.

At Cedar + Elm, local and seasonal ingredients get the spotlight. Housed in what was once a historic seminary dining hall, plenty of produce, herbs, and flowers for guests are grown onsite.

Image: Cedar + Elm

Cedar + Elm

Housed in the historic Saint Edward Seminary dining hall, Cedar + Elm’s light-filled building and terrace provides tranquil views of surrounding Saint Edward State Park. Executive Chef Kevin Benner and his team approach the plate with holistic authenticity, curating the best local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients that make Cedar + Elm a notable destination for fine dining. They also serve fresh honey from an onsite apiary. Some recent seasonal fare has included Tatoosh Island King Salmon with spring peas and spinach bacon gnocchi, Yakima asparagus flatbread, and Cascade foraged mushrooms. Head to our official website for details about their special SRW lunch and dinner menus, a true value for fine dining. Kenmore. Lunch is $35. Dinner is $65.

From the restaurant group that brought you Mamnoon and mbar, manna is a South Lake Union outpost with plenty of grab-and-go fare.

manna 

The newest addition to the mama group — Middle Eastern-inspired restaurants that include Capitol Hill’s mamnoon, Kirkland’s hanoon, and more — manna is a fast-casual take on Levantine dishes. Chickpeas, lentils, falafel, lamb, and chicken options are all expertly-spiced, with vegetarian and gluten-free selections as well. For SRW, manna is offering a lunch special that includes pressed mushawarma with spiced mushrooms, pickled cucumber, red cabbage and tarrator; a half order of shirazi salad; and syrian iced tea. South Lake Union. Lunch is $20

Share
Show Comments