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Enjoy Seattle Restaurant Week at a Queen Anne Restaurant

When Seattle Restaurant Week comes around twice each year, the city’s dining scene gets a lot of action! The fall edition of Seattle Restaurant Week 2014 begins on Sunday, October 19th, and we suggest you visit a Queen Anne restaurant to enjoy it!

Restaurant Week runs from October 19th through 23rd, and again from the 26th through the 30th. Participating Queen Anne restaurant locations will offer three courses for dinner for $30 per person. Some locations will offer two lunch courses for $15, and additional wine pairings.

Read below for the participating Queen Anne restaurant spots to check out for the upcoming Seattle Restaurant Week…


Ponti Seafood Grill

Seafood is a must at Ponti, where the appetizer options for Restaurant Week include Steamed Penn Cove Mussels or Clams, Alaska King Crab Rangoons, Grilled Marinated Monterey Calamari, Hawaiian Albacore Tartare, or Sriracha-Lime White Gulf Prawns. Choose your dinner entrée from Thai Curry Penne with Alaskan Scallops and Dungeness Crab, Grilled Wild Sockeye Salmon, Pan-Roasted Alaskan Cod, Lemongrass and Star Anise Braised Lamb Shank, or Wild Mushroom Risotto. For dessert, enjoy Moelleux au Chocolat, Lemon Cheesecake, Sorbet Trio, or Lemon Tart. Click here to view the full menu.



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Betty Restaurant & Bar

Gluten-free and vegetarian options can be found on Betty’s Restaurant Week menu. To start, choose from Mixed Greens, Tuscan Kale Salad, or Fried Cauliflower for your appetizer – all are both vegetarian and gluten-free. As an entrée, the selection includes Oven Roasted Chicken, Kassler Pork Chop, Slow-Braised Lamb Shank, or Saffron & Leek Risotto Cakes. Restaurant Week guests can choose from any one of Betty’s renowned house-made desserts from the daily menu.


Peso’s Kitchen & Lounge

Fans of Peso’s will love the fact that they can enjoy three lunch courses for $15 during restaurant week – click here to check out the full lunch and dinner menu options. For dinner, choose from Chiogga Beets/Asparagus/Arugula salad, Peso’s Chop Chop Salad, West Indies Prawn Bouillabaise, Portobello ‘Roias’ Chile Relleno, or Crispy Beef Picadillo Taquitos for your appetizer. Entrée choices include Peso’s Signature Carne Asada, Mexico City Rib Eye, Dungeness Crab and Rock Shrimp Enchilada, Double-Cut Pork Chop, or Fresh Pacific Rockfish with Prawns and Scallops. Enjoy either a Warm Brownie Sundae or Fried Banana-Chocolate Chimichangas.


Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

Seattle Restaurant Week lunch can also be had at Toulouse Petit – two courses for $15. View both lunch and dinner menus here. The dinner options start with a selection of tasty appetizers: Beet Salad, Garlic Sausage, Duck-Pistachio Terrine, Onion Soup, or Grilled Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto. For your dinner entrée choices, select from a vegetarian sage and pine nut Tagliatelle pasta, Mad Hatcher Farms Half Chicken, Oven Roasted Duck Confit, Bolognese, or Gulf Shrimp with Crawfish and Housemade Andouille over grits. Choose from Toulouse Petit’s famous beignets, chocolate torte, or white chocolate bread pudding for dessert.



Ten Mercer

Diners won’t be short on options for Ten Mercer’s Seattle Restaurant Week menu! Start with Stuffed Eggplant Rollotini, Ten Mercer’s House Salad, or a Wild Green Salad for your appetizer. Entrée selections include Roasted Stuffed Corvina, Pan Fried Rainbow Trout, Fresh Steelhead Trout, Grilled House-Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Seared Petite Tenderloin Medallions, Lamb Sugo, Four Cheese Ravioli, or Wild Mushroom Risotto. Choose from Vanilla Bean Custard, Profiteroles, or Chocolate Torten for dessert.


Melting Pot – Seattle

The Queen Anne location of The Melting Pot is participating in Seattle Restaurant Week in its own fondue fashion! Appetizer choices are Caesar Salad, the Melting Pot House Salad, or a California Salad. Enjoy dippable entrée selections: Triple Dip, Signature Selection, or Vegetarian fondue. Choose from one of The Melting Pot’s three chocolate fondues for dessert!


Crow Restaurant & Bar

New American meets Italian at Crow for their Restaurant Week menu. Choose from the soup of the day, Mixed Greens, Sauteed Prawns & Spinach Chorizo, or an Iceberg Wedge Salad for your appetizer. For the entrée, selections include a Pan-Roasted Chicken, Cured Pork Tenderloin, House Lasagna, or Brown Butter Gnocchi. The full daily dessert menu is available for your dessert choice!



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Roaring Bowl Restaurant

This lower Queen Anne restaurant is participating in Restaurant Week for lunch and dinner, with menus that are much the same (smaller portion sizes for lunch). Appetizer choices are Bento Salad, Chicken Skewer, Pork Skewer, or Short Rib (no short rib on the lunch menu offering). For your entrée, choose from Chuck Shabu, Pork Shabu, or Vegetarian Shabu. Desserts to choose from include Mango Sago, Coconut Sago, or Ginger Lemongrass Crème Brulee.


Agave Cocina & Tequilas

Another Restaurant Week participant offering lunch, you can enjoy two courses for $15 at Agave. Click here to view the full lunch and dinner offerings for Restaurant Week. For dinner, choose from three tasty appetizers including Grilled Jalapenos, Traditional Pozole, or Wild Mushroom and Spinach Quesadilla – each is paired with Casamigos Blanco Tequila. Entrée selections are paired with Casamigos Reposado Tequila, and include Roasted Butternut Squash Enchiladas, Poblano & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, or Grilled Mango Habanero Salmon. For dessert, choose from Tres Leches Cake or Coconut Almond Fried Ice Cream, paired with Casamigos Anejo Tequila.



Latest News on Seattle Childrens Home Development

The latest public meeting about the proposed Toll Brothers development at 901 West McGraw Street happened on Thursday, September 18th. Neighbors and community members were able to voice concerns about the Seattle Childrens Home project, which is in the review process prior to acquiring the necessary Master Use Permit for the project.

This public meeting was set to allow residents and neighbors to voice their concerns, and the Toll Bros. developers did not make a formal presentation. However, Bruce Rips, a planner for the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) led the meeting. In order to proceed with the Seattle Childrens Home project, Toll Bros. will need to have at least one further Design Review Board meeting – but they need to first respond to the comments from the last DRB meeting. As of yet, Toll Bros. have not made any design changes, nor have they responded to public concerns from the last meeting.

Primary community concerns about the project include concerns about lack of communication about the project to local schools, the added strain on public transit, traffic safety, parking, environmental impact from construction, exceptional trees, and more.

The neighborhood group, Future Queen Anne, which has been fighting the current design of the Seattle Childrens Home project, announced that it has begun a fundraising effort. The donations raised by their efforts (FQA has become a nonprofit) will go toward financing arborist and traffic studies to add more weight to already–voiced concerns.

Future Queen Anne and other community members are frustrated with the project, because they feel that, although they have shown up at public meetings to voice their concerns repeatedly, Toll Bros. has not made significant changes to address them. “The only real difference we’re starting to see is [Toll Bros.] moving some of the buildings around,” said Ross Maddalena, a founding member of the group. “It’s still a suburban development put into an urban landscape.”

The next Design Review Board meeting has not yet been scheduled.


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