Spotlight Fall 2021

Exploring EnviroStars through Seattle Restaurant Week 

Seattle Good Business Network is proud to connect its members, including Seattle Restaurant Week participants, to free sustainability tools and resources through the EnviroStars program. Check out how local restaurants, Askatu Bakery and Bamboo Sushi, leveraged the program to help save resources and protect the environment through EnviroStars. 

If you are a restaurant looking to learn more about the EnviroStars program reach out!

More Ways to Support

Anu Apte, Owner of Rob Roy, Co-Owner of No AnchorNavy Strength, and Vinnie’s Wine Shop 

Wondering how you can support restaurants after Seattle Restaurant Week is over?  Check out our six-part Nourishing Seattle video series, get inspired, and then take action!

Restaurants, bars, and cafes are the heart and the soul of any city. In Seattle, our community’s diversity, values, and spirit are expressed through the take-out counters, fine-dining establishments, and late-night spots that unite us. This third place weaves the fabric of our city, nourishing not only us, but our relationships with each other, our community, and our economy.

Take a peek at our easy list of ways you can support and help restaurants thrive all year long!

El Camino Spotlight

Enjoy delicious, authentic family recipes at Fremont’s beloved El Camino restaurant 

For 25 years, El Camino Restaurant & Cantina has been keeping Seattlites warm and well-fed in their lively dining room and two, colorful patios. El Camino offers a menu that honors the vibrant, fresh flavors of Oaxaca and Southern Mexico. 

As one of Seattle’s very best independently owned Mexican restaurants, El Camino offers incredible margaritas, a wide array of mezcal, beautifully homemade cuisine, and in-house traditional desserts that will make you forget you’re in Seattle at all. 

Dine in style at Maximillien’s LE IGLOO 」in Pike Place Market!

Visiting Maximillien in Pike Place Market is like stepping through a portal directly into a romantic Parisian hideaway. Their patio has been a well-known secret amongst locals, with unmatched views of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay, West Seattle & the Olympic Mountains. Up to five guests per party are now able to enjoy the long-loved views from the clever domes installed as LE IGLOO 」as a fun option for outdoor dining. 

Featuring fall flavors in his Seattle Restaurant Week menu, Chef Potvin’s authentic French cooking has helped make Maximillien a beloved mainstay in the market. 

Final Field to Fork Podcast for Fall Seattle Restaurant Week 

Restaurants Going Green!

Seattle Restaurant Week is proud to celebrate restaurants that are EnviroStars recognized, like Askatu Bakery by Liberated Foods. These venues have committed to increasing their positive environmental impact, whether just beginning their sustainability journey or reaching a green milestone. Check out the Dining Values EnviroStars Recognized drop down on the homepage to check out restaurants that are going green!

Experience Tukwila Spotlight

Tukwila is an amazing community with an ever growing list of specialty restaurants to try. From different regions of Africa to the coasts of the Pacific Northwest, Tukwila offers something for everyone. The diversity of the city and surrounding areas provides a melting pot of restaurants, pop-up shops, and ghost kitchens providing much needed opportunities to new entrepreneurs and the hungry people looking to support them.

Treat yourself to a Seattle Restaurant Week meal from the following BIPOC owned Tukwila restaurants, then upload your receipt for the opportunity to win prizes that include gift certificates to local independent restaurants:

Raised in Gambia, Adama Jammeh came to King County three years ago by way of St. Louis and Atlanta. She was long considered an exceptional cook by her community, who encouraged her to seek bigger opportunities. Here in the Seattle area, Adama and her sister Oumie Sallah have been able to expand their culinary skills and offerings, founding Afella Jollof Catering.

SLUxYOU During Seattle Restaurant Week

Discover all the bites and drinks South Lake Union has to offer during Seattle Restaurant Week and find your own #SLUxYOU at one of the below participating restaurants! 

Field to Fork Friday Podcast 

It’s Friday which means we have another Field to Fork podcast for you!

Be sure to check out the full series on the Charlie’s Produce page highlighting their partners in the field but also in our restaurant community.

La Palmera Spotlight

Enjoy premium margaritas and classic Mexican dishes at family-owned La Palmera in the SLU neighborhood. 

La Palmera Family Mexican Restaurant was founded in 1991 and has proudly expanded to three locations: Everett, Mill Creek, and South Lake Union. They are a family owned and operated establishment that specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine, serving food with the freshest ingredients and drinks with the highest quality tequila. 

Having been recognized as Best Mexican Restaurant in Western Washington by Evening Magazine, La Palmera is more than just a restaurant, it is a family made up of all the employees, customers, and community members that love their restaurant.

You can experience La Palmera during Seattle Restaurant Week at their South Lake Union location. In recent years, SLU has become a hotspot for those looking to work, play, live, or dine in  Seattle’s core. 

Farmstand Local Foods & Pacific Coast Harvest Spotlight

Rosario Hernandez of Tualco Valley Farm with her celebrated Poblano Peppers that can be ordered seasonally through Pacific Coast Harvest’s customizable CSA boxes.

Since its inception just five years ago, Farmstand Local Foods has worked to create a sustainable, transparent system to help small and mid-sized farms develop meaningful infrastructure to to ensure long-term sustainable practices and independence. They work closely with growers, markets, and restaurants to bring the very best food into the community while helping to ensure those creating can afford to continue their vital work with dignity and security. Further, they connect the farmers they represent with local organizations to help support members of our community who may be facing food insecurity, helping deepen the holistic wellness of all who live in our area, bettering the ability for our communities to grow and thrive in a meaningful way.

Should you be interested in supporting their efforts, while having local and sustainably produced food delivered to your home, you can sifgn up to customize a box with their sister company Pacific Coast Harvest

Cocktails & Seattle Restaurant Week!

Looking to add a kick to your Seattle Restaurant Week meal? Many participating restaurants are serving cocktails that compliment their SRW menus.

Use the filter on the home page to filter by Drink Specials to check out all the amazing cocktails crafted with Johnny Walker, Don Julio, Ketel One, and Tanqueray!

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Free Delivery on your SRW Menu with Uber Eats

Lassi & Spice are offering delivery through Uber Eats from both their Wallingford & South Lake Union locations. 

Enjoy your Seattle Restaurant Week menu from home with free delivery on Uber Eats now through November 6th! No promo code needed. If you’re new to Uber Eats get $15 off (min order spend of $30) with the promo code SRW15OFF.  Offers can not be combined. 

Search your favorite restaurants on Uber Eats or click the delivery link on individual restaurant profile pages to see if they are partnering with Uber Eats for delivery!

Essential Southeast Seattle Collective Spotlight

Loved by locals and always delicious, Buddah Bruddah offers a variety of Hawaiian Thai fusion dishes in the Mt. Baker neighborhood.

The Essential Southeast Seattle (ESES) Collective is a community-based organization serving neighborhoods from Beacon Hill to Rainier Beach. They formed in response to the pandemic impact on Seattle small businesses, and together launched an online directory that includes southeast Seattle businesses and nonprofit organizations that are open to the public or virtually serving customers.

 The five-district collective created the ESES Marketplace to offer a free ‘e-commerce ready’ community tool to help increase visibility in an increasingly digital world. Get a taste of some of the ESES restaurants during Seattle Restaurant Week with an array of dining options including indoor, outdoor and takeout/delivery:

Buddha Bruddah  | Original Philly | Nikos Gyros Beacon Hill | Perihelion Brewery | Delish Ethiopian Cuisine | Lottie’s Lounge  | Le’s Deli & Bakery 

Support BIPOC-Owned Restaurants this Fall and Win!

Moyo Kitchen is serving up authentic East African fare!

This fall, we’re proud to celebrate the diversity of our region’s local eateries.  

We’re partnering with Intentionalist to reward you when you dine at Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-owned businesses during Seattle Restaurant Week.

Upload your receipt from a BIPOC-owned Seattle Restaurant Week participant for an entry to win. More entries equals more opportunities to WIN! Prizes include gift certificates to local independent restaurants.

Wondering how you can easily find BIPOC-owned participating restaurants? Use the drop-down menu on the home page to filter by ownership.

Get out there and enjoy the amazing array of cuisine our region has to offer!

Add a Dry Libation to your Seattle Restaurant week menu! 

Use the filter on the home to filter by dining options for Drink Specials to check out all the amazing drinks and mocktails crafted with Dry!

Inspired by your Seattle Restaurant Week mocktail? Continue the fun at home with alcohol-free these recipes!

25 Noteworthy Restaurants To Try For Fall 2021 Seattle Restaurant Week – EverOut Seattle 

Top Chef star Shota Nakajima’s karaage restaurant Taku is participating in Seattle Restaurant Week for the first time this year. (Taku)

Frugal gourmands everywhere rejoice over Seattle Restaurant Week, which runs this year from October 24–November 6 and lets diners tuck into prix-fixe menus at a slew of different restaurants hoping to lure new customers with singularly slashed prices. Due to the continuing pandemic, the format has been adapted a bit: This fall, restaurants have the flexibility to offer $20 lunches, $35 and/or $50 dinners, and can offer takeout, delivery, and/or onsite dining. Over 200 restaurants are participating, so it can be daunting to figure out where you want to eat first. We’ve rounded up this list of restaurants worth trying so you can make the most of this event—everywhere from Karachi Cowboys and Korochka Tavern to Taku and Communion

Read full article here

Field to Fork Podcast Series 

Seattle Restaurant Week starts this Sunday and to warm up we’re bringing you an episode of the Field to Fork podcast in partnership with Charlie’s Produce and podcaster Keith Bacon of All Ways West Seattle highlighting Bar Dojo in Edmonds! 

Give A Meal Spotlight

Chef Kristi Brown, owner of That Brown Girl Cooks! and Communion prepares meals for the community.

Through the Give a Meal promotion during Seattle Restaurant Week, participating venues are offering diners the opportunity to provide a free meal to a community member in need by adding a $10 donation with the purchase of their meal. Each donation represents a meal made with locally grown ingredients through the Good Food Kitchens program, who’s goal is to distribute over 50,000 free meals to the community over the course of the next year. Good Food Kitchens is a food assistance, economic development, and local food resilience program serving King County. Good Food Kitchens provides funds directly to restaurants to prepare meals for those in need, helping to keep their doors open and workers employed safely, while purchasing from local farms and producers and creating long-term local supply chain relationships.

Inspired by the Seattle Community Kitchen Collective and the tireless and creative restaurateurs and chefs who are working to combat hunger and food insecurity locally, and modeled after the amazing work of World Central Kitchen, Good Food Kitchens is raising funds and awareness to support the following community kitchens:

That Brown Girl Cooks!  |  MusangProject Feast |  Feed the People
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Cedars Restaurant Spotlight

The legendary Cedars Restaurant on Brooklyn has been within the heart of the U-District for over 45 years. Run by the same family for two generations, the Brooklyn location serves a unique blend of Indian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Cuisine. Their spices and Indian fare are sourced directly from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Singapore, and New York. They hand-grind their fresh organic spices daily with a mortar and pestle to achieve the freshest taste. Some of their chefs have been with them for over twenty years, and their training and eye for quality is unparalleled.

Enjoy handmade Indian chai to your heart’s content as you tuck into their dining room, welcomed as though you are a member of the family.

Check out their SRW menu and profile here.

Field to Fork Podcast Series 

It’s Friday which means we have another episode for you of Field to Fork! Give it a listen and warm up for Seattle Restaurant Week this fall!

Charlie’s Produce, in partnership with Seattle Restaurant Week and podcaster Keith Bacon of All Ways West Seattle, invite you to join us for the Field to Fork podcast series. The series will take you on a deep dive into the local food systems of the Puget Sound region, from modern-day farming operations to independent restaurants, going to the source to find out how food comes to you, direct from the people making it happen.

In each episode, we’ll focus on particular foods from the people who produce and cook with it, to learn more about how it’s grown, how it gets to you, and how to enjoy it! You’ll also learn where to find these tasty ingredients in dishes being served as part of Seattle Restaurant Week.

Join us each Friday throughout the month of October as new episodes are released!

Plate of Nations | September 10 – 26, 2021

Whet your appetite for Seattle Restaurant Week by getting out now and enjoying amazing meals through Plate of Nations!

Southeast Seattle brims with cultural diversity. The independently-owned and operated restaurants that dot its streets powerfully testify to this fact, as do the delicious flavors from all across the globe that fill their menus.

Whether you’re looking for Mexico City-style street food like guaraches and tortas, Ethiopian classics served over fresh injera, or smoky Vietnamese claypot, Southeast Seattle has it all. For two weeks every spring, Plate of Nations inspires food lovers and curiosity seekers to sample $20 and $35 shareable plates offered by restaurants in the city’s most diverse neighborhoods.

Nourishing Seattle Series

Osbaldo Hernandez, Co-Owner of Frelard Tamales

Wondering how you can support restaurants before Seattle Restaurant Week starts?  Check out our six-part Nourishing Seattle video series, get inspired, and then take action!

Restaurants, bars, and cafes are the heart and the soul of any city. In Seattle, our community’s diversity, values, and spirit are expressed through the take-out counters, fine-dining establishments, and late-night spots that unite us. This third place weaves the fabric of our city, nourishing not only us, but our relationships with each other, our community, and our economy.

Take a peek at our easy list of ways you can support and help restaurants thrive all year long!

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