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March 2010 | Tamara Wilson PR

March 2010


Shop ‘Til You Drop
Experience Seattle in style with the “Shop ‘Til You Drop Package” from the Paramount Hotel! The package includes overnight accommodations, a $10 Starbucks gift card (one per room), a $50 Macy’s or $50 Nordstrom gift card (one per room), a Seattle Super Saver value guide filled with coupons, and a special gift. This fashion-filled package ensures that you are well rested, fully caffeinated, and equipped with the best discounts to make your exploration of downtown Seattle fabulous.

Reservations are based on availability. Package price starts at $199. Rates will vary. To make a reservations call 1-800-663-1144 or go to www.paramounthotelseattle.com and enter “Holiday” under special offer code.


Local Love
Palomino Seattle has just unveiled some exciting new culinary and interior changes! To celebrate, the restaurant invited volunteers from around Seattle to flood the streets surrounding City Centre at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 to pop open hundreds of Palomino umbrellas. Volunteers represented charities such as YWCA, PONCHO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Puget Sound, Children and Youth, Columbia City Gallery, Jet City Hoops, Providence O’ Christmas Trees, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Childhaven. The new Palomino menu in downtown Seattle features over 30 new dishes! Along with a range of exquisite Washington wines, Palomino Seattle now serves local Macrina bread, Uli’s Famous Sausage from Pike Place Market, Salumi Salami and locally harvested shellfish.

1420 5th Ave. Seattle. 206-623-1300. www.palomino.com.
Read Palomino’s blog: thehighhorse.com.


Oyster Festival All Through March
March brings Anthony’s Oyster Festival! Cold, clean Pacific waters produce that fresh, salt-kissed flavor you’ll love. Discover your favorite, from Olympia, Flat, Kumamoto and Pacific varieties (including Penn Cove and Snow Creek) on the half shell, and more in appetizers and entrees. For lunch, try the Oyster Burger (we call it the B.L.O.T.!) with crisp bacon, lettuce and tomato, or the Oyster Tacos in warm Santa Fe tortillas. Baked, pan-fried and crispy seared oysters are served at dinner, as is the Steak and Oysters. Every night from 7 -10 p.m., indulge in “Three for Three” for delicious oyster trios ($3) and featured draft beer ($3.50) and specially paired, discounted “oyster wines” by the glass ($5). Enjoy it throughout all Anthony’s Restaurants (except Harbor Lights, Anthony’s Woodfire Grill, Olympia Hearthfire, and Bellingham Hearthfire).

For more information and our locations, please visit www.anthonys.com.


High School Video Contest – Win $5,000
The Greek Gods launched the ultimate video contest for its yogurt. High schools: create a short, 30-second video that showcases the deliciousness, authenticity, and nutritional qualities of Greek Gods Yogurt. The submissions will be judged in April and the high school that submits the winning video will receive $5,000 towards to enrich its video arts program. For more details on the contest, visit The Greek Gods blog on its web site. Experience the myth; then shoot the video!

For more information and recipe ideas, please visit: www.greekgodsyogurt.com.
Follow The Heathman Hotel on Twitter: @TheGreekGods


VinTimate with DeLille Cellars’ Chris Upchurch and Trellis Executive Chef Brian Scheehser
Trellis announces its first VinTimate event, March 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This monthly series pairs premium wines selected by a presenting winemaker with specific hors d’oeuvres and small plates, engaging art and music in a relaxed reception within the Heathman lobby. Interspersed with food and wine, a featured local artist displays works and shares related thoughts and inspirations.

The March 18 VinTimate features highly regarded Executive Winemaker and DeLille Cellars owner, Chris Upchurch, pouring 2008 Chaleur Estate Blanc, 2008 Rousanne, 2007 Doyenne AIX, 2007 Doyenne Signature Syrah, 2007 Chaleur Estate. Trellis Executive Chef Brian Scheehser will serve Trellis tastes matched to each DeLille wine. Local Artist Fred Lisaius, presented by the Kirkland Cultural Commission, displays his American Luminist-influenced paintings reflecting themes of love, mystery and discovery. Classical guitarist Graham Banfield will perform throughout the event. VinTimate is $40 per person. Limited space, advance reservations recommended by calling 425.284.5914 or email.

220 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland. 425.284.5800. www.heathmankirkland.com.
Follow The Heathman Hotel on Twitter: @HeathmanHotel


Do you really know Palisade?
If you have never brunched at Palisade, it’s about time that you stopped in on Sunday morning and got to know the delicious new menu! Start your Sunday off with a kick at the Bloody Mary bar or savor a sweet Guava mimosa. Head to the Palisade luau bar and load your plate with shrimp, crab legs, local shellfish, and house cured salmon. If sweet is more your style, visit the made-to-order pancake station or indulge in treats including vanilla French toast, mini-cheesecakes, and strawberries with chocolate fondue. All this and soaring Elliot Bay views! Brunch is served on Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Elliot Bay Marina. 2601 West Marina Place, Seattle 98199. 206-285-1000. www.palisaderestaurant.com.


Refreshed Menu!
Exciting additions have been made to the Crooked Spoon menu! Stop in to explore a few of the new menu items. Enjoy $3 off appetizers and cocktails and $3 draft beers during happy hour. Tempting new appetizers include the Crooked Combo (a selection featuring pot stickers, veggies, Asian rolls, and coconut prawns), a refreshing vine-ripened tomato salad, and Northwest pork sliders. Happy hour runs from 3 – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Crooked Spoon is located at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge.
11825 Trilogy Parkway NE, Redmond. 425-284-1550. www.redmondridgegolf.com.


Fresh Finds!
What could be better than a meal prepared with the freshest, local ingredients? Starting March 18, Ventana will initiate Market Fresh Thursdays. Each Thursday, Executive Chef Joseph Conrad will go in search of the freshest ingredients of the day from Pike Place Market, bring them back to the kitchen, and create an original dish that showcases the fine ingredients. Fresh produce also makes an appearance in Armin’s herbaceous cocktails, so do not miss this opportunity to sample the best that Seattle has to offer!

2323 1st Avenue, Seattle. 206-441-4789. www.ventanaseattle.com.
Follow Ventana on Twitter: @VentanaSEA


Dine in Style
For the ultimate steak experience, order the Wagyu Sirloin Steak at Pearl. The steak comes from Snake River Farms in Idaho and is served with oven-roasted Yukon Gold potatoes, herb demi, and Oregon Bleu Cheese fritters. To enjoy your steak in an extra special atmosphere, book a dining alcove or the Chef’s Table at Pearl. The dining alcoves provide a more intimate and private dining experience with sheer drapery, perfect for a small gathering or celebration! The Chef’s Table provides the ultimate view of the Pearl kitchen and extra attention from the Chef. The table can be reserved for up to eight people.

700 Bellevue Way NE, Lincoln Square, Bellevue. 425-455-0181. www.PearlBellevue.com.
Follow Pearl on Twitter: @PearlBellevue


Working Women’s Wednesdays
What better way to celebrate the end of “hump day” than a fun night out with your working girlfriends at Lucky Strike Lanes? During the month of March, between 5 -7 p.m., Lucky Strike will be hosting Working Women’s Wednesday! Bring in a group of friends and join Movin 92.5’s Brooke and Monty for a much-deserved night out with your favorite ladies!

700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. 425-453-5137. www.bowlluckystrike.com.


Help Haiti Rebuild
Since Haiti’s massive earthquake on Jan. 12, Food for the Hungry continues to distribute emergency supplies such as packaged meals, water filtration systems, hygiene kits, and shelter items to Haitians in the worst affected areas. Thousands of patients are receiving treatment and medical care. Child-friendly places have been established for children to play, learn and receive care and counseling. Through Food for the Hungry’s cash-for-work outreach, Haitians are getting back to work and providing for their families, which is a vital step in the rebuilding of their nation. Food for the Hungry also equips Haitian churches to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people in their communities.

While some progress is being made, more work needs to be done. Help make a difference by giving to Food for the Hungry’s Haiti earthquake relief and development efforts. For more information, visit www.fh.org/haiti or call Lisa Harman at (480) 609-7816. Food for the Hungry is near and dear to WPR’s Sara Latter and her family. Please e-mail Sara with questions as to how you can reach other countries that Food for the Hungry serves.

Follow Food for the Hungry on Twitter: @food4thehungry
View Food for the Hungry’s recent visit to Haiti here.


All Things Beverage: Spill It!
From juicy sips to wine dinner tips, Wilson PR’s SpilI It! is your direct line to all things beverage. Find the happiest of happy hours, engaging tastings, inventive drinks, and more here

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Brad and Michele Smith, Co-chairs of the Auction of Washington Wine, accept a check on behalf of Children’s Hospital valued at $61,626.46 from the executive team of Palomino Restaurant: Norman Abdallah and wife Chela, and Don Adams with wife Laura.



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