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September 2009 | Tamara Wilson PR

September 2009

Summer’s last blast happens here!

Juicy News: Peaches and Nectarines are here! The peach and nectarine harvest has begun, and it’s time to enjoy large, sweet, juice-dripping-down-your-chin, peaches and nectarines from Washington State. The fruit is continuing to arrive in stores and will remain bountiful through early October. Peaches and nectarines are great eaten fresh and baked in pies or tarts, but consider trying them reduced in sauces, baked or even grilled. To quickly and easily peel peaches, place them in boiling water for 20 seconds and then ice water for 10 seconds; the skin should peel off easily. Enjoy!

For more information, please visit www.wastatefruit.com.


Metropolitan Market's For the Love of Cheese Celebrate a shared love of cheese, featuring award-winning, farmstead, artisan and specialty cheeses from the Northwest and beyond! Savor unique cheese pairings such as chocolate, sea salt, beer, Boat Street Pickles, salami and more. Meet cheese-makers, chefs, local artisans, cheese authors and experts. Sample hand-stretched mozzarella and cheeses found only at Metropolitan Market. Get your slice of the love only at your neighborhood Metropolitan Market and enjoy $5 off your cheese purchase of $25 of more!

All locations – Sept. 23 – Oct. 6. www.Metropolitan-Market.com.


Energize with superior supplements and healthy eats Healeo is Seattle’s neighborhood destination for the earth’s most healing organic ingredients found in its delicious food, drinks and organic food-based supplements backed by science and a highly trained staff. Discover freshly made drinks, juices, hemp-milk soft-serve ice cream, and a superfood nutrition bar. Sip amazing, hot organic tea and coffee. Devour a chocolate chip cookie that’s so tasty you’ll never miss the gluten again. Did we mention the vegan specialty items for which Healeo is developing a cult status? Start a healthier lifestyle at Healeo.

1520 15th Avenue Seattle. (206) 453-5066. For more info. please visit, healeo.com.


Huckleberry — September’s Cupcake of the Month Locavores, this is the big one. Cupcake Royale is heading up the latest Northwest harvest with our huckleberry friends, the flavor heralded as Cupcake of the Month for September. Culled from our Seattle pals at Foraged and Found Edibles, these wild blue mountain huckleberries are nearly interchangeable with blueberries in recipes. Combine these sweet morsels with the already 66 percent local “cake’ of the cupcake thanks to local flour, eggs, butter and sour cream, and you’ve got yourself one very local, delicious, and all-natural cupcake!

For more information, please visit www.cupcakeroyale.com.


A Posh Party at Pearl following the Neiman Marcus Gala! The benevolence of the new Neiman Marcus will be cast far and wide Thursday, Sept. 10, during the Neiman Marcus Opening Gala in Bellevue. Beneficiaries of this black tie affair include Hopelink, PONCHO, and Overlake Hospital Medical Center. When the Gala ends, take off your bow tie and kick off your heels to experience Bellevue’s best happy hour at Pearl, just down the street. Starting at 9 p.m., enjoy half off Signature Cocktails, your choice of 40 Glass Wine Pours, and Small Plates (including savory pan seared tiger prawns, birkshire pork sliders, bleu cheese tenderloin strips, and more) until the bar closes. As always, valet-park for free at the Westin Hotel and wrap up the party at Pearl!

700 Bellevue Way NE, Lincoln Square, Bellevue. 425-455-0181. www.PearlBellevue.com.


A Gift for Golfers from Calcutta Grill Hitting the greens for hours on end is enough to whet anyone’s appetite. Kick back and relax over soaring panoramic views at Calcutta Grill at The Golf Club at Newcastle. Those who golf either the Golf Course at Coal Creek or the Golf Course at China Creek receive a voucher for a free appetizer at The Calcutta Grill provided in every golf cart throughout the month of September. Even if you don’t golf, the public is always welcome to enjoy The Calcutta Grill’s friendly service and daily lunch, dinner, and legendary Sunday brunch, serving the Pacific Northwest's favorite foods.

Visit www.NewcastleGolf.com or www.OkiGolf.com for more information. .


Who’s hungry? Feast on Urban Eats throughout October Mark your calendar for the area’s most inclusive dinner promotion to date: Urban Eats from SeattleTimes.com. Even though it’s still a month away, you’ll find value, a host of new places to try and tried-and-true favorites. Urban Eats will run October 1-29, Sundays through Thursdays, and features King Country restaurants that offer three-course, $30 dinner offers that would normally cost a guest 25 percent or more. You’ll enjoy a choice of three, 3-course prix fixe menu options per restaurant, one menu of which is often vegetarian. Get ready to make a month of it!

For more information, please visit www.seattletimes.com/urbaneats.


Beach Cafe: Brighter, bolder, better than ever Everything you love about the Eastside’s waterfront dining destination is better than ever. Fresh, familiar favorites line the menu at breakfast, lunch and dinner; kids enjoy a dedicated menu that looks just like mom and dad’s; specials and sassy banter call attention on the vibrant chalkboards; and clever libations flow and lounging expands into the new Living Room for comfy cocktailing on couches and ottomans (happy hour tempts twice daily!). Let the Beach Cafe’s art start the conversation (we’ll give you a hint on three installations: full sail, Flynn, and fish) or just gaze at the waterfront views outside.

1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland. 425-803-5595. www.ybbeachcafe.com.


Skinny Up with Greek Yogurt and The Yogurt Diet All the buzz about probiotics isn’t just talk; it’s scientifically based. The Greek Gods Yogurt packs in five live and active cultures including probiotics alongside it decadent yogurt—putting the “cult” in culture with a following that leaves the famous “shelf hole” in the supermarket dairy section. Nutritionist and holistic chef Ana Luque, author of The Yogurt Diet, breaks down the virtues of Greek yogurt, what’s ailing our digestive tract, and ways to get the metabolism back in motion to feel better and look amazing. Even whole fat yogurt is your pal in the book, so let The Yogurt Diet back up that frenzy to devour the Greek Gods Yogurt, guilt-free.

www.greekgodsyogurt.com and www.analuque.com.


Raise funds for your schools and youth groups the easy way! Who doesn’t need groceries, and who doesn’t love shopping at Metropolitan Market?! With back-to-school on our minds, Metropolitan Market proudly offers a Scrip Program to boost schools and youth organizations throughout Seattle and Tacoma. Discover this simple, year-round fundraising vehicle with discounts of 5 percent on purchases made in its six area stores to organizations participating in the Scrip Program (minimum of $1,000 per order). Limited time offer: From now through September 30, 2009 earn an additional two percent discount on cumulative Scrip orders above $10,000; five percent discount applies to all bulk Scrip purchases $1,000-$10,000, and seven percent discount on Scrip purchases above $10,000. Start registering here (pdf).



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Cupcake Royale brought its cupcake love to Capitol Hill, recently opening a fourth location at 1111 E. Pike.

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