NEWLY OPEN Is it possible that only one new restaurant has opened in Seattle in the last week? It appears so: Thai Thani Kitchen is it. “Thani” is pronounced “tah-NEE,” and manager Fon Pongpaitoon explains it means “town” in Thai. Located in the Denny Triangle/South Lake Union, it’s a sibling to Thai Thani in…More
SNOQUALMIE ICE CREAM RECALLED: Listeria was found at the Snoqualmie production facility and in some tested ice cream. Because Snoqualmie makes their ice-cream base, Molly Moon’s and Full Tilt are closed today. Also possibly impacted: any Snoqualmie-produced ice cream in your freezer. Find out how to check it. MORE>>> MAMMOTH OPENS: This “beer and sandwich lover’s destination” opened…More
(Update Dec. 17: Don’t have a car to get to Total Wine? Here’s your chance to score a bottle if you’re around Capitol Hill. Sun Liquor will be selling its eggnog today, starting at 4 p.m. at its distillery at 512 E.Pike St. for $45. It usually sells out.)
Rain or sleet, doesn’t matter. Every Christmas, hundreds of folks line up in front of Sun Liquor for the bar’s famous eggnog.
Now you don’t have to wait in the cold. Sun Liquor’s famous 30-day aged eggnog is available, starting Dec. 12 atMore
So the buzz this week around Seattle is how to score a bottle of the Old Forester Birthday Bourbon. In Washington state, it’s the most sought-after whiskey not called Pappy Van Winkle.More
This year, the Fourth of July brings with it the usual fireworks, barbecue and midsummer sun (we hope), but also another special something: a genuine three-day weekend. And for that, we’re cracking some Independence Day beers. Here are our five favorites (roughly in order of cachet).More
For a city with such a rainy reputation, Seattle seems to be filled with all sorts of watering holes and bistros bent on turning every nook into a patio or sidewalk cafe. Below are some spots that are opening up new outdoor dining or drinking areas. And if you’re looking for alfresco spots to hangout, check out our Top 10 places to drink outdoors this summer.
We’ll start with the biggest news. The most ambitious rooftop bar to open this summer will debut today (June 12).
[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”3055059830001″/] For a drink geek, one of the great joys of drinking at Liberty is guessing where the glassware comes from. Often, your cocktail or bourbon pour is served in a collins glass or other vessel that, in its previous life, was a whiskey or gin bottle. I asked Liberty bar owner Andrew Friedman to show…More
You may not be familiar with “limepocalypse” but if you eat out, and especially if you drink out, you felt it – through your wallet or through your taste buds. Something doesn’t taste right.
There is a lime crisis, with bad weather and a disease killing citrus trees, which has caused a shortage in Mexico, the world’s largest lime producer and exporter.
A case (175 limes) goes for around $110-$130, three times higher than what it cost in February. And to make matters worse, bartenders complain that due to the poor crop, the lime produces only a half-ounce of juice. (It’s an ounce per lime in a good year.)
In recent months, the price of limes has skyrocketed. In a story that’s stranger than fiction, the Mexican drug cartels now are hijacking lime trucks and selling limes on the black market.
If you don’t think this affects you, check your favorite watering hole or your local Mexican and Vietnamese restaurants. Some taco trucks now serve a wedge of lemon with carnitas tacos.More
Murray Stenson fans, you just have to wait one more month before you see the living legend behind the bar again.
In May, Stenson will be a part of what is arguably the biggest cocktail bar opening in Seattle in 2014 – The Elysian Bar at 1516 2nd Ave. (between Pike and Pine) in downtown.
The Elysian Brewing Co , one of the largest breweries in the state, is making a foray into craft cocktails. It’s late to this game, but they’re sparing no expense to play catch up, making some splashy hires.More
From the mid-to late 19th century, the Sherry Cobbler was one of the most popular cocktails in America. It also made using a straw cool. This lost classic is making a comeback around Seattle. (Check out our story here.) It also happens to be very easy to make at your place.
Below is the recipe from Bellocq in New Orleans, the bar that helped make the Sherry Cobbler trendy two years ago.More