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October 15, 2014 at 10:28 AM

How to make Skillet’s famous kale Caesar and poutine at home

You can make these Skillet classics, kale salad and poutine, at home. Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times

You can make these Skillet classics, kale salad and poutine, at home. Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times

Our happy hour last week was Skillet in all of its gluttonous bacon- jam-burger-and-poutine-glory. Have you been? If not, here’s your chance to sample  Skillet’s greatest hits – bacon jam burger, poutine, kale Caesar and fried chicken – in one sitting. All their classics are now offered in smaller portions during happy hour.

Or maybe you’re not the barhopping type. Well, we have some Skillet recipes to try at home – its kale Caesar, arguably Seattle’s most famous kale dish and its spin on the poutine. Enjoy.

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June 12, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Sun must be out: many bars and bistros will show off their new patios this week

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).

Grab your shades. It's time for outdoor drinking. Little Water Catina on East Lake is one of our top picks for drinking this summer. PHOTO by Marcus Yam

Grab your shades. It’s time for outdoor drinking. Little Water Cantina on East Lake is one of our top picks for drinking this summer. Photo by Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times

 

 

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Comments | Topics: Ethan Stowell, Restaurant Zoe, Tan Vinh

May 28, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Watch Liberty’s Andrew Friedman turn liquor bottles into cocktail glasses

[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…

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April 7, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Elysian hires Murray Stenson for its new cocktail bar

 

Murray Stenson returns to the cocktail scene to the Elysian bar in downtown, set to open in May

Murray Stenson returns to the cocktail scene to the Elysian bar in downtown, set to open in May

 

 

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.

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Comments | Topics: Elysian, Murray Stenson, Tan Vinh

April 2, 2014 at 4:55 PM

The popular drink in Seattle bars that you can make at home

The popular Sherry Cocktail served at Canon.

The popular Sherry Cocktail served at Canon.

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.

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January 8, 2014 at 10:47 AM

What Would Pete Carroll Drink? Help us come up with coach’s cocktail

Doesn’t he remember that his boys beat the Saints 34-7 last month? Look at him, a bundle of nerves. Somebody, get this man a drink. Better yet, make him one. The request line is open. You get to play bartender. For our Weekend Plus cover story, we commissioned local bartenders to create drinks inspired by More

Comments | More in cocktails, Drinks, happy hour, Recipes | Topics: Hawktails, Pete Carroll, Tan Vinh

January 8, 2014 at 5:28 AM

Hawktails recipe: Beastronessey

Beastronessey by Tommy Stearns of Suite 410 Bar in downtown Seattle 1 ounce Hennessey VS 1 ounce Patron Añejo 1/4 ounce Yellow Chartreuse 1/2 ounce apple juice 1/4 ounce maple syrup Shake and Strain into a bucket glass, add fresh ice and garnish with a Granny Smith apple twist.

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January 8, 2014 at 5:28 AM

Hawktails recipe: You Mad, Bro?

You Mad, Bro? by Casey Robison of Barrio Mint sprigs, tamped 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila 1/2 ounce Blue Curaçao 1/4 ounce agave syrup (2 to 1 ratio of agave to water) 1/4 ounce float of green chartreuse Shake and fine strain into a bucket glass, and fill with crushed ice Add 1oz soda water, and float the chartreuse on top.

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January 8, 2014 at 5:28 AM

Hawktails recipe: Russellmania

Russellmania by Jason Finn, former bartender and drummer for The Presidents of the United States of America 1 ounce Oola vodka 1/2 ounce Blue Curaçao 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice Garnish with lime wheel dipped in sugar and espresso grounds.  “Chew on lime wheel, take shot. Man up.”

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Comments | Topics: Hawktails, Russell Wilson

January 8, 2014 at 5:28 AM

Hawktails recipe: Hauschka Sour

Hauschka Sour by Jeshua Madden of the Gerald 1 1/2 ounces Sun Liquor Gun Club gin 3/4 ounce lime 3/4 ounce  sour apple liqueur 1/2 ounce Art in the Age sage liqueur 1/4 ounce simple syrup 1 Egg white Sage leaf garnish Put all the ingredients into a mixing glass and shake hard for ten seconds without  ice. Then add the ice and shake…

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Comments | Topics: Hawktails, Steven Hauschka

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