Friday, April 24, 2015

Agave Cocina & Cantina adds Kent Station location

Contact: Deba Wegner
Recipe for Success

April 22, 2011 Kent, WA                  
Julian Ramos, owner of the popular Agave Cocina & Cantina restaurant in Redmond is opening a second location at Kent Station, (Kent, WA) in two months. The site, which is on Ramsey Way, across from The Ram and Green Valley Community College is a rustic, brick walled space with high, open ceilings defined by massive steel beams. There is a cozy bar, open kitchen and gracious interior seating. Three fire places and two year-around patios flank the entrance leading into the restaurant’s welcoming reception area.       

Mexican art and handy-crafts acquired by Ramos from San Cayetano, near Guadalajara (Jalisco) Mexico, where he was born and raised will farther enhance the already attractive space. “We had been looking for an additional restaurant location for a while, Julian points out. When we open Agave Cocina and Cantina Kent Station in May; guests will enjoy Agave’s food and hand-picked sipping tequila selection in a strikingly unique setting.”
Menus items such as seasonal tamales, posole pork stew and Carne Asada are some of Agave’s signature items. The menu is free of preservatives, lard, almost 90% gluten free and organic whenever possible.             
Specialty cocktails feature Agave’s impressive selection of premium, hard to find, and limited production tequilas, and highlight scratch Margaritas in fresh lime and fruit combinations.

New Location Address
504 Ramsey Way #107, Kent, WA  98032
Current Location
17106 Redmond Way Redmond, WA  98052


Agave Cocina & Cantina
17106 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 881-8252
Agave Cocina & Cantina
(Opening end of May 2015)
504 Ramsey Way #107 Kent Station, WA 98052

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Seattle Pan Asian Chef competes on Food Network

Deba Wegner
Recipe for Success, Inc.
Chef Thoa Nguyen- Restaurateur
Chinoise-Sushi Bar & Asian Grill
Issaquah Highlands
• 936 Park Drive • Issaquah, WA 98029 •
Wabi Sabi-Sushi Bar & Restaurant  
Columbia City
• 4909 Rainer Ave South • Seattle, WA 98118 •


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Seattle, WA April 29, 2015
In January of this year, Seattle chef Thoa Nguyen competed on national television. The format of this popular show pits two professional chefs against one another for the opportunity to do battle with TV personality/chef Bobby Flay. The episode featuring Chef Thoa is titled “Homeland” and will air this upcoming May 14th - check local cable provider for times.  The results of the rivalry will not be known until that time. “The experience was great. I had fun and thank everyone who made this possible for me”, says Chef Thoa. For those who haven’t met Thoa, she is seemingly mild mannered, petit, funny and exceedingly friendly by nature. Beneath her lovely fa├žade, pulsates a competitor who can only be compared to a fierce, white tiger. Whatever the results of this encounter: Chef Thoa, the contestant, will prove to be entertaining!                
About Chinoise & Wabi Sabi Restaurants:
                       Founded in Seattle by chef, restaurateur Thoa Nguyen, Chinoise Cafe & Wabi Sabi Sushi Bar are contemporary Pan Asian restaurants defined by their fresh, beautiful food from sushi to pho, wok dishes to summer salad rolls. Approachable Asian, affordable, fun, friendly and authentic, since 1996. 
                       In 2015, Chef Nguyen was a contestant on Beat Bobby Flay, Food Network. Chef Thoa was also profiled by National Public Radio for their Last Days in Vietnam program, premiering April 28 in 2015.