Friday, November 21, 2014

Seasonal Tamales return to Agave Cocina & Tequilas locations


Contact: Deba Wegner
Recipe for Success

Favorite holiday flavors available Dec. 1 through Christmas Eve   

For Immediate Release: Issaquah Highlands November 21, 2014

              Hand-stuffed tamales are a tradition enjoyed in Mexico for special celebrations and holidays. Labor intensive, the ladies of extended families come together for large tamale making gatherings.  Tens, if not hundreds, of tamales are made in batches; to be later enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner over multiple festive days.  Tamales freeze very well and resulting are very easy to keep on hand.
            Faviola Ramos, co-owner of Agave Cocina & Tequilas – Issaquah Highlands and the restaurant’s kitchen staff have made tamales by popular demand for the holidays every December since opening five years ago. This year, the new Agave – Seattle location will join in producing these limited time, popular holiday delicacies.         
            Available to take home in larger quantities with advance notice they are made in these holiday flavors:
Spinach - Cheese
Chicken – Vegetables*
Poblano Chili - Cheese
Sweet Pineapple – Coconut*
Agave’s meatless tamales are 100% vegetarian, all are lard-free

Please call Faviola Ramos @ 425-369-8900 to pre-order Agave holiday tamales or for any other holiday catering at Agave Cocina & Tequilas – Issaquah Highlands
Federico Ramos @ 206-420-8195 to pre-order Agave holiday tamales or for any other holiday catering or group dining enquires at Agave Cocina & Tequilas – Seattle Lower Queen Anne 

About Agave Cocina & Tequilas Restaurants:
Serving Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, family owned and operated, specialties include: Carne Asada, local fish, Chicken Mole, Tamales, Posole, Entrée Salads, large plates and small plates plus an interesting selection of sides. Many Vegan and Vegetarian selections available at all meal periods.
Offering the largest, curated sipping Tequila selection (160+) in the Northwest.     

Lunch, Early & Late Happy, Dinner, Daily Weekend Brunch Sat. & Sunday.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bake's Place Bellevue Celebrates 2nd Anniversary as "BEST NEW RESTAURANT" on Eastside

BELLEVUE, WA June 17, 2014 Bake’s Place has been named the “Best New Restaurant” on the Eastside for 2014, in a prestigious readers’ poll. This is the second year that the popular Bellevue bistro has been honored by the readers of an Eastside focused magazine. Last year, the same readership awarded another coveted title to Bake’s Place, “Best Place to be Entertained on the Eastside”.

Since its relocation to Bellevue in June of 2012, Bake’s Place has become a lively gathering place for downtown residents and workers, as well as food and music aficionados from throughout the region. Over the past two years, Bake’s has expanded its offerings to accommodate the diverse tastes of the rapidly growing neighborhood. During the week, guests can enjoy daily lunches and Happy Hours, casual dinners with acoustic background music and late night, no-cover blues on Friday. On the weekends, Bake’s presents ticketed events that feature top Northwest artists, as well as national and international touring acts. During warm weather months, the 3500 square foot patio, the largest in downtown Bellevue, offers a secluded hideaway for relaxation and dining. The recent addition of a 23’ by 14’ HD screen has enabled the venue to also feature major sporting events and other special broadcasts. “It’s been exciting and challenging,” says owner Craig Baker, “Downtown Bellevue is continuing its growth boom and our operational model has evolved based on neighborhood demand.”

Throughout the years, Bake’s Place has received numerous accolades and awards as a live music venue. Baker is pleased that they are also now being recognized as a top-rate restaurant and bar. The eclectic menu features artisan cuisine that is inspired by street foods from around the globe and includes numerous small plate options, as well as full entrees. Beverage offerings include beer, wine and an innovative selection of craft cocktails made with small batch spirits.

In June, Bake’s Place marks its second year anniversary in downtown Bellevue.

About Bake’s Place - Bellevue:

Bake’s Place has established a reputation as one of the region’s top dining and entertainment destinations. Situated in the bustling downtown core of Bellevue, WA, Bake’s offers outstanding cuisine, an exquisite selection of cocktails, beer and wine, friendly service and live music, all in a modern and comfortable setting. Owners Craig and Laura Baker have been serving Northwest food and music lovers for over 15 years and are known for their culinary expertise and signature hospitality. Bake’s Place is located at 155 108th St., Suite 110, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more information, please visit: http://www.bakesplacebellevue.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cinco de Mayo around the bend...

On a clear can see...

 This is the view from the place where Alison & I went mushroom hunting, once... 

May 1st - 4th 19th Annual International Salon of Decorative Painting

You’re Invited! 
Dear Friends
Opening May 1 2014
19th Annual International Salon of Decorative Painting
Please join me and everyone involved to welcome all the artists who have come so far for Salon Seattle 2014
See all the art and meet the Artists
 Thurs - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 10am - 3pm
Where: Union Station’s Great Hall
401 South Jackson St.
Seattle, WA
Hosted By Cathy Conner

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Media Contact: Jamie Peha 206-661-8243
SEATTLE – January 9, 2014 The city’s premier food and wine event, the Seattle Wine and Food Experience (SWFE), is back for a sixth year Sunday, February 23, 2014 (12-­‐5 pm VIP, 1-­‐5 pm General Admission) at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Throughout the gastronomical event guests will learn about and taste a wide offering of quality products through "experiences" and event features.
"What makes Seattle Wine and Food Experience unique in the marketplace are the ‘experiences’ that guests encounter, " said Jamie Peha, president of Peha Promotions, TableTalk Northwest and producer of SWFE. "Guests have the opportunity to educate themselves about beverage and culinary products from the Northwest and beyond, talk to producers and taste samples from a variety regions and growing industries.”
Featured “Experiences to date at the 2014 event include:
Featured Wine Region: Woodinville Wine Country – Taste wine from Washington’s up-­‐and-­‐coming destination wine region with more than 30 of Woodinville’s wineries (and all of Washington’s AVAs) including Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Lauren Ashton Cellars, Patterson Cellars and many more.
 The QFC Advantage Lounge – In this lounge environment complete with leather sofas, guests
will enjoy bites from Murray’s Cheese, Boar’s Head Meats and Simple Truth Crackers and sips
of luxury wine brands including Chateau Ste. Michelle Single Vineyard Designates, Spring Valley Vineyard, Col Solare and Northstar Winery. You know it’s going to be good!
 Northwest, California and International Wines – Get taste of wine regions from the Northwest and beyond with sips from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California and international wineries (including Italy, France, Argentina, Spain and Portugal). With more than 800 wines available to try from the world’s top producers your palate is in for quite a tour.
 SIP Northwest Distillery Row – Take a run at Sip Northwest Distillery Row featuring many of the region’s hottest craft spirits makers as well as global brands. Sip through their latest creations and learn how grains and botanicals become whiskey, vodka and gin.
 Tim’s Cascade Snacks Beer and Cider Exhibit – Local favorite Tim’s Cascade Snacks will be serving up its famous salty chips and popcorn that pair great with regional ciders and brews. Discover the new developments in the world of these craft beverages.
 Les Dames d’Escoffier Alley – This year’s beneficiary Les Dames d'Escoffier Seattle, brings together it’s talented membership for a special experience at SWFE. Get a taste of the beverages, food and specialty products from talented members of Les Dames d'Escoffier Seattle including Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill, Gelatiamo, Gnocci Bar, Kaspar’s Special Events & Catering, Macrina Bakery, McCrea Cellars and Serafina Osteria & Enoteca. Les Dames d’Escoffier raises funds for scholarships for women in the culinary, beverage and hospitality industries, and also supports community-­‐ outreach programs and sustainable-­‐agriculture projects based in Washington state.
Washington Beef Butcher Block – Washington Beef presents a unique opportunity to “Crave, Cut & Create” your way to a perfect beef meal. Experience and savor beef’s flavor when prepared with care and paired with complimentary flavor profiles in dishes from Andaluca, bin on the lake, BOKA Restaurant + Bar and The Georgian.
Top Pot Doughnut and Coffee Bar – Grab a sweet treat at the event and revive your palate, with a stop at the Top Pot Doughnut and Coffee Bar. Try a hand-­‐forged doughnut and cup of Top Pot Coffee. For an added bonus, grab a sample cocktail from Sun Liquor Distillery.
Chef Prepared Gourmet Bites – Guests can savor the incredible creations from more 25 of Seattle’s most accomplished chefs representing a global range of cuisines. Featured restaurants include Andaluca, Anthony’s Pier 66 & Bell Street Diner, bin on the lake, BOKA Restaurant + Bar, The Capital Grille, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill, Dirty Oscar’s Annex, Far-­‐Eats, The Georgian, Gnocci Bar, Gracie’s/Hotel Deluxe, The Hollywood Tavern, The Hunt Club, Kaspar’s
Special Events & Catering, La Bodega, Macrina Bakery, Miyabi 45th, Purple Café & Wine Bar, Racha Thai, Ray’s Boathouse, Serafina Osteria & Enoteca, Tai Foong USA, Tilikum Place Café, Trellis Restaurant and Volterra.
Chef in the Vineyard with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates – Meet Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Culinary Director John Sarich, sample creative bites and taste through a wonderful selection of Washington’s best wines from 14 Hands, Anew, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, Michelle and O Wines. Seek out their displays in local QFCs for a special ticket discount.
 Event Feature: Stella Artois – With more than 600 years of Belgium brewing experience, Stella Artois is best known for its detailed method for pulling a pint and their “special” Stella Artois chalice. Enjoy a sip of Stella Artois and its other world class brands including Cidre, Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Leffe Brun and Leffe Blond.

Northwest Travel Magazine – Test your palate with a blind comparative tasting of the same varietal from different AVAs. Northwest Travel contributor Cole Danehower will be hosting this fun and interactive experience.
Tickets for this year’s event are on sale now at General Admission tickets are $55. New this year is an optional VIP ticket is available to guests for $65 and includes one hour early entry, custom event tote bag, wine glass and tasting plate, plus, an opportunity to win a variety of prizes including a wine trip weekend for two to Woodinville Wine Country, tickets to July's Wine Rocks event and more. Ticket prices include access to all areas of the event. No one under
21 will be admitted and ID is required.
 About Seattle Wine and Food Experience
The Seattle Wine and Food Experience is the premier showcase for wine, food and spirits in the Northwest. SWFE sponsors include: Woodinville Wine Country (featured wine region), QFC (retail sponsor), Seattle magazine, Tim’s Cascade Snacks, Click 98.9, Warm 106.9, Bill the Butcher, Idaho Wine Commission, Washington Beef Commission, Top Pot Doughnuts and Coffee, Acqua Panna, San Pellegrino, Washington’s Best Grains, Washington Potato Commission, Sip Northwest Magazine, Northwest Travel Magazine, Great Northwest Wine, Seattle Weekly, The Seattle Times and TableTalk Northwest.
Twitter: @seattlewinefood