All You Can Eat
Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson serves up the best info and tips on Northwest food, cooking, dining and restaurants.
March 27, 2008 11:57 AM
Posted by Nancy Leson
$25 for $25. $30 for $30. New Urban Eats. Add to these and other restaurant promos the latest offfering: Seasoned Seattle.
The idea goes something like, "Enough with those young upstarts!" (read: TASTE, Tavolata, Tidbit, Tilth and Txori, just to name a few "T's"), "What about those oldies-but-goodies?" (opened at least 20 years).
For the month of April, a dozen local restaurant "pioneers" are offering a special menu Sundays through Thursdays. You can choose either an appetizer and entree, or an entree and dessert. Two courses for $25.
Maybe it's been too long since you've eaten at, say, Il Bistro or Madison Park Cafe (it's certainly been for me), or perhaps you've never been to the Georgian or Queen City Grill -- both on the list. Anyway, they want your business -- and if you ever saw how drastically restaurant business falls off around tax time, you'd know why. So does 13 Coins (Seattle), Anthony's HomePort (Kirkland), Elliott's Oyster House, The Fisherman's Restaurant & Bar, Ivar's Acres of Clams (Pier 54), Lombardi's (Ballard), Salty's (at Alki) and Shuckers.
If you check out the promo in the coming weeks, let me know what you think. Worth it? I just looked at some of the menu options on-line and it looks like a pretty good value.
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