Madrona Moves Up in Seattle Neighborhood Snackdown

Seattle is chalked full of amazing eateries, but which neighborhood has the BEST eats? Seattle Weeklyis determined to find out which neighborhoods are willing to back their local restaurants by competing in  the publication’s 2nd annual Snackdown contest, where neighborhoods are matched up Northeast vs. Southeast,  Ballard vs. Fremont, etc to determine once and for all who is the best eating district.

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Last week the Southeast bloc, which consists of Madrona, Mt Baker, the Central District, Beacon Hill, Georgetown, Columbia City and the Rainier Valley will now advance to play in the competitive tournament this week after beating the best of the Northeast. Voting begins today and the Southeast will certainly need it this week, as they go up against last year’s reigning champ neighborhood White Center. If you think Madrona and the rest of the Southeast “hoods” have what it takes, cast your vote to help claim the bragging rights for the Snackdown title.

 

Madrona Ale House Has Late Night Happy Hour

While Madrona Ale House is known for being one of the best kid friendly restaurants in Madrona, it’s also a good time for adults too. The kiddies will love the mac and cheese, and you can enjoy an alehouse burger, washed down with an ice cold beer. But some nights you just want to leave the kids at home with a sitter, and that’s why this restaurant is so well versed, because they also cater to the late night adults, with a late night happy hour!

I’m not quite sure how long they have had a happy hour but I’m glad we stumbled upon it, because the happy hour menu is not listed on their website, and the neighborhood should really know what they might be missing out on! From 9-10:30 pm you can come in for $4-5 deals such as mini burgers, mini nachos, or papas locos fries smothered with cheddar cheese, tomatoes, pepperonis and bacon! They also offer drink specials until 11pm, so if you’re in the neighborhood and looking for a cheap late night  snack, don’t rule this one out as just a place you take your kids for pizza.

One Night Only Project Comes To Madrona

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Last weekend, you may have heard about all the hype in Woodinville, when Skillet Founder Josh Henderson knocked the socks off of guests attending the first of the ultra private series of One Night Only dinners, created by Julien Perry and Melissa Peterman. They created the series to give diners an insider experience unlike anything they could experience outside of that evening; an experience that cannot, and will not ever be repeated. One Night only will run twice a month, matching a top notch local chef with a wine-maker brewer, or other alcohol extraordinaire, and the tickets certainly run a hefty price for this one of a kind experience, between $150-250 per person.

The next dinner will be held on August 26th at Madrona’s Bottlehouse, where Manu Alfau will host a Dominican Christmas feast, to help raise awareness for his new Caribbean sandwich shop in Pioneer Square, and Rob Roy’s Anu Apte will pair drinks. If you’re interested in tickets for this dinner, or want more information on upcoming nights, visit the One Night Only Project.

Seattle Met Reviews Restaurant Bea’s New Chef

As of two weeks ago, when Restaurant Bea‘s favored chef Tom Black of the Barking Frog, and 35th Street Bistro in Fremont was replaced with a lesser known chef, there has been some discrepancies in the quality of food, according to a review by the Seattle Metropolitan. Have you noticed any differences in the restaurant’s service?

The review also stated that the food critic had come a little early in the chef’s transition, and still had high hopes for the restaurant overall, which has been a Madrona favorite for locals and visitors alike. If you’re in the neighborhood, you be the one to judge for yourself.