Dine Around Seattle

It is time for, yet again, the biannual “Dine Around Seattle” event that invites residents to come out and support local business and restaurants around our great city.  From November 4th-29th, there will be a wide selection of great deals and discounts at various locations around Seattle.  Most restaurants are offering “3-Course Dinners for just $30” and some are even including “3-Course Lunches for $15.”  Come out and enjoy exclusive deals and seasonal dishes from the top chefs every Sunday through Thursday throughout November.

The event is put on by the Seattle Good Business Network.  They are in their eleventh year of hosting by stressing the strengthening of our community through the support of local businesses.  One of the top-rated businesses is located in our very own, Magnolia, is that of the Palisade’s Waterfront Restaurant.

Located in the heart of the Elliott Bay Marina, the Palisade, displays cultivating views of the water and sea-craft that port there.   Even with beautiful outdoor views, there is still an aesthetically-pleasing interior that gives off a soothing feeling to its visitors.  First, it is hard to miss the large water tank, near the entry, that keeps the Dungeness crab extremely fresh.  Secondly, they have a saltwater pond, filled with live Steelhead, that guests are able to walk over with a bridge conveniently located in the center of the restaurant.  Lastly, they have a mixed variety of seafood, steak and sushi that can meet expectations as restaurant-goers can taste the time and effort put into each dish.

Greek Cuisine in Magnolia

If you are looking for Greek cuisine in Magnolia, Nikos Gyros is the place.  Located at 2231 32nd Ave W, this restaurant is minutes away from the Magnolia Bluff.  It’s best to attend on a sunny day, order to go and take in the beautiful scenery on one of the benches on Magnolia Blvd.

This restaurant is known for its cost-effective meals for all ages.  They are known for the family environment and strong sense of community, but most of all their food.  Favorites include the Greek fries, the chicken souvlaki, pita bread, and of course the original gyros.

Their portions are large, so if you are considering sharing, feel free. The friendly staff makes for an enjoyable experience for anyone.  They are a family-owned business with a wide selection of fresh menu items.

If you are looking for a casual evening out while staying within your budget, Nikos Gyros in Magnolia is a great choice. Don’t forget to try the Greek fries, a little zest and feta will make you come back again!

Magnolia Gets a New Fro-Yo Shop

On nice summer days like these, every neighborhood really needs a great frozen yogurt shop, and magnolia just got their very own Menchies frozen yogurt at Magnolia Village in the beginning of July.

The popular northwest treat shop is located on McGraw Street, across from the Mexican restaurant El Ranchon, and patrons will be pleased to find an array of flavors and topping to choose from on those beautiful Seattle sunny afternoons. Yogurt pricing is based on weight, and flavoring is based on fresh ingredients, and holiday themes such as pumpkin in October and candy cane in December. Get your icy cold scoop on today!

Magnolia’s Seattle Pie is Moving to South Lake Union

Magnolia’s beloved pie cafe, Seattle Pie, is unfortunately leaving the Magnolia neighborhood for South Lake Union. According to the Seattle Pie website, it will actually open on a vessel in the South Lake Union harbor, making it the first ever floating pie company. Look for it this summer!

If you can’t wait and have a craving for Seattle Pie’s scrumptious, award-winning fruit or cream pies, don’t try going to the old Magnolia location at 3111 West McGraw. It is already closed. Fortunately, you can still find the pies at various grocery stores, like the Met Market, Town & Country, Central Market, PCC, Whole Foods, etc. My mouth is already watering for a Strawberry Rhubarb pie. For more information, please visit the Seattle Pie website.

Josephina’s Mexican Food Open in Magnolia

Josphina's Mexican FoodLast week, a new Mexican grill place opened in Magnolia, Josephina’s Mexican Food. Located on 28th and Thorndyke, it has been receiving stellar reviews on Yelp and via word-of-mouth. I cannot wait to check it out this weekend.

Josephina’s Mexican Food offers the classic Mexican dishes that aren’t offered at every restaurant in Seattle: tacos el pastor, camitas, adobada, and salsa that is fresh and delicious. It’s also very authentic. The tortillas are freshly made, pressed right in front of you. Josephina’s is so authentic that the mole sauce is made by the grandmother down in Mexico, who ships it up!

Depending on how hungry you are, you may want to split a plate, as the portion sizes are sizable. Check out Josephina’s Mexican Food and tell me what you think!

New Street Food Pod in Interbay Near Magnolia

According to the Seattle Met Magazine, Magnolia might have a street food pod in the area. Keep your eyes on 15th and Boston in the Interbay Area to try out some new eats. Although 10 food trucks are on board, only 1 has committed; Buns on Wheels will be serving up scrumptious burgers on Thursday from 11am-12pm.

If the food truck location is successful, you’ll be able to enjoy lots of yummy food truck treats. But only your patronage will keep the food trucks coming back.

Mulleady’s Irish Pub

My friend and I had a chance to eat some food and consume some adult beverages recently at Mulleady’s Irish Pub in Magnolia and I highly recommend this Pub if you haven’t had a chance to go there.  It is located on 3055 21st Ave W (Sea Map) and is off to the left of Dravus when your crossing over the bridge into Magnolia.  On Yelp, Mulleady’s receives 4 stars out of 5 and has some outstanding reviews.  Please check out Mulleady’s Irish Pub website to see hours of operation, upcoming events and their menu.