TMA Mondays: Tremendously Tremendous

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TMA'ed while playing Cranes in the Sky by Solange

Much like I lost count of how many times Donald Trump used the word "tremendous" in last night's debate, we are losing track of how many Seattle restaurant chef changes there have been in the past few months. Speaking of presidents, the FLOTUS is busy fixing up the garden she will soon be handing off to the next first lady/gent. Coincidentally, or maybe not, it is Vegetarian Awareness Month and home grown vegetables is the move these days. 


Our Pick of the Week

Since yesterday was the start of Seattle Restaurant week, we  are changing it up and giving you the TMA low down on our choices from the restaurant lineup. 

Halal Friendly

Cuoco - We recently reviewed Cuoco and it's absolutely scrumptious. Both their Lunch and Dinner menus have vegetarian and seafood options. They use all the seasonal vegetables, carbs, and seafood a foodie desires for a bougie restaurant week meal. 

TMA Favorites

Mari's, Lola - I've only had Lola for brunch but always wanted to try the dinner. The leg of lamb and the pan roasted cod have my mouth watering, so I'll definitely be eating here for restaurant week.

Temi's, Ernest Loves Agnes -   Similarly, Temi picked Ernest Loves Agnes because their brunch, while simple, is delicious. Their restaurant week menu also has a varied selection that should appeal to all taste buds.

Bang for your Buck

Lark - It's always hard recommending a place we haven't tried ourselves, but Lark was a somewhat obvious choice. We both want to try it but haven't been able to justify the cost. Their restaurant week menu has options for all (both halal/non-halal) foodies and you get to try their unique dishes for the price of one.


New Sh*t in Town

Café Flora, SeaTac Airport - Vegetarian and vegan Seattle travelers can rejoice because the owners of the 25 yr old Café Flora is opening a spin-off location in SeaTac Airport.

Hood Famous Bakeshop, Ballard - They used to be a pop-up for Ubé (purple yam) cheesecakes, and now they are going to a be a to-go shop for Ubé cheesecake.

Squirrel Chops, Central District - No this isn't a restaurant serving squirrel chops. It is another café/retail combo that just had its Grand Opening yesterday. Slate Coffee with be served up front and a sliding door will lead to a hair salon in the back.


Seattle, What's Happening

Thompson Seattle Supports Hurricane Relief, 10/10 - 10/12 - Hurricane Matthew is taking the Caribbean and Southeast of the US by storm. Scout and the Nest at Thompson Seattle are doing their part in donating 20% of all beverage sales on Monday and Tuesday.

Taste of Iceland, 10/13 - 10/16 - A four day festival of Iceland culture from music to art to literature to food is taking over Seattle. RSVP to the event on Facebook and check the link for event locations and updates.

Turkfest 2016, 10/15 & 10/16 - The annual Turkish Festival is taking place in Seattle Center for the 16th time! There will be performances, Turkish bazaar, and of course loads of Turkish food.

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Sources: Facebook, Seattle Eater, Seattle Met, The Stranger, The Seattle Times