TMA Mondays: Is this a World Tour...


TMA'ed while listening to Your Number Remix by Ayo Jay ft Chris Brown, Kid Ink

Or your girls tour? Your girls being us, Mari & me. We are going on vacation!! Mari will be chasing wizards and monsters in the UK and I'll be knee-deep in noodles and sushi in Japan. This means that there won't be any TMA Mondays for the next two weeks. Yes, we are sad about it too, but we promise two weeks will fly-by . In the meantime, make sure to follow our adventures on Instagram!

That being said, here is what is going on in Seattle. Josh Henderson has launched the Chef's Counter dinner at his new restaurant Scout at Thompson Hotel. It has been described as a an "interactive culinary adventure" on their site. It includes a prix-fix menu with multiple courses served in different parts of the hotel that culminate with drinks at the hotel's rooftop bar - The Nest. This sounds like a great experience for anyone celebrating a very special occasion. Get your tickets.

You may have heard about the 6.2 earthquake that hit central Italy a few days ago. Chefs and restaurateurs around the world have tried to raise funds and support by donating a portion of their pasta sales to earthquake relief. The Pink Door is part of those restaurants. Now through Sept 15th, they've brought back an item from their 1981 menu - bucatini all'amatriciana. All proceeds from this dish will be donated to the Italian Red Cross.

Lastly, if you're like me and you are still trying to find your go-to coffee shop where you can do work on the weekends, Seattle Met made a list. I hope you fine the one.


Our Pick of the Week

Ada's Technical Books, Capitol Hill - I don’t know how I just found out about this place, but I went here for the first time this weekend and I think I may have finally found my 'spot'. It's super cute with a mix of bookstore and café. I can't say much about their food cause I arrived on a full stomach, but their vibe is A+.

Nutella - Elevate your nutella sandwich game to this cinnamon sugar nutella quesadilla by Half Baked Harvest.


New Sh*t in Town

Frank's Smoked BBQ, Central District - This month Frank's smoked bbq took over the barbeque pit's old location. Good thing, because that spot has housed barbeque restaurants since the 1950s. Frank's will be serving pulled pork, chicken breast, rib tips and more. They have some seating inside and out, but are primarily to-go.

Smith Tower Temperance Café & Bar, Pioneer Square - The Smith Tower Observatory (née The Chinese Room) has been revamped and rebranded and now includes a speakeasy bar and café. You can choose to go through the self-guided Smith Tower tour or just ride the elevators straight to the top for some prohibition-inspired cocktails and fresh oysters.

Gyu-Kaku, Bellevue - This global chain is planting its first Washington roots in Bellevue. Gyu-Kaku is known for serving yakiniku - Japanese barbeque. Customers get to cook their own meat over a charcoal grill (similar to Korean BBQ). Their signature meat is their Harami skirt steak in a miso marinade, but they have several other options for you to enjoy. Expect them to open sometime in January. 


Seattle, What's Happening?

C-ID Night Market, 09/10  - Good things happen after 4pm. I'm making that up, but it's certainly the case for Chinatown-ID Night Market. As the sun sets, you'll get to try a variety of international foods from over 30+ vendors. There will also be handmade goods, live music, fresh-cut flowers and more.

Cider Summit Seattle, 09/09 - 09/10 - Seattle certainly loves its Ciders and Beers. The 7th annual Cider Summit Seattle will take place in South lake Union and include over 150 ciders. Cider lovers unite!

Fremont Ocktoberfest, 09/23-09/25 - It's never too early to get your tickets to Seattle's largest beer festival. Tickets include drink tokens, a mini beer mug and the opportunity to try over 80+ craft beers. On Sunday, it becomes a family event and kids can get in for free.

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