March: a month for eating well in Seattle

March is just around the corner and yippee because in Seattle,  March is 25 for $25 month, where you can go to top restaurants and get a three course dinner for $25 per person (or lunch for $12.50 which is also just crazy). These aren't skimpy portions, these aren't low end restaurants. Simply a marketing tactic good restaurants are using to get you in their door and hooked on their food. Perfect for any Seattle transplants who want to get the culinary lay of the land. Oh yes, we are serious about foood here. And my favorite, The Barking Frog, is on the list. Of course the wine is on you, but definitely worth checking out if you are going to be dining out and about anyway in the month of March. Bon Appetite!

Comments (6)

  1. Ada says:

    Wow, thanks for the info Heather! I’m *from* Seattle and I’ve never heard of this dining event before. I was always sad that Seattle doesn’t have a "restaurant week" like NYC, Philadelphia, or other cities do – but I guess they do!

  2. HeatherLeigh says:

    Yeah Ada, it’s great. Hope you get a chance to enjoy it!

  3. tod says:

    Hmm, looks like my wife and I have some more options now for our "date night!"  😉

  4. HeatherLeigh says:

    The ones I have tried are Wild Ginger (very good…a little crowded), Barking Frog (great, in Woodinville) and Tulio (good Italian food…least favorite of the 3 but I’d go back). I’ve also been to Flying Fish which was also very god but croweded. i hear great things about a lot of these restaurants. I don’t see any "date nights" in my near future, but i can find a way to get to some of these restaurants. ; )

    tod and Ada, if you go to any of the restaurants, come back and let us know how they were!

  5. The $25 deal seems like it comes 2 or 3 times a year… and it still as exciting as a birthday!  Of the restaurants on the list this time… I’ve only been to Flying Fish.  A group of coworkers and I went there for lunch (so, $12.50…) and were totally astounded.  

    The menu for these deals is pretty restrictive (usually about 3 starter choices, 3 entree choices, and 3 dessert choices), be never disappointing.

    Last time I did one of these specials was at Typhoon (on Western Ave, but not on the list this time around) and it was amazing as well.  The time before that was Lombardi’s (in Ballard) and… well, you get the picture.  

    I’m convinced that these restaurants are making boatloads of money off this deal.  Every time I go to dinner at one of these specials… we still end up paying about $50 for a person because we always drink so much wine!

    This time around I’m going to try to make it to Campagne.  I *love* food… and the only time I’ve truely been sad that dinner was over was at a french restaurant.

    If you want to meet a bunch of 23-28 year olds from "The Original Seattle Tech Company" for dinner… I’m sure you can figure out how to contact me 🙂

  6. HeatherLeigh says:

    Adam-March and November are the months for the program. The menus are pris-fixe (I’m sure I spelled that wrong, don’t even ask me to pronounce!).  that’s how they can make it so cheap, of course.

    We’ve always spent on wine as well. Whyhave good fod without all the stuff that goes with it. And the mark-up on wines at restaurants is crazy.

    The original chef from Camapagne was on Iron Chef this weekend (I think she’s at Brasa now?). I forget her name but she was impressive.

    Oh to be 23-28 again (and eating well) ; ) You at Boeing?

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