Friday, August 28, 2009

Details magazine: inside scoop on an invitation-only event this Monday

This Monday night DETAILS magazine is bringing the band Nico Vega to town. We just got the inside scoop on how to get into this hot party at the downtown Nordstrom. Dress right for this fashionable, fun and free event celebrating music and fashion:

DETAILS Celebrates Fashion & Music with Nico Vega

Monday, August 31
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Nordstrom Downtown Seattle
The Rail, on the Metro level

Join us for a night of fashion and music. You’ll view the hottest styles of the season from top designers including Hugo Boss, Diesel, 7 Diamonds, and William Rast while sipping on Kim Crawford wine and Redhook beer.*

Nico Vega will be in store to play tracks off their latest album, plus you’ll have the chance to get an autograph (as time permits) and enter for the chance to win two tickets and a VIP meet-and-greet for their Seattle show on September 2.**

To R.S.V.P. or for special accommodations information, call 206.628.1690. We hope to see you there.

Nordstrom 500 Pine Street Seattle, WA 98101

*Must be 21 or older to consume alchol at Nordstrom.
** No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 21 or older to win. Void where prohibited. See store for official rules and details.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Seattle Times food writer forewarns readers about Tavern Law's buzz

Don't you love when an article starts with a line like, "With all the early press -- both locally and nationally..." We do!

Here's the scoop from Nancy Leson on our client's opening weekend (but don't let her keep you away, it's going to be fun to see everyone these opening weeks):

Tavern Law open. Don't expect a Spur-of-the-moment seat

With all the early press -- both locally and nationally, my guess is there won't be a lot of room to move at Tavern Law when the Capitol Hill restaurant and speakeasy-styled drinks-joint makes its public debut at 12th and Madison tonight. Doors open at 5 p.m. and listen up: it's 21-and-over.
Considering the talent at hand (chefs Brian McCracken, Dana Tough and their barman David Nelson -- who brought us Belltown's Spur gastropub), and the foot traffic alone on this Pike/Pine corridor (they're ensconced in the Trace Lofts complex), chances are you might just have to poke your nose in and head elsewhere. Not that you'd have far to go given the implosion of worthy places to eat and drink within a few short blocks.
Chefs Dana Tough (left) and Brian McCracken want you: to check out their new Zwiers

Copyright © 2009 The Seattle Times Company

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tavern Law opens August 21: Daily Candy delivers the summons

Today's Daily Candy delivers the news about our clients:

Barely Legal.
Tavern Law Bar Opens.

The verdict is in. In light of recent evidence, your temporary prohibition (which began last night at 2 a.m.) of all alcohol is lifted.

Bust out your desk drawer flask, Don Draper.

Twisted classic cocktails and elegant pub fare continues at Tavern Law, Spur owners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough’s new project, opening tonight. With its curved mahogany bar, masculine leather booths, and bookcase stocked with vintage law tomes, the remodeled mercantile building recalls a privileged private library.

Study up on the short chalkboard menu with rotating specials like carnaroli risotto, braised pork belly, and fried oysters with beefsteak tomato and horseradish aioli.

Cocktails like the vintage Monkey Gland (gin, orange juice, grenadine, absinthe) and the newly fashioned Pike & Pine (rye, rosemary, lemon, kummel, egg) make a case for sticking around late into the night.
Setting a precedent.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Writer Rebekah Denn examines Twitter in the food world

This month's Seattle magazine features a great article by Rebekah Denn: "SHORT ORDER REVIEWS: In Seattle where restaurants, chefs and food are topics discussed and debated with more fervor than politics, Twitter is giving foodies inside access to the conversation, 140 characters at a time."

Denn included me in the mix, writing, "Twitter followers must determine which sources they consider reliable, rather than rely on gate-keeping editors. And that reliability is harder to judge due to the fact that every Twitterer has an agenda— or sometimes, several.

Kat Spellman, publicist for Spur Gastropub, finds Twitter a valuable business tool, learning immediately, for instance , when (Ruth) Reichl (Gourmet magazine’s editor) ate at Spur. But she also follows luminaries she admires on Twitter, such as Mark Bittman of The New York Times. She was thrilled when she tweeted Bittman to compliment him on his chocolate soufflĂ© and he replied.

The self promotion that’s clearly a top agenda item for some is only effective when done in a low-key style…"

As a Twitterer who enjoys wearing multiple hats online, I'm honored to be included and even more thrilled to be recognized for rocking a "low key style". Love it!

Thanks for the opportunity Rebekah. Illustration for Seattle magazine by Ken Orvidas.