It’s April! Seattle Restaurant Week

It’s April and it’s that time again for Seattle Restaurant Week.  It’s called Seattle Restaurant Week but there are a variety of restaurants located in the greater Puget Sound area.  It starts today and goes through April 17th (Sunday – Thursday for two weeks).  Check out a new restaurant or go back to a favorite. There are more restaurants participating than ever – over 160!  3-course meals for lunch and/or dinner.  The list of restaurants and their menus can be found at  Make a reservation and savor the experience!



New October eats…

Crossroads Bar and Grill –    Crossroads Bar and Grill is new to Bellevue in 2010 and in my opinion, a nice addition to the Crossroads Mall (and east Bellevue area).  The bar area is substantial and offers a nice option to sitting in the dining area.  The menu has a nice range of salads, burgers and sandwiches.  Most sandwiches are served on a ciabatta roll which makes a nice meal.  They have daily specials (including happy hour) and breakfast is served until 2 pm on weekends (at least this was our experience).  This location is the fifth of the Neighborhood Grills family.  Check out  for other locations and menu options. 

Doofers – this “rural”  sports bar will please as there are many TVs for viewing your favorite team and/or game.   Doofers is located in the east part of the Renton Highlands at 16430 SE 128th St.   The staff was nice enough to change a number of  TVs to various games so that we could have the optimal viewing experience for Sunday NFL football.   We shared the beef sliders (served on potato rolls) and wings…choosing the mild sauce (great flavor). has a variety of reviews…mostly good but service and wait time seem to be an issue here and there. 

Something I missed this month… Seattle Restaurant week  In case you missed it also, check out the next Seattle Restaurant Week in the Spring.

And something old….Elysian Fields.  Need to give a shout out to Jimmy…great service, best bartender in the city! Strongly recommending the Lamb Ragu – really good, the noodles that were used made it extra special.  Skip the Cuban Sandwich.