Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Place To Be

There’s a Tavern in Seattle that’s packed every night, not surprising, it’s a Tom Douglas* place.

Brave Horse Tavern opened up in South Lake Union a year ago (April 7, 2011) and it’s the place to be right now in this up and coming neighborhood.  I took an out of town friend there last night (ran into local friends who had also brought out of town friends) and we both were in heaven.  He loved it because of the soft pretzel and sides the Tavern is now famous for. 

(photo courtesy: Rob Davis)

I loved it because they served me New Belgium La Folie on tap (which I hadn’t had since the Brewery tasting tour in December).

They’ve got Monday Brewer Nights (with places like Elysian, Boulevard and Rogue on the April schedule) from 4 to 7, Beer Club ($10 for a year which gives you discounts, deals and a subscription to Beer West Magazine) and always have Brick Oven Pretzels (malt boiled, hearth roasted).

If you are looking to head out in Seattle this weekend try Brave Horse (on Harrison & Terry) and take some out of town friends, it’s obviously the cool thing to do.

Douglas will be at Taste Washington doing a demo (with the demo dish being served at the Dahlia Lounge booth). 
Date: Sunday, April 1st
Time: 2:30pm: Tom's Demo on the Viking Chef's Stage
Where: Taste Washington is a two day extravaganza this year!  And if 200 wineries weren't enough, Tom Douglas will be on site at 2:30 when he gets on the Viking Chef's Stage to make leg of lamb with preserved lemon aioli and griddled olive bread.

*Douglas is a Seattle based chef, restaurant owner and James Beard winner who’s all about local ingredients.  He and his wife even have a farm over in Prosser, Washington helping to serve up local food at all of his restaurants.