Author: Denise Sakaki

Munchbar and Piano Bash’s Red Carpet Grand Opening Party

Downtown Bellevue received the Hollywood treatment, red carpet, celebrities and all, during the Friday opening party of new restaurants Munchbar and Piano Bash. The outside corridor in Bellevue Square near the skybridge to Lincoln Square was transformed into a velvet rope entryway, complete with a long line of guests eager […]

Munchbar and Piano Bash Opening Weekends Feature Celebrity Lineup

Prepare your appetite for food and entertainment as the highly-anticipated double openings of Munchbar and Piano Bash promise to keep your weekend calendar full from the end of January, straight into February. Munchbar, the comfort-food-meets-luxury-lounge restaurant will have opening events starting on Friday, January 28th, from 8pm, where special guest […]

Munchbar and Piano Bash Opening in Bellevue January 27th

Bellevue is celebrating the New Year in style with 2 new concept restaurants opening at the end of this month. The dueling piano-themed Piano Bash and the specialty comfort food-styled Munchbar are both opening on January 27th. The restaurants are located in Bellevue Square, adjacent to the sky bridge leading towards […]

Tasting the Din Tai Fung Experience

There’s a new food vocabulary term that’s literally upon the lips of everyone – xiao long bao. It’s the term coined in Shanghai for a style of steamed dumplings, where a little meatball is surrounded with stock in a jellied form, allowing it to be wrapped in a delicate wonton […]

Halloween Haunts in Downtown Bellevue

All Hallows’ Eve approaches, and there are several events and activities available for all ages when Halloween comes on Sunday the 31st. Trick-or-Treating in Old Bellevue Family-friendly activities include Trick-or-Treating in Old Bellevue, where over a dozen shops and restaurants along the corridor, on 103rd Ave and Main Street, will […]

Top 3 Desserts in Downtown Bellevue

You know you can’t fight it. It’s impossible. You’ve just had an amazing meal, you couldn’t think of eating another bite, yet the server glides by, tempting you with a look at the dessert menu. You don’t want to give an outright “no,” as that would be rude, so you […]

Burger Battle: Contest to Name John Howie Steak’s Epic Burger

There’s a legal drama at work in the heart of Downtown Bellevue, but the accused isn’t wearing an orange jumpsuit, but something more like fried onion rings wrapped between 2 grilled cheese sandwiches. The “Triple By-Pass Burger,” an eye-poppingly indulgent sandwich newly offered at John Howie Steak, is being threatened by […]

Celebrate Restaurant Week in Bellevue

Over 100 of some of the best local restaurants are offering 3-course dinners for only $25 during Seattle Restaurant Week, October 17th – 28th. Don’t want to wait for dinner? Several of these restaurants will also offer 3-course lunch menus for $15. Of those participating, 5 restaurants are in Downtown […]

Weekend Wrapup of Bellevue Art Fairs

For 1 weekend out of the year, Downtown Bellevue becomes a city fully immersed in the celebration of art and creative expression. From July 23rd – 25th, 3 different art fairs filled the streets with artist booths, music, and live performance. The weather proved a perfect match for the annual […]