Michael Mina: Bring Your Restaurant to Bellevue!

On Monday it was reported that the San Francisco based Mina Group, Inc., a high-end restaurant management company founded by Michael Mina with almost 20 restaurants nationwide, is looking to bring their RN74 concept in San Francisco to Seattle. Michael Mina is a nationally renowned chef known for unparalleled cuisine and restaurant […]

Z’Tejas Celebrates Administrative Assistants Week

Z’Tejas is asking bosses and managers to let them know why they think their Administrative Assistant is a star. Those submitting entries can submit their ‘story’ to All submissions need to be submitted by Friday, April 16th by end of day. As an official sponsor of the event, the winning […]

Seattle Restaurant Week Comes to Bellevue

April 18th – 29th, 106 of the area’s best restaurants will offer 3-course dinners for $25 as part of ‘Seattle Restaurant Week.’ The 5 local restaurants representing Downtown Bellevue include Artisanal Brasserie, Barrio, Purple Café and Wine Bar, Seastar, and Wild Ginger. Barrio, Purple Café, and Wild Ginger will also be offering a […]

Downtown Bellevue Gets a 2nd Pho Shop

A new pho shop and Vietnamese cafe is opening in Downtown Bellevue, doubling the count of pho shops to 2 (What the Pho? being the other one). Pho All Day will be taking over the old space vacated by Chantanee Thai, in the strip mall on 105th which had recently […]

Artisanal at The Bravern Hosts Free Event: Spring Fling

If you have wanted to sample Artisanal’s French cuisine, but are waiting for a freebie, now’s your chance!  On April 10th and 11th, Artisanal is presenting their “Spring Fling,” which will include a free wine and cheese tasting; free valet parking when dining; live jazz music; the official opening of […]

Gentleman’s Club Coming to Downtown Bellevue

Almost 2 years since the old Safeway location was abandoned, investors from the AFD Group have bought the property for $50 Million and have plans to build a Gentleman’s Club at the location. A spokesperson for AFD Group said in their release, “A Gentleman’s Club will offer another great entertainment […]

The Cheesecake Factory Adds Happy Hour

The Cheesecake Factory has launched nationwide happy hour that includes the Downtown Bellevue location at Bellevue Square. Cheesecake’s happy hour is from 4pm – 6pm, Monday – Friday in the bar. The happy hour includes both food and drink specials. Appetizers are $5, and other food items are from $3.95 […]

Bellevue Italian Restaurant Andiamo For Sale

According to locally owned Andiamo Italian restaurant has recently put the restaurant up for sale. The 1,633 square-foot restaurant was established 14 years ago in 1996. The owner is asking for $220,000 to buy the restaurant and all of the equipment and furniture within it. The restaurant can seat […]

Barrio’s $100 Tequila Shot

There is a little known gem that sits on the shelf at Barrio Bellevue – Don Julio Real tequila. The bottle it’s contained in alone is something to behold, decanter-like and embraced with silver agave leaves, which to me look like hands holding up the bottle as if a holy […]