Chicken & Champagne at Bok a Bok Fried Chicken

Chicken & Champagne at Bok a Bok Fried Chicken
Meet Bok a Bok: a Korean fried chicken joint and newly opened toast of the town in South Seattle. The fast casual concept by Chef Brian O’Conner (previously of Roux and Skillet) is just in time for summer – aka the season delicious spicy fried perfection. Stop in for a quick lunch with a Sake back or grab a 100 piece wings for your inaugural Hawks pre-season, game day party. The important part is you can get damn good chicken fast – plus a premium beverage to cool down. The Chicken: Before I dive into Chef O’Connor’s menu, let it be known that the chicken at Bok a Bok is not your ordinary fried chicken. This is the Cristal of chicken with a fiery Korean twist. Bite into a moist juicy boneless thigh coated in fluffy batter with an audible...
Continue reading

Seattle’s Meaningful Merrymaking

Seattle’s Meaningful Merrymaking
Summer in Seattle is known to be one of the finest secrets in the nation. With summer soirees just around the corner, that secret is about to be savored among locals and tourists alike. We can almost taste the outdoor movie popcorn. We can almost hear Ben Harper at Marymoor and Steve Miller at Chateau Ste Michelle. We can almost feel the sun… almost. How can you make the most of the summer season? My advice is to make it meaningful; no matter where you celebrate summer, there are awesome causes and Seattle charity events that make it easy to kill two birds with one stone. Pick a cause, enjoy life to the fullest, and make a difference. Here are some of our favorites to get you started. Negroni Week @ Six Seven June 6 - 12 Negroni Week is...
Continue reading

Flavor of the week: Seattle Strawberry

Flavor of the week: Seattle Strawberry
Strawberries are not exotic. They aren’t a part of the latest food trend. They aren’t as summer nostalgic as blackberries or good for muddling like raspberries. But as one of the most popular flavors of all time… It’s not so bad being a strawberry. Whether you like ‘em traditional with rhubarb, pickled or reinvented, we got you covered. Here’s our list about where to get your fix for National Strawberry Month – best enjoyed with a very expensive glass of champagne. Berry Boozy Strawberry Fields Clever Bottle Stop at this slice of sophistication amidst Belltown’s bar row for your daily dose of class. Strawberry Fields is more than just the double-A side with Penny Lane. Try strawberry infused tequila with citrus and pink sea salt. More refined than its sister drink, the margarita, but just as fun to be around....
Continue reading

Heaven Sent Seattle Easter Brunch

Heaven Sent Seattle Easter Brunch
Brunch is a meal that brings us together to transcend the boundaries of breakfast and lunch. On the first day of spring, Seattleites everywhere looked towards the sky and thanked the-powers-that-be for impending pleasant weather. As the sun makes regular appearances, it will once again be socially acceptable to stand outside of the most popular restaurants in the city and wait patiently to partake in the holy ritual of brunch. Because Easter Sunday is just around the corner, all walks of spirituality will be honoring brunch and with some of the best chefs in the country you best believe we’re #blessed. Six Seven $75 per person, $45 per child A brunch spread fit for a king (or queen). Six Seven’s stellar views of the sound will set the mood for this royal feast. Choose from options like the Iced Local...
Continue reading

Like a Boss: Inspiration from Seattle Women in Fine Dining

Like a Boss: Inspiration from Seattle Women in Fine Dining
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand Tuesday, March 8 th is International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the achievements of women across the world, but it also opens a discussion about a gender gap and global injustices. Here in Seattle we are blessed to be part of a culture where women are free to kick ass and take names – which they do. We’re holding our own all over this city, but for a foodie, fine dining is an especially exciting space. Who is your favorite local boss lady? Here are a few of mine: Maria Hines – Tilth , Golden Beetle , Agrodolce Iron chef Maria Hines is a purveyor of sustainable excellence. She opened the American hub for organic; Tilth in 2006, the Mediterranean -inspired Golden...
Continue reading

The Greatest Love of All: Valentine’s Day Menu Specials

The Greatest Love of All: Valentine’s Day Menu Specials
If you haven’t booked your dinner plans yet, you are late to cupid’s beautiful sap fest. But purveyors of love and good food, fear not. There are still some reservations left. Avoid getting stuck cooking chicken parm at home again and find a Valentine’s Day option that tickles your fancy. Here are my picks for foodies and fun lovers: Tilth For pairs with a conscious palate, Tilth’s Valentine’s Day pre-fixe is for you. Cuisine is prepared with certified-organic or wild ingredients. Chef Maria Hines emphasizes the importance of community and the intent behind Tilth is to serve food that makes diners feel comfortable. The Valentine’s Day pre-fixe includes four courses with three different options for each course. Options include Seared St. Jude’s Albacore Tuna with maitake, fennel, blood orange and Porcini Ash-Crusted Venison with swiss chard, anson mills corn polenta,...
Continue reading

Be a Foodie Tourist at Pike Place

Be a Foodie Tourist at Pike Place
We live in a part of the country where it’s easy to feel like the pine trees, the Sound, and mountain trifecta are just a stationary backdrop of the grueling, monotonous nine to five commute. It might take an out-of-towner’s mid-viaduct exclamation that “this is the most beautiful part of the country” to remember that… This IS the most beautiful part of the country. When was the last time you ventured toward the vibrancy of the local vendors at Pikes Place to taste flavors of the Pacific Northwest? I recently found myself down on Pike for what seemed like the first time – don’t miss the secret perks of your own backyard. Here’s how: 1. Rise and grind Take a journey through the abundance of places cultivating quality, locally roasted, artisan brew. From the pioneers of fair trade; Café Vita...
Continue reading

Top 5 Ways to Eat your Feelings on Super Bowl XXXXX

Top 5 Ways to Eat your Feelings on Super Bowl XXXXX
The Hawks had a good run despite its tragic end. We can look back fondly on Baldwin’s one handed snag against Minnesota, Rawls’ 209-yard game against San Francisco, and Lockett’s unexpected rookie year. Does Cam Newtown’s record breaking season and smug pearly white sneer sting? Yes. But I’m here to let you know that the Hawks will fly again, the Broncos could upset the Panthers, and if all else fails, you can still eat your feelings. Here’s how: 1. Artichoke Dip @ Yard House : Who doesn’t love the Yard House? This spacious, swanky sports bar is equipped with over 100 craft and imported beers on tap plus a menu that’s stacked. Eat your feelings 101: Get the Lobster, Crab & Artichoke Dip. The creamy four cheese blend comes with chips and baked pita will halt your tears for at...
Continue reading

Let Them Eat Seattle (Chocolate) Cake

Let Them Eat Seattle (Chocolate) Cake
Who doesn’t love a special occasion; a reason to celebrate? A sheet cake that says “we love you” with red frosting roses. One single candle atop of fluffy tundra of buttercream. The off tune singing ceases and what do you wish for? More cake, of course. There’s layer, bunt, fruit, cup, devil’s food, angel’s food, king, carrot, cheese, coffee, Funfetti, ice cream, and perhaps most well-loved of all: chocolate cake. Where will you be on National Chocolate Cake Day? I know what Marie Antoinette would say. The only looming question is, can you have your cake and eat it too? Check out these Seattle spots and find out for yourself. Salty's Salty’s World-Famous White Chocolate Mousse Cake w/ raspberry coulis Known for the fresh seafood and sweeping view, Salty’s on Alki is clutch for special occaisons, date nights, or just...
Continue reading

Soup for the Cold Seattle Soul

Soup for the Cold Seattle Soul
Is the Seattle freeze real? Will our cold souls ever melt? Initiate the warm-up process with a little help from National Soup Month. There are stews, bisques, purees, cups and bowls; learn about some of our favorites in this heart-melting tale of 5 soups situated across neighborhoods, cultures, and flavor palates. What they all have in common is comfort …and in the words of Oliver “Please sir, I want some more!” Tortilla Soup, Fogón The mention of Fogón makes me mouth-water no matter what’s on the menu, and I always start with the tortilla soup. What makes this tortilla soup different from all the others? One reason might be their homemade corn tortillas – this is a family owned place out of Michoacán, Mexico and the authenticity shines through. With shredded chicken breast in broth with crispy tortilla strips, onions,...
Continue reading

Seattle’s December 25th Miracle Menus

Seattle’s December 25th Miracle Menus
The holidays can be demanding; full house of guests, high tension, and too many cooks in the kitchen. Lucky for Seattleites, there are dining options to get you out of the house and into someone else’s dining room. This year consider skipping the drama and bringing the loved ones out for the gift of good service and festive holiday cheer – stress free. Trellis 220 Kirkland Ave Price per adult: $80 Create a new family ritual this year at Trellis. Trellis is home to the year-round English-inspired afternoon tea and this season there’s one more reason to stop by and enjoy the seasonal specialty of the famed Heathman Hotel. Dungeness Crab and Winter Squash Soup are intriguing ways to kick off the thoughtful 4 course meal. Palisades 2601 W Marina Pl Price per adult: $62 A Christmas Day buffet gets...
Continue reading
Affiliate Disclaimer

The editors of Ville Magazine occasionally publish reviews, guides, and other product-focused articles. Those articles may recommend products or services to our readers or viewers. When we make these recommendations, we do so with complete editorial autonomy and without regard to affiliate or advertising relationships with Ville Magazine.  When Ville Magazine recommends a product, we really do recommend it without bias. With that said, our product-focused articles may include some affiliate links. In addition, we are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. If readers choose to buy the products we recommend, and use an affiliate link on our site to do so, our work will be supported by an affiliate commission from the retailer we link to. If readers choose to return those products because our recommendation didn’t match reality, we will not make a commission. Our reputation and the relationship our readers and viewers is of utmost importance. We will only recommend products and services that we genuinely believe are of value and we will make our best effort to explain our reasoning. Thank you for reading and supporting Ville Magazine.