Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tango Restaurant & Lounge

At the start of each new quarter at the University of Washington I would make it a point to treat myself with friends (or be treated by someone special on a date) to a delicious dinner at a restaurant I’d never been to before in Seattle.

These tasty outings were a way to indulge myself with good food and company before I had to confine myself to sleepless nights in the library once the quarter picked up (usually after the first week). They were also a way to celebrate a successful previous quarter… sort of like positive reinforcement conditioning.

One of the restaurants I was taken to on one of these outings was Tango restaurant and lounge on Pike Street on Capitol Hill. My date and I were having a caipirinha fetish and drank them all evening with a wonderful selection of latin influenced tapas. Our favorite tapa at Tango was the ‘cheap dates’ (bacon wrapped dates).

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The mood was set with dim lighting and zesty, modern décor. A huge party was being accommodated at the time I visited and the waiters were extremely accommodating and patient with the loud/drunk guests. It was a fun evening and a perfect start to a new college quarter.  

1100 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 583-0382

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar

Purple Café & Wine Bar is the definition of luxurious. It’s large, open atmosphere with a glass exterior and towering spiral showcase of wine interior makes it the perfect date location in downtown Seattle.

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Try a cheese platter, which can be a fun way to explore new flavors with your date! It can also be a good way to see if you have matching tastes… Obviously wine is a must at the Purple café. Let the waiter help you pair a wine with your course/cheese platter.

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I happened to dine at the Purple Café & Wine Bar on a date with a very special guy. He knew I had a weakness for wine and cheese so he kept them coming. We enjoyed a variety of blue cheeses and I had a fabulous time. Afterwards we enjoyed a stroll around downtown and found ourselves in the middle of a salsa dancing festival… thank god for liquid courage.

There are also locations in Woodinville, Kirkland, and Bellevue.

225 4th Ave

Seattle, WA 98101