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March News

We are fortunate to have so many things to enjoy in the Northwest. This month, check out an upcoming seafood event, learn about a rustic yet elevated venue for weddings and private parties, and find out about three new places you'll want to enjoy.

Ocean Shores Razor Clam and Seafood Festival

Seafood lover? You cannot go wrong here. Crab shooters, scallops, grilled razor clams, oysters, and more. The festival's Clam Chowder Contest features nine restaurants offering public tastings. Purchase a tasting passport onsite and vote for your favorite in the People's Choice category. For the second year, a partnership with the Port Angeles Crab & Seafood Festival means Dungeness crab dinners and a Sunday Crab Benedict brunch! Smash burgers, Russian dumplings, live music, artist booths, beer, wine, espresso-so much, Plus it's on a dig weekend if you'd like to dig your own clams! You really can't go wrong. Mark your calendars!

The Razor Clam and Seafood Festival is presented by the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino and produced by the City of Ocean Shores. March 17-19, 2023, Ocean Shores Convention Center. Admission is free. Whole crab dinners are $45, half $25. Please order in advance to ensure availability (click here). Crab Benedict Brunch is $25 and includes a Bloody Mary or Mimosa. Tickets must be purchased in advance here . Friday, 3/17, noon-8 p.m., Saturday, 3/18, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, 3/19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Razor Clam Festival

Whistlin' Jack's Outpost & Lodge

Don't you love special occasion events that perfectly capture and reflect the people being celebrated? And if those people are you, don't you want your venue to be all about what you love? Like the great outdoors, nature surrounding you; coziness, intimacy, and warmth indoors. Basically, a boutique rustic mountain celebration. And that is just what Whistlin' Jack's Outpost & Lodge offers. Experience the simplicity and tranquility of this venue, while enjoying your favorite foods and beverage provided by in-house catering. Do it your way.

Whistlin' Jack's Lodge is located at 20800 WA-410 in Naches, Washington, next door to Mount Rainier National Park near Chinook Pass in the central Cascades. Call or make arrangements online. 509-658-2433.

Café Hagen

Café Hagen, Freya Bakery, Hagen Coffee Roasters, Venture Coffee Company - they're all one family. The latest Café Hagen resides on the top of Queen Anne hill, fulfilling the desire of the owner to have an all-day café. You can find the same breakfast and lunch favorites from the Uptown, South Lake Union, and Pike Place Market locations, along with a dinner menu, cocktails, beer, and wine. Café Hagen is based on the best elements of hygge, the well-being you feel from enjoying the best things in life. Specialty coffee, home made pastries, elegant and inviting neighborhood spaces. Visit soon!

Find all Café Hagen locations at At the moment, only the top-of-the-hill Queen Anne location offers dinner at 2128 Queen Anne Ave N. No reservations needed.

Rare Society

San Diego-born and featuring their signature style of wood-fired Santa Maria grilling, Rare Society has come to Mill Creek. The concept weaves inspiration from vintage Las Vegas steakhouses alongside a modern dining aesthetic. It's not just about the meat (although that would be enough); check out their sustainably sourced seafood (seafood towers!) and progressive cocktail programs. Don't even start us on the Snicker's Tart dessert. When you want beef but can't decide what cut, go for the Board, a selection of chef-determined cuts of the night. Fun, elegant-yet-casual interior - don't miss that fireplace just inside the front door.

Rare Society is located at 13223 39th Ave SE in Mill Creek. Dinner is offered Wednesday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to close. Happy Hour is available Wednesday through Sunday, 4-6 p.m. 425-777-4590.

Next Level Burger

It's America's first 100% plant-based burger joint! Because food is our future, this casual spot is helping fight climate change by going plant based. Every burger, every shake, every day. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you're saying, "Excellent!" If not, you may be thinking this is just another place with a juiced-up concept and marginal-tasting food. You could not be more wrong. Their scratch-made organic mushroom and quinoa patty is amazing. They also offer a Beyond Burger, and an Actual Veggies Chipotle Black Bean patty. For March, don't miss the Lucky Leprechaun Shake and Seattle Nacho Fries Week, a vegan nacho feast.

The newest Next Level Burger location is in Ballard at 1401 NW 46 th Street, Ste 126, 206-800-6090. You can also find them in Roosevelt at 1026B NE 64th Street, 206-752-6200. The Lucky Leprechaun Shake is available throughout March. Seattle Nacho Week is March 6-12.

Café to Café Grand Tour of the Pacific Northwest

Love scenic rides and great food? Café to Café was meant for you. Sign up to get a list of 15 restaurants and head to each between March and September 30, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. Sure, Café to Café was created for motorcycle riders, but there is no reason (except for those off-road suggestions) you and your car can't join in the fun. Once registered, you'll get a packet with all the details. Riding/driving to all the beautiful areas can get you a handsome certificate, and dining at the locations gets you bonus points! Eating to win - brilliant!

For all the details and to sign up, go to Café to Café Grand Tour: Ride to eat, eat to ride! (

March 2023

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