Monday, November 4, 2013

On KING 5's New Day NW Tina of AAA Travel Talks Drinking on Cruises... and Invites Anne Magoon from McCracken Tough Restaurants to Show and Tell How We Have Fun Here in Seattle.


Thanks to Tina of AAA Travel for including Anne Magoon from McCracken and Tough's Spur in Seattle on today's show.  Watch Anne prepare a fun Cold Buttered Rum that'll have host Margaret Larson steaming.
Watch the segement here.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cooking Light Magazine "First Bites" May 2013 Story: Chefs McCracken and Toughs' Salmon Crostini from Spur in Seattle

In next month's Cooking Light we talk salmon with Cooking Light magazine's Food Editor Tim Cebula for their "First Bites/Today's Special" feature in the magazine.  "May in the Pacific Northwest means one thing above all: fantastically fresh salmon," he writes.  "We turned to Brian McCracken and Dana Tough, the chef-owners of the wildly popular gastropub Spur in Seattle, for a quick and easy dish that highlights this superb fish."  Head to the newsstand to grab a copy of the May issue, or check back here soon, where we'll share the magazine's recipe for Sockeye Salmon Crostini inspired by our menu staple at Spur. 

Thank you to the editors of Cooking Light for allowing us to talk about something we're so passionate about!  A salmon that tastes like the ocean. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

a Seattle afternoon of spring cocktail development here at Spur today.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vote for McCracken + Tough in Food & Wine's THE PEOPLE'S BEST NEW CHEF and tell your friends. You'll be entered to win a family style dinner for 8

Show your support for Seattle Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough and their restaurants Spur, Tavern Law, The Coterie Room and (coming soon) The Old Sage. Vote for them in Food & Wine magazine's THE PEOPLE'S BEST NEW CHEF and tell your friends. You'll be entered to win a family style dinner for eight at The Coterie Room. Here's how in two steps:

1. Tell your Facebook friends why you're casting your ballot for Brian McCracken and Dana Tough, and urge them to cast their vote too, by Monday at 2pm, online at Food & Wine here.

2. Share your Facebook post with us via a Facebook message to Spur here. 

One winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Facebook Tuesday, March 19th, so be watching the Spur Facebook page.

It’s such an honor to be nominated for this. McCracken and Tough are the only Chefs in Seattle on the list—with lots of competition in Oregon and even Hawaii. Vote Brian McCracken and Dana Tough!

While THE PEOPLE’S BEST NEW CHEF competition is the intellectual property of American Express Publishing Corporation (AEP), this promotional event is not sponsored or endorsed by AEP in any way and AEP does not, and will not, assume any liability or responsibility for any damage, expense, inconvenience, and/or loss to any persons or property whatsoever.

Relish Magazine Includes Spur in Nation's 10 Top Restaurants in the Country Redefining the Way We Look at Bar Food

Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough of Spur, in the running this week for Food & Wine magazine's THE PEOPLE'S BEST NEW CHEF, were included in the Relish magazine story showcasing the ten best bars in the nation to get some serious food.  To read the entire story and plan your road trip for some great eats, visit here.  Thank you Jennifer Wood of Relish.

And to vote for Chefs McCracken and Tough, please visit here and vote before Monday.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Saturday's Make A Wish Gala is Themed Mission Incredible- Chefs McCracken and Tough Have a Live Auction Item with the Crew of Deadliest Catch

We're excited for Saturday's event where one auction item will be: 

Do you think you’re cool enough to hang out with the Northwestern crew from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch? Captain Sig Hansen, Deck Boss Edgar Hansen, and a few of the crew will keep you and up to twenty of your friends company on a 57-foot private yacht while touring Lake Union at sunset. As if the Northwestern crew’s company and sweeping views of the Sound aren’t enough to make this a spectacular experience? Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough of the famed Seattle hot spots Tavern Law, Spur and Coterie Room will provide mouth-watering appetizers and a featured cocktail or two just for you! They will join you on the yacht to serve their concoctions and pour the freshly shaken and chilled cocktails to cap off this unforgettable evening on the lake.

• Yacht tour of Lake Union for up to 20
• Special guests Edgar Hansen, Sig Hansen and Jake Anderson from the show "The Deadliest Catch"
• Appetizers and cocktails provided by Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough
• Mixed case of 2011 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay and Joel Gott Alakai Red Wine
Mutually agreeable date/time between all parties. Expires March 9, 2014.

Will we see you at the Westin this Saturday in support of Make A Wish Foundation?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Our Valentine's Menu at Spur, Chefs McCracken and Tough

Valentine's Day Menu
February 14th 2013


celeriac. meyer lemon. pak choi

parsnip. hazelnut.brussel sprouts

sunchoke. grapefruit. escarole

bourbon. white chocolate. citrus

additional $40 for wine pairing
additional $45 for cocktail pairing
206.728.6706 to reserve

substitutions are politely declined.
-a gratuity of 18% may be included for parties of 6 or more.
*consuming raw or undercooked foods may cause food borne illness.
photo courtesy of Seattleite