Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Spur makes it on Conde Nast Traveler's Hot Tables List of 2009

The editors of Conde Nast Traveler magazine say, "Each year, our team of voracious eaters sets off, fork in hand, to search out the world's most exciting new restaurants—as always, traveling anonymously and paying for every last bite of foie gras. Countless courses later, we discovered there's something for every taste and budget—from bargain prix fixes in Paris to blowout feasts in Dubai."

Spur is greatly honored to have made it onto this list in our first year.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A David Nelson summertime creation on Spur’s July drink menu: The Side Saddle

Bartender David Nelson came up with this drink, inspired by some of the ice cream flavor ideas from our last contest and as a play on the classic whiskey and ginger ale "Horse's Neck" cocktail. (A drink named so for its garnish of a long lemon peel hung over the side of the glass, looking like a horse’s neck.)

Nelson’s variation on this very simple cocktail is ingredient-driven. It's made with a brandy he infuses with pineapple and sage, ginger beer, and a house made pineapple syrup. Served in a highball with a lime wedge it’s super refreshing and so summertime-- one of his new drinks celebrated on the July drinks menu at Spur Gastropub.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Spur Gastropub Turns One: Send us Your Photos

Spur will be turning one year old on Saturday, July 18 and to celebrate we’re asking you to send in photos of your nights at Spur to information@spurseattle.com. Email those digital pics in by this Friday July 10 and we’ll put them all together in a slide show that we’ll be showing the night of the 18th.

That night we’ll have Fish House Punch drink specials and some other treats in store. We hope you can join us. We’ll open at 5pm, per usual, with the fun really starting at 9:30.
photo by Kristin Zwiers.

Friday, July 3, 2009

July Menu at Spur

Bibb Lettuces 9
chevre. green goddess dressing. hazelnut.

Sockeye Salmon Crostini* 9
mascarpone. caper. pickled shallot.

Bill & Steph’s Tomatoes 10
rocket. dill crouton. olive oil.

Parmesan Gnocchi 9
spring vegetables. chive pudding.

Hamachi Tartare* 16
chiogga beet. champagne vinegar. horseradish leaf.

Veal Sweetbreads* 18
fava bean. spring onion jam.

Papardelle 14
chanterelles. peas. ricotta.

Washington Chicken Confit 10
mustard. garlic chips. scallion.

Game Hen 22
potato puree. baby carrots. consommé.

Pork Belly Sliders 12
apricot. mustard. bourbon.

Bison Burger * 15
beefsteak tomato. tasmanian peppercorn. shoestrings.

Rib Eye Steak* 28
walla walla onion rings. horseradish.