Blending light tapas with imported desserts, an array of wine, and dancing, Pastíche's confines conjure up Old-World sentiments to create relaxing and romantic evenings. Pleasing vino virtuosos, Pastíche pours an assortment of 17 red wines, including Hugger Mugger pinot noir from Walla Walla Valley, Washington ($8/glass), and the 2007 Baer Winery ursa red blend ($15/glass), which was born out of alchemists' failure to blend merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, and petit verdot into a brick of pure gold. Glass tilters can also choose from 10 white wines by the glass, including the Tucker Cellars muscat canelli ($6) or Delaporte sancerre ($9).
To properly pair one of Sax's specialty cocktails with an entree, simply read the personified cocktail name, then apply logic. For instance, a Miles Davis—Godiva chocolate liqueur, Stoli Razberi, Chambord, and a splash of cream ($8)—would likely fill his trumpet-blowing cheeks with a hearty 10-ounce flatiron steak served aside white-truffle mashed potatoes and veggies ($18). And a Bossa Nova—mixed with 10 different cane rums, limes, simple syrup, and soda ($8)—wouldn't be able to pick a plate because Bossa Nova is a music style, not an autonomous music-legend cocktail. Other entrees include seafood risotto ($18), pasta primavera ($14), and 14-ounce lamb chops served over Mediterranean couscous ($22).
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Depending on when you arrive at Old Town Bistro, you may think you've reached two completely different venues. During the week, chef David Ortiz and his staff serve up steaks, salads, and pastas. Prizing eclecticism over any particular type of cuisine, house specialties include fish and chips platters with house-cut fries and barbecue sandwiches loaded with pork shoulder that's been smoked for 24 hours.
On the weekend, the eatery transforms into a dance club with a thundering 10,000-watt sound system. Local DJs test the limits of eight house subwoofers, spinning tracks synched to videos on 10 flat screens. The sprawling dance floor keeps dancers in motion beneath a colorful swirl of disco lights as opposed to a colander taped on a spotlight
Grab some friends and head on over to Sullys Lounge for great pub grub. For conscientious eaters, Sullys Lounge has plenty fresh and healthy items on the menu. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Sullys Lounge, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Sullys Lounge provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Got the whole gang with you? Sullys Lounge is a great pick for large parties. You'll also catch a live DJ spinning at Sullys Lounge some evenings.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Sullys Lounge — it's strictly casual. Call Sullys Lounge for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Sullys Lounge patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the Queen Anne Ave N location.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Sullys Lounge.
Dante's Steak and Grog in Seattle offers a wide selection of prime steak choices, including sirloin and filet mignon. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Dante's Steak and Grog's full bar to top off your meal. Just around the workday bend are Dante's Steak and Grog's happy hour food and drink bargains. Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Dante's Steak and Grog's wifi. The restaurant also features a DJ, and guests are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Dante's Steak and Grog, so plan accordingly. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Dante's Steak and Grog offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.