Most Seattle residents – new and longtime – are familiar with Dine Around Seattle, the semi-annual dining extravaganza that gives our wallets a break and our palates a treat.  Now that March has roared in like a lion, we present our 10 favorite reasons you should participate in this month’s Dine Around Seattle event:

  1. Three-course dinners for just $30 at many of Seattle’s finest restaurants
  2. If you live on the Eastside, you don’t have to worry about traffic on 520 – there are 10 restaurants on “your side” of the lake
  3. Who wants to cook Sunday through Thursday? Boring! Put down your spatula and get out of the house – it’s someone else’s turn to cook!
  4. Beignets! Two restaurants are serving up these fried doughy delights – bin on the lake is offering Sweet Cream Espresso Pot de Crème and Cinnamon Beignets, while Toulouse Petit is dishing up Beignets with Chicory Anglaise
  5. The extended menu descriptions on the DAS website make it easier than ever to decide where to dine, all on one website
  6. You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month at Lot No. 3 in Bellevue, with their Guinness-Braised Beef Short Ribs, Mustard Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots, and Orange-Shallot Gremolata
  7. There are 51 – yes 51! – restaurants to choose from.  If you can’t find something you like, you aren’t trying!
  8. ART Restaurant’s Bittersweet Tart, with “Fluffernutter” Ice Cream and Strawberry Preserves – who doesn’t love a good Fluffernutter?
  9. A steal of a deal at lunchtime, with 3-course meals at a measly $15 (there are 19 restaurants offering lunch)
  10. It’s Dine Around Seattle’s 10th anniversary –  it’s our duty to get out and celebrate!