Gaucho Gridiron

Beef & Liberty for All since 1953

  • The evolution of the building at Seattle’s First and Wall Street

    From Union Hall to Restaurant—the evolution of the building at Seattle’s First and Wall Street This is one in a two part series detailing the structure at First and Wall, now home to El Gaucho Seattle and the Inn at El Gaucho. Part one takes us from construction to El Gaucho’s opening in 1996. Part […]

  • A Word From Chad ~ December 2015

    Giving. Generosity. Compassion: All words that have been woven into the fabric of our team since we started 19 years ago. “Building Strong Community” is a company value we take seriously, and we are privileged to give our time, resources, and energy to help develop and enhance the communities in which we live and work. […]

  • Supplier Highlight: Alchemy with Niman Ranch Pork

    “If you want a subject, look to pork!” Charles Dickens, Great Expectations. We completely agree with Mr. Dickens. Pork is such a versatile protein. This same animal gives us lean tenderloin, finely marbled belly, meaty shanks and of course, bacon. Another reason we love them is that pigs help sniff out truffles in the woods, […]

  • Current Menu Feature- Miso Marinated Black Cod

    Black cod is in season in the Pacific Northwest, and if you have not tried this delicious variety, now is your chance! Also known as a sablefish, this soft-textured and mildly flavored fish is considered a delicacy in many countries. The meat has a high oil content, containing about as much omega 3s as wild […]

  • Supplier Highlight – Every Fish Has a Story with Olympic Seafoods

    “The oceans are the planet’s last great living wilderness, man’s only remaining frontier on Earth, and perhaps his last chance to prove himself a rational species.” ~ John L. Culliney Finding the very best ingredients has always been one of the El Gaucho hallmarks and one of the ways we ensure that is to build […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ November 2015

    One night last week we had what I call an epic fail at our house. My boys have been looking forward to this for some time, had completed all of their homework, cleaned their room, and I made a special trip to pick “it” up. No, I’m not talking about a puppy (that’s a topic […]

  • Sautéed Spaghetti Squash Recipe

    Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to pasta, especially with the emergence of gluten-free and low-carb diets. No wonder it’s called vegetable spaghetti, vegetable marrow, or noodle squash. It has a mild, nutlike flavor that stands up well to hearty, rustic tomato sauces. The beauty of this squash is it can be stored at room […]

  • Frank S Holman III

    Frank was exposed to music at a very early age by his father who played trumpet in “Big Bands”. Influences included Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, and classical jazz masters such as Ahmad Jamal and Ramsey Lewis. Frank did the “classical piano lessons and recitals” thing in his teens, but soon found […]

  • Rustic Oven Roasted Kabocha Squash

    We continue to celebrate autumn’s harvest with mouthwatering squash recipes from our talented and creative chefs. If you’re looking for a great seasonal side dish that you can make ahead, this roasted Kabocha squash recipe fits the bill from El Gaucho Portland Executive Chef Steve Cain. A fun element of Kabocha squash is you can […]