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  • A Word from Chad ~ June 2015

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    June is a great month for life’s celebrations: from Father’s Day to graduations, weddings to end of school, June is the launchpad to a great summer ahead. As a business, we are looking forward to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, the patios opening at AQUA and El Gaucho Bellevue, the DeLille Legacy Winemaker Dinner […]

  • Alexey Nikolaev – Saxophonist for El Gaucho Seattle

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    Since 2000, Alexey Nikolaev lives and works in Seattle. He performs with groups, Axiom Quartet, Greg Williamson Quartet (Ponyboy Records), Jay Thomas Big Band, Emerald City Big Band, and is a member and saxophonist soloist of Doctor Funk Band (Strokeland Records) www.doctorfunk.com. As a recording artist, Alexey performs and records with musicians like pianists John Hansen, […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ May 2015

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    I’m writing this note with a big smile on my face, because it’s 82 degrees in Portland right now. I watched the Trailblazers win while enjoying a cigar and a bourbon in our newly remodeled cigar room. This incredible weather compels me to get back to the BBQ, and I shamelessly admit to being a […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ April 2015

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    Spring is here! I’m writing this letter in the sunshine on my back patio, and it feels like it is 70 degrees. I love this time of year, when life renews and the bounty returns to the Pacific Northwest. What do I get excited about this time of year? Halibut season has begun and our […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ March 2015

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    A Word from Chad ~ March 2015 Every year our team tackles a major initiative to help move our company forward. For 2015, our goal is to evaluate how to enhance the guest experience, so that everyone who enters our doors feel like they are regulars. A recent experience has made me rethink the entire […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ February 2015

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    Our email is coming out a day early since tomorrow is going to be a very exciting day. There’s another reason, too: a reminder that all of our restaurants are closed tomorrow for our annual team party. For eleven years now, our team and their families, have joined together to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday. Without […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ January 2015

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    Happy New Year! A new year brings a level of excitement, a chance to turn over a new leaf and accomplish new goals. It’s also a time of reflection over the past year and to take stock, and evaluate. I once heard a quote, “Isn’t it nice to know that some of the best days […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ December 2014

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    The winter holidays are a favorite time of year for our family of restaurants, because these special celebrations give opportunities to gather together and create memories. Whether at one of our special events (see listings below), or when you choose to spend a special holiday meal with us, we are honored to spend the holidays […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ November 2014

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    By the time this email hits your inbox, I’ll be on a plane bound for China. Visit Seattle, the city’s official destination marketing association has invited me to join them on this amazing trip. I currently serve as the Visit Seattle finance chair and the purpose of our trip is to meet over 400 customers […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ October 2014

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    Celebrate fall and join us this month as we highlight local lamb on our menus. We’ve partnered with the American Lamb Board to feature unique lamb dishes showcasing one of our partner suppliers, Anderson Ranch. Located in the Willamette Valley, the Anderson’s have been raising Oregon grass fed lamb for five generations. Their sustainable practices […]