Gaucho Gridiron

Beef & Liberty for All since 1953

  • Meet Michael Jordan, Executive Chef at El Gaucho Bellevue

    Kaizen (改善) is the Japanese word for “continual improvement” and this philosophy guided Executive Chef Michael Jordan on his culinary journey from his grandmother’s kitchen to 8 years working with Emeril Lagasse, then as chef/owner of the renowned and beloved Las Vegas restaurant, Rosemary’s.  Luckily for us, he has brought his incredible talent and leadership to […]

  • Celebrate the Arrival of Special Vintages from Betz Family Winery

    Since 1997, Betz Family Winery has been crafting compelling wines with individual character that are approachable, age-worthy and showcase Washington as a distinguished wine region.  Bob Betz began his winemaking career at Château Ste. Michelle in 1975 and founded Betz Family Winery in 1997, building it into one of Washington’s most critically-acclaimed wineries.  Their vineyard […]

  • Scenes from the 10th annual Washington State Wine Road Trip

    By Timothy Vasile, Wine Captain, El Gaucho Tacoma I just returned from a whirlwind five day road trip starting in Seattle, winding through Yakima, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain, and finally finishing in Walla Walla, where 50 of us from across the country were able to get deep one-of-a kind tours of vineyards, learn some techniques, […]

  • Three Cheers for El Gaucho’s Four Roses Baltic Porter

    “A quart of ale is a dish for a king” ~ William Shakespeare The El Gaucho team is always looking for a superb product at a great value for our guests, so when the opportunity arose for us to make our own beer, we jumped at the chance.  Creating something unusual that would pair well […]

  • Discover Avennia Wines – Currently Featured on Our Wine Lists

    Avennia Winemaker Chris Peterson; Our new feature set includes five stellar Avennia wines. “Wine is bottled poetry.” Robert Luis Stevenson Since their first release in 2012, Avennia has quickly gained a reputation as one of Washington’s most exciting wineries and has received incredible accolades, including a Top 10 Washington Wine, Red Wine of the Year […]

  • Terralta Tequila: A Celebration of Tradition and Innovation

    Described as a “mad genius,” Terralto Tequila Master Distiller Felipe Camarena is using his inventions “Igor” and “Frankenstein” to honor his family’s history and heritage of tequila making with technical innovations designed to increase sustainability, efficiency and produce the distinctive, award-winning flavor of Terralto tequila. The tradition and culture of small batch craft tequila always […]

  • Meet Tivoli Shiosaki, El Gaucho Bellevue’s New General Manager

    El Gaucho Bellevue’s new General Manager, Tivoli Shiosaki, grew up in a family with a deeply rooted culture of gathering around the table to celebrate and connect.  Tiv, as she is known to family and friends, was born in Seattle and grew up in Arlington, WA with parents who worked in the restaurant industry and […]

  • El Gaucho Hospitality Changes Name to Fire & Vine Hospitality

    In February 2017, we announced a partnership with Chef Jason Wilson and his restaurants Miller’s Guild, The Lakehouse and Civility & Unrest.  We recently announced the next step in the evolution of our shared management team, now known as Fire & Vine Hospitality. “The name, Fire & Vine, reflects our passion for cooking over live […]

  • Service Charge 101: How this model works for us

    The hospitality industry is evolving in Washington and Oregon, as it is across the country. With recent legislation at the federal, state and city level affecting minimum wage, tip-pooling practices, sick leave and predictive scheduling, it is hard to keep up with all the new rules and terms. When the Seattle City Council voted for […]