My Edmonds Restaurant News: Pi, anyone? March holidays to celebrate

Steve Stefanowicz will perform during American Brewing Co.'s 5th anniversary party Saturday.
Steve Stefanowicz will perform during American Brewing Co.’s 5th anniversary party Saturday.

Anniversary celebration at American Brewing: It’s been open for five years and they invite you all to come celebrate on Saturday, March 5, from noon-5 p.m. Hot dogs will be served from 1-4 p.m., in memory of Big Mike. Steve Stefanowicz will provide live music from 2-5 p.m.
Thanks to Adam and Joe, there’ll be special beers to sip and plenty of opportunities to score American Brewing swag.

Other March events invoke food festivities

EinsteinBDayPiDayPi Day is a ten days away! For those who are uninitiated, or unrelated to math geeks, here’s the scoop:

Pi Day is the unofficial holiday held to celebrate the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14, or in the month/day date format as 3.14; since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of pi. March 14 happens to be the birthday of Albert Einstein, so the two events are sometimes celebrated together, which means a round cake, as in birthday cake, could qualify as Pi Day fare.

Don’t be the last to know where to go on 3.14 to get your fill of sweet and savory, circular shaped, goods! The pie-sibilities are endless! I’ll start with pizza pies.

Pagliacci Pizza, 10200 Edmonds Way.

Edmonds Bakery has many crunchy circular choices. Order up a pair of two of their delicious calzones and place back to back to create a “Pi-shaped” dish.

Counter-serve chain, Garlic Jim’s: 9796 Edmonds Way, features a long list of specialty pies, and includes gluten-free options.

Get Greek-style geek pies at Kebella’s Pizza & Pasta, located at 630 Edmonds Way.

Portofino Restaurant & Bar,1306 Olympic View Dr. offers a Chocolate Calzone in addition to their savory pies, so all of your pie needs are covered in one stop.

Here and There Grill will offer Chicken Pot Pie the week of March 14. This is an amazing pastry-topped dish, loaded with shredded chicken breast and lots of veggies in creamy béchamel.

Our local restaurants have delicious pies on menu, main meal or dessert. The savory item on the Chanterelle March menu is Chicken, Corn and Green Olive Deep Dish Tamale Pie. Dessert menu features a personal favorite –Deep Dish Pecan Pie, but a slice of Marionberry pie, served warm and ala mode, or a Key lime slice will satisfy one’s sweet pie cravings.

Celebrating with friends? Find favorites at our local stores and bakeries. Order a special Pi-Day themed baked item. Try Frosted Cupcakes and Cakes, 102 5th Ave. N. in Edmonds,, or our Edmonds Bakery at 418 Main St, Check out the sweet and savory pie options at PCC, QFC or the IGA.

Don your green garb, and celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, on Thursday, March 17. Our local eateries and bars are up to the task. They’ll tickle your taste buds with green-tinted suds and ale, the perfect libations to wash down their Celtic cuisine.

ChurchKeySignChurch Key Pub, 109 4th Ave. N., Edmonds: draft list includes Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, and Kilkenny plus a special deal- a “buy the pint keep the [Guinness] glass.” Come in early- quantity of glassware is limited. There will be whiskey specials and a local duet, Cedarfolk, will perform traditional Irish music from 6 to 9 pm. Open at 2 p.m.-last call at 10:30 p.m.

Corned beef sliders at Church Key.
Corned beef sliders at Church Key.

Food includes: Corned Beef Sliders -fresh sliced corned beef on brioche buns with Guinness horseradish aioli, topped with melted Dubliner cheese. Yum! Guinness Beef Stew- Tender beef, pearl onions, Yukon gold potatoes, carrots and Guinness Extra Stout, slow cooked and served with Irish soda bread biscuits.

Also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is the Juice Bar at Harbor Square Athletic Club, 160 W. Dayton, in Edmonds — offering a 12 oz. Mint Mocha on special, for the whole month of March!

2016StPat_bannerWorth the extra few miles’ drive- Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub, 122 128th St. S.E., Everett: Celtic celebrations there start next weekend, but the big events are on Thursday, March 17. Restaurant and Pub open at 7 a.m. There will be music, face painting and bagpipers. There will be plenty of corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, mashed potatoes, salads and homemade soda bread.

Readers, if you know about some amazing Irish celebrations not listed here- PLEASE SHARE!

Coming next time: an interview with Chef Maria Hines of Seattle Tilth, and Guest Chef at March 5th’s Edmonds Community College event- “Havana Nights” Auction and Gala.

Easter is just around the corner too- look for news on where to have your brunch and more.

Kathy Passage Hi Res— By Kathy Passage

A specialty gourmet food broker for over 30 years, Kathy Passage has in-depth knowledge on food and the special qualities of ingredients used in the exquisite products she helped bring to market. Kathy brings this unique perspective from the “other side of the plate” to writing about the food and restaurant scene in Edmonds.


  1. Updates! IRISH night at The Hook !! March 17 St. Patricks day. Music around 5 Dancers around 7. CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE, RACK OF LAMB, HOMEMADE SODA BREAD And lots of other great specials.. Green beer, Guinness, Irish Car Bombs, Irish coffees, Irish mule and more.
    CELTIC COWBOY BBQ- St. Patrick’s day menu starts March 12 through the week until Sunday March 18th. Reuben sandwich- smoked corned beef with sauerkraut or coleslaw, Swiss cheese and homemade Russian dressing all on toasted rye bread. Or try the corned beef cabbage stew which comes with homemade Irish soda bread on the side.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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