PNW Connection

Join us as we explore the fascinating people, places and things that captivate those who live, work and play in the Pacific Northwest -- or as we lovingly refer to as “The PNW”. Here, we team up with select PNW thought leaders to share some of our observations and insights about what makes the PNW so extraordinary.

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Veterans Day is right around the corner and here at Ivar’s, it’s a holiday we take very seriously. To honor and show our appreciation for those who have served our country, we’re offering veterans and active duty military a complimentary entrée during both lunch or dinner.

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Halloween is almost here and it’s the perfect excuse to get all dressed up (maybe we’ll see a couple Dancing Clams trick-or-treating around the Sound this year). But it’s not only about your costume, it’s also a clamtastic time to get creative with adult beverages.

 

In fact, we’ve been testing away in the kitchen at our Ivar’s Mukilteo location to come up with the spookiest Halloween cocktails around. No matter what your favorite poison is, we’ve concocted three cocktails that suit the occasion wickedly. 

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Now that football season is in full swing, it’s game time, and we’re not just talking about on the field. No matter who’s playing, a good tailgate can take your experience from subpar to excellent in a short amount of time. The key to a good tailgate is good food (although good company doesn’t hurt either). To help step up your cooking game, we’re sharing some of Chef Chris Garr’s (Ivar’s Acres of Clams) favorite dishes for the perfect tailgate this season. 

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We’ve partnered with Red Tricycle, Western Chief and Seattle Children’s Theatre on a fall Explore Seattle Sweepstakes. If you once lived in Seattle or never visited, now’s your chance to win the ultimate Seattle prize package. 

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Calling all Seattle Thunderbirds fans – this one’s for you! Our T-Birds Tickets & Dinner Contest gives fans the chance to win weekly prizes like a $25 gift card to Ivar’s or two tickets to a game. We’re also giving away a special prize pack including four tickets to the game on Oct. 21 versus the Moose Jaw Warriors (which also happens to be Ivar’s Fan Appreciation Game Night), $100 Ivar’s gift card, a behind the scenes facility tour and an official Thunderbirds hockey puck! 

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We’re self-proclaimed lovers of seafood (how could we not be), and with October being National Seafood Month, we thought we’d spread the love with a couple of our favorite recipes. From crustaceans to fish and bivalves, we just can’t get enough. Below you’ll find some of our go-to recipes from Ivar’s Seafood Cookbook to make when you’re in a pinch or need something that hits the mark every time. 

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As the temperatures warm in the Pacific Northwest, every local in the know heads north the gems of the region: the San Juan Islands. These scattered islands are rural and isolated, but they draw many locals and visitors to their shores every summer. Reaching the San Juans requires advanced planning and funds to spare. But once you reach the peaceful, relaxing island shores, you immediately realize why it’s a treasured vacation destination. 

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We’ve had quite the summer here in the Pacific Northwest with beautiful weather, but it’s time to say goodbye to 80-degree days and welcome back fall foliage and rainy days. Just because the weather is cooling down doesn’t mean the fun activities should. To embrace the changing of the seasons, we’re sharing our list of fall happenings and must-dos around the Puget Sound to keep you entertained all season long.

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The Pacific Northwest offers a natural bounty of fresh produce and great choices for seafood. At Ivar’s, full-serve chefs have the liberty of developing relationships with regional farmers and fisherman to craft uniquely delicious menus for their respective fresh sheets. Respected longtime Ivar’s fish buyer, Omar Field, also has indelible ties to North American tribal leaders, boats, families and fisheries to ensure the best quality wild fish (at competitive prices) lands on our customers’ plates. The salmon he brings to Ivar’s Seafood Bars is no exception!

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Blue Friday specials are back just in time for football season! Now through December, show your Seahawks pride by wearing blue or green to score Ivar’s approved deals. From drinks to seafood and burgers, delicious deals are only a visit away. Valid only at Seafood Bars, Kidd Valley, Acres of Clams, Salmon House and Mukilteo Landing.

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