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Updates on Outlier, our New Seattle Restaurant

5 Cocktails Inspired By the Royal Engagement

12-08-2017 | Brides

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal engagement has given us so much inspiration already: designers have created sketches of their vision for her dress, speculation has begun about the star-studded guest list, and one nail polish brand created a line of royal shades. Now, bartenders at Kimpton restaurants across the country have dreamed up five cocktails to celebrate the royal engagement!

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Healthy + Delicious: 9 Delightful Carrot Dishes Starring Our Favorite Taproot

12-04-2017 | OpenTable Blog

Slow-roasted carrots are embellished with Vadouvan curry spice. They arrive on thyme-boosted carrot puree. The pretty plate is filled out with pistachios, pureed dates, shaved smoked sheep’s milk feta, and a quenelle of yogurt.

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Best Restaurants and Bars Near Seattle Art Museum

11-28-2017 | Zagat

After taking in the Seattle Art Museum masterpieces that hang on the walls (or dominate the middle of rooms, like one of our favorite installations Mann und Maus by Katharina Fritsch), enjoy some of Seattle’s best culinary masterpieces, from fusion sushi rolls to all-day cafes boasting sandwiches topped with housemade bacon.

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11 Spiked Eggnog Recipes for Your Next Holiday Party

10-24-2017 |

Using fancy spirits and unique twists on traditional spiked eggnog, these 11 cocktails will please the crowd at any holiday soiree.

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The Best Happy Hours at Hotel Restaurants in Seattle

10-16-2017 | The Stranger

Outlier is the snazzy new restaurant at Hotel Monaco that replaces Sazerac, an ancient dinosaur of a restaurant that served up reliably good Cajun fare until its last days. I am happy to report that Outlier is a worthy successor. In fact, I'd say the place is more than just worthy—it's downright amazing.

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7 New Burgers You Need to Try in Seattle

08-25-2017 | Zagat Seattle

There is a house-ground cheeseburger at this swanky Downtown spot, but our hearts have been stolen by the blended burger. Maitake mushrooms are blended with beef and a melted fontina cheese center. Mushroom purée, miso aïoli and shiitake-onion relish top it all off.

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Seattle’s Scene Keeps Changing: Five Things You Wont Want to Miss

08-10-2017 | Huffington Post

When the Outlier Restaurant opened its doors in March this year, it made way for a scarce amenity in Seattle’s financial district: out back patio space with fire pits. With plates designed to share, and seasonal fare inspired by market fresh ingredients, the menu at Outlier Restaurant is as much global as it is local.

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Best Sandwiches in America 2017: Meet the winners

08-10-2017 | Restaurant Hospitality

Outlier has a globally inspired menu, said Applin, so in a nod to his predecessor, he created a Japanese variation of the classic New Orleans blackened fish sandwich with the togarashi blend in place of the more traditional Cajun seasoning.

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Beet It

08-01-2017 | Seattle Magazine

Executive chef Shawn Applin's global menu is daring but successful - this kind of menu isn't always - from pierogi to rockfish bo ssam, a kind of Korean lettuce wrap. Yet his dish is truly of the Pacific Northwest: buttery salmon cured for two days in a mixture of shaved raw beets, sugar, salt, mustard seed, caraway and dill.

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Outlier is an Exception

08-01-2017 | 425 Magazine

[Outlier] serves up a Vadouvan curried carrot dish that's sprinkled with pistachios and smoked sheep's milk feta. It is divine. Have it with a cocktail on the patio.

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7 new Seattle happy hours: $7 craft cocktails, dollar deviled eggs and more

07-05-2017 | The Seattle Times

After-work hangouts with cheap drinks, patios and spacious bar areas are at a premium downtown. The new bar/restaurant inside the Hotel Monaco checks all those boxes with $6 cocktails, like the Manhattan, and nibbles like the $4 duck-fat fries.

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Outlier Joins a Growing List of Hotel Restaurants Upping Their Game

06-28-2017 | Seattle Weekly

...the space has undergone a significant makeover with two-seater, soft gray velvet banquettes built in trios, forming a splendid trifecta of right angles; huge artwork of Jimi Hendrix made out of beer-bottle caps; a wraparound mural made to look like a beer-bottle label; and lots of steel and retro lighting.

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Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: June 7–13

06-07-2017 | Seattle Met Nosh Pit

All month long, over 25 restaurants—Outlier, Belltown Brewing, Ravenleaf Public House, and Capitol Cider to name check a few—are offering $15, $25, and $35 specials as a nod to Pride Month. Eat, drink—hell, even brunch—with pride.

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Chefs burn for smoke

06-01-2017 | Nation’s Restaurant News

Earlier this year, Applin drew on that smoky, beefy memory to create a similar dish for Outlier, a new restaurant adjacent to the Hotel Monaco in Seattle, where he is now executive chef. “It was so delicious,” Applin said of the original dish. “I took that idea and moved it into a gougère.”

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A Week of Spring Sips

05-01-2017 | Meetings & Conventions

Moscow Mules -- and their signature copper mugs -- are everywhere this season. Outlier in the Hotel Monaco Seattle jazzes theirs up with botanicals from gin and rosemary simple syrup and dubs it the Rosemary Mule

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The Hottest Happy Hours in Seattle Right Now

04-17-2017 | Eater Seattle

The replacement for New Orleans-themed Sazerac takes things in an entirely different direction. Outlier is globally-focused, casting a wide net that pulls influences from a diverse but surprisingly successful set of flavors. Get started early with a happy hour that runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with discounts on cocktails, bites, and other beverages.

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It's decided! Here's where to eat this Easter Sunday

04-13-2017 | Seattle Refined

HOW IS IT APRIL ALREADY? And HOW is it almost Easter for that matter?! Laaawd almighty folks, time really does fly when you're having fun!

And speaking of fun, we've got the skinny on what is happening around the area for Easter Sunday, so book those rezzies, mark those calendars, and get to brunchin'!

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6 New Brunch Options

04-08-2017 | Seattle Magazine

The “global Pacific Northwest cuisine” of this beautiful, modern replacement to Sazerac is decidedly more all-American in the a.m.: house-made granola, malted waffle, benedict with Benton’s ham, etc.
Brunch hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Hottest Restaurants in Seattle

04-07-2017 |

Must order: Silky beet-cured salmon with dill cream cheese, duck Bolognese with green olives and perfectly chewy strozzapreti pasta, Vadouvan curried carrots with dates and a side of the smoked beef fat gougeres with fontina cream

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New Restaurants and Bars in Seattle

04-04-2017 |

Outlier | A roomy downtown spot set inside Hotel Monaco that features Pacific Northwest takes on global eats including brick oven pizzas, rockfish bo ssam and potato pierogis with braised pork. The bar focuses on craft cocktails in a comfortable setting that includes an outdoor patio.

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53 Food & Drink Events In Seattle This April 2017 To Plan Ahead For

04-02-2017 | The Stranger

APRIL 6-27  |  Guest Chef Night
FareStart is a fantastic organization that empowers disadvantaged and homeless men and women by training them for work in the restaurant industry. Every Thursday, they host a Guest Chef Night, featuring a three-course dinner from a notable Seattle chef for just $29.95. In April, Chef Breanna Beike of the Seattle Yacht Club, Chef Shawn Applin of Outlier, Chef Maximillian Petty of Eden Hill, and Chef Jeff Maxfield of SkyCity at the Needle.

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Stay & Play: 6 Seattle Hotels for a Spring Break Staycation

03-30-2017 | Red Tricycle

The hotel’s brand new restaurant Outlier, led by Executive Chef Shawn Applin, will open on March 21, 2017 and offer thoughtful and seasonally-driven global fare with plates like Dungeness crab-stuffed pasta, brick oven pizzas, and black Chile roasted chicken that are meant to be shared. The restaurant will also include a newly built back patio space, perfect for dining on during those warm spring days. And kids menus will be available, with choices so tasty you’re going to wish you were under 12.

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Hungry? 27 new restaurant openings in the Seattle area to check out

03-30-2017 | The Seattle Times

Soup dumplings, ramen, pizza and a tiki bar headline some of the big openings in the area.  Outlier replaces Sazerac inside Hotel Monaco Seattle and focuses on small plates and an eclectic entree lineup (pierogies with braised pork sugo and rockfish bo ssam).

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Recipe of the Week: Outlier's Duck Bolognese

03-27-2017 | Seattle Magazine

I learned a version of this recipe from a chef named Stefan Terge, who owns Perbacco in San Francisco. At the time, he was the chef of Scala’s Bistro where I first got my start with Kimpton [Hotels]. Stefan focuses on Northern Italian cuisine and personally took the time to show me this recipe. It's absolutely delicious, and I've had it committed to memory ever since. It's on the new Outlier menu so come give it a try!

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Meet Outlier, the Sazerac Replacement Open Today Downtown

03-27-2017 | Eater Seattle

The restaurant replaces the New Orleans-themed Sazerac, which shuttered after New Year's Day for a rebranding. And the revamp looks nothing like the original, with retro and grunge inspiration, a wall-sized mural made of Fremont Brewing, Kulshan Brewing, and Rainier cans that reads "12," warehouse windows, and metalwork. There's also a new 45-seat patio that endeavors to be open all seasons, with fire pits, heaters, and a retractable awning.

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Seattle's 9 Most Anticipated Spring Restaurant Openings

03-22-2017 | Zagat

New Year’s Eve saw the last service from Sazerac, the New Orleans–inspired restaurant that had resided in Downtown’s Hotel Monaco for 20 years. The space is being fully refreshed with a modern, minimal look with plans for an outdoor area and exhibition kitchen. The menu pulls from global influences seen through a PNW lens and diners can expect dishes like beet-cured salmon with dill cream cheese and pickled mustard seeds, Vadouvan-cured carrots and hearty pasta paired with duck Bolognese and olives.

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Food News: Hotel Monaco Presents Its New Outlier Restaurant

03-20-2017 | The Stranger

Hats off to Chef Shawn Applin, whose media preview menu for Outlier proved to be a genuine pleasure, from perfectly al dente carrots in the Vadouvan curry, to the rather photogenic beet-cured salmon. Perhaps getting to sit at a counter and talk to Applin and his sous chef has given me this notion, but it seemed like they were genuinely excited about the food they'll be cooking at Outlier, and not just looking to find a stable, corporate gig where they can churn out some passably fancy fare for a captive audience of hotel guests. Giving a shit=always a good look.

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Globally-Focused Outlier Set to Replace Sazerac

03-20-2017 | Eater Seattle

Outlier seems to have less of a distinct regional theme than Sazerac did, promising to offer seasonally-driven dishes inspired by a range of cuisines.

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This Week in Restaurant News

03-20-2017 | Seattle Met

Rebrands: Outlier
What was once Sazerac is now a globally focused restaurant with “sharable plates with a strong Pacific Northwest influence.” 

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Seattle's Sazerac restaurant to reopen in March as Outlier

03-20-2017 | Puget Sound Business Journal

The name, Outlier, speaks to the new restaurant’s "individualistic approach to design and menu," according to spokeswoman Margo Helgen. The space has been built out to be social, the plates sharable and the menus will pull in global flavors and respond to season, environment and culture, she said.

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Sazerac’s Replacement, Outlier, Should Open March 21

03-20-2017 | Eater Seattle

Outlier, the upcoming replacement for Sazerac at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco downtown, has been teasing menu items on its Instagram account for the past week, from a plate of beet-cured salmon with dill cream cheese and rye crackers to a bowl of sea scallops with cauliflower puree and bacon dashi broth.

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