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Pintxo is a modern Spanish Tapas Bar featuring Spanish inspired tapas and an amazing selection of hand-crafted specialty cocktails. We focus on the flavors of Spain utilizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients to achieve the highest quality food possible.

Located in the heart of Seattle’s Belltown, Pintxo is the perfect place to begin a night out on the town or to spend an entire evening.

Belltown Crush Party!!

As part of the lovely Belltown community we’re happy to announce the Belltown Crush Party this Sept. 28th from 1pm to 5pm.

Location: Bell Street Park
Time: 1pm – 5pm

Featuring: 15 Wineries from Lake Chelan, Leaveworth, and the Wenatchee Valley; as well as food from local Belltown bars, live local bands, grape stomping competitions, and an on-site wine store!

This is going to be a super fun event, and we’re set for one of the last nice weekends of the year. So don’t miss it! Even better, is that the event is a wonderful fundraising event to benefit the University District Food Bank.

Tickets for the event can be purchased for $25.00 each at Udistrictfoodbank.org

See you there!

Pintxo Will Be Closed for Labor Day

Devils on horseback. @barwastaken. #whereweeatPSP
Happy Labor Day Everyone! In honor of Labor Day, and the importance of spending it with our friends and family, we’ll be closed all day.

We’ll resume normal business hours Tuesday (5pm – 10pm, Happy Hour from 5pm – 7pm). Hope to see you then! Remember, you can make a reservation online using OpenTable. Check out the Reservations tab at the top of the page, and be sure to specify if you prefer an outdoor table! We can’t guarantee it, but we sure do try!

New Tapa, New Desserts, and Tasty Coffee Cocktails!

Our wonderful head chef has added a new dessert to the menu, and we’re so happy to have it! Our new dessert, “Magdelenas” joins several other fantastic additions to our menu, added in the last month. If you’ve haven’t stopped in lately, now is the time to do it!

Plus, you’ll want to get in on our delicious summer rose additions before our short Seattle summer is over.

Here are the new menu additions of interest:
(Of course, we still have the ever-popular bacon wrapped dates!)

Smelt Escabeche
Red wine vinegar marinated smelt, grilled whole and served up alongside fresh baguette from Pike Market’s Le Panier.

Pickle Plate
This fun new appetizer addition includes house pickled asparagus, carrot, radish, and horseradish, served up alongside a warm Manchego cheese puff and blueberry compote.

Summer Vegetables
An assortment of the freshest summer vegetables with a carrot romesco sauce to compliment them.

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin
A juicy, tender pan roasted pork tenderloin served over a carrot and piquillo pepper puree, spiced creme fraiche, and fresh arugula.

Grilled Shrimp
Whole shrimp grilled to perfection, and served over beautifully spiced saffron rice, and a fried lemon and herb salad.

And of course, our brand new dessert…

Magdalenas
A delicious Spanish take on the madeleine. A light and fluffy, but rich little cake that is traditionally served in Spain alongside a fresh cup of coffee. Our magdalenas feature delicious Marcona almonds and dried apricots, and pair wonderfully with either a hot cup of coffee, or a delicious coffee cocktail.

Coffee Cocktails
We’re adding a couple coffee cocktails for the weekend, specifically to pair with our amazing new Magalenas, but also because coffee cocktails are just fun! Especially when you’re heading out for a night of dancing, pinballing, or whatever else you get up to.

Here’s what we’ll be serving up:

Espresso Martini
Vodka, Useless Bay coffee, Godiva chocolate liqueur, and a fresh orange twist. Served cold and up!

Coffee 43
Fresh brewed hot Useless Bay coffee with Licor 43, and a house dried lemon wheel.

Wine Wednesday : Featuring Abadia de la Oliva

We’re right in the middle of changing our wine menu up, so I’d like to feature a wine that we’re pretty sad to see go. We may bring it back for the fall, or we may seek out a new wine from the same makers, but for now, we are bidding it a very fond farewell. What am I talking about? I’m talking about Abadia de la Oliva.AbadiadelaOliva label

Our variety is a 2012 Garnacha, and it comes with not only a great flavor, but a great story as well.

Straight from the bottle comes the story of Abadia de la Oliva:
“From the label: In 1134, King Garcia Ramirez requested the Cistercian monks’ return to the south of Navarre from Burgundy. In his offer, he granted lands at the banks of the river Aragon and at the gates of the Bardenas Reales desert, a region today known as Tres Riberas. The King provided the monks with what they needed for their development and expansion but the work to build the abbey took considerably more time than it did to bottle the first vintage that very same year. From the outset of 1134, the monks made wine.

With 869 years of history, this is the oldest continuously operating winery in Spain. They grow their grapes on granitic and sandy soils, with a profound quantity of round river stone in the topsoil. They work naturally in both the vineyard and winery. Cement tanks are used for fermentation and aging primarily, with some stainless steel employed in the process.”

The Taste
Abadia de la Oliva is very suggestive wine, featuring a variety of different aromas and flavors. On the nose, there are hints of woods, spices like clove and nutmeg, and overripe fruits like prunes. The flavors are smooth, balanced, and pleasantly fruity.

Wine Wednesday
This Wine Wednesday is the best day to take advantage of tasting this amazing and fun wine. Today, and every Wednesday, all of our bottles of wine and cava are $10.00 off! So, stop in and try Abadia de la Oliva while we still have some to offer. It’s an incredible wine, so don’t miss it!

Belltown Artwalk Tonight! Featuring the Art of Joe Nix!

"Pause" By Joe Nix  (Half of a large two panel piece)

“Pause” By Joe Nix
(Half of a large two panel piece)

"Approach" By Joe Nix

“Approach” By Joe Nix
(Oil on Canvas)

Pintxo has been a proud supporter of the Belltown Artwalk experience for years, and we’re proud to continue that. We’re even more proud to announce that this month we have some absolutely incredible new art on our walls. Pintxo welcomes the art of Joe Nix!

Our walls are adorned this month with several medium and small oil paintings depicting Seattle’s beloved Gas Works Park.  Not familiar with it? Stop in and check out the paintings, then head out to the park to see where Nix drew his inspiration from.  Of course, we like to shake things up a bit, and Nix is one of the best spray paint artists in Seattle, so what sort of place would we be if we didn’t feature at least one piece of Nix’s most famous mediums?

To showcase Joe Nix’s spray paint talent, we have a huge two panel piece that is to die for! You’ll just have to stop in and see it, while I did post an image here, it simply doesn’t do it justice.  Trust me.

If you’d like to know more about Joe Nix and his amazing artwork, look him up on his website, or Instagram him @JosephNix.  He also has another show coming up at Under the Needle down the street from us.  It’s called Wasted Youth, and is the 6th Annual show of it’s type. Check out the Under the Needle website for more information on that show, as well as other participating artists, and the fun details of the show!

New Summer Seafood Items!

With summer in full swing, we’re adding some extra seafood items to compliment our delicious summery white wines, new rose options, and new summer-inspired cocktails. If you haven’t been in already to check our new beverage menu out, you definitely should!  And, while you’re in, be sure to check out these new tasty menu options as well.

Our new seafood dishes are classified as “Para Picar,” and are true Spanish tapas in presentation, as well as taste!

Smelt Escabeche :
Grilled and marinated in red wine vinegar, and served up with fresh baguette slices.

Marinated Mussels :
Fresh Penn Cove mussels marinated in green chili and dijon, and served up with fresh baguette slices.

To accompany these new and exciting additions to our menu, I highly recommend a glass of our Basque Txakoli, a slightly effervescent white wine that is wonderfully unique to Spain, and a great accompaniment to fresh seafood.

If you’re looking for a local wine, try our Proletariat Rose Grenache. It’s a beautifully light rose with silky textures of fresh stawberries, pomegranate, rhubarb, and just a hint of spice.

More in the mood for a cocktail? I’d go for the much loved, standby Pintxo classic, the Flor de Pintxo; or our new summer cocktail addition, the Tunisian Sour.

Flor de Pintxo :
Gin, Thatcher’s Elderflower, Thatcher’s Cucumber, lime juice, and simple syrup.

Tunisian Sour :
Novo Fogo Cachaca, lime juice, preserved lemon simple syrup, and egg white.

Pintxo Closed Wednesday July 16th

Pintxo will be closed for a private party Wednesday July 16th. We’ll resume normal business hours Thursday night from 5pm – 10pm. Join us for Happy Hour from 5pm to 7pm, then jump up to our sister bar The Upstairs for Game Night, where you can enjoy board games and booze!

 

 

Paella Tasting and Contest this Sunday!

65645fca-d254-412b-8ade-40decafb4411The 7th Annual Concurso de Paella is this Sunday, and we’re so happy to be participating!

Details are also in on what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. I’ll share a couple hot secrets here, but you’ll have to come and check us out at the contest on Sunday for more details and a taste of what we’ve got going on.

Pintxo will be represented by our wonderful paella chef Malcom. Malcom lived and worked in Spain, and gained a great deal of experience in Spanish cuisine and ingredients. He brings to Pintxo an incredible sense of personal taste, and a flare for both traditional and modern Spanish cooking and cooking techniques. Chef Malcom has designed an incredible paella for the contest, and we’re excited to have it showcased at the Concurso de Paella this weekend.

For a tasty sneak peak…Malcom will be drawing from La Nueva Cocina, crafting Pintxo’s paella as a modernist play on the beautifully traditional Spanish paella. While I won’t divulge all our secrets and plans, it’ll be a seafood paella with a few delicious surprises, including the use of malted emmer.

To find out more and try our paella entry, you’ll need to stop by and see us this Sunday!

The event starts at noon, with the contest officially beginning at 1:00pm. Check out the Spain Association of the Pacific Northwest for more details.

Belltown Artwalk at Pintxo, Featuring Fran Holt

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Swimming with Hippocampi by Fran Holt

Pintxo is a proud participator in the Belltown Artwalk every 2nd Friday of the month.  This month, we’re continuing feature the work of Fran Holt. This month, her work revolves around the more subtle, but still alluring tones of the sea, with emphasis on blues, greens, and various shades of white, yellow, and orange.

Holt, a Maryland Institute and University of Texas graduate, has been gracing Seattle with her art since moving to Seattle in 1989. Since that time, she has shown at many different solo and group shows, including a group show at the illustrious Frye Art Museum on First Hill.

The pieces on exhibition in Pintxo this month include large scale oil paintings, including a three panel piece spanning 84”x144,” titled “Swimming with Hippocampi,” and shown in the image above.

For more information on Fran Holt, her art, her education, and other pieces of work she has completed, be sure to visit her website. Holt is also showing the Lily Belle and Stargazer piece previously in Pintxo at another location this month, so be sure to check out her website for details on where you can find it.

At Pintxo, we’re always looking to exhibit the best of Seattle’s arts scene! Be sure to follow our blog, and follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook to keep up with new art, artists, and how Pintxo is working to contribute to the arts community.  If you’re interested in showing here at Pintxo, be sure to drop us a line.

This month’s Belltown Artwalk is this Friday 13th! Be sure to stop in for a look at our new art, to sample new sherry and cocktails, and to grab some super tasty tapas.

This Friday is also Pintxo Por La Noche, so we’ll be open until 1am, serving up selected tapas in Spanish style, alongside late night Happy Hour deals on drinks.

Wine Wednesday Tonight!

photoIt’s that time of week again, Wine Wednesday, when all bottles of wine and cava are $10.00 off!  

As we come into the summer, we’ll be narrowing some of our wine selection, which means these next couple weeks may be the last time you can get some of our fantastic Spanish reds and wines until winter. Stop in and grab a bottle of Columna Albarino, Ipsum Verdejo, El Petit Carlania Trepat, or the super delicious Clua Domenech Garnacha. Your server can help you perfectly pair these tasty wines with tapas or dessert, so be sure to ask for some suggestions.

For something uniquely summery (and sticking around for a while), try Ulacia Txakoli. It’s a fun wine both known and loved in the Basque region of Spain, and features slight effervescence, giving your white wine a light cava-like feel. It pairs wonderfully with fresh seafood, as well as some of the spicier tapas offerings we have.

We’ll have both the front and back patios open for dining tonight.  Happy hour runs from 5pm to 7pm, so come in early to pair a Wine Wednesday bottle with some tapas and pintxo.

 

Upcoming Pintxo Events:

65645fca-d254-412b-8ade-40decafb4411Don’t forget to come out this Sunday for the 7th Annual Concurso de Paellas,a paella competition brought

to you by the Spain Association of the Pacific Northwest. Pintxo will be

participating, as will some other amazing local restaurants. Show your support and try paellas from around the area.

Check out our blog post on the contest for more details, times, and location.