2nd Annual Bacon Wrapped Date Eating Challenge Results

On May 6, 2012, ten contestants accepted the challenge to eat fifty bacon wrapped dates in thirty minutes, in the Pintxo 2nd Annual Bacon Wrapped Dates eating Challenge. If the contestants successfully completed the challenge, they would receive free bacon wrapped dates for one year.

While the contestants gave it their all, nly one succeeded. Congrats to Jack for eating all 50 in a record 14:43! Then he kept going, totaling out at 56.

Our other contestants finished as followed:

Brandon – 14 Bacon Wrapped Dates
Terri Ann – 16 Bacon Wrapped Dates
Owen – 17 Bacon Wrapped Dates
Allen  – 27 Bacon Wrapped Dates
Nancy – 33 Bacon Wrapped Date
April – 36 Bacon Wrapped Dates
James – 38 Bacon Wrapped Dates
Brandon Mambelli – 40 Bacon Wrapped Dates
Jack – 56 Bacon Wrapped Dates

For context, 50 Bacon Wrapped Dates is about 3.25 pounds of Bacon, Goat Cheese and Dates, totaling about 3,500 calories.

 

Pintxo Turns Two… And We’re Having a Party!

Pintxo is turning Two – and we want you to help us celebrate on Sunday, May 6!

What: Pintxo’s 2nd Anniversary Party
When: 5pm-10pm (Bacon Wrapped Dating Eating Contest at 6:00pm)
Where: Pintxo 2207 2nd Ave (between Bell & Blanchard)
What: We’ll have complimentary Paella samples for the first 50 guests, specials on food and cocktails, sangria and kalimotxo plus a bacon wrapped date eating contest at 6:00 p.m.
Facebook Invite:  https://www.facebook.com/events/373608879347080/ 

The Bacon Wrapped Dates eating challenge will consist of 12 contestants attempting to consume 50 bacon wrapped dates in 30 minutes. Contestants who successfully complete the challenge will win a one year supply of bacon wrapped dates; one order per day spanning from May 7, 2012- May 6, 2013 (valued at over $1500).

This year, we’re going to do it a little differently. We’ll be choosing three contestants from our Twitter, Facebook & Blog fans. Eight contestants, who do not win the contest, can “buy in” to the challenge. Last year’s winner, Brandon Mambelli, gets a free pass (he ate 51!!).

Food Challenge contestants will be chosen from entries received via the restaurant’s Facebook/ Twitter/Blog contest. Contestants have from April 23, 2012-May 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. to enter. Winners will be randomly chosen from Facebook, Twitter and Pintxo’s Blog and announced shortly after contest close. Winners not chosen by contest can still enter the contest – with a $15 entry fee. If the winner successfully completes the challenge, their entry fee will be returned.

How to enter:

On Twitter, users can enter by following @PintxoSeattle on Twitter and tweet one of the phrases below:

  • ”Happy 2nd Anniversary @PintxoSeattle. Pick me for the #BaconWrappedDates Challenge on May 6th! http://bit.ly/Pintxo2nd ”
  • Or Tweet a phrase of your choice, but must include the hashtag #baconwrappeddates, the link – http://bit.ly/Pintxo2nd and @pintxoseattle.
  • We’re not endorsing an official Facebook contest, because you know, we want to stay within the TOS. But, if you were to go to Facebook we can’t stop you from posting on Pintxo’s wall that you should be picked to complete.
  • Contestants can also enter by leaving a comment on this blog post stating why they should be chosen!

We will choose winners randomly from Twitter and Blog comments (and, um, that Book of Face site). Each one is one entry, so enter on all three! We’ll announce winners on May 1, sometime after the contest closes.

Also, make sure to pay attention all week – we’ll be posting/Tweeting daily specials and contests all week, leading up to the party!

See the results and pictures from last year’s party. Good Luck and see you Sunday, May 6.

Paella Night – Sunday, April 8, 6 p.m.

Join us for our first ever Paella Night!

Join us April, 8 at 6:00 p.m. as Chef Malcolm cooks up a pot of traditional Spanish Paella.

Our special Paella dinner is $35.00/person and includes:
Ensalada Verde
Selection of Toasts
Soup
Paella Mixta (mussels, shrimp, chorizo, chicken)

Reservations are required and RSVP at www.pintxoseattle.com/reservations or 206-441-4042. Please let us know that your reservation is for the Paella Dinner.

We’re hoping to make this a Pintxo tradition, so if you can’t make it to this one, sign up for our email list to receive information on upcoming events and Paella Nights.

Pintxo to Attend Belltown Town Hall Meeting with Guest Mayor McGinn

Pintxo will open at 6:30pm on Friday, February 17, 2011 to allow the owners to attend the Belltown Town Hall event, featuring Mayor Mike McGinn.

After The Seattle Channel’s City Inside/Out aired their “Belltown Blues” segment, featuring Mayor McGinn and Belltown business owners and representatives. During the program, the Mayor asked the business owners to invite him to an event, where he would be happy to discuss issues facing Belltown.

The businesses and representatives responded by inviting Mayor McGinn to a Town Hall event, to take place February 17, at 5pm. The town hall meeting will be held at the Millionair Club located at 2515 Western Avenue.

“I appreciate the Mayor taking the time to speak with Belltown residents and business owners about public safety needs and how to build a thriving Belltown,” said Cory Chigbrow, owner of Belltown establishments Pintxo and The Upstairs.

Belltown residents and business owners are encouraged to attend this event. For more information, please visit the Belltown Business Association’s website, or Facebook page.

 

New Year’s Eve Five Course Chef’s Dinner

New Year’s Eve

Five Course Chef’s Dinner

Two Seatings, 6:30pm or 9:00pm
Reservations Required

5 Course Chef’s Dinner
$35 per person


Pintxo is excited to pay homage to Spain’s Cocina de vanguardia movement with its casual New Year’s Eve menu.  Please note, there will be no substitutions on the Chef’s New Year’s Eve Menu.
New Year’s Eve Chef’s Menu

1st Course – 
Roasted Fennel with house marinated olives and smoked mozzarella
2nd Course – 
Creamy mushroom soup with shrimp, macadamia nut and wild mushrooms
3rd Course – 
Foie gras emulsion served over sauteed spinach, sprinkled with pistachio and chocolate
4th Course (choose one) –
Rockfish fillet and a creamy sea urchin risotto
or
Pedro Ximenez braised beef cheek with dried apricot served with a cauliflower & potato trinxat
5th Course-
Chef’s Dessert Selection with coffee or tea service
Complete your evening with a complimentary glass of champagne at Pintxo’s sister bar, The Upstairs (located…upstairs).

New Winter Hours

It’s that time of year again… days are getting shorter, the weather is a bit more brisk. Things are changing and Pintxo is adapting.

Our new hours our Tuesday through Sunday, 5pm-Midnight. We will be closed on Monday. However, make sure you follow Pintxo on Facebook and Twitter for updates on our private chef and winemakers dinners, as well as the new winter menu.

New spring hours will be announced, well, in the spring.

 

 

Join us for Spanish Sips & Tapas Wine Tasting Event


Pintxo

“Spanish Sips & Tapas”

Hosted by Pintxo and special guest, Lucia Ramos, of Frontaura Winery.

 

 

Join us for four savory tapas delights paired with some of our favorite wines from the Toro, Rueda, Penedes, and Rias Baixas regions of Spain. Spain is home for Lucia and she is coming with photos, stories, tasting notes, and maps that show the rich history and spectacular range of Spanish wines.
Date: Tuesday July 19
Time: Between 6-8
Location: Pintxo @ 2207 2nd Avenue at Blanchard, 206.441.4042
Cost: $10 per person
Special notes: All wines will be available for purchase and pick up from The Spanish Table. Wines purchased during the tasting will receive a 10% discount.

The pairings:

2009 Burgans Albarino (Rias Baixas) paired with Tosta de Queso de Cabra
The wine: Complex honey mineral orange marmalade and peach aromas and flavors lead to a refreshing, subtle off-dry palate experience.
The pintxo: Goat cheese, fresh thyme, and wildflower honey.

2009 Vega Murillo Verdejo (Rueda) paired with Gambas Pil-Pil
The wine: Soft, lively notes of papaya, guava, roses, apple and pear glide into a full-bodied finish.
The pintxo: Prawns, chili pepper, and garlic sautéed in olive oil and sherry.

2010 Parés Balta Rose (Penedés) paired with Montadito de Serrano
The wine: Delicate aromas and bursts of raspberry and cherry. Light and refreshing.
The pintxo: Serrano ham, manchego, and salsa alicante.

2008 Vega Murillo Tinto (Toro) paired with Albondigas con Salsa Tomate
The wine: Lively berry and deep cherry burst and mingle with subtle vanilla notes.
The pintxo: Beef and pork meatballs in a spicy tomato, piquillo pepper sauce.

A sparkly from Cava to cleanse and toast…

Mas fi Cava Brut (Penedés)
Fine persistent bubbles, effervescent on the palate and elegant finish.

Pares Balta Ros de Pacs 2010 Rose featured in New York Times

The Pares Balta Rose de Pacs 2010 Rose was selected as the number one Rose today!

Pintxo proudly features this wine on our extensive Spanish wine list. You can sip this Rose on our sunny patio for just $9 glass or $32 for the bottle.

From the New York Times:

The wine is from the Penedès region, west and slightly south of Barcelona, where Parés Baltà has grown grapes for more than two centuries. Clearly, though, the composition of this Rosado, from international grapes like syrah, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, comes from a relatively recent planting. As with many of these rosados, this one had a touch of residual sugar, but the sweetness was so well balanced by the acidity that the overall effect was greatly refreshing.

Remember, Pintxo celebrates Wine Wednesday every Wednesday with $10 off any bottle of wine.

Bacon Wrapped Date Eating Challenge – Results!

For the first anniversary, Pintxo held its inaugural Bacon Wrapped Dates eating Challenge. Six contestants had thirty minutes to eat 50 Bacon Wrapped Dates. If they successfully completed the challenge, the contestant would receive free bacon wrapped dates for one year.

While six contestants attempted the challenge, only one succeeded. Congrats to Brandon Mambelli! Not only did he eat 50 bacon wrapped dates in 30 minutes, he actually finished the first 20 bacon wrapped dates in two minutes. Then Brandon upped the challenge by eating one more.

Our other contestants finished as followed:

DJ Johnny Fever – 21 Bacon Wrapped Dates
Armando Gonzalez – 21 Bacon Wrapped Dates
Damien B. – 18 Bacon Wrapped Dates
Chad – 23 Bacon Wrapped Dates
April Dyer – 35 Bacon Wrapped Dates
Brandon Mambelli – 51 Bacon Wrapped Dates

For the record, 50 Bacon Wrapped Dates is about 3.25 pounds of Bacon, Goat Cheese and Dates, totaling about 3,500 calories.

Click here for more event pictures.

May 8 – Pintxo’s 1st Anniversary Party!!!

Pintxo is turning One  – and we want you to help us celebrate! Join Pintxo on Sunday, May 8 from 4pm-Until we all go home.

– Happy hour prices all day: 1/2 off tapas, $3.50 wells/Singria, $3 drafts, $2 Sessions.
– Progressive cocktail menu: All signature cocktails (reg. $8-$11) start at $4 and increase by $1 with every hour.
– 6:00pm, Pintxo will hold its inaugural Bacon Wrapped Dates eating challenge.
– DJ Martin spinning, all night.

Thank you to all of our friends, fans, staff, patrons… we could not have done it without you!

 

Facebook Invite

Plancast

The Bacon Wrapped Dates eating challenge will consist of six contestants attempting to consume 50 bacon wrapped dates in 30 minutes. Contestants who successfully complete the challenge will win a years supply of bacon wrapped dates, one order per day for a year (valued at over $1500).

We’ll be choosing contestants from our Twitter, Facebook & Blog fans. Food Challenge contestants will be chosen from entries received via the restaurant’s Facebook/ Twitter/Blog contest. Contestants have from April 27, 2011-May 4, 2011 at 5pm to enter. Winners will be randomly chosen from Facebook, Twitter and Pintxo’s Blog and announced shortly after contest close.

How to enter:

On Twitter, users can enter by following @PintxoSeattle on Twitter and tweet one of the phrases below to:

-“Happy 1st Anniversary @pintxoseattle. Pick me for the #BaconWrappedDates Challenge on May 8th! http://bit.ly/mcFtuW”

Or a phrase of your choice, but must include the hashtag #baconwrappeddates, the link – http://bit.ly/mcFtuW and @pintxoseattle.

-On Facebook, users must “Like” Pintxo (www.facebook.com/pintxoseattle) and post on Pintxo’s wall (or post on their stream and mention Pintxo) why they should be picked to compete.

-Contestants can also enter by leaving a comment on this blog post stating why they should be chosen!

We will choose winners randomly from Facebook, Twitter and Blog Comments (each one is one entry, so enter on all three) on Wednesday, May 4 at 5pm. Two more winners will be chosen from the best post/Tweet.

Also, make sure to pay attention all week – we’ll be posting/Tweeting daily specials and contests all week, leading up to the party!

Good Luck and hope to see you Sunday, May 8!