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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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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We may be bummed that summer is coming to a close, but that’s all the more reason to go out with a bang. Labor Day is the perfect opportunity to get all your friends and family together for one last hoorah. Instead of celebrating with burgers and hot dogs this year, we’ve sharing our favorite cookout recipes that are sure to be crowd pleasers.

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The Pacific Northwest offers a unique recreational opportunity that is easy, fun, bonding and delicious: clamming! With so many available public clamming beaches in Washington State, now is the time to plot your expedition. Get out the muck boots, grab a bucket, the tool of choice (your hands, or a hand-held gardening fork, wide-tined rake, even a pitchfork) and prepare for the easiest bounty ever amassed. 

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Ivar’s popular tradition is back – “sailgating” along the waters of Lake Union to Lake Washington for the Huskies 2017 football season. Join us as we continue the shell-a-bration that is college football with a decadent brunch or dinner buffet at our Salmon House full-service location. Following the buffet, the Argosy Cruise ship will be waiting at the Salmon House dock for a scenic ride and your purple carpet arrival to the game.

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Washington is the largest ferry operator in the United States, and for good reason. From Seattle alone, there’s an abundance of easily accessible islands and cities to explore. In true Seattle fashion, what better way to get there than by boat? So to inspire your next adventure, we’re sharing some of our favorite day trips accessible by ferry, below. 

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The summers in the Pacific Northwest are pretty clamtastic if you ask us. If you live here, you don’t need us to tell you how to get outside and enjoy the short-lived heatwave we call summer (though the recent steadiness of rainless days has been nice). Here are a couple of our favorites. They won’t disappoint. 

 

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Ivar’s has quite the history with Seafair. Since the beginning, and through the decades, we’ve participated in various Seafair activities.

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When local strawberries finally come into season during summer, the chefs at Ivar’s compete over whose strawberry dessert is best. It’s difficult to say what’s the best because they are equally popular among guests.  

 

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Summer cookout season is finally here and to top it off, July is National Grilling Month. To welcome the occasion, we’re sharing one of our favorite recipes for grilled salmon, perfect for impressing all your friends at your next gathering. So dust off your grill, grab the recipe below and start cooking!

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