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Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails

Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails, located in the Red Lion Hotel in Seattle, is not your typical hotel restaurant.  It's the newest hot spot in Seattle featuring fun and games for the whole family, affordable upscale dining, a long happy hour and an awesome view.

I was invited to a pre-opening event the day before the official opening day to try out some of their menu items and get a taste of what they have to offer.  Unfortunately it was a rainy day in Seattle but that didn't stop us from going outside to check out the awesome deck which overlooks 4th Avenue in the heart of downtown. You'll find two fire features, ping pong tables and a shuffle board court and ample seating on the deck. It will be a great place to hang out and have some fun on a sunny day. There's also fun to be had inside where you will find a few big screen tv's hooked up to Nintendo Wii's and a cabinet full of board and card games.

The Chef de Cuisine, Shailu Salian, plans to focus on local organic ingredients. We got to sample several different items from the menu. One of my favorites were the grapes, wrapped in goat cheese, coated in crushed pistachios.  It's an explosion of flavors you will love.  Towards the end of the night, some samples of the Crab Mac n Cheese went around. This had to be in the top 2 mac and cheeses I've ever had and was definitely Mark's favorite of all time.  It has such a unique flavor profile, I had to ask the Chef what the secret ingredients were. We didn't get the recipe but he did tell us the three cheeses in the mac and cheese were gruyer, Beechers and parmesan.  A few other secret ingredients he mentioned were garlic, pernod and fennel. It's definitely a winning combination and if you like mac and cheese I'm sure you will love it.

Frolik has one of the longest happy hours in Seattle, lasting from 4pm - until closing at 10pm.  The happy hour menu is filled with a variety of small plates and cocktails starting at $5.  You can see their full menu in their photo section of their Facebook Page.  You can also find them on twitter @frolikseattle. If you tweet, instagram or post to Google+ using hashtag #frolikseattle your posts can be seen on their tagboard which they have displayed on one of the screens in the restaurant.

Frolik is located at 1415 5th Ave, Seattle WA
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