Tandoori Fire Bar and Grill | Happy Grillmore | John Howie Steak | The Guilt Trip | Hugo's

Taste What the Indian Tandoor Can Do at Tandoori Fire Bar and Grill Near Avalon at Bear Creek

Without the tandoor, Indian cuisine wouldn't be the same. This signature clay oven dates back thousands of years, and Indian and Middle Eastern chefs continue to use it today. That's because the tandoor has a way of perfecting cooking meats so that they're juicy and tender on the inside, but never overcooked. It should come as no surprise, given its name, that Tandoori Fire Bar and Grill near Avalon at Bear Creek makes the tandoor the focal point of its kitchen.

The Redmond eatery's tandoor falls under the jurisdiction of chef-owner Alex Sodhi, a highly regarded chef throughout the Pacific Northwest. He and his team focus on dishes from India's Punjab region, like the curried mussels and the chicken tikka masala. Customers love both of these dishes, and they also give high marks to the tandoori prawns. Don't miss Chef Alex's naan, either, which is soft and light.

Tandoori Fire Bar and Grill
8102 161st Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 298-4275

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The Happy Grillmore Food Truck Serves Up Burgers Near Avalon at Bear Creek

From Los Angeles to Austin, food trucks have taken many major U.S. cities by storm in recent years. Seattle is no exception. Its streets are now home to a fleet of food trucks, and that fleet includes Happy Grillmore.

If the hordes it draws are any indication, Happy Grillmore might just be one of the most popular food trucks in the city. Customers come here for its upscale burgers. They have Portland to thank for the food truck's American eats, which originated in the nearby city. When the truck migrated to Seattle, it brought with it a roster of exceptional burgers.

The Chubs burger reigns as one of the most popular and lavish. Its 1/3-pound patty of beef supports a slice of Tillamook cheese, spinach, arugula, and roasted red pepper aioli. Happy Grillmore also delivers the beef-free salmon burger with slightly spicy pineapple slaw and honey chipotle aioli. The truck often parks near Avalon at Bear Creek, so keep an eye on its Twitter for its current location.

Happy Grillmore
(206) 486-0797

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Enjoy a Special Night Out at John Howie Steak, Just a Short Distance From Avalon at Bear Creek

John Howie Steak, not far from Avalon at Bear Creek, is a popular place to enjoy a celebratory dinner. The upscale eatery in Bellevue serves elegant dishes and artisanal drinks that are fancy enough for any special occasion.

Perhaps you're celebrating a big anniversary. Maybe you've accomplished a life goal—a promotion or graduation, for instance. Or maybe you don't need a reason to treat yourself to a nice dinner. Regardless, guests say that you're in for a treat when you dine at this restaurant, which is located just a short distance from Avalon at Bear Creek. Take a look at the award-winning wine list and get started with a drink. Regulars insist that the food is exceptional, including the custom-aged steaks that are cooked to your liking and the sides that are a tasty addition to any piece of meat. John Howie Steak is open every night for dinner and for lunch during the week.

John Howie Steak
11111 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 440-0880

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The Guilt Trip Near Avalon at Bear Creek in Redmond: Indian Food All Wrapped Up

Indian dishes aren't typically served in the style of fast food—that is, unless you're grabbing them at The Guilt Trip. This unique restaurant near Avalon at Bear Creek treats Redmond eaters to portable versions of their favorite Indian eats in the form of sandwiches and flatbread wraps.

One of the popular wraps is the zesty aloo kathi roll. Chefs smear paratha bread with mint and yogurt chutney for the signature wrap, and then stuff inside a sauteed blend of peppers, potatoes, and onions. The Mediterranean Delite, on the other hand, is packed to brimming with sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, sunflower seeds, and pesto. If you're in the mood for something a bit spicier, order the Fiesta wrap. It strays from conventional Indian food and forays into Mexican cuisine with fixings like jalapenos and black beans. Make the short drive from Avalon at Bear Creek to The Guilt Trip for a taste.

The Guilt Trip
8440 160th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 608-8788

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Hugo's Offers Healthy, Organic and Flavorful Dishes Just a Short Trip From Avalon at Bear Creek in Redmond

Diners with dietary restrictions can enjoy the restaurant scene like everyone else with a meal at Hugo's. There are no limitations and plenty of choices at this Redmond eatery that serves dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free dishes. Although particular ingredients are left out, the flavor certainly isn't missing. Guests say the meals here are high quality thanks to the fact that they are made with organic chicken, wild caught fish, grass-fed beef, and organic fruits and vegetables.

The mind behind the menu at this establishment near Avalon at Bear Creek is chef Hugo Tapia. He was born in Mexico and spent much of his time on his family's farm before getting his start in the restaurant business. Since then, Tapia has strived to prepare healthy, flavor-infused dishes. Menu items such as the slow-cooked Australian lamb shank and the dungeness crab cakes with dairy-free pesto and organe vinaigrette are proof that he has reached his goal. Don't forget to check out the juice bar if you're in need of an energy boost to power through your day.

8110 164th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 298-4084

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