We always have a list of restaurants we'd like to try, places we haven't made it to even though they've been around forever, and then those places that are on the "special occasion" list because they fall into that fabulous-but-expensive category or are just not places you can bop into on a week night in your t-shirt and flipflops. Though admittedly there are fewer and fewer of those where formal attire is expected, much less required.
If you've got a special event coming up and want to get a deal on what I consider one of the best, if not the best, restaurants in the city, from now until June 21 Monique Siu and Kevin Gibson are offering $20 off dinner for a group of four people at Castagna, the other half of their equally fabulous but more casual Castagna Café on Hawthorne. Larger parties also get the discount of $5 dinner as long as everyone orders an entrée.
Kevin and Monique have been committed to local and sustainable cooking for as long as anyone in town, and there's no one who does fresh and seasonal as well as these two. So get in and get a deal while you can, and tell them GoodStuffNW sent you!
Details: Castagna, 1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd. on the corner of 18th. Reservations are recommended. Phone 503-231-7373.