Seattle is known for a lot of different things including coffee, craft beer and, of course, great seafood, and one of the most iconic and well known seafood names in Seattle is Ivar’s. First opened on the Seattle waterfront’s Pier 3 (now Pier 54) in 1938 , Ivar’s has expanded to 26 different locations around Washington state. Their clam chowder (and salmon chowder) have become the stuff of Seattle legend.
Hawaii is also known for it’s great seafood. Ivar’s knows this and is currently featuring some island themed menu choices including: Grilled Opah, Lomi-Lomi Salmon Salad, Coconut and Pineapple Carrot Cake and they’re even currently featuring Kona Brewing Compnay’s Big Wave Golden Ale and their new Hanalei Island Style IPA. If the sound of these island dishes has you in that tropical island mood and you’re looking to escape the cold this Winter, then you’ll want to enter Ivar’s Island Getaway contest for your chance to win a trip for 4 to Maui.
Here is the full press release from Ivar’s:
SEATTLE – Jan. 25, 2017 – Take a break from the frigid winter and ominous clouds and get ready to be transported to a tropical oasis – Ivar’s style! Starting today through March 12, seafood fans can hang ten and get a taste of the Hawaiian Islands with Ivar’s Island Getaway promotion. The promotion will include a tropical-themed contest with weekly prizes, all leading up to a luau-style party and the big Kahuna grand prize trip giveaway to Hawaii. In addition to the giveaway, Ivar’s will also be serving up special menu items featuring Hawaiian-themed entrees, appetizers, desserts and specialty drinks at its full-service restaurants and Seafood Bars for fans to get a taste of the island life.
For a chance to win the contest, Ivar’s fans should visit www.IvarsGetaway.com, select the contest tab and complete the entry form. Twice each week, Ivar’s will randomly select a winner to take home prizes such as bags of Keala’s Hawaiian Blend Coffee, fresh leis from Hawaii General Store, specialty cakes from Cakes of Paradise, Bluetooth wireless speakers from Sparking Ice, AAA Washington classic memberships and tickets to a luau-style party at Ivar’s Acres of Clams. One lucky entrant will win an island adventure complete with a trip for four people to Maui, including airfare from Alaska Airlines® and a six-night stay at the exclusive Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa®. For full details and rules, select the contest tab at IvarsGetaway.com.
For those looking to experience the island lifestyle a bit earlier, Ivar’s full-service restaurants, including Ivar’s Acres of Clams, Ivar’s Salmon House and Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing will be offering menu specials to highlight tropical favorites and indigenous ingredients such as Grilled Opah with guava-mango butter, sweet potato-taro root mash and baby bok choy; Lomi-Lomi Salmon Salad with Hawaiian black salt cured salmon, Roma tomatoes, scallions, Maui sweet onion, Bibb lettuce and house baked taro chips; and Coconut and Pineapple Carrot Cake with coconut cream cheese frosting, roasted macadamia nuts and huckleberry compote. Taking the theme one step further, Ivar’s is also offering Kona Brewing Company’s Big Wave Golden Ale and the new Hanalei Island Style IPA, along with tasty cocktail concoctions like the Hibiscus Cosmopolitan, Hawaiian Mule, Michelle’s Mai Tai and much more.
Ivar’s Seafood Bars will be offering the delicious flavor of its popular, fried mahi-mahi served with a coconut milk and pineapple infused coleslaw. Tropical drink options include choice of Sparking Ice® Orange Mango or Coconut Pineapple. Top it off with a moist pineapple upside down cake with real Dole® pineapple rings drenched in rich brown sugar sauce.
For the grand finale, visit Ivar’s Acres of Clams on March 16 from 5 – 8 p.m. for an Ivar’s style luau party. Guests can enjoy island-themed bites such as Kalua Pork, fresh Ahi Tuna and Dungeness Crab Rolls paired with craft beers from Kona Brewing Co. including their new Hanalei IPA, Longboard Lager and much more. Attendees are encouraged to dress in themed attire and Ivar’s will provide the leis, entertainment and other festivities. Tickets are required and can be purchased for $50 by calling 206-624-6852 or visiting www.IvarsGetaway.com.
To enter the contest, reserve spots for the event or view full promotional details and special Hawaiian-themed menus, please visit: www.IvarsGetaway.com.
Ivar’s Restaurants opened on Seattle’s waterfront in 1938. Today, there are 23 Ivar’s fast casual Seafood Bars and three full-service restaurants: Ivar’s Acres of Clams, Ivar’s Salmon House and Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing. Ivar’s Seafood, Soup and Sauce Company markets and sells its award-winning soups, chowders and sauces nationally and internationally. The company also operates regional stadium concessions including Safeco Field, CenturyLink Field, Alaska Airlines Arena, Husky Stadium and Cheney Stadium. Learn more at www.Ivars.com or Follow Ivar’s on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.
I don’t know about you, but I love great seafood and I’m always in the mood for warmer weather, laying out on the beach and being in total vacation mode. Ivar’s Island Getaway contest runs through March 12, so get you entries in and then drop by Ivar’s for an island themed dish to get you in that tropical island mood. One entry allowed per person only, but tell your family & friends! Contest open to WA State residents only, 21 or older. For complete rules, click here.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.