The days are getting longer, the rain is drying up, and for restaurant owners at Grand Ridge Plaza everything is starting to look a little brighter.
“It has been an incredibly challenging year for restaurants, with capacity restricted and wild fluctuations in demand. I know the staff at many of GRP’s favorite restaurants have been working tirelessly, often with just a skeleton crew, to keep the doors open,” says Jimmy Ochiltree, Property Manager at Grand Ridge Plaza. “I think everyone’s starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and looking forward to a busy summer!”
To celebrate, Grand Ridge Plaza is bringing back GRP EATS for another summer of contests, giveaways and virtual events featuring five local partners: Agave Cocina and Tequila Bar, The Ram Restaurant & Brewery, Bai Tong Thai Restaurant, Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill, SIP wine bar & restaurant.
“It was fantastic how each of these restaurants stepped up for us in 2020, and we’re glad to have them back for another year of Grand Ridge Plaza EATS,” Ochiltree says.
- Cooking with Chefs: This spring you can try your hand at cooking some of your favorite menu items from Grand Ridge Plaza restaurants! Griswold is creating free, mouth-watering videos with chefs from Agave, The Ram, Bai Tong Thai, Chinoise and SIP, where you’ll learn how to cook their signature dishes. Pasilla and coffee-braised short rib tacos anyone? The videos will be up for everyone, and until April 30 you can enter to win an exclusive virtual cooking lesson! Pick up your ingredients at Safeway Issaquah Highlands, and have a professional chef walk you through preparing a delicious meal for four.
- We’re here with you Wednesday: To give back to first responders and boost business for local restaurants Grand Ridge Plaza is once again funding We’re here with you Wednesday this May. “Last year’s event was so well-received. It was a wonderful way to thank our first responders for their heroic work during the pandemic, and a great way to help local restaurants during a difficult time,” Ochiltree says.
- Giveaways for Dads and Grads: Keep an eye on the Grand Ridge Plaza Facebook and Instagram pages or sign up for their newsletter to find out about other fun food giveaways at GRP restaurants. In celebration of Father’s Day and high school graduation, this June Dads and Grads can get their hands on some free tasty treats — thanks to the generosity of Grand Ridge Plaza.
“We’re lucky to have so many great restaurants to choose from at Grand Ridge Plaza, many locally owned,” Ochiltree says. “If you’re a foodie, Grand Ridge Plaza EATS is an easy way to eat well and support local!”