“Best of the Plateau” — The Mint Restaurant and Server Katie Cunningham

We’re beyond honored to have received four “Best of the Plateau” awards as a restaurant, including first for Best American Food and Best Lunch, as well as second for Best Family Restaurant. We want to thank all of our loyal customers and congratulate Katie on her personal “Best of” award with a short feature posted below.

Katie Cunningham.

Katie Cunningham “Best of the Plateau” at The Mint.

Katie has been expertly guiding your dining experiences at various Enumclaw establishments for over 13 years — always handy with an honest suggestion and ready to pick up the conversation where it left off whether you last saw her yesterday or a year ago.

The people she interacts with daily are what make this job so special to her. She truly loves her customers and wants to thank each and everyone of you. She says, “my customers are why I do it. They make me laugh and make me happy, they’re the reason I still have fun everyday at work.”

Come around to The Mint during lunch Monday-Thursday and say hi to Katie, pick out one of what she says are “the best burgers in town” (or try the cheeseburger sliders, her personal favorite). If you’re thirsty, Katie’s personally quite fond of The Mint’s large and constantly rotating beer selection, so don’t hesitate to indulge in one of her recommendations or stick with what you know and strike up a conversation with one of the best in the business.

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Kasey Kahne Picks The Mint Over the Rainier in Radio Interview

Kasey Kahne from Enumclaw

When it comes to eating in Enumclaw, there are many fine choices; however, locals and downtown eaters find themselves often making a decision: Rainier or The Mint?

Let Kasey Kahne answer for himself at the 55-second mark of his interview on The Furness Show right here.

In case you couldn’t guess,

Kasey Kahne says “I personally prefer The Mint”

— let’s just say we’re happy to stick that one in our back pocket! Thanks Kasey!

In all fairness, he continues: “the Rainier’s great, but The Mint’s my favorite spot for lunch.” They talk about Enumclaw quite a bit as Kasey Kahne weighs in on Enumclaw’s restaurant scene in a broad-ranging interview on Seattle’s 950am-KJR sports radio program, The Furness Show (6/30). (Including, of course, the obligatory “Enumscratch” reference. The interview is fun.)

Ian and Puck caught up with Kahne as he was busy co-hosting (with Russell Wilson) his foundation’s second-annual charity golf tournament — this year benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Strong Against Cancer initiative.

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Learn more about the Kasey Kahne Foundation. Images from Kasey Kahne’s Facebook.

Take Kasey’s advice and our word for it: “You’ll come for the beer … and be back for the food.”

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2015 Plateau Cowboy Gathering!

2015 Plateau Cowboy Gathering artists

Five acts of handsome and creative cowboys will be coming the Mint and surrounding venues tomorrow (Saturday, May 30th) — pull out your hats ‘n boots and join us for some good old-fashioned fun. 1 PM – 5 PM.

Stick at one venue to catch all five acts, or follow your favorite performer(s) around to see everything they have to offer. The event is family friendly and below you’ll find more information on the artists, venues, and the Cowboy Gathering in general.

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New Dessert Menu at the Mint!

Inspired by local flair and sweets, we’re running our best dessert menu to date.

Mint dessert lineup

In addition to our classic lava cake, we have added a unique “fluffernutter” dessert that is like blending the comfort flavor combination of peanut butter and jelly with the experience of a campfire roasted marshmallow. We’ve added a salted caramel twist to our creme brulee and put cheesecake with fresh berries and almond-cookie streusel into a mason jar for your enjoyment, as well as added a fresh berry parfait with Chantilly cream and a gaufrette cookie.

So next time you’re in, save room for dessert! Don’t hesitate to ask your server for more details.

Fluffernutter.

Fluffernutter.

Enumclaw-style cheesecake.

Enumclaw-style cheesecake.

Parfait.

Parfait.

Salted caramel creme brulee.

Salted caramel creme brulee.

Okay, my mouth is watering, time for some Enumclaw-style cheesecake! Take a look at the menu for yourself:
The Historic Mint Dessert Menu Summer 2015

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Free Music Show – Zach Strawn Live at the Mint

Zach Strawn of Joonbug Blues cover

Zach Strawn playing guitar

Coming Thursday, April 16th, to the Mint is acoustic musician Zach Strawn of Joonbug Blues. The FREE SHOW is from 7-9:30 pm. Get a taste of Zach’s self-described “swamp pop” musical style below!

Inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Freddie king, Albert King, John Mayer, Otis Rush, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, and Beth Hart, Zach has developed a unique style and plays a blend of covers (of course done his way) and original music.

Hear more of his music on SoundCloud and ReverbNation.

You’re sure to enjoy his bluesy/folksy/soulful/rock and roll/acoustic tunes while you enjoy your favorite meal and beverages. We look forward to having you for a super fun night! Again, the show is FREE! and from 7-9:30 pm on Thursday, April 16th.

Zach Strawn live at the Mint poster

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Brewer’s Night at the Mint: Hop Valley Brewing Co.

We’re excited to have Hop Valley Brewing Co. here with us for our March Brewer’s Night on Tuesday, March 24th.

Hop Valley Brewing Co logo

We’ll get things kicked off around 6pm with beer and food specials, raffles and a heck of a good ol’ time.

About Hop Valley Brewing Co.

Our original idea was pretty simple. Four lifelong Oregonians with knowledge of the local beer market and a better understanding of craft beer just wanted to make some good beer. We found the perfect place to start smack dab in the middle of the old hop central, and the rest is history, albeit a very short history.

We never anticipated it would turn out this way so soon – rapid expansion, two locations, statewide distribution and lots of great-tasting, award-winning beer.

Check out more of Hop Valley’s cool story.

Please join us!

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New Spring Happy Hour Menu

As we roll into the soft, damp, and revitalizing spring months on the Plateau, we’ve made a few changes to our Happy Hour menu. Check it out below.

New on our Happy Hour menu are:
Chili-Garlic Brussels sprouts
Caesar salad with chicken
Side of JoJo’s with cheese sauce

Happy Hour is available Mon-Sat 3pm-6pm and ALL DAY on Sunday.

Spring 2015 Mint Happy Hour Menu

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Raise Your Glass Day — Support Local Firefighters with Guinness

Join Guinness to raise $1 million for local firefighters.

Join Guinness to raise $1 million for local firefighters.

Patrons of legal drinking age are invited to celebrate National Raise Your Glass Day on Thursday, Feb. 26, by sharing a photo of their Guinness pint on Twitter, tagging @GuinnessUS, or post it on the Guinness US Facebook page. For each photo posted, Guinness will donate $1 towards its fundraising efforts in support of firefighters.

From Guinness:

Together we raised more than $530,000 last year for The Leary Firefighters Foundation. Our commitment continues with your support.

Between now and St. Patrick’s Day, join our efforts by making a donation or purchasing a limited edition t-shirt. Designed in collaboration with country music superstar Brad Paisley, the shirt is a tribute to firefighters everywhere, including his father and brother-in-law.

All proceeds will go toward the LFF to provide much-needed equipment and training.

Come into the Mint and raise a pint of Guinness with us to support the firefighters who protect our community.

Guinness Raise a Pint for Firefighters Poster

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Brewer’s Night at the Mint: Deschutes Brewery

We’re thrilled to welcome Deschutes Brewery from Bend, OR on Wednesday night (February 25th).

Deschutes Brewery logo

Join us from 6pm-9pm for excellent craft beer and delicious food specials! Of course, we’ll also have brewery swag to give away!

We’ll have the following

Deschutes beers on tap:

  • Hop Henge IPA
  • Black Butte Porter
  • Fresh Squeezed IPA
  • Red Chair Pale Ale

Read more about these Deschutes beers!

Food specials will include:

  • Spicy Thai shrimp with flatbread (Hope Henge IPA in the pan sauce)
  • Black Butte Kick Butt Burger (Black Butte mustard sauce, pepper jack cheese, and honey-pepper bacon)

Can’t wait to have you join us!

Deschutes Brewers Night at the Mint poster

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Valentine’s Day at the Mint — Elegant Food and Silent Films

Silent black-and-white movies, a first-class Valentine’s Day menu, and elegant drink specials make the Mint your best choice on the Plateau for a Valentine’s Day date.

Blank and white silent movies at the Mint for romantic Valentine's Day

We’ll have silent black-and-white movies on the projector all day, and this evening we invite you to join us for the ultimate Valentine’s Day dinner. We’ll have our regular menu available as well as our special Valentine’s food menu:

Radish and Citrus Salad – Watermelon Radish, Cara-Cara Orange, and Fennel with Yuzu Vinaigrette and Local Honey

Chicken Satay – Satsuma-Ginger Glazed Chicken Skewers with Thai Peanut Sauce and Lemongrass-Cilantro Gremolata

Steak Oscar – 8oz Tenderloin, Dungeness Crab, Asparagus, and Smoked Paprika Hollandaise on a Bed of Steak Butter Mashed Potatoes

Seared Scallops – Sea Scallops, Vanilla-Parsnip Puree, Brussels Sprouts, and Bacon-Orange Brown Butter

So, if you’re asking yourself,

Where’s the best place in Enumclaw to eat on Valentine’s Day?

The answer is abundantly clear: The Historic Mint Restaurant & Alehouse! Our entire staff is eager to give you a relaxing, romantic and memorable evening.

It’s not too late to make a reservation (360-284-2517) or we’ll be seating on a first-come, first-serve basis all evening as well!

Valentine's Day special Menu at the Mint in Enumclaw

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