Football Fever in Seattle: Husky Cruises and Football Party Recipe from Kirkland Waterfront Restaurantphoto

The Beach Café at the Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington couldn’t be more excited for football season in Seattle! The lakeside location is the perfect spot in Kirkland to watch a sports game, as the bar is fully equipped with flat screen TV’s, tasty appetizers and a great selection of beer on tap. Take advantage of daily Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm, including weekends! If you are planning a football party at home, try Chef Matt Steffen’s easy football party recipe for wings. Also featured on the menu, this appetizer will be a total hit at your next football party and is packed with flavor and spices!

Jerk Spice Rubbed Wings

Perfect Wings for Football Party
Photo: Beach Café Jerk Spice Rubbed Wings

2 Tbsp Dry Parsley
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
1 Tbsp  Garlic Powder
2 Tbsp Dry Thyme
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp Salt
1 Tbsp Nutmeg
2 Tbsp Red Chile Flakes
1 Tbsp Allspice
½ Tbsp Ground Black Pepper
½ Tbsp Fennel Seed
½ Tbsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
2.5 Lbs Chicken wings 

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl thoroughly.  Spray sheet tray with non stick. Layer the wings on sheet tray and bake at 300 degrees for 35 minutes.

Habanero Ranch

1.5 cups Mayonnaise
¾ cups Buttermilk
3 Tbsp Sour Cream
5 each Garlic Cloves (Roasted)
2 each Habanero (Quickly Roasted )
1 Tsp Dry Thyme
1 Tbsp Flat Leaf Parsley (Chopped)
1 Tsp Onion Powder
1/4 Cup Chives Chopped
To Taste - Salt & Pepper

Roast the garlic and the Habanero’s and place in the blender. Add 3/4 cup of the buttermilk and blend thoroughly. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly. Adjust seasoning.

Did you know Beach Café and the Woodmark Hotel are offering water taxis to Husky football games this year? Husky Cruises are back!

UW Husky Cruises
Photo: Beach Café at Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA

Don't worry about fighting traffic, paying the 520 bridge toll or finding expensive parking, instead relax and enjoy a scenic boat ride to and from the game aboard Argosy’s "Champagne Lady". Tickets are on sale now! Select your ticket for either the cruise only or an ‘inclusive’ cruise, complete with $20 voucher for food+drink pre/post game at the Beach Café! Learn more about Husky Cruises near Seattle.

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