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Interior dining area at Bellevue Duke's Seafood Restaurant

July 31 2020

Brand-new pathogen-filtering systems installed in all 7 Duke’s locations

Pardon us while we geek out… Over the past several weeks, we’ve installed additional air filtering systems in all 7 of our restaurants. These systems effectively kill airborne coronavirus particles. The process uses needlepoint bipolar ionization, or NPBI™, and is the same system installed in the White House, Google, Amelia Arena, the Phoenix airport, the Mayo Clinic,…
Duke Moscrip

July 20 2020

Alki Reopens

I want to speak directly to you, my valued guest. During my nearly half a century in the restaurant business in the Seattle/Tacoma area, I have never faced anything as challenging as COVID-19. It has transformed the restaurant business nationwide and forced many of our colleagues to close their doors forever. Closer to our hearts,…
Saint Valentine has a legacy that dates back centuries. Old traditions have morphed throughout the decades, but we still focus our attention on our loved one on this special day. No matter if you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, its history and traditions offer some fun facts to share with friends. Where did the phrase “wear your heart on your sleeve” come from? Well, if you were a woman in the Middle Ages, you would wear the name of your Valentine pinned to your sleeve; hence the phrase. What do people in the U.S. do 1 billion times in Feb? Give someone a Valentine’s Card. Want to dream of your future husband? Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future husband. Who knew? When was the first known Valentine’s Card created? 100 years ago? 200 years ago? 350 years ago? 600 years ago? It was 600 years ago. The British Library possesses the oldest known valentine in the English language, a poem composed in 1477 by a woman named Margery Brews to her fickle fiancé. What’s with lace used on V-Day cards? The word “lace” comes from the Latin “laques,” meaning “to snare or net,” as in to catch a person’s heart. When should you get engaged? Well, 43% of millennials – some 220,000 -- propose on Valentine's Day each year. Who created the first box of chocolates? Cadbury Hersey Dove Godiva In 1822, John Cadbury opened a tea and coffee shop in Birmingham, England. He soon expanded into chocolate manufacturing, and in 1861 his son Richard greatly increased sales by packaging Cadbury chocolates in the world's first heart shaped candy box for Valentine’s Day. Iconic candy hearts started as medicine Whether or not you like those pastel hearts with “Be Mine” on it, they were invented in 1847 by a pharmacist who made lozenges. He switched to making them into candy turning those funny little heart candies part of Valentine’s Day ever since. 110 million of what is sold for V-Day? Cards Roses Candy boxes Dinners at Duke’s Roses, the majority of which are red. So, what’s with Cupid's bow and arrow? This cute little character from Roman mythology, Cupid, is the son of Venus, the goddess of love. A flying baby with a bow and arrow is weird enough but his goal is to pierce hearts and cast a spell of love. Check out our 12 Days of Valentines menu by clicking HERE!

February 5 2019

Valentine’s Day Fun Facts

Saint Valentine has a legacy that dates back centuries. Old traditions have morphed throughout the decades, but we still focus our attention on our loved one on this special day. No matter if you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, its history and traditions offer some fun facts to share with friends. Where did the phrase…
Wild Bill and Duke Preparing Plate

November 21 2018

Talking Turkey with Executive Chef “Wild” Bill Ranniger

Forget fancy, let go of perfect for the holidays. Our executive chef “Wild” Bill has the best advice. Take it away, Bill! By Bill Ranniger First things first: my advice to having a great holiday turkey dinner is to go to Duke’s for several days before Thanksgiving or Christmas, eat good food and mentally prepare…
Dollar Bills

August 9 2018

How To Get $20 Off Every Visit to Duke's

I had a conversation with a guest at our Bellevue restaurant the other day that shocked me. He didn’t know about our frequent diner program! This got me thinking that maybe other customers aren’t aware that every time they come in to Duke’s, a frequent diner offer good for up to $20 off their next…

October 17 2017

Growing Up At Duke’s

A guest post by Amy Waeschle Because my last name isn’t Moscrip anymore, not a lot of people know that I’m Duke’s daughter. My picture is on the wall of his restaurants, so when I’m there people sometimes put it together, but for the most part, I live outside of his and my brother’s world.…
Duke's New Cookbook

May 24 2016

About “As Wild As It Gets . . . Duke’s Secret Sustainable Seafood Recipes”

The “must have” seafood cookbook for your culinary collection. As Wild As It Gets . . . Duke’s Secret Sustainable Seafood Recipes Duke’s Secret Sustainable Seafood Recipes . . . Including Intimate Tales of the Legend Himself Buy Duke’s NEW Cookbook, As Wild As It Gets, NOW! Searching for the world’s finest seafood and ingredients…
Duke in Cordova, Alaska

August 3 2015

Searching for the World’s Finest Seafood and Ingredients is Duke’s Passion

Searching for the World’s Finest Seafood and Ingredients is Duke’s Passion. Whether he’s traveling to Chesapeake Bay to visit clammers or brewing up his special custom blend of bourbon at Kentucky’s world famous Woodford Reserve, Duke is in search of natural foods that are chemical free and sustainably sourced. “Buying natural just makes sense,” says…