The holidays aren’t about you. At best, the holidays are about trying to make friends and family happy. At worst, the holidays are about traveling long distances to appease relatives or about spending days cleaning your house in order to host unfortunate in-laws. Either way it’s going to be a whirlwind of shopping, social interaction and, probably, cooking. In order to maintain your sanity, it’s necessary to pause, take a deep breath, and “treat yo-self,” as Donna and Tommy from Parks and Rec would say.
Here at your local Bothell pot shop, we’re on hand to help you make that happen. For the sake of your mental health, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants you can escape to for Christmas Eve dinner, as well as an excellent selection of recreational marijuana to help you relax into the stolen moment. So check out the list and then stop by Have a Heart Bothell for all your weed needs. Just to make things fun, we’re also including marijuana pairings to go with each cuisine.
- 99 Park, Bellevue
With an emphasis on fresh ingredients from local farms, this comfortable yet elegant restaurant is a perfect holiday getaway, and the large selection of craft cocktails and fine local wines will add to your festive mood.
Weed pairing: Cenex from hat Panda delivers a heady buzz that’ll enhance your appreciation of the thoughtful and delicate flavor combinations prepared by executive chef Derek Bugge.
- The Tavern on the Square, Bothell
The cozy ambiance and extensive menu of Northwestern classics make the tavern the perfect place to relax and forget the holiday hubbub. Check out the brioche, a house specialty.
Weed pairing: Harlequin from Washington Bud Company offers a perfect balance of THC and CBD for a relaxing body high that’s perfect for the comforting tavern ambiance.
- Blu Sardinia, Redmond
Modern-style Italian made with the perfect balance of locally-sourced ingredients and premium imports like fantastic olive oil and Cannonau red wine.
Weed pairing: The bright flavor of Cherries Jubilee (Northwest Cannabis Solutions) pairs well with red wine and delivers a cheerful buzz that’ll keep the conversation flowing while simultaneously enhancing your capacity to eat mounds of pasta.