Breakfast of Champions

monsoon restaurant!

Your little reindeer prefers pork belly to pot roast, crème brulee to CoolWhip. (And it’s all fun and games till you try to seat him at the kiddie table.)

Satisfy eensy epicures with a Saturday-morning pancake feast at Monsoon.

The foodie favorite has always been kid friendly for weekend brunch, but beginning this weekend it will provide complimentary flapjacks for kids when Mom and Dad dine.

Toppings like banana frosting, chocolate chips, house-made strawberry preserves, or a jumbo dollop of whipped cream take things to another level. So you can dine on the resto’s famous oxtail pho and chili garlic long beans to your heart’s content.

See? His wish is your gourmand.

Brunch, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m, at Monsoon, 615 19th Avenue East (206-325-2111 or monsoonrestaurants.com); 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Monsoon East, 10245 Main Street, suite 101, Bellevue (425-635-1112).

this week in seattle!

Holiday Tea with Santa

What: Tuck into tea and hot cocoa, decorate (and munch on) cookies, do arts and crafts, and snap picture-perfect shots with the big man.
Why: He’s a jolly good fellow.
When: Sat., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Woodmark Hotel, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland. Reservations (required) at 425-827-1986.


What: Seattle Center’s holiday extravaganza is back and in full gear, with ice skating, musical performances, comedy theater, activities for kids, and more.
Why: It’s like walking in a winter wonderland.
When: Daily, thru Dec. 31.
Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. (206-684-7200).

Snowflake Lane

What: Live toy soldiers take over the merry sidewalks of The Bellevue Collection with this large-scale music and light holiday show, snow and all.
Why: You’re dreaming of a white Christmas.
When: Daily. Thru Dec. 24, 7 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Square, Bellevue Way, at NE 8th St., Bellevue (425-454-8096).

Photo: Courtesy of Monsoon

Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
575 Bellevue Square
ste 112
Bellevue, WA 98004
10245 Main St
@ 103rd Ave
Bellevue, WA 98004
Seattle Center
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112