For immediate release | November 6, 2012

A delicious way to network at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle

CHICAGO — For Midwinter Meeting attendees interested in hitting the town and exploring Seattle over a great dinner with old and new conference friends, the Dine Around Seattle evening offers the perfect opportunity. Reservations for 10 have been secured at several local hot-spot restaurants the evening of Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Anyone interested can sign up for a single seat or join the group with colleagues and friends; either way, the evening offers networking, good food and good conversation at restaurants you may not have otherwise discovered.

The restaurants:

Daily Grill is known for its ‘straightforward and classic American fare’ and prides itself on the large menu and comfortable décor. Enjoy the full bar, vegetarian options and gluten-free menu along with the Simply 600 low-cal dishes for health-conscious attendees.

Il Fornaio serves up authentic and award-winning Italian dishes that get excellent reviews. From its classic Bruschetta Calda to the savory Bistecca alla Fiorentina, you won’t be disappointed.

Ivar’s has been a Seattle staple for more than 70 years, famous for its Northwest-style clam chowder and home to some of the freshest wild-caught fish and local produce. From salmon to sirloin and everything in between, a seafood experience you won’t want to miss.

Purple Café and Wine Bar hosts an extensive wine collection of more than 600 bottles that span the globe and are sure to please your pallet. Pair your wine selection with the collection of artisan cheeses, the chef’s specials or another dinner option made with the freshest local ingredients. This locally popular spot with signature industrial-type decor is sure to fill up fast.

Tango Restaurant and Lounge specializes in Latin-inspired cuisine, and it's a tapas lover’s dream, with specialties including Medjoohl dates wrapped in bacon, Serrano-wrapped scallops and chipotle tiger prawns with pumpkin seed-cilantro pipien.

Sign up is open now—interested attendees should reserve quickly so as not to miss out on a place at one of these popular tables.

ALA Midwinter Meeting registration and housing are open. Important conversations about the transformation and future of libraries will be taking place in Seattle, Jan. 25-29.

For attendees who need support in making their case for attending and why they’ll be more valuable to their institutions afterwards, ALA offers resources that include step-by-step guidelines for what information to present, what previous attendees have said about what they took home from ALA conferences and events, a sample budget worksheet and more. Those resources are available on the Midwinter website.

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Lindsay Rosales

Conference Coordinator

Conference Services

800-545-2433 x3227