Cuisine

Summer Guide To Al Fresco Dining & Water Views

One of the best ways to enjoy summer is dining at a restaurant where the scenery is as fine as what’s on the plate. To greet the official arrival of summer and to serve as a guide from now through the fall, here’s a sampling of our region’s best dining destinations, from casual outdoor seating […]

Meet Reknowned Chef Roy Yamaguchi

Culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi is regarded as an international culinary visionary and the creator of Hawaiian fusion cuisine. The founder and owner of Roy’s restaurants will be Saint Martin’s University on Nov. 3 to host Saint Martin’s Gala 2018: Hawaii and Pacific Islands. Born in Tokyo, Yamaguchi had his first taste of seafood bought fresh […]

Taste of Tacoma: The Taste Cooks!

                        Learn to Cook from the Best Chefs in the Northwest at The Taste Cooks! Take a look inside a professional chef’s kitchen at The Taste Cooks! presented by Uber Eats and Albert Lee Appliance, at Emerald Queen Casino’s Taste of Tacoma® presented by […]

Truckaroo: Washington’s Food Truck Event

Mark your calendars to join us at the Washington State Food Truck Association’s annual Truckaroo event, on June 16th from 11am to 4pm. Their mission is to celebrate the uniqueness of street food while incorporating local ingredients, to promote the interests of small business owners, and to raise funds for the association’s legislative efforts. The […]

Dave & Buster’s Brings Fun To Auburn

Dave & Buster’s first Washington state location is now open in Auburn at The Outlet Collection Seattle. The restaurant and entertainment mecca boasts more than 44,000 square feet of arcade games, state-of-the-art sports viewing, and one-of-a-kind food and drink offerings all under one roof. “We’ve had our eyes on the Seattle area for a while […]

Happy Belly’s Healthy Options

Since 2014, Happy Belly has been offering unique, healthy options to South Sound residents in search of fresh, delicious meals. Happy Belly owner and executive chef Jennifer Johnson has created a thriving casual-dining establishment that has a loyal following and new converts every day. It features Johnson’s unique perspective on balance in daily living and […]

South Sound Community Wine Dinners

There is always a buzz when new upscale dinner options come along in Olympia. This fall the Percival Restaurant at South Puget Sound Community College started offering quarterly wine-paired dinners. The Percival is a venue for showcasing the advanced culinary artistry that students in the Culinary Arts program have developed. The first wine-paired dinner took […]

Basilico Ristorante Dabbles in Cocktails

Basilico Ristorante, known for hand-made pastas and traditional Italian fine dining, has recently added aperitifs, digestives, liqueurs, and a couple of cocktails to its menu. Until now, the restaurant has had an extensive wine list to pair with your Pappardelle in Wild Boar Sauce, but has not been able to serve a Martini or glass […]

Ten Favorite Washington Wines

The best wine is one you love to drink and share! Although Washington wine country has been producing premium wines for only a scant 50 years, each year these winemakers deliver an ever more impressive portfolio of world-class wines. With the holidays just around the corner, which wine will you be serving? Abeja, pronounced “ah-BAY-ha” […]

The Star of the Neighborhood: Cooks Tavern

Named by readers as a new favorite in the ShowCase Magazine 2017 readership poll, Cooks Tavern has quickly risen to stardom with its cozy neighborhood atmosphere and mouthwatering menu. Located near the Proctor neighborhood in North Tacoma, Cooks Tavern will easily become your go-to spot any day of the week for breakfast, lunch or dinner. […]

Rein Haus German Food in Tacoma

As you enter what was once the Titus Will auto dealership, you notice a complete transformation. The space is huge (approximately 14,000 square feet), but it has been redesigned to be cozy and warm. A massive fireplace fills the center of the room with wraparound seating. Accents include Belgian wood doors, crystal chandeliers, reclaimed SeaTac […]

Local Artisans Share Handmade Sweets

Deb Smith and Cindy Uhrich began exploring the idea of opening a small business long before retiring from South Puget Sound Community College, where the two friends worked for over 20 years. They wanted to remain active in the Olympia community while putting to use their unique, but complementary, backgrounds: Smith, as a talented instructor […]

Consistent and delicious: Crockett’s

“Puyallup’s favorite gastro pub––you might come for the drinks, but you’ll stay for the food!” That’s the big claim that Crockett’s Public House makes on its website. But with chili-braised chicken tacos, fire-roasted lamb chops, and lobster macaroni and cheese, the claim is easy to believe. Initially a pub focused on serving exceptional drinks, Crockett’s […]

Red Wind’s Seafood Restaurant

At Nisqually Red Wind Casino’s Seafood Restaurant, guests enjoy the freshest catch in the Pacific Northwest, says Executive Chef Roberto Los Banos. With an established reputation in the area, the restaurant is popular among sushi lovers, as well as fans of well-presented, traditional seafood fare. The sushi and noodle bar, featured on the menu Tuesday […]

The Mantel, Culinary Ascent

Are you ready to take your love of food to new heights? The Mantel is a sophisticated neighborhood restaurant that delivers traditional meals with a unique flair. Located at Trilogy at Tehaleh, the resort-like community in Bonney Lake, The Mantel will have you feeling right at home in its lodge-inspired atmosphere. The attractive décor is […]

Amazing Smells at 222 Market

Opened last November, 222 Market features local and regional artisans in a European market-style setting. Husbandand-wife owners Gray and Joy Graham say they opened the business to add vitality to downtown Olympia with a fun and inviting marketplace of local and sustainable foods. As you walk into the quaint but bustling building, you immediately smell […]

St. Martin’s Brings Celebrity Chef Ming Tsai to the Northwest

Ming Tsai’s passion for cooking was forged in his formative years. Tsai was raised in Dayton, Ohio, where he spent hours cooking alongside his mother and father at Mandarin Kitchen, their family-owned restaurant. Ming Tsai is the James Beard Award-winning chef/owner of Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon. Both are located in Massachusetts and feature Tsai’s […]

Mixing it up with Ming Tsai

  ShowCase Magazine caught up with James Beard Award-winning Ming Tsai for an interview. The chef/owner of the Massachusetts restaurants Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon is the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Simply Ming, now in its 11th season. Tsai has also written five cookbooks, including the interactive Simply Ming […]

Rhein Haus German food in Tacoma

As you enter what was once the Titus Will auto dealership, you notice a complete transformation. The space is huge (approximately 14,000 square feet), but it has been redesigned to be cozy and warm. A massive fireplace fills the center of the room with wraparound seating. Accents include Belgian wood doors, crystal chandeliers, reclaimed SeaTac […]

Local Family Provides Seafood Harvested Boat-To-Table

“Sassy Seafood is literally my dream that came to life,” says company owner Libie Cain. “I met my husband 20 years ago when he was a Bering Sea crabber. I was working at a design firm in Seattle. So I traded my high heels for Xtratufs boots and my pantyhose and skirts for hooded sweatshirts […]