Cuisine

Old Town Delights Cares for Seniors

Owner Kelly Garofalo of  Old Town Delights became involved with Weatherly Inn in Tacoma reaching out to them to help provide treats for an event.  From the moment Kelly walked in the front door of Weatherly, “it just felt like home the staff and seniors were so welcoming and friendly”, commented owner Kelly Garofalo   When […]

Community helping Restaurants

The COVID pandemic is brutalizing every industry. Every industry has their experts, and I trust them to tell their stories. For the last 13 years, we have told the stories of the people in the food and libations industry and we have come to love and adore the local owners.  As you can imagine we […]

Sip, Savor and Stroll in Olympia

 March 28, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. the community is invited to attend Sip, Savor & Stroll an exclusive and progressive dinner in downtown Olympia. Experience new culinary trends, meet talented and passionate chefs, brewers of handcrafted ales and skilled restaurant owners while getting a peek behind the curtain into Olympia’s handcrafted and relaxed […]

Magnuson Kitchen & Brewery Opens at Ruston

Point Ruston’s newest addition to its waterfront dining options is the Magnuson Kitchen & Brewery, an eagerly-anticipation second location and expansion of the Magnuson Cafe & Brewery in Seattle. Located on the edge of the one-acre Grand Plaza at Point Ruston, Magnuson’s offers an exciting and fresh culinary experience.  The restaurant and brewery features a […]

A New and Improved “Candy That Travels”

The classic Almond Roca candy is well-known and well-loved, with its toffee center, chocolate enrobing, and crushed almond pieces. The candy, and Brown & Haley, the company, have roots locally in the city of Tacoma. Now one hundred and eight years old, the company began because of a friendship between Harry L. Brown, who owned […]

Crudo and Cotto: A Fresh Twist on Italian Cuisine

Giampaolo Falchetti and Kathryn Philbrook recently opened Crudo and Cotto, a fresh Italian and northwest inspired restaurant in Proctor. The husband-wife dynamic duo are also the owners of Olympia’s Basilico Ristorante. Italian cuisine comes naturally for Giampaolo; he grew up in Umbria, Italy, where food is synonymous with fellowship, providing a hospitable meeting place for […]

Ten Washington Wines for the Holidays

With over 900 wineries and thousands of lush vineyard acres, Washington State is home to some of the country’s prime grape-growing regions and every year provides delicious, award-winning wines. We would like to share ten Washington wines that we feel are perfect to enjoy during the holidays this year. NATALIE BENSON Reds Jet Black, Syrah, […]

Art of the Table

Restaurants have opened up a new way to savor art—on a plate—food that will intrigue, impress and immerse you in a sensory experience like no other. We’re lucky to have such talented culinary artists in the South Sound, serving delicious and beautiful plates. The following restaurants offer an experience that is both aesthetically elevated and […]

Oktoberfest Northwest Celebrates 15 years

Oktoberfest Northwest, the three-day Munich-style Oktoberfest celebration, with German bier, delicious food, and live entertainment,  takes place on Friday through Sunday, October 4th-6th, 2019, at Washington State Fair Events Center, in Puyallup WA. Oktoberfest Northwest is the perfect festival for guests who want a taste of a traditional German Oktoberfest with delicious foods, German biers, […]

Take Your Appetite on Your Next Trip to Mt. Rainier

A visit to Mt. Rainier in the fall is like no other. The colors are breathtaking, and that’s not all. If you’re planning a visit soon, and you love tasty, fresh food, consider spending the day on a chef-led, farm-to-table tour. The tour will have you gathering ingredients from local micro farms, farmstead creameries and […]

Northwest Fresh: In the Mood for Sushi?

Sushi is cultural and artistic and can be wonderfully addictive. The Japanese dish begins with bite-sized cakes of cold boiled rice flavored with rice vinegar. The cakes are rolled in seaweed with, or topped with, raw fish, vegetables or egg. Sushi does not always mean raw fish. But raw fish—sashimi in Japanese—is the most popular […]

Olympia Goat Dairy Crafts Award-Winning Cheeses

“We like to say that our cheese is a love letter to our community.” In this simple statement, Rachel Taylor-Tuller encapsulates the spirit of Lost Peacock Creamery. She’s a first-generation farmer, veteran and chief milkmaid at the creamery. Her husband, Matthew, is known as the head cheesemaker. At the couple’s micro dairy in Olympia, Lost […]

The Bite Cooks!

Take a look inside a professional chef’s kitchen at The Bite Cooks! from Friday through Sunday, July 19th-21st, 2019, at Seattle Center, in Seattle Washington. The Bite Cooks! will feature high-energy mystery ingredient cook-offs and culinary demonstrations by some of the Seattle area’s best and entertaining chefs. The Bite Cooks! lineup changes each day, with […]

960 Degrees of Cool

Cocktails are making their mark in the South Sound. The craft cocktail scene is enjoying quick-pour growth, both in quantity and quality. Matriarch, En Rama and Devil’s Reef are just a few of the first-class, cocktail-first bars that have opened in the past year-plus. The latest addition to this superior party pack is Bar 960. […]

Getting Fresh with Farm-to-Table Dining

One of the best parts of dining out is reading through a menu full of delectable dishes. Each description makes you hungrier as you try to decide from an array of appetizing options. But do you ever wonder where that food comes from? Or if it’s fresh? Fortunately, many dining establishments are making a shift […]

Cooking it Up with Carla Hall

Carla Hall is best known as co-host of ABC’s popular, Emmy Award–winning lifestyle series The Chew. And on Nov. 2 she will bring her love for cooking to the Saint Martin’s Gala in the university’s Marcus Pavilion. Hall won over audiences when she competed on Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef: All Stars and shared […]

“The Taste Cooks!” Celebrates Local Chefs with Taste of Tacoma

Take a look inside a professional chef’s kitchen at The Taste Cooks!, presented by Albert Lee Appliance, on the weekend of June 21 through 23, 2019, at the Point Defiance Park! Some of Tacoma’s best and most entertaining chefs are in the lineup to compete in high-energy mystery ingredient cook-offs and culinary demonstrations The Taste […]

A Taste of Mediterranean Sunshine

Experience the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean at Gertie and the Giant Octopus. Drawing on the cuisines of Italy, France and Spain, this intimate restaurant in Gig Harbor enables you to experience a wide range of seasonal small plates. The origin of this endeavor was one of happenstance and good fortune. After working as a […]

Best Places to Brunch in South Sound

We all love brunch, right? You get to sleep in and then enjoy tasty food prepared by someone else. And cocktails are practically a requirement! Add hanging out with friends or family and you simply can’t beat it. From laid-back greasy spoons and quaint cafés to upscale restaurants serving tantalizing brunch buffets, here are a […]

The Meridian Café has Re-Opened

More than a year after a roof fire forced its closure, Meridian Café is open for business. A perennial breakfast-and-lunch spot in downtown Puyallup, the surrounding communities are thrilled their beloved cafe is back open for breakfast and lunch. Owner Shaun Brobak said there was never a doubt he would reopen – thanks in great […]