Cuisine

Taste Washington Announces 2021 Programs

Washington is proud of its culinary environment, and Taste Washington is a large part of this community. Today, Taste Washington is proud to unveil its 2021 programming, a month-long celebration of Washington wine and food. “While we look forward to a big in-person reunion in 2022, this year has given us the opportunity to make […]

Talking Cedar: crafting brews, distilling food

Looking for a unique new restaurant and brewery to try this fall? Talking Cedar is a brand new distillery, brewery, and restaurant in Grand Mound. This beautiful facility encompasses 35,000 square feet and is owned and maintained by the Chehalis Tribe. Talking Cedar has partnered with Heritage Distilling Company, a highly awarded craft distillery in […]

Pearl of a Dining Experience: Chelsea Oyster Bar

Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar in Olympia offers its dining patrons a truly special experience — fresh local seafood sustainably farmed at its namesake Chelsea Farms. Owners Shina Wysocki and Kyle Lentz offer their dining patrons an experience that reflects the heart and soul of the family’s shellfish farming legacy.  Upon your visit, expect an authentic […]

I’m Dreaming of a Wine Winter

Thinking outside the familiar confines of the box to find ways of entertainment and exciting experiences has been a necessity with this unusual year. And while some winter practices will always remain the same—curling up under a warm blanket as you watch your favorite holiday film or catching snowflakes on the tip of your tongue—there […]

Owens Meats Brings Sizzle To Point Ruston

The Candy Store For The Carnivore, this is a one-of-a-kind, family-owned business that has flourished through five generations. Owens Meats is a specialty meat market with a huge line of fresh choice and prime meats that are aged to perfection. For over 125 years, Owens Meats has been serving meat to the tables of families […]

Crumbl Cookie: More Than Just a Cookie

When you step inside of Crumbl Cookie, it feels as if you have stepped inside a secret bakery. The vibe is vivacious and magnetic. Cookie lovers can watch each step of the process at Crumbl: from bakers putting together top shelf ingredients, to each crumbly cookie baking to perfection. These mouthwatering cookies are definitely not […]

Olympia Farmer’s Market Welcomes Brett Warwick

The Olympia Farmers Market Board of Directors is  pleased to announce they have selected Brett Warwick as the Market’s new Operations Manager. Brett was previously employed with the Queen Anne Farmers Market as Market Coordinator and served as Production Manager for the Seattle Marathon Association.  Brett studied Operations Management at Western Washington University and has […]

10 Favorite Washington Wines

Some of the best Washington state wines have been described as having the structure and finesse of the Old World while displaying the flashy and ripe fruit of the New World. We’re pleased to present our third annual list of favorite Washington wines—perfect for sharing with friends and family this holiday season. DeLille Cellars delillecellars.com […]

Well 80 – Olympia’s Hottest New Brewery

Well 80 Artesian Brewing Company opened its doors March 19 in downtown Olympia. Complete with a restaurant and a 10-barrel brewing system, Well 80 is a brewery and brewpub built on the site of one of Olympia’s famous artesian wells. In addition to tasty craft beers, Well 80 serves pizza, burgers and sandwiches, all with […]

Up Your Culinary Game With a Cooking Class

Have you thought about how many meals you prepare for your family each week? Or how you pull off preparing tasty, healthy meals week after week without any formal training? Whether you’re a novice or an experienced home cook, if you’ve dreamed about upping your culinary game, why not take a cooking class and impress […]

Asian-Inspired Food, Beautiful Ambiance

From the moment you enter Indochine, you feel as though you have been transported to an exotic locale. The indoor water feature fills an unassuming fish pond surrounded by rich wooden tables and benches. Warm lighting and Asian-inspired décor help set the mood. And an open floor plan invites guests to interact with one another. […]

Guide To Al Fresco Dining & Water Views

One of the best ways to enjoy 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 to high-end […]

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” […]