It’s approaching two years since I got my Hario “barista station” set-up, a major upgrade from my previous haphazard brewing system. Now a true coffee aficionado, I’ve tried some new gear. Here’s what I’ve added…and rejected. Continue reading New Coffee Gear Makes Mornings More Magical
The showcase glistens with gorgeous rib-eye steaks, smoked turkey wings, and veal bratwursts plus other housemade sausages. But don’t miss out on the deli side of Terra Cole, featuring some fine sandwiches and sides. Continue reading Meet Terra Cole, Purveyor of Meat and More in West Seattle
Stumptown Coffee Roasters may not have been roasting green beans in Seattle last Sunday night, but its equipment made for a magnificent backdrop at a special pop-up dinner in the roasting facility. Continue reading An Evening With Stumptown Coffee (and Cocktails, and Wine)
RockCreek features global, sustainable seafood. The current dinner menu includes dishes with the likes of razor clams, sand dabs, and sardines, and brunch is a good bet for quick seating and quality food. Continue reading Brunch at RockCreek and a Tip on Vif
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, I walk into Henry and Oscar’s. Although the 4th … Continue reading What to Know Before Ordering at: Henry & Oscar’s
That’s the kind of thing that’ll get you noticed by a jaded U.S. Bartender’s Guild judge, so it’s not surprising that Johnson’s heading to Vegas for a September 8 bid at a national title. The winner gets, among other things, a cover feature in the December 2013 GQ magazine “Men of The Year” issue, and a shot at the Global Finals in 2014. Continue reading Will Canon’s Sean Michael Johnson be the Nation’s “Most Imaginative Bartender”?
Sheehan’s SoDo Spirits Distillery is the only distillery outside of Japan to make authentic, or “honkaku,” shochu. This means that they make the shochu using local ingredients mixed with imports from Japan. Continue reading Down in SoDo, Promising Experiments with Shochu Cocktails