June 21, 2016

Ethan Stowells Roman Empire

I’m extremely fortunate to live so close to Ethan Stowells magnificent Rome inspired restaurant Rione XIII. It’s my go to place when entertaining out of town guests and so far, haven’t had a bad meal yet. Located at 401 15th Ave. E. and opened in August of 2012 Rione was named after the culturally rich

June 14, 2016

Melange of Malaysia

Kedai Makan is Malay for “food shop”. It is also one of only a handful of restaurants featuring Malaysian cuisine in all of the United States. Lucky for us it’s located right here on Capitol Hill. Opened (in its new location) in September of 2015 and located at 1802 Bellevue Avenue, Kedai Makan is the

June 12, 2016

The Little Market on the Hill

“The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance is committed to supporting and strengthening Washington’s small family farm businesses by creating and operating vibrant, successful neighborhood farmer’s markets. To meet their mission they provide effective direct sales sites for our region’s small farmers, while also educating consumers about local farm products and the importance of supporting and preserving

June 11, 2016

A river runs through it

Summer time is the best time to be in Seattle. It’s when my favorite fruits, flowers and vegetables are in season and when back patios all over the city welcome you and your martini with open arms. The weather is exceptional and the outdoor activities are endless. Whether you are into hiking, camping, boating, kayaking,

June 6, 2016

The Lone Cowboy

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 22 years since Linda Derschang and Sub Pop’s Bruce Paritt and Jonathan Poneman created what would turn out to be one of Seattle’s greatest and longest running institutions, Linda’s Tavern. The tavern first opened its doors on February 16th 1994 and since then has remained a very popular

May 31, 2016

A Maple Among the Evergreens

I’m amazed when I walk into a place and am immediately transported to a far off exotic location without ever having to actually go anywhere. Steven Han has created such places. Each one deeply immersed in Asian tradition, art and cuisine but fused with modern techniques, ideas and inspiration that stems from a passion and

May 22, 2016

Oysters on the Half Shell

The Taylor family has been farming shellfish in the Puget Sound for generations and providing us with the best shellfish the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Their story began when Great Grandfather Taylor discovered his true calling in life was oyster farming with the discovery of this little Olympia Oyster in the Totten Inlet. Since

May 17, 2016

The Secret Garden

Let’s face it, sometimes you just need to get away. This escape doesn’t have to involve leaving the city but just going to visit another part of it. Surprisingly one of my favorite places to escape to is nestled right in the heart of downtown Seattle and located right inside The Pike Place Market. So

May 14, 2016

Where the East meets the West

Roshita Shrestha found herself living in Seattle after leaving her native Nepal behind many years ago. Fortunately for us she brought with her years of experience cooking the native foods of her country as well as the native foods of both India and Tibet following years of traveling and immersing herself in these cuisine rich

May 9, 2016

Little Shop Agora

Alexis Saloutos and Nikos Spiliopoulos are the owners of the cutest little shop on 15th Ave. called The Shop Agora. It’s a gourmet specialty foods store featuring a wine cellar, deli, wine bar and serving all things Mediterranean.Their first shop was established in 2007 in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle. It was such a