The Green Frog: Music, Munchies & More

While most recognize Bellingham’s Green Frog for its amazing live entertainment & extensive selection of local brews on tap, what many don’t realize is that the savory scent wafting down N. State Street, hitching a ride on the brisk spring breeze & tickling your [...]

July 23, 2015

Horseshoe Café: Grand Re-Opening Friday, June 19th

Mark your calendars: this Friday (6/19 @ 7:30 AM) is the grand re-opening of Bellingham’s treasured Horseshoe Café, located on E Holly in the heart of downtown. Originally opened in 1886 as a combination diner & pit stop for cigars, tobacco, tackle & hunting supplies, [...]

June 18, 2015

Seabolt’s Smokehouse: Whidbey’s Best Fish & Chips

After a relaxing hour-long drive from my home in the north end of Whatcom County, winding along Highway 20, stopping to walk mid-way across the always breath-taking Deception Pass Bridge, I meandered into the historic naval town of Oak Harbor. With a somewhat plain exterior, it [...]

May 21, 2015

Coupeville’s Knead and Feed: Old Favorites, Made From Scratch

Hidden in the quiet waterfront town of Coupeville, just a little over 100 miles from Vancouver, or 56 miles from Seattle, is a true local treasure, the Knead and Feed, Bakery & Restaurant. The story of the Knead and Feed began back in the early sixties when Mel Kroon [...]

April 2, 2015

Recipe: Brandywine’s Red Pepper Aioli

Makes 1 quart Ingredients 1 quart of Aioli 1 cup Roasted Red Peppers (drained of excess liquid) 1 Tbls. Tabasco 1-1/4 tsp. Salt Puree roasted red peppers in food processor. Method Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Never made Aioli? Here is a great link to show you how. [...]

March 24, 2015

The History of This: Pickles

We’ve all seen that person at the deli; the one who starts looking the instant the food hits the table. Moving the sandwich to one side to see the far side of the plate, lifting the corner of the paper to peer deeper into the edges of the basket, using a fork to push aside [...]

March 13, 2015

Old Fashioned Liquor – Bellewood Distillery

Tucked just off the Guide Meridian, Bellewood Acres Farm is a frequent stop among locals for apples, corn and pumpkins in the fall but in the last year, they have expanded into spirits. Their tasting room, a black wood affair with old fashioned barrels and metal furnishings, [...]

June 6, 2014

Foodie Haven – Five Delicious Reasons to Visit Anacortes

It’s been at least 10 years since I’ve been to Anacortes. Decades ago, I had extended family who lived on Orcas Island. I often made the trek to Anacortes to catch the ferry for weekend adventures with cousins, and just immerse myself in island life. It was blissful: simple [...]

April 25, 2014

Rumba Northwest

At first I tried to settle my nerves by talking with the others in the room. Not much help there, as they were ‘newbies’ too, so we shared our nerves, crossed our arms, and leaned against the wall to wait. We had showed up early enough to watch Café Rumba, a Peruvian Deli [...]

April 25, 2014

Conway Muse – Servin’ The Blues

Early Jazz fanatics Al Capone and Owney Madden would probably agree that sometimes the place to see live music, isn’t always on the map. This was definitely the case on my assignment, as I tried to find a once upon a time Scandinavian dairy barn in Conway, WA. Since 2004 this [...]

April 18, 2014

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