Great drinks

October Mission: Beer

Grab your cab fare or designated driver, comfiest drinking shoes (no time for heels on this pub crawl), poncho & Wi-Fi, and join me on what’s bound to be (almost 97% irrefutably) the best beer tour ever. In honor of the great German festival of Oktoberfest, we’re [...]

October 1, 2015

Drink Recipe: Gambit

Ingredients 1 oz Nuestra Soledad Mezcal ½ oz Hibiscus Simple Syrup ½ oz Ancho chili-infused liqueur ¾ oz fresh lime juice Splash of simple syrup Splash of Georgetown 9LB Porter Orange peel (optional) Method Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker except Georgetown 9LB [...]

March 10, 2015

Jalapeños Big Mama Margarita Recipe

Just in time for the sunshine! Thank you Jesse for sharing your family recipe with us. Please note the list of Ingredients does not have quantities. This is due to the size of your margarita. Taste testing is the only way to know. So get drinking! Ingredients: 1800 Silver [...]

February 17, 2015

Distill My Heart: Falling in Lust at Mount Baker Distillery

From the comfort of my front seat, I quickly checked my trusty smartphone, to be sure I had the right address. I don’t know exactly what I’d been expecting when I’d made a date to explore Whatcom County’s first legal post-prohibition distillery operation, but the large [...]

December 3, 2014

Libations – “Beer Week”

You may have noticed in the past few years microbreweries seem to be springing up all over the place. Porters, IPA’s, ESB’s, APA’s, berliner weisses, hefeweizens, altbiers, English ales, strong ales, red ales, imperial stouts, barleywines: a fledgling beer drinker is [...]

September 19, 2014

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

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

Zen Sushi

Zen Sushi & Bar is an impressive visage, even from the street. Located in Barkley Village, just a few minutes from I-5 at the Sunset Drive exit (Exit 255) in Bellingham, the restaurant seems to be constructed entirely out of metal, glass and light. In its main room, a giant [...]

April 18, 2014

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