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Seattle Magazine Cocktail Catch Up

SEATTLE MAGAZINE COCKTAIL CATCH UP

Cocktail, bar, and spirit lovers, I'm sure that you haven't missed a moment of Seattle magazine lately - cause you're far too smart...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: Bee's Knees

WHAT I'M DRINKING: BEE'S KNEES

This is a nice summertime buzzer, though one that in the past I've gone a route that equals a fairly substantial shaking, which can...

Watch Me Talk Washington Distilleries on New Day Northwest

WATCH ME TALK WASHINGTON DISTILLERIES ON NEW DAY NORTHWEST

Teevee fans! Recently, I was lucky enough to go on the awesome New Day Northwest show to talk about locally-made bottles of spirits...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: Maigret in Retirement

COCKTAIL TALK: MAIGRET IN RETIREMENT

Another from our series of Maigret Cocktail Talk posts featuring famous stoic, tall, Parisian Inspector Maigret, created by the celebrated...

What I'm Drinking: Four Winds

WHAT I'M DRINKING: FOUR WINDS

The north wind says, I bring a clear spirit with the breath of juniper and some cracked ice for chilling. The east wind says, I'll...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: The Happy Crab

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE HAPPY CRAB

Hey sunshine daydreamers! Guess what today is? That's right beach beauties, it's the first day of summer, and you know what that means?...

Having a Pineapple Riesling Daiquiri at Queen City

HAVING A PINEAPPLE RIESLING DAIQUIRI AT QUEEN CITY

Opening late-ish last year as the newest sibling in the swell Derschang Group collection of Seattle bars, Queen City is a beaut of...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: Smoke in the Grove with Ardbeg Uigeadail

WHAT I'M DRINKING: SMOKE IN THE GROVE WITH ARDBEG UIGEADAIL

I know you know about Ardbeg Uigeadail. I mean, it was named World Whiskey of the Year by Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, due to its “complexity”...

Having A Day in Giverny at Civility & Unrest

HAVING A DAY IN GIVERNY AT CIVILITY & UNREST

Recently, I took the long trip over to Bellevue, WA, to visit a neat little bar called Civility & Unrest , and instantly - after having...

 
 
 
What I'm Drinking: Four Quartets

WHAT I'M DRINKING: FOUR QUARTETS

“And all shall be well and All manner of thing shall be well When the tongues of flames are in-folded Into the crowned knot of fire And...

Cocktail Talk: Night Squad, Part II

COCKTAIL TALK: NIGHT SQUAD, PART II

Okay, I just had to have this quote as a Cocktail Talk, even though it doesn't technically have booze in it, but it's such a crazy...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: Night Squad

COCKTAIL TALK: NIGHT SQUAD

I'm continuing along with a little David Goodis, following our stop at Nightfall and peach cordials , all from the David Goodis Start...

What I'm Drinking: The West Coast of the Le Marche

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE WEST COAST OF THE LE MARCHE

Some drinks just really get you - or, get me, as I'm typing, but I don't think I'm the only one this happens to, so went with the “you”...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: Nightfall

COCKTAIL TALK: NIGHTFALL

I recently scored another of the Stark House Noir Classics collections (which have been featured in various Cocktail Talks back in...

What I'm Drinking: Within the Week

WHAT I'M DRINKING: WITHIN THE WEEK

Okay, don't be upset, but this drink (which is delicious, a smidge sweet, a hint botanical, a miniscule citrus-y, fragrant, all that)...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Part II

COCKTAIL TALK: ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, PART II

The more I mulled it over, the more I realized that having just one quote from this Ian Fleming James Bond starring classic would be...

What I'm Drinking: Now and Then a Porcupine

WHAT I'M DRINKING: NOW AND THEN A PORCUPINE

Do you go through phases in your cocktail-and-spirit-sipping? I'm sure you do, though admittedly I know some who have the same drink...

 
 
 
Cocktail Talk: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

COCKTAIL TALK: ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

I've only had one other Cocktail Talk post from Ian Fleming I'm sad to admit, because , I haven't read all of his legendary James Bond...

What I'm Drinking: The Portofino

WHAT I'M DRINKING: THE PORTOFINO

A cosmopolitan affair, I found the Portofino in an Italian drink collection called Cocktails Classici & Esptoco which I picked up in...

 
 
 



Italian Style Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a true delicacy often served on holidays and very special occasions that your dinner guests will find very impressive. Making a great Beef Wellington is... Read more ...

Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

SMOTHERED BBQ BEEF BURRITOS

SMOTHERED BBQ BEEF BURRITOS

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Smothered BBQ Beef Burritos! The creamy salsa verde sauce is amazing! Read more ...

Roasted red pepper pesto with Penne

Roasted red pepper pesto with Penne

This delicious roasted red pepper pesto recipe is very easy to make. It is vegan and gluten free. Read more ...

Classic Italian Pasta Salad

Classic Italian Pasta Salad

Classic Italian Pasta Salad is a super easy side dish that goes great with so many things! This cold salad combines pasta with Italian salam Read more ...

Chicken Salad Chick Prepares for Spartanburg Debut

Chicken Salad Chick Prepares for Spartanburg Debut

Fast casual concept opening ninth restaurant in South Carolina soon Auburn, AL Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only southern inspired , fast casual chicken salad restaurant... Read more ...

EASY INSTANT POT HONEY CHICKEN

EASY INSTANT POT HONEY CHICKEN

This Easy Instant Pot Honey Chicken is oh so much more. Butter, honey, curry and even lemon pepper make the flavor incredible! Read more ...

Creamy Coleslaw

Creamy Coleslaw

This creamy coleslaw recipe is a classic style recipe that goes with anything and everything. From hot dogs to steak... or all by itself! Read more ...

A Letter to Our Listeners on Brewbound Podcast Episode 44

A Letter to Our Listeners on Brewbound Podcast Episode 44

During Episode 44 of the Brewbound Podcast, myself and Chris Furnari, in discussing a story on beer influencers of Instagram, had a conversation that was in poor judgment and... Read more ...

Restaurant Vendors Find New Leads for Restaurants Opening Soon

Restaurant Vendors Find New Leads for Restaurants Opening Soon

Flhip.com has released its latest restaurant openings report, providing restaurant vendors with a sampling of fresh sales and marketing leads that can be found on their... Read more ...

Hot Dog Chili Recipe

Hot Dog Chili Recipe

You'll love this easy, savory homemade hot dog chili recipe to use for all of your outdoor gatherings! Great on hot dogs or brats, etc. Read more ...

10 MINUTE BROWN BUTTER SAGE GNOCCHI

10 MINUTE BROWN BUTTER SAGE GNOCCHI

10 Minute Brown Butter Sage Gnocchi is crisped in a pan with simple brown butter, a touch of fresh sage and a sprinkle of nutty Parmesan. Read more ...