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Talking Vodka, Bacon Bloody Marys and Beyond with Reyka Vodka's Daniel Brancusi

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A.J. Rathbun
Reyka Vodka's Daniel Brancusi

If you didn’t know it, Seattle and Reykjavik, Iceland, are sister cities. Recently, in a bit of sibling communing, Daniel Brancusi, who is the brand ambassador for Iceland’s Reyka vodka, came to town to promote the city connection, as well as to talk about the vodka. He even made some Seahawks drinks on local TV – realizing that to really be sibling cities, the Icelandic folks needed to back our local heroes. While he was here, I had a chance to sit down and talk to him about the two cities, vodka, a few great drink recipes and more. Read more »

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Pike Place Market's Marché Has Given Two Weeks Notice, Will Close Feb. 28

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Julien Perry

Lots of things get announced on Facebook these days, but it's still sad and a bit jarring to see a restaurant announce its final day. Yesterday afternoon, Daisley Gordon turned to social media to let the public know that he's closing his "hidden gem" bistro Marché after a nearly two-and-a-half-year run in the heart of Pike Place Market:

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Sassoon Salon Seattle Turns 5

Seattle's Sassoon Salon

Wow, it’s hard to believe, but Sassoon’s Seattle location is turning 5 this week and to celebrate, they’re offering giveaways every five minutes between 5 and 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19. Prizes will include $5 haircuts, relaxing treatments, products and a grand prize package that includes a cut, color, treatment and blowout, which is a $350 value. Read more »

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Chef Confidential: That Time RN74's David Varley Accidentally Egged Thomas Keller's Car

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Julien Perry

Welcome to Chef Confidential, a new recurring feature here at Restaurant Insider in which chefs and other industry types divulge amusing and embarrassing stories from the dining trenches. Read more »

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