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New Distillery Alert! 2 Bar Spirits to Open in Sodo

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Cody Bay

For Nathan Kaiser, it's all about the hard work of his grandfather and his grandfather's fathers before him. Five generations of his family worked the land of the 2 Bar Ranch in Texas, which still exists to this day and conjures images of the era when men were men, and by that I mean in a very Marlboro sort of way. Read more »

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Seamless in Seattle 2012: The Top 13 Finalists

Did your favorite make it to the second round of the 2012 Seamless in Seattle competition?

The judges' votes have been tallied; the contestants have been given the word; now, see if your favorite designer made the cut. 

The following 13 contestants have been invited back for the second round of judging in the 2012 Seamless in Seattle contest; from these talented designers, who will emerge on top and be featured in our runway show and in the magazine? Stay tuned. (Follow Seamless in Seattle on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates.)

Congratulations to: Read more »

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Dry Soda, Fonte Makes A Splash At Aspen's Big Food Fete

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Leslie Kelly
Dry Soda's Sharelle Klaus

You just never know who you’re going to bump into at the huge Aspen Food & Wine Classic Grand Tasting Tent.

There are hundreds of wineries, scores of food purveyors, not to mention ginormous displays of dazzling gadgets, gizmos and kitchen equipment for the home cook and the pros.

More than 5,000 consumers streamed into the two football-field-size tents several times a day to sip and sup. It was a complete and sweet surprise to find Seattle folks in the house. Read more »

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Willows Inn Chef Blaine Wetzel Wows Aspen Food & Wine Classic Crowd

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Leslie Kelly
Willows Inn chef Blaine Wetzel

Blaine Wetzel, the wunderkind chef from Willows Inn on Lummi Island, was named one of the nation’s Best New Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine, his increasingly famous face featured on the cover of the July issue.

One of the perks of this recognition is an invitation to the Aspen Food & Wine Festival, a slightly overwhelming – in a good way – event held this weekend. Read more »

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Cormac Mahoney Shines at Aspen Food & Wine Classic

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Leslie Kelly
Madison Park Conservatory chef Cormac Mahoney

Madison Park Conservatory’s Cormac Mahoney was glowing. And it wasn’t just the photo-op bright lights. No, the chef was basking in the steady stream of compliments flowing from the consumers at this weekend's glittering Aspen Food & Wine Classic.

Even after waiting in one of the longest lines of the event, avid food enthusiasts raved about Mahoney’s signature Coco Pork tacos crowned in crispy shoestring potatoes. Read more »

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