Congrats to Trellis chef Brian Scheehser, who recently won a second-place ribbon at the annual American Cheese Society competition in Madison, Wisconsin, for a carrot-nasturtium Monterey Jack he made with Blaine Hages from Cherry Valley Dairy in Duvall.
Considering there were more than 1,800 different types of cheese entered in this prestigious competition, this is a pretty big deal.
Yes, Pike Place Market is teeming with tourists this time of year, crowds of visitors clogging the streets and walkways, snapping shots of flying fish.
It’s mighty tempting to avoid the Market during the summer, but that would be a big mistake. As local farmers set up on the cobblestones and new places open and old favorites do a fantastic job of showcasing the best ingredients of the season, there’s really no better time to come on down.
Here are a few reasons why:
In a previous post, we talked about essential bar tools you can buy. But when setting up your home bar, and especially when getting prepared to host a happening party, there are a couple mixers that I suggest you make, instead of buy. Partially because it’s fun, but also because what you buy is rarely as tasty as what you can make (at least for the below). Also, when hosting a soirée of any kind, having an ingredient you made in the drinks you serve is cool.
Must Hit the StreetsPhinneyWood Summer Streets FestivalFriday (8/9, 6 to 10 p.m.) — Walkers and wheelers reign supreme during this evening-long closure of Phinney and Greenwood avenues (between 67th and 87th streets). A celebration of the season’s long, warm nights, the temporary pedestrian paradise will be punctuated with art, live music, circus performers—and, of course, street food.
Primary Day is finally over and Seattle has whittled the hefty playing field of nine candidates down to just two contenders for mayor: state Senator Ed Murray and Mayor Mike McGinn. According to Knute Berger over at Crosscut.com, come November we should be prepared for "a fascinating race between a City Hall insider who's happiest as an outsider (the mayor) and a City Hall outsider who's running as an insider (Murray)."
Over 500 people sipped the night away at our sold out Red, White and Brew tasting event, celebrating the wineries honored in our 8th Annual Best WA Wine Awards. Despite it being the one drizzly day of summer Seattle came out in full force to clink glasses with 18 different wineries and winemakers to taste their winning products. Guests also enjoyed samplings from 7 of our favorite local breweries and spirits courtesy of Hendrick's & Tullamore Dew. TASTE provided delicious appetizers alongside Belle Epicurean’s fresh made macaroons and jambon baguettes. Part of th
Amazon Fine Art (beta) launched today, right on the heels of the gigantic news that Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington Post (not a copy of the newspaper, but the entire newspaper). The timing has many people fretting about Bezos becoming king of the world, but until that happens we might as well explore the new art offerings at Amazon.
In a continuation of our nautical-themed summer, check out these tote bags by Seattle-based Choke Shirt Company. Made out of durable cotton canvas, with sturdy webbed handles and a contrasting lining and adorned with three of the company's most popular designs (an anchor, a dodo bird listening to a Walkman and an elephant), these bags are just about perfect for trips to the beach, the store or anywhere, really.
File this under your unpredictable, out-of-the-blue Monday afternoon news: Seattle Business magazine just blogged that Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is purchasing The Washington Post, according to the newspaper. Seattle Business managing editor John Levesque writes: