Northwest Distillers Borrow European Traditions for Fall-Flavored Fruit Brandies
Local distillers are taking advantage of our state’s bounty by producing an array of fruit brandies.
Washington distillers are using local fruit to craft brandies including: (left to right) It’s 5 Artisan Distillery’s Cherry Brandy, Sidetrack Distillery’s Strawberry Brandy, Orcas Island Distillery’s Pear Brandy and San Juan Island Distillery’s Apple Eau
Make a Statement in Your Home With These Stylish, Washington Barnwood Doors
Barn doors come gliding in from Gig Harbor.
Don Rees is your sliding-door man. Founder of Real Carriage Door Company (Gig Harbor, 9803 44th Ave. NW; 253.853.3815), he’s been in the home-building business for more than 30 years and has a knack for constructing impressive entrances. In today’s door world, reclaimed barnwood is the new black; some doors even come with a certificate…
How Top Seattle Chefs Survive the Notoriously Brutal Restaurant Industry
Five chefs making creative contributions to the region's booming restaurant economy.
Shota Nakajima grew up in Seattle but moved to Osaka, Japan, at 18 to train under Yasuhiko Sakamoto. Nakajima appeared this season on Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet, finishing fourth.
Seattle’s Cook Shortage Could Affect Your Next Restaurant Tab
Forget about $15 an hour or mandatory tipping. The real talk in Seattle’s restaurant kitchens is about the labor problem—and solving it may hit diners in more ways than one.
Who’s cooking? Seattle restaurants are having trouble finding enough kitchen help, an issue that may hit consumers in the pocketbook
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A ROOKIE TRIES STAND-UP COMEDY, WITH MIXED RESULTS
As with many Tinder dates, things didn’t go quite as I expected. For example, I didn’t intend to have multiple guys I’d matched with in the same place, at the same time. Especially when that place was a comedy open mic that was going to be my first and possibly only attempt at stand-up. After…
Costco Goes for the Gold
Have a sudden need for gold bars? Better act fast.
The warehouse retailer known for everything from its popular food court to organic maple syrup and bulk, well, everything, is now in the business of selling gold. That’s right. Costco is peddling one-ounce gold bars online. But you have to be a member to buy them. And they’re not cheap. Shoppers have two options: One…