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Finally: Ravenna Brewing Co. I have been driving by this place since it opened several years ago and finally dropped by to give it a try. Might also have had...

Seattle

Virtual restaurant: Molly’s Garden. You read it correctly…a virtual restaurant. Really, it’s a takeaway place using Shawn O’Donnell’s locations. Our order was from the Fremont location. The Molly’s Chicken Salad...

Seattle

A hidden gem: Baker’s. This is a place for cocktails, small plates and making new friends. Basically a “local” watering hole in the Sunset Hill area of Seattle. It’s one...

Walla Walla WA

Outstanding dining experience: Saffron. Bills itself as Mediterranean but it’s far more expansive that that term would suggest. Choices range from pasta to seafood to steak. We had 2 starters:...

Seattle

Nepalese in the neighborhood: Himalayan Sherpa House. Interesting menu with items you’ll recognize…naan and gulab jamun but others that you won’t…momo and Himalayan noodles. So, try something different. My choices...

Black Diamond WA

A cyclist must stop: Black Diamond Bakery. Established in 1902 and it’s still here so you know it has to be good! Their building takes up most of “downtown” Black...

Bozeman MT

Sushi spot downtown: Hooked. New option for raw fish that opened in Feb 2021. There is a sushi bar in the back with tables as you enter. The menu is...

Bozeman MT

Another pizza option: Pizza Campania. Not on Main Street like many of the options but this spot is located just north near the fairgrounds. The pizzas are wood fired and...

Bozeman MT

Vegetarian in Bozeman: Farmacy. Nice new spot off the Main Street area with a vegan and vegetarian menu ranging from grain bowls to tacos, all done sans meat. Food was...

Bozeman MT

Another Main Street eatery: Copper Whiskey Bar and Grill. Descend to the basement below street level and before you is one of the better places in Bozeman to grab a...

Spokane

Inside Huckleberry’s Natural Market: 9th St Bistro. Recommended by a friend and, it was spot on. They have, “ever whacha need” from breakfast choices to sushi including plant based burgers...

Seattle

Mochi doughnuts: Dochi. When it opened about a year and a half ago, the line was out the door so I waited for things to settle down a bit. The...

Seattle

Newer kid on the block: Saint Bread. Originally opened to long lines but things have settled down a bit, at least on weekdays. Started by a trio from London Plane...

Recipes

A keeper: Skillet Chicken. A New York Times recipe, the blending of mushrooms, caramelized onions and chicken makes this a rich and special dish. Find the recipe here. Likened to...

Recipes

Ina Garten Recipe: Spring Green Spaghetti Carbonara. As usual, another great recipe from this well know chief. The “greens” make the dish…peas of course, asparagus and snow peas. The pancetta...

Seattle

Just driving by: Tacos El Güero. In the parking lot of Met Market at Sandpoint and it was lunchtime so, why not? My choice this visit were the carnitas which...