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Archive for the ‘Pacific Northwest’ Category

You may have noticed we’ve been posting less frequently here on the main Alaska Food & Wine site. Why? We’re down in the Pacific Northwest – specifically Bellingham, Bellevue, and Seattle – exploring restaurants and sampling the local cuisine. In addition to restaurant dining, we’re booked on an insider’s Seattle Gourmet Food Tour and will be at the “Bite of Seattle” festival is this weekend, rain or shine. (Probably shine – the weather has been fabulous!)

Once our travel and dining is complete, detailed restaurant and travel reviews will be posted. Meanwhile, you can get a taste and some small bites of what we’ve been up to by visitng the “Alaska Food & Wine” page on Facebook. We’re posting on-the-go updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy hour at John Howie Steak, a playful approach to "Bacon & Eggs"

Tempura coated Kurobuta bacon served with a maple sambal ponzu dipping sauce, and an order of truffled deviled eggs with bacon bits. Not breakfast – this is happy hour bliss at John Howie Steak, located in Bellevue at the Bravern. The bacon is so crispy and addictive that it may need to be regulated by the FDA. I suggest sampling it while it is still legal.

John Howie Steak Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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Don’t miss the monthly “VinTimate by Trellis” events at downtown Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel. Savor Chef Brian Scheehser’s fresh, flavorful appetizers expertly paired with DeLille Cellars handcrafted wines.

Learn about the “complete wines,” as told by Chris Upchurch, Executive Winemaker/Vineyard Manager, Owner/Partner of DeLille Cellars. Join a limited number of special guests and enjoy local art and live music in the hotel’s lovely lobby living room.   (more…)

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Heading to Seattle soon? If not, the “Dine Around Seattle” promotion may be delicious enough to have you booking a ticket the Emerald City during March.

Between March 1 and March 31 you can enjoy a 3 course dinner for $30, or a 3 course lunch for just$15, at participating restaurants. There are some of my favorites on the list this year, including  the Hunt Club at the Sorrento Hotel, Andaluca, the Dahlia Lounge, and (more…)

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