Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Leaf & Ladle: Sandwiches, soups and salads for the soul

Feb 3rd, 2015
Leaf & Ladle: Sandwiches, soups and salads for the soul

by Scot Casey Right off the bat, I will tell you that I love Leaf & Ladle. Owner Linda Melim’s soups, salads and sandwiches taste like home on a winter afternoon or a beautiful picnic by the lake in the summer. The soups are always hearty and full of rich flavor. The sandwiches are balanced
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Winter comfort: Local spots to eat, drink and be cozy

Jan 3rd, 2015
Winter comfort: Local spots to eat, drink and be cozy

by Jessamyn Tuttle On a dark, rainy day, or one of those bitter evenings when cold wind whips through your coat, there’s nothing better than hunkering down in a cozy café or restaurant with a pot of tea, a bowl of soup, a pint of beer or a big slice of pie. A glowing fireplace
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Zachary Dean’s Italian: Made with love

Dec 3rd, 2014
Zachary Dean’s Italian: Made with love

by Jessamyn Tuttle When Kevin Conzo lost his six-year-old son Zachary Dean, killed in a car accident on Chuckanut Drive last spring, he wasn’t sure what to do next. After two months back at work after the tragedy he found himself asking, “What am I going to do with my life?” He left his job
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Savor the San Juans offers month-long festivities

Oct 4th, 2014

New Bite of the San Juan Islands Oct. 26 SAN JUAN –  Farmers, winemakers, distillers, brewers and chefs from around the San Juan Islands will come together for a range of offerings including a harvest dinner held in a garden, meet-the-producer farm tours, wine tastings in a vineyard, a harvest happy hour, a chili cook-off
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Dad’s Diner a must-go

Jun 4th, 2014
Dad’s Diner a must-go

by Brent Cole Tucked away in Anacortes is a food truck and diner with some of the best food in Western Washington – so good governor Jay Inslee declared their buttermilk pancakes the best in the state. Dad’s Diner A Go Go (food truck) and Dad’s Diner (restaurant) are the perfect example of what happens
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Tweets: More on the menu

May 8th, 2014
Tweets: More on the menu

by Cait Auer Nestled within a white painted building in the small town of Edison is Tweets Café, incorporating local, organic and well cared for ingredients. “If we’re going to make an impact,” said co-owner Charles Atkinson, “it’s going to be through the love of food and sense of place, and we will defend aggressively
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Celebration of Food Festival May 18; activities available for all ages

May 4th, 2014

LYNNWOOD — The third annual Celebration of Food Festival will be held at the Lynnwood Convention Center May 18, featuring more than 50 booths with information and activities. Organized by Food Revolution Snohomish County, the festival is a free, family event where participants can learn how to grow, purchase and prepare wholesome, local food from
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Tastes along the tulip trek

Apr 3rd, 2014
Tastes along the tulip trek

Delicious stops in La Conner, Mount Vernon by Cait Auer As you spend a day feasting your eyes on vibrant acres of tulips at this year’s Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, your taste buds also deserve a treat. Take time to satisfy your appetite at one of the many delicious eateries the area has to offer.
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Train Wreck Bar & Grill: Pub grub, from scratch

Mar 7th, 2014
Train Wreck Bar & Grill: Pub grub, from scratch

by Jessamyn Tuttle Nick Crandall opened the Train Wreck Bar & Grill in November of 2008, in an old building right on the railroad tracks in downtown Burlington. He felt that the town wanted something different. “I wanted to open up a good little pub,” he said. It took longer than he expected to remodel
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Rhododendron Cafe

Jan 5th, 2014
Rhododendron Cafe

by Jessamyn Tuttle The Rhododendron Café on Chuckanut Drive has been a fixture of Skagit Valley fine dining since 1984. When Don and Carol Shank decided it was time to retire, Jim and Lisa Kowalski, owners of Farm to Market Bakery in Edison, jumped at the chance to buy the restaurant and its surrounding property.
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