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Savor the San Juans offers month-long festivities

Oct 4th, 2014 | By

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 | By
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 | By
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 | By

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 | By
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 | By
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 | By
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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Paellaworks: Dish it out

Oct 3rd, 2013 | By
Paellaworks: Dish it out

Imagine a large pan. It’s wide and shallow, and layered with flavors like garlic, sweet onions and tomato. Rice is added, simmering in handmade citrus saffron stock. Fresh vegetables and assorted seafood are topped next, creating a beautiful mixed dish of flavors and textures. Welcome to paella. Knut Christiansen is passionate about his paella. Owner
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Eat Local Month: Mount Vernon, Whatcom events put focus on food

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

Mount Vernon presents a month-long Celebration of Skagit Valley Farm Fresh Products and Mount Vernon Dining from Sept. 1-30. Twenty-five of Mount Vernon’s restaurants have joined together to celebrate the produce and products of the Skagit Valley. Throughout the month, restaurants will have special menu items, including beverages, which feature Skagit Valley products and showcase
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The Duckling: Mallard Ice Cream opens stand at Cordata co-op

Jun 11th, 2013 | By

BELLINGHAM – Mallard Ice Cream announced the opening a food truck ice cream stand as its second location in Bellingham. Unofficially dubbed “The Duckling,” the 14-foot ice cream stand is located outside the Community Food Co-op Cordata store. The ice cream stand is the only outlet for customers to try new handmade ice cream sandwiches,
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