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Single Malt Whiskey Special: Interview with Westland Master Distiller Matt Hofmann

A.J. Rathbun
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Westland Distillery's Matt Hofmann

In the March issue of Seattle Magazine, we ran a fantastic (if I can say that humbly) article about the new single malt American whiskies being made in Washington State, and what our local distillers are focusing on to bring great taste to drinkers. One of the distillers I talked to was Westland master distiller Matt Hofmann. His answers to my questions were so thorough that I thought it’d be fun to feature his full interview here on the blog. Read more »


Grain is Having a Website-Wide Sale

Grain candle sticks

To make way for its new creations, Grain (Bainbridge Island, 1201 Wing Point Way NE; 206.965.9302) is having a Website-wide Spring-cleaning sale. Read more »

Prep Your Flower Vases: Daffodil Day is Today!

Lauren Mang
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It's my firm belief that all humans love receiving flowers. Man, woman, child, curmudgeonly miser--it doesn't matter. So if you find yourself in the downtown region tomorrow (Thursday, March 20) in one of 15 locations from 12 to 1 p.m., Pike Place Market volunteers and other community members will be handing out locally grown daffodils.

The 17th Annual Daffodil Day marks the first offical day of spring (squee!) and distributes 10,000 bright yellow flowers to passersby in need of a little springy cheer. Read more »


Seattle Brisket Experience Goes Brick-and-Mortar on Airport Way

Julien Perry

I don't usually get too excited about barbecue, but when a guy considered to be the King of Brisket in Seattle tells you he's opening a barbecue joint, it's cause for excitment. Regardless. Read more »

2014 JBFA Seattle Finalists Announced: Why It's a Big Deal

Julien Perry

Finalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards have been announced, and it’s a pretty good show for Seattle.

But before I present the short-list, let’s talk about why this award is such a big deal. While it may not mean much to the average consumer, this accolade is a huge honor for folks in the industry. Here’s why. Read more »