Sip Magazine: Ask the Pros – What producer should be on our radar right now, and why?

20 03 2020

Also in the new Sip Magazine, I wrote the inaugural piece for a new column called “Ask the Pros.” This was a fun one! I asked Whitney Burnside from 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Brad Ford from Illahe Vineyards, Sommelier, Courtney Smith, Camille Cavan from Quaintrelle, and Mike Huffman from Whidbey Island Distillery – What producer should be on our radar right now, and why? Here’s what they said.





Sip Magazine: Craft Kitchen – When Beer and Quality Eats Unite

18 03 2020

My first feature for Sip Magazine is about the best Brewpub food and beer pairings around the region. From the story: “Wine pairs with food. As sure as the sun rises and sets, this publication and countless others exist, due in part to our acknowledgment and appreciation of this time-honored fact. While the craft brewing industry might not be as broadly recognized for it, the art of pairing food with beer has been coming into its own for years now.”

Click here for the pdf version. Or better yet, they are offering a special price for this issue. If you order using the promo code, FRIENDSOFSIP, they’ll send it to you for $4.99, no charge for shipping!

Korean BBQ Tofu Skewers and a pint of Batch 15 IPA, from Aslan Brewing. Photo courtesy of Aslan Brewing.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Foodie Tours

4 03 2020

As many of you know, I have been a culinary tour guide in one capacity or another for close to a decade. And the reason I keep my tour guide pilot light lit is because giving a great culinary tour is one of my all-time favorite things. I also love going on them 🙂 My latest for Northwest Travel & Life Magazine gives a rundown of a handful of my favorites. It’s on newsstands now, or you can click here to read the PDF version.

 





Afternoon Live: Hottest Restaurants in the Portland Area

18 01 2020

Yesterday on Afternoon Live I gave a rundown of some of the hottest restaurants in Portland right now. You can watch the segment/get hungry here 🙂

Shrimp Dumplings at Gado Gado. Photo courtesy of Foundry 503





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Vernon BC

13 01 2020

Vernon is one of my new favorite places in Canada! If you want to know why, pick up a copy of Northwest Travel & Life on newsstands now, or click here to read the pdf version 🙂





Edible Seattle: Sustainable Breweries

18 12 2019

My first story for Edible Seattle discusses the various aspects of what it means to be a sustainable brewery. Click here to read a pdf copy of the story.

 

 

 





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Tacoma’s Craft Cocktail Hotspots

12 11 2019

Tacoma is definitely one of my new favorite cities to explore. It has everything, including something any city needs – a cocktail scene. My latest for Northwest Travel & Life lists some of my favorites. On newsstands now or click here to read a pdf version.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Chef-Driven Oyster Bars

7 11 2019

In terms of origins, this story for Northwest Travel & Life Magazine was a little different. I normally think of ideas based on my travels. In this case, two of my favorite restaurants that I regularly frequent, also happen to be oyster bars. So here you go 🙂 It’s on newsstands now, or click here to read the pdf version.

Photo courtesy of Olympia Oyster Bar

 





Afternoon Live: Food Cart 101

18 09 2019

Today on Afternoon Live I discussed Portland’s food carts – what makes them so unique and how they helped build the city’s culinary reputation. Click here to watch the segment.





Sip Northwest Magazine: Producers That Feed

1 08 2019

My first story in the print version of Sip Northwest Magazine is quite the feel-good piece. It details some of my favorite area food and drink producers that provide meals to community members in need. Pick it up at various locations around the region or read the PDF version here.

P and P Farm Tour Viridian - Polmar

Photo courtesy of Erika Polmar, Plate & Pitchfork.