Food & Drink Events

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: November 11–17

The week in which: Starbucks, Ivar's, and Kidd Valley honor veterans, Book Larder talks whiskey, and Phinney's winter beer taste returns.

11/11/2015 By Agazit Afeworki

Culinary Literature

Coming in November: Blaine Wetzel's Willows Inn Cookbook

Prep your smokers and stock up on juniper berries, people.

09/18/2015 By Caroline Ferguson


37 of the World's Best Chefs Swapped Kitchens for a Night

It was the brainchild of Blaine Wetzel at our own Willows Inn.

07/13/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Awards & Accolades

And the James Beard Best Chef Northwest Is...

...Blaine Wetzel, who gave one of the night's more memorable speeches.

05/04/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Gnocchi and Good Causes

This week, the Pacific Northwest restaurant community rallies around one of its own—while enjoying her fiance's award-winning food.

03/06/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

Awards & Accolades

Blaine Wetzel Wins James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year

The next three hours of the ceremony were pretty uneventful for local contenders.

05/05/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Awards & Accolades

Seattle's 2014 James Beard Nominees

The long list just got short.

03/18/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Awards & Accolades

Slide Show: Seattle Chefs at the James Beard Awards

Some red carpet photos (and a little color commentary) from last night's James Beard Awards.

05/07/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Good Causes

This Is Matt Farrer...And His Benefit Dinner

The Restaurant Zoe sous chef is 32 years old and battling colon cancer. And every chef he has ever worked for is banding together for a benefit dinner.

01/17/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Food and Drink Events

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner

This week: pizza at the Corson Building, suckling pig at Tavolàta, and a make-your-reservations-now chef challenge at the Willows Inn

05/29/2012 By Anne Larkin

Hometown Pride

Cormac Mahoney, Blaine Wetzel Among Food and Wine’s Best New Chefs

The mag recognizes the Madison Park Conservatory and Willows Inn chefs in its top 10.

04/03/2012 By Christopher Werner


Road Trips 2012

The Northwest has the best stretches of blacktop in the world: We can cross mountain passes and trace deserted shoreline, even motor up to the world’s best farm-to-table feast. All it takes is a full tank.

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson, Laura Dannen, and Allison Williams

Seattle Restaurants in the News

Wall Street Journal says Willows Inn "On the Brink" of Becoming Next Big Restaurant

The Lummi Island up-and-comer gets points for daily foraging and ducks fed to the chef’s specifications.

10/06/2011 By Jessica Voelker