Eat & Drink

Vaunted Vintage

40 Years of Quilceda Creek

The winery Alex and Jeannette Golitzin founded in 1978 still makes some of the best cabernet sauvignon in Washington.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

The Not-New Guard of Washington Wine

A burgeoning natural wine movement takes the state in a fresh new direction. And yet we’ve been here before.

09/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Traci Daberko

Oeno Files

Maltby’s Big Moment

Great wine in the Seattle area—JM Cellars, Gorman Winery, Laterus, and more—comes together here.

09/14/2021 Photography by Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Woodinville: Never the Same

How to explore the new wineries in western Washington's wine tasting epicenter.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Lake Chelan: Vacation Plus

How to spend a day tasting wine in Lake Chelan (including a must-try Sunday brunch).

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Yakima Valley: Scenic and Sparkling

From bubbles to tamales, here's how to spend a day in the Yakima Valley AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Columbia Gorge: The Wild Frontier

A one-day itinerary—including where to stop and eat—in the Columbia Gorge AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

3 New Wineries That Deserve a Do-Over

Devison Vintners, Virtue Cellars, and Quiddity deserve your attention.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

QR Code Terroir

Wine Tasting's New Normal

Reservations, wine flights, and zoom tastings are part of the new normal.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

28 New Washington Wines to Buy Right Now

Build your cellar or bolster your dinner with some of the most intriguing local cabernet, syrah, and chardonnay released this year.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Best New Restaurants 2021

At Aki Kushiyaki, Fine Dining Means Meat on a Stick

Japanese kushiyaki restaurants inspired this tasting menu destination, which uses binchotan charcoal to grill chicken, wagyu, and more.

09/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Oompah Yourself

Oktoberfest Is Still On in the Northwest

Where to drink German beers and celebrate the Bavarian fall tradition near Seattle. Plus, what happened to Leavenworth's famous Oktoberfest?

09/14/2021 By Allison Williams

Local Gems

Where to Eat in Yakima

The Central Washington town has everything from famous Mexican fare to well-crafted cocktails.

09/10/2021 By Allison Williams

Scenic & Sparkling

Where to Drink Wine in the Yakima Valley

Here are some of the best wineries in the region, from Yakima to Prosser to the Tri-Cities.

09/10/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Essay

My Trial by Fire in Seattle’s Shockingly Understaffed Restaurants

How bad? One recruited a career writer who had never served tables before to help out.

09/08/2021 By Allison Williams

Scenic Slices

Pagliacci Takes Over Totem House for New Ballard Location

Red Mill Totem House closed over Labor Day weekend. Say hello to pizza by the slice, faster delivery, and a lunch destination near Ballard Locks.

09/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Revolution, Baked In

How Popups Will Shape the Next Chapter of Seattle Dining

Situ Tacos, Guerilla Pizza Kitchen, and My Friend's Cookies represent a new guard of great food that's changing our city for the better.

09/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

The Beverage Lobby

The Fairmont Olympic's Remodel Gives Downtown Seattle a New Cocktail Bar

A grand remodel inserts midcentury swagger, and careful cocktails, into the lobby of downtown Seattle's historic hotel.

09/06/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Collabs

Bale Breaker Brewing and Yonder Cider Land in Ballard

This new family- and dog-friendly Seattle hangout pours beer, cider, even seltzer.

09/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

The Great Outdoors

3 Bars (and Cafes) Where the Patio Is the Point

The biggest and best Seattle patios for eating and drinking outdoors.

09/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion