Oeno Files

Washington's 2012 Vintage Red Wines Are Here

It's shaping up to be a spectacular vintage for the state. Here are some early favorites.

11/03/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Inevitable Developments

Pumpkin Spice: It's in Cocktails Now

A skeptic samples Radiator Whiskey's spiced pumpkin mule.

10/29/2014 By Jeremy Buben

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Suite 410's Tommy Stearns

The bar manager at Suite 410 on the underrated pleasures of Crème de Cacao, and why there is nothing wrong with drinking rum when it's cold outside

10/13/2014 By Darren Davis

Hopped Up

Nine Washington Beers Brought Home Medals from the Great American Beer Festival

Five gold medals, three silvers, one bronze.

10/06/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Columbia Crest—The Value King

No winery—Washington or otherwise—does value like these guys.

10/01/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Shift Change

Longtime Zig Zag Bartender Ben Perri Surfaces at Babirusa

Meanwhile, next door, Blind Pig Bistro will serve nothing but tasting menus on weekends.

09/30/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Hopped Up

These Seattle Breweries Are Pouring Fresh Hop Beer

Don't say we didn't warn you: these taps will dry up fast.

09/26/2014 By Caroline Ferguson


It's Oktoberfest: Eat, Drink, Be Merry...and Drink

Celebrate at the Coachella of beer gardens, or with traditional fish on a stick.

09/17/2014 By Darren Davis

Oeno Files

We're Drinking Whites for Washington State Wine Month

Let's take this grape by grape.

08/13/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Hopped Up

Why Does Pumpkin Beer Come Out So Damn Early?

We mock. We complain. Then we buy a bunch of it.

08/04/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

The Barrel Thief Pours 150 Wines By the Glass

Technology is a wonderful thing.

07/30/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Pop Ups

Pioneer Square's Underground Drinking Dens

Walden pours wine at Little Uncle, while the Pharmacy slings cocktails beneath Temple Billiards.

07/28/2014 By Allecia Vermillion and Caroline Ferguson

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: the Whale Wins's Jermaine Whitehead

"At home while cooking, I always drink vermouth so I can save room for the wine with the meal, then digestif, then Japanese whiskey..."

07/16/2014 By Caroline Ferguson


Patio of the Week: The Deluxe Rooftop at Mezcaleria Oaxaca on Capitol Hill

It's not so much a patio as a bar unto itself.

07/10/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Tom Douglas Opens Scandinavian-Styled Andra Loft on Monday

And it's got some "badass Swedish food."

07/02/2014 By Nidhi Chaudhry

Oeno Files

Red, White, and Rosé: Some Fourth of July Wine Picks

Summer is the season for value wines. Because there’s nothing sadder than bringing a spendy bottle to a barbecue and watching someone pour half of it into a red keg cup.

06/30/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Hopped Up

The Return of the South Park Bridge Is Good News for Beer Drinkers

Because it's suddenly way easier to visit these three great new breweries.


Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: RN74’s Michael Rupp

“Anything someone on reality TV can do, I can do better.”

06/20/2014 By Sara Hendrickson

Happy Hour

This Week In Happy Hour: New Patio Edition

Tis the season: These four happy hours take place in the out-of-doors.

06/19/2014 By Ezra Parter

A Midsummer Night's Drink

Where to Eat and Drink This Solstice Weekend

At least three pigs will give their lives this weekend in the name of solstitial revelry. Worth it.

06/18/2014 By Caroline Ferguson