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Always Game

The Super Bowl airs on February 6, and you should probably watch it at Capitol Hill bar Auto Battery.

01/12/2011 By Jessica Voelker

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Not Your Grandma’s Punch

Bartenders like Alison Sever of the Local Vine on Capitol Hill are rediscovering real sherry—the stuff made in the Jerez area of Andalusia, Spain. Here, her recipe for the Local Vine’s Bombay punch, perfect for a holiday party.

11/15/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Kombucha Culture

Fans of fermented tea are brewing their own at home with the help of Chris Joyner, owner of local kombucha brand CommuniTea.

10/11/2010 By Alexandra Notman

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Still Secret

There’s no reliable metric for gauging the popularity of home distilling, but signs indicate it’s on the rise. At the internationally popular website homedistiller.org, membership grew from 4,900 to 5,500 between February an

09/15/2010 By Paul Clarke

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A Friend in Mead

Honey wine has been giving us a buzz since before recorded history, and thanks to mead-making operations like Sky River Brewing, it still tastes good.

05/11/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Lovely Rita

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo: a savory twist on a Mexican American classic at La Casa Azul.

04/16/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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A Cherry on Top

Mike McSorley, the bar manager at Naga Cocktail Lounge at Chantanee restaurant, shares a recipe for homemade maraschino cherries so you can give your carefully crafted cocktails the garnish they deserve.

03/15/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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A Pirate’s Life for Him

Jeff Smiley serves his spring bock beers in Greenwood’s Pillagers Pub, a place fit for Blackbeard.

03/12/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Slow Man

At Seattle Coffee Works, a good espresso is a long time coming. And worth the wait.

02/16/2010 By James Ross Gardner

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Ginger Beer Is the Bomb

Homemade ginger brew makes for delicious cocktails. Seattle bartender Jamie Boudreau shares recipes and tips.

01/25/2010 By Christopher Werner

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The Natural

Efesté winery’s Brennon Leighton patiently coaxes fine wines from fruit, but he has no time for snobby jargon.

01/25/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Pour

Holiday Spirit

Consider these two approaches to making eggnog: the old family recipe that ferments in the garage, and a contemporary recipe from Kathy Casey.

11/17/2009 By Jess Thomson

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Secret Service

Speakeasy-style bars Knee High, Bathtub Gin, and Tavern Law find hush-hush brings big buzz.

10/23/2009 By Jessica Voelker

Coffee Culture

Higher Grounds

Paul Odom’s Fonté Coffee Roaster and Wine Bar, which opened in August in the Four Seasons building, goes to the source to give you its best shot.

09/16/2009 By James Ross Gardner

Mix

The Seattle Freeze

Bartenders at Tini Bigs, Naga Cocktail Lounge, Barrio, the new Tavern Law, and Vessel are stone-cold serious about ice.

07/17/2009 By Jessica Voelker

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Great Gobbling Grapes

Five Washington wines to pair with Thanksgiving dinner.

06/05/2009 By Chris S. Nishiwaki

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Bigger, Better than a Bottle

Wineries, retailers, and grocery stores offer big discount on wine bought in bulk.

06/05/2009 By Chris S. Nishiwaki

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Year of the Grape

Local retailers sell the best wines from 2005, a top-notch year for the industry.

06/01/2009 By Chris S. Nishiwaki

Freeze

Suck It Up

B & O Espresso, Husky Deli, Luna Park Café, and Lunchbox Laboratory serve up Seattle’s richest, creamiest, and most indulgent milkshakes.

05/22/2009

Mix

Our (New) Cold Beer

Casey Robison of Capitol Hill bar Barrio introduces Seattle to this summer’s trendiest cocktail, the michelada.

05/22/2009 By Brad Thomas Parsons