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Spending a Day Wine Tasting in West Seattle

During the last two and a half years, has any place in Seattle been more isolated than West Seattle? After all, everyone referred to it as “the island” when the…

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A Visit to The Splintered Wand in Seattle

Calling all witches and wizards! There’s a new bar and restaurant for the magically inclined in the heart of old Ballard. An homage to The-Franchise-That-Must-Not-be-Named, The Splintered Wand offers something…

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Visiting Julep Kitchen & Bar in Ellensburg

Spicy. Creamy. Zesty. Oozing with a fiery sauce and a cold side of ranch, the Nashville Cauliflower Bites served at Julep Kitchen & Bar are a one-of-a-kind delight. Located in…

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10 Cafes to Grab a Coffee in Seattle (That Aren’t Starbucks)

Seattle is stereotypically associated with its rainy weather, tech companies such as Amazon, being the birthplace of grunge music, and having some of the loudest football fans in the country….

Maiz Tacos

5 Must-Try Places to Get a Quick Lunch in Seattle: From Pike Place Market to SoDo

As people head back into the office, we welcome back that dreaded question, “What are you in the mood to eat for lunch?” I’ve been on a hybrid schedule since…

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Top 5 Places in Seattle for a Unique Cocktail Experience

Seattle is best known for its coffee scene, but the cocktail scene has been growing for quite some time and might be nearing its peak. There are tons of very…

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The Best Brunch Spots in Spokane

Spokane is known for its Riverfront Park and stunning architecture, but what about food? Join Explore Washington State contributor Molly Lindquist as she takes you on a journey through 7…

Swish Swish hot pot in Bellevue, Washington

Top 5 Hot Pot Places to Visit in Washington

What is hot pot, you may ask? A wholesome meal with a soup base and dipping ingredients (meat and vegetables.) It is a comfort food worth trying, especially during the…

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Spokane Coffee Shops: Our Top 9 List

There have been some changes in the Spokane coffee scene in the past year, and now that things are slowly re-opening, I decided to revisit my list of the best…

Coffee Beans on Display

Five Cozy Coffee Shops on Whidbey Island

As the crispness moves into the air, I look forward to those fall walks. A warm cup of coffee nestled in between my hands. The delicious smell of a local…

Stephanie Forrer Featured Image Episode 123 Exploring Washington State Podcast

Stephanie Forrer Episode 123

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Steph Forrer In this episode we chat with Stephanie Forrer of Eat, Drink, Travel, Y’all! Steph is the host of the “Eat, Drink, Travel, Y’all,”…

Amy Faulkner Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 120

Amy Faulkner the Ringmaster of fun! Episode 120

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Amy Faulkner, Gilly Wagon, and Seattle Cocktail Week.   In this episode we chat with Amy Faulkner of Gilly Wagon. Amy is the Ringmaster of…