Food and Drink

Best Bagels in Spokane

Best Bagels In Spokane

Bagels: More than just fat pieces of bread, the right bagel can take you back to your childhood, brunch moments with friends, places you’ve traveled — or just heartily fill…

Vinman's Bakery cinnamon rolls Ellensburg

A Visit to Vinman’s Bakery in Quiet Ellensburg

When I was in high school, I had the good fortune to be an exchange student in Switzerland. On my return from this life-changing experience, one of the things I…

charcuterie board with Washington products

How to Make the Ultimate Washington Charcuterie Board

Scrolling through Instagram, Pinterest or your favorite food sites, it’s pretty difficult not to spot a charcuterie board or two. Charcuterie boards (or cheese plates, cheese boards, antipasto platters) have…

Kitty Cantina Seating area Spokane

Visiting Kitty Cantina: Spokane’s First Cat Café

Kitty Cantina is Spokane’s first and only cat café. Its long-awaited opening took place on June 8th, 2020, having been delayed a few months due to the Covid-19 statewide shutdown….

People sitting outside in beer garden

Visiting Four New Breweries in Bellingham

Anchored by classic northwest brewpubs like Boundary Bay and Chuckanut Brewery, “Brewingham” has long been a favorite Washington beer destination. Bellingham’s modern brewery boom began around 2012 with the opening…

Roast House Coffee Explore Washington State

Announcing the Official Explore Washington State Coffee

We’re spilling the beans—the official Explore Washington State coffee is here! Great coffee always comes to mind when you think of Washington, whether you’re starting off your work day with…

Owen's Meat slab of meat

Visiting Owens Meats in Cle Elum

If you’re looking for quality fresh and smoked meats, then you have to stop at Owens Meats in Cle Elum, Washington. The meat market has been a staple in Kittitas…

Percys and Co bottle tops

Seattle Bars Serving Cocktails To-Go

Boy, with the way 2020 is shaping up so far, I think we could all use a drink. One of the things I miss the most from pre-coronavirus times is…


Dining at Ellensburg Pasta Company

Although much of life has been changing over the past few months, one thing stays consistent — support for local restaurants. While some businesses have chosen to close during this…

Cairn Brewing vats

How Washington Breweries are Keeping The Beer Flowing

Cairn Brewing is a community brewery located in Kenmore. For those not familiar with the area, you’ll find the small city of Kenmore nestled between Lake Washington’s Northshore and Bothell…

Salt Blade sliced salami

Explore Washington State Giveaway: Salt Blade Meats and Belly Rub Spices

Explore Washington State is working to showcase and support Washington State businesses, artists, and creators. At the same time, the Team at EWS wants to lift up your spirits during these…

Wine glass with cheese and meat spread

Pairing Washington Cheese, Food and Wine at Home

Many of us rely on restaurants to source the best cheese from local creameries. Pairing cheese with food and wine is mysterious work, perhaps best left to chefs and sommeliers….