Food and Drinks

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Spending a Day in Seattle’s Georgetown

Considered Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, Georgetown visitors can enjoy the charming architecture, wine tasting and crave-able food.

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A Visit to Eastside Big Tom: Dinner with the Dinosaurs

Travel into prehistoric times and dine among dinosaurs! This diner goes beyond a good burger and gives you an experience of a lifetime.

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Experience the Magic That is White Branches Tea House

White Branches tea house is an experience unlike any other. Step into a new world, watch captivating performances, and of course, have tea.

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Inlander Restaurant Week in Spokane

Who doesn’t love food, eating and trying new places? Calling all foodies to the Inlander Restaurant Weekly!

Hotel de Haro

5 Historical Haunts Worth a Road Trip

If walls could talk, these Washington state attractions would have a lot to say about their storied pasts. #1 Oxford Saloon With a facade that…

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Spending a Day in Pioneer Square

Learn how to navigate Pioneer Square like a local. If you’re interested in wine tasting and local recommendations, this article is for you!


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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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.…

Bakery in Spokane

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…

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…

1st avenue coffee in spokane

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Sena Wheeler Guest Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 118

Sena Wheeler Episode 118

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Sena Sea Seafood   In this episode we chat with Sena Wheeler Co-Founder of Sena Sea     Some of…

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 116 Due Cucina

Dué Cucina Episode 116

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Dué Cucina   In this episode we chat with Flippo Fiori Co-Founder of Dué Cucina. We start the episode hearing about…

Tieton Cider Works Craig and Sharon Campbell

Tieton Cider Works Episode 114

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Tieton Cider Works   In this episode we chat with Craig and Sharon Campbell of Tieton Cider Works. Craig is…


Visiting Tacoma’s Brewery District

With spring rapidly approaching and sunny weekends right around the…

Liberty Theatre

Spending a Day in Downtown Camas

Being new to Washington state, my family and I are…


Spending a Day in Mount Vernon, Washington

Established in 1889, Mount Vernon is a small city located…

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Spending a Weekend in Ellensburg

Ellensburg, Washington, is just a two-hour drive from Seattle and…

Igloo pod in Davenport

Dining in Igloos in Spokane

It’s Friday, and you and your friends are looking for…


Spending a Day in Seattle’s Green Lake Neighborhood

One of my favorite aspects of living in the Seattle…


Must-Visit Breweries in Clark County

Cool, industrial taprooms, tart and tangy sours and all variations…

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Top Spots for a Taste of Asia in Northgate

It’s no secret that Seattle has a thriving international district.…

Roast House Coffee

Visiting Roast House Coffee in Spokane

It’s impossible to talk about Spokane’s thriving coffee scene without…


Must-Visit Breweries in the Tri-Cities

The Tri-Cities is famous for wine, for rippling rows of…


Visiting Vinny’s Bakery, Café & Bistro in Pasco

Driving into downtown Pasco, across the iconic beams of the…


Top Five Cozy Vancouver Coffee Shops

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you know we…


Spending a Weekend in Fairhaven

Fairhaven is perhaps the most charming place in Bellingham. Perched…


Must-Visit Yakima Valley Food Trucks

It’s taken a long time for the food truck scene…


Spending a Weekend in Downtown Bellingham

Situated between the North Cascades and the Salish Sea, Bellingham…


The Trail to Tamales in Tri-Cities

The Tri-Cities is known for its hot, dry sunshine, its…

Northern Pacific Depot Museum

Spending a Day in Snoqualmie, Washington

Just a 30-minute drive from Seattle brings you to a…

Sugar Donuts

Nine Must-Visit Bakeries in Spokane

For those of us with a sweet tooth in Spokane,…


Must-Visit Wineries in the Yakima Valley

I think it’s safe to say that as Washingtonians, we…

The General store in Port Gamble Washington

Visiting Port Gamble

Traveling Northbound on Highway 3 towards the Hood Canal Bridge,…