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splintered wand bar

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,…

food at julep

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…

kaladi bros coffee

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…

drinks at Bangrak Market in Seattle, Washington

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.…

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 on Whidbey Island

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…

issaquah coffee house

Visiting Issaquah Coffee House

Issaquah Coffee House Anyone who loves a warm cuppa shouldn’t miss the good old Issaquah Coffee Company. Tucked in the heart of Issaquah’s downtown, this…

Salt Blade Hand Crafted Meats

Salt Blade Hand Crafted Meats. Episode 111

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Salt Blade Salami. Delicious Hand Made Meats   In this episode we chat with Bob Blade.  Bob is the owner…

Organic Farm School Episode 110

Organic Farm School. Episode 110

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Organic Farm School Executive Director In this episode we chat with Judy Feldman.  As the Executive Director of the Organic…

Sadie Davis-Suskind

Sadie Davis-Suskind Junior MasterChef. Episode 109

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Sadie Davis-Suskind   In this episode we chat with Sadie Davis-Suskind.  Sadie was a contestant on MasterChef Junior, and a…

Bryan Reynolds of Anthem Coffee

Episode 102: Bryan Reynolds Anthem Coffee

What a powerful voice. Amazingly passionate. Tacoma’s own Stephanie Anne Johnson and their band The Hidogs.

Snowdrift Cider Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 96

Snowdrift Cider Peter Ringsrud Episode 96

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Snowdrift Cider Company Founder Peter Ringsrud The idea for Snowdrift Cider Company started somewhere around 2003. It was not until…

Day 8 of the 100 Cups of Coffee Project Urraco Coffee

Urraco Coffee Company Shelton, Washington Day 8 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

FOUND: Good Coffee In Shelton Urraco Coffee is in a…

Day 7 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Pumphouse Coffee Company Omak, Washington Day 7 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Opening My Eyes The first time I visited Pumphouse Coffee…

Bluebeard Coffee Roasters Tacoma, Washington Day 6 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

On The Ave. The 6th Avenue District in Tacoma is…

Bigfoot Coffee Roasters Stevenson Washington Day 5 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Bigfoot Coffee Roasters Stevenson Washington. Day 5 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project. Converted gas station serves great coffee.

Mak Daddy Coffee Roasters Yakima, Washington Day 4 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Mid Afternoon Coffee Break. I started my day early and…

Black Rock Coffee Bar Vancouver Washington Day 3 of The 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Must Have Coffee…….. I stumbled into Black Rock Coffee early…

Sodo train tracks

Passing Through SODO

“Where exactly IS SODO?” My friend asked me a few…

Tinderbox Coffee Roasters Aberdeen Washington Day 2 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

What a pleasant surprise. When I walked into Tinderbox Coffee…

Weeds Cafe Cashmere Washington Day 1 of The 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Let’s talk about coffee, shall we? Weeds Cafe serves Dillano’s…

100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Explore Washington State

100 cups of coffee in 100 days across Washington State

Over the next 100 days, founder of Explore Washington State,…

Wine Please Explore Washington State

Wine, Please: A Tour of Walla Walla Food and Wine

Mill Creek was a rush of water through the middle…

The Local mug club mugs

Local Public House in Bellingham

The Local Public House is part of the Menace Brewery…

Navigate Seattle’s Inaugural Cocktail Week Like a Pro

Everyone deserves an alcoholiday, but leave it to the Seattleites…

beer

Spokane Style Beer – Four Local Breweries

It began with Northern Lights Brewery in 1993, and over…

Masquerade Wine Company and Illuminati Brewing Review

Masquerade Wine Company and Illuminati Brewing Review

Wine making. Beer brewing. How can those two things exist…

Cafe Minee

A New Gem Joins Snoqualmie Downtown Scene: Cafe Minee

It’s easy to admit that I’m a cafe hopper. Honestly, there’s a hint of pride in my voice when I share…

coffee

Your Guide to Coffee in the U District, One Sip at a Time

This is a guest post written by Hannah Pickering. Hannah is…

beer

Twin Sisters India Pale Ale – A Review

Twin Sisters Brewing is new to the Bellingham area, and…

beer taps

Head Full of Dynomite, Version 5- A Review

Explosive.  Peppery.  Fruity.  Do any of those words sound like…

Northwest IPA_ A Review

Northwest IPA: A Review

Today, I am writing my first beer review, and I…