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Farms, Fermentation and Food-Related Fun on Vashon Island

An easy escape from Seattle leads to some interesting food finds.
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A Food Lover’s Foray to Bellingham

Situated between the culinarily sophisticated cities of Seattle and Vancouver/Richmond, is there good food to be found in Bellingham? Here are my finds.
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A Great-Tasting Overnight Getaway to Olympia

An hour's drive a world apart from Seattle, here are my suggestions of inexpensive eateries (everything under $10) and activities to consider in Olympia.
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Dining Is Slightly Off the Mark in Walla Walla Wine Country

My Facebook feed is constantly full of Seattle friends visiting Walla Walla. I hear a lot about the incredible wine, but the restaurant reporter in me wants to know: What about the food?
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Back to Bainbridge: Restaurant Reality Check, a New Museum, and More

A return visit to Bainbridge leads to an Italian food discovery and a chance to fall in love with a restaurant for a second time.
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A Food Lover’s Guide to a Bainbridge Ferry Ride

There are a number of old-school spots in Winslow that will suit those with more conventional palates. But if you’re willing to throw caution to the culinary winds, you’ll want to try an interesting restaurant that’s getting national acclaim for its innovative food.
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9 Best Bites in Winslow, Bainbridge Island, Near Seattle, WA

This week, Serious Eats posted my report on the 9 best bites in Winslow on Bainbridge Island in Washington. An excerpt: When a tourist in Seattle asks for anything interesting to do that’s not-so-Seattle, I recommend a trip to Bainbridge Island, which is both a…
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Passport to Pleasure: Feeling Good in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Last year’s trip to Orcas Island whetted my appetite to return to the San Juan Islands. And what better stop than the namesake of the island chain? Less than ninety miles north of Seattle, you board a ferry in Anacortes, and in an hour’s time…
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What to Eat in Friday Harbor, on Washington’s San Juan Island

I recently toured San Juan Island, peeking into as many places as possible. Foregoing tourist-oriented fish and chips, here are nine lower-cost food experiences—from pickled bull kelp to Thai lettuce wraps—I recommend for you in Friday Harbor.
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Passport to Pleasure: Two Idyllic Nights in the Yakima Valley

I reported previously about travel to the Yakima Valley, which is a fun escape from Seattle, albeit a bit restaurant-challenged. If you’re searching for something special, something romantic, you’ll need to go beyond Yakima and get into the countryside. Oh, there are decent places to…
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