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April 4, 2008 at 4:15 PM

2008 Washington Wine Restaurant Awards

This just in from that major Washington wine event Taste Washington! , part of this weekend’s festivities at the Bell Harbor Conference Center. These restaurant wine-award winners were announced only minutes ago, and if I were tech-savvy enough to figure out how to get those strange symbols off every restaurant with “Cafe” in its name, trust me, I would have. Meanwhile, raise a glass of Washington grape to . . .

Washington Wine Restaurant of the Year: Brix 25

Walter Clore Honorarium: Allan Aquila

Winemaker’s Choice: Valley Café

Most Innovative Wine List: 0/8 Seafood Grill & Twisted Cork Wine Bar

Best Restaurant Event Featuring Washington Wines (Tie):

(Event) End of Summer Hootenanny at Waterfront Seafood Grill

(Out-of State Event) Walla Walla En Primeur at Andrae’s

(Event Series) Best of Season at Anthony’s Restaurants

Sommelier of the Year: Ole Thompson, Wild Ginger & The Triple Door

Most Improved Wine Program of the Year: Smash Wine Bar and Bistro

Washington Restaurant Association Award: Ray’s Boathouse

Best Out-of-State Washington Wine Program: Andrae’s of Boise, Idaho

Seattle Business Monthly Award: Steelhead Diner

Washington Wine Grand Award:

0/8 Seafood Grill & Twisted Cork Wine Bar


Anthony’s Hearthfire Grills

Anthony’s Restaurants

Barking Frog

BOKA Kitchen and Bar

Brix 25*

Canlis Restaurant

Daniel’s Broiler Prime Steaks & Chops

Dulces Latin Bistro

El Gaucho Seattle

The Metropolitan Grill

The Rainier Club

Ray’s Boathouse

Rover’s Restaurant

Salty’s at Redondo

Salty’s on Alki

Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar

SkyCity at the Needle

Smash Wine Bar and Bistro

Sun Mountain Lodge

The Triple Door

Valley Café

Washington Athletic Club

Waterfront Seafood Grill

Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant and Satay Bar

Washington Wine Award of Distinction:

The Beach Café at the Point

Bella Italia

Brix Wine Café

Café Veloce

Creektown Café

Elliot’s Oyster House

The Georgian

Icon Grill and Zephyr Grill and Bar

Iris Grill

The Local Vine

Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center


Ponti Seafood Grill

Purple Café & Wine Bar

Sea Grill Restaurant

Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar

Spokane Club

Steelhead Diner

Tini Bigs

Tulalip Bay Exceptional Dining

Union Square Grill

The Woodmark Hotel/Waters Bistro

Washington State Convention & Trade Center

The Yarrow Bay Grill

Washington Wine Certificate of Recognition:

Berkshire Grill

Chandler’s Crabhouse

Daily Grill

El Gaucho Portland

Il Fornaio

Ivars Mukilteo Landing

Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian

Pomegranate Bistro

Swirl Wine Bar


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