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Category: Awards and Contests
October 9, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Seattle cocktail bar named one of the world’s best


Co owner and bar manager Jamie Boudreau is responsible for the acclaimed whiskey collection at Canon. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)


(Update. 1:22 p.m.  Canon ranked No. 6 on the list of World’s Best 50 Bars. And for the third year in a row, Artesian in London was named Best Bar in the World. See ranking below. )

As if Canon  wasn’t hard enough to get in to on a Saturday night – now comes news that Seattle’s favorite cocktail den has been anointed one of the World’s Best Bars.


Comments | More in Awards and Contests, cocktails, Food news | Topics: Canon, Jamie Boudreau, Tan Vinh

September 19, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Martha Stewart’s top picks for Seattle-area food & drinks

BroVo file photo by Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times A nod from Martha Stewart can be the turning point for a fledgling business. It’s happened in Seattle before, when Stewart listed Skillet Street Food’s bacon jam in a gift guide. The company went from shutdown fears to big-time success. A bunch of local food and drink creators…


Comments | Topics: broVo, Martha Stewart American Made Awards, Mora Iced Creamery

August 22, 2014 at 10:08 AM

World’s most expensive hot dog is made in Seattle

The $169 caviar-drenched record-breaker, photo courtesy of Tokyo Dog What does it take to make the world’s most expensive hot dog? The entrepreneurs at Seattle’s Tokyo Dog food truck have snagged the Guinness World Records title for the $169 “Juuni Ban” bratwurst topped with Wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles, and caviar. The…


Comments | Topics: Eugene Woo, Guinness record, hot dog

April 28, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Seattle coffee queen wins U.S. barista championship

Barista champion Laila Ghambari (center), Phil Beattie of Dillanos (left) and Emilio Lopez Diaz (right). Photo courtesy of

Laila Ghambari (center), Phil Beattie of Dillanos (left) and Emilio Lopez Diaz (right). Photo courtesy of

Laila Ghambari practically grew up in the barista business.

Her father, Ali Ghambari, opened the Cherry Street Coffee House when she was a child, and her first jobs were working in his cafes.

It wasn’t until she left Cherry Street to pull shots elsewhere that she started competing in barista championships. But it wasn’t until she came back to Cherry Street as its Director of Coffee that she won her biggest honor yet: Ghambari, 26, was named the 2014 United States Barista Champion at the Specialty Coffee Association of America competitions over the weekend. She had won the Northwest title in February, and she’ll represent the United States at the World Barista Championships in Italy in June.


Comments | Topics: Cherry Street Coffee House, Laila Ghambari, Specialty Coffee Association of America

April 2, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Seattle area distilleries win big at the American Distilling Institute


Those whiskey and gin geeks from around the country are in Seattle this week, holed up at the convention center for  the 11th Annual American Distilling Institute conference. A good number of them were sober too, though many local distillers had a lot of reasons to celebrate. More than a dozen craft distilleries in Washington, from Woodinville Whiskey Co. to San Juan Island Distillery took home several medals at the award gala last night.
I was especially happy for Sidetrack Distillery in Kent, which won a gold medal for its “beet spirit.” I think it’s one of the most interesting products in our craft distillery movement. It has an earthy note, almost like tequila. You can even make a margarita with it.

Award list below. Winners from Washington state are in bold.


Comments | More in Awards and Contests, Drinks, Food and Restaurant News | Topics: distilleries, Tan Vinh

March 13, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Who has the best croissant in the Seattle area? One acclaimed pastry chef gives his two cents

Neil Roberson, the James Beard semifinalist for "best baker" talks about his favorite croissants in the Seattle area. Photo by John Lok/ Seattle Times

Neil Robertson, the James Beard semifinalist for “Best Pastry Chef” talks about his favorite croissants in the Seattle area. Photo by John Lok/ Seattle Times

Right here, right now. I’m calling a moratorium on cronuts /croughnuts.

Our subject today: croissants, as in our bakeries have gotten really good at making them recently. Have you noticed? Who better to discuss this with then Neil Robertson of Crumble & Flake Patisserie on Capitol Hill who’s in the running for the James Beard Award for “Best Pastry Chef” in the country.


Comments | More in Awards and Contests, Restaurants | Topics: Crumble & Flake, Neil Robertson, Tan Vinh

March 10, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Seattle wine master is a Sommelier of the Year

Chris Tanghe photo courtesy of Aragona Seattle’s Chris Tanghe, who achieved the prestigious and difficult certification as a Master Sommelier last year, has been named a 2014 Sommelier of the Year by Food & Wine magazine. Tanghe, wine & service director for downtown’s newish Spanish-influenced restaurant, Aragona, made the list of 7 sommeliers nationwide because…


Comments | More in Awards and Contests | Topics: Aragona, Chris Tanghe, Master Sommelier

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