Thomas Hill Organic Kitchen Debuts Second Location In Downtown San Luis Obispo

In demand eatery expands its commitment to serving organic, local food With an innovative seasonal menu that reflects the abundance of fresh, organic foods on the Central Coast, Thomas Hill Organic Kitchen works with local purveyors and farmers to source only the freshest organic and local produce, grass-fed and natural meats, as well as local fish. Breads are always crafted by local bakers who are … Continue reading Thomas Hill Organic Kitchen Debuts Second Location In Downtown San Luis Obispo

Chef Shota Nakajima to host pop-up dinner with celerated soba noodle maker, Mutsuko Soma

Kamonegi + Naka collaboration will highlight dishes from both chefs Owner/Chef Shota Nakajima will share the Naka kitchen with colleague Chef Mutsuko Soma for special dinners on Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8.  Chef Shota and Chef Soma will partner to produce a 6-course dinner that will highlight Shota’s kaiseki and Mutsuko’s celebrated soba noodles.  The dinner will highlight crab, uni, black cod, duck … Continue reading Chef Shota Nakajima to host pop-up dinner with celerated soba noodle maker, Mutsuko Soma

Adventures in Japan: “What am I eating?” Part 2 by Paul Rest

If you haven’t read Part I yet…here it is After five days, it seemed like the sky opened and it would not stop raining. At one point it rained so hard it soaked through my umbrella. Waiting for a cab (on the wrong side of the street) I realized I was getting soaked to my bones. When we arrived at my host’s restaurant I asked … Continue reading Adventures in Japan: “What am I eating?” Part 2 by Paul Rest

Carrie Mashaney takes on Executive Chef role at Mamnoon

The restaurant will expand the culinary experience to include shareable sidedishes (Seattle, WA) Carrie Mashaney’s culinary star has been rising ever since she moved to Seattle in 1998, landing supporting and leading roles in some of the city’s best kitchens (Cafe Juanita, Spinasse, Aragona) and competing on Bravo TV’s Top Chef in Season 11. Now, Carrie has assumed the Executive Chef position at mamnoon, replacing Chef … Continue reading Carrie Mashaney takes on Executive Chef role at Mamnoon

Stand Up Against LGBTQ Youth Bullying Fundraiser

Free2Luv® is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to standing up against bullying and helping to save the lives of our LGBTQ youth community by rockin’ individuality, celebrating equality, and spreading kindness through arts & entertainment. We empower, engage & enlighten youth to be their true, authentic selves and know that they are perfect just the way they are. FREE2LUV teams up with Celebrity Ambassadors, Youth Advocates … Continue reading Stand Up Against LGBTQ Youth Bullying Fundraiser

Barrage Cellars Winemaker Dinner at Russell’s Restaurant and The Loft in Bothell

Barrage Cellars Winemaker Dinner ~ Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7pm Make plans to attend a very special Barrage Cellars Winemaker Dinner at Russell’s Restaurant & The Loft in Bothell. The special winemaker dinner featuring winemaker Kevin Correll of Barrage Cellars and special menu created by Chef Russell Lowell Reception Brie on Baguette with Guava, Pistachios & Balsamic Reduction 2013 Riesling 2015 Dry Riesling Seated … Continue reading Barrage Cellars Winemaker Dinner at Russell’s Restaurant and The Loft in Bothell

Three “Spirits” of Spring Cocktails

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden The above quote is a true description of spring in the Pacific Northwest. A sun filled day over 55 degrees is filled with half naked Western Washington natives. Once the clouds begin to roll in, … Continue reading Three “Spirits” of Spring Cocktails