Monthly program about restaurants and food events, news and people in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest
#1705 – May 2017, Sing a Somm
This month's special guest is Christopher Chan, who is heading up the SOMM Summit which will take place this summer in Seattle. The show opens with a holdover from April and where we’ve been dining. Newsbytes gives us a glimpse of some changes going on and our Calendar tips you off to a lot more than just Mother’s Day events. The show closes with the tips and tricks you can use, whether you’re dining in or out.
• 1 hour 18 minutes 31 seconds
#1505 - May 2015, Portland on the left, Vancouver on the right
Connie and Tom are back... again - from Oregon and B.C. News, Calendar, Mother's Day and interviews with Donna Cafasso and Larry Graham. Dunbar Room, Sorrento Hotel, Ms. Helen's Soul Food Bistro, Tacos and Beer, San Pellegrino, Agave, Chutney's, Tacos Guaymas, Crater Lake Vodka, Dry Fly, Kaspar Donnier, Z Pizza, Little Oddfellows, Elliott Bay Cafe, knife classes, barrel fresh wine, Hellbent Brewing, Orfeo, Batch 206, Crafts in the Draft, Deiter wine classes, Alexandria Nicole, Salty's, Fireside at Port Ludlow Resort, Ponti Seafood Grill, Ray's Boathouse, Seastar.
• 1 hour 4 minutes 35 seconds
#1710 – October 2017, Lemberger with your lamb burger
Holly Smith of Café Juanita joins us for an interview about her upcoming James Beard appearance and to catch up on the quaint Eastside hideaway where they lock down the dignitaries. We kick the show off with a few Fall food tips and talk about where we’ve been dining as of late, including in the airport. In newsbytes we reveal how more Oregon wines are coming to Woodinville, the latest openings and re-openings and look at a few important anniversaries. The Calendar has plenty to keep you busy in and out of town locally. We close the show with a tip on how to re-purpose a wine bottle just in time for fruit fly season and why you want to try something new.
• 1 hour 24 minutes
Walla Walla Special: Part 1
In this special Walla Walla edition, we interview staff from The Marcus Whitman Hotel, Dunahm Cellars, The Maple Counter Café and LeCole 41 Winery
• 1 hour 27 minutes 48 seconds
#2112 – December 2021, Brandy under the tree?
Our guest this month is Joan Harkins with Beauchamp Imports and we’re getting you up to speed about what you need to know about brandies! As we head into the December holidays, we’ve got news on where to spend them out of your kitchen and tips for making better food in your kitchen. A wrath of closings sees some Seattle icons shutter. All that and more.
• 1 hour 29 minutes 7 seconds
#1605 - May 2016, Alphabetically Speaking
Clover Thurk with the Pike Place Market Foundation joins Tom and Connie to reveal inside information about their program that most people don't know. The show kicks off with the hosts bantering about where they've eaten as of late, a favorite new book, spring getaways and then we leap into Newsbytes and the Calendar segment covering everything from Cinco de Mayo to Mother's Day and beyond. We wrap with some tips for dining out and at home. Mike Meengs provides some wonderful new music bumpers to this month's show. It's all right here. Press Play!
• 1 hour 18 minutes 3 seconds
#1503 - March 2015, We have lift off
Connie Adams kicks off the first Seattle DINING! internet broadcast together with SD! publisher, Tom Mehren. Featured: Uli's Famous Sausage, Salty's on Alki, Canlis, Toulous Pettite, Plaka, Shanik, South Lake Union, Kaspers, Brian Carter Cellars, Boat Street Café, Cellars, Jason Stratton, Spinasse, Artusi, Vespolina, Mio Sushi, Wild Fin, Japonessa, Heathman Hotel, Trellis, Grub on Queen Anne, Boyds Coffee, Rocks District AVA, Ray's Boathouse, Paul Duncan, Bellevue Bouban Bash, Thirsty Fish, Serafina, Dusted Valley, Fado Irish Pub, Sweet Nicky's, Russell's, Barolo, Tillikum Place Café, Andaluca, Fireside. Port Ludlow Inn, Ponti, Biscuit Box, Reidel, Wustoff, El Porton – Zillah, Seattle Food and Wine Event, SWFE, Quintanna Roo Mexicatessen, Glo, Fairmount Pacific Rim, Local 360, Kitsilano Brunch Crawl.
• 1 hour 4 minutes 2 seconds
#1702 – February 2017, Crafty Briskety
Isaac Hutchins of Marjorie breaks away from the kitchen at Marjorie to be our special guest this month. Isaac fills us in on what’s happening at the restaurant in the front and the back of the house. Connie and Tom open the show with a look back at Seattle 25 years ago. Is it a better place to eat now, than it was then? What’s changed? The newsbytes segment reveals some interesting changes in the landscape and the calendar segment is loaded with Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day ideas.
• 1 hour 10 minutes 5 seconds
#2009 - September 2020, Danny the Flip-Flopper
Angela Shen with Savor Seattle joins us this month to talk about the 180 her company has made during the pandemic. Danny Meyer is walking back his call for no tipping. We’ve been checking out new restaurants and doing some tasty cooking at home too.
• 1 hour 28 minutes 27 seconds
#2101 – January 2021, Take out the trash
There’s light at the end of the tunnel as we begin to look forward to the future of dining. This month we’re discussing what the dining scene will look like in the months ahead. In the meantime, there’s outdoor dining we know about, virtual tastings and we’ve got plenty of recipes we’ve been testing and posting.
• 58 minutes 11 seconds
#1903 - March 2019, Mango oil on your chopper
Our guest today is John Langley, food and beverage director of the new Sound Hotel. Our “high maintenance” foodies have been dining around town and will share with you the good, the bad and the ugly. DeLille has a new director of wine making, PCC ditches their self-check-out kiosks, Elliot’s wants to feed you in 45 minutes, Chukar Cherries racks up a big one and El Gaucho is growing again. Todays music is performed by Rick Ruskin.
• 1 hour 13 minutes
#1810 - October 2018, Crank the Kitaro
Today’s guest is Derek Simcik of the Thompson Hotel, Scout PNW and The Nest. Tom and Connie open the show talking about some of their favorite in-season ingredients for Fall. We reveal several openings, as well as closures in our newsbytes segment. The Calendar is packed special events to celebrate the fall colors with, and we close out with a few tips you can use in the kitchen.
• 1 hour 14 minutes 13 seconds
#2004 - April 2020, You say chickpeas, I say garbonzos
Our special guest today is Erin Lyman of Champion Wine Cellars. It’s a whole new world as we transition from dining out to dining in. We discuss the state of the industry due to C-19 and how we’re making the best of it. With so much going on in the kitchen we’ll tell you what we’ve been cooking so you get some fresh ideas.
• 1 hour 11 minutes 32 seconds
#1805 - May 2018, Fresh vs Frozen
Sarah Lorenzen of Fare Starts Maslow’s joins us today. We also wrap up our interview with Jason Wilson and Chris Upchurch where we look what’s ahead for the pair. Connie and Tom are talking about where they’ve been eating. You might want to take a road trip. We’ve got fresh tid bits about an upcoming brewpub in Magnusson Park, a Gay Bingo night, Lakehouse Sunday suppers and more in our Newsbytes segment. The Calendar segment is rocking with a Mom’s day, a Gluten Free night at Safeco field and a Beachside Brew and BBQ event near the border. Our tips segment has tricks for you to use to get make this your best grilling season ever. All that and more on this month’s show.
• 1 hour 22 minutes 57 seconds
#2202 – February 2022, Goodbye 7 Year Itch
With this show we begin our 8th year of production. Our special guest is Eric Anderson of Samara Restaurant located in the Sunset Hill district of Seattle. There are a few surprising closures of note, we’ve got Valentine’s Day ideas and Tom’s been eating bugs. That and more on this month’s show.
• 1 hour 13 minutes 7 seconds
#1511 - November 2015, Don't cook like Tom's mother
Connie steers the ship this month as Tom takes most of the show off to hide behind the mixing board. Instead, Ronald Holden (cornishon.org) steps in to co-host and add his comments along the way. This month's interview is with David McIntosh of Joey's Restaurant in the University Village. Ron closes the show with an important tip you won't want to miss for the holidays.
• 1 hour 17 minutes 2 seconds
#1703 – March 2017, Live from the Loft
Tom takes over the show today while Connie repairs a divot she left behind on the golf green last weekend. But we’re not alone as Russell Lowell makes two appearances. We discuss the new Emoji restaurant rating system and then dive into the wine dinner series at Russell’s in Woodinville that will be underway throughout the year. Connie pops in with some Newsbytes and Calendar tips and as always, we end the show with tips and tricks you can use at home or when dining out.
• 47 minutes 49 seconds
#2111 – November 2021, Rivers of Rain
Back from a trip to Walla Walla, Connie and Tom are sharing their insights on food and wine tasting. The Mariners have taken a long-term lease on the former Pyramid Brewing Company building. There’s a lot shakin’ in Waitsburg. Our calendar is loaded with T-Day suggestions. Learn how wine tasting has changed with the pandemic and what you can do with leftover ingredients when making the holiday meals.
• 1 hour 21 minutes 55 seconds
#1803 – March 2018, Diet Coke and Kombucha
Our special guest today is Josh Henderson, one of Seattle’s top chefs and the man behind the Huxley-Wallace Collective. We’ve discovered a lot while dining out this month that you need to know. Lots of closures as well as new location announcements populate our Newsbytes segment. March is Washington Wine month and we’ll tell you where all the best wine dinners are in our Calendar segment. We’ve got a special recipe that shows up at the close of the show. Listen for it.
• 1 hour 29 minutes 51 seconds
#2209 – September 2022, Roadhouse Ramblings
We celebrate the release of a new book, Lost Roadhouses of Seattle, with co-author Peter Blecha. Where were they and are there any left around? Yes! Tom and Connie took their annual trip to the Columbia River Gorge and found some new places to eat and a progressive way to wine taste and do lunch at the same time. Gazpacho, peachy chicken lettuce wraps and more round out our latest recipes. The calendar is loaded, and the newsbytes are juicy. Listen to it all on this months’ show.
• 1 hour 22 minutes 4 seconds
#1801 – January 2018, Purple Potato Potine
Sam Crannell, former owner of Lloyd Martin, joins us to talk about the demise of a Queen Anne favorite and where he’s headed in the future. We also invite Microsoft’s Cortana in to tell us about her favorite restaurants in Seattle and help us decide what to make for Valentine’s Day. There’s a new donut shop in town, Poquitos is opening an east side location and California gets a new AVA. The calendar has events for both adults and kids alike and we’ll tell you how to minimize the gaseous effects of beans.
• 1 hour 13 minutes 52 seconds
#2007 - July 2020, Kitchen Fire Edition
Debe Franz of A Bit of Taste/Queen Anne Olive Oil joins us todays to discuss the virtues of good olive oil and what changes have been happening at her store. Tom and Connie have begun to slowly venture out to eat and they’ll tell you their experiences along the way. We bid farewell to a Seattle icon and a long-time cooking school. Home cooking has grooved into summer meals and we’ll share a few of our winners from the test kitchen.
• 1 hour 30 minutes 24 seconds
#2301 – January 2023, Moving Ahead
Chef Dylan Herrick of The Barking Frog at Willows Lodge joins us as he takes over the kitchen at one the regions favorite restaurants. Connie is reviewing past food trends and what’s coming up. We’ve been dining out and dining in and we’ll tell you all about the outcomes. All that and more as we move into 2023. Stay tuned for a special announcement at the end of the show.
• 1 hour 5 minutes 2 seconds
#2108 – August 2021, Still scratching our heads
On this month’s show, our guest is Mina Williams from Blanc and Rouge wine shop out of Snohomish. We’re tasting and talking about Rose’s which are the perfect wine of summer, but they come from all over the world. Tom Douglas is slowly opening a number of his locations, Brian Clevenger has a new spot in Ridgewood, Luc is closing and so much more as we work through the newsbytes and calendar.
• 1 hour 36 minutes 30 seconds
#2201 – January 2022, Culinary Inspirations
It’s a new year and it’s time to up your culinary game. Connie and Tom have got a few ideas for you to mull over. The team checks out Duke’s new grass-fed burger and chats up a killer prime rib recipe. Rotating menus begin to re-appear, Cupcake Royale gets a new location, the Pioneer Square facelift continues, and Edmonds gets a new bistro.
• 57 minutes 23 seconds
#1910 - October 2019, Do the math
Mina Williams with Snohomish’s Blanc and Rouge joins us for a look at wines for fall – and perhaps a bubbly as well. We kick the show off with a discussion about what’s really hurting restaurants. Is it the minimum wage, or does it go deeper than that? Lots of newsbytes tidbits and so many calendar events we can only highlight the first half of the month. All that and more…
• 1 hour 18 minutes 7 seconds
#1806 - June 2018, Beyond the Black Mold
Chef/owner Lainie Carie of the Fig and the Judge joins us in studio. Also on the mic later is winemaker, Cameron Kontos. BBQ Season is in full swing and our News Bytes segment is full of news about beef. The calendar is packed with summer events as well as Father’s Day ideas. That, and more on this months Seattle DINING! Show.
• 1 hour 14 minutes 53 seconds
#1907 - July 2019, Take Me There
This month’s guest is Kathy Kingen, owner of Salty’s Seafood Grills. But did you know she’s also a certified nutritionist with a degree from the University of Washington? And we’re talking about nutrition in the interview segment. We’ve been out and about getting our fill of he latest and the classics as well. Find out Tom and Connie’s guilty pleasures. In the Newsbytes segment we cover the latest opening and closures. The Calendar is filled with fun things to do this month and as always, we have some tips and tricks for you.
• 1 hour 14 minutes 46 seconds
#1612 - December 2016, Save the Earth---worms!
Samad Nasserian, CEO and Founder of Cozymeal is our special guest today discussing how you can order up team building for the corporate workplace using Seattle chefs as your guides. We open the show talking about a few places we've dined at lately and one we didn't. Then we ponder the mix of restaurants in a city that has a reputation for good food. What's missing? Beyond Seattle's homeless problem, with all the rain we've got a lot of homeless earthworms – now what? There's plenty of info in our Newsbytes segment, plenty to do in our calendar segment and we've got tips for the holidays and beyond. Enjoy the show.
• 1 hour 18 minutes 51 seconds
#1706 – June 2017, Grass Fed Oatmeal
Our guest this month is Corporate Executive Chef Wayne Johnson of Farestart to fill us in on a little more about the recent donation of 25,000 square feet in South Lake Union by Amazon.com. The show kicks off with Connie pondering what people really want when they go out to eat. Then it’s off to Newsbytes for all the latest tidbits and the latest events we see on the horizon. We unearth a reader favorite from our AI file that goes all the way back to 1999 – see if you can pick it out.
• 1 hour 22 minutes 43 seconds
#1707 – July 2017, From the land of VQA’s
Our guests this month are Miles Prodan, President of the British Columbia Wine Institute and Executive Winery Chef, Jeremy Tucker of BC’s Cedar Creek Estate Winery. Connie’s got the scoop on the closing of Daniel’s at Leschi and more in Newsbytes. The Calendar is packed with upcoming events and you’ll learn a few things in our closing tips and tricks segment. Buckle your headset and let’s roll.
• 1 hour 32 minutes 53 seconds
#1802 – February 2018, February is for Foodies
We have two guests today; Kelsey Jones is here to talk about the upcoming Seattle Wine and Food Event and Ron Williams joins us from Visit Walla Walla to talk about their month-long food event. There’s so much to love about February and our calendar is packed full of events you can endear yourself to. Tom and Connie banter about where they’ve been eating lately and reminisce about events from the past they’ll never forget. All that and more is in store.
• 1 hour 9 minutes 39 seconds
#1908 - August 2019, Going up, going down
On this month’s show our special guest is Debbie Franz, owner of A Bit of Taste - Queen Anne Olive Oil company. We've got updates on troubles in the restaurant world with Poppy closing and RUI heading into bankruptcy along with good things happening as well.
• 1 hour 2 minutes 28 seconds
#1608 - August 2016, Coffee with Dinner
Kurt Dammiere of Sugar Mountain joins us in the studio to discuss his newest projects which include a new restaurant and cookbook. It's summer time in Seattle and outdoor dining is in full swing, and as the city erupts with new residents, there's a lot to cover that will inspire both newbies, as well as those who have been around a while. We've got the skinny on the latest happenings around town and where all the delicious food events are. The show closes with tips you can use in the kitchen, or when you're out and about.
• 1 hour 23 minutes 52 seconds
#1807 – July 2018, Peach Gazpacho
This month’s guest is Tabitha Crenshaw, co-owner of Walla Walla’s The Saint and The Sinner. Our restaurant experiences are all over the Pacific Northwest this month. Donuts and unicorns are coming to White Center, boozy milkshakes are back and Tulalip gets Italian in our news bytes segment. The calendar sees the launch of a distillery fest from the promoters of Taste Washington, Bastille Day fun and a garden party in a great garden. All that and more on this month’s show.
• 1 hour 2 minutes 4 seconds
#2006 - Jun 2020, Just Add 7-Up
With many counties in the state slowly re-opening from the COVID-19 lockdown, we’re chomping at the bit to sit down to a meal out. But, in the meantime, Tom and Connie lament some good times at places past and present. In the meantime, our two test kitchens have been getting a workout. Sometimes the results are stunning, other times… Lots of newsbytes from a major grocer change, to new places popping up and places going down.
• 55 minutes 45 seconds
#2001 - January 2020, The sizzling 20’s have arrived
As we enter into our 6th year of the show, we also enter into a new decade. On this show were talking about local food trends at restaurants and the grocery store, but they’re not matching up. And since it’s January, we’ve got a few options to ponder as resolutions. We discuss a number of new restaurants we’ve been dining at, there’s lots in the news bytes section and as always, there’s a full calendar of events you can dive into.
• 1 hour 9 minutes 11 seconds
#2104 – April 2021, Calabrian Chips
Our guest this month is FareStart CEO, Angela Dunleavy who talks about how they reshaped their mission during the pandemic. Connie and Tom have been getting out and dining a bit, while cooking up some pretty tasty meals at home which they share. There’s a labor shortage in the restaurant business – how long will that continue? Lots of Easter happenings and more on this months’ show.
• 1 hour 7 minutes 2 seconds
#1901 - January 2019, Bring it on
Connie takes a sick day and our other partner in broadcast crime, Derek Roberts fills in. Tom and Derek discuss a few of their favorite restaurants from 2018, cover news bytes and the calendar and then get into a series of cooking tips you can use at home.
• 1 hour 7 minutes 13 seconds
#1611 - November 2016, Burger Tartare
Jill Petrie of the Blue Ribbon Cooking School is our special guest today. Tom and Connie open the show discussing some places they've dined at as of late and then we get into debating the delivery of raw proteins to the table, when that's not what you ordered. Newsbytes reveals the progress of several new restaurants set to open soon and the Calendar is packed full of wine dinners and Thanksgiving options. We close with tips on the importance of speaking up when you're dining out and a cool gadget every kitchen should have.
• 1 hour 14 minutes 28 seconds
#2208 – August 2022, Take your thing and go!
Breanna Maiuri of Dunham Cellars joins us to share what you need to know about the upcoming Dunham Days events. We all need to make our voices heard with the EPA about Bristol Bay and Connie will tell you how. After 20 years, a favorite chef is leaving The Barking Frog – but where will he wind up? Ala Mode is making moves and there’s a new brewing company in Maple Leaf. The calendar is loaded, and we’ve got a few tips on where to eat.
• 1 hour 15 minutes 47 seconds
#1601 - January 2016, The Chamber of Secrets
The trio of Connie, Jamie and Tom blast off into the new year with an action packed show. Discussions of the latest dining destinations leads to a deep inside look at how wineries have opened tasting rooms across the west side of the state. Then we savor a few tasty tidbits from our news bytes column and look at what's happening foodie-wise in January. Then Tom and Connie proceed to interview Jamie about her upcoming Seattle Wine and Food Experience event. The show closes with tips on dining out, eating in general, a kitchen gadget you probably don't own and someone trying to claw their way into the studio. Bon Appetit and Happy New Year to all our listeners and readers.
• 1 hour 5 minutes 9 seconds
#1909 - September 2019, The business of Corn
Josh Wolfe of Thurston Wolfe winery is our special guest on this month’s episode. Get an inside look at a winery that works numerous channels to mine its success. Connie loves sweet summer corn, but Tom has some observations about why it may be the worst agricultural crop in our country. Lots to do around the Sound as revealed by our calendar and changes are in the works as we peer into the newsbytes file.
• 1 hour 17 minutes 11 seconds
#1602 - February 2016, Unseasonably Seasonable
Our special guests for this show are Charles and Rose Ann Finkel from the Pike Brewing Company. But first we banter about where we've been dining, discuss some longtime favorite restaurants, dig into the news and dive into the calendar. It's February so we're laying out all the Valentine's Day options as well as a few new ideas to celebrate love and the love of food.
• 1 hour 16 minutes 52 seconds
#2207 – July 2022, Cooking on the Interurban
Dan Thiessen is our gust this month to give us the scoop on Walla Walla Steak Company’s expansion into Woodinville. Lots of special events are on the calendar, one is quite pricey! We’ve been checking out the new string town along the Interurban and finding out what’s cooking there. We’ve got some handy tips and more on this episode so dig in!
• 1 hour 29 minutes 48 seconds
#2210 – October 2022, Pumkin Spice Umami Pizza
Leslie Shore with Pike’s Brewing joins us this month the walk us through the next chapter of the Seattle icon. Connie asks the question: When is too much too much? Fall celebrations are happing all over as wee explore this month’s calendar. We’ll tell you where to get a local bigger burger, Talking Rain scores well with staff and much more!
• 1 hour 15 minutes 19 seconds
#1712 – December 2017, Technique, Technique, Technique
Our in-studio guest this month is Bridget Charters who is a primary player within Tom Douglas’ Hot Stove Society cooking school. We follow up on last months discussion about trends and share details about where we’ve been eating, which includes Hawaii. Rogo’s Andaluca and Daniel lead off our newsbytes. We’ll tell you where to make a gingerbread house and slip in a wine dinner in our calendar segment. How to bake carrots and more tips abound.
• 1 hour 27 minutes
#2107 – July 2021, Coming Back to Life
Our guest this Month is Debe Franz from Queen Anne Olive Oil/A Bit of Taste. We’re talking about inventive ways you can use olive oil both in your food and beyond. As restaurants return to full capacity, we start our way toward the new normal.
• 1 hour 34 minutes 5 seconds
#1809 - September 2018, The Caves of Carnation
Todays guest is Justin Basel from Solemn Cellars in Wall Walla. We’ve been eating our hearts out across the northwest and we’re back to tell you all about it. A few new restaurants and some future plans play into our Newsbytes file. Events abound featuring wine, whiskey, cider and even tea in the upcoming Calendar of events, and we close the show with a few tips including how to make better simple syrup right at home.
• 1 hour 7 minutes 18 seconds
#1512 - December 2015, Jamie joins in
Jamie Peha joins in as our celebrity guest host today with Connie and Tom. We talk about where we've all been dining as of late, get into the scuttle about town and then review the holiday calendar for December so you'll know where to go for Christmas and New Year's meals. Natasha from Cederberg Teahouse steps in to tell us all about her shop atop Queen Anne. Finally, a few tips and then we close out. Happy holidays to all our listeners!
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• 1 hour 22 minutes 1 second
Walla Walla Special: Part 2
In this special Walla Walla edition, we interview staff from Andraes Kitchen, Walla Walla Vintners and the Olive Marketplace
• 1 hour 16 minutes 3 seconds
#1912 - December 2019, Check Under The Beard
Wine expert, Mina Williams of Blanc and Rouge joins us on this month’s edition to talk about tasty beverages for the holiday season. Lots of changes in our Newsbytes segment. We’ve got great experiences you can enjoy as we roll through the Calendar segments and as always, we’ll leave you with some tips and tricks.
• 1 hour 22 minutes 46 seconds
#1812 - December 2018, Locally Sourced
Happy holidays! We’ve got a treat for you with not one, but two full interviews today. Mina Williams of Blanc and Rouge wine store arrives with a few friends and then indie food writer, Ronald Holden arrives with fresh copies of his new book. Fresh back from a house-of-cards tour of some of Southern California’s finest restaurants, you’ll find out why dining in Seattle is better. Find out the hocus pocus behind restaurants that claim to locally source their so-called ‘healthy’ ingredients? As always, our Newsbytes and Calendar segments are jam packed. Draw a warm beverage, sit back and enjoy.
• 1 hour 48 minutes 11 seconds
#2102 – February 2021, Dessert in the Yurt
Our guest on this month’s show is wine ambassador Sally James discussing Australia’s wine regions. Crazy things are happening as we scroll through the Newsbytes as we cover the latest openings, closures and pop-ups. We’ve got tips about how to try a new cooking technique on the cheap and how to scope out your next dining experience as things begin to open up again. That and more coming your way.
• 1 hour 14 minutes 1 second
#1610 - October 2016, 25 years is a long time
Nat Stratton-Clarke of Café Flora joins us today to talk about the 25 years of Café Flora. Where it's been and where it's going. We've got the skinny on where to go for the good flavors throughout October. We've got the skinny on the inside news about the dining world around the sound. And we've got tips and tricks to get you into the holiday groove.
• 1 hour 5 minutes 55 seconds
#1504 - April 2015, Round TOO!
Gabriel's Fire, Thai Fusion Bistro, Sunfish Café, Colonial Kitchen, Wedgewood Broiler, Anthony's Alderwood, Lloyd Martin, Ramseyer Cellars, Epic Ales and Gastropod, Josh Henderson, W Hotel, Drunky's BBQ, Armadillo BBQ, Biscuit Bitch, Hollywood Tavern, Westward, Skillet Diner, Vendenia, Tanglewood Supreme, Luc, Art Marble 21, Sanctuary, Seattle Easter Brunch, Captain Whidbey Inn, Port Ludlow Inn, Barking Frog, Serafina, Sullivan's, Tulalip Resort and Casino, Semiahmoo, Dieter Schaffer, Woodinville Reserve, Janik, Restaurant Week, Café to Café, Alexandria Nicole, Pike Brewing, Canlis, Suga, Wayne Johnson, Salty's, Anadluca, Fireside at Port Ludlow Resort, Ponti Seafood Grill, Ray's Boathouse.
• 57 minutes 52 seconds
#1804 – April 2018, When to hire an Herb Stripper
Our guests today are Chef Jason Wilson and Winemaker, Chris Upchurch. While their upcoming wine dinner is a private affair, we invited them in to give us a glimpse. Ron Williams with Visit Walla Walla also joins us with updates about how things are changing for the better out east. Baseball season has arrived and a whole slew of new items hit the concessions at the ball park as well. PCC goes for it with a new store downtown in the new Rainier Square tower, Hotel 1000 gets a new chef and more is revealed in Newsbytes. Besides Easter events, the Calendar is cooking all month long with cooking classes, wine dinners and more. Is a visitor’s bureau always a good place for recommendations? That and more on this month’s show.
• 1 hour 19 minutes 58 seconds
#1906 - June 2019, Summer Grilling Tips and More
Connie’s got the latest stats about diners in the west and then breaks down what’s really going on behind each number. Our recent dining excursions have led us to Pike Place Market, the Eastside and as far south as Tacoma. Uptown Espresso has a new owner, Walla Walla’s TMACS is on the move and Eden Hill gets a sister as we cover the latest newsbytes. Enjoy a wine walk, chow down at a wine dinner and grab a sip on the water and catch the sunset -- the calendar is packed with great ideas. It’s summer and we’re talking grilling tips so your food tastes great and is safe.
• 1 hour 21 minutes 57 seconds
#2010 - October 2020, What Goes Around
Cherelle Ashby, GM for Bothell’s Revolve Food and Wine joins us to talk about how to celebrate fall during the pandemic. Tom and Connie discuss how we are ‘guided’ in grocery stores. The Newsbytes portion is rockin and rollin with changes and we’ve got tips you can use for cooking at home. All that and more on this month’s show.
• 1 hour 8 minutes 52 seconds
#1708 – August 2017, Super Vision
Jeff Green from B and E Meats and Seafood stops in to update us on his four neighborhood butcher shops scattered around the Sound. We open the show with a look at the latest food poisoning issues in play. Lots of things are brewing in our newsbytes segment and the Calendar is packed full of beverage events. The show closes with all new tips and tricks and a new furniture idea for your home.
• 1 hour 29 minutes 7 seconds
#1902 - February 2019, Kathy and Joel
Our guests today are Kathy Casey from Kathy Casey Studios and the Liquid Kitchen; and Joel Gamoran of Sur La Table. We’re also discussing new restaurant openings from sake bars to tap rooms to Eastern European cuisine and Tex Mex. The calendar is loaded all month including a number of Valentine’s Day options. Get the latest changes during the Newsbytes segment and enjoy this month’s Tips and Tricks. All the music today is by Susan Ruth.
• 1 hour 32 minutes 48 seconds
#2211 – November 2022, No Crab for Christmas
Sushi Samuri owners, Amanda and Ray Maranon join us o update us on their transition to all plant-based sushi. And considering the recent crab restrictions – could there be some plant-based crab in your holiday plans? Prepared food can be good or not-so-good. We’ve got the scoop on where to get great prepared food in Seattle. Tasty newsbytes and a well-stocked calendar round out this months’ show.
• 1 hour 7 minutes 27 seconds
#1607 - July 2016, We'll miss you Ponti
Jamie takes the month off to work on Lamb things, so Connie and Tom steer the ship of foods to where it needs to go. The two look at a few places they recently dined at, then it's on to newsbytes for tidbits about what's going on around town. Several 4th of July festivities arise during a briefing on the calendar. Then, Loyd and Roy drop by from the Captain Whidbey Inn to discuss what's going on at one the Pacific Northwest longest running getaway locations. The pair wrap with a few tips. So long Ponti, thanks for all the great food and great times.
• 1 hour 21 minutes 27 seconds
#1704 – April 2017, We’ve had our fun!
Todays special guest is Lisa Warr-King Packer from Warr-King wines. It’s the April show, so of course anything can happen. The show opens with banter about where not to eat, Newsbytes gives us a glimpse of changes going on and our Calendar tips you off to a lot more than just Easter events. The show closes with the tips and tricks you can use whether you’re dining in or out.
• 1 hour 9 minutes 6 seconds
#1507 - July 2015, Did ya miss us?
Connie and Tom return from a short break. They kick-off the show with coverage of current Pacific Northwest dining news and upcoming events. Then Stew Navarre from Local 360 and Bell and Whete joins the show to talk about juggling two kitchens in downtown Seattle. Cameo's from Salty's Jeremy, Queen Anne Olive Oil Gary, Kasper Donnier, and Dan at Bicks.
• 1 hour 10 minutes 40 seconds
#2203 – March 2022, Washington Banana Farm
The Fairmount Olympic opens a new kind of Georgian Room, the reworked James Beard Awards nominees have been announced, and we’re not too crazy about a recent opening in Columbia City. There’s lots of other new openings and the calendar is starting to look… a little more ‘normal.’
• 1 hour 4 minutes 31 seconds
#1701 – January 2017, Instead of onions…
We're ringing in the new year with all the latest news about dining in and around Seattle. First, we look at recent restaurant visits, then we share some tips about food substitutions that make sense. There's plenty of news to digest with our newsbytes segment and our calendar provides some interesting experiences for winter. Connie interviews Tom about the origins of our online magazines and we close with tips and tricks you can use.
• 1 hour 20 minutes 14 seconds
#1905 - May 2019, Bring your own sack dinner
T Dy and Tony Scott join us from Redmond’s Woodblock/Spark. We look back at our recent Restaurant Week experience and several other places we recently dined at including Rosario Resort, Inn at Ship Bay and Munchen. Walla Walla’s Crenshaw family has sold off their restaurants and are moving on, Captain Whidbey gets a full re-do, so long Crow and more in our Newsbytes segment. The Calendar segment will tip you off to where to bob for bacon, experience a rose’ revival, explore the origins of rum and so much more.
• 1 hour 21 minutes 33 seconds
#1508 - August 2015, We're at the pinnacle
Connie and Tom reel out the letest news and look at the upcoming epicurial calendar for the Puget Sound. Then they're joined by Gerry Kingham and Jeremy McLaughlin to discuss the upcoming Pecos Pit Franchise. Cooking with Class, Salty's Seafood Grills, Pecos Pit BBQ, Skamania Lodge, Inn of the White Salmon, Port Ludlow Resort, Harrison Hot Springs, Silver Cloud Hotels, Suncadia, Wines Jet City, Orfeo, Naka Seattle, Taylor Shellfish, emulsifiers and more are covered in this show.
• 1 hour 26 minutes 49 seconds
#1811 - November 2018, Welcome Menu Hackers
Our guest today is Lisa Anderson of Foundry Vineyards. With four times as many restaurants opening, as closing, is it a wonder our city is short on cooks? Lots of vegan and vegetarian action is happening. Newsbytes covers personnel changes, while our calendar will keep you busy all month long, with or without Thanksgiving plans. Listen up for the tips towards the end of the show
• 1 hour 10 minutes 43 seconds
#2103 – March 2021, Everything is drinkable
Our guest this month is Shubert Ho of Feed Me Hospitality in Edmonds. We’re discussing buying meal kits and produce online, changes at local restaurants, and believe it or not – there’s a full calendar segment this month as restaurants get creative with online events.
• 1 hour 11 minutes 28 seconds
#2011 - November 2020, Homemade Maple Bacon
Our guest this month is Amanda Reed from Charlotte Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Seattle. We’ve been out and about this month from Port Ludlow to the northwest and Tri-Cities to the southeast and we’ve got a full report. But ya, we’ll share all the good stuff we’ve been cooking at home too and help you to prep for the holidays.
• 1 hour 19 minutes 23 seconds
#1606 - June 2016, Songs from the Test Kitchen
The trio of Connie, Jamie and Tom are back at it again, kicking off the show with a tour of Washington restaurants. You'll want to try them all! We take a quick look at what's going on in the Newsbytes segment and roll into the Calendar with plenty of events you can partake in all month long. The trio has just returned from an eye-opening tour of Yakima and there's lots to share about the massive turnaround in the area east of the Cascades. We wrap with kitchen and restaurant tips.
• 1 hour 1 minute 2 seconds
#1904 - April 2019, Artichokes, halibut and the boys of summer have arrived
Mina Williams of Blanc and Rouge joins us the celebrate the coming of the reds and share pairing tips for Spring and Easter meals. News Bytes includes info on a restaurant sale, chef changes and new places to dine. The calendar is packed with fun ways to celebrate warmer weather and as always, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to share.
• 1 hour 10 minutes 9 seconds
#2008 - August 2020, Stone Fruit in August
This month’s special guest is Tiffany Hitt, Special Events Manager at the Pike Place Market Foundation. We’re talking about how the organization is navigating through the pandemic and then we get into details about the upcoming virtual Cooking with Class fund raising event in September. We’ve got great tips for dining outdoors and meal ideas to try at home.
• 1 hour 16 minutes 12 seconds
#1711 – November 2017, Chicken Face
Joel Gameron, National Chef from Sur La Table joins us today to talk about the best gadgets for the upcoming holidays. It looks like Seattle is setting trends based on new data from the National Restaurant Association. Several local favorites are celebrating significant anniversaries, and we’ve got the scoop on where to enjoy fall dining events.
• 1 hour 33 minutes 20 seconds
#1609 - September 2016, Grind me a Cricket
Duke Moscrip and Bill Ranninger of Duke's Chowder House join us as our special guests to discuss their new cook book, As Wild as it Gets, as well as the turnaround in food offerings over the last decade. If it's been a while since you've eaten at Duke's, you'll want to listen to this show. Tom and Connie kick off the episode with a discussion on recent restaurants they've visited and then get into the newest flour coming your way at a store near you soon. The calendar is packed with ways to say goodbye to summer and newsbytes reveals new changes in the current culinary landscape
• 1 hour 22 minutes 40 seconds
#1510 - October 2015, Beer halls and porklets
There's plenty going on in October from wine dinners to beer halls, but first we take a look at all the getaway options Woodinville has to offer, including where to find the porklets. Then Connie and Tom review the latest newsbytes and calendar activity. Later the dine-amic duo is joined by Chef Paul Duncan of Ray's Boathouse for a look at the upcoming fall menu and special events. We close out with a tip from Chef Alvin of Ponti Seaffood Grill. Can ya dig it?!
• 1 hour 9 minutes 55 seconds
#2002 - February 2020, For the love of food
Chef Meredith Abbot of Sur la Table joins us this month for an overview of the shops today and a look at their cooking class offerings. What do you think about burgers that are less than 100% all beef? Openings, closures and the best deals are covered under newsbytes. The calendar highlights several Valentine’s Day events and much more. Connie has a tip about diving into restaurant specialties and Tom has bumped into reusable zip loc bags. All that and more on this month’s show.
• 1 hour 21 minutes 29 seconds
#2205 – May 2022, Catfish Rising
Our guests this month are Trinh Nguyen of Ba Sa on Bainbridge and Wade Hashimoto and Steven Ariel of the W Hotel. Tom and Connie have been on the road and share where they’ve been dining during their junket around the sound. Lots of openings and closures abound and we’ve got suggestions for Mother’s Day. All that and more!
• 1 hour 31 minutes 2 seconds
#2106 – June 2021, New Beginnings
Our guest this month is Stephan Bourgond of Paragon on Queen Anne. A long-time restaurant is up for sale, there’s lots of new openings and re-openings and what in the world is a ghost kitchen???
• 1 hour 34 minutes 27 seconds
#2003 - March 2020, Pappy Pop-Up
Our special guest this month is Joe Policicchio, Director or Produce for Town and Country Markets. Joe provides some insight few consumers know about how the produce game is played from the inside. Taste Washington is coming and with it there are a number of special events we’ll cover in the calendar section. Newsbytes reveals a number of new openings and closings, and as always we’ve got some useful tips and tricks to make your dining experience all the better.
• 1 hour 9 minutes 37 seconds
#1603 - March 2016, Burger Chain Invasion
This month we interview Marcus Whitman Hotel Executive Chef, Scott McLean and Dunham Cellars General Manager, John Blair. The show opens with a look at where we've been eating out as of late, Jamie provides a Seattle Food and Wine Exhibition wrap-up and then we get into some juicy newsbytes and upcoming events on the Seattle DINING! Calendar. The show closes with gadget, kitchen and dining out tips. We're glad you could stop in and listen.
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• 1 hour 36 minutes 41 seconds
#2206 – June 2022, A little wine with your Newsbytes?
Our guest this month is Ian MacNeil, owner of Glass Distillery. The Eastlake Bar and Grill is closing, there’s a new cantina in Belltown and we found a killer cabernet. Summer events are packing the calendar, we’ll tell you about some cool food charts we located and why everyone should have ghee in their kitchen. All that and more!
• 1 hour 22 minutes 34 seconds
#2005 - May 2020, Pecos Pit Update
Chef Jeremy McLachlan joins us on this months’ show to bring us up to date on the franchise expansion of the Pecos Pit BBQ chain. Everyone is spending more time cooking at home and Tom and Connie have some fresh ideas for you to contemplate. Mother’s Day feast to go? We know where to get ‘em. Although it may seem like the industry is quiet, there are a lot of happenings you need to know about in our Newsbytes segment including a new grocery store in North Seattle.
• 1 hour 35 minutes 26 seconds
#2204 – April 2022, Chicken Wing Bust
Lendy Hensley with the Bite Society joins us this month as our special guest to talk about how she morphed a bustling catering business into a gift basket endeavor. Lark has re-opened, Kelly’s Olympian is moving north, and Queen Anne losses three restaurants while getting a new one. We’ve got a long list of Easter to-dos and tips on how to pre-plan your dining out choices and staying healthy.
• 1 hour 8 minutes 28 seconds
#1911 - November 2019, Walk it like you talk it
This month our guest is restaurateur/nutritionist, Kathy Kingen joining us to share tips on how ta manage your health through the holidays and come out on top in January. Tom and Connie are talking about the virtues of cooking the big meals at home, or ordering them in. The Restaurants Unlimited meltdown means a number of closures and a lot of reshuffling. A night market moves from the ID to Sandpoint and El Gaucho is making a big move. There’s lots on the calendar and we’ve got tips and tricks for you in the final segment.
• 1 hour 41 minutes 20 seconds
#2012 – December 2020, Salad on a sandwich board
We’ve got the latest news on restaurant closures, but we’ll cheer you up with some ideas to make at home and healthy ways to do it. Our seasonal gift guide is focused on enhancing the chef you adore by improving the kitchen tools available.
• 1 hour 15 seconds
#1808 - August 2018, Your last meal at Chandler’s
Chefs Bill Morris and Tom Black of Gourmondo join us on the show today to reveal the inner-workings of this hidden gem in the city. We’re sharing a few summertime favorites and our latest dining experiences. Newsbytes reveals who’s closing, whose selling and what’s coming up. The calendar is packed with special events you can experience before the sun disappears again. We wrap with a tip for simple cooking and a homework assignment. Grab your headphones and let’s go!
• 1 hour 22 minutes 20 seconds
#1709 – September 2017, Black Cherry Balsamic
Connie is busy getting ready for the annual Cooking with Class fundraiser, so Tom invites the co-host from his other podcast to join in and banter about dining in and around Seattle. The guys talk about a few places you may never have eaten at – yet, then cover the news bytes and calendar with as much finesse as you could get out of two boys. Tom recently fired the food trucks and caterers from his annual event and he shares with us how he took over the kitchen. The show ends with a minimalist tip and a trick you can play on your steak. All the music today is from Susan Robkin.
• 1 hour 13 minutes 40 seconds
#1604 - April 2016, Eat at Gary's
With most of the hosts and guests down for the count with dreaded colds, the publisher leads us through a brief show for this month. He keeps it entertaining, but he's no David Letterman.
• 7 minutes 1 second
#2105 – May 2021, Willamette to the coast
Tom and Connie have just returned from a culinary junket through the Willamette Valley and along the Oregon Coast. They’ll share the good and the not so good to help you plan your next trip to Oregon. Some shuttered eateries in Seattle are opening back up, a resort in the San Juans is up for sale and a Ballard Tex-Mex favorite has a new home. All this and more lies just ahead.
• 1 hour 13 minutes 16 seconds
#2110 – October 2021, Hideaway Hints
Connie and Tom have been away on vacation and they’ve got lots of tips about how to make the most of making meals at your getaway hideout. Things are changing again at PCC, Orcas has a service problem, new restaurants are popping up all over and events are lighting up the calendar again. All that and more on this month’s edition of the Seattle DINING! Show.