San Juan Tour

Sometimes the impromptu things end being the best, right? The last-minute let's-go-out-for-dinner plans with friends who also happen to be available? That's the spirit behind next weekend's Gourmet Game Night gathering on Orcas Island at Allium restaurant in Eastsound. Sunday night October 16 during happy hour (5:30 to 6:30), I'll [...]

2011-10-09T10:36:19+00:00October 9th, 2011|Travel|

Games on the Go

I wrote last summer about the sometimes-conundrum of how much luggage space you can--or should--devote to games when you're traveling. It's similar to what happens in the "what to pack?" question for clothes, too, never know what the weather's going to be like, what mood I'll be in any given evening [...]

2011-07-06T17:55:49+00:00July 6th, 2011|Travel|

Austin Impressions: The Community of Food

It's a rather odd phenomenon that occurs when involved in a conference as intensive and engaging as that of the  International Association of Culinary Professionals, which just wrapped up this weekend in Austin. The days are long, from that first sip of coffee each morning, chatting with tablemates before heading to the day's [...]

2011-06-08T00:50:28+00:00June 8th, 2011|Culinary Community, Restaurants, Travel|

New York, New York: A Delectable Town

I sit here at my desk, typing away while looking at the now-sunny Seattle sky, seagulls passing, Olympics peaks just beyond view in the distance. A few days ago, I was working on this same laptop from my desk in the 45th floor hotel room I was staying in, midtown Manhattan, a view of countless [...]

2015-07-01T22:10:29+00:00February 25th, 2011|Food and Drink, Restaurants, Travel|

A Great Get-Away: Portland

Much as I like to think I'm an organized person, inevitably there are trips when I realize too late something that I failed to pack. Usually remedying the problem just takes a trip to the drug store for some toothpaste, or relying on the room's alarm clock rather than my favorite [...]

2010-12-06T09:28:05+00:00December 6th, 2010|Northwest Character, Regional Treats, Travel|