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The Seattle DINING Food and Wine Show


Monthly program about restaurants and food events, news and people in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest

Monthly program about restaurants and food events, news and people in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest


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Monthly program about restaurants and food events, news and people in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest




#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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???


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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.