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#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


#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.


#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.


#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!


#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.


#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.


#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...


#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...


#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.


#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.


#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...


#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.


#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.


#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...


#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...


#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.


#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.


#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 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.


#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.


#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.