Posts by Nabanita Dutt

What Is A Crowler, Anyway?

Beer geeks have always loved their “growlers” – carryout pitchers and jugs made usually of brown glass – to enjoy their favorite crafts at home. Though the haul has never been easy – what with spillage and breakage during transport and having to bring empty growlers back to the brewery each time for refills —…

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Cooking Wagyu Beef At Home, The ‘John Howie Steak’ Way

  As the Pacific Northwest’s premium steakhouse, John Howie Steak (JHS) has a “seven-tiered steak program” that offers some of the best beef available in the world. Our seven-tiered steak program features 28 day, 35 day, 42 day and 70 day custom aged domestic USDA prime beef from Omaha, Nebraska, American Style Wagyu Beef from Snake…

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Wildwood Spirits Co. Earns Highest Honors At The New York World Wine & Spirits And Washington Cup Competitions

Wildwood Spirits Co., maker of Washington State’s most-awarded gin and vodka, has just added three more prestigious awards to its already crowded trophy case. The New York World Wine & Spirits Competition, which took place in August, awarded Kur gin a Double Gold Medal, and Stark Vatten vodka a silver medal. “We’re thrilled to be…

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Fine Foods And Rare Whiskies Come Together At Chef John Howie’s Much-Anticipated `2017 Rare & Well Done’ Event

Whiskey gets its finest showing in the Pacific Northwest when Chef John Howie chooses to showcase 150 of the finest whiskies collected from around the world at his annual `Rare & Well Done’ event. The tasting of these rare whiskies, bourbon and scotch, hand-selected by John Howie Steak’s bar manager Tim Lodahl, is perfectly paired…

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Micro Distilleries On The Eastside: The Seattle Area’s 9-Stop ‘Spirits’ Tour

They’re calling it the farm-to-bottle, `boutique booze’ movement. Connoisseurs of quality alcohol are looking away from main-market vodkas, gins, rums and whiskies staring eye-level at them from grocery store shelves, and connecting to the artisanal spirit of booze-making that is all the rage in America. Leading this coming-of-age moment in the lives of micro distilleries…

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Chef John Howie Talks About PNW’s Famous Salmon Season

It’s the Summer season and the Pacific Northwest’s special time for salmon. We have a wonderful variety of salmon, and spring and summer season is famous for the Chinook salmon. Chinook, or King salmon as it is also called, is high in fat content and rich in omega 3 fatty acids that is extremely good…

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Cooking With Chef John Howie: Spicy Thai Beef With Grapes

If you’re a die-hard fan of the food we commonly get at Thai restaurants in America, you’ll be delighted to know that the Red/Green curries and Tom Yum soups we love so much are just the tip of Thailand’s culinary iceberg. The South-East Asian country has a bounty of more complex, aromatic and texturized dishes (with…

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