CHEF JOHN HOWIE'S BLOG

Enjoy a collection of content from Chef Howie and members of his team.

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Sports Fan? Check Out The Amazing Memorabilia Collection At John Howie’s SPORT Restaurant & Bar

By Nabanita Dutt | June 12, 2018

It isn’t a sports museum. But when you enter John Howie’s SPORT Restaurant & Bar, located a few hundred yards from the Seattle Space Needle, it sure feels like one for most American sports fans. Besides a gourmet food & beverage menu that lives up to John Howie’s reputation as a leading restauranteur in the…

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Ultimate Bloody Mary: SPORT Restaurant & Bar’s Famous Novelty Cocktail Topped With Gourmet Snack Treats

By Nabanita Dutt | May 21, 2018

A classic brunch cocktail is a wonderful thing because you don’t have to wait for the clock to strike pm in order to enjoy it. A Mimosa, for example, or a Screwdriver that can be drunk socially as early as you like. And then there’s the Bloody Mary. A tall, highball glass of tomato juice…

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Hop Talk: Duncan Starostka, On His Newbie Experiences As Youngest Assistant Brewer At Beardslee

By Nabanita Dutt | May 7, 2018

It’s pretty unusual for a 22-year-old man to be making beer. Considering that just 12 months ago, he wasn’t even allowed to drink it legally. And yet, that’s exactly what Duncan Starostka does. He’s assistant brewer at the world-class, 10-barrel Beardslee Public House in Bothell, WA. “It’s not often that people start a career in…

Military Appreciation Month: Special Discounts Throughout May For Service Members At Beardslee Public House

By Nabanita Dutt | April 24, 2018

“This [America] will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave” — Elmer Davis May is Military Appreciation Month, when we redouble our efforts to serve the brave military men and women who are always serving us to protect American lives and American freedom. This year, Beardslee…

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Monka Coffee Ale: Our Pale Coffee-Beer Refresher Is Back For The Month Of May!

By Drew Cluley | April 23, 2018

We first conceived of a lightly hopped pale ale as the base for our coffee beer because of the success of Georgetown Brewing’s Gusto Crema Coffee Ale, which won a gold medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival. Previously, I had always associated coffee beers with dark beer styles like stout and porter. In…

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Meet Mike Taib – Vice Distiller At Wildwood Spirits With A Passion For Alcohol In His Blood

By Nabanita Dutt | April 9, 2018

The first thing you notice about Mike Taib is his laughter. A deep, gutteral, bubbling sound that warms the cockles of your heart with its genuine, almost childlike spontaneity. And once you have heard Mike Taib laughing, you cannot help but also like this bartender-turned-distiller who describes himself as “happy, easygoing and often, downright silly”.…

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Sunday Family Dinner At John Howie Steak: Bring Back The Joy Of Eating Together

By Nabanita Dutt | April 2, 2018

  Nearly half (47%) of American parents say that they get to share fewer meals with their families these days than when they were growing up. Life has gotten so busy with school events, peer activities, late office hours and business travel that `scheduling conflict’ is keeping their spouses and children away from the Sunday…

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Why I Changed My Mind And Removed The John Howie Steak Surcharge

By Chef John Howie | March 26, 2018

When I opened my first restaurant 16 years ago, it was my hope to provide people with a great place to work, a great place to enjoy with friends and family, and a great place that supports its community. To accomplish this while remaining profitable is challenging, and something I’ve discussed before. I believe the…

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John Howie And Erik Liedholm: What Makes Their Partnership Tick?

By Nabanita Dutt | March 21, 2018

Theirs is a pairing that came like an unexpected food-and-wine treat for residents of the Pacific Northwest in 2001. After 17 years, and multiple fine dining restaurants, a brewery, a sports bar and a distillery to their name, the duo is still going as strong as ever, in a friendship and partnership that couldn’t have…

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A Perfect Cup Of Coffee — From A Wine Sommelier’s Perspective

By Nabanita Dutt | March 14, 2018

What on earth is a `coffee sommelier’? And why is it that Erik Liedholm rarely tells anyone that he is the first accredited one in the city of Seattle? “I don’t even know if you can call it an accreditation,” says the celebrity wine sommelier and distiller, who would rather pass quietly under the radar…