CHEF JOHN HOWIE'S BLOG

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

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Canadian Poutine – Served With Washington Pride At The Beardslee Public House

By Nabanita Dutt | September 11, 2018

If you’re a resident of the Greater Seattle area, you cannot live this close to the Canadian border and not know what a Poutine is! To describe it graphically, Poutine is a pile of crisp, french fries smothered with cheese curd and gravy — but before you screw up your nose and mentally fail the dish as…

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Port Tong Method: How Bottles Of Vintage Wine Are `Decapitated’ At John Howie Steak In A Fascinating Tableside Service

By Nabanita Dutt | September 9, 2018

  Romance is the essence of wine. It’s a soul experience, as many connoisseurs will tell you, and even in this modern, tech-driven world of transient sensory pleasures, a great bottle of wine should to be enjoyed mindfully and at leisure, making the terroir of the occasion as special as the terroir (soil) in which…

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Kicking Hunger With Chef John Howie: Mark Coleman Of Food Lifeline Talks About The Man Who “Loves Through His Food”

By Nabanita Dutt | August 14, 2018

Forty percent of food in the United States goes to waste every year — and this happens in the world’s most `prosperous’ country, where a silent population of more than 49 million people struggles to put food on the table and one in six Americans goes hungry every day. This shouldn’t be. “Hunger doesn’t have…

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How To Pair Food And Wine At John Howie Steak: The Wine Director Weighs In

By Nabanita Dutt | July 25, 2018

Choosing a suitable wine to go with your meal is a complex affair these days. International foods and wines are intermingling so freely, that the old maxim of “red goes with red meat and white goes with fish” doesn’t work so well anymore. After all, how do you categorize `meat’ when it could be anything…

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Meet Chris Lara – The Man Behind The Wine At John Howie Steak

By Nabanita Dutt | July 18, 2018

  Chris Lara has been Wine Director at John Howie Steak (JHS) for three-and-a-half years now. If you’re a regular at this premier Bellevue steakhouse, you probably know Chris Lara as the guy who’s always encouraging you to try a big, bold Barolo with your Wagyu instead of the usual cabernets and cab blends. Or…

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Battle Of The Bags! Beardslee Public House Is Hosting It’s First Annual Cornhole Tournament

By Nabanita Dutt | June 28, 2018

Calling all Cornhole enthusiasts in Seattle! Hook a hole at Beardslee Public House’s first Annual Kick Hunger Challenge Cornhole Tournament in Bothell on Sunday, July 22, when 48 teams will compete in a friendly game of Baggo — with winner’s prizes, corn dogs and John Howie Restaurant’s swag bags for all participants. What better way…

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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…