Chef John Howie Answers

How I Respond When People Complain About Our Prices

Below is a review we recently received for Beardslee Public House, our Northwest-inspired, family friendly eatery and brewery. I removed the guest’s name as I am not out to shame anyone. “First of all, I use to love this place. I’m sitting here at Beardslee now disgusted with their current price hike. I have one question…

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CHEF JOHN HOWIE ANSWERS: CAN WOOD PLANKS BE REUSED FOR COOKING?

This is a question I’m asked very often by patrons who come to my restaurants in Seattle WA, to experience the woody flavors of food prepared in this authentic Pacific Northwest style. If they try plank cooking at home, can they reuse the planks? The short answer is yes. Depending on the state of the…

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