CHEF JOHN HOWIE'S BLOG

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

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4 Reasons Why Beardslee Public House Is The Best Family-Friendly Restaurant In Bothell WA – And Why Kids Love Eating There!

By Nabanita Dutt | December 10, 2018

The name Beardslee Public House doesn’t exactly sound `child-friendly’, does it? After all, public house means a tavern or a bar, and sure enough, Beardslee has built its reputation over the years for excellent craft beers and home distilled spirits. But 2018 has been a makeover year for this beverage and fine dining hotspot, and…

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A Neat Holiday Gift Idea For Someone Who Has Everything: A Limited-Edition Sampling Of Dark Door Bourbon!

By Nabanita Dutt | December 1, 2018

Here’s another chance for people who missed out on Wildwood Spirit’s limited release of Dark Door bourbon earlier this year. The bourbon, aromatic with the flavors of toffee, caramel, orange flowers and vanilla, has been marvelously handcrafted with locally-sourced WA corn, and aged in rare, artisanal oak barrels for maximum wood-spirit interaction. “We relied on…

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Why You Should Be Drinking More Champagne During The Holidays

By Nabanita Dutt | November 24, 2018

The Christmas meal and New Year’s Eve may be the two big moments for Champagne during the festive season, but it’s such a terrible waste not to drink it up and down the Holidays too, says Erik Leidholm, master sommelier and head distiller at Wildwood Spirits. “I never need an excuse to drink champagne. And…

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Taste Of The Seahawks On November 6th: Eat, Meet And Give Back At Seattle’s Premier Strolling Food Event

By Nabanita Dutt | October 22, 2018

  This is a shout-out to all Seattle connoisseurs whose tastebuds are adventurous for the finest food and drink that the great Pacific Northwest has to offer! The Annual Taste Of The Seahawks Event is taking place on November 6, 2018, at the Century Link Field. And it’s going to be a smorgasbord of food…

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Weekend Breakfasts At Beardslee Public House – Finally, A Good Reason For Residents Of Bothell, WA, To Wake Up Hungry!

By Nabanita Dutt | October 4, 2018

If you live in eastern Bothell, you already know that going out for breakfast or brunch has never been much of an option here. Well, not until this September that is, because Beardslee Public House has opened for breakfast for the first time, finally giving Bothell residents a wonderful reason to wake up hungry! The menu,…

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A Pre-Halloween Crow Fest In Bothell – And Black Crow Licorice Stout Beer At Beardslee For Just $ 2!

By Nabanita Dutt | September 28, 2018

A mysterious gathering of thousands of crows takes place at the UW/Cascadia Campus in Bothell during fall/winter every year, and it is a stunning sight to see. Just as dusk begins to its cast long shadows over the campus grounds and the sky is stained with the orange light of a fading sun, clouds of…

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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…