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What makes a favorite?

Familiar beverage, amazing flavor, over-the-top service, hotel rooms that feel like home - so many things go into making your favorite list. What if you head into a new place and are unfamiliar with what they offer? How often have you asked, 'what do you like?' We've checked in with some folks in the know and here's what they say.

Conversation at Thompson Seattle

Meet your new downtown Seattle favorite. Just steps from Pike Place Market, Conversation is an all-day dining destination offering a welcoming setting curated to foster connection and ignite a sense of community. Inspired by Chef Derek's international travels, the menus at Conversation reflect the foods his family enjoyed together while abroad, and his passion for pushing the boundaries of culinary creativity while providing a sense of thoughtful nostalgia. Adding to the story, Chef Kate Sigel's pastries and desserts bring a cleverly sweet perspective to the table. Take a seat…they can't wait to meet you.

Conversation is located at 110 Stewart St in downtown Seattle. Hours are 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Phone number? 206-512-1097. conversationseattle.com


Dock + Anchor Beer Garden

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington is perched at the south end of the lake with amazing views and that feel of a perfect lakeside vacation. Water's Table restaurant offers water views and Pacific Northwest inspired cuisine, indoor and outdoor dining. Now for summer, a new favorite has arrived: Dock + Anchor Beer Garden. Outside, lake front. Savor the lakeside atmosphere along with sliders, street tacos and more created by the culinary team. Pups welcome on Sundays for all-day Yappy Hour. They deserve a getaway, too!

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington and Dock + Anchor are located at 1053 Lake Washington Blvd N in Renton. Dock + Anchor is open Friday through Sunday, noon-8 p.m., June 14-September 2. 425-203-1234. lakewashington.regency.hyatt.com


A Bit of Taste - Queen Anne Olive Oil

It's wonderful when a place you love leaps forward to become a place you adore! Current favorite olive oils and vinegars are still available, along with new flavors. Honey, mustards, bulk salts and herbs, and risotto are on their way, along with a line of olive oil beauty products: soaps, lotions, shampoo, serums. More fair trade items will be added to current offerings like wood-carved pour spouts from India. Olive Oil 101 classes will be scheduled, and each week will highlight an oil and vinegar. With tables and chairs, your favorite place will become a spot to 'Savor ~ Gather ~ Linger'.

Queen Anne Olive Oil is located at 1629 Queen Anne Ave North, #100, on the top of the hill. Come visit with the new owner during Queen Anne Days July 12-14. The store is open daily Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 206-420-2989. abitoftaste.com Follow them @A_BitofTaste


Experience Woodinville at Willows Lodge

How many favorite things can you get in one sentence? Food, wine, craft beer, cider, spirits, games. It's all included in the 5th Annual Experience Woodinville. It's your chance to enjoy all that Woodinville offers, plus interact/compete with some community leaders. Consider: tastes from 35+ local restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, cideries and distilleries. Prove your mettle in the Cornhole Competition ($100 entry per team of two for charity), wine bottle ring toss, putting competition, dunk tank, live music by Spotify artist Robbie Christmas, boozy popsicles, and tacos from the Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen. Book it, Danno.

Experience Woodinville takes place August 4 from 5-9 p.m. at Willows Lodge in the Sammamish Ballroom, garden gazebo and outdoor patio. Cost is $85 per person. The event benefits Ben's Fund. For information, visit the website. www.willowslodge.com/woodinville_restaurants/experience_woodinville/


Fairmont Olympic

The Fairmont Olympic is excited to announce their brand new Olympic Honey Vodka, made in collaboration with local Seattle distillery Sun Liquor. Honey from their very own rooftop beehives infuses the vodka, and it's here just in time for summer! Discover your new favorite libation and come enjoy their signature cocktail, "Nectar on the Roof" in The Terrace lobby lounge or their famed seafood restaurant, Shuckers. May the spirits bee sweet!

The Fairmont Olympic is located at 411 University Street. The Terrace is in the hotel lobby and open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Daily Happy Hour is available from 4-6 p.m. Shuckers offers lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., dinner Sunday-Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m., Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-5 p.m. The Terrace is first come, first serve. Reservations recommended for Shuckers at 206-621-1984. www.fairmont.com/seattle/dining/theterrace/


Collections Café

Located at Chihuly Garden and Glass, Collections Café invites guests to enjoy artistically-inspired dishes with ingredients sourced from artisans who call the great Pacific Northwest home. Join Collections Café for your favorites including the fresh halibut, Northwest Louie, or signature cocktails for lunch, an afternoon snack, or a bite before show time while being surrounded by many of Dale Chihuly's personal, colorful collections.

This summer, Collections Café is open longer hours from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Collections Café is located at 305 Harrison Street at Chihuly Garden and Glass. 206-753-4935. www.chihulygardenandglass.com/visit/collections-cafe


Revolve True Food & Wine

Revolve is now serving several Vinho Verdes, known as "the green wines," not for their color but because the grapes are picked early in the ripening process. These refreshing, crisp, and lightly-effervescent wines from Portugal are a great choice to add to your rotation this summer! They pair exquisitely with spicy items, seafood, and sunshine! Perfect if you're in the mood for an easy-drinking, low-alcohol glass of wine to enjoy at one of Revolve's outdoor tables (and inside, too!). Vinho Verdes are quickly becoming a favorite of guests and staff alike!

Revolve is located at 10024 Main Street in Bothell. Dinner is offered Monday-Saturday 4-10 p.m., Sunday 4-9 p.m.; daily happy hour 4-6 p.m. and 8 p.m.-close plus all day Monday; brunch Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 425-287-6420. revolvefoodwine.com


Crater Lake Spirits

Crater Lake Spirits by Bendistillery rests on a picturesque 26-acre farm just outside beautiful Bend in Tumalo, Oregon. The high desert landscape surrounded by weathered juniper trees, lava rock and hazelnut trees has always been the inspiration for their spirits and, naturally, their favorite cocktails. Click here to get the recipes for some of the all-time classics created by our tasting room team!

Rye on the farm

Crater Lake Spirits' distillery and tasting room are located at 19330 Pinehurst Rd in Bend, Oregon. Visit Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The last tour begins 30 minutes before close. 541-318-0200. You can also visit their downtown Bend tasting room at 1024 NW Bond St, Ste. 102. www.craterlakespirits.com

July 2019


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