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"And now, from the Test Kitchen studio, high atop Queen Anne hill, it is time for the Seattle DINING! show."

After producing our online magazine for 15 years, we're extending our content by adding a broadcast/podcast.

Join the Senior Editor, Connie Adams, each month as she covers news and events about the people, places and things that make up the fabric of the Pacific Northwest food community.

#1705 – May 2017, Sing a Somm

Today’s special guest is Christopher Chan, who is heading up the SOMM Summit which will take place this summer in Seattle. The show opens with a holdover from April and where we’ve been dining. Newsbytes gives us a glimpse of some changes going on and our Calendar tips you off to a lot more than just Mother’s Day events. The show closes with the tips and tricks you can use, whether you’re dining in or out.

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Tags: Christopher Chan, SOMM Summit, Carillon Kitchen, Henni’s Kitchen, Wild Ginger, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Heartwood, Salty’s on Alki, Queen Anne Olive Oil, Neighborhood Grills, Esquin Wine and Spirits, Paragon Seattle

#1704 – April 2017, We’ve had our fun!

Todays special guest is Lisa Warr-King Packer from Warr-King wines. It’s the April show, so of course anything can happen. The show opens with banter about where not to eat, Newsbytes gives us a glimpse of changes going on and our Calendar tips you off to a lot more than just Easter events. The show closes with the tips and tricks you can use whether you’re dining in or out.

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Tags: Warr-King Wines, 14 Carrot Café, Salish Brewing, Japonessa Sushi, Heavy Restaurant Group, Salty’s on Alki, Queen Anne Olive Oil, Neighborhood Grills, Esquin Wine and Spirits, Paragon Seattle

#1703 – March 2017, Live from the loft

Description: Tom takes over the show today while Connie repairs a divot she left behind on the golf green last weekend. But we’re not alone as Russell Lowell makes two appearances. We discuss the new Emoji restaurant rating system and then dive into the wine dinner series at Russell’s in Woodinville that will be underway throughout the year. Connie pops in with some Newsbytes and Calendar tips and as always, we end the show with tips and tricks you can use at home or when dining out.

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Tags: Russell’s, Bentley’s, Pizza Bank, Poppy, Tim’s Cascade Chips, Daniels’s Broiler, Xoxaca, All Recipes, Salty’s on Alki, Queen Anne Olive Oil, Neighborhood Grills, Esquin Wine and Spirits, Paragon Seattle

Crafty Briskety

Isaac Hutchins of Marjorie breaks away from the kitchen to be our special guest this month. Isaac fills us in on what’s happening at the restaurant in the front and the back of the house. Connie and Tom open the show with a look back at Seattle 25 years ago. Is it a better place to eat now, than it was then? What’s changed? The newsbytes segment reveals some interesting changes in the landscape and the calendar segment is loaded with Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day ideas. And, yes, we do know that Chef/Owner Michael's last name is Rogozinski.

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Tags: ESRseattle, Tavolata, Volunteer Park, Serafina, Airfield Wines, Dusted Valley, Ste. Michelle, Tavern, Russell’s, Chappellet, Salty’s on Alki, Queen Anne Olive Oil, Neighborhood Grills, Esquin Wine and Spirits, Paragon Seattle

#1701 – January 2017, Instead of onions…

We’re ringing in the new year with all the latest news about dining in and around Seattle. First, we look at recent restaurant visits, then we share some tips about food substitutions that make sense. There’s plenty of news to digest with our newsbytes segment and our calendar provides some interesting experiences for winter. Connie interviews Tom about the origins of our online magazines and we close with tips and tricks you can use. If you’re mentioned in the tags, you’re mentioned during the show.

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Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood, Barking Dog Ale House, Experience Tea, Space Needle, Jazz Alley, Perche’ No, Volunteer Park Café, Duke’s Chowder House, Southpaw Pizza, Island Time Eatery, Aggie’s BBQ, SWFE, Speed Bartending Competition, Verjus, Patz and Hall, Dine out Vancouver, Buty, Port Ludlow Resort, Seattle Colleges, Salty’s on Alki, Queen Anne Olive Oil, Neighborhood Grills, Esquin Wine and Spirits, Paragon Seattle

#1612 - December 2016, Save the Earth---worms!

Samad Nasserian, CEO and Founder of Cozymeal is our special guest today discussing how you can order up team building for the corporate workplace using Seattle chefs as your guides. We open the show talking about a few places we’ve dined at lately and one we didn’t. Then we ponder the mix of restaurants in a city that has a reputation for good food. What’s missing? Beyond Seattle’s homeless problem, with all the rain we’ve got a lot of homeless earthworms – now what? There’s plenty of info in our Newsbytes segment, plenty to do in our calendar segment and we’ve got tips for the holidays and beyond. Enjoy the show.

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The Ridge Pizza, Bistro San Martin, Ballard Sip and Ship, Pick Quick, Mykonos Greek Grill, Raccolto, Circadia, Copine, Nue, Flint Creek, Purple, Brooklyn, Market, Metropolitan Grill, Tom Douglas Restaurants, BaBar, Cheers Bar and Grill, Jackson’s Catfish Corner, Little Lago, Thackery, Heavy Restaurant, Sweet Iron Waffle, Copperleaf, Ghostfish Brewing Company, Trophy Cupcakes, Walla Walla Women of Wine, Wild Ginger, Daniels Broiler Bellevue, Scout PNW, Pike Brewing Co, Salty’s Seafood Grills, RN74, Tavolata, Kaspers Catering, Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, Tulalip Resort Casino, Avennia, Serafina, Cicchetti, Woodmark Hotel, Tarsan I Jane, R-U-I, Thompson Seattle

Episode #1611 - November 2016, Burger Tartare

Jill Petrie of the Blue Ribbon Cooking School is our special guest today. Tom & Connie open the show discussing some places they’ve dined at as of late and then we get into debating the delivery of raw proteins to the table, when that’s not what you ordered. Newsbytes reveals the progress of several new restaurants set to open soon and the Calendar is packed full of wine dinners and Thanksgiving options. We close with tips on the importance of speaking up when you’re dining out and a cool gadget every kitchen should have. 

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Tags: Long Shadows Winery, Salty’s Seafood Grills, J. Bookwalter Winery, Page Cellars, No. 6 Cider, Kaspers Catering, Waterways Cruises, The Resort at Port Ludlow, Tulalip Casino, Hollywood Tavern, Siren Song Winery, Lisa Dupar Catering, Marmite, Mean Sandwich, Bite Box, Tacqueria Cantina, Perche No, Paragon Restaurant & Bar, Esquin Wine & Spirits, Trellis at the Heathman Hotel, Queen Anne Olive Oil Company .

Episode #1610 - October 2016, 25 years is a long time

Nat Stratton-Clarke of Café Flora joins us today to talk about the 25 years of Café Flora; where it’s been and where it’s going. We’ve got the skinny on where to go for the good flavors throughout October. We’ve got the skinny on the inside news about the dining world around the sound. And we’ve got tips and tricks to get you into the holiday groove.

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Tags: Café Flora, Daniel’s Broiler Bellevue, Semiahmoo, Cakebread Cellars, Serafina Seattle, Pacific Grill, Silver City Brewing, Kaspers Catering, Betz Family Winery, MetGrill, HitchcockResto, Skyfall Vineyard, WillowsLodge, CapitalGrille, Queen Anne Olive Oil, Café Lago, Salty’s on Alki, Trellis, Esquin, Café Lago, Poppy, Petra, Paragon Bar & Grill

Episode #1609 - September 2016, Grind me a Cricket

Duke Moscrip and Bill Ranniger of Duke’s Chowder House join us as our special guests to discuss their new cook book, As Wild as it Gets, as well as the turnaround in food offerings over the last decade. If it’s been a while since you’ve eaten at Duke’s, you’ll want to listen to this show. Tom and Connie kick off the episode with a discussion on recent restaurants they’ve visited and then get into the newest flour coming your way at a store near you soon. The calendar is packed with ways to say goodbye to summer and newsbytes reveals new changes in the current culinary landscape.

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Tags: Duke Mosrip, Bill Ranniger, Duke’s Chowder House, feastportland, Sweet Week, Gyu-Kaku, Duvall Roastery, Smith Tower Temperance, Chicchetti, Tavolata, Russell’s Bothell, Walter Clore, Harvest Vine, Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival, Kasper’s Catering, Stimson Green, Local 360, Rusty’s Cheesecake, Tillikum Café, King Estate, Parasol, Pike Brewing, Queen Anne Olive Oil, Café Lago, Salty’s on Alki, Trellis, Esquin, Café Lago, Poppy, Petra, Paragon Bar & Grill

Episode #1608 - Coffee with Dinner

Kurt Dammiere of Sugar Mountain joins us in the studio to discuss his newest projects which include a new restaurant and cookbook. It’s summer time in Seattle and outdoor dining is in full swing, and as the city erupts with new residents, there’s a lot to cover that will inspire both newbies, as well as those who have been around a while. We’ve got the skinny on the latest happenings around town and where all the delicious food events are. The show closes with tips you can use in the kitchen, or when you’re out and about. Share the show with others.

Tags: Kurt Dammiere, Sugar Mountain, Beechers Cheese, Liam, The Butcher’s Table, Pure Food, Ethan Stowell, Esquin Wine, Rock Creek, Dahlia Lounge, Touluse Pettit, All Recipes, Tavolata, Kasper’s, LeCole 41, Busarra, TableTalk Northwest, Salty’s, Qeen Anne Olive Oil, Petra Mediterranean Bistro, Paragon Bar & Grill, Sparkman Cellars, Whisk, Erin Coopey, Book Larder, Clore Center, Marjorie, Finnriver, Kitsap Wine Festival, Eden Hill, Caymus Vineyards, Sun Mountain Lodge, Ala Mode Pies, Market Foundation, Corner Bakery, Manus Bodegita, Dukes Chowder House, GhostFish Brewing Company, Cupcake Royale, EMP Museum 

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Episode #1607 - July 2016, We'll miss you Ponti!

Jamie takes the month off to work on Lamb things, so Connie and Tom steer the ship of food to where it needs to go. The two look at a few places they recently dined at, then it’s on to newsbytes for tidbits about what’s going on around town. Several 4th of July festivities arise during a briefing on the calendar. Then, Loyd and Ryan drop by from the Captain Whidbey Inn to discuss what’s going on at one the Pacific Northwest longest running getaway locations. The pair wrap with a few tips. So long Ponti, thanks for all the great food and great times.

Tags: Ponti Seafood Grill, Captain Whidbey Inn, Semiahmoo Resort, SilverLake Winery; Suncadia Resort, Steelhead Diner, Bell + Whete, the Carlisle Room, Bite of Seattle, Eden Hill, Friday Harbor House, Andaluca, Upchurch Wine, Gilbert Cellars

Episode #1606 - June 2016, Songs from the Test Kitchen

The trio of Connie, Jamie and Tom are back at it again, kicking off the show with a tour of Washington restaurants. You’ll want to try them all! We take a quick look at what’s going on in the Newsbytes segment and roll into the Calendar with plenty of events you can partake in all month long. The trio has just returned from an eye-opening tour of Yakima and there’s lots to share about the massive turnaround in the area east of the Cascades. We wrap with kitchen and restaurant tips.

Tags: Mamnoontoo, Edgewater Seattle, Terry Avenue Market, TarsanIJane, Lost Lake Café, Zesta Cucina, Bale Breaker Brewing, Tieton Cidery, Antolin Cellars, Shakti’s, Phoenica West Seattle, Skillet Catering, Taki’s Mad Greek, Cowiche Grill, Gilbert Cellars, Swede Hill, Yakima Craft Brewing, Kana Winerey, Bron Yr Aur , Naches Heights Vinyards, Wilridge, JB Neufeld, Berchman Brewing, Tulalip Bay Restaurant, Tavolata Seattle, Washington Trade Center, Serafina, Charles Smith Wines, Woodward Canyon, Fireside at Port Ludlow, Cooperleaf Restaurant, Cedarbrook Lodge, Experience Woodinville, Ponti Seafood Grill, Salty’s Seafood Grill, Tabletalk Northwest

Episode #1605, May 2016, Alphabetically Speaking

Clover Thurk with the Pike Place Market Foundation joins Tom & Connie to reveal inside information about their program that most people don’t know. The show kicks off with the hosts bantering about where they’ve eaten as of late, a favorite new book, spring getaways and then we leap into Newsbytes and the Calendar segment covering everything from Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day and beyond. We wrap with some tips for dining out and at home. Mike Meengs provides some wonderful new music bumpers to this month’s show. It’s all right here. Press Play!

Tags: Pike Place Market Foundation, The Brick Tavern, Roslyn Café, Great State Burgers, Safeco Field, Bramling Cross, Nonni’s Italian Bistro, Bick’s Broadview Grill, Swiftwater Cellars, Kizuki Ramen, Pearl Seafood & Oyster Bar, Ballard Pizza Company, Marjorie, Hamanasu, Lamarzocco, Pike Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing, Tavolata, Luc, Lisa Dupar Catering, Spazzo, Woodhouse Wine, Puget Sound Express, Woodinville Wine Country, Daniel’s Broiler

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Episode #1604, April 2016, Bringing down the horses

With most of the hosts and guests down for the count with dreaded colds, the publisher leads us through a brief show for this month. He keeps it entertaining, but he’s no David Letterman.

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Walla Walla Special Editions

We recently visited Walla Walla and took time out to interview seven personalities in the restaurant and wine business.

Part 1: In this special Walla Walla edition, we interview staff from The Marcus Whitman Hotel, Dunham Cellars, The Maple Counter Café and L'ECole No 41 Winery

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Part 2: In this special Walla Walla edition, we interview staff from Andrae's Kitchen, Walla Walla Vintners and the Olive Marketplace & Cafe

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Tags: Marcus Whitman Hotel, Dunahm Cellars, Maple Counter Café, LeCole 41 Winery, Andraes Kitchen, Walla Walla Vintners, Olive Marketplace

Episode #1603 - March 2016, Burger Chain Invasion

This month we interview Marcus Whitman Hotel Executive Chef, Scott McLean and Dunham Cellars General Manager, John Blair. The show opens with a look at where we’ve been eating out as of late, Jamie provides a Seattle Food and Wine Exhibition wrap-up and then we get into some juicy newsbytes and upcoming events on the Seattle DINING! Calendar. The show closes with gadget, kitchen and dining out tips. We’re glad you could stop in and listen.

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Tags: Visit Walla Walla, Marcus Whitman Hotel, The Marc, Dunham Cellars, Trellis Kirkland, Ponti Seafood Grill, Toulouse Pettit, Happy Hour Radio, Café Lago, Salty’s Seafood Grills, Brian Carter Cellars, Poppy, Dahlia Lounge, Tavolata, NW Travel Magazine, Dora’s Worm Ranch, Brimmer and Healtap, Capp’s Club, Freshii, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering, Genki Sushi, Little Big Burgers, Great State Burgers, Huxley Wallace.

Episode #1602 - February 2016, Unseasonably Seasonable

Our special guests for this show are Charles and Rose Ann Finkel from the Pike Brewing Company. But first we banter about where we’ve been dining, discuss some longtime favorite restaurants, dig into the news and dive into the calendar. It’s February so we’re laying out all the Valentine’s Day options as well as a few new ideas to celebrate love and the love of food. Click here to play it now

Episide #1601 - January 2016, The Chamber of Secrets - The trio of Connie, Jamie and Tom blast off into the new year with an action packed show. Discussions of the latest dining destinations leads to a deep inside look at how wineries have opened tasting rooms across the west side of the state. Then we savor a few tasty tidbits from our news bytes column and look at what's happening foodie-wise in January. Then Tom and Connie proceed to interview Jamie about her upcoming Seattle Wine and Food Experience event. The show closes with tips on dining out, eating in general, a kitchen gadget you probably don't own and someone trying to claw their way into the studio. Bon Appetit and Happy New Year to all our listeners and readers. Click here to play it now

Episode #1512, December 2015 - Jamie joins in - Jamie Peha joins in as our celebrity guest host today with Connie and Tom. We talk about where we've all been dining as of late, get into the scuttle about town and then review the holiday calendar for December so you'll know where to go for Christmas and New Year's meals. Natasha from Cederberg Teahouse steps in to tell us all about her shop atop Queen Anne. Finally, a few tips and then we close out. Happy holidays to all our listeners! Click here to play it now

Tags: Cederberg Tea House, Westward, Tavolata, Orfeo, Cicchetti, POP!, Tini Bigs, Ponti Seafood Grill, Chinoise, Grappa, Earls CA, Bramling Cross, Honor Coffee, Lakedale Resort, Mezcaleria Oaxaca, Molbaks, WA Brewers Guild, Golden Beetle, Barking Frog, Pink Door, Blind Pig Bistro, Blue Ribbon Cooking School, Fireside at Port Ludlow Resort, Ray’s Boathouse & Café, Trellis, Willows Lodge

Episode #1511, November 2015 - Don't cook like Tom's mother - Connie steers the ship this month as Tom takes most of the show off to hide behind the mixing board. Instead, Ronald Holden ( steps in to co-host and add his comments along the way. This month's interview is with David McIntosh of JOEY Restaurant UVillage. Ron closes the show with an important tip you won't want to miss for the holidays. Click here to play it now

Episode #1510, October 2015 - Beer halls and porklets - There's plenty going on in October from wine dinners to beer halls, but first we take a look at all the getaway options Woodinville has to offer, including where to find the porklets. Then Connie and Tom review the latest newsbytes and calendar activity. Later the dine-amic duo are joined by Paul Duncan of Ray's Boathouse for a look at the upcoming fall menu and special events. We close out with a tip from Chef Alvin of Ponti Seaffood Grill. Can ya dig it?! Click here to play it now

Episode #1509, No show this month - We're busy getting ready for our annual fund raiser, Cooking with class. We'll be back in October.

Episode #1508, August 2015 - We're at the pinnacle - Connie and Tom reel out the latest news and look at the upcoming Epicurean calendar for the Puget Sound. Then they're joined by Gerry Kingham and Jeremy McLaughlin to discuss the upcoming Pecos Pit Franchise. Cooking with Class, Salty’s Seafood Grills, Pecos Pit BBQ, Skamania Lodge, Inn of the White Salmon, Port Ludlow Resort, Harrison Hot Springs, Silver Cloud Hotels, Suncadia, Wines Jet City, Orfeo, Naka Seattle, Taylor Shellfish, emulsifiers and more are covered in this show. Click here to play it now

Episode #1507, July 2015 - Did ya miss us? - Connie and Tom return from a short break. They kick-off the show with coverage of current Pacific Northwest getaways, dining news and upcoming events. Then Stew Navarre from Local 360 and Bell + Whete joins the show to talk about juggling two kitchens in downtown Seattle. Cameos from Salty's Jeremy, Queen Anne Olive Oil Gary, Kasper Donier, and Dan at Bicks. Click here to play it now

Episode #1505, May 2015 - Portland on the left, Vancouver on the right - Connie and Tom are back... again - from Oregon and B.C. News, Calendar, Mother's Day and interviews with Donna Cafasso and Larry Graham. Dunbar Room, Sorrento Hotel, Ms. Helen's Soul Food Bistro, Tacos and Beer, San Pellegrino, Agave, Chutney's, Tacos Guaymas, Crater Lake Vodka, Dry Fly, Kaspar Donier, Z Pizza, Little Oddfellows, Elliott Bay Cafe, knife classes, barrel fresh wine, Hellbent Brewing, Orfeo, Batch 206, Crafts in the Draft, Deiter wine classes, Alexandria Nicole, Salty’s, Fireside at Port Ludlow Resort, Ponti Seafood Grill, Ray’s Boathouse, Seastar. Click here to play it now

Episode #1504, April 2015 - Round TOO! - We're back with Round #2 of the show. Favorite spots, News, Calendar, The Oregon Coast and interviews with Bob Harris of Ramsay Cellars and Sam Cranell of Lloyd Martin. Click here to play it now

Tags: Gabriel’s Fire, Thai Fusion Bistro, Sunfish Café, Colonial Kitchen, Wedgewood Broiler, Anthony’s Alderwood, Lloyd Martin, Robert Ramsay Cellars, Epic Ales and Gastropod, Josh Henderson, W Hotel, Drunky’s BBQ, Armadillo BBQ, Biscuit Bitch, Hollywood Tavern, Westward, Skillet Diner, Vendemmia, Tanglewood Supreme, Luc, Art Marble 21, Sanctuary, Seattle Easter Brunch, Captain Whidbey Inn, Port Ludlow Inn, Barking Frog, Serafina, Sullivan’s, Tulalip Resort and Casino, Semiahmoo, Dieter Schafer, Woodinville Reserve, Januik, Restaurant Week, Café to Café, Alexandria Nicole, Pike Brewing, Canlis, Shuga, Wayne Johnson, Salty’s, Andaluca, Fireside at Port Ludlow Resort, Ponti Seafood Grill, Ray’s Boathouse.

Please note that Plaka in Ballard is NOT closing.

Episode #1503, March 2015 - We have lift-off - Connie kicks off the first Seattle DINING! internet broadcast together with SD! publisher, Tom Mehren.

Tags: Uli’s Famous Sausage, Salty’s on Alki, Canlis, Toulouse Petit, Shanik, South Lake Union, Kaspars, Brian Carter Cellars, Boat Street Café, Cellars, Jason Stratton, Spinasse, Artusi, Vespolina, Mio Sushi, Wild Fin, Japonessa, Heathman Hotel, Trellis, Grub on Queen Anne, Boyd Coffee, Rocks District AVA, Ray’s Boathouse, Paul Duncan, Bellevue Bourban Bash, Thirsty Fish, Serafina, Dusted Valley, Fado, Sweet Mickey’s, Russell’s, Barolo, Tilikum Place Café, Andaluca, Fireside, Port Ludlow Inn, Ponti Seafood Grill, Biscuit Box, Reidel, Wusthof, El Porton – Zillah, SWFE, Quintana Roo Mexicatessen, Glo, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Local 360, Kitsilano Brunch Crawl. 1 hr, 4 min. Click here to play it now

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