Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Chef’s Recipe: Hearty Tuscan Lentil Soup from Pure Bliss’ Andi Vann

Back in college, I used to stake out at Pure Bliss on a regular basis to nibble on a Fudgy Brownie or Lemon Bliss Cupcake, sip tea, and study for my classes. In addition...

El Capitan Cooks All-American Treat; “Yankee” Fried Chicken – with a Greek Twist

El Capitan's late-night, gourmet sausage stand is famous for serving up mouth-watering hot dogs, brats, and warm pretzels to throngs of hungry customers. Everyone in town knows that the excellent music, lights flashing to the...

DDB’s Winter “Comfort Food” Countdown: 5 Hearty Meals for Cold, Wet Days

This time of year, many Northwesterners get fed up with the damp, dreary days and the enduring chill in the air. Soon enough, the sun will be back; until then, we have comfort food....

Featured Saturday Market Vendor; Fresh Flavors from Bellingham Pasta Co.

Anyone who has walked past the swirling oranges, greens, and yellows that make the Bellingham Pasta Co. booth stand out at the Saturday Farmers Market, has no doubt been enticed by their vibrant display...

Farmers Market Celebrates 25 Years with New Vendors, Special Events

Opening weekend of the Saturday Bellingham Farmers Market landed on a gorgeous spring day. Blue skies, crisp green vegetables, freshly baked bread, and a vibrant energy greeted me as I made my way through the...

Trends: 5 Services that Deliver Complete, Prepped Meal Kits

Among the many trends in healthy dining is the advent of services that deliver meal kits right to your door -- complete with all of the ingredients needed to prepare a lunch or dinner...

Avellino: Bellingham’s Coziest Cup of Coffee

Carrie Locke, manager and baker at Avellino, allowed me to ask her some questions about the downtown coffee shop while she buzzed around the kitchen, the sweet smell of baking pastries and roasted coffee...

The Rickshaw: Healthy and Hedonistic

The Rickshaw is an new Asian Fusion restaurant with an innovative menu, located at 1313 North State Street. The key ingredient at play is the team's variety of ways to customize your meal to match whatever...

Cascadia Mushrooms: Bellingham’s Mushroom Mainstay

You may not realize how familiar you already are with Cascadia Mushrooms. Have you ever wondered where the delectable shiitakes in your Vodka Cream Linguini at D'Anna's Cafe Italiano or the delicate oyster mushrooms in...

Stones Throw: Bellingham’s Backyard Brewery

The indoor area is wide open in front and back, so fresh air blows the enticing scent of hops and beer through the whole first floor. If you haven't visited yet, there is a new...

My Saturday Market Routine: Nitro Coffee from Bellingham Coffee Roasters

Thoughts of sipping coffee from Bellingham Coffee Roasters are what get me up and going on those Saturday mornings that I’m not off hiking or biking. Since 2006, owners Fernando and Emma Torres have...

Chinuk: Hidden Gem or Undiscovered Treasure?

I’ve heard the radio commercials referring to Chinuk restaurant as Bellingham’s “hidden gem”. Recently, part of the DDB team visited this classy spot for an evening out that included beverages, a breakfast selection, appetizers,...

Cosmos: Bellingham gets a Taste of Cinnamon

Cinnamon Berg, owner of Cosmos Bistro, is a people person. Catching the cooking bug in her pre-teens, Berg earned a culinary degree and subsequently worked at various restaurants in Los Angeles, Seattle, and finally, Bellingham....

April’s Featured Farmers Market Stall: Misty Meadows Farm

The newest addition to the vendors at the Bellingham Saturday Farmer’s Market (now open for the season) is Misty Meadows, a local family farm that began production just over a decade ago. In addition...

Big-City Restaurants Struggle to Find and Keep Chefs

(This commentary is based on an article entitled "The crippling problem restaurant-goers haven’t noticed but chefs are freaking out about" by Roberto A. Ferdman, August 12, 2015, retrieved from The Washington Post. See full URL...

Why Chuckanut Has Won 114 Awards and Counting

The first thing that catches your eye walking into Chuckanut Brewery, one of Bellingham's older craft breweries, is the impressive display of medals and awards that adorn the entry walls. The gold and silver is impossible...

Hot Mess Cheesesteaks – Always Hot, Sometimes Messy

When you think about a Philly cheesesteak sandwich, it likely conjures up the sweet smell of grilled onions, green peppers and melted provolone piled on top of seasoned steak in a steamy Italian loaf....

Three Final Exam Study Spots

The holidays are almost here, and for college students, that means one thing - finals. Whether this is your first go-around with the finals ordeal or you've been through this more times than you...

Three Casual Fall Outings

Those of us living in Bellingham know that quick access to great food and drink options, as well as to a host of outdoor activities, are some the reasons that this is such a...

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