Better Than a Pot of Gold

You may know Chef Scott Staples for his burgers, but how about his braised sandwiches? Those lucky enough to sample the upcoming Spicy Corned Beef Sandwich with braised, pulled corned beef, Manchego cheese, spicy thousand island sauce, pickled pepper with cabbage slaw on rye bread, will quickly understand how this technique adds flavor to any variety of offerings.

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Erin Osborne
Culture, Collectibles, Cider + More from Washington's State Capital

Hot off the press, here’s the latest happenings and events from Olympia & Beyond, now thru June 2019.  From The Olympic Air Show held over Father’s Day weekend sure to impress dad, a weekend-long pride festival in the heart of downtown to celebrate the LGBTQ and allied communities, offering and array of entertainment - to the 28th Annual America's Classic Jazz Festival with non-stop music and dancing to the first annual South Sound Cider Conference that will include a public cider tasting, and more.

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Erin Osborne
Valentine's Specials and Viaduct Relief at Seattle's Pier 57

Miners Landing at Pier 57, home to the Seattle Great Wheel and a variety of dining and entertainment options, announces new happenings coming this February. With Chef Nick Novello now at the helm, a seafood-inspired Valentine’s Day menu offers a tasty way to celebrate the season at Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar, followed by a private gondola ride with sparkling wine for two. All day happy hour at Fisherman’s Restaurant and a final bird’s eye view of the viaduct may relieve some weary downtown commuters as construction continues throughout the month. 

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Erin Osborne
Your Viadoom Survival Guide

While Seattleites brave the Alaskan Way Viaduct closure, also known as ViaDoom, Pacific Place offers new incentives, coined as “Via-Do” for downtown workers. The Pacific Place garage, home to 1,200 parking spaces on six levels (the largest in Downtown Seattle) is extending early bird parking offer from 10 hours to 12 hours and reducing overnight parking rates from $30 to $25 from January 14 – February 4, 2019.

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Erin Osborne
Harborside Happenings, Seasonal Sips on Whidbey and Camano Islands

Washington’s Whidbey and Camano Islands are known for scenic beaches, vibrant characters and delicious, from the source fare. Meet the makers and sample their handiwork at several upcoming events in 2019.  World-famous Penn Cove Mussels, as recently showcased on PBS Tastemakers, are the centerpiece of a weekend of celebration at MusselFest in Coupeville. Find hand-blown glass art on the beaches and beyond at Great Northwest Glass Quest and sip local at a variety of upcoming wine tasting events.

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Erin Osborne
Try This Holiday Dessert Hack

Last minute holiday friends, here’s our gift to you, courtesy of the experts at Nutty Squirrel and Fainting Goat. The recent addition of a European pastry line make this family owned collection of cafes a go-to for artisan gelato and any number of sweet treats. Order gelato pie, pick up a pint of seasonal gelato - think Candy Cane, Snickerdoodle and Tiramisu Veneziano - and consider your party contribution complete. The real icing on the cake? This holiday hack courtesy of a Pandoro, traditional Italian sweet bread, candied walnuts and a little chocolate fudge creates a seasonal confection just about anyone can execute at home.

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Erin Osborne
A PNW Holiday Escape Manual

Travel this time of year typically equates to traffic, lines and trips to family gatherings. Flip the script on holiday madness as we present a Pacific Northwest destination with small town charm, community celebrations and one-of-a-kind finds in local shops.  Read on for detailed events and happenings around Olympia, Washington’s state capital region.

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Erin Osborne
A Tasty Way to Support Salmon Restoration, Orca Recovery

Chef Scott Staples, the force behind Feed Co. Burgers and Uneeda Burger is proudly partnering with Long Live the Kings (LLTK), a Seattle based organization that works to restore wild salmon and steelhead and support sustainable fishing in the Pacific Northwest, to launch the “Sandwich for the Sound.” This rotating sandwich special found at Feed Co. Burgers and Uneeda Burger beginning in November will feature a delicious alternative to salmon. With a goal to raise both funds and awareness for conservation and restoration efforts, twenty five percent of every sandwich sold will be donated to Long Live the Kings.

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KEN SCHWARTZ
Sweeter in Seattle: Meet the City's Collection of European Pasticerrias

Since inception, family owned Nutty Squirrel and Fainting Goat have been working in tandem behind the scenes to deliver an authentic, Italian inspired gelato shop experience.  The two generations of families recently joined forces, creating a collection of five Seattle-area neighborhood gelato shops. With the launch of a new bakery collection delivered fresh to each store, these sweet spots have become a true European Pasticerria experience.

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Erin Osborne
Here's Your Perfect #PNW Fall Weekend

Escape to Washington’s state capital region, to sip seasonally, explore a corn maze and enjoy all things craft culture in the Pacific Northwest. A new travel package pairs the best of the region, offering one stop fall getaway shopping.

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Erin Osborne
Meet ON Public Relations

This week, Osborne Northwest Public Relations (formerly Erin Osborne Communications) is sporting a new look and feel. An efficient, creative and results oriented marketing solution founded in 2015, Osborne Northwest Public Relations (ON PR) is a boutique agency specializing in lifestyle and hospitality public relations.

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KEN SCHWARTZ
Washington’s Capital Region Announces Line-up of Fall Happenings

Washington state’s capital region announces happenings for its festive fall season. The line-up of events and offerings coming in September and October range from the traditional, with pumpkin patches and corn mazes, to the decidedly different, including camel rides, cemetery tours and a town that changes its name for the month of October.

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KEN SCHWARTZ
Love Your Mom

With Mother’s Day just around the corner (5/13) don’t be left empty handed.  Show mom how much you really care by inspiring some rejuvenating or delicious opportunities for self care.

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KEN SCHWARTZ