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We all say the same thing "When the weather's great, there's nowhere more beautiful than the Northwest!" When you add on the reopening post-pandemic, we are all so thrilled to be here! And there's so much to do: tastings, mystery picnics, restaurant re-openings, catering for backyard parties - dive in!

Scratch Distillery Tasting Room is Open!

Scratch Distillery handcrafts delicious spirits from scratch (of course!) using non-GMO, local, organic ingredients from Washington. All of our spirits-gin, vodka, whiskey-are made by hand with care and love. Their tasting room and patio are unique gathering spaces where you can enjoy their harmony and laughter-filled vibe. After all, "…great spirits and great personal relationships go hand-in-hand." Learn about small single-batch distilling, do some serious tasting and comparing, or simply enjoy a new or favorite cocktail and snack with friends or on your own. Make your reservation today!

Scratch Distillery is located at 190 Sunset Ave in Edmonds, and is open Thursday and Friday 4-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m. Dog and child friendly!


A belief in quality food prepared simply, freshly, and with care from local ingredients has made Pogacha a favorite since 1997 when Brad and Lisa Cassidy became the owners. As many items as possible are made from scratch, pogacha (soft, chewy flatbread) is baked in the original oven, fish is hand selected, and chicken is brined to produce the highest flavors. The Northwest menu with an Adriatic flair will have you making your return plans! In early to mid-July those plans can include lunch and their refreshing lineup of delicious salads and bowls.

Pogacha is located at 2707 78th Ave SE on Mercer Island. Dinner is available 4-9 p.m. daily. Saturday and Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. Weekly dinner features begin each Wednesday. 425-455-5670.

Beach Café Needs to be on the Top of Your List!

Beach Café is a casual waterfront restaurant on the shores of Lake Washington. Executive Chef Brian Doherty has created an innovative seasonally influenced menu featuring daily seafood specials and signature dishes such as Bacon Burrata Flatbread, Smokey Short Rib Explosion, Seared Wild Scallops, and 15oz Smoked Akaushi New York Strip. Dining room and patio seating is available, the view is as delightful as the food. Book your experience now. Reservations are available on OpenTable.

Beach Café is located at The Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa, 1200 Carillon Point in Kirkland. Dinner is offered Wednesday-Saturday 5-9 p.m. Brunch is offered on Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que-they'll bring the Q to you!

Let Pecos Pit feed the masses at your next event (or you and the family next door)-they proudly bring the meat! Catered offerings are the same pit-smoked deliciousness you love plus you can customize any menu offerings, feature one-of-a-kind specials, or let the pit masters prepare the perfect bar-b-que accompaniments. Office party, special event, fundraiser, picnic, or something you've dreamed up, Pecos will help make you famous! Can't wait until the event? Head to one of their top secret locations or follow one of their trucks to a neighborhood near you!

Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que will cater a small event all the way to 5,000 folks. Call today to book your party at 206-487-6796, . For immediate 'cue needs, head to Pecos West Seattle (4400 35 th Ave SW), Pike's Pit (Pike Place Market), or Pecos SoDo (2260 1st Ave S). Use the truck tracker to find their

A Bit of Taste - Queen Anne Olive Oil Co.

Need some mystery in your life? A Bit of Taste and Amazing Co. can help with mystery picnics: they're like scavenger hunts with way better outcomes. Solve clues and riddles that take you to artisan producers (hello A Bit of Taste) where you collect picnic ingredients, then end at a picnic spot to eat your findings. At a Bit of Taste, you choose one of three oil and vinegar sets, so your picnic suits you. While in store, check out July's flavors of the month: Olive Wood Smoked EVOO and Red Apple Dark Balsamic-perfect for summertime grilling and drizzling on produce.

A Bit of Taste is located at 1629 Queen Anne Ave N. Shop in-store Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at 206-420-2989. Click here to find out more about mystery picnics.

July 2021

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