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(Articles about fine dining by the sea, waterside watering holes, and other Northwest foods and drink)

WHIDBEY SEAFOOD EVENT: Penn Cove Mussle Festival
The Penn Cove Mussel Festival is hosted in the town of Coupeville along the south shore of Penn Cove. This charming colorful little historic village is adorned with boutiques....

NATURE'S FREE GIFT: Blackberry Picking Around Puget Sound
If you love to get outside for a summer walk in any Puget Sound neighborhood, you might be wise to bring along a small container. You could be rewarded with an abundant find of blackberries....

MEDITERRANEAN DELIGHT: Alki's Phoenecia Restaurant
For a real gourmet Mediterranean meal, try the Phoenecia Restaurant on Alki. Restaurant proprietors, Inaam and Hussein Khazaal have been serving up their special meals for more than 30 years...

UNCOMMON CULINARY RETREATS: Exploring the Edible Gardens of the Sooke Harbor House
"So many places to go, so little time" - this cliche is never more true than when one is choosing a travel destination. Sometimes not planning a singular destination will serendipitously lead you to the "perfect" place,...

Save the Salmon, Chef
What to do when you dried out your salmon - Salmon is one of the easiest things to cook. It's also one of the easiest things to screw up...

Squidillyishes - A Byte About Puget Sound Squid
The Puget Sound is a transitory winter home and breading ground for tiny bite size squid that peruse the Eastern Pacific seaboard most of the year...