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Fear and Loathing in the International District

Fear and Loathing in the International District

My terrifying journey through the watering holes of Seattle’s International District… I’d been dreaming of spending an evening scoping out the few remaining drinking haunts in Seattle’s International District for some time when the night finally arrived.  What I...
Seeking Vietnamese Coffee in Seattle

Seeking Vietnamese Coffee in Seattle

In Search of Vietnamese Coffee in Seattle Our fair city is known for a number of ‘iconic’ foods including salmon, teriyaki, oysters and the like – but coffee trumps them all as a daily ritual we share.  Several years ago I had my first proper rendition...
Restaurant Finance – The Crowdfunding Solution

Restaurant Finance – The Crowdfunding Solution

Who Needs Banks When You Can Use Crowdfunding? At this point in your life you have likely either heard of or been invited to take part in a crowdfunding campaign.  Whether it’s your friend, relative or some unknown with a cool idea – the use of the internet to raise...
Seattle 2014: A Food Year In Review

Seattle 2014: A Food Year In Review

Seattle 2014 – A Year In Food This past year for me has been one of learning about the local food scene here in Seattle.  Over the past twelve months, I’ve followed my long-standing passion for food as well as developed my writing skills.  I’ve...
It’s Hip to Be Square with the Seattle Food Geek

It’s Hip to Be Square with the Seattle Food Geek

The Sansaire Story Newsflash – we live in a city where being called a geek or a nerd is hip.  What was once a derogatory term is now one that is proclaimed loudly and proudly by its members.  Seattle is home to so many technology and innovation companies that we are...
Nick Novello’s Road to Culinary Freedom

Nick Novello’s Road to Culinary Freedom

There’s a new chef in town at Skillet Diner and his name is Nick Novello Fans of Skillet Diner come in two forms: Long-time patrons remember the early days of seeking out the once elusive Airstream trailer while waiting in cold, rainy morning lines down SODO...