Black Garlic Ramen at Arashi Ramen

Review: Arashi Ramen

Arashi Ramen in Tukwila is hidden away in a strip mall on Southcenter Parkway, near a Men's Warehouse. The location is not inspiring, but don't let that deter you. Inside, the shop is minimalist, but stylish an... Read More

Steelhead Root Beer

While visiting Eugene, Oregon last June I met my family at the Bier Stein for lunch, and among the hundreds of bottles of beer in the refrigerators, I found Steelhead Root Beer and had two bottles with my meal.... Read More
Richard Sherman with llama

Richard Sherman in the Kitchen?

How could I resist, fellow 12s? Richard Sherman in the kitchen, with a llama? Why not? Enjoy! It's better than those Campbell's chunky soup commercials, at least. Well, not much better.   http://yout... Read More
Scuttlebutt Root Beer

Scuttlebutt Root Beer

I'd lived near the Scuttlebutt Brewery for nearly a year before I realized that they actually produce a root beer. Unfortunately, it is not available in bottles or cans; if you want to try it, you'll have to vi... Read More
John Howie Steak, zabutan 8oz medium rare
8.1Yum... Cha-Ching!

Review: John Howie Steak, Bellevue, WA

Just inside the elegant but dimly lit entryway to John Howie Steak in Bellevue, the warm glow of a display case draws the visitor's eye to its contents: marbled red beef. And rightly so--  John Howie Steak's me... Read More
Bulldog vs A&W Root beer

Bulldog Root Beer

So far, I've sampled about a dozen different root beers produced by Orca Beverage in Mukilteo, WA, and I think that I can safely say that Bulldog is the best of them. Unfortunately, that does not mean that Bull... Read More
Crater Lake Root Beer comparison
5Not Bad.

Crater Lake Root Beer

Crater Lake Root Beer is a pretty unremarkable brew out of Portland, OR. And the remarks that I do have are not especially good. Crater Lake opted for a clear bottle rather than brown, which is interesting. I d... Read More
Bedfords Root Beer Compared to A&W Root Beer
6Not Bad.

Bedford’s Root Beer

My first experience of Bedford's was with their Creme Beer when I was a kid back in circa-1988 Missoula. Bedford's Creme Beer was the beverage of choice in my group of friends while gorging on pizza or  spaghet... Read More