Hummingbird Hill Birch Root Beer compared to A&W

Hummingbird Hill Birch Root Beer

Hummingbird Hill sodas are truly products of the Northwest, having been first home-brewed and sold at a farmers market in Silverdale, WA in 2004. Today, the Root Beer, Birch Root Beer, and Sarsaparilla are bott... Read More
Henry Weinhard's Root Beer compared to A&W Root Beer

Henry Weinhard’s Root Beer

I first tasted Henry Weinhard's Root Beer back in the mid 1990s, and it was almost instantly my favorite.  Like Thomas Kemper, I believe that it was actually manufactured in the Northwest at the time (Portland,... Read More
The Root Beer Store's selection, Lynnwood, WA

The Root Beer Store: Lynnwood, WA

The Root Beer Store is now closed, but as of Jan. 3, 2017, a NEW Root beer store will open in its place, called Chugg's Root Beer When I was a kid, my friends and I would ride our bikes down to the local gro... Read More
Old Soul Half-Rack of Ribs

Ole Soul Southern Creole, Everett

At the quiet end of Hewitt Avenue, near Everett's industrial waterfront, is the entrance to Ole Soul Southern Creole. On a dark, rainy evening, the eatery seems to be nestled in between boarding houses in a fad... Read More
Sausages at Double DD Meat

Double DD Meats, Mountlake Terrace

It's a little out of the way, and its appearance is not ostentatious, but Double DD Meats is one of my favorite butcher shops in western Washington, with excellent beef, pork, chicken and lamb, but just as impo... Read More
Vintage Cafe, Everett Interior

Vintage Cafe, Everett

For over a year, I've lived about a block away from the Vintage Cafe in downtown Everett. Downtown Everett is undergoing some pretty serious revitalization so there are plenty of new restaurants to try, but I f... Read More