Opinionated About Dining – 2020 North America Top 100+

Opinionated About Dining – 2020 North America Top 100+

1. Willows Inn, Lummi Island Washington Blaine Wetzel Progressive American 2 Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare Manhattan New York César Ramirez Japanese - French 3 Single Thread Farm Healdsburg California Kyle Connaughton Progressive - Japanese 4 Saison San Francisco...

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Robb Report – The 15 Best New Cookbooks of the Spring

Robb Report – The 15 Best New Cookbooks of the Spring

Lummi: Island Cooking by Blaine Wetzel To get to the isolated Willows Inn on Lummi Island, you have to first land a coveted reservation and then travel to Seattle, drive two hours north (or one-and-a-half hours south from Vancouver) and take a ferry to Gooseberry...

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Eater – The Best Cookbooks of Spring 2020

Eater – The Best Cookbooks of Spring 2020

When I first saw Lummi: Island Cooking, the new cookbook from Willows Inn chef Blaine Wetzel, I couldn’t help but pick it up. The book itself is wrapped in a rough but texturally pleasing yellow fabric, and the cover — a single deep-blue photograph affixed to the...

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Be in Bellingham – Unplug as a Family on Lummi Island

Be in Bellingham – Unplug as a Family on Lummi Island

Lummi Island is a perfect getaway for families looking to unplug and enjoy time in nature. This easy day trip from Bellingham is just 25 minutes to the Lummi Island ferry terminal at Gooseberry Point. From there, the ride across the channel aboard the Whatcom Chief...

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JetSetter – America’s Best Hotels for Foodies

JetSetter – America’s Best Hotels for Foodies

No longer is award-winning food resigned to "perk" status during a hotel stay. Properties around the world are making their food programs an integral part of the experience, where culinarily curious travelers can indulge in the art of cooking, farming, and eating like...

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OAD – Top 100+ North American Restaurants 2019

OAD – Top 100+ North American Restaurants 2019

1 The Willows Inn Blaine Wetzel Progressive American Lummi Island, Washington 2 Single Thread Farm Kyle Connaughton Progressive - Japanese Healdsburg, California 3 Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare César Ramirez Japanese - French Manhattan, New York 4 Saison Laurent Gras...

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SeattleMet – Willows Inn: The One That Started It All

SeattleMet – Willows Inn: The One That Started It All

Every intrepid chef who strikes out to Washington’s distant pockets and expresses those immediate surroundings in the form of ambitious food furthers a movement that began with a Craigslist ad. Or, more specifically, with a 24-year-old kid from Olympia on a plane back...

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