On the 31st episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we sit down with Chef Nick Novello of the Fisherman's Restaurant at Miner's Landing. Chef Novello has taken over Fisherman's Restaurant by storm since joining over a year ago and Fisherman's just recently launched a new menu for the Spring. Listen to his interview as he tells us how he started as a chef and why storytelling is so important in food.
In addition, with Monica being out of town this past week, we recap 2 week's worth of events including the Beecher's Cheese for All Event at Block 41, a menu tasting at Old Stove Brewing, the Custard and Things Pop-up at Ono Poke in Edmonds, and a new Eastside restaurant in Redmond, Spark Pizza, serving up delicious pies.
Finally, we tell you about the Meat and Cheese Festival at Block 41 this Saturday, the launch event for the Long Live the Kings' Survive the Sound, and a reminder that Easter is coming. Make sure to call in for those Brunch reservations. Thank you so much for listening and we hope you enjoy our latest episode!
On the 30th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we talk about all things Seattle Restaurant Week! We give you our favorite restaurants we've visited and recommend and tell you about the restaurants we're excited to try during the next two weeks.
Also, we sit down with Chef de Cuisine of Currant Bistro, Leif Thornquist. Currant Bistro is a new restaurant at the Sound Hotel in Belltown and also offers a lunch and dinner menu for Seattle Restaurant Week. Listen to Chef Leif Thornquist as he talks with Monica and Nelson about the restaurant's concept and menu offerings.
Plus, Monica and Nelson recap a week which included lunch with Steph Forrer at Delicatus, a cocktail tasting preview at the Gerald in Ballard, and a pop-up by Chefs Jan Parker and Domingo Ramos at East Trading Co.
Finally, we tell you about another pop-up in Edmonds this week at Ono Poke serving Filipino Desserts by Custard and Things. Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy our latest episode!
On the 29th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we interview Seattle Foodie Influencer, Annie Nguyen (@annie_eatsfood). Annie's combination of Seattle Food photos and home cooking recipes makes her one of the more popular Instagram Food Influencers to follow. Listen in as she tells us her story of how she started her food account, how she discovered cooking at an early age, and find out some of her favorite Seattle food spots you can find Annie currently at.
Plus, Monica and Nelson recap a fun week hanging out with a lot of Seattle foodies. We talk about the Fried Chicken Dinner at the Bookstore Bar and Café, a review of ACME Ice Cream out in Bellingham, WA, Pike Brewing Company's Tasting & Tour, a potluck with the Seattle's Worst Podcast crew, dinner at the new Fiasco restaurant in Wallingford, and a menu tasting through Craving Seattle with other foodies at Capitol Cider.
Finally, we tell you about two upcoming events including a Filipino Pop-up by our friend, Chef Jan Parker, and Chef Domingo Ramos at East Trading Co. and the long awaited Beechers for All event that was rescheduled due to Snowmaggedon. Thank you so much for listening and we hope you enjoy our newest episode!
In the 28th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, Monica and Nelson interview Kai Ottesen, Farm Manager of Hedlin Family Farm and Puget Sound Food Hub Farmer. Kai has been part of Hedlin Family Farm for over 13 years and tells us what it's like to be a Washington State Farmer. We also learn more about the Puget Sound Food Hub, a farmer owned cooperative connecting Western Washington farmers with Wholesale buyers online. With over 60 farms and food producers participating in the Puget Sound Food Hub, Wholesalers can now purchase products all year long.
Plus, Monica and Nelson recap a week that included a Foodie Influencer Event at Peony Kitchen in Bellevue, a private launch party for SeaBear Wild Salmon and Heritage Distilling Co. at their Capitol Hill location, and a sneak preview of the Spring Menu at Dead Line in Pioneer Square.
Finally, we tell you about some fun events this week including Taste Washington, the return of Mike's Shave Ice at Café Kai in Bremerton, and the Plate of Nations in the Southeast Seattle Neighborhood. Thank you so much for listening and we hope you enjoy our latest podcast episode!
In the 27th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we interview the one and only @obaliciouspnw, Justin Oba. Justin sits down with Monica and tells us his story of how he started working in the Seattle food scene with Savor Seattle and he tells us all about the richness of Pike Place Market and what it has to offer for locals. Also, Justin let's you know about some great places to eat around Seattle. This is a must listen!
In addition, Monica and Nelson recap a week that included BBQ with @mahfamily5 at Carolina Smoke BBQ, a menu tasting with foodie friends at QQ by Facing East in the Denny Triangle, and a Pop-a-Shot Competition at Wing Dome.
Finally, we let you know on some fun events for the upcoming week including an Ivar's birthday with a special promotion, a launch party for a Seabear Wild Salmon and Heritage Distilling Co. collaboration, the return of Phorale, and the first pop-up of 2019 for Matcha Man Ice Cream. Thank you so much for listening and we hope you enjoy our latest podcast episode!
In the 26th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, Monica and Nelson sit down with the Founder of Gourmondo Co., Alissa Leinonen. Started as a small café in Pike Place Market, Gourmondo is now one of the biggest and fastest-growing food companies in Seattle. Today Gourmondo offers a vast variety of food services including full service catering events, boxed lunches, and buffet catered meetings as well as many other food catered needs.
Also, Monica and Nelson recap a week which included a lunch at the new Currant Bistro at the Sound Hotel in Downtown, a Sweet and Savory Galette Workshop by Bells Pastries, a trip to Edmonds to visit Milkie Milkie Dessert Café and the Market Fishmonger and Eatery, and a visit to the new Alaska Weathervane Food Truck.
Finally, we talk all things St. Patrick's Day for 2019 as well as Free Grilled Cheese from Seattle Baking, and where to get pie on National Pi Day, 3/14. Thank you so much for listening and we hope you enjoy our latest episode!
In the 25th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we interview renowned Seattle Food Writer, Leslie Kelly. Leslie sits down with both Monica and Nelson to discuss the Seattle food landscape. Currently, Leslie is travelling all through the United States and you can follow along in her adventures on Instagram at @ourgrandtour.
In addition, Monica and Nelson recap a full week, which included openings of Hood Famous Bakeshop in the International District and Lassi and Spice in the SLU, Musang Seattle's Fundraiser and Li'l Woody's Sandwich, Happy Hour at Smith Tower, and a visit to Bellevue's Xiao Chi Jie.
Finally, we focus on the Fremont neighborhood and provide you with 20 of our favorite restaurants, bars, and eateries. Look forward to recommendations for seafood, ice cream, dessert, beer, cider, brunch, and so much more! Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy our newest episode.
In the 24th Episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we chat with the owner of Blazing Bagels, Dennis Ballen. Dennis discusses how Blazing Bagels originally started as a push cart going from office building to office building to now producing about 35,000 bagels per day! Make sure you visit one of the 3 Blazing Bagel locations to get @annie_eatsfood's BanhMiLicious Bagel Sandwich. This sandwich created by @annie_eatsfood is available NOW for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!
In addition, Monica and Nelson recap an eventful week that included a Pike Place Food Crawl with famous Seattle Food Writer, Leslie Kelly (@ourgrandtour), the Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting, one more Burger from Li'l Woody's Seattle Burger Month, a Takeover at Chop Suey, and an epic Brunch at Soi on Capitol Hill.
We also tell you about a fun event at the Seattle Aquarium hosted by the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and a rescheduled Food Walk in the International District.
Finally, we finish off with a little message to an awesome Seattle Foodie couple. Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy our latest episode!
In the 23rd episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we wish Monica a Happy Birthday! We also got the chance to interview Instagram Influencer and Black Badge Yelp Elite, Sam Garcia (@sammanila). Sam is always in the know of the newest and hottest eateries around Seattle and we sit down with her to discuss the Seattle Food landscape and what new things she's excited to try out in Seattle.
Plus, Monica and Nelson recap a busy week which included a Valentine's weekend Pre-Fixe Dinner, 2 tasting events through Craving Seattle hosted by @bobaeggs and another Seattle Burger Month burger from Li'l Woody's.
They also tell you about several upcoming events including Seattle Food and Wine Experience's 4-Day Event, a Latin takeover at Chop Suey, and a Winter Beer and Food Truck Festival on Alki.
Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy our latest episode!
Welcome to the Seattle Foodie Podcast! It's the Valentine's Day Episode. Monica and Nelson talk all about Valentine's Day and gets you ready for the big day. Still struggling to get your special someone something or need some ideas? We give you our favorite gift ideas and activities to help you out.
Plus, Monica and Nelson talk all things ice cream with one of the founders of Salt and Straw, Tyler Malek. Tyler tells us how Salt and Straw originated and he discusses how much effort goes into the process of creating the Monthly Limited Edition Flavors in Seattle. Be sure to check out the Ballard and Capitol Hill locations during the month of February for their Limited Edition Chocolatier Series featuring some of the best Seattle chocolate makers.
Finally, we recap an eventful week with a trip to Von's 1000 Spirits and Li'l Woody's and let you know about some non-Valentine's Day events this week. Thank you so much for listening and we hope you enjoy the show!
In the 21st episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we interview Reis Llaneza of the Box & Burgers Eatery. Reis sits down with us and tells us how he started as a food truck to now having his own brick and mortar restaurant in Kirkland. Plus, he shares with us some of The Box and Burgers Eatery's most popular dishes customers order and how the famous Chop Chop dressing came to be.
Plus, Monica and Nelson recap a busy week including breakfast at Queen Anne Coffee Co., a Food Tech Meetup at Pike Brewing Co., a trip to Portland to visit Salt & Straws Kitchen, a visit to Kitanda in Redmond, an Instagram Food Influencer Lunch at the new Andare Restaurant, and a menu tasting at Skillet.
Finally, we cover several events and pop-ups including pop-ups for Matcha Man, Flour Box, Sugar & Spice, and Le Foodie Co. Also, we have some big events this week to tell you all about including Beechers Cheese for All, Pike Chocofest, and the start to Li'l Woody's Burger Month. We hope you enjoy the latest episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast!
In the 20th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we interview Pam Montgomery, Founder and CEO of Chukar Cherries. Chukar Cherries is synonymous with Dried Cherry and Chocolate Covered Cherry products in Washington State as well as other delicious confectionaries. Last year, Chukar Cherries just celebrated their 30th year anniversary. Listen to this week's interview as Pam discusses how Chukar Cherries grew to become the successful business it is today.
Also, Nelson and Monica recap the week with a visit to Gourmondo Co.'s headquarters and we acknowledge all the restaurants and eateries who helped out government workers during the shutdown. Plus, we talk about $0.19 Cheeseburgers at Dick's Drive-In, a Full Tilt Ice Cream promotion, and Super Six participating in National Tater Tot Day. Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy our latest episode!
In the 19th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we interview renowned Seattle Chef, Scott Staples. Scott formed the Staples Restaurant Group and currently owns Feed Co. Central and Uneeda Burger. Listen as Scott tells us how he became a chef and how Feed Co. and his other restaurants have evolved.
Also, you asked and we answered! We skipped the weekly recap and events for this upcoming week and decided to focus on a neighborhood in Seattle and tell you all about our favorite eateries in that area. This week, we decided to tackle the International District/Chinatown. Monica and Nelson cover everything, which included our best recommendations for Chinese BBQ, Dim Sum, Late Night Eats, Hot Pot, Noodles, Desserts, and so much more. As always, thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy our latest episode!
In the 18th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we sit down with the owner of the Food Truck Lumpia World, Derrick Ellis. Derrick tells us the entire origin story of how Lumpia World came to be. Plus, we tell you how you can get their delicious Lumpia sent to you worldwide.
In addition, we recap a Foodie Influencer Event at Blazing Bagels and we let you know about two Giveaways Nelson and Monica are hosting. Also, we tell you about an Onigiri Pop-up at Melrose Market, an 85C Bakery Grand Opening, and an event at the UW Hub Ballroom hosted by the Taiwanese Overseas Student Association. Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy our latest episode!
In Episode 17 of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we interview Eunice Reyes of @rated_v_food and @lefoodieco. We are so excited to collaborate with Eunice as Monica and Nelson both appear in her latest YouTube video, Burger Feast Vegan & Vegetarian Style. Check out the video with all of us on her YouTube channel and listen to her interview as we talk about everything Vegan and vegetarian.
Plus, Monica and Nelson recap the first week of the year with visits to the Market Fishmonger & Eatery, Kung Fu Tea in Southcenter, and Kitanda Espresso & Acai. Also, we tell you about a Taiyaki Pop-up and another Pop-up at the Dynasty Room both happening this weekend. Be sure to check out @rated_v_food's newest YouTube video and our latest episode.
In the 16th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, it's our New Year's Edition! We interview the dynamic duo behind SuSu Rolled Ice Cream, Katie Pohl and Chef Fai Rashed. Listen as they discuss how it all started and how they came up with their unique flavors and creations of rolled ice cream.
Also, Monica and Nelson talk about their recent Vegan/Vegetarian Burger Crawl with Rated V Food and they also provide two options on New Year's Eve in case you still don't have plans. Plus, they talk about a Pop-up that features donuts from Portland and a Superfoods café that recently moved from Roosevelt to Queen Anne. We hope you enjoy our first podcast episode of 2019!
In the 15th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, this is our holiday edition and we decided to do a Best of Show telling you our favorite dining experiences of 2018. Join us as we discuss our Winners of 2018 for Best Restaurant, Noodles, Ice Cream, Doughnuts, Burger, Sandwich, Tacos, Coffee Shop, and so much more.
Plus, we recap our week including a Beijing Duck Dinner in Kent, a late night Fried Chicken Ramen pop-up on Capitol Hill, and we sampled several bowls of Poke out in Bellevue.
Thank you so much for listening and we wish each and everyone of you a Happy Holiday!
In the 14th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we interview Alexa Tom of @foodbiddies, a tandem duo who met in college and now split their food account between Seattle and New York. Learn how Alexa manages their Foodie account and discover her favorite eating spots around Seattle since moving from Boston.
Also in this episode, we recap a crazy food week as Monica and Nelson spent 5 out of 7 days together doing food stuff all around Seattle. The week included a trip to Nutty Squirrel, food trucking at Westlake Park, a Yelp Elite Event at Xtadium, a Beer Release at Elysian Taproom, and a Build Your Own Brunch at Bookstore Bar and Café.
Plus, we tell you about a Fried Chicken Ramen Pop-up and a special dinner at Coastal Kitchen this upcoming week. Download and listen to our newest episode!
On the 13th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we interview Monica Wei (@monmon.eats). Previously living in Virginia, Monica recently moved to Seattle while simultaneously creating her Instagram Foodie account. We sit down to talk with Monica about the differences between food in Seattle and Virginia and also her favorite eating spots around some of her favorite Seattle neighborhoods.
Plus, Monica and I recap our visit to Feed Co. Burgers and we let the listeners know about this week's upcoming events. Some of the events include a new Dick's Drive-In opening down in the South end, the Holiday Hooky Hour, a release party by Elysian Brewing, and two Doughnut events from Raised Doughnuts with the Intentionalist and the Flour Box. We hope you enjoy our newest episode!
In the 12th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we interview Terrance Santos of Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade. Terrance tells his story of how Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade made it out to Seattle from Hawaii and he also tells us what their delicious drinks and Acai bowls have in store for the future. Be sure to check out their Brick and Mortar location at the Kirkland Waterfront during the winter season.
Also in this episode, we talk about Monica's Favorite Things, your gift buying guide for this holiday season. We tackle several food items you can purchase just in time for holidays. For more shopping recommendations Monica suggests, go to her blog at https://monybseattle.com.
For the events this week, we have 2 Beer Events we want to let you all know about as well as an Eggnog-Off at an Ethan Stowell restaurant. Finally, 'tis the holiday season, so head down to Seattle Center for Cookie Fest. Check out our latest episode for all the details!
In the 11th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we sit down with one of Seattle's rising chefs, Melissa Miranda, founder of Musang Seattle. Melissa tells us her story of how she became a chef and her journey back to Seattle. Musang Seattle has continued to gain popularity serving up authentic Filipino comfort food. Melissa and Musang have been busy hosting pop-ups throughout 2018 from Brunch Pop-Ups at Bar Del Corso to her Late Night Eats at East Trading Co. to her most upcoming event, No Cookbooks Allowed Vol. 3: Filipino Kamayan w/ Marlene Miranda. Head over to Musang Seattle's Instagram page and click the link in their bio to purchase tickets for this 2-day event on December 3rd and 4th.
In addition, we recap the soft opening of Nana's Green Tea and review Salsa de Rosa. For upcoming events, we talk about Central District Ice Cream's new December flavors and let you know about an upcoming Beer Festival. Finally, we answer a couple listener questions to round off the episode. Have a listen!
It's the 10th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast and we're doing something special just for this episode. We're talking everything Thanksgiving as Monica and Nelson talk about how they prepare their turkeys as well as their favorite side dishes they like to prepare or purchase around Seattle.
Don't have time to cook? We've got you covered as we provide you with four restaurants that are serving up Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday including a vegetarian option won't want to miss. Thank you so much for listening and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
In the 9th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we chat it up with the lovely Instagram Foodie Influencer, @monixx_mumbles (Monica Salgaonkar). Monica is well versed in the Seattle food scene. We were so excited to sit down with her and talk about some of her favorite restaurants and neighborhoods for meals around the Seattle area. Plus, we get into where she gets her inspiration from when she cooks at home.
In addition, Monica and Nelson recap the week talking everything chocolate at the Northwest Chocolate Festival, checking out an Ethan Stowell restaurant for Seattle Restaurant Week, and having a Dim Sum Brunch on the Eastside. For this week's upcoming events, we're excited for the return of Lady M Cakes, a holiday food specialty show called Gobble Up, an ice cream pop-up that infuses tea into their creations, and a pop-up serving alcoholic Boba drinks at Adana.
Check out our newest podcast episode for all the details!
In the 8th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we sit down with the owner of Young Tea, Caroline Lee. Young Tea has been around Seattle's International District for 3 1/2 years and has been serving naturally brewed Bubble Tea to a lot of customers. Listen to the latest episode to find out what's in store for Young Tea in the future.
Also, Monica and I talk about a Festival this upcoming weekend all Chocolate lovers need to know about as well as a Hot Pot dinner for charity and a Food Truck Round-Up. In addition, there's a new Ramen shop opening up and they're serving up $3 bowls. To get more information about these events and more, listen to our latest podcast episode!
In our 7th episode, it's Halloween Week! Everyone be safe and enjoy all that candy. In this episode, our guest is Mike Mondello of SeaBear Wild Salmon and Made in Washington. This Friday, November 2nd, the Flagship Made in Washington store at Pike Place Market will be having their remodeled Grand Opening starting at 10am as they relaunch their store with a heightened focus on celebrating the regions' foods, especially the SeaBear Wild Salmon products. The Made in Washington store will be having Weekend specials throughout including FREE Smokehouse Tasting Flights and other local product samples. Head down this weekend to Pike Place Market and try out what Washington State has to offer.
In addition, Monica and Nelson also talk about other food events this week, including a change in Fried Chicken Sandwich windows at Rachel's Ginger Beer in Capitol Hill, a Shave Ice and Bubble Tea Shop in the SLU you need to check out, a popular burger joint officially opening in Ballard, a new place in Bellevue serving Chinese Street Food, and much, much more!
In the 6th episode, Monica and Nelson sit down with Instagram Foodie Influencer, @forkdeep, Nkosazana Bambata. We discuss her transition from the East Coast to Seattle and the differences in food between the two coasts. We also chat with her about her baking and cooking skills.
In addition, we talk about Low Rider Baking Co.'s new residence in Georgetown and a new Cinnamon Roll shop hitting up Capitol Hill with a Grand Opening promotion. Finally, since we've been hanging out more than usual this past week, Monica and I do a week in review as we talk about some of the Events we had the privilege to attend recently.
In the 5th episode of the Seattle Foodie Podcast, we talk with Chef Thai Ha of Mangosteen and find the back story of how Mangosteen was created. Plus, we chat about how their famous Chicken Wings originated and why they are so good!
Also, for this week, we have some exciting food events to talk about including a new Burger joint, that's not Shake Shack, giving away free burgers, a Vegan Doughnut Pop-Up, and a Hot Ramen challenge. We also talk about some of our favorite dining experiences during Seattle Restaurant Week.
In the 4th episode, we interview our first Instagram Influencer, Jessalyn Chen, @lyfeofjess. Jessalynn tells us the genesis of her account and some of her favorite Eastside food spots.
Plus, Monica and I tell listeners about 2 restaurants outside of Seattle to go visit. One of them is a ferry ride away. Also, we let listeners know about the upcoming food events around the Seattle area including a Bakery Pop-Up that raises awareness for Mental Health, a popular Ice Cream shop closing up for the season, a dinner pop-up event in Ballard Monica and Nelson recently had the opportunity to experience, and much, much more.
In this week's episode, we interview Megan Janes of Seattle Pops out in Wallingford. Hear her story of how she created these delicious popsicles and find out what Seattle Pops has in store for the Fall.
Plus, check out what's coming up for the week of 10/1 to 10/7 including a popular New York burger joint opening up in the Denny Triangle, a Meat-a-palooza Event both the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Surfers would be excited for, a special Taco by the Marination Crew, and much, much more.
In this episode, we interview Scott Valen of Stacks Burgers and discuss the secret behind the the ever growing popularity of Stacks. If you've never been make your way down to Federal Way for some epic burgers!
In addition, we talk about some upcoming Seattle Food events at Indi Chocolate and East Trading Co. featuring two up and coming chefs. Also, there’s a pop-up at Happy Grillmore and a special event at the Fremont Sunday Market. Listen in and don’t forget to subscribe for future podcasts!
Hello Podcast World! This is our inaugural episode and we couldn't be more excited. Hi, we're Monica (@monybseattle) and Nelson (@nelson_eats)! Two Foodies from Seattle who love our city and love the diverse and delicious food here even more. In this episode, we introduce ourselves and tell you all why we decided to create the Seattle Foodie Podcast. Join us in our journey as we discuss the Seattle food scene with local food businesses, influencers, foodies, and many other guests!