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Wine and Games

Setting up for gaming Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

Jess has a wine locker at a wine storage place here in Seattle. One of the benefits of this is that they have a room that members can use for private tastings or small gatherings. It was the perfect location for a little wine and gaming. [...]

O’Doul’s Restaurant, Vancouver

Smoked Salmon with Frisee Salad Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

Chris and I wandered into O’Doul’s without a reservation on Friday night for a late dinner. It was after 8:30pm and despite the live jazz band performing, it wasn’t noisy or too crowded. There were a couple of different large parties of people out for [...]

Wine Tasting

Now, despite the fact that I just had a wine party, I’m no kind of wine connoisseur. Basically, I know what I like when I drink it. I can recognize when I like one wine better than another, just like I can recognize when I like one up of coffee better than another. And if [...]

Wine Party Menu

Recipes for the food I made for the Stormhoek wine party.

PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED ASPARAGUS WITH CITRUS DIP LASAGNA ROLLS MUSHROOM SALAD WITH TRUFFLE OIL NORTH CAROLINA-STYLE PULLED PORK SALAD NICOISE WITH SEARED TUNA SUMMER FRUIT TRIFLE

Busy Weekend

Tonight we’re hosting dinner Geek Dinner #77 of Stormhoek’s 100 Geek Dinners in 100 Days.

Stormhoek is a South African winery looking to increase its marketshare through some unconventional internet marketing. With the help of Hugh MacLeod (and his intense interest in what he calls the “Global Microbrand”), Stormhoek is reaching out to geeky wine [...]

Bust and Lark

Christine got tickets to see BUST last night and invited me to join her. As it was wargame night for Chris, I happily accepted the invitation.

BUST is Lauren Weedman’s latest one-woman show. Weedman has been around. An alumnus of the Upright Citizens Brigade and Seattle’s long-running Almost Live, she’s also done bits [...]