Oyster & Thistle

Oyster & Thistle

Nerka Sea Frozen Salmon’s origin story is thanks to Oyster & Thistle’s owners/chef Thomas and Danielle Palmer. In 1998, when Joel’s dad began approaching restaurants in their hometown of La Conner, Washington, Chef Thomas was his first customer....
Adrift

Adrift

Established in 2001, Adrift is a beloved Anacortes institution. “Swell food for salty dogs,” they promise. The extensive menu of Pacific Northwest fare (boasting locally sourced meats, seafood, and produce) provides memorable meals far beyond...
Chuckanut Brewery!

Chuckanut Brewery!

We had the pleasure of meeting Chuckanut Brewery’s Chef Jeremy Weizenbaum at February 22nd’s Northwest Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting. One week later, he prepared our coho “pan-seared atop roasted asparagus and brown butter artichoke heart...
Salmon Banh Mi, Served with Friendship

Salmon Banh Mi, Served with Friendship

I keep a framed photo on my desk. Three fishermen crouched on deck, wearing orange Grundens and matching end-of-a-long-day grins. Team ’77: friends born a few months apart, working on a salmon troller that shared our birth year. This picture is proof of the enduring...