Mad Hatcher Poultry: Coho Restaurant’s Local Farm Feature

Farm to Table Here at Coho Restaurant, we strive to provide our guests with the best meal they’ll have during their stay on our little island.  Over the years we’ve realized a few things. Our secret to ensuring high quality, fresh and delicious meals every time? Teaming up with local, sustainable producers for our produce, […]

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San Juan County – Proudly GMO-Free!

The term “GMO” – genetically modified organism – has been a trending term for the past couple of years now. Foods containing GMO’s have undergone a certain amount of genetic modification. In addition, the vast majority of processed foods have gone through so much change from their original form that they are barely recognizable. Corn, […]

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The Gene Revolution and the Future of Agriculture

Dr. Thierry Vrain retired 10 years ago after a long career as a soil biologist, and ended his career as head of a department of molecular biology, running his own research program to engineer nematode resistance genes in crops. In other words, he was “Pro GMO.” In his retirement career as a gardener, he learned […]

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The Great Friday Harbor Chili Cook-Off

Chef Bill will step out of his comfort zone from our Pacific Northwest Cuisine with a Mediterranean Flair to compete in the Friday Harbor Chili Cook-off.

Americans seem to love cook-offs, and chili is one of the most popular. From informal gatherings to elaborate competitions with trophies and prizes, chili cook-offs bring people together in every town across the U.S. Indeed, the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) sanctions over 550 cook-offs annually that raise more than $1,000,000 for charity. The Chili […]

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Fire Will Have Far Reaching Effects Beyond San Juan Island Dining

Fire Will Have Far Reaching Effects Beyond San Juan Island Dining

Not many visitors or islanders have been able to resist the allure of dining on Downrigger’s deck. A sunny day overlooking the water, munching on a tasty burger or fish taco, sipping a beverage, watching the boats come and go; it’s the perfect “banana belt” way to enjoy a meal. The fire that destroyed the […]

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Mike’s Wine Bar and Cafe

Mike Sheradin Northwest Totem Cellar

Mike’s Wine Bar and Café opens in early June, on 2nd Street across from the Court House, offering a savory and sweet menu of lite bits and bites paired with Washington Beer and Wines. The all vegan tapas style menu will include Panini sandwiches, appetizers, root vegetable chips and dips, breads, cheeses and charcuterie platters, salads […]

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San Juan Island Cheese

The much anticipated opening of Friday Harbor’s new cheese and wine shop is almost here. By the end of this month, San Juan Island Cheese (temporarily called The Maker and the Monger) will have a full stock of artisan cheeses and wines ready for retail, along with prepared products from regional small food producers. Owners […]

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San Juan Island Sea Salt

Salt. It is utterly simple, yet deceptively complex. Line up a collection of sea salts from different regions, and you’ll find a vast difference in flavors, and even variations in colors. Winemakers talk about “terroir,” how the environmental conditions, particularly soil and climate in which the grapes are grown, give the wine their unique flavor […]

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New Vegetarian Restaurant

Vegetarian Restaurant San Juan Island

Friday Harbor will soon have its first vegetarian restaurant. The Green House Café and Juice Bar, slated to open mid to late May, will open for lunch at first, then will branch out to breakfasts. Featuring fresh from scratch soups, wraps, pastas, salads, and pizzas from the stone oven, the simple menu will also include […]

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Kari’s Island Elixirs – Bitters & Shrubs

Karis Elixirs

Kari Koski has begun a new cottage industry on San Juan Island, Kari’s Island Elixirs, using fresh, delicious, local ingredients to create a line of bitters and shrubs. Bitters are aromatic tinctures made by infusing herbs, roots, barks, berries, fruit peels, and other botanicals in spirits. While they are generally alcoholic, up to 40%, they […]

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