Westport’s Catch

Merino’s Seafood Market feels spare – concrete floors and white walls.  A small window looks into its factory, where workers process fish they pull from big plastic tubs of a catch just unloaded at the dock a block away.  The … Read More

Sand Verbena, Serenity Across the Sand

Chances are good that if you’ve driven through Tokeland, you stopped at the Georgetown Gas station for a fill-up or settled in for a game — or two — across the street at the Shoalwater Bay Casino.

If you … Read More

Bounty from the Beaches

Every spring, thousands of visitors stake their claim along Long Beach, their clam-digging dreams filled to the brim, to experience one of the biggest razor clam events on the coast.

Long Beach’s Razor Clam Festival harkens back to a time … Read More

Ocean Crest Resort

Story By Kellie Ann Benz,  Photos by Kyle Mittan

After 62 years and a devastating fire 3 years ago, this popular destination resort restaurant gets new life.

To enter the foyer of Ocean Crest Resort’s newly restored restaurant makes you … Read More

Green Lantern Pub



So, you’re sick of your job. You love it at the ocean and when you’re there, you always drop in at that funky little tavern at Copalis Beach, the Green Lantern. … Read More

All About the Chocolate

Recipes by Chef Coty MacDonald  Photos by Gabe Green

wanted to represent chocolate in a number of different ways as well as highlight some seasonal ingredients in garnish and accompaniments. Bringing in different textures and consistencies, techniques and … Read More

French Onion Soup

“My girlfriend’s most favorite thing in the world is French Onion soup. So I not only have become accustomed to ordering it with her at most every restaurant we visit, I also have to make it for her far too … Read More

Eclectic Edibles

“We are not that kind of establishment,” Rediviva Restaurant front of the house manager Stephen Pavletich deadpans to three local ladies, one adorned in a birthday tiarra. They have come to celebrate a big 4­0. He proudly smiled wide … Read More

Day trippin’ Pumpkins & Cranberries

Celebrate the best of fall with a trip to the pumpkin patch or cranberry farm. Either one will get you in the spirit of autumn and you’ll leave with some great produce to take home.

The hardest part of … Read More