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

Voss Acres

Sharon Voss has an enthusiastic way of making melons seem seductive or of extolling the exotic attributes of kale.

“People need bananas, or potatoes … grapes … oranges,” Sharon says, emphasizing each word as if digesting its lingering taste and … Read More

With a Twist

In 2004, if you asked Izzy Ramos Foster where she’d be in 10 years, she definitely wouldn’t have expected to be at the western edge of the United States in Grays Harbor County.

At the time, the now 31-year-old was … 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

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

Q & A: Chef Alec Takagi on cooking and inspiration from mom

Ocean Shores residents and visitors might know local restaurant staple Alec’s By the Sea as the trustworthy home to standard American comfort food, but what they might not know is that Chef Alec Takagi did it all for his mother.

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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

Irish Coffee

Irish Latte

Pour in a rocks glass over ice: 1 1/2 shots Bushmills coffee­infused whiskey 1/2 oz of Simple syrup to sweeten

Fill with Half and Half to the top. Place fresh whipped cream on top. Garnished with a … 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