January 8, 2019

Whether observing Dry January, No Alcohol November or just honoring the body with a timeout from booze, many are going dry for a day—or a lifetime. While drinking without alcohol has long meant saccharine sodas, tired spritzes, or a lime, and some sparkling water today craft mocktails have come of age. Now spirit-free options are…

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September 11, 2018

With the bounty of summer slowly fading in the Pacific Northwest, Heartwood Provisions bartender Michael Cadden is preserving up a storm. With cherries on our heels, and peaches and nectarines just coming to an end, he hustles to turn stone fruit to syrups and jams that mix nicely into cocktails and mocktails and shrubs. “Preserving…

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August 15, 2018

Never mind sipping in the rain, in Seattle bourbon goes year-round. Versatile and complex, the distinctly American spirit flexes easily to adapt to its pairings. While in winter you can serve bourbon neat and sip on it for sustenance, come spring all it takes is a bit of mint and simple syrup and crushed ice…

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July 18, 2018

Every summer it seems our Heartwood palates turn to agave spirits, particularly tequila. Maybe that’s because,  July 24th,  National Tequila Day is on the horizon. Maybe it’s because tequila seems so right for the coming Seattle sunshine. Or maybe, it’s just because the bar team at Heartwood Provisions needs an excuse. After all, the men…

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July 3, 2018

When Heartwood Provisions launched its brunch for Seattle this spring, Beverage Director Amanda Reed had a mission: Bring to the morning the same thoughtful approach to food and beverage pairing that Heartwood is known for at night. Together, Reed and team pulled together an offering that brings a very unique approach to brunch cocktails. Mary…

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June 20, 2018

Part of what makes Heartwood so special is the fundamental pairing program in place here. Since the beginning, Chef Varin Keokitvon and Beverage Director Amanda Reed have worked closely together to develop dishes and drinks that riff off each other—it’s food with drink, not food and drink. With a program like this, Reed has had…

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