Food & Drink

The Food & Drink section brings you news about the Seattle restaurant and bar scene such as openings, closings, news about chefs and advice on where to go for a great meal or happy hour in Seattle, the Eastside or Snohomish County.

Fine dining at Aelder or a picnic-table supper at Hogstone’s Wood Oven? A trip to an Orcas Island destination-restaurant duo

Hogstone’s Dungeness crab served in its shell with nasturtium aioli, chili-oil breadcrumbs and a fluttering blanket of nasturtium petals might be the best and most beautiful thing to ever hit a picnic table.

Chef Jay Blackinton, nominated five times for a James Beard award (so far), has a charming, odd dual-restaurant setup on lovely Orcas Island — but if you want to experience it in its original incarnation, you'd better hurry.

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