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Grateful for these examples of generosity

While we highlight Ajax Cafe, Olympic Cellars Winery, and Alder Wood Bistro in this post. The truth is that MANY MORE of our local farmers, producers, restaurants, and lodging hosts continue to serve-up a heart-felt bounty of caring and essential hospitality during this time of need.

We thank all of them! And encourage you to show the love #ShowWALove and purchase gift certificates to support the hard-working food & drink, lodging, and tourism service suppliers throughout Washington's Peninsulas Buy Now. Play Later.

 
 
 
 
Free food To-Go for those in need.
 
Since reopening in April, the Ajax Cafe - located since 1977 as the historic heart of Port Hadlock's Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding campus - has had to figure out navigating the same COVID impacts befallen all in the restaurant industry.
They initially implemented carry-out, and later opened an expanded outdoor dining area - and menu - known as the "Boat Shack" outdoor dining area.

But from the moment their first carry-out left the door they have also continued to offer Meals at NO Cost to those in need. Wonderful and worthy of our support and praise! Call (360) 385-1965 or text (360) 531-1848 to order.

 
 
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Free - Social Distant - Concert Lifts Summer Spirits 
 
By mid-August - The "Working Girls" of Olympic Cellars Winery had had enough. Regretfully due to COVID-19, they were forced to cancel their popular 2020 Summer Concert series due to on-going precautions and permissions for group gatherings. They gladly answered the call to and hosted a free local radio station's "Listen Where You Park" concert at Olympic Cellars Winery featuring popular band Bread & Gravy band playing live in the Sequim studios of radio KSQM.
Chef Gabriel and the crew of Alder Wood Bistro was there making delicious pizza with their mobile pizza oven.

Everyone cranked the volume from their car stereo systems and enjoyed a - socially distant - summer jam! We Raise a Toast to you!
 
 
 
 

 

Food Traveler 2019

Open your current issue of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine and embark on a delicious journey around Washington’s Olympic Culinary Loop, where seafood, wines, ciders and farm-fresh goodness all come into play.
We love the delicious coincidence that their cover matches our new Culinary Loop MAP too! 
Find Food Traveler 2019 in our July/August issue of Northwest Travel & Life, on newsstands now. Pick-up or order your OCL MAP today!
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"Taste, Tour and Travel Chimacum and the Olympic Culinary Loop"

Thanks to Erin of Sip Northwest Magazine for sharing each savory step.

Chevy Chase Beach Cabins as your Culinary Basecamp!

Sips and tastes along the way at FinnriverChimacum Corner FarmstandAlpenfire CiderPort Townsend VineyardsFort Worden's Reveille at the CommonsPane d'Amore and Finistère... (to name just a few!) YUM!

"Port Townsend, Chimacum, and the Olympic Culinary Loop have plenty more to offer, depending on any and all tastes." We couldn't agree more!

 

Read the full story here: https://sipnorthwest.com/taste-tour-travel-port-townsend/

Explore these Chimacum Farm Stands

Explore this wonderful new map featuring many of the Chimacum Valley Farmstand & Markets.

Jefferson County Farmers Market, Chimacum Corner Farmstand and the Port Townsend Coop sell. The Fireside Resturant, Finistere and others cook up the YUM! The Keg and I pours it.

Visit the farms that grow it all! Download your own Chimacum Valley Farmstand & Markets map 

Must see (and taste) stops include:

Perfect Pairing of Two Peninsula Personalities!

Bedford's MarionBerry Creme       Lake Crescent Lodge  Bedford's MarionBerry Creme A great tribute! Bedford's NW Soda was asked recently to create a new flavor for the 100th anniversary of the Lake Crescent Lodge, which is located on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in the Olympic National Park in Western Washington State. Marionberry Crème was created with the label commemorating the 100th anniversary of this beautiful historic lodge, which sets on the shore of magnificent Lake Crescent. Ed Bedford worked with lodge staff to create the flavor and the label. Lake Crescent Lodge was recently rated as one of the top lodges in the U.S. Park System. The product was introduced at the lodge’s May 1st 2015 opening. Many have already inquired if the Marionberry flavor will become a permanent addition, joining Bedford's fine soda line up? Stay tuned…

Olympic Peninsula: 53 tasty stops on Olympic Culinary Loop's adventure map

Drool-worthy news! Accomplished travel writer Sue Frause, @suefrause, toured the LOOP last as part of Spring Olympic Culinary Loop's educational gathering in Shelton. She toured the eastern edge of the LOOP, visiting nearly a dozen OCL member locations from Port Townsend to Kamilche. Of all the delicious stories and sights she featured: Chimacum Corner FarmstandQuilcene Village StoreGeoduck Restaurant & Lounge, Hama Hama Seafood, Finnriver, Fireside Restaurant at The Resort at Port Ludlow Read the full article and enjoy as you get your own Culinary Adventure Map and plan your own Olympic taste tour today!    

Northwest Magazine - SAVORING CHIMACUM VALLEY, WASHINGTON

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] SAVORING CHIMACUM VALLEY, photo by Resort at Port Ludlow[/caption] The Fall 2013  issue of  Northwest Travel Magazine.  Continues to celebrate our compelling and inspiring details on the Olympic Peninsula Culinary events! This time savoring Chimacum Valley! Yum! Read all about it!