With everything going on in the world it’s easy to forget about the things that really matter, like: What is the most Instagrammable chocolate shop in the U.S.? Fortunately the fine folks at (reads from press release) online gambling company Betway have answered that question, and Ballard’s Theo Chocolate came in at number two on the list, second only to Los Angeles’s Compartes Chocolates.
Betway made the list apparently by adding up Facebook likes and followers and Instagram followers, and who are we to question this methodology? Particularly when it means that Theo beat out all the chocolate companies in second-rate cities like New York and San Francisco. How did Theo accomplish this? Photos of chocolate!
Sidney Rice opens tasting room
The former Seahawks wide receiver, a star in Seattleites’ hearts thanks to his membership in the 2013 team, is opening a tasting room at Dossier, the Walla Walla winery he owns with real estate guy Tim Lenihan. This tasting room will host events and otherwise be open by appointment only, though you can get special access to a private room if you join the “Dossier Portfolio” club. The winery is also holding a pop-up at Kinglet on April 8, tickets available here.
Rider gets a new executive chef
Rider, the downtown restaurant in Hotel Theodore, is reopening on May 2 under the leadership of new executive chef Riccardo Bilotta. The Italian (originally from Trieste) was last working at the Columbia Tower Club, but he’s also had stops at top restaurants in Italy, Spain, and New York. Bilotta hasn’t introduced a menu yet, but has said his team will be focused on “Seattle’s best products — particularly seafood.”
See’s Candies in Kirkland is holding a grand opening
The California-based and Warren Buffet–owned candy brand has had a store at Kirkland’s Village at Totem Lake for a little while now but is having its official grand opening on Saturday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m., complete with a ribbon cutting (and more importantly) free samples and giveaways, etc. Too bad See’s isn’t more Instagrammable.