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Here's a Map of Where 11 WA Winemakers Eat & Drink

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They've got good palates too, so why not inquire about where some of our state's premiere winemakers like to eat and drink when they're not making one of the most important components of any meal? Just like the 12 chefs who dished on their favorite after-hours hangouts, these winemakers like to keep it simple (they evidently also like happy hour). After swishing wine all day in one's mouth, one must sometimes rely on simple ingredients to keep their taste buds energized. On the flip side, our vinter friends over the mountains in Walla Walla often have required eatings picked out well before they arrive in Seattle; dishes that perhaps can't be found in Smalltownsville, USA.

Here now, a map of where they like to eat and drink when they're off the clock and ready to order anything but wine. Okay, there's some wine.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Aqua by El Gaucho

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2801 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 956-9171
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Jamie Brown, Waters Winery: "When the weather starts getting nice, I have a gravitational pull to go sit at Aqua by El Gaucho and get fresh shucked oysters at $1 a pop and a glass of bubbly for happy hour."

2. Big Mario's Pizza

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1009 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 922-3875
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Mark Ryan McNeilly, Mark Ryan Winery: "For lunch:Big Mario's. We've been known to grab five pies at a time for client lunches or just a couple of slices for a quick lunch. Sausage, mushroom and basil is the way to go for a custom pie. I also like Thai Curry Simple for a quick lunch. I can be found munching a portion of Phad Kee Mao outside the SLU location in my truck. For Dinner: Nishino always does solid sushi; Spinasse for pasta; John Howie Steak does it right every time; and either location of Monsoon — the claypot catfish and drunken chicken with a bottle of J.J. Prum is as good as it gets."

3. Black Raven Brewing Company

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14679 NE 95th St
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 881-3020
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Brennon Leighton, Charles Smith Wines: "Black Raven for a Trickster IPA."

4. Brouwer's Cafe

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400 N 35th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 267-2437
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Marcus Rafanelli, William Church Winery: "In Woodinville, I like The Collective because they have fifteen rotating taps and I can usually find an IPA I haven't tried yet. My tradition after bottling days is Going to The Fireside at Willows Lodge to have a Vesper or two (always get with Big Gin and Single Silo Vodka). In Seattle, I like Brouwers and The Pine Box for their beer selections (again I'm an IPA fanatic) and I Love Sushi on Lake Union for their fantastic happy hour specials."

5. Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

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4225 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 545-7440
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Elizabeth Bourcier, Asst. winemaker for Cayuse: "My go-tos: Paseo for their Caribbean roast sandwich; Tavern Law for their Lusty Lady drink; Ocho for tapas and Spanish whites; Mayuri Indian in Bellevue for their lunch buffet; Monsoon East for anything happy hour related and cocktails with basil seeds; and I Luv Teryaki for teryaki!"

6. Pho Hao

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13317 NE 175th St # M
woodinville, wa 98072
(425) 486-9699

Chris Gorman, Gorman Winery: "After I get off work I go to Pho Hao. Amazing broth."

7. Quinn's Pub

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1001 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-7711
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Benjamin Smith, Cadence: "I love Quinn’s Pub. Favorite casual place ever. Great Belgian beer lineup."

8. Revel

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403 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-2040
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Eric Dunham, Dunham Cellars: "I always crave the Revel Kalbi Rib Burger with an egg!"

9. Tilth

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1411 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-0801
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Ali Mayfield, Ali Mayfield Wines: "One of my favorite places to dine in Seattle is Tilth. I order whaterver is on the fresh sheet and go with Maria's course pairings, including wine. The Pink Door is always a go-to for great pasta; I like the pappardelle au ragu bolognese. Recently, I had the pleasure of having breakfast at Volterra. The specialty cocktails with eggs, bacon and Volterra hashbrowns is a fantastic way to start the day in Seattle."

10. Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

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601 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 432-9069
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Trey Busch, Sleight of Hand Cellars: "My favorite is Tolouse Petit — best happy hour ever, great cocktail list, great wine list, great beers on tap, and awesome crowd. For post-concert cocktails, Alibi Room is hard to beat. Near the gum wall, and any excuse to get a picture next to the gum wall while drunk is worthwhile!"

11. The Walrus and the Carpenter

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4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 395-9227
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Thomas Glase, Balboa Winery: "There's nothing better than the oysters at The Walrus; the Snake River Farms steaks at Metropolitan Grill; and the braised beef at Joule. I also love the steaks (duh) at Jak's and any of the pastas at Cafe Juanita."

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1. Aqua by El Gaucho

2801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

Jamie Brown, Waters Winery: "When the weather starts getting nice, I have a gravitational pull to go sit at Aqua by El Gaucho and get fresh shucked oysters at $1 a pop and a glass of bubbly for happy hour."

2801 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121

2. Big Mario's Pizza

1009 E Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122

Mark Ryan McNeilly, Mark Ryan Winery: "For lunch:Big Mario's. We've been known to grab five pies at a time for client lunches or just a couple of slices for a quick lunch. Sausage, mushroom and basil is the way to go for a custom pie. I also like Thai Curry Simple for a quick lunch. I can be found munching a portion of Phad Kee Mao outside the SLU location in my truck. For Dinner: Nishino always does solid sushi; Spinasse for pasta; John Howie Steak does it right every time; and either location of Monsoon — the claypot catfish and drunken chicken with a bottle of J.J. Prum is as good as it gets."

1009 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122

3. Black Raven Brewing Company

14679 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA 98052

Brennon Leighton, Charles Smith Wines: "Black Raven for a Trickster IPA."

14679 NE 95th St
Redmond, WA 98052

4. Brouwer's Cafe

400 N 35th St., Seattle, WA 98103

Marcus Rafanelli, William Church Winery: "In Woodinville, I like The Collective because they have fifteen rotating taps and I can usually find an IPA I haven't tried yet. My tradition after bottling days is Going to The Fireside at Willows Lodge to have a Vesper or two (always get with Big Gin and Single Silo Vodka). In Seattle, I like Brouwers and The Pine Box for their beer selections (again I'm an IPA fanatic) and I Love Sushi on Lake Union for their fantastic happy hour specials."

400 N 35th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

5. Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

4225 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Elizabeth Bourcier, Asst. winemaker for Cayuse: "My go-tos: Paseo for their Caribbean roast sandwich; Tavern Law for their Lusty Lady drink; Ocho for tapas and Spanish whites; Mayuri Indian in Bellevue for their lunch buffet; Monsoon East for anything happy hour related and cocktails with basil seeds; and I Luv Teryaki for teryaki!"

4225 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

6. Pho Hao

13317 NE 175th St # M, woodinville, wa 98072

Chris Gorman, Gorman Winery: "After I get off work I go to Pho Hao. Amazing broth."

13317 NE 175th St # M
woodinville, wa 98072

7. Quinn's Pub

1001 E Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122

Benjamin Smith, Cadence: "I love Quinn’s Pub. Favorite casual place ever. Great Belgian beer lineup."

1001 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122

8. Revel

403 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Eric Dunham, Dunham Cellars: "I always crave the Revel Kalbi Rib Burger with an egg!"

403 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

9. Tilth

1411 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Ali Mayfield, Ali Mayfield Wines: "One of my favorite places to dine in Seattle is Tilth. I order whaterver is on the fresh sheet and go with Maria's course pairings, including wine. The Pink Door is always a go-to for great pasta; I like the pappardelle au ragu bolognese. Recently, I had the pleasure of having breakfast at Volterra. The specialty cocktails with eggs, bacon and Volterra hashbrowns is a fantastic way to start the day in Seattle."

1411 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

10. Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge

601 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98119

Trey Busch, Sleight of Hand Cellars: "My favorite is Tolouse Petit — best happy hour ever, great cocktail list, great wine list, great beers on tap, and awesome crowd. For post-concert cocktails, Alibi Room is hard to beat. Near the gum wall, and any excuse to get a picture next to the gum wall while drunk is worthwhile!"

601 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98119

11. The Walrus and the Carpenter

4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Thomas Glase, Balboa Winery: "There's nothing better than the oysters at The Walrus; the Snake River Farms steaks at Metropolitan Grill; and the braised beef at Joule. I also love the steaks (duh) at Jak's and any of the pastas at Cafe Juanita."

4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

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