Adriatica (formerly Neapolis) is located in old Lake Stevens, away from the hustle of Pioneer Square. Owner George Petropolis is eager to share his food, and he and his staff have created an inviting atmosphere, like dinner at a friend’s home. The menu offers some old Neapolis favorites, as well as new choices. Try a dish of Skordalia, a warm pita bread with a silky garlic spread.
Trumpeter Public House
The Trumpeter is an ideal combination of high-end, fine dining and English pub variety. Try traditional pub selections like shephard’s pie, fish and chips, or more unique choices like pork tenderloin complimented with an apricot-honey glaze or crab mac and cheese with a creamy Gruyere sauce and wild-caught crab.
This small-town gem located in the heart of La Conner brings in tourists and locals alike. They boast well-prepared and locally sourced fresh seafood as well as an extensive wine and beer list. The charming and cozy pub atmosphere, homemade soups and generous portions make for a great special occasion or romantic evening.
Conway Pub & Eatery
Don’t let tiny Conway fool you – this pub packs big flavor. Though the town is unincorporated, business is never slow in this watering hole. Farmers often come here after a hard day’s work as well as bikers making a pit stop on a scenic weekend ride. Their food matches their patrons’ big appetites, such as the blue cheese burger topped with crisply fried shoestring onions or the mouthwatering oyster burger.
Newly opened, this eatery is already getting attention with a write up in Sunset magazine. Known for their take on Street Tacos – with six meat fillings to choose from and handmade corn tortillas – but that’s certainly not the only mouthwatering option. Try the Carne Asada, Posole or Tortas to name just a few menu options. The Spicy Mango Margarita, made with fresh mango and jalepeno, is fast becoming a customer favorite.
Ciao Thyme on the Side Cafe
For those who have experienced Ciao Thyme’s gourmet dinners and cooking classes, the new Ciao Thyme on the Side Café is a welcome addition to the delicious work of Jessica and Mataio Gillis, owners of Ciao Thyme catering. As with everything Ciao Thyme does, ingredients are fresh, local and in season.
Duck Soup Inn
Sitting on the border of the woods at Duck Soup Inn is one of the most delightful dining experiences you’ll likely experience. The outside eating area of this restaurant – located almost midway between Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor on San Juan Island – opened last year and offers tables for dinner as well as a couple of couches for pre-dinner drinks.
Cooking Class Recipies
If you loved the recipes from Chef Zachorelli Frescobadli-Grimaldi in the November/December issue of Snohomish County Shop. Dine. Live., you'll be just as delighted with these two additional recipes. Put them all together and you have the makings for a delicious dinner party.
Bourbon ‘Lil Smokies
Roasted Pumpkin Crostini