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Tequila Fest, Sake cocktails

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Salmon spectacular

Northwest Stir August 2014

Daily updates of happenings and breaking news on Facebook

Recipe contest

Cash prizes are on the line with General Mills' Neighborhood to Nation recipe contest.

Open to independent family restaurants and small-town line cooks the contest, the contest is an opportunity to put dishes in the national spotlight, earn some cash and snag a donation for your favorate charity. Sept. 30, 2014 is the entry deadline.

For complete details, visit  The website will also serve up some inspiration in the coming months with trend information as well as insights and ideas to help restaurants differentiate their menus and delight their diners.

Trivia ticket contest

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The first reader to submit the answer we are looking for is the winner. Send your answers to 

Current Contest

Be the first to answer the question below and you will wine 2 tickets to Thursday, Aug. 14th Auction of Washington Wine Picnic at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash.

The Question

The Auction of Washington Wine Picnic may spotlight the great wines of Washington, but there are dozens of culinarians that bring the bites to the table that pair perfectly with those wines.

What chef has taken us on a Sugar Ride at the Auction of Washington Wine Picnic for the past several years dishing up delights from chocolate treats and cotton candy to fantastic frozen fantasies?

The winner will supply this chef's name (correct spelling) and the name of the restaurant the chef's work can be found at every day of the year.

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