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Frank Guanco’s passion for wine started with two bottles of wine he tried on a whim many summers ago. From that moment on, Frank began a quest to learn as much about wine as possible; to learn the story of a winery, of a region, of a grape, of a vineyard. In this journey to know more, Frank was nerdy enough to earn his Level 3 from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. Which means he drank plenty of wine for education purposes. Although he did get a pin for this, it doesn’t mean he knows everything about wine and spirits. But enough to keep drinking them.
Frank knows that what goes best with wine is a great meal and great stories. Always on the search for something tasty to talk about, Frank is ready for more. From the dim sum he grew up with at King Café to a Dick’s Deluxe, Frank can’t wait for another memorable meal and to try something delicious with those that got him to this point. Add in some bubbly (or Chablis…or Bordeaux…) and Frank is ready for the next great story to celebrate.
Recent stories by Frank Guanco
The evolving Pike Place Market has its latest destination to imbibe and gather.
Local winemakers dish on the 2015 grape harvest.
Brother and sister restaurateur team of Eric and Sophie Banh have opened their latest restaurant; Seven Beef.
Recapping a lunch in Salumi’s backroom. A delicious, hedonistic, and porcine-heavy lunch.
Yes, they exist! Here are a few places around town to take Fido for some play when the weather starts raining like cats and dogs.
We’ve all been left with half full bottles of wine after a dinner party. Here’s what to do with it for the rest of the week.
Discovering new (to me) wineries and revisiting longtime favorites at the Seattle Wine Awards’ Gold Medal Experience this weekend.
A recount of what it was like to go to a wine tasting event amongst local dignitaries; a preview of sorts to the Seattle Wine Awards.
Everyone has his or her own idea of what makes the ideal chocolate chip cookie. Here’s my list of five of the best in Seattle.
The Georgetown and SoDo neighborhoods have been adding to their roster of wineries over the last few years and we’re excited to see what becomes of this area amidst the world of wine.
A cavalcade of news regarding Washington wine landed in the last month. Here’s a rundown of the news you can use in regards to booze.
Anthony Bourdain is in Seattle today for his tour. Which got us thinking; Where would Tony Bourdain eat in Seattle?
When a pasta-making star of the Seattle restaurant scene left for San Francisco, it left a void for eaters. But Brandon Kirksey has returned and his Girin is what he’s serving up to diners now.
A short trip to Walla Walla where wine, food, and sunshine are in abundance.
EMP Museum introduces its newest exhibit; What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, celebrating the art and animation of Chuck Jones.
A week dedicated to a classic cocktail, bartender creativity, and it’s all for charity. Cheers to Negroni Week.
The best golfers in the world are descending on Tacoma and its surrounding area in June for the US Open. Along with legions of golf fans. Here is where to eat and drink your best while down south.
A short hop, skip, and a jump brings you to Yakima; where a treasure trove of food, wine, beer, and cider await.
Asparagus marks the spring bounty of vegetables to enliven our palates. But what about the question we all have about asparagus?
Take me out to the ball game - to eat and drink.
The Seattle-area has represented the Best New Chefs roster of Food & Wine in a big way. Here is a list of everyone who’s received that honor. Including the latest, Zoi Antonitsas.
The big event for Washington wine happened this weekend at CenturyLink Event Center and the wine was flowing freely at Taste Washington.
Introducing Rodeo Donut; a new pop-up inside of Ballard’s Cupcake Royale.
Lisa Nakamura’s Gnocchi Bar on Capitol Hill introduces her namesake gnocchi this week.