Seattleite clinks wine glasses with Sommelier of the Year, Kristen Young.

It was raining in Seattle. The sky had opened up and released its full fury to truly embody “April Showers.” Completely unaffected, the Waterfront Seafood Grill was bustling and vibing on Pier 70 to the tune of wine glasses chiming. Much of that was due to wine director Kristen Young loading up a few glasses of sparkling wine.

Breaking up is hard to do – but when lobster is involved?

Dearest Salmon,

I know I haven’t written in a while, and I’m sorry about that. I know you’re off doing your thing, spawning and all that, and that’s great, it’s just things here in Seattle are…different.

To be honest, I met someone, and I’ve fallen in love. She’s big, red, from Maine and has her claws wrapped around my heart. She’s really good in the kitchen too.

You deserve the truth, so I guess I should start at the beginning: