Our Restaurant Editor Ben Brown had the pleasure of attending the California Wine Festival in Santa Barbara. The July event brought together esteemed California wine purveyors and local restaurants along the shores of beautiful Santa Barbara. Check out Ben’s Foodie Biz column for more details on the event.

A trip to Seattle isn’t complete without a trip to Pike Place Fish Market and the Seattle Pier! Our Senior Editor Mike Fryer spent a week in Seattle, where he explored the current Seattle restaurant scene and the tremendous amount of local seafood and farm-to-table items that make Seattle one of the top foodie towns. Look for more about the exploding Seattle foodie scene in an upcoming issue feature: Destinations—Seattle.

Our Senior Editor Mike Fryer recently went on assignment to Alaska for a firsthand experience with Seldovia Fishing Adventures, where he and the other sportsmen caught their daily quota in halibut and assorted wild salmon. Look for his Destinations feature in an upcoming issue.