Great Places To Eat In Tacoma

The city of Tacoma has all kinds of great places to eat. We created a list of our top 20 restaurants in Tacoma. These eateries include everything needed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Asado
Tacoma’s only Argentinian-style steakhouse is Asado Cucina Argentina. This is the area’s only Argentine-themed steakhouse and serves up delicious steak and other fine-dining options.

Lobster Shop
Lobster Shop is a great place to bring your special someone. This is a waterfront restaurant with views to the left and right. The restaurant is welcoming and the food is top-tier.

Pacific Grill
Pacific Grill draws from a global influence to create a diverse menu.

Shakabrah Java
Shakabrah Java has the fix for all your breakfast and lunch needs. Shakabrah makes great egg dishes and pancakes. They also serve burgers and hot sandwiches.

Stanley & Seaforts
Stanley & Seaforts is a steak, chop, and fish house located in Tacoma with panoramic views overlooking downtown and Commencement Bay harbor.

WildFin American Grill
Located on the beautiful Tacoma waterfront and boasts some exquisite seafood cuisine. This is also a fine place for family dinners or business lunches.

Montamara
This small neighborhood lunch spot is set beautifully in Historic Old Town Tacoma. Montamara was the name of a festival celebrating food, friends, and family held in the 253 over 100 years ago. The brunch spot is decorated with largely salvaged material and is a great place for family outings and business meetings.

Southern Kitchen
On the hunt for choice soul food? Look no further than Southern Kitchen to satisfy your down-home needs. These guys are located in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma and have all the local atmosphere that some parts of the Waterfront area no longer permeate. They’re best known for southern fried chicken, catfish, cornbread stuffing, fried okra, macaroni & cheese, peach cobbler, and bread pudding to name a few. Everything is made from scratch here and you’ll never leave with an even remotely empty stomach. This place was even featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri!

Cooks Tavern
This is a nice affordable bar and eatery located in the Proctor neighborhood of North Tacoma. Their doors open promptly at 8 am for breakfast, and lunch, dinner, and cocktails are served seven days a week. There’s a good chance you’ll never be disappointed at this spot. They also provide a menu celebrating the food of the Americas with a healthy shot of recognizable comfort foods.  Guests can find everything from a Cuban Mariscado, to a Québécois Poutine, to a slow braised Chilean Carne Machada.

Dirty Oscars Annex
This place is perfect for a night out with friends or family, Dirty Oscars is the place with a funny name and delicious food. Affordable dishes and creative cocktails are the name of the game at this place. Their menu offers new American dishes such as chicken and waffles and delicious sliders. The atmosphere of this place is way chill and we often find ourselves here on a relaxing evening.

When it comes to restaurants in Tacoma, we think these are the best available options.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Bass Canyon Recap (W/ Videos)

This past weekend, 30 of the best electronic music artists performed at the Gorge Amphitheater for the first ever Bass Canyon. A bass-focused festival produced by the bass-god, Excision, this three-day music fest featured the best from PK Sound, three different sets from the bass daddy himself (Excision), plus 28 other performances including sets from Zomboy, Riot Ten, Bear Grillz, and NGHTMRE.

Trampa, 12th Planet, Rusko, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Spag Heddy, Downlink B2B Space Laces, Bro Safari, Herobust, Liquid Stranger, Excision, Rusko, and Boogie T had some of the best sets throughout the weekend. They legitimately shook the shit out of the Gorge and the fans that were there were raging harder than I’ve ever seen. To get an idea of what you missed out on, watch each of the recaps below and make sure to like the official Bass Canyon Facebook page.

boogie t at bass canyon - respect my region

X and his team hosted thousands of dedicated headbangers and first-time festival goers for what many considered the best festival they’ve ever been to. If you were there raging with the rest of us, you already know how awesome this festival was. Good weather, great vibes, tens of thousands of bassheads, plus hours and hours of bass music created an atmosphere that was basically heaven on Earth.

Bass Canyon 2018 Videos

Did you or any of your friends go to Bass Canyon 2018? Let us know which sets were your favorite!

To properly prepare for future music festivities, we suggest visiting one of our retail partners and picking up one of these strains, the Locktite, Professor Chaos, or Tangelina Jolie, if you’re looking for a great night filled with funky beats, chill vibes, and dope music.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

10 Reasons Why You Should Try GreenRush Cannabis

Until we know more about the science and health behind cannabis use, the reasons below are the best we could find as to why someone should enjoy weed every day.

10 Reasons You Should Enjoy Weed Every Day

1. Weed can help with digestive issues.

2. Cannabis can help with chronic pain and inflammation.

3. Sativa strains can increase energy levels.

4. Marijuana is proven to be an effective treatment for severe seizures, anxiety, and depression.

5. Cannabis can lower your blood pressure.

6. Cannabis-infused lotions, topicals, and water can improve skin conditions.

7. A natural treatment for ADHD.

8. Cannabis can help manage appetite.

9. Can Help Stop Cancer From Spreading

10. Can Help Manage Receptors that Regulate Pain and Emotion

The benefits of smoking pot have been guesstimated by advocates of marijuana legalization for quite some time. Thanks to new laws surrounding the “legalization” of cannabis, researchers can study the drug’s medicinal uses and better understand how it legitimately impacts the body. According to Business Insider, the chemicals in marijuana that are believed to have medicinal applications are “cannabidiol (CBD) — which seems to impact the brain without a high— and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — which has pain relieving (and other) properties.”

GreenRush cannabis is considered top-shelf cannabis which means it is of the highest quality. This cannabis is perfect for users with every level of experience.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

Best Restaurants In Tacoma

Often overlooked by the many passer-byers along the I-5 freeway, Tacoma, Washington surprisingly has some of the best food and cooks people can find. The under the rader, city is  filled with tons of art, foods, and culture that many people don’t ever get a glimpse at. As the city gets busier and more and more people move out of Seattle, there’s one place undoubtedly that a few people will head to and that is Tacoma. Listed below are some of the best restaurants to visit while in Tacoma.

 

Red Wagon Burgers –

This mouth-watering burger joint is made for the burger lovers. The flavorful and messy, but incredibly filling burger with a side of french fries is an absolute hit for a hungry tummy. Don’t miss out on any of the flavor that may find itself dripping down your forearms!

 

Europa Bistro –

This place is for the Italian lovers. Mix some homemade skills with some old-school Italian recipes and this is the restaurant that you get. There is tons of flavor in each meal and in the high-quality dishes, don’t forget to grab some wine to make your dinner and experience that much better!

Donnalson’s –

Another mouth-watering restaurant with the old-school recipe book. This fun and soulful restaurant offers live jazz and blues music every single night! This smooth and cool feeling restaurant will have you kicking back and enjoying the fun experience. You might find that you enjoy the fun little neighborhood as well.

 

Cooks Tavern –

The restaurant with the ever rotating menu. Cooks Tavern seems to have a dish and recipe from every corner of the world! Its mouth watering dishes will be perfect for everyone. The restaurant offers dishes from Cuba and Argentina. Their recipes are sure to make their statement.

 

Montamara Kitchen –

Enough of the dinners, how about the go-to breakfast spots in Tacoma? Montamara Kitchen has one of the best breakfast spots in the Old Town Tacoma area. It does such an outstanding job of provided the most flavorful breakfast it isn’t fun. Offering roasted potatoes with bacon sandwiches, but don’t forget to grab a cinnamon roll and coffee on your way out!

 

The Lobster Shop –

Thanks to the beautiful mother nature settings we’re blessed with here in the Northwest, the Puget Sound can be seen all around this lobster shop. Another fantastic place to eat, the weekend brunch buffet will have you coming back for seconds. Be sure to wash down your food with their bubbling champagne mimosas!

 

Indo Street Eatery –

The owner of the Indo Street Eatery restaurant was born and raised in Thailand. With that being said, he brought all that he learned from helping his family run a market food stall to Tacoma. The incredibly delicious and flavorful food is about as authentic as it gets. It really feels as if the food came right from Bangkok and surrounding areas.

 

MSM Deli –

A super popular and happening lunch spot, the MSM Deli is the go-to place for fantastic deli sandwiches. With the smell of fresh meats, baked breads and more, this busy deli always manages to stay busy. Be sure to check this place out!

 

Dirty Oscar’s Annex –

One of the go-to restaurants that can do everything. They offer mouth-watering tacos, burgers, sandwiches and more, this had Guy Fieri shaking in his boots. When appearing on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, it received the food credit that it deserved.

 

The Table –

A higher end dining experience, without the pretentious shenanigans. With super friendly, caring and knowledgeable staff, you’ll find that the food is just as good. Flavorful and fresh. I might add that most of the ingredients are local as well. The Table is definitely a good date setting as well. You might even find that the entertainment isn’t in the food or your date, but find the entertainment comes from all the passerbyers.

 

The Red Hot –

Could be the most strange and mouth-watering restaurants in all of Tacoma. With recipes involving peanut butter, bacon, nacho cheese and pickles, you’re going to try a hot dog that you’ve never had before. The madman that put together ingredients and toppings that no one else would have, is probably sitting back and laughing at how much people enjoy the food.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Best Restaurants In Snohomish County

Surprisingly enough, Snohomish County has some of the best selection for high-quality restaurants around the area. Along with great restaurants, Snohomish County has some of the best cannabis shops in the state, all of which are so good you’ll want to stop by both!


Maltby Cafe: This is Snohomish Counties award-winning breakfast option. It is primarily known for the giant cinnamon rolls that are made fresh daily! It is located in the lower part of an old schoolhouse, which was built back in 1937, Maltby Cafe is operated and owned by three different women that have a strong passion for cooking. Known for the homemade and delicious food, the country flavor in the meals will have you coming back for more. It has been a local go-to spot for years and does fill up very quickly in the mornings, especially on the weekends!

 

Pho Mimosa: This is the go-to food spot for anyone looking for any fantastic curry, delicious pho, and flavorful noodle dishes. What you’ll find is that its hidden inside a mall, but with the size of the portions you’re absolutely going to love it. They’re large and full of different flavors and spices. What people recommend is trying their fragrant pho, which is large enough to feed your entire family! All you have to do is choose what type of meat and veggies you prefer with your pho and enjoy the flavorful place! You won’t be disappointed.

 

Snohomish Pie Company: Arguably one of the most popular spots in Snohomish, the Snohomish Pie Company is another extremely popular go-to spot. Established back in 1996, they have continued over the years to provide the area with freshly baked pies. Due to the freshly baked aspect of their business, they are served on a first-come, first served basis. You’ll need to arrive promptly to ensure that you get your slice of pie for that die. The most popular pie is the apple crumb, but also have cherry, key lime, and many other fantastic flavors. They offer a lunch special that is a sandwich, cup of soup and a slice of pie for only $10.25!

 

Jake’s Cafe on 2nd Street: Jake’s Cafe is a great and friendly place to bring the entire family. Known for the family-friendly atmosphere, the cafe offers home-cooked meals with flavorful recipes. Be sure to order one of the comfort food plates and kick back in the lively diner atmosphere! Like Snohomish Pie Company, the place fills up quick with locals so be sure to arrive early.

 

Andy’s Fish House: Everyone knows that this is the go-to seafood restaurant in the area. With the freshest food in the area, the locally caught fish is served up and can be enjoyed on the beautiful patio that overlooks the Snohomish River. Do you like your fish fried, grilled or smoked? Either way, you prefer, it will come out to be the best. They offer mouth water Po’ Boys, fish tacos, fish and chips and have many different meals. Prefer clam chowder? They have you covered with a fresh bowl.

 

Trails End Taphouse and Restaurant: What used to be a beer and wine shop, evolved into a full-blown restaurant. They even offer catering services! With 28 different taps and 100 different types of beer, this place is the go-to atmosphere for a good evening. This is a popular local destination especially with the different sandwiches, steaks, pizzas and the more flavorful food they offer. Be sure to grab a drink with your meal, whether its wine or a beer you definitely won’t be short on options.

 

The Blazing Onion: This is the go-to place for your burger needs. The Blazing Onion offers 25 different unique burgers, to name a few are the buffalo burger, meatloaf burger, veggie burger and many more. With their homemade sauces paired with the locally baked burger buns, you’ll absolutely love this place. Grab a beer, kick back and enjoy your evening at The Blazing Onion.

 

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Photo Recap Of The 47th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival

The allure of spending the Memorial Day weekend in the city brought me to the 47th annual Northwest Folklife Festival. Free admission, fantastic food, and energy made my an unexpected revelrous time. Festivals double as a new plug to satisfy my musical needs. I fiend for new sounds even when some of my favorite rappers like Raz Simone and Grynch drop long-awaited projects.

I was joined by Joey ‘J-Ping’ Brabo and Taylor Hart, friends of GreenRush and members of Respect My Region. It’s not a day with the RMR crew without rolling something up and taking some dabs. After J-Ping and myself took some rosin dabs and dabs of GreenRush Mt. Rainier sugar wax,  we picked up Taylor from the Pot Stop in Fremont and headed towards Seattle Center.

Friday is the first day of the festival and is the most low-key. Many vendor spots are still open and the grounds are noticeably empty, but the stages and performers were still lively for the entire time we roamed through the art booths, clothes vendors, and food tents. Friday was basically spent eating our way through the festival grounds. The first stop was a Vietnamese stand offering Banh mi’s, chicken skewers, and a few other Vietnamese dishes.

A Bahn Mi is a sandwich, it’s common Vietnamese street food. It’s usually chicken or pork with cucumber, cilantro, carrots, broccoli sprouts, mayo, and served on a baguette. The bread was warm and crunchy. The chicken was tender, while the veggies added a fresh crunch to each bite. A great first meal for the weekend.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

While we walked around and enjoyed our Vietnamese food, one of the acts that caught my ear was Inner-City Medicine Show, a three-piece blues and jazz band. I’m a sucker for anything with a stand-up bass guitar.

My First Time At The Northwest Folklife Festival

After Inner-City Medicine Show played a couple songs, J-Ping introduced me to beignets. A beignet is a French pastry made from deep-fried choux pastry dough, that was made famous in New Orleans cafes.  They’re light and fluffy, covered in powdered sugar, chocolate sauce, and a fruit jelly.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife FestivalThis donut-crepe hybrid that was once unknown to me, is now one of my favorite pastries. The dough is airy and the powdered sugar is sweet and fluffy, the whole thing is like a delicious pillow. While the beignets settled, we meandered through the artists’ booths and munched on artisanal chocolates. Orange creme, salted caramel, espresso and cheesecake chocolates were all so rich, only one got completely finished. But the unique flavor experiences made them worth the money.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

One of my favorite northwest artists, Justin Hillgrove was there. other artists that I had work I enjoyed were Chris Paulsen’s pottery and Jesse Link’s paintings. Many of Link’s paintings are aquarium themed, my favorite was creepy red octopus tied up with a noose.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

Aramis O. Hamer is the painter who painted the Rihanna painting below. The red and yellow colors spoke to me and I liked the old-school pin-up girl art style. Hamer confirmed this by stating the painting was inspired by Marilyn Monroe.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

Hamer talked about working with pot shops on various projects in the past, as well as expressing interest in live painting sessions, like when Perry Porter painted a mural during our Respect My Region’s 7 Year Anniversary. 

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

It wasn’t long before we continued to stuff food down our faces. I grabbed shrimp and mango taco while Taylor and J-Ping waited in another line.  It was one of the better seafood tacos I’ve had in my life. Delicious and juicy shrimp, fresh cilantro, red peppers, onions, and a chili mango vinaigrette. The corn tortilla was cooked perfectly and set the whole dish off.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife FestivalWhile I was eating my taco and taking pictures for this article, I caught the attention of one of the cooks in the neighboring noodle tent. A man who identified himself as ‘Moe Noodles,’ asked what I was taking pictures for. When I told him about RMR, he asked if he could be in the article, and I happily obliged. He was all smiles and started flexing his noodle cooking prowess for the camera. People like him have infectious energy and make my job much easier and less awkward.
Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

After visiting with Moe, J-Ping and Taylor greeted me with delicious treats dipped and drizzled in chocolate. T had strawberries dipped in white and milk chocolate, and J-Ping had a piece of cheesecake dipped in chocolate and topped with raspberries and white chocolate drizzle. I can’t speak for the cheesecake, but the strawberry dipped in white chocolate was one of the better things I tasted all weekend. The strawberry itself was so ripe and juicy it made me do a double take.

 

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

I went to the festival early by myself on Saturday. At the Mercer Street entrance, I was greeted by a group of dancers in lederhosen and a bandleader with an accordion. It was just nice listening to music I had no emotional connection to at all. I just stayed and went where my ears took me. My first day was lead by my stomach, but today was lead in my ears. Several times throughout the festival, the music made me felt like I was on the set of a Pirates of the Caribbean film.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

It’s not a festival in my book without some pork sliders. Tender pork, tangy barbeque sauce, slaw and a plain Hawaiian roll make for something that’s so simple you can make it at home but is delicious anywhere and always.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

All of the best performances were along the sidewalks and vendor booths. This is one of the best parts about Folklife, you don’t even have to use a schedule to have a great time. You can just let your senses guide you and you’re bound to have a great time.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

Everywhere you went there were happy families and people dancing. There was one drum circle outside of the armory that brought together a crowd of fifty or so people, some breaking into dance as the rest would circle around them and cheer them on like a scene from Stomp The Yard.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

This best act on a stage I saw in the two days was Tres Leches, a Mexican punk jam band. Two guitarists and a drummer would riff to an ecstatic crowd. They didn’t have a lot of energy on stage, but their music was rockin’. The Northwest Folklife Festival is free to attend, they just ask for a $10-$20 donation. Cheap admission lets me spend more money on food and tipping the artists that caught my attention. Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

Good Morning Bedlam was my favorite act I saw all weekend, and I caught them on my way out of the festival.  A midwestern folk band that had a lot of soul and emotion accompanying their sound.

Eating And Jamming My Way Through The Northwest Folklife Festival

Good Morning Bedlam was throwing down some heartfelt folk tunes and I was bummed they were getting drowned out by the stage behind them, so I decided to buy their album, and it was a pleasant thing to listen to on the drive home, it was not mad about the $10 I threw in their guitar case. I decided to grab a glazed lemon biscuit for the walk back to my car. It was fluffy and warm, while the glaze was sweet, light with a real lemon flavor.

All in all, I had a great time at the Northwest Folklife Festival. If I’m around Seattle for Memorial Weekend next year, you can bet I’ll be back. Next time, I’ll research and plan out my trip in advance to take advantage of the cultural theme instead of just winging it.

Northwest Folklife Festival Gallery

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10 Seattle Restaurants You Should Try

Even though we’re located up in Snohomish and Everett, we know how important and beautiful Seattle and the downtown area really is. Seattle is well-known for Pikes Place Market and the Space Needle. Outside of the touristy places, visitors and people who don’t live in the city really don’t know of many places to go and eat at in the city.

There are many different neighborhoods throughout Seattle and we’ve decided to share ten of our favorite spots around the city. Figuring out all of the good spots to go and eat at is important if you’re smoking GreenRush and adventuring throughout Seattle. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or even a nice sit-down meal, here’s a list of top Seattle restaurants to visit.

Seattle Restaurants 2018

Fremont

Paseo
Brouwer’s Café
The Backdoor

Seattle is home to many different foods. We’ve been eating at Paseo for a few years and can say that it is arguably one of the best places to go for Caribbean styled foods. Paseo calls Fremont home and serves up mammoth-sized dishes of zesty goodness. They are well-known for perfectly cooked Paseo Prawns, delicious sandwiches, and last but not least, the West Caribbean Bowl.

Another Fremont favorite is Brouwer’s Café and their 64 craft beers on tap. The Backdoor is another place you’ve got to hit up to get your night going. Their restaurant has a 1920’s speakeasy vibe and bartenders that love shaking up fancy cocktails.

Greenwood

Tiko Riko
Gyro Time
Alibi Room

Greenwood is located in North Seattle near Ballard and Northgate but closer to Ballard and Fremont. We love Tiko Riko because they’ve got some of the best pupusas ever created. Their enchiladas are also A+. For gyros, Gyro Time is arguably the best place to visit. Don’t argue, just visit and prove us wrong!

10 Seattle Restaurants You Should Try

Ok so we know that Seattle isn’t really known for pizza. No foodie list is complete without a pizza joint though. If pizza isn’t your thing, try the BBQ Kahlua Pork Alibi Pie. This is one of the best meals in all of the town.

Belltown

Rocco’s

Some Random Bar
List
Serious Pie

This isn’t just any old bar. Some Random Bar offers unique bar foods and they’re very very good. Offering an amusing cocktail menu and also “no crap on tap”, the vibe and culture in this establishment is what makes this one of our favorite spots.

List is another one of the city’s best spots when it comes to a nice vibe and upscale cocktails. For pizzas and “pies” Rocco’s and Serious Pie are also most definitely worth a visit. Their pies are not a joking matter!

10 Seattle Restaurants You Should Try

 

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    • Adults age 21 and over with a valid ID. 

  • How much can I buy?

    • Once a day, adults age 21 and older may purchase up to one ounce of usable marijuana (flower), 16 ounces of solid edibles, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of concentrates.

  • Where can I consume this?

    • A private home would be your best bet. It is currently illegal to consume cannabis in view of the public.

  • Can I take this out of state?

    • No. It is illegal to bring cannabis outside of Washington State.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

World’s Largest Bong Was Created In Seattle For Cannabis Museum

Jerome Baker Designs (JBD,) Weekend Unlimited, and a team of skilled glassblowers built Bongzilla, the world’s largest bong in Seattle during the 2018 420 holiday. This bong was commissioned to be the largest glass smoking piece ever at 24 feet tall and all of the pieces will be shipped and assembled in the Cannabition museum in Las Vegas. Bongzilla was created in The Martin Blank Studio is in Seattle under the shadow of the Space Needle. Jerome Baker Designs and a cavalcade of media outlets took over the studio for 4/20 weekend, the back of the studio was opened up and we took over the back alley for a 420 celebration full of hot metal, glass, artistic vision and fantastic cannabis flower and concentrates.

Jerome Baker is one of the most famous names in glass culture. Jason Harris started blowing glass under the pseudonym Jerome Baker to pay homage to Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, and to keep his glassblowing business out of the snoopy eyes of the law. Harris has been spearheading functional glass art and glass culture for 28 years, showing that the glass medium isn’t something that should be in the shadows, but in the museums with more traditional artistic mediums like canvas or pottery.

The studio itself was controlled chaos, a scene of glowing furnaces, flaming torches and steaming buckets of hot instruments clashing with cool water. Glass blowers holding steel rods with molten glass beads on the end are running back and forth between hot wells of fire. The main piece was surrounded by several artists, being spun, molded, and shaped with tools that look like scorched paddles.

The operation hums with precision, like the Patriots offense during a two-minute drill. Each person has one job, even if it’s as simple as opening and closing the furnace door. Limiting each person’s responsibility limits mistakes in a high-stress environment with no room for error. Bongzilla will be 24 feet tall. It has to be created one piece at a time. The pieces are stored and will be transported to Las Vegas, where it will be assembled under the guidance of an expert glass engineer.

Harris acts as the Bill Belichick of the operation, standing on the sidelines and directing when he needs too, making sure everyone is in their place. He’s also a gracious host, answering questions from the numerous media organizations in attendance and describing to attendees what they were seeing in front of them. Charlie Lowrie is on the front lines, quarterbacking the artists and directing traffic. He also does a lot of the shaping and molding of the piece, much like Tom Brady shapes the Patriot’s offense while it moves down the field.

“It’s all about the dance,” Harris says.

Lowrie has been in the glass industry for over 20 years and works with JBD on special private commissions, like the 1998 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup. Lowrie loves projects that challenge his skills and force him to problem solve. He’ll take a project not even knowing if he can complete it. He relies on his experience and the ancestral knowledge of the glass-blowers that came before him. Lowrie has great reverence for the culture and practices of glass-blowing. Through studying its history and practicing the art himself, he believes that glass art provides windows into the soul. He uses that knowledge to problem solve on every project he attempts.

Outside of the studio was more low-key. Josh from Earthgreen, a cannabis brand from Humboldt County and Chris Davison, the C.O.O. of JBD were serving up bong bowls, dabs, joints, and Earthgreen’s solventless rosin. There were only about five of us in the circle getting nice and medicated while everyone else was enamored by the screaming torches and molten glass inside the studio.

Josh packed a bong bowl full of flower grown in the Humboldt County sun and Skittlez rosin and handed it to me. A fruity flavor and overwhelmed my mouth when I exhaled, followed by a strong body buzz. Shortly after that smoke circle dispersed, cannabis chef Jeremy Cooper showed up with his associate Anthony Nitowski, who calls himself “The Dab Doctor,” was carrying 0ld school doctor bags, filled with all the tools needed to serve dabs to everyone.

Cooper brought artisan CBD chocolates that were infused with strain-specific terpenes, like Grandaddy Purple. Each one had a flavor I’ve never tasted before, some were closer to flower than candy. Not something I would eat on a regular basis, but something I’m glad I experienced. When I was done trying the chocolates, there were two dab rigs attached to electric nails and slabs of shatter in pizza boxes. Once the nails heated to the correct temperature, around 650 degrees, we were allowed to help ourselves to slabs of dabs.

The citrusy shatter and fancy chocolates were a fantastic end to a special event. Although there was only a modest turnout all weekend long, everyone there realized we were part of something that had never been attempted before. Everyone attending watched Bongzilla’s scaffolding be forged and pulled from the fire one piece at a time, and it was humbling to witness first hand. 

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

The Cookies Family Showed Out For Berner At Showbox Market

Berner made a normal Tuesday night feel like 420 Friday night at the Showbox Market. The Big Pescado rolled into Seattle with all of his homies, The Exotikz and the Cookies for an early 420 celebration. Pulling up to the Showbox Market, a line of kids in Cookies merchandise wrapped around the corner. By the time we rolled up and smoked a blunt of Nigerian and White Tahoe Cookies to channel the spirit of The Big Pescado, the line had dispersed and we walked right through security and into the venue.

As soon as I grabbed a gin and tonic from the bar, the host Winston came on to introduce BadYoshi, a duo from Tacoma. Yodi Mac and Scribemecca only had five songs to get the crowd warmed up. They performed hits “Bag It Up,” “40,025” and several songs from their debut self-titled EP. Their stage presence was high energy and the set was dope, but it was easy to see this crowd was here for Berner and Berner alone. Their energy never bled into the crowd like at previous BadYoshi performances I’ve witnessed.

Anonymous The Dude and The Cookies Boys from Berner’s entourage performed as people slowly filled in. Some of their performances were low energy and the security was cracking down hard on anybody smoking. Berner thanked the Showbox Market for letting the audience smoke with the artists; which only happened for a small portion of the night from my vantage point. They were confiscating weed, putting it out, and escorting people towards the exit. This contributed to a scattered and weird feeling in the crowd, but everything turned around as soon as Berner’s entourage introduced him and brought him on stage.

The dance floor filled out quickly and smoke plumes sprouted up like California wildfires after a drought. The combination of a packed out dance floor with the sheer volume of people smoking, made it almost impossible for security to hamper stoner efforts like previously in the evening. I even got in on the action midway through the show.  I switched spots in the crowd after some amped up meat-head was trying way too hard to get us to “his level.”  After I moved to the left side of the stage, I was handed half of a joint, which I finished quickly to avoid the security flashlight beam meandering my way through the fog of stoned.

Berner played all the hits from The Big Pescado like “Greed,” “Noid,” and “Wait For It.” He rocked plenty of fan favorites from previous projects like “20 Joints,” “Wax Room,” “Xanax and Patron,” and many others. In between songs Bern would toss bags of Exotikz Lemonade into the crowd. Berner is effortless on stage, he doesn’t have to move much because his flow and music really speak for themselves. The sound was on point all night and Berner’s flow was effortless. As everyone in the room smoked more cannabis, the crowd became more united around Berner’s smooth, enigmatic presence.

Seattle was a movie 🎥 #thebigpescadotour ! 4/20 next !

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By the end of the night, there wasn’t a hint of weirdness in the room and the energy had completely turned around. Berner performed to a packed and gracious house. He thanked the fans at the end of the show for supporting him through a fully independent music career.

*Feature Image PC: Dan Folger*

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

 

Dab This Eat That: Benjarong Thai Restaurant In Monroe, WA

The Pacific Northwest is home to many different cultures and cuisines. Most recently and thanks to social media, Seattle and Washington has become known for “teryaki.” This sweet and tangy chicken, rice, and salad dish has become a staple in just about every city.

This type of food, albeit entirely different from many others served at notable restaurants, has overshadowed other cuisines that bring an elevated experience to the region. One example is Benjarong Thai in Monroe, a city located a little more than an hour away from downtown Seattle.

When you ask people what the best food is around Marysville, Monroe, Mount Vernon, and even Everett, Benjarong Thai is frequently mentioned. Known for having a wonderful menu, this Thai restaurant offers lunch combinations, noodle dishes, entrees, curries, rice dishes, and a full dinner menu with appetizers.

 

 

Enjoy Benjarong Thai With These GreenRush Concentrates

  • Blue Cheese
  • Train Wreck
  • God Bud
  • Green Ribbon
  • Blue Dream
  • Ten Pound Baby
If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.