Ballard author publishes Pacific NW guide book

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Ballard resident and author Karen Gaudette Brewer recently published her first book, Seafood Lover’s Pacific Northwest.

Gaudette Brewer is an award-winning food, culture and lifestyle writer who started her career as a journalist with The Associated Press in San Francisco and The Seattle Times. She has previously been a food writer for PCC Natural Markets and is currently a member of the editorial team at

“My new guidebook covers the best and most unique seafood restaurants, oyster bars, festivals, foraging, and adventures in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia,” says Gaudette Brewer.

The guidebook, which includes many Ballard spots, can be used by locals to:

    • Plan road trips along the Oregon Coast, Vancouver Island, Hood Canal, the Long Beach Peninsula, and the Olympic Peninsula.
    • Find the best fishmonger near them to shop for halibut, clams, crab, oysters, spot prawns, and salmon.
    • Try the 20+ recipes inside from local chefs to make Dungeness crab BLTs, smoked shrimp, black cod , tuna mignon, fried razor clams, and more.
    • Discover new favorite restaurants, oyster bars, and fish and chip spots right here in Seattle, as well as Vancouver, Victoria, Portland, Eugene, Newport, Tacoma, and the Kitsap Peninsula.

Seafood Lover’s Pacific Northwest can be purchased locally for $19.95 at Secret Garden Books (2214 NW Market St).

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