Mackey on Health Care Reform: This link goes to Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's blog on the company website and has the unedited version of his much discussed op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal on healthcare in America. While his position shocked some of the people who frequent the grocery chain, I think it raises the bigger issue of people reacting to the subject emotionally and personally. Do your blood pressure a favor, especially if you're uninsured, and don't read the comments.
Surly Gourmand has a review of sentimental U-District favorite Jack's Tapas Cafe (5211 University Way), which is in fact mostly a Chinese restaurant; as usual his review is littered with a lot of glaringly gratuitous swear words (and that's saying something coming from me).
Chuckanut Brewery has a great video of head brewer Josh Pfriem describing Kolsch, one of my favorite, light and refreshingly malty beer styles in the summer. You can find Chuckanut Kolsch on tap every Tuesday night at the brewery in Bellingham, as well as on the roster of its rotating taps.