A Week of Salmon

savebristolbay.org

It’s that time of year again–a blogging fail. Emily and I have both been swamped with work, taxes, car purchases and training for our various races (my half marathon, her Ironman). So, unfortunately, the blog has taken a bit of a back seat to life once again.

BUT, this week of awesome events was worthwhile enough for me to get back on the horse and write a new post.

As part of a large effort to save Bristol Bay in Alaska and protect the waterway and surrounding area from a new gold and copper mine, DC chefs are uniting this week to feature wild Bristol Bay salmon on their menus. More than 25 DC restaurants are joining the cause to Save Bristol Bay.

The participating restaurants include Brasserie Beck, Equinox, Grillfish, multiple McCormick & Schmicks locations, Restaurant Nora, Oceanaire, Poste Moderne Brasserie and Urbana.

For the full list of restaurants: www.whywild.org/sbb-dc

The campaign is a really cool mix of people. Not only are chefs around the country part of the movement, but they’re joined by sport and commercial fishermen, Native Alaskans, Democrat and Republican lawmakers, and jewelers. Tiffany & Co. is one of multiple jewelry companies that has promised to not use any gold from the proposed Bristol Bay mine.

So get your Omega-3 and head to one of these great local restaurants that is part of this awesome cause. But let’s be honest–who needs an excuse to dine on delicious wild salmon?

** Disclaimer: I work in political communications. Somehow, I was lucky enough to get assigned a client that overlapped with my passion for food. I’m helping to promote Save Bristol Bay Week to the press, but I also wanted to be sure and share the information about all of the wild salmon dishes with everyone here. Please don’t hate me for working in PR(ish). I’m a good person, I swear. Love, Rachel.

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