Press & Media Mentions

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Sip Magazine

Spring Edition, June 2023 “One Day In Woodinville”


Best American restaurants in Seattle [2023], May 2023

Mary’s Fried Chicken Sandwich at Von’s 1000Spirits. Photography by AnneMarie Zarba

“Vons 1000 Spirits in Seattle is a hidden gem that may not catch your eye at first glance. Tucked away like a roadside bar, this American restaurant offers a delightful surprise for those who venture inside. The staff at Vons ensures a warm welcome and exceptional service, making your dining experience truly enjoyable.”

Female Foodie

10 Best Pizza Restaurants in Seattle, May 2023

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The Best Classic Hamburger in Every US State, Feb 2023

Washington: Seattle Classic, Von’s 1000 Spirits, Seattle

Von’s 1000Spirits. Photo by AnneMarie Zarba

“Taking it one step further with a peppered brown sugar bacon , it might be more than just a beef patty in a bun but it would be a shame not to include Von’s Seattle Classic as it’s consistently praised for how thick and juicy the meat is. The burger patty is made of prime marbled beef and toppings include lettuce, red onion, tomato, Cheddar, and Jim’s Drive-In sauce.”

The Seattle Times

2023’s most anticipated bar in the Seattle area opens — but can you get a seat? Feb 2023

“The family behind the Seattle happy-hour haunt Von’s expands with another bar restaurant, situated across from Novelty Hill and Januik wineries. Merrisa Firnstahl-Claridge, the fifth-generation owner, opens an Eastside Von’s, with 100-indoor- and-outdoor seats, located next to the family’s Northwest Spirits Tasting Room & Retail Center that opened last year. Like its flagship Seattle bar, the Eastside Von’s has the popular “Wagering Wheel,” where patrons can spin the wheel to try to win a discounted stiff drink.”

425 Magazine

Von’s 1000 GustoBistro to Open in Woodinville Oct 2022

Von’s 1000 GustoBistro Restaurant & Bar is coming to Woodinville this December (Edit: January) next door to its sister business, Northwest Spirits Distillery Tasting Room. The restaurant and tasting room are located in Woodinville’s spirit and wine district at 15029 Redmond-Woodinville Road N.E.

‘“We are so eager to be opening a new Von’s 1000 in Woodinville. What an exciting, vibrant community,” fifth-generation Von’s operator and owner Missy Firnstahl-Claridge said in a news release. “Von’s will offer locals and destination travelers our house-made sourdough pasta preparations, sharable pizzas, built-on house fermented sourdough, and Von’s hamburgers, just to name a few customer favorites. We have imagined what will be a gorgeous space: Our famous 1000+ spirits back bar will be prominent, (and) we plan an expansive indoor dining room/bar area plus 30 seasonal patio seats.”’