Coho Restaurant Specials


Coho Restaurant-Best of…Great Dining in Town…

Chef’s Tasting Special
Come in early!
This special only runs from 5:00 to 5:45 pm.

Our two for $70 special has been so popular, we decided to keep it for awhile. Two can come in any evening and enjoy three course dinners including soup and salad, choice of entrée from our current specials menu, and house made ice cream for dessert plus a bottle of wine for just $70!

Got a third person joining you? No problem – we’ll add another glass of wine with the same three-course meal for an additional $35.


Dining at its Best

This is the best dining value on the Island!

Coho Restaurant, in Friday Harbor Washington, serves Island grown Pacific Northwest cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Coho’s talented chefs create exciting menus developed around the season, and the best of what the local farmers harvest. The weekly changing menu items are prepared fresh from scratch daily, including breads, pastas, and desserts, and the staff will readily accommodate special requests and dietary restrictions. They will even cater your special event.

Coho Restaurant is set in a historic Craftsman House – three blocks from the ferry landing in downtown Friday Harbor. With only 9 tables, the restaurant strikes that perfect blend of casual elegance. Whether you arrive in jeans and sandals or cocktail finery, you’ll feel right at home in the intimate dining room. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain

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Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain-Could there be a food-based cure for schizophrenia, bipolar, and depressive disorders? It is my firm conviction that diet – both what it may be deficient in as well as its potential toxicity – can cause what we label as mental illness. In medical school, we learn about the mental repercussions of nutrient deficiencies such as Beriberi (thiamin), Pellagra (niacin), and B12-deficiency induced dementia. We know that minerals such as magnesium and zinc are critical cofactors for basic functions, and that fatty acids are essential in the support of cell membrane health.

I believe in a partnership with my patients; however, my most paternalistic mandate, as a psychiatrist, is that of a gluten and casein free dietary trial.

What’s that? they often ask.

Gluten, from the Latin, “glue” is a composite of proteins comprised of gliadin and glutenin, found in wheat, with similar ‘glutinous’ proteins known as prolamines found in related grains such as rye (secalin), corn (zein), and barley (horedin), and casein is the name for a family of proteins in mammalian milk. How does this relate to the average patient scheduling an appointment with a psychiatrist? Is it possible that our modern, post-industrial foods – sugar, gluten, processed dairy, and genetically modified soy and corn are conspiring with nutrient deficiencies in an incendiary collaboration that will give rise to gut/brain pathology?

Vote for the Best on San Juan Island

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Evening Magazine’s annual “Best Northwest Escapes”

Here is your chance to participate in voting for the “Best of San Juan Island” .  Our recommendations are the following:

Best Luxury Hotel: The Island Inn at 123 West

Best Bed and Breakfast: The Tucker House

Best Cabins: Lakedale Resort


Best Resort: Snug Harbor Resort

Click on this link Vote Here

Such a Sight to See

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P1100367After this long winter with all of the blustery weather, arctic chill and heavy rains it was so good to see the daffodils announcing the arrival of a new season. This shot was taken this afternoon 3/9/14 and was such a pleasant sight to see.

Waterfront Home Coming Soon


P1100326P1100322P1100321P1100320P1100317Stunning resort like setting, close to the marina, shops and airstrip at world famous Roche Harbor Resort. Enjoy sunrise & sunset looking over Spieden Channel to the Gulf Islands. From the great room you look out onto a large deck, ideal for entertaining with a hot tub. A great community beach just a short walk away.

The property is currently used as a vacation rental by owner (VRBO) Enjoy the added advantage of income property to your Island getaway. Click here for more details

Shikimate Pathways-Sound Familiar? Didn’t Think So


Shikimate Pathways– You have probably never heard of these shikimate pathways, They are not a pathway you walk down, they are metabolic pathways and this is what glyphosate (The active ingredient in RoundUP) interferes  with, to kill the plants it is sprayed on. GMO plants are modified to resist this treatment. Being that human’s do not have Shikimate Pathways in their cells, then therefore RoundUP is safe. Right? Wrong, it turns out that all the bacteria that we have in our bodies, which out number our cells 10-1, all have Shikimate Pathways. Without this bacteria we don’t live. photoIn a previous post there was a link to an interview with Dr Stephanie Seneff that is so important we are posting it again. Especially if you have children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, because this stuff really takes a toll on children. Click here to go to this interview.

Roche Harbor Salmon Classic

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P1100257As of 2 pm this afternoon Andy Holman was in first place with a 20 lb 2 oz salmon, 2nd place was 16 lb 2 0z an third  place was 14 lb 6 oz. Final weigh in for the Classic will be at 6 pm this evening followed by dinner and a lot of anti-freeze.

New Research on Round-Up-


Best of San Juan Islands - Accommodation - Tucker House InnLast year, groundbreaking research was published suggesting that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, might be “a crucially important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions.”

If you missed it, please take the time to listen to Jeff Smith’s interview with one of the authors of that research, Dr. Stephanie Seneff, reposted above. The lead author and researcher on this groundbreaking study was Anthony Samsel.

They spray nearly one BILLION pounds of Roundup every year for conventional crop production, but genetically engineered (GE) crops see some of the heaviest use, as so-called Roundup Ready crops are designed to withstand otherwise lethal doses of this chemical.

Tests published last year also showed that people in 18 countries across Europe have glyphosate in their bodies,1 while yet a third study revealed the chemical has estrogenic properties and drive breast cancer proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range.2

Now, research published in the International Journal of Toxicology3 in January adds even more fuel to the fire, as it reveals that glyphosate-based formulations like Roundup pose a threat to human health through cytotoxicity and oxidative effects. Such formulations were also found to be lethal to human liver cells.  Click Here For The Rest of The Article

11th Annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic

P1100227Roche Harbor 11th Annual Salmon Classic

Who says it is dead in the middle of winter out here in the San Juans. Next week is the 11th Annual Roche Harbor Salmon Classic. Limited to 100 boats, this tournament sold out in early JanuaryP1100226. There is a $700 entry fee per boat and each boat can have up to 4 anglers. Last years winner of the 1st place fish weighed 22.3 lbs. This year if the 1st place fish weighs more than 30 lbs there is a $30,000 bonus cash prize. The weigh in fish are limited to hatchery fish who have a tendency to be smaller than the wild stock. We will keep you posted on how this tournament goes. You can see the preparations getting the parking lot in front of the Roche Harbor Store ready for all of the tents that will house the event activities and dinner.

‘Gluten Brain’: Wheat Cuts off Blood Flow to Frontal Cortex


As far back as 1954, reports of the full or partial resolution of schizophrenia following a gluten free diet began to surface in the medical literature. We covered this remarkable pattern of associations in a previous article titled, “60 Years of Research Links Gluten Grains to Schizophrenia.” While the explanation for this intriguing connection has remained focused on the disruption of the gut-brain axis and the presence in wheat of a wide range of pharmacologically active and mostly opioid receptor modulating polypeptides, a new and possibly more disturbing explanation is beginning to surface: wheat consumption cuts off blood flow to the brain.breakfast

From our friends from and the founder Sayer Ji, is an excellent article on the negative and widespread effects wheat is playing in our daily lives. Click here to read the full article

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