MISS OLIVE FINDS HER FUREVER HOME WINS THE BRONZE 2019 MOONBEAM CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD

First Book in Miss Olive’s Trilogy Awarded Bronze in Animals/Pets Fiction Category

SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, October 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home, a children’s book about a rescue dog finding a loving home, was awarded the prestigious Moonbeam Bronze Award for the category of Animals/Pets (Fiction). Written by Susan Marie and Miss Olive herself, and Illustrated by Rebekah Phillips, the book is the first in a trilogy about Miss Olive’s adventures.

Recommended for ages four through nine, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home teaches children an important lesson about life and what it means to be accepted for who you are. Through the Miss Olive book series, children learn that bringing a pet into a loving home can be an incredibly rewarding experience.

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and Jenkins Group are proud to announce that Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home was chosen to receive an award from a total of 1,150 entries this year. Launched in 2007, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators. The awards celebrate children’s books and honor those who create the stories that encourage kids to foster a sense of wonder and a life-long love of reading.

“I’m so honored to be recognized by The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and Jenkins Group,” said author Susan Marie. “It also means so much to me that Miss Olive’s message of compassion and acceptance is reaching more children. We all want those things, not just humans, but animals as well.”

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home follows a little Italian Greyhound with three legs who is alone in an animal shelter. She dreams of being adopted by a loving family. On her journey to find her forever home, Miss Olive feels love and kindness from her foster mom and finds friendship with other animals who are waiting for adoption. One by one, all of the other dogs are adopted into happy families and Miss Olive begins to wonder if it will ever happen for her. She ultimately learns that dreams do come true.

About Susan Marie
For over fifteen years, Susan Marie has been spreading the word about puppy love through her nationally syndicated weekly radio show, The Doggy Diva Show. On her show, Susan interviews pet care experts, dog trainers, authors and representatives from animal rescue organizations. Past guests include Bob Barker, Dean Koontz, Julia Cameron, Alison Eastwood, and America's Veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker. The Doggy Diva Show can be heard on Pet Life Radio, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Speak Up Talk Radio.

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home won the DWAA Maxwell Medallion for 2018 Children’s Book of the Year. The award recognizes and encourages writers who exhibit talent, resourcefulness, dedication and integrity in their writing about dogs and dog-related topics. The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) was created in 1935 at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The best known feature of the DWAA is its annual writing contest, which encourages excellence in writing about dogs in all aspects of communication.

Susan is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators as well as the Dog Writer’s Association of America and the Florida Writers Association. A devoted champion of animals, Susan donates a portion of the proceeds from the Miss Olive book to various animal rescue services. She’s passionate about passing along the love of animals to future generations.

About Miss Olive:
Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home is the first book in a trilogy about the adventures of Miss Olive, an Italian Greyhound rescue. The real Miss Olive was adopted in 2015 by author Susan Marie from Italian Greyhound ‎Rescue of the Gulf Coast. Miss Olive was a victim of neglect and health issues, having lost her teeth due to lack of medical attention and one of her legs to cancer. The neglect and illness that she experienced has never affected her loving, gentle spirit; she is always ready for a snuggle.

Miss Olive joins Susan Marie at the microphone each week as the co-host of the radio show, The Doggy Diva Show airing on Pet Life Radio. Along Florida’s Suncoast, the name Miss Olive is synonymous with the bringing together of homeless pets to loving families everywhere.

Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home is available on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.

Learn more about Susan, Miss Olive and Miss Olive’s book trilogy by visiting www.TheDoggyDiva.com.

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Blockchain-Based Student Verification Solution to Protect Student’s Credentials

Oracle and N2N Services to offer centralized ledger to protect integrity of transcripts throughout student’s professional growth and development

REDWOOD SHORES, CALIFORNIA, USA, October 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Higher education institutions have traditionally handled degree certification and credentials validation through time consuming manual processes that are prone to human error and potential falsification. To address these issues, and to grant students ownership of their credentials, Oracle has partnered with N2N Services to create EduChain, a blockchain personal ledger solution using the Oracle Blockchain Platform. N2N EduChain will streamline and secure the credential verification process, increase process efficiency, and improve the overall student experience.

The EduChain personal ledger solution is a centralized and holistic ledger of all of a student’s skills and certifications from formal degrees throughout an individual’s professional growth and development and will allow students to share their academic transcript with a prospective employer or another educational institution directly from their smartphone or desktop. This user-friendly, mobile-ready solution will replace the resource-intensive process of manually requesting transcripts. Universities will be able to reduce costs associated with the manual process of managing verification requests and ensure data accuracy by reducing manual interventions to credential verification.

The higher education industry has also seen many instances in which credentials are falsified or altered. This new personal value ledger enables institutions to securely validate student records and preserve the integrity and standing of the institution and the credentials it has granted.

“Obtaining credentials is expensive and time consuming, both for the student and the institution,” said Kathleen Reid-Martinez, provost and chief academic officer at Oral Roberts University. “This solution provides an efficient, fluid and secure way for students to manage and own their credentials. This kind of innovation is instrumental in helping us to evolve our processes and transform our institutions for the next generation of students.”

“Students want to own their credentials and be able to easily provide them to other institutions and potential employers” said Keith Rajecki, vice president of public sector, education, and research industry solutions at Oracle. “This is one more way Oracle is helping our customers improve student outcomes, raise the standing of their institutions through research and results, and increase operational efficiency to ensure future sustainability and success.”

“This solution provides a platform to the students to integrate their structured and learning transcripts in a simple, unified platform,” said Mr. Kodithala, founder and chief executive officer of N2N Services Inc. “These transcripts will be validated on N2N’s Blockchain platform. N2N’s personal value ledger would give institutions that are part of the blockchain network the ability to confirm the authenticity and relevance of those assets.”

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About Oracle Blockchain
Only Oracle provides a comprehensive blockchain offering, including business-ready Oracle Blockchain Applications Cloud and Oracle Blockchain Platform for developers who need to build or integrate their applications. Oracle's blockchain applications are built with Oracle Blockchain Platform and seamlessly connect with Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and other Oracle Cloud Applications. Oracle Blockchain Platform is production ready with enterprise-grade capabilities, easy to adopt, and quick to develop upon, accelerating customer's blockchain journeys and saving their costs.

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115 Orlando Employers at the Diversity Job Fair – November 22th, 2019 Amway Center

Job Fair Orlando

Jobs in Orlando Florida

Over 6,500 Jobs, Free Parking, Professional Headshots and Career Experts

“This job fair is not only for those looking for a job but also for those currently working who are underemployed, tired of commuting long distances or just plain ready to make a job change".”

— Roger Lear

ORLANDO, FL, UNITED STATES, October 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida Blue, Florida Classic Career Expo & Diversity Job Fair will feature over 115 employers and 6,500 open jobs.

This one of a kind career event will take place at the Amway Center on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 10 am-2 pm. Employers from over 17 sectors (both private and public) will be live to showcase their job opportunities. Jobs in healthcare, technology, sales, hospitality, education, public sector, construction, skilled labor, security, customer service, and so many more.

“Let’s face it…employers are having a hard time finding talent in our low unemployment situation in Orlando”, said Roger Lear, President of OrlandoJobs.com. “This career expo and job fair is not only for those looking for a job but also for those currently working who are underemployed, tired of commuting long distances or just plain ready to make a job change. Job seekers have great power today, and you can use this to meet outstanding employers live at this event”.

Many of Orlando’s top companies are participating, including Orlando Health, Universal Orlando, Florida Blue, Tri-City Electrical, Orange County Fire Rescue, Penske, Exploria Resorts, City Furniture, ADP, Tews Company, University of Florida, Massey Services, and UCF to name a few. Updated information about all job fair related information can be found at www.OrlandoJobs.com/jobfair.

Job seekers are invited to attend the career expo to learn from world-class career speakers to learn the tactics needed to land great jobs. Lisa Maile’s session, “Power Interviewing: Present the Strongest, Most Marketable YOU,” is so powerful it will make you realize that your appearance, nonverbal communication, and soft skills, when perfected, maybe more important than many of the skills needed for the job. All sessions take place for FREE at the Amway Center.

“Many job seekers apply to jobs and never hear back from the employer.”, said Lear states. “A career event like this one gives job seekers a chance to meet live company recruiters. The first impression a job seeker makes is ten times more valuable than emailing a resume. It is important to meet live recruiters if you want to upgrade your career”.

The 2019 Florida Blue, Florida Classic Career Expo & Diversity Job Fair on November 22, 2019, is free
to the public, and job seekers are urged to sign up today. Free parking at the GEICO Garage sponsored by Holler Classic and free professional headshots by Mindy Kerr Photography. In addition to free career classes, professional resume reviewers will be on hand to help you with your resume. All job fair information for employers and job seekers can be found at www.OrlandoJobs.com/JobFair.

About OrlandoJobs.com

OrlandoJobs.com is Central Florida’s #1 online job site, with an average of 110,000 visitors per
month. The site was founded in 2005 by Roger Lear and Scott Kotroba, and is the official
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Texidi launches app to discover the IT landscape & jargon

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, October 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — IT has become an essential part of everyone’s life and business. However, there is still a big gap when it comes to fully understanding this field. Several studies at national and European level have also highlighted the shortage of technical profiles and the pressing need to find technical profiles to fill the growing demand.

Texidi tackles these issues with a fresh approach.It is the first mobile app to teach IT terms to non-tech profiles in a fun and interactive way.Texidi combines learning and gaming in one app. The app shows not only the possibilities of technology, but also gives an overview of the different jobs within the sector.

Users can put their knowledge to test and see how they stand out amongst their peers.There are different planets that you will be unlocking as you play, plenty of explanations and comparisons with real life to make it tangible.

“The goal of Texidi is to make IT understandable and fun at the same time. If you don’t understand the concepts, it may seem boring and difficult, but IT is actually a lot of fun” says Product Owner Filip Van Doninck.

This first release is aimed at tech recruiters, those already involved in IT or curious about what this field can offer to them. In the near future, a version for children and teenagers will be available to reinforce the existing initiatives to bring IT education to their daily lives.
About Texidi:

Texidi is a new initiative of Hackages, an EdTech company based in Brussels and Amsterdam, to support the learning of non-technical profiles. With blog posts, videos, podcasts between recruiters and developers and the new app, Texidi aims at bringing IT to the forefront for business profiles and those profiles who are curious to understand this world.

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Baby Feeding Bottles Market 2019 Global Analysis, Opportunities And Forecast To 2025

WiseGuyReports has added new market study to its database, titled “2019 Global and Regional Baby Feeding Bottles Market Research Report Forecast 2025”.

PUNE , MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, October 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Report Description:

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Baby feeding bottles are the bottles which are primarily used by the baby for drinking water and at times used for drinking water. The bottle consist a nipple, collar and cover of the bottle. The shape of the nipples comes under different sizes in accordance to the convenience of the babies. The bottles come under different sizes and designs. In the recent time, manufactures are focusing on showing the safety and convenience of the bottles. They have manufacturing BPA-free bottles to attract the crowd. These bottles are used to feed baby infant formula as they are easy to hold and very convenient.

Demand Scenario
The global baby feeding bottles market was USD 2624.45 million in 2018 and is estimated to reach USD 3483.93 million by 2025 at a CAGR of 4.13% during the forecast period

Growth by Region
Asia Pacific is the current profitable region and is forecasted to be the dominant region in this market. The major reason of this is attributed to the higher birth rate among other regions. Rest of the regions will grow at an average rate.

Drivers vs. Constraints
The increase in the infant formula market led to increase in growth in the baby feeding bottles. Parents find these bottles easy to use, durable and easy to store. This positive outlook helps in market growth. The companies are producing the individual parts of the bottle which make it very convenient for the user to modify the bottle according to their needs. This positive outlook helps in market growth. However, the harmful BPA mixes with milk over the time and become harmful for the baby as it affects the brain and health of the baby. Also many doctors recommend breast feeding because many doctors do not find need to use these bottles. All these factors hinder the market growth.

Industry Structure and Updates
• March 2017 – Olababy introduced first line of Non-silicone toxin free bottles for babies. This bottle is sage to use and have all the characteristics which a good bottle should possess
• June 2018 – Como Tomo organised an event where where they launched their best ever product where ease the moms to transfer their milk to the bootle without ejection. Many soon-to-be moms’ and moms were invited to the event.
• February 2018 – Tommee Tippee announced its new Advanced Anti-Colic baby bottle that is designed and proven to reduce colic. It also includes a new heat sensing feature for milk temperature.

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Jake Avila’s "Cave Diver" wins Adventure Writers Competition’s 2019 Clive Cussler Grandmaster award.

2019 AWC winner Jake Avila and Dirk Cussler

2019 AWC winner Jake Avila and Dirk Cussler

AWC Grandmaster winner and finalists (L to R) Jake Avila, A.W. Baldwin, Landon Beach

2019 AWC Grandmaster winner and finalists (L to R) Jake Avila, A.W. Baldwin, Landon Beach

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Dirk Cussler chose the 2019 winner. Jeff Edwards awarded Landon Beach's "The Sail" and A.W. Baldwin's "Raptor Canyon" as co-finalists.

Winning the AWC competition “validated my decision to pursue full-time writing. I stopped my teaching career, and I felt like I could do it. It’s a wonderful validation.”

— AWC Grandmaster winner Jake Avilla

PHOENIX, AZ, USA, October 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dirk Cussler, best-selling author and Adventure Writers Competition finalist judge announced Jake Avila, author of the action-thriller novel "Cave Diver" as the winner of the 2019 Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award at the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society convention. During his acceptance speech, Jake said he was “surprised and delighted, a wonderful feeling”. He also recognized his co-finalists Landon Beach (The Sail) and A.W. Baldwin (Raptor Canyon), now his friends, and mentioned how honored he was to be in such company. All books are available on Amazon.

“It is no small feat to write an adventure novel that grabs a reader’s interest and keeps them turning the pages until the end,” said Dirk Cussler to a crowded room the final night of the convention. “All three of you were able to do that. Fantastic reads.”

Traveling all the way from Australia to the award ceremony with his father Ian, Jake said that winning the AWC competition “validated my decision to pursue full-time writing. I stopped my teaching career, and I felt like I could do it. It’s a wonderful validation. When you are an independent author it’s so hard top cut through, so hard to be noticed. To have an esteemed group of judges examine my work and really enjoy it…it’s fantastic.”

The Adventure Writers Competition is now in its ninth year and is specifically for novels in the action/adventure/thriller genre. “Each year we receive entries from all over the world, based on so many different subjects, it makes judges dizzy with excitement,” said Peter Greene, the Adventure Writers Competition Director. “This is a hard contest to win, and without the great support of the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society, Braveship Books and AJM Books, we just couldn’t make it happen. We exist to help writers get their work noticed. That’s it. And these three gentlemen deserve to be noticed!”

The 2020 Adventure Writers Competition will be open for submissions beginning January 1, 2020 and continue through April 30, 2020. www.adventurewriterscompetition.com

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The Benefits of Pranic Breathing

LAGUNA HILLS, CALIFORNIA, USA, October 13, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Most people breathe in a manner that increases the risk of stress and various other ailments in the body.

In his practical discourse What is Pranic Breathing?, Louix Dor Dempriey teaches us how to engage in the powerful—yet simple—practice of pranic breathing and how just a few minutes per day can help relieve stress, anger, headaches, shortness of breath, low energy, and much more.

To learn more about Louix Dor Dempriey and his non-profit educational foundation, as well as his teachings and events, please visit: www.Louix.org.

About the Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation

The Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the teachings and humanitarian works of Louix Dor Dempriey. Its mission is to help people remember and restore their inherent divinity, and to walk in this world as unconditional love.

Louix Dor Dempriey is a spiritual Master who has dedicated his life to helping other people attain self-mastery in all areas of their lives, so that they, too, can experience true joy and inner peace, regardless of worldly circumstances. Louix's darshan, as well as his illuminating discourses, meditations, and ceremonies, have invoked profound transformation in thousands of people worldwide. With grace and humor, Louix imparts timeless wisdom in contemporary, practical teachings—that transcend all faiths, paths, religions, and cultures. He resides at Prema Drala Ashram in Laguna Hills, California.

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Poets in Parks Resident Steve Bellin-Oka Reads at Gettysburg

Poet Steve Bellin-Oka Event

In these poems, I will take up the legacy of the war in contemporary America in an effort to contribute to our making sense of why it still holds such power over us.”

— Steve Bellin-Oka, Poets in Parks Resident

GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, US, October 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Continuing a unique partnership with the Poetry Foundation, the National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Gettysburg Foundation, the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), is proud to present a reading with the second Poets in Parks artist-in-residence, Steve Bellin-Oka, on October 11, 2019, 1:00–2:00 PM.

The public is invited to experience Bellin-Oka’s poetry with a reading, and a display of his work in the park’s Museum and Visitor Center. Bellin-Oka’s reads new poems directly inspired by the presences on the battlefield, which deal organically with the issues of trauma and cultural memory. For Bellin-Oka, the past never goes away, just resonates afresh; he says, “In these poems, I will take up the legacy of the war in contemporary America in an effort to contribute to our making sense of why it still holds such power over us.”

Bellin-Oka earned his MFA from the University of Virginia and his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. He is the author of a chapbook, Dead Letter Office at North Atlantic Station. His first book of poems, Instructions for Seeing a Ghost, won the 2019 Vassar Miller Prize and will be published in 2020 by the University of North Texas Press. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up surrounded by Civil War battlefields. He currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he is a Tulsa Artists Fellow.

This reading is the first on the Poets in Parks tour. Bellin-Oka will travel to Washington, D.C. and the Poetry Foundation in Chicago with the first Poets in Parks resident, Los Angeles poet Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. The poets will read the work they developed during their one-month residencies at the Klingel House in the heart of the Gettysburg Battlefield. The tour is sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, the Gettysburg Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Now in its second year at the park, Poets in Parks first artist residency expressly designed and curated to raise the profile of poetry as a vibrant and modern way to do public art. The National Parks Arts Foundation hopes to bring the program to additional parks in the coming years.

About the National Park Arts Foundation
The National Parks Arts Foundation is a nonprofit offering Artist in Residence Programs, Museum In-Loan Programs, and Workshops nationwide at a number of National Parks.
Website: https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/
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About the Poetry Foundation 
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit poetryfoundation.org.

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The National Space Society Mourns the Passing of Alexi Leonov, The First Spacewalker

Alexi Leonov during his spacewalk on March 18, 1965.

Pioneering Soviet Cosmonaut Risked His Life in Space, Participated in First International Cooperation in Space

Alexi Leonov was one of the greats in spaceflight. His early exploits in space set the stage for later accomplishments by both the Soviet Union and the United States.”

— Bruce Pittman, Senior Operating Officer of the National Space Society

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, October 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Former Soviet cosmonaut Alexi Leonov, A Space Age pioneer and the first human to perform an extravehicular activity, or spacewalk, died today, October 11, at the age of 85.

As part of the early cadre of Soviet cosmonauts, Leonov exited his Voskhod 2 spacecraft, co-piloted by Pavel Belyayev, on March 18, 1965. Using a primitive inflatable airlock, the first of its kind, he stayed outside the orbiting craft for just over 12 minutes. When it was time to reenter the Voskhod capsule, he realized that his pressure suit had become over-inflated, and had to bleed air from a small valve to return, an extremely dangerous procedure.

Leonov flew again in 1975 during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, commanding a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft that docked with the last American Apollo capsule, which was under the command of astronaut Donald “Deke” Slayton. The two remained lifelong friends after the mission, and Apollo-Soyuz set the stage for later cooperation between the two Cold War superpowers in the subsequent Shuttle-Mir program and the International Space Station. That cooperation in space has continued, despite challenges in international politics, to this day aboard the ISS.

Besides his pioneering role in the early space program of the Soviet Union, Leonov was an accomplished artist and was considered an elder statesman in the international space community, providing inspiration for future astronauts of many nations.

“Alexi Leonov was one of the greats in spaceflight,” said Bruce Pittman, Senior Operating Officer of the NSS. “His early exploits in space set the stage for later accomplishments by both the Soviet Union and the United States. He will be missed by those who knew him, and the NSS mourns his passing, extending condolences to the Russian spaceflight community.”

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Sam Cover showcases Seattle's best-rated restaurants

Celebrated chef and Pacific Northwest native Sam Cover takes a closer look at three of Seattle's top-rated eateries.

SPOKANE, WA, UNITED STATES, October 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — With 2019 now more and more rapidly drawing to a close, and with barely ten weeks until the end of the year, celebrated chef and restaurateur Sam Cover, from Washington State, reveals Seattle's most popular and best-rated eateries of the last twelve months.

"According to TripAdvisor, Seattle's most highly rated restaurants include a trendy Italian, a unique Korean gastropub, and a cozy, family-friendly pizzeria," Cover reveals.

The Pink Door, TripAdvisor's current Travelers' Choice among restaurants in Seattle, boasts a score of 4.5/5 based on more than 2,600 reviews making it the third best-rated restaurant in the city as of October 2019. "Marketed as Italian, contemporary, and vegetarian-friendly, The Pink Door is immensely popular with locals and tourists alike," explains Sam Cover, "which is often a great indication of a fantastic restaurant, especially in a large city such as Seattle."

"We aspire to create a stellar culinary and visual experience," suggest the restaurant's owners. Smart casual dress, they stress, is required. "Grazie!" adds the award-winning Italian eatery.

In second place, Cover reveals, is Chan, a uniquely positioned Korean gastropub. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner five years in a row, the establishment is widely praised for both its food and ambiance. "Vegetarian-friendly and with a wide range of gluten-free options, Chan is wildly deserving of its place toward the very top of Seattle's best restaurants," adds the chef and Pacific Northwest gourmet.

Taking the top spot, however, is Pizzeria Credo, located on California Avenue in West Seattle. "Rated number one out of more than 3,200 restaurants in the city, Italian eatery Pizzeria Credo, which, again, is vegetarian-friendly, is, of course, famed for its incredible pizzas," reveals Cover.

Another TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, the Italian restaurant promises wood-fired, Napoletano-style, thin-crust pizza, made from imported Italian flour and tomatoes, with homemade mozzarella. "Credo's gourmet pasta, meanwhile, is made from classic Italian recipes," adds Sam. What's more, Credo's chef Jacques' famous signature salads are, he says, both beautiful and delicious in equal measure, thanks to a mix of local organic greens and fresh fruits, cheeses, nuts, and flowers. "Families, too, are always welcome at this most popular and cozy West Seattle eatery," adds the renowned chef, originally from Spokane.

In addition to award-winning restaurants, Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in America's Pacific Northwest, also boasts thousands of acres of stunning parkland and evergreen forests, flanked by towering mountains. Washington State's largest city with a population of more than 700,000, it's also home to a thriving tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon alike headquartered in the Seattle metro area. "A 1962 World's Fair legacy, it's also home to the world-famous Space Needle, its most futuristic and iconic landmark," adds Cover, wrapping up.

Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, renowned chef Sam Cover has made a name for himself working in kitchens across Spokane County and elsewhere in America, from Los Angeles to New York City, managing teams in some of the nation's most highly regarded restaurants and hotels. The chef is known, in particular, for his fresh fish and seafood dishes. To date, Sam has enjoyed more than two decades of fast-paced life as a chef, winning multiple awards for his food in the process, and shows no sign of slowing down as he prepares to open a brand new restaurant in spring 2020.

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Source: EIN Presswire