Heather Ray

Heather Ray

Heather is a regular contributor to print & web projects in the Bargreen marketing department. She is a puppy and literature enthusiast.

Recent Posts by Heather Ray:

Simple Steps for Presenting & Serving Wine Properly


The ritual of presentation when serving a bottle of wine at the table is as old as dining out itself. Presentation sets the whole experience apart from simply sharing wine with friends at home. Practice with your staff to make sure they're giving wine presentation the attention it deserves.

Start with these simple steps from winespectator.com, then add your own signature flourishes to your technique. 

Topics: Bartending Tips & Tricks

Aloha from Kona Coffee & Tea Company

The new  Kona Coffee & Tea Company is located just off the waterfront of Kailua Bay in the North Kona Districtof Hawaiʻi. Owner Malia Bolton wanted to grow her small but thriving coffee brand in an established area with higher traffic.  When Starbucks moved out of this location off of Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy, she found just the opportunity she was looking for.

Topics: Restaurant Design Restaurants & Bars

Contract Design Feature: Bob's Classic Restaurant & Distillery

Located just over the George Sellar bridge on the East Side of the Columbia River from Wenatchee, lies East Wenatchee, WA. There you will find the latest project partnership between Bargreen-Ellingson and the Kuske family. Owner Peter Kuske’s inspiration for Bob’s Classic Restaurant & Distillery comes from his father Bob Kuske’s love of nostalgia from bygone eras and simpler times. You can see this tribute infused throughout the decor and atmosphere of Bob’s Classic. 

Topics: Restaurant Design Restaurants & Bars

Contract Design Project Feature: Pacific Pizza & Brew

Pacific Pizza and Brew is a family style pizza parlor and pub located on Bend, Oregon’s SW side. Nestled in the pines of a newly developed shopping district, Pacific Pizza is not your typical family-style pizza experience. Their pies present as a cross between a classic New York style crust and Sicilian crust, but round. The edges of the crust are slightly raised and intermittently spotted, but not charred. The moderately chewy, pliant center can still fold and hold the weight of the toppings. Pies are topped with both gourmet and classic offerings highlighted by a bright tomato base.

Topics: Restaurant Design Restaurants & Bars