Penny Profiler #2

Peanut butter and jelly.  Steak and frites.  Macaroni and cheese.  Potatoes and gravy.  Certain things belong together and Val Markus and Craig Serbousek are no different.  Part wine maven, part food guru, and much, much more they offer a slice of balance and joy to Ballard and beyond.  Val’s wine knowledge and portfolio are impressive to say the least (  Her spunk, fervor and grace are SO infectious.   Craig’s soft spoken, humorous, and attentive nature makes me melt.  Craig has left his mark on Queen Anne with his two restaurants Crow and Betty.  Both are worthy destinations and local institutions!  ( and

Their significant penny donation is appreciated.  Their friendship is treasured.