It’s not every day that I get to enjoy the company of Braiden Rex-Johnson. She’s visiting here from Seattle, for the holidays. We had a great lunch at Craftbar with Wiley publicist David Greenberg. If you don’t know anything about Braiden, I can highly recommend her new cookbook, Pacific Northwest Wining & Dining. It’s an armchair tour of the region — wineries, restaurants, food purveyors — with gorgeous photography by Jackie Johnston. Barnes & Noble stores all around the area have this book stocked.