Justin Rosgen

Justin Rosgen

Manager & Wine Director at Marine Hardware

Justin has spent time in and out of the restaurant business since he was fifteen. He has studied at the Northwest Wine Academy and Seattle University. Before taking over managerial duties at both Anchovies & Olives and Bar Cotto, Justin sold wine for several distributors here in Seattle.


Marysville, Washington

First Restaurant Job

Dishwasher at El Toro Mexican Restaurant

Last Restaurant Job


Alternate Universe Career

Athletic Trainer-Pro Soccer

Favorite Late Night Snack

Chips & Salsa

After Work Hangout

My Couch

Favorite Seattle Restaurants

Revel, Spinasse, Green Leaf

Best Meal Ever

Oh so many. But the 1st time I met my wife's family in Piedmont I had such an amazing meal. It included the craziest antipasti and then we had white truffles shaved over risotto. Can't really beat that.

What do you love about Seattle?

The ability to be outdoors any season of the year. I love to hike, run, snowboard, kick the ball and surf (though I don't really like cold water). I also love that we are a progressive city.

Favorite Place In The World

Acqui Terme, Italy
Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
San Sebastián, Spain

Secret Ingredient

Montenegro—it makes everything better

Can't Live Without

My little family (D, L, & P)

What's On The DVR?

Mars, Lots of Soccer, Anthony Bourdaine, SNL

What's On The Nightstand?

A couple of parenting books & Boozehound

What's On The iPod?

Run the Jewels, Too $hort, Yeasayer, the Kills

Favorite Movie Quote

“Can I get a Rib”

What Have You Learned?

Be humble and inviting. No one likes someone with too big ego and if you are in this industry and you don't want to take care of people, you are in it for the wrong reasons. And that quality always wins - don't sell yourself short.

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