Justin Rosgen

Justin Rosgen

Manager and Wine Director at Anchovies & Olives and Bar Cotto

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

Manager at Blu Water Bistro

Alternate Universe Career

Athletic Trainer-Pro Soccer

Favorite Late Night Snack

Chips & Salsa

After Work Hangout

Bar Sue

Favorite Seattle Restaurants

Revel, Spinasse, Green Leaf

Restaurant Pet Peeve

People not knowing their products, boring beverage programs.

What do you love about Seattle?

The outdoor yet refined feeling, the summers, the food scene right now.

Favorite Place In The World

Not sure I have one, but I really love Pavones, Costa Rica, Acqui Terme, Italy, San Sebastián, Spain.

Can't Live Without

Good coffee

What's On The DVR?

Breaking Bad, Soccer

What's On The Nightstand?

Glass for Water

What's On The iPod?

El-P, Killer Mike, Palma Violet, Too Short

Favorite Movie Quote

“Listen Mama, it may be bigger than you and it may be bigger than me, but it ain't bigger than you and me! Can you dig it?”

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