Monday, April 19, 2021

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Downtown’s Historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel Plans to Unveil New Bar April 30

Some old school swank is getting an upgrade. After undergoing a multi-million dollar restoration, the historic 97-year-old Fairmont Olympic Hotel on University Street aims to unveil its new lobby bar on April 30, the centerpiece of the building’s revival....

Indoor Dining Continues in Washington, But Inslee Urges People to ‘Take It Outside’

It’s a confusing time right now in Washington state, mixed with hope and dread. COVID cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, but vaccinations are accelerating. All adults are eligible to receive the shot, but finding appointments is a...

New Creole Restaurant Comes From a Basketball Pro-Turned-Flight Attendant-Turned-Chef

Chef Hampton Isom leads a full life, jetting around the country as a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines and delighting Des Moines, Washington, with his wonderful Creole cooking. But he still laments the time NBA legend Larry Johnson posterized...

Venerable Coffee Shop Bauhaus Closes Its Ballard Location After Seven Years

Ballard’s saying goodbye to one coffee mainstay. Venerable shop Bauhaus Strong Coffee recently announced on Instagram that it would close its location in the neighborhood permanently after service April 15. “Our lease is up and after this rough year...

Washington’s Legislature Passes Bill That Would Allow Takeout Booze for Two More Years

In the early days of the pandemic, Washington made an adjustment to its liquor laws, allowing bars and restaurants to serve cocktails and other alcoholic drinks for takeout. Those relaxed rules continue to be enormously popular among patrons and...

Totem Lake’s Anticipated New Restaurant Silverlake Ramen to Open April 23

Welcome back to Eater News, a semi-regular round-up of mini news bites. Have info to share? Email intel to [email protected] Totem Lake’s Anticipated Restaurant Silverlake Ramen to Open April 23 The Eastside’s about to get a solid new noodle...

King County Meets Phase 3 Requirements, Will Remain Open for Indoor Dining at 50 Percent

As anticipated, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the status of all the state’s counties in the “Healthy Washington” reopening process on Monday, April 12. Despite the steady rise in COVID cases over the past several weeks, King County will remain...

What It’ll Be Like to Eat and Drink at the Seattle Kraken’s Official Restaurant

NHL hockey is coming to town in late 2021, bringing beer and bites along with it. The Seattle Kraken recently announced its official flagship restaurant, the Kraken Bar & Grill, will make its debut at the team’s training facility...

Inslee Just Made It a Little Easier for Seattle Restaurants to Stay at 50 Percent Capacity

On Friday, April 9, Gov. Jay Inslee made some important changes to the requirements for staying in phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan. In order to maintain the status quo, keeping restaurant dining rooms open at 50 percent...

Seattle’s Shota Nakajima Nabs His First (Co)Win on ‘Top Chef: Portland’

Seattle’s lone representative on “Top Chef: Portland” is off to a hot start. A week after a top four showing in the new season’s first elimination challenge, Shota Nakajima cooked the judges’ favorite dish alongside fellow contestant Avishar Barua...

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