One Last Bite

Which restaurants are closing for good?

It breaks my heart to see so many restaurants having to close around us during this pandemic. I totally understand their reasoning behind it, but that doesn't make it any less painful, especially when we all know that national leadership might have been able to prevent much of the damage.

At any rate, it would be nice to share some of the restaurants closing up that we might want to visit one last time for takeout before they're gone. Tarsan i Jane is closing up shop in Seattle, although the virus isn't the only factor at play; the owners are moving and working on their family.

What other restaurants are closing that you know of? What restaurants could use some love? Share them in the chat.

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Virtual Events In Seattle

What are you up to?

Seattle has always been on the cutting edge of American culture, whether it's waking up to the important issues of our time or simply developing the best food trucks in the nation. That's why it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of great virtual events in the city to do during the pandemic.

Virtual glassblowing, Livestreams with Jane Fonda and dozens of other activities are available this weekend alone. There are also some distanced activities taking place for those who want to venture out while maintaining a safe distance. Of course, the nice thing about virtual events is that you can go to any of them across the country, too.

So what virtual events have you been attending or are you looking forward to? Share them in the chat.

Halloween 2020

How are you using your creativity to celebrate?

Given that the CDC has advised everyone to avoid trick-or-treating this year, we hope everyone stays safe and maintains this measure of social distancing for the big day. So what does that mean for Halloween? How will you get creative celebrating?

Some families are having small parties with just their members present. My family will be attending a socially distant drive-in movie. We're also trading goody bags with friends by porch drop-off and no contact. It's not ideal, and we're terribly sad about our favorite holiday, but it could be so much worse.

How are you celebrating in a responsible way this year? Share your ideas in the chat.

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The Best Table For Eating Seafood Outside

Check out the Crawfish Boil Tabletop

If you're all about the seafood, you may be interested in this incredible Crawfish Boil Tabletop. It features a center trash can that you can tuck a bag into and dispose of your scraps right away as you eat! It's perfect for the lobster, crawfish and crab eaters, but it has plenty of other great uses, too.

As a sheller of pistachios and peanuts, I can appreciate this table, and I bet you could even use it to snap beans if you put a shallow bag in the center instead of one for garbage! It would make a great crafting table for some projects, too.

Do you have a table like this one? What do you use it for? Share your uses in the chat.

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Welcome Back, Unicorn And Montana

Both bars are back open

If you've been missing Montana and Unicorn, you're in luck. Both are back in business and ready to serve you with their trademark quirkiness. From deep fried carnival food to microbrews, hard cider to unicorn balls, they both have a few things that might help you enjoy your weekend--or at least relax a bit more.

Montana now has limited indoor and outdoor seating while Unicorn has the same. The latter does have a more limited menu but a lot of crowd favorites are still on the table. 

What other bars are you happy to see reopen? Share them in the chat.

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A Food Truck For Dick's!

The beloved drive-in is getting a food truck

Are you a lover of the Seattle favorite drive-in, Dick's? You may rejoice in learning that it's getting its own food truck! The truck will be bringing burgers and shakes all over the area to satisfy hungry customers.

There's one sad note: fries won't be available. The truck isn't fryer enabled, so they aren't a possibility, which may ruin this for those who need fries to accompany their burgers. Still, those who think that Dick's has the best burgers in the area may be totally satisfied with a burger and a shake!

Will you be lining up for a burger from the truck? Share what you think in the chat.

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Restaurants Pitch in to Help with School Lunches

Because that's how it's done in Seattle

Far too many kids rely on healthy food at school for their nutritional needs and will continue to do so as long as wages remain stagnant, housing remains inequitable and poverty exists. With Covid-19 occuring, more kids are in need of help than ever.

Seattle restaurants are pitching in with kid-friendly remote learning lunch options for takeout and delivery. Many of these are low-cost while others are on the pricier end. There are also organizations helping food insecure kids eat.

Who do you know serving kids during remote learning? Share your resources in the chat.

Ethan Stowell Pop-Ups

What other pop-ups are happening right now?

Recently we talked about how food trucks are taking the business to the people in order to stay open and meet people's needs while staying home. This week, let's talk pop-up restaurants!

Ethan Stowell pop-ups are in the news this week and OH do their menus look incredible. Check them out here. They also have a bunch of specials right now!

Which restaurants have pop-ups happening near you? Share them in the chat.

Food Trucks in Suburbia

Bringing the food where the people are!

In many cities, citizens just aren't venturing out to get food given the risk of contracting the coronavirus. Food trucks are taking the opportunity to adapt and bring the food to where the people are!

Food trucks may be making their way to a suburb near you, where they are even booking streets where they may get a bunch of business. It's a brilliant use of their mobility and a great way to stay in business, and most of them can still operate within social distancing boundaries.

Have you seen a food truck in your neighborhood lately? Share which ones in the chat!

Coronavirus Antibodies?

Seattle fishing boat may give us hope!

We're all hoping for some positive news when it comes to Covid this year, and some may have just come from Seattle! There are reports of antibodies protecting fisherman against the illness while on board a fishing vessel together. 

Results are from a VERY small sample and it wouldn't be ethical to knowingly replicate a study right now... but it might give us a little bit of hope.

Have you read any other news about Covid developments lately? Share them in the chat.