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Washington roadside restaurant that defied COVID-19 rules, Spiffy's, permanently closes

A Western Washington restaurant that was no stranger to controversy has closed its doors for good. Spiffy's Restaurant and Bakery in Chehalis closed its doors for the last time on Sunday, announcing a permanent closure after 50 years of serving diner food to travelers off of Interstate 5. The owner, Rod Samuelson, cited difficulties hiring people amid the nationwide labor shortage and issues with food deliveries as reasons for closing.
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One of oldest orcas in Puget Sound pod believed to be dead

Scientists believe the oldest male of the Southern Resident orca K-pod is dead. The whale, known as K21 and nicknamed Cappuccino, was seen swimming far behind the rest of the pod last week. Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans Marine Mammal Unit says the cause of death is still undetermined,...
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Tacoma, WATacoma News Tribune

Sad news from Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue as beloved breakfast spot will close permanently

Old Milwaukee Cafe, a small neighborhood diner located on Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue since 1997, has closed permanently, the owners announced in a Facebook post Tuesday morning. “These past two-plus years you have shown us so much love, patience, and understanding,” wrote owners Pat and Chad Kerth, who will retire — selling the property and the business, they said.
Tacoma, WATacoma News Tribune

8 old-school Tacoma breakfast spots to visit as Old Milwaukee Cafe closes

Longtime Tacoma diner Old Milwaukee Cafe officially closed this month, following more than a quarter-century serving Tacoma hot coffee and fresh omelets. Not to fret: There are still old-school American eateries for big plates of comfort food. Sadly none are open late-night, so rise and shine for flaky biscuits, homemade cinnamon rolls, Monte Cristo sandwiches and hashbrowns — or a burger, if that’s your jam.
Tacoma, WAseattleschild.com

Northwest Native Festival: arts, culture, food and fun Saturday in Tacoma

The annual IN THE SPIRIT Arts Market and Northwest Native Festival is back for 2021, which means that Saturday (Aug. 7) is a great day to visit Tacoma. First, it’s a free indoor/outdoor event celebrating the diverse Native cultures of the Northwest. In addition (huge bonus). it includes free admission to the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass.
Tacoma, WAsouthsoundmag.com

Drinks with a View at Le Sel Bistro

There’s more than just a magnificent view of Commencement Bay to accompany the ever-popular weekly brunch at Le Sel Bistro in Tacoma — the mimosas and Bloody Marys stand out, too. Le Sel Bistro has offered its French-style and American cuisine since 2019. Along with delectable food combinations like pork...
Bellevue, WA425magazine.com

Kura Sushi Now Open in Bellevue

Kura Sushi has opened its first Washington location: a new addition to the Wilburton Village Retail complex in south Downtown Bellevue. The restaurant offers the convenience of a rotating sushi bar with a focus on premium fresh ingredients. Offering more than 140 dishes, including traditional nigiri and gunkan sushi, handrolls, as well as creative rolls like its spicy garlic popcorn shrimp roll, the eatery also has chicken karaage, gyoza, seafood tempura, and ramen or udon soups. It offers an Express Belt for made-to-order requests. Aft er more than 40 years since opening in Japan, Kura Sushi has its kaiten-zushi dining experience dialed in, with the convenience of touch-panel ordering for every seat or booth. Each sushi plate is tracked for freshness to ensure it never stays on the conveyor belt for too long — a style of dining created for efficiency and convenience perfectly suited for a new level of health consciousness.
Tacoma, WApnwag.net

WSDA Continues Efforts To Eradicate Vineyard Snail

The Washington State Department of Agriculture continues efforts to eradicate the vineyard snail, an invasive species first discovered at the Port of Tacoma. The WSDA’s Karla Salp said the snails attack grasses, including wheat, so it can it become a problem for growers especially when the snails gum up the harvest equipment.
Seattle, WA425magazine.com

Canlis Alums Open Vista Bakeshop in Seabrook

Brioche French toast sticks, giant cinnamon rolls. Savory morning buns with broccoli rabe and provolone. Chefs Grace Bryan and Kameron Kurashima are bringing deliciousness to Seabrook, a popular coastal town near Pacific Beach. Both previously worked at Canlis in Seattle and elsewhere. In addition to elevated pastries and other menu...
Edmonds, WAmyedmondsnews.com

Restaurant News: Local chefs take the stage Thursday for cooking demos

From on-stage cooking demonstrations to wine tasting, Restaurant News wants to share a list of happenings for your enjoyment this week. Edmonds Cooks! is coming to the Edmonds Center for the Arts this Thursday, Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. This special event (part of ECA’s Spotlight Summer Series), is hosted in their theater with a limited live audience (in-person tickets here), while also live-streaming for folks at home (live-stream tickets here). Learn more at edmondscenterforthearts.org.
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Seattle Summer Vacation Travel Day - Traveling to Seattle, Washington!

In this video, I will be bringing you along on our travel day where we flew from Orlando, FL to Seattle, Washington! This was the first day of our Seattle summer vacation and we were very eager to get the trip started! I was very excited because my whole family was able to join in on this trip. My mom, dad, and sister Mandy were flying from Pittsburgh, PA and Madison and I were flying from Orlando. We had an evening flight, so we were able to spend the day finishing up packing and prepping for the upcoming 6-hour flight to Seattle. We had no idea the flight was going to be that long but made sure to have enough things to do to keep us busy. This was our first time flying with Alaska Airlines and we were please with our trip! We had a slight delay in our departure time, but that gave us time to get to the airport with enough time to get Chick-Fil-A for dinner. Madison was very happy about that! I spent most of the flight editing videos and Madison played Candy Crush.