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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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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.
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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, 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.
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...
Seattle, WAseattlerefined.com

'Our vibe is a NYC summer': Sisters launch Coladas & Empanadas, honor Peruvian heritage

Three sisters from NYC have talked of owning a restaurant, food truck or food stand since they were kids. In fact, where they were 10, 8 and 6 years old, they ventured out with their cousins to sell cakes, cookies, chips and quarter waters door-to-door. Catherine Naventa, Kristal Naventa and Stephanie Naventa-Lopez hoped to build a clubhouse in their local park, and planned to use their profits to buy wood, nails, furniture and decorations.
Seattle, WAeverout.com

10 Things We Want to Eat and Drink in Seattle This Week

If you're anything like us, you're constantly spotting enticing dishes from local restaurants in your Instagram feed and making a mental note to try them ASAP. We've gathered 10 of the most FOMO-inducing specials we've laid eyes on this week, from handmade alfajores at Oso Negro Baking Co. to salchipapas from Ekéko. Read on for more fodder for your local food bucket list. For additional inspiration, check out our food and drink guide.
Seattle, WASeattle Times

Amid pandemic, wine clubs offered a path to financial survival

IN EARLY JULY, a couple dozen people gathered on the patio of Surrell restaurant to celebrate the launch of a new subscription wine club, Bottles by Surrell. They mingled on the flagstone courtyard under Japanese-style pergolas, nibbling miniature tacos and duck rillettes on toast, while tasting their way through the club’s first monthly picks, poured by sommelier Zach Geballe, former wine director at Dahlia Lounge, which shuttered forever this past March.
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.
Seattle, WAseattleite.com

Conversation at Thompson Seattle is Back Open For Brunch

Looking for a delicious brunch spot in the heart of downtown Seattle? Look no further than Conversation! Located at the Thompson Seattle hotel, Conversation is great for locals and visitors. Conversation’s Chef Kaleena Bliss, previously the Executive Sous Chef at Six Seven at The Edgewater Hotel, is the Executive Chef...
Seattle, WAeverout.com

Where to Eat Peaches in Seattle: Summer 2021 Edition

Sweet, juicy, and fragrant, ripe summer peaches are the pinnacle of the season's fresh produce, and since August is National Peach Month, there's no better time to enjoy them. Though you may not be able to get millions of them (cue the Presidents of the United States of America), we've hand-picked this list of restaurants, bakeries, and other spots in Seattle where you can consume as much of the succulent stone fruit as possible in a wide variety of forms, including fritters, salads, ice cream, pie, and cupcakes, plus places where you can buy them to eat on their own (preferably while standing over a sink). For more inspiration, check out our food and drink guide.