Seattle Restaurants Mostly Spared from ‘Bomb Cyclone’


Heavy rains and hurricane-like winds devastated Seattle in the “Bomb Cyclone” on Sunday October 24th, which left more than 100,000 people without electricity. “Expect the winds to stay high for about 12 hours before they subside,” tweeted the National Weather Service Seattle on October 25th. Remarkably, power outages seemed to have had little impact on restaurants in the Seattle area: Youngstown Coffee in West Seattle reported flickering lights on Sundays without interrupting service. On his Instagram account, Shorelines Black Coffee Northwest announced that they would be open during regular hours after a brief power outage.

For information and tips on weathering a power outage, see the Seattle Time Handbook or King County’s Power Outage website.

King County’s vaccination mandate officially begins today

King County’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate goes into effect today, October 25th, which means anyone 12 and older must have a proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in the past 72 hours to go out to restaurants and places To enter bars. A CDC vaccination card, a photo of the vaccination card, or a digital certificate from apps like Smart Health Card Verifier or are acceptable evidence. Learn more about the mandate and locations for COVID-19 vaccines on King County’s website.

Dough Joy Plant-Based Donuts Dough Joy is coming to Capitol Hill

The Dough Joy donut food truck announced it would open a stationary location on Capitol Hill at 1316 East Pike Street in November. Opened May 22nd, Dough Joy serves vegan yeast dough donuts from its food truck at 5401 17th Avenue Northwest in Ballard. In addition to traditional donut flavors, Dough Joy offers creative options such as chik’n & waffle skewers and flavors such as mango con chili, pumpkin-spice donuts and strawberry lemonade. Dough Joy has launched a crowdfunding campaign to reduce opening costs and will continue its food truck service in Ballard as well as various pop-ups across Seattle.

Feed the People Seattle is coming to Lumen Field

Chef Tarik “Cooka T” Abdullah’s community-based food initiative Feed the People Seattle opens a concession stand in Lumen Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders sports teams. The concession booth is located in area 120-122 and serves sandwiches such as Garam Masala Lamb Sloppy Joes, with a plant-based version with jackfruit.

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