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Tasteless in Seattle

Exploring Seattle’s food scene — without taste buds

This story is featured in the May/June issue of Seattle magazine. Subscribe here to access the print edition. A few key circumstances intersected to offer me a unique angle on Seattle’s food scene. I moved to the Emerald City a few months ago, fresh from my Covid-19 post-infection quarantine. Still “long-hauling” symptoms, I was ready to spice…


Digitizing the American Dream

Real estate hit the pause button due to the coronavirus pandemic

Georgia Stevens, 2020 president of Seattle King County Realtors

Georgia Stevens

Thanksgiving Takeout

Here are a few of our favorites around Seattle

“Met-at-Home” Thanksgiving package.

Nat Rubio-Licht

Sweet Shift

Pleasant Beach Donuts is a creative pandemic pivot

Almost every business has had to alter its approach radically since the pandemic. Fine-dining restaurant Canlis, for instance, closed its dining room and has since embraced several new concepts, including outdoor movie nights, drive-through takeout and crab feasts on its deck. Few, however, have pivoted as creatively as 22-room Pleasant Beach Village on Bainbridge Island….

Rob Smith

Whole Foods Tops Covid-19 Safety Survey

Whole Foods ranked high in areas such as mask use, sanitizing and enforced social distancing

Whole Foods ranked No. 1 of 33 brands across several industries for its coronavirus health and safety practices.  Whole Foods, which was purchased by Seattle-based tech giant Amazon in 2017 for $13.6 billion, ranked high in areas such as mask use, sanitizing and enforced social distancing, according to the Consumer Health & Safety Index by…

Nat Rubio-Licht

Washington Residents Order More Takeout Than Those in Other States

Bid-on-Equipment found that Washington ranks No. 10 based on Google searches

Washington residents love their takeout. Slightly more than 8% of Google searches in the state have included “takeout” since the pandemic began, according to a study by equipment company Bid-on-Equipment. That ranks the state No. 10 in the nation. The “United States of Takeout” survey found that 65% of customers across the country are ordering more takeout…

Nat Rubio-Licht

Stories from Seattle: During this Present Pandemic, We Are All Mourning the Future

Everyone wants to know when the pandemic will end. But perhaps a better question is: What will it look like to go on?

Possibility in general, it seems, has been cancelled.

Jessica Mooney

Stories from Seattle: The House With the Mossy Roof

While social distancing, I worried about my reclusive neighbor and how I might help a man I'd never met.

Abigail Carter had never seen her elderly neighbor. While social distancing, she worried how she might help him.

Abigail Carter

Cooking in Quarantine: Frosted Flakes and Brioche French Toast? Yes, Please

Cook something sweet and savory with a Vietnamese flair from Bainbridge's Ba Sa

Treat yourself to an indulgent breakfast with a Vietnamese twist.

Tricia Romano