Heavy rains and hurricane-like winds hit Seattle in the “bomb cyclone” on Sunday, October 24, leaving more than 100,000 people without power. “Expect the winds to stay high for about 12 more hours before they start to subside,” tweeted The National Weather Service Seattle October 25. Remarkably, the power outages seemed to have had little effect on Seattle-area restaurants: Youngstown Coffee in West Seattle reported flickering lights on Sunday with no disruption in service. On its Instagram account, Shoreline’s Black Coffee Northwest announced that they would be open during normal hours after a brief power outage.
For information and tips on dealing with a power outage, see the Seattle Time Guide or the King County Utility Outage website for resources.
King County’s vaccine term officially begins today
King County’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate goes into effect today, October 25, which means all people aged 12 and over are required to provide proof of vaccination, or proof of a COVID-19 test negative in the last 72 hours, to enter restaurants and bars. An immunization card from the CDC, a photo of the immunization card, or a digital certificate from apps such as Smart Health Card Verifier or MyIRmobile.com is acceptable evidence. Learn more about the warrant, as well as the locations of the COVID-19 vaccines, on the King County website.
Dough Joy Plant Based Donuts Dough Joy arrives at Capitol Hill
Food truck Donut Dough Joy has announced that it will be opening a physical store on Capitol Hill at 1316 East Pike Street in November. Dough Joy opened on May 22, serving vegan yeast-based donuts from its food truck at 5401 17th Avenue Northwest in Ballard. In addition to traditional donut flavors, Dough Joy offers creative options like Chik’n & Waffle Skewers and flavors like Chili Mango, Pumpkin Spice Fritters and Strawberry Lemonade. Dough Joy has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help cover the opening costs and will continue his food truck service in Ballard, as well as various pop-ups in Seattle.
Feed the People Seattle arrives at Lumen Field
Chef Tarik “Cooka T” Abdullah’s Community Food Initiative, Feed the People Seattle, is opening a concession stand at Lumen Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders sports teams. The concession stand will be in section 120-122 and will serve sandwiches like garam masala lamb sloppy joes, with a herbal version made from jackfruit.