Food and Drink

OpenTable reservations have yet to rebound in Seattle

Data: OpenTable; Chart: Axios Visuals

Restaurant bookings in Seattle were down 28% at the start of this month compared to pre-pandemic, according to new data from OpenTable.

The big picture: Seattle's restaurant industry appears to be recovering from COVID shutdowns and slowdowns at a more sluggish pace than other parts of the country.

Seattle's Milk Drunk packs a flavor punch in swirls of soft serve

Milk Drunk in Seattle
Pistachio, Rainier cherry and malted chocolate ice cream at Milk Drunk. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios

I have no shame about eating ice cream every season of the year (if it's good).

  • So you'd better believe I'll be hitting up Milk Drunk for its soft serve well into fall and winter.

Things to do in Seattle this weekend | Sept. 23-25

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

🎭 Catch a performance of Cloud Tectonics, a dreamlike play by José Rivera.

Washington's top craft breweries saw strong rebound in 2021

Credit: Data: Brewers Association; Table: Thomas Oide/Axios

Washington's largest craft breweries rebounded significantly in 2021, a year after the pandemic crippled the industry, with average gains near 10%.

The state of beer: Seven of the state's largest 10 craft breweries saw their sales increase in 2021, according to an exclusive Axios analysis of data from the Brewers Association.

Beer at Lumen Field is expensive — but it could be worse

Image credit: Data:; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals
Image credit: Data:; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

The Seahawks may have fallen ignominiously to the 49ers in Sunday's game (FanNation called it a "clown show" in which the Seahawks were "body slammed.")

Things to do in Seattle this weekend | Sept. 16–18

Illustration of a latte with "weekend" written in the foam.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

✈️ Enjoy free admission for two to the Museum of Flight on Saturday, courtesy of Smithsonian magazine. Children ages 4 and younger are free. Get your Museum Day ticket online.

♻️ Bring a trash bucket and your favorite shareable lunch item to Alki Beach on Saturday for a picnic and park cleanup, part of International Coastal Cleanup Day.

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Sep 9, 2022 - Business

Things to do in Seattle this weekend | Sept. 9-11

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

🛍 Peruse handmade goods, vintage, street fashion and more at On The Block, a free monthly market supporting local artists. Shop Saturday on 11th Ave. between E. Pike and E. Pine.

✏️ Turn your idea into a novel with help from award-winning children’s book author Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II. Tickets cost $10 to Saturday night’s writing workshop at The Station.

Secret Congee will warm you up as Seattle's fall sets in

Three bowls of congee.
Garlic blue crab congee, miso and squash congee, and braised bork belly congee. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios

As soon as Seattle's weather dropped below room temperature, I knew it was time to visit Secret Congee.

Details: Congee, a comforting rice porridge, is not necessarily ideal to consume during summer heat waves. But it's the perfect food for fall and winter in Seattle.


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