Washington’s fetching San Juan Island archipelago consists of more than 100 islands and islets nested at the northwest corner of the state. Local sourcing rules the roost here. After all, the islands are smack in the middle of some serious bounty, from fertile island-based farms to the nearby agricultural powerhouse of Skagit Valley to an abundance of seafood like oysters and halibut. And the artistic, crafty culture here extends to the kitchens, where it’s commonplace for as many ingredients as possible to be made onsite.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More