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Art UnCorked: Wine, Art, Food, & Friday Night Fun

Your chance to enjoy local wine, food, and art is just around the corner. On September 9th, the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce presents Art Uncorked, where attendees can discover […]

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Best Outdoor Dining Spots on Mercer Island

Everything tastes better with a side of Pacific Northwest sunshine, and in the last few years, the outdoor dining options on Mercer Island have significantly expanded and improved. From a […]

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Mercer Island Summer Fun Guide 2022

The summer season is officially here and exciting summer events on Mercer Island have just begun! From the Sunday Farmers Market to Shakespeare in the Park, every week on the […]

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Seasonings & Wine Pairings for a Great Summer Barbecue

After a stretch of dismal spring weather, the sun is coming out, just in time for it to hang high in the sky well into the evening – a time […]

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FaveKitchens brings favorite family-owned restaurant dishes to Mercer Island

A new red logo featuring a spatula recently appeared on the doors at what used to be Mo’s Pizza and Wine Dive. The space reopened on Wednesday, February 23rd, as […]

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New restaurants abound on Mercer Island

New restaurants are making a comeback on Mercer Island with several openings announced in early 2022. Learn more about the newest restaurants to debut, and find out what exciting eateries […]

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Vivienne’s Bistro now open on Mercer Island

Mercer Island’s long-awaited newest restaurant, Vivienne’s Bistro, softly opened on Saturday, February 5th. Taking over the former home of The Islander, owner Thomson Zhao remodeled the interior into a crisp, […]

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Classic Bellevue Restaurant Pogacha Re-Opens on Mercer Island

Few restaurants last three years in the fast-moving Seattle region but Pogacha has been bringing flavors of Croatia and the Northwest to diners for more than three decades, and it […]

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Island to Island: A Cookbook Author Brings a Taste of Sri Lanka to the Northwest

When Ruwanmali Samarakoon-Amunugama moved to Mercer Island two years ago, she recognized the same small, tightly knit communities with longstanding traditions from her time in Sri Lanka. “When you speak […]

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Just Poké’s first food truck opens on Mercer Island

Danny Brawer and Norman Wu met in the fourth grade at Lakeridge elementary on Mercer Island and stayed fast friends through their youth and young adulthood. Various entrepreneurial ventures kept […]

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La Fête Pâtisserie Française Now Open on Mercer Island

The crowds flocking to the latest addition to Mercer Island’s food scene, a contemporary French bakery, took owner Kristen Sisco by surprise – and perhaps customers too were surprised and soon […]

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Local ocean-to-table seafood pop-up shops open for business on Mercer Island

Premier Catch, a local family-operated and women-owned seafood company, recently announced the launch of their community pop-up shops on Mercer Island. The company’s co-owners, Ashley Besecker and Joci Besecker, seek […]

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New Seasons Market to close on Mercer Island at the end of June

New Seasons Market has announced its upcoming closing of its Mercer Island store – which will soon become a Metropolitan Market. In an email message to customers, New Seasons shared the […]

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New food company Goodness Grazers offers delicious and beautiful “graze” boxes on Mercer Island

In January, Mercer Island native Maggie Dickinson began Goodness Grazers: a Seattle-based company with food, human connection, and community at its center. The company, which currently operates out of L’Experience […]

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Hap’s Burgers & Taps delivers a delicious burger and recalls local history

Last August, a brand-new burger joint called Old 76 arrived on Mercer Island, pairing classic tastes with regionally sourced ingredients to create a new favorite local dining spot. Now, the […]

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Two restaurant closings; a short history of Mercer Island’s local food scene

Since we began our reporting on Mercer Island’s restaurant scene in 2014, we have covered the openings of about 15 food and restaurant establishments on the island. In the same […]

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Convivial transforms to L’Experience Paris, a French cafe

Say bonjour to L’Experience Paris. This authentically French cafe has replaced Convivial Cafe, and it’s a transformation that will transport you to Paris with exquisite patisserie, coffee, tea, wine, and […]

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Eat Local now open, bringing specialty frozen prepared meals to Mercer Island

For more than five years, Greg Conner and Matthew Steed hoped to open an outlet of their prepared foods shop, Eat Local, on Mercer Island. Finally, over the summer, they […]

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Classic burger joint Old 76 now open on Mercer Island

As the Blue Angels roared overhead, the first people arrived at Old 76, the newest addition to Mercer Island’s restaurant scene. Customers awaited the opening at 11 am on Thursday, […]

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Coming soon! Old 76 to bring old-school burgers to Mercer Island

In June, the former gas station that most recently held Freshy’s Seafood Shack will complete its transformation into Old 76, a classic burger joint, by the folks behind Homegrown. Brad […]

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