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Happening Now: A Seattle Restaurant Week like never before

When COVID-19 hit Seattle, restaurants and bars were forced to close their doors — inevitably leading to the cancelation of Seattle Restaurant Week, originally scheduled to begin on March 29.

Seven months later, Seattle Restaurant Week is back like never before.

Instead of two weeks, this fall's event is happening for a whole month, from Oct. 25 to Nov. 21, and offers more dining options — providing diners with more ways to support the local dining scene, which has been struggling this year.

This year's event is a "celebration of our restaurant community's resilience and hard work," organizers stated. It's also an opportunity for people to support their favorite spots or try new ones!

Diners will have both dine-in and takeout options available at more venues. Any establishment can participate for free, including brick and mortars (for dine-in, takeout and delivery), food trucks and pop-ups.

Like years past, promotions will be $20 for lunch and $35 for dinner. But this year, restaurants can offer more than three-course meals at those prices if they'd like. Plate of Nations, an event sponsor, is helping highlighting businesses from Southeast Seattle.

Guests can also donate $10 per meal to the Give a Meal promotion, which goes towards participating restaurants, like Salare and Project Feast, making healthy and free meals for those in need.

You can find a list of more than 150 participating restaurants and more info at