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You can be a tourist in your own neighborhood this year and discover some new restaurants in South King County.

Grab some grub and safely support local restaurants

Do you have a craving for something to eat tonight? Maybe it's pizza, Chinese food, sushi, or your favorite dessert. But you can't crave something you've never tried!

Now's the perfect time to try broadening your horizon in terms of the foods you like. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 still remains a priority, so that means you can't simply walk into any restaurant for happy hour and try everything on the menu. However, restaurants are welcoming guests who want to skip the cooking and splurge on some takeout.

The "Do Something" campaign

The "Do Something" campaign, created by Visit Seattle and the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, encourages people in King County to order food at restaurants, go shopping, get outdoors and basically be a tourist in your own community. Tourism brought in billions of dollars in revenue and created thousands of jobs in 2019.

Just because you're a local doesn't mean you can't be a tourist in your own community. Local businesses are eager for customers to return, no matter where they're from, so they've adapted to the pandemic with responsible precautions to keep everyone safe.

Go be a tourist in your own neighborhood this year and discover some new restaurants in South King County.

Nana's Southern Kitchen

Comfort food at its finest! Nana's Southern Kitchen in Kent will hook you up with all the fried chicken, fried shrimp, cornbread, mac 'n' cheese, and potato salad your heart desires. Order combos or a la carte through their takeout and delivery options.

Sharps Roasthouse

Ribs, rotisserie chicken, smoked pork, need we say more? If you're in the mood for a hearty meal with plenty of meat, Sharps Roasthouse in SeaTac is the place you should go! They also serve burgers, sandwiches, wings, and nachos, making it perfect for a football gameday or a nice weekend dinner. They are currently offering a heated outdoor dining experience, along with pick-up and delivery options.

Antigua Guatemala Restaurant

Let's order some Guatemalan food! That's probably something you haven't heard in your house very much. Antigua Guatemala in Kent has breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, authentically made with Guatemalan tradition. Open for curbside pickup and delivery, and ready to serve you something unique.

Supporting local restaurants during a pandemic

Every restaurant is different, but there are some common ways that store owners have adapted to the pandemic. Outdoor dining, curbside pickup, social distancing protocols, and delivery service partnerships allow you to get the same great food you love while you wait for in-person dining to resume. Whenever you enjoy your experience, leave a good review to let others know. Buy gift cards for your friends and family too, and before you know it, you'll all be sitting at the same table again.

You don't have to travel far to enjoy delicious food in the Pacific Northwest. When you commit to having fun locally, you'll benefit small businesses and learn to appreciate the things close to home.

If you ever run out of ideas for new things to do in the Pacific Northwest, visit for information about activities, hotels, deals, restaurants, shopping, and more. Check out this dining guide to inspire your taste buds the next time you want to order takeout.