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🏆 This UW-alum just got two Emmy nominations

Plus: Where to play pickleball around Seattle.

By Grace Madigan

It’s Friday, and I’m back! 

I’ve been on a road trip to Montana these past few days, and it was a literal breath of fresh air. My friends and I spent a day in Bozeman visiting museums and getting our fill of local beer in addition to taking a dip in Flathead Lake and spending a couple of nights in Glacier. After more than a year of staying distant and close to home, it felt incredible to be somewhere new.

But enough about me: Read on for the latest local headlines including news on this year’s Emmy nominations and which Seattle restaurants received federal grants for pandemic recovery. Oh, and as a bonus for Evergrey Extra members, we’ve also got a timely weekend member guide.

Without further ado...

An outdoor adventure courtesy of Glacier National Park. 🏔| Tag @the_evergrey or use #theevergrey to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: Grace Madigan) 

3 things Seattle is talking about

📺  This year's Emmy nominations have been announced and there are several ties to Seattle. Jean Smart, a Ballard High School and UW-alum, was nominated for her work in both “Mare of Easttown” and “Hacks.” Aidy Bryant scored a nomination for “Shrill,” the Hulu show based on —and co-written by — Seattle writer Lindy West’s life. Another Seattle writer, Julia Quinn, had her book’s TV adaptation nominated as well: Here’s looking at you “Bridgerton.”(The Seattle Times)

🏓  Speaking of pickleball … on Tuesday we asked our Evergrey Extra members which sport was invented in Washington in 1965. The answer (which it turns out many of you knew) was pickleball on Bainbridge Island. Here’s a guide on where you can play the sport around the city. (Seattle Met)

💵  Here are all of the Seattle restaurants that received money in federal aid due to the pandemic. Included in the top 10 restaurants and hospitality groups that received the most aid: 13 Coins, the company behind Tom Douglas’s restaurants, and the Pink Door.(Eater Seattle)

  • Related: Three restaurant groups received the maximum payout of $10 million despite the fact none of them fit the “disadvantaged categories” Congress intended to help with the fund. Of the businesses that received a grant, 75% fit one or more of these disadvantaged categories but, only accounted for 67% of the total money distributed. (Seattle PI)

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🎸  Live music at Sleight of Hand Cellars in SODO(SODO)


🎨  Create a hand-crafted piece of art in this embroidery class for beginners.(Shoreline)

😍  The first IN-PERSON Not-Creepy Gathering for People Who Want to Fall In Love since pre-pandemic (Ballard)

🎵  Stephanie Anne Johnson & The Hidogs, Shaina Shepherd Live in Concert(South Park)

🌿  Embrace your inner plant parent with Katlyn of Plants By Her and learn houseplant potting tips and tricks (Capitol Hill)


🚲  Watch the final leg of the Tour de France in style with coffee, beer, and even bubbly (Capitol Hill)


🐦  Learn how to take eye-catching bird portraits in this online nature photography class.(Online)

🌴  Banish burnout and learn how to take great breaks while moving forward with a project or cause you care about at How to Keep Going (online)


📣  Girl Left Behind: Losing & Finding Jewish Identity with Judy Temes(online)


💐  Come make a beautiful floral arrangement and learn how to make the most of your bouquets (Capitol Hill )

One more thing …

Though this coffee shop isn’t in Seattle — it’s in Shoreline — we wanted to give Black Coffee Northwest a shoutout after reading this KUOW article about the spot. Darnesha Weary set out to create a safe space for the Black community in the north end of the city, something she had growing up in South Seattle. 

Thanks for reading and I’ll see ya right back here on Tuesday. Until then, enjoy the weekend!

— Grace at The Evergrey

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