Feel Good Friday: A Local Chef Wins a Cooking Show, Field to Table Returns, and a New Zoo Animal

Olympia Chef Tastes Victory on National Stage

The chef of Olympia’s Chicory Restaurant, Elise Landry, appeared in an episode of the new discovery+ show Chopped Next Gen June 1 — and she won! If you missed the episode, click here. 

Field to Table Dining Series Returns for June

What started out as a dazzling outdoor dining experiment to combat the challenges of the pandemic has turned into an occasion-worthy, exclusive dining experience, returning with celebrated Seattle chefs to Lumen Field. The event transforms the field into a glowing, outdoor open-air dining room for one-of-a-kind multi-course dinners under the stars. This month, Field to Table is offering 14 dining events through June 18. Make your reservations here.

PDZA Names Tamandua Pup

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium keepers have named the 1-month-old tamandua pup Liana. A public debut for Liana has not yet been set — she will make appearances once she’s a bit older, according to PDZA. More here.

Tacoma Dome and Greater Tacoma Convention Center Receive New Indoor Air Quality Technology

Tacoma Venues & Events recently announced that the Tacoma Dome and the Greater Tacoma Convention Center received AtmosAir Solutions bi-polar ionization (BPI) technology to provide an improved indoor environment in both venues. AtmosAir Solutions BPI devices suppress airborne and surface micro-organisms and pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and mold, and reduces odors as well as unhealthy and irritating volatile organic compounds. Learn more about how these venues are preparing for in-person events here.

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