Feel Good Friday: A Fife Staple Returns, Getting to Know a New Bakery, and a Virtual 5K

The Poodle Dog is Back

Fife’s favorite old school diner re-opened Oct. 1 after being closed due to COVID-19. The Poodle Dog has been a South Sound institution since 1933 and is known for its big breakfasts, perfect pies, super-stacked sammies, and giant burgers like The Longshore — a half-pounder with gooey cheese, creamy sauce, and crispy onion rings on a brioche bun. The new Poodle Dog hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more about the history of the Poodle Dog here.

Pregnant Patients with Drug Dependency Get Help

As we all cope with added stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic — economic uncertainty, unrest, unemployment, isolation — more of us in Washington state are self-medicating with alcohol and drugs in increasing numbers, according to the Washington State Health Care Authority. This trend poses a higher risk for one group in particular: pregnant patients. Pregnant patients who have a history of substance use often face challenges finding appropriate care combining their obstetric and chemical dependency needs. More here.

Croissants, Cupcakes, and Brownies — Welcome to Delish

Lisa Holmgren has been baking for the last 40 years. Much of her passion comes from time spent at her grandmother’s house as a child. Now, her passion is her business. Steilacoom’s Delish Bakery recently opened and everything is delish, obviously. More here.

Lace Up Your Shoes

The American Heart Association’s virtual 5K is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 10. Sign up, pound the pavement, and help support a cause close to your heart. Learn more about the 2020 Puget Sound Virtual Heart & Stroke Walk here.

A Match Made in Heaven

University Place’s Bliss Small Batch Creamery is celebrating its two-year anniversary. It has also announced that it will be sharing a space with Top Pot Doughnuts in Proctor shortly. Soon you will be able to get your doughnut and ice cream fix at the same time. How sweet is that? Read more about Bliss here.

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