The Office of Economic Development’s Daily Digest is a daily resource for business people. Here are three of our most clicked through stories for the week of October 7- October 11:
THE ESSENTIAL 38 SEATTLE RESTAURANTS
Eater Seattle has just released the Eater 38, the essential restaurants to try in Seattle. Spanning across all cuisines and across the city, these are places sure to satisfy. Check out Saigon Deli in the Chinatown/International District – this deli has a long-standing reputation as the best place to get banh mi in the city;The New York Times rated it as one of the best 13 Vietnamese baguettes in the country. The Whale Wins in Fremont was recently named one of the Ten Best New Restaurants in America 2013 by Bon Appetit; this cheery place has an assortment of great seasonal vegetables and wood oven-fired meals. Terra Plata on Melrose Ave. has a commitment to local producers, featuring only the freshest foods. The menu at Terra Plata is always changing, so there something new to try every day.
People who get a head start on the day have been found to be more proactive and more productive. Here are a few things that successful people do to get ahead of the competition. Exercise before work; it’s proven to help wake up your body and prep you for your day. Map out your day; early hours foster easier reflection that helps when prioritizing your activities. Make your day top heavy; prioritize the largest, most important piece of your agenda to the start of your day, and let the small things fall after it.
SHUTDOWN THREATENS ALASKA, WASHINGTON FISHING INDUSTRIES
Alaska’s multi-million dollar commercial crab fishing season, that begins October 15, faces delays if the federal government shutdown is not resolved soon, because National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) biologists won’t be able to issue individual fishing and processing quotas. A delay would be a blow to this vital industry. The paperwork processed by the NMFS ensures that crab is caught by certified American fishing outfits, and not “fish pirates.” Regarding the permits, Alaskan Senator Mark Begich says, “The paperwork trail helps Americans know the crab we’re eating is safe.” The Alaskan seafood industry has created over 34,500 jobs in Washington State alone, and $1.9 billion in wages.