Julia Wayne

Writer, Editor, Brand Strategist

Seattle, Washington

Julia Wayne

Usually hungry, always interested


How Seattle Chefs Adapt Signature Dishes for a Stadium Crowd

When you think of stadium food, what comes to mind? Peanuts and Cracker Jack, obviously. Hot dogs, too. And high prices for low-quality food, perhaps. That was the case at the Kingdome, where a lack of food options turned a stop at nearby Mac’s Smokehouse for a BBQ brisket sandwich into a tradition for my dad and me.
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How 'The Bachelor' Contestants Do Breakfast

When you think of The Bachelor and its rose-colored off-shoots, you probably imagine a world where white wine flows like a waterfall of way-too-early declarations of love. And, well, you would be right, though the food and alcohol situation on the show are much more nuanced than just the uneaten entrees abandoned during dates and glasses clinking at all hours.
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International Flavors at CenturyLink Field: Pho Cyclo

CenturyLink Field is continually looking at ways to enhance the fan experience at CenturyLink Field and one of those ways is offering fans quality food choices. One of these options is Pho Cyclo, the Vietnamese restaurant that has grown into four locations in the Seattle area over the last several years, including the super busy restaurant just a couple blocks from the stadium. Link to Story

What Big Event Is Jake Pavelka Excited For?

We haven’t heard much from Jake Pavelka since he split from Kristen Chenoweth after the Broadway star called him “desperate” and “clingy.”. Yikes, and we thought his break-up with Vienna Girardi was ugly... But these days, things are looking up for the Season 14 Bachelor. In fact, something huge is coming up that he’s so excited about, he took to Twitter. Link to Story

John Howie's Signature Flavor Now Available at CenturyLink Field

If you’ve been wandering the Delta Sky360° Club Level at CenturyLink Field this season or grabbed a healthy snack from the Grab & Go, you have John Howie to thank for the major upgrade. A longtime Seahawks fan, John Howie and Seahawks Legend Craig Terrell have been pairing up for years to raise money for Food Lifeline through the Kick Hunger Challenge. Link to Story

Top 10 Moments from the 2015 Emmy Awards

The 2015 Emmy Awards shook things up and broke new ground. It was the first time an African American woman won the Lead Actress Emmy. The Academy finally got over its prejudice against fantasy series. "Modern Family" did not win the Outstanding Comedy category. A beloved actor finally won after 7 nominations.
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5 Life Lessons From Pop Diva Demi Lovato

Nobody’s perfect, and no one knows that better than The X Factor mentor/judge Demi Lovato, who recently discussed her past addiction to cocaine. In fact, we kind of feel like Demi’s talking directly to us whenever she comes clean about something — especially because we catalog every word she says in our journal.
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Emmys 2015: Surprise Winners and Losers

Part of the fun of an awards show like the Emmys is placing bets on who will win the big prizes of the night. While some seem like obvious picks, there are always a few surprises along the way! Here are the biggest surprises of the 67th Annual Emmy Awards, and the winners (and losers) who came out of nowhere. - Julia Wayne.
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Renee Oteri Elopes! All About Her Secret Courthouse Wedding — Exclusive

Renée Oteri is married! The beautiful Bachelor 2014 star tied the knot to love Bracy Maynard on Thursday at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle. Wetpaint Entertainment chatted with the girl who found her great love after filming Juan Pablo Galavis’s season of The Bachelor. “It was perfect!”.
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What Was Juan Pablo Galavis’s Offensive Comment to Clare Crawley? Exclusive

Season 18 Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis had one job on his last dates with the final two women: to show Nikki Ferrell and Clare Crawley what a life with him would be like. And it seems that the 32-year-old single dad did just that. On his final day with Clare Crawley, 32, he took the beautiful hairstylist on a romantic helicopter ride in St.
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Mean Girls Turns 10 — Where Is the Cast Now? (PHOTOS)

As far as quotable films go, Mean Girls takes the cake. As this generation’s brat pack, Lindsay Lohan and her clique of “plastics” took the world by storm in 2004, inspiring some catch phrases that were so fetch and launching the careers of its core stars. But as we know from Lindsay Lohan’s rollercoaster career (and life) over the ensuing years, things don’t always turn out as planned.
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Courtney Robertson on Reactions to Her Book — Including Ben Flajnik’s! Exclusive

It stands to reason that writing a tell-all book about one of the biggest reality TV franchises might make you a few enemies. In Courtney Robertson's case, the Season 16 Bachelor winner is taking it with a grain of salt. Wetpaint Entertainment chatted with the author of I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends: Diary of a Reality Show Villain the day after ex, Bachelor Ben Flajnik, had some nasty words to say about her feat.
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Julia Wayne

A Seattle native, Julia Wayne writes about local food and dining destinations. She has a tendency to dive down the rabbit hole in pursuit of a good story, and always comes out with something worth telling.

When she's not sitting down to explore a new menu or reading up on food history, she can be found learning the delicate art of cooking dosa, practicing her dumpling folding techniques, or seeking out the best method to make a fluffy, flavorful tortilla.

A long time bartender, she has switched sides of the stick, though she continues the noble pursuit of getting to the bottom of what's in the glass. Local beer and spirits are particular passions, and getting caught up in the vines while learning about wine-growing traditions is her idea of a perfect day.

Her work has appeared in Sip Northwest, Munchies, Cidercraft, AllRecipes Dish, Eater Seattle, Seattle magazine, Edible Seattle, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, Stackedd Magazine, Sportspress Northwest, Inside Right Wrist, and more.