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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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

The Best Sausages in the Game

The relationship between sports and hot, fresh-cooked sausages is a hall of fame one, one that’s existed for decades, and that will continue at CenturyLink Field thanks to a partnership with Uli’s Sausages. You’ll find the legendary Seattle sausage makers showing off their great products all over CenturyLink Field, in four different types of concession stand. Link to Story

Legendary Barbeque: Mr. Powdrell’s Brisket Sandwiches Kick Off at Licketty’s BBQ

It takes time to become a pitmaster. Joe Powdrell’s family has been working at it for over 140 years, passing on the skill and knowledge of how to infuse just the right amount of hickory smoke into their meat. And for the last 50+ years, they’ve done it at Mr. Powdrell’s Barbeque House in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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

10 New Bites Not To Miss On The Main Concourse At CenturyLink Field

Walk in any entrance at CenturyLink Field and you'll find yourself face to face with some of the best food options in the league. From flavorful, smoky pulled pork sandwiches to nachos so big, you'll have to tag in a friend to help you finish them, there are dozens of perfect picks. Link to Story

Biles takes all-around, U.S. wins Pac Rim gym

As Simone Biles completed a dismount with a flourish from the balance beam Saturday night, cheers erupted around Xfinity Arena. Except the competition hadn’t started yet and she completed only a few skills of her routine. It was moments into warm-ups for the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, and Biles already captured the attention of the crowd.
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Simone Biles leads U.S. gymnasts at Pac Rim

The last time the U.S. Gymnastics team descended on Everett for the 2012 Pacific Rim Championships, Jordyn Wieber walked away with three gold medals — one for her floor exercise victory, one for her superlative all-around performance, and one for her team’s accomplishment. Gabby Douglas and Kyla Ross also left well decorated, and later that year, the three of them picked up plenty more hardware — at the London Olympics.
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Minus Biles, U.S. gymnasts shine at Pac Rim

On Sunday night at Xfinity Arena, 32 women gymnasts stepped apart from national team affiliation to show their individual skills in the final competition of the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships. For once, Simone Biles didn’t dominate the conversation. She wasn’t even in it. Sunday morning, USA Gymnastics announced neither all-around gold medalist Biles — who qualified for the individual events in all but bars — nor third-place finisher Laurie Hernandez would be competing in the evening’s events.
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Road to Rio for gymnasts goes through Everett

The day has come and today, Everett’s Xfinity Arena becomes a stepping stone or a blockade for a group of gymnasts fighting for a ticket to Rio. Women from 14 countries will compete for medals on Saturday and Sunday in the senior artistic competitions, and six of those athletes hope to represent the U.S. in a bid for another gold medal.
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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.