Support local business: Chopsticks

Decided to get take-out tonight to support a local business, Chopsticks in Edmonds (23025 100th Ave. W.).

Me:  “Is business…okay?”  I was hoping for a hopeful, “We’re holding steady.”

But instead, Gill, a staffer, said, “No, no.”

Aside from my order, there was only one other order waiting.  That was all.

Gill:  “How is your family?”

Me:  “They’re good.  How are your kids?”

Gill:  “They are fine.  They go to school online.  Please say hi to your wife.  Please say hi to her.”

Me:  “Okay, I will.  And I’ll keep coming back to help you guys out.”

Gill:  “Thank you, thank you.

When we re-open again, you come back for some Mai Tai.”

When this virus thing is over, the Mai Tai will flow.

— Story and photos by David Carlos

5 Replies to “Support local business: Chopsticks”

  1. We went to SanKai to get lunch to go and we’re the only one so I posted on my Facebook and texted friends and some dropped what they were doing (working at home) and ran over. Then I posted it to friends in our condo as well.
    I don’t know if anyone will make it through this lost business but here’s hoping!

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  2. Make sure everyone knows. Chopsticks delivers through DoorDash! I haven’t had an order to deliver from them in a while but I love this place and the food is always fresh and piping hot!!!

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  3. We got two of their lunch specials today – Kung Pao shrimp and Buddha’s Mixed Vegetables. We got one with fried rice and one with steamed rice. I got the egg flower soup and my boyfriend got the hot and sour soup. Everything was very good. I can’t wait to be able to go back to dining in. For now, I’ll settle for combining getting some exercise with getting some great food. Please let your friends know that they are open for takeout.

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  4. One of my favorite local Thai restaurants is B Thai Cuisine on 76th Ave. W. and 196th, easily accessible to both Edmonds and Lynnwood residents. They have shut down their lunch service and are now open for take-out service from 4-9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. I asked tonight how their take out business was doing and the young woman at the counter said poorly. This is a tough time for small businesses. To the extent that you feel comfortable with take out or delivery right now, please consider some extra business for our local restaurants. Many are not going to make it through this pandemic. When we are on the other side of it, we will wonder what happened to our favorite restaurants.

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