"I think that one of the things women have is a balance for business...combining heart into it..."—Donna Moodie

By: Rosin Saez, with Andrew Cook
April 18, 2016

As we quickly come upon Mother’s Day, we at Ethnic Seattle are reflecting on the strong and diverse women in our eclectic city. From our sisters and mothers to business leaders and entrepreneurs, we have so many wonderfully unique, intelligent, and hard-working women to look to for inspiration. And while the list is seemingly endless, we’ve talked to some of our favorite restaurant owners, chefs, and community leaders about their passions, strengths, and more.

We sat down with Donna Moodie, owner of Marjorie restaurant in Capitol Hill/Central District area. Moodie, clearly inspired by her mother, named the restaurant after her and tells us that Marjorie is a place that welcomes and serves a variety of people who’ve come to love her local ingredient–filled food and environment of warmth and sharing—all things Moodie’s mother instilled in her.

Stay tuned to Marjorie’s website and Facebook page for Restaurant Week news, a special upcoming Mother’s Day menu, and where to buy her delicious snack called Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plaintains. Plus we have more Marjorie coverage coming up soon…this time on their wonderfully fresh food!

This post has been updated on April 20, 2016 to reflect that Donna Moodie is the owner of Marjorie and not the current chef, who is Zephyr Paquette.