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Von Trapp's Extends Hours; Cochon 555 Pig Guide

CAPITOL HILLVon Trapp's (pictured) is expanding its hours starting next weekend. Beginning March 23, the bier hall will be opening at 11:30 am on Saturdays and Sundays to better accommodate the massive crowds. According to a press release, "Chef Pete Fjosne's lunch menu will be available from 11:30am to 4pm and include a few brunch type items in addition to what is currently on the dinner menu. Can you say breakfast flammekuchen!" [EaterWire]

BALLARD— A drive-through coffee shop-slash-restaurant is coming to the corner of Shilshole Ave and NW 46th St. My Ballard says Pono Ranch is set to open this summer serving "organic food in a family-friendly indoor/outdoor environment. Drive through coffee will be a focus, as will the deck with self-service grilling facilities." [My Ballard]

SEATTLE— Hanna Raskin has a guide to the pigs being featured at this Sunday's Cochon 555 at Cedarbrook Lodge. Six local chefs will compete in a heritage hog head-to-tail cook-off. As Raskin point out, "each breed has a distinct flavor which could make or break a dish. " [Seattle Weekly]

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