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Spaghetti Western Closed; World Barista Championship Next Weekend

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Japan's Hidenori Izaki, World Barista Champion 2014
Japan's Hidenori Izaki, World Barista Champion 2014
World Barista Championship

THE SHUTTER — Aleks Dimitrijevich's Spaghetti Western on Capitol Hill served its last meal Sunday, posting on Facebook that "five years of exhausting work, no vacations and no free time will suffice as reason enough." The former La Bete chef reported he will still be cooking aplenty for business lunch catering and takeout, and the 1802 Bellevue Ave space is available for rentals and pop-ups. [CHS]

DOWNTOWN — The World Barista Championship will be at the Seattle Convention Center next weekend (April 9 to 12). Coffee masters from over 50 countries will battle it out with their espressos, cappuccinos, and original signature java drinks. [EaterWire]

BOOK CLUB — Edible Seattle editor Tara Austen Weaver released her memoir Orchard House: How A Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow today. It's available in bookstores throughout Seattle and her next reading is at Book Larder May 9. [EaterWire]

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