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Trellis Restaurant's Front Porch Opening; Monsoon's New Spirit Flights

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EXPANSIONS — Seattle's KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn recently opened a store in Iruma, near Tokyo, Japan. This latest opening marks the company's 16th store in under three years of operations. Additionally, owner Grant Jones was recently named the U.S. Small Business Administration Washington State 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. [EaterWire]

KIRKLAND Trellis Restaurant is celebrating the start of summer on June 18 and 19 with "Front Porch" opening parties both nights, from 5 to 8 p.m. The party will feature live music, cocktails, and farm fresh fare from the kitchen. [EaterWire]

CAPITOL HILL Monsoon has launched a sale of spirit flights, allowing guests to try rare bourbons, Japanese whiskeys, cane distillates, smoky mezcals, and more. The pre-selected line up of flights run from $16 to $105 and include three one-ounce pours; flights are half off after 9 p.m. [EaterWire]