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Chop Shop Juice Bar Is Open; Nik Virrey (Naka) a Finalist for Most Imaginative Bartender

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Nik Virrey
Nik Virrey
North American Most Imaginative Bartender competition

CAPITOL HILL — Ericka Burke's Chop Shop opened on Capitol Hill last month and now, the accompanying juice bar, Chop Shop Juice & Provisions, is up and running selling fresh-pressed juice (the provisions part to come soon). It's open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. [EaterWire]

AWARDS WIRE Naka's Nik Virrey was chosen as Seattle's finalist in the Bombay Saffire 9th Annual Search for the Most Imaginative Bartender. He'll head to Las Vegas in September to compete for the title against top mixologists from across North America. [EaterWire]

EVENTS WIRE The 4th Annual Everett Craft Beer Festival takes place August 15 from noon to 7 p.m. There will be more than 100 beers poured by 30 different Washington breweries, including a bunch of randalls. [Seattle PI]