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Red-Hot Taiwanese Bakery Chain Expanding to Tukwila, Plus More Intel

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Milk bun at 85°C Bakery Cafe in San Jose, CA.
Milk bun at 85°C Bakery Cafe in San Jose, CA.
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CAPITOL HILL—Don Stevens, co-owner of Bill’s Off Broadway — and, until it was sold recently to Bleachers Pub, Bill’s on Greenwood — passed away in his sleep early this month. The sad news came via a Facebook post on the business’ page, along with the promise of a forthcoming party in Stevens’ honor and a suggestion to knock back a Jack Daniel’s and Amstel Light to his memory.

TUKWILA—A tipster found evidence that insanely popular Taiwanese chain 85°C Bakery Cafe is planning its first Washington expansion at the Southcenter Mall; a representative tells Eater the store is hoping to open in late December 2016 or early January 2017. The bread-and-sweets-and-coffee line has more than 900 locations worldwide, 22 of which are in the U.S. — mostly in California, but the plan is to start pushing east in the near future. [EaterWire]

BELLTOWN—A friend of Eater reports that The Lucky Diner’s luck has run out; Yelp also maintains that the restaurant is closed for good. No official word on what happened to Justin Mevs’ five-year-old business, as calls go unanswered and the voicemail is full; the Facebook page no longer exists; and the Twitter account is years out of date.

GREENWOOD—Diggity Dog has shuttered. No, not Wallingford’s Diggity Dog Hot Dogs and Sausages, which sometimes refers to itself as "The Original Diggity Dog," but 8317 Greenwood Ave’s Diggity Dog, with its kimchi dogs, bulgogi subs, vegetarian options, and 6-to-10-p.m. happy hour.

85°C Bakery Cafe (Tukwila)

1341 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA 98188 (206) 244-1885 Visit Website