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- A night of squid-fishing for chef Shota Nakajima and his Adana crew took an unexpected turn when they heard a splash and someone yelling for help near the Great Wheel downtown. The group rushed to help a woman who had fallen in the water and stayed with her until first responders could pull her out and take her to Harborview.
Tonight we closed the restaurant early for some team bonding squidding. While squidding heard a splash and then someone yelling help by the great wheel. @a.ingersoll @chrism.hoey @__feastmode__ @jcwright22 @frenchdope_bocuse all of us booked it over to help her out and did the best we can with climbing down the ladder trying to get her out of the water, throwing ropes down and doing everything we can to help save her until the cops came. She was helped out of the water in good care. I’m the luckiest bastard to be surrounded by these people who won’t think twice to help someone.
- A salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut fruit has made 18 people sick in Oregon and Washington. Officials are advising anyone who bought pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe between October 25 and December 1 from QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers, and Central Market to throw them away.
- Trump is about to make tip-pooling legal again in such a way that allows employers to pocket their employees’ tips. Here’s what else the labor change means for restaurant workers.
- The biggest Starbucks in the world will open today in Shanghai, doubling the Seattle Roastery’s footprint of 15,000 square feet. The new location serves beans from more than 30 different countries, features a Teavana bar constructed from 3D-printed recycled materials, and allows users to unlock information about products via augmented reality technology.
- A video featuring local chefs and authors traces the story behind Seattle’s iconic teriyaki shops, which are facing an uncertain future as Seattle grows and changes.