Another Poke Chain Approaches
Ahipoki Bowl, which has seven locations in California and four in Arizona, will open its first Washington outposts in Shoreline (1295 N. 205th St.) and Renton (828 N. 10th Pl.) this summer. Even jaded poke fans may want to take note, as the company is known for launching new stores with heavy discounts or even free bowls.
After an investigation that found escolar mislabeled as white tuna or albacore at Oto Sushi (8105 161st Ave NE, Redmond) and Sushi Tokyo (6311 Roosevelt Way NE, Roosevelt, Seattle), and tilapia mislabeled as Tai red snapper at the latter restaurant, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has ordered the businesses to label their products properly and to pay costs and fees totaling thousands of dollars each. “The investigators determined that the restaurants had purchased correctly named fish but changed the names on their menus,” the announcement explains.
A New Way to Grocery Shop
Following a beta test for its own employees, Amazon’s drive-up shopping concept, Amazonfresh Pickup, launched for Prime customers in Seattle yesterday. Order online, choose a two-hour pickup window, and drive to a SoDo (76 S. Lander St.) or Ballard location (5100 15th Ave. NW.) to grab your groceries. Here’s a video with more details.
Always Bet on Pizza
Tulalip Resort Casino (10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip) is adding a quick-fire pizza place to its restaurant lineup this summer, featuring a 900-degree Washington-made oven and inspired by the pies that executive chef Perry Mascitti’s Italian mom used to make. At Blazing Paddles (an oddly dated movie reference), choose from signatures like The Salmonator, featuring a base of white roasted garlic sauce with house-smoked salmon, Mama Lil’s sweet spicy peppers, pesto, and arugula, or build your own from more than 50 toppings.
Wine Tasting in Wine Country
King County has issued preliminary recommendations that some land currently zoned rural in the Sammamish River Valley be rezoned to allow breweries, wineries, distilleries, and tasting rooms, The Seattle Times reports. Diane Carlson, director of regional initiatives for Metropolitan King County Executive Dow Constantine, told the paper, “We want to make sure we’re nurturing the wine industry at the same time we’re protecting areas we want to protect.” The public has until June 8 to comment on the recommendations.