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Eric Rivera's Puerto Rican Pop-Up Is a Taste of Things to Come (and More Updates)

Bottled pumpkin spice lattes are coming, Brendan McGill talks lifestyle changes, and more

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  • Since leaving Bookstore Bar, chef Eric Rivera has been juggling a number of intriguing projects, including popping up with his Addo dinner series, cooking classes, and now a pork-centric lechonera exploring his Puerto Rican heritage at El Diablo Coffee in Queen Anne on August 24. Sadly, it’s already sold out, Rivera said he hopes to upgrade this particular idea to a brick-and-mortar called Pig Latin next year.
  • Brendan McGill (Hitchcock, Hitchcock Deli, Hitchcock Café) reveals how eating more conscientiously has changed his life and his cooking for the better.
  • Redmond’s Nara Japanese Restaurant, family-owned for 28 years, is closing after service on October 31, 2017 due to the development of Redmond Square. Sushi chef Jessica Chen said she hopes to open her own place someday.
  • One of a dozen floating homes for sale in Seattle right now is a houseboat called Moveable Feast.
  • Starbucks is rolling out bottled pumpkin spice lattes at grocery stores nationwide later this month, with the threat of other limited-time flavors to come throughout the year.


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