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- Does Everett’s ban on bare skin for restaurant employees violate the constitutional rights of so-called bikini baristas? A new lawsuit filed yesterday says absolutely yes, and the legal arguments are a must-read.
- When Amazon bought Whole Foods and lowered prices, the grocery chain immediately saw a 25-percent increase in traffic — but will it last?
- Ballard favorite Reuben’s Brews, already spread across four facilities, is looking for a bigger space to continue its rapid growth.
- Nana’s Family Mexican Kitchen and Cantina on Queen Anne appears to be closed, and its phone is disconnected.
- Hillman City’s long-awaited, highly anticipated Black and Tan Hall is almost complete, but has given up predicting an opening date.
- The Starbucks Reserve Roastery on Capitol Hill is debuting a menu of patent-pending cold-pressed espresso shots today.
- Everett’s Crucible Brewing is opening a second production space and taproom in Woodinville likely by the end of the year, taking over the former home of Twelve Bar Brews.
- Seattleite Mark Delos Reyes is hosting an Australian-inspired pop-up featuring lamb shoulder and tuna tartare and combining elements of family-style and fine dining tonight at Dexter Brewhouse, raising funds to renew his visa and return to Australia. His resume includes highly regarded restaurants like Melbourne’s Cumulus Inc. and Perth’s Print Hall.