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Rachel Yang Releases Korean-Fusion Cookbook (and More Updates)

Yakima faces hops glut, oyster expert Jon Rowley’s fundraiser, Ravenna Brewing expands, and more

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  • Local oyster expert, Copper River salmon evangelist, and all-around beloved food icon Jon Rowley — named “the fish missionary” by Julia Child, who prized Rowley’s knowledge — is facing a terminal illness and mounting medical bills. There’s a Gofundme campaign to help; though it’s already exceeded its $50,000 goal, it’s still active.
  • James Beard Award-nominated chef Rachel Yang (Joule, Trove, Revel) has released a cookbook with 75 recipes from her inventive, highly personal take on Korean cuisine. My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines is for sale now, co-written by Jess Thomson.

Special night with special ladies @jessthomson @charitylburggraaf #myricebowl release party @troveseattle last night

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  • Ravenna Brewing is in expansion mode. The small operation is taking over the auto shop next door to increase brewing capacity, enlarge the beer garden, and launch a barrel-aging program.
  • Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails has started serving brunch on Seahawks home game Sundays (10/1, 10/29, 11/5, 12/3, 12/17, and 12/31). Guests can partake in a seasonally-rotating menu on the rooftop deck, while sipping Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas and gathering around the fire pits.
  • Southcenter is getting a liquid-nitrogen ice cream shop: Cloud Nine Creamery, next to Din Tai Fung, should be ready in December or January with flavors like brownie, banana cream pie, and New York–style Cheesecake.
  • In the midst of glorious fresh-hop season, it may be hard to imagine the craft beer industry being anything but red-hot, but apparently a slow-down in beer production has led to a glut of hops in the prodigious Yakima Valley, with financial challenges ensuing.
  • Last week, customers at an unspecified fast food restaurant at 85th and Aurora got a complementary side of terror with their meals when a fight broke out in the parking lot, leading to the arrest of a convicted felon in possession of a stolen hand gun.


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Frolik Kitchen and Cocktails

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Ravenna Brewing Company

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