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- A new barbecue restaurant called Texians BBQ is headed to the University District. The menu will consist of Texas smoked meat staples like brisket, tri-tip, and ribs, with sides like potato salad and cornbread. Here, though, diners can also opt to stuff the meat into a burrito with refried beans and guacamole. No word yet on an opening timeline.
- Lower Queen Anne’s new tapas bar, Dandylion, is adding a speakeasy-style bar called the Den behind its dining room. That opening is expected January 1.
- Things aren’t looking good for the promised revamp of Bar Justice, the hidden drinking establishment at the now-closed By the Pound deli on Capitol Hill. The business has promised “construction upgrades” before reopening, but barman Shane Sahr, hired to help with the reboot, has left because the timeline was too drawn out.
- In what appears to be a case of racial profiling, the owner of a Kirkland Menchie’s frozen yogurt shop called police on behalf of his employees because Byron Raglan, a black man, looked “suspicious.” Raglan, a court-appointed special advocate and a visitation supervisor, was in the shop supervising a visit between a mother and her son. The Kirkland Police Department, the shop owner, and Menchie’s corporate offices have since apologized for forcing Raglan to leave; a police investigation into the officers’ conduct is ongoing.
- Sunset Hill’s nearly 30-year-old ice cream shop and cafe, Walter’s, is closing. Its last official day in business will be Friday, November 23, and there’s a blowout goodbye party planned for Saturday, November 24.