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- The latest episode of Eater’s Cooking in America profiles Mark McConnell and Cecilia Rikard’s Off the Rez, Seattle’s only food truck serving Native American cuisine like sweet and savory fry bread. The video series examines the way immigrant food culture has shaped the flavor of the United States.
- Kevin M. Davis and Terresa K. Davis have applied for a liquor license for Zane and Wylie’s Seattle Steakhouse at 624 Olive Way, the former home of glitzy Circadia downtown.
- Matias Tona, chef of Grappa (and brother of co-owner Aleks Tona), and relatives have applied for a liquor license for Dandylion, which the Facebook page calls “Seattle’s hottest tapas bar.” It’s coming to 532 Queen Anne Ave. N.
- Late last year a federal judge temporarily blocked Everett’s dress code for restaurant workers, which targets so-called bikini baristas, but the city is appealing the decision.
- Actress Amy Poehler, a former server, is rallying for better wages in the restaurant industry — partly to help protect female employees against the harassment they face at an extraordinarily high rate.
- And while minimum wage increases are great, bosses will still steal wages from employees if state and federal governments fail to enforce labor laws, including in Seattle.