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- A new tea shop headed for Capitol Hill will specialize in the Taiwanese-born phenomenon of “cheese tea,” or zhī shì chá, hopefully by September. Alongside bubble tea, matcha, and light bites, Vince and Kathy Shi’s Absolute Tea will serve tea topped with a lightly salted foam of cream cheese, milk, and whipped cream.
- Amazon recently opened its first cashless Amazon Go store in South Lake Union and The Seattle Times has given the experience and food an increasingly despondent series of reviews.
- Beginning tomorrow, March 1, Art of the Table will change its menu format slightly. The fine-dining gem will only offer an a la carte menu at the bar, while everyone else chooses a three-course, five-course, or chef’s-choice tasting menu.
- The Space Needle’s massive revamp is so far behind schedule, the sky-high restaurant likely won’t reopen in time for peak tourist season, a big problem for the 200 or so employees who are working other jobs or collecting unemployment in the meantime.