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- Locust Cider is swarming like its namesake insect right now: Already, the Woodinville-based company has expanded its recently opened Ballard taproom, next month a Fort Worth, Texas, cidery is due, and now a Tacoma taproom is on the horizon, too.
- Paul Shanrock, who’s tended bar at The Sexton, Joli, and Rider, is opening Stampede Cocktail Club in the former home of The Helm, which closed in Fremont at the end of 2017. The bar should open by late April or early May.
- Dirty Couch Brewing, which has been making sours and barrel-aged beers in Ballard since 2016, will open a Magnolia taproom later this year. So far, the beers have been available at Royal Drummer, Zeeks Pizza, and Olaf’s.
- The former home of Jones Brothers and Co. is now The Cathedral, an events venue that donates all profits to charity.
- Downtown restaurant Scout, from the Huxley Wallace Collective, has a new lunch menu with options like a smoked trout roll, chicken sausage sandwich, shrimp po’boy, and turkey club.