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- Sun Liquor, which recently closed its Pike Street bar and distillery, is now selling its Summit Avenue lounge. The company is shifting its focus to its wholesale business.
- The former Dilettante on Broadway is becoming Anejo Restaurant and Tequila Bar. Owner Edgar Pelayo announced the project last fall, and applied for a liquor license late last month.
- After the disastrous net-pen collapse and escape of tens of thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon, Washington has finally outlawed Atlantic salmon farming. The ban won’t be fully implemented until 2025, however.
- Yesterday, in a promotion to encourage kids to eat healthy breakfasts, United Way King County hosted a cooking competition between CEO Jon Fine, dressed as a carrot, and restaurateur Ethan Stowell, dressed as a T-Rex. Pics ‘cause it happened:
It’s no average Monday. We’re kicking off the #BreakfastChallenge to get kids in 100 schools eating healthy breakfasts! Our CEO Jon Fine and Chef Ethan Stowell are about to kick it off! pic.twitter.com/PXNVs3f6dm— United Way King Co. (@UnitedWayKC) March 5, 2018
- Starbucks is opening a cafe in Kawagoe, outside of Tokyo, reflecting the town’s beautifully preserved Edo-period (1603 to 1868) architecture, including the traditional “kura” clay rooftop style.
- La Colonial, the planned Filipino tapas bar from chef Joseph Bayley, is more than a quarter of the way to its Kickstarter goal of $25,000 with more than 20 days remaining.