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Ballard Restaurant Benito’s Chicago Eatery Is Closed

Plus Woodinville is getting two new breweries, North Carolina’s Counter Culture Coffee is opening a Seattle Training Center, and more

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There’s no more deep-dish pizza at Benito’s Chicago Eatery, which closed in Ballard March 31.
Benito’s Chicago Eatery/FB

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  • PCC now sells make-at-home meal kits. There are six kits to start, all of which feed two people, and new recipes will be added every four weeks.
  • Todd Herriott, co-founder of Métier Racing & Coffee on Capitol Hill, and Rodney Hines, director of community investments at Starbucks, are opening Métier Brewing Company in the former Woodinville home of Des Voigne Brewing.
  • Counter Culture Coffee, a specialty coffee company based in Durham, NC, will open a Seattle Training Center at 313 1st Ave. S later this month. The space will serve as a gathering place for novices and experts to further their coffee knowledge.
  • A new venture called Northwest Brewery Works is in progress in Woodinville. Much of the website is still under construction, but so far promises to “bring Lagers back.”
  • Edouardo Jordan keeps racking up the accolades. The most recent for his Ravenna restaurant Junebaby is an inclusion in Food & Wine’s list of 2018 restaurants of the year.
  • There are no more deep-dish pizza, sandwiches, and Chicago dogs at Benito’s Chicago Eatery, which closed after six years in Ballard March 31, though the Facebook post asks fans to “stay tuned for the next chapter.”


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