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Ballard Restaurant Celebrates 4 Years With 4/20 Biscuit-Eating Competition

Plus The Saint reinstates its taco menu, fake Starbucks coupons are circulating, and more

Porkchop and Co. is holding a biscuit-eating competition on 4/20 to celebrate four years in business.
Porkchop and Co./FB

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  • Just in time for 4/20, the Saint, Capitol Hill’s newly hot-pink tequila bar, reinstates its taco menu tomorrow, including braised beef short rib with mole and chicken adobo with roasted tomato-chipotle salsa.
  • Also apropos of the 4/20 crowd, excellent Ballard restaurant Porkchop and Co. celebrates its 4th anniversary tomorrow with a competition: $5 gets competitors a shot at a $50 gift certificate, with 5 minutes to eat as many biscuits as possible — served with butter and jam, though the Michael Scott school of speed-eating recommends diners simply dip their food in the water so it’ll slide down their gullets more easily.
  • Things finally appear to be looking up for SLU’s Mollusk Brewing Company and Dexter Brewhouse, as the company — which has gone through major changes in chefs, tipping policies, and branding since it opened in 2015 — plans to expand to Magnuson Park in June with Magnuson Cafe and Brewery (7777 62nd Ave. NE).
  • The bad news is the Wandering Goose owner Heather Earnhardt and her husband, Zac Young, aren’t opening a long-planned smoked seafood shop in Hillman City after all. The good news is they’re taking over the historic Tokeland Hotel on Washington’s southwest coast and renovating it to include a 60-seat restaurant, bar, and bakery.
  • Fake Starbucks coupons promising free coffee for people of color are making the internet rounds, pushed by the online trash-fire that is 4chan. “This is completely false and in no way associated with Starbucks,” a company spokeswoman told CNBC.

Dexter Brewhouse

803 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Magnuson Cafe and Brewery

7777 62nd Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115 Visit Website

The Saint

1416 E. Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122 206 323 9922 Visit Website

The Wandering Goose

403 15th Avenue East, , WA 98112 (206) 323-9938 Visit Website

Starbucks HQ

2401 Utah Ave South, Seattle, WA 98134 (206) 624-9496 Visit Website

Porkchop and Co.

5451 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 257-5761 Visit Website