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Bars Boycott Melvin Brewing After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Plus the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck rolls into town again, Lisa Nakamura sells her gnocchi at Tutta Bella, and more

Melvin Brewing has found itself in hot water after sexual misconduct claims and posts on its website in poor taste.
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  • The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, a roving, treat- and trinket-dispensing food truck featuring all things branded with Sanio’s superstar character, will roll into Southcenter Mall on Saturday, April 28. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., fans can snag theme-appropriate giant cookies, pocket pies, key chains, water bottles, petit fours, and macarons.
Macarons from the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
Courtesy of Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
  • Melvin Brewing, one of the most praised breweries to open in Washington recently thanks to its satellite location in Bellingham, has had quite a fall from grace due to allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at the head brewer and accusations that the brewery’s website made light of sexual harassment and abuse. As a result, a bunch of Western Washington bars, like Teku Tavern and No Anchor, are boycotting Melvin, dropping its beers from their line-ups.
  • Chef Lisa Nakamura, who closed her Capitol Hill Gnocchi Bar in 2016 to focus on retail, is making a bit of a comeback via Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria. The restaurant has added her gnocchi to its menu, including in a meatball gnocchi special that will run at all five Tutta Bella locations through May 20.
  • PCC Community Markets will open its newest store, in Burien, on May 23. The new location will include a pizza oven, taqueria with options like roasted squash and barbacoa, and a yogurt bar with yogurt from Pure Éire Dairy.

No Anchor

2505 2nd Avenue, , WA 98121 (206) 448-2610 Visit Website

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

4918 Rainier Avenue S, Columbia City, WA 98118 206 721 3501 Visit Website

Gnocchi Bar

1542 12th Ave, Seattle, WA (206) 328-4285

TeKu Tavern

552 Denny Way, , WA 98109 (206) 466-1764 Visit Website