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- Future Primitive Brewing, which is remaking the Big Al’s Brewing space in White Center, is aiming for a mid-August opening. The new brewery is a collaboration among beer experts Dean Hudgins and Ian Roberts (owners of Pine Box), and Michael Baker, Kevin Watson, and Larry Solomon.
- Starting July 1, Seattle will enact a ban on all petroleum-based plastic straws, utensils, and cocktail picks in food and drink establishments. Seattle is the first U.S. city to adopt such a ban.
- Sushi legend Shiro Kashiba has extended the hours of his namesake restaurant, Sushi Kashiba, near Pike Place Market. The restaurant now serves lunch daily in the courtyard, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but only for the summer months.
- A new wine bar called Footprint Wine is in the works on Capitol Hill. The bar’s environmentally friendly ethos will bring mostly local wines from sustainability-minded makers, in the former home of The Growl Store.
- Monica Dimas’s new taco bar, Little Neon Taco, has added dinner seven nights a week. The tacos, grilled street corn, tortas, and more, are also served at lunch on weekdays and brunch on Sundays.