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Brisket Expert Jack’s BBQ Is Expanding to the Columbia Tower

Plus the Space Needle’s new lounge opens soon, Puget Sound’s mussels test positive for opioids, and more news

Jack’s BBQ will serve its Texas-style barbecue at its new Columbia Tower restaurant.
Jason Price

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  • Scientists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife found oxycodone in mussels raised at 18 locations around Puget Sound. Mussels are filter feeders, so they absorb contaminants in the water, and it appears enough of the opioid has flowed downstream — via toilet flushing — to show up in trace amounts in marine life.
  • Outlier, the flashy restaurant replacing Sazerac in Hotel Monaco, is adding a private karaoke room. The room can host a group of up to 12 people and comes with a $50 food and beverage minimum. Reservations for the space, called the Electric Feather, start June 15.
  • The Space Needle’s glass-enclosed observation deck has reopened after a massive redesign. The revolving restaurant will reopen in the fall, while a new lounge is preparing to open in time for the 4th of July.

Jack's BBQ

228 9th Avenue, , WA 98109 Visit Website

Outlier

1101 4th Avenue, , WA 98101 (206) 624-7755 Visit Website

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