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When Lizzo Wants Biscuit Bitch, She Gets It
Pop superstar Lizzo worked up an appetite rocking the Capitol Hill Block Party over the weekend — but ran into a little scheduling conflict when it came to one particular craving. On Saturday night, the “Juice” singer tweeted that she really wanted to try Biscuit Bitch, Seattle’s irreverent fast casual biscuit specialists, known for their colorfully-named dishes. Problem was, Lizzo had a flight to catch Sunday morning at 7:45 a.m., and the shop’s regular hours begin at 8. But the Biscuit Bitches came to the rescue, promising that they would open up the downtown location on First Avenue early for her. Sure enough, Lizzo showed up on Sunday morning for a pre-flight meal and took photos with the staff. She ordered the Hot Mess Bitch: biscuit and gravy, served with eggs, garlic grits, cheese, grilled Louisiana hot link and jalapenos.
Amazon Go Readies First Hill Store
Attention First Hill shoppers. On Monday, Amazon announced three more Amazon Go stores coming soon, one in Seattle and two in Chicago. The one in Seattle will be in a residential apartment building called The Perry on 1001 Minor Avenue, right near Top Pot Doughnuts and around the corner from Little Neon Taco (there’s no opening date set yet). This will bring the Amazon Go growth up to 17 locations in four cities. But, as GeekWire points out, since Amazon opened the first store — allowing customers to scan a QR code via an app to enter, then buy items through a virtual cart (eliminating checkout lines) — it hasn’t kept pace with its reported plan to open 3,000 stores by 2021.
Husky Deli Plans Fancy New Digs
One West Seattle landmark restaurant is getting a major makeover. Husky Deli — the 87 year-old family-owned established known for its excellent ice cream — is moving forward with big plans for its new location at 4717 California Avenue, down the street from its current spot. A Seattle design review board recently gave approval for a sprawling modern mixed residential and retail building that will house the shop, which will have plenty of room to spread out in around 3,000 square feet of space. Among the amenities: a skylight, a walk-up ice-cream counter, and plenty of parking spaces. Meanwhile, the well-known neon Husky sign and chandeliers will make the trip over as well. Construction could start next year, pending permits.