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Jack’s BBQ Will Officially Open New Algona Location October 31
The pandemic doesn’t seem to be holding back one popular smoked meats purveyor. Jack’s BBQ — the well-known local chain with three locations around Seattle, and a fried chicken window at the South Lake Union outpost — is about to open its new restaurant in Algona Saturday, October 31. After trying things out with a temporary pop-up this spring, the new outpost officially takes over the space formerly occupied by the Royal Bear Pub & Eatery at 35731 West Valley Hwy S and will have many of the same items as the two other Jack’s full-service restaurants, including pork ribs, brisket, and sausages. There will also be meat sold by the pound, sides by the quart, and a full bar serving a selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, such as smoked old fashioneds. The new venue will have takeout and limited dine-in service, and maybe even some live country music soon, whenever that is permitted.
Razor Clam Digs on Local Beaches Shut Down Again Because of Toxin Levels
On Tuesday, October 27, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced that it would need to shut down razor clam digs on the state’s beaches through at least November 12 due to high levels of marine toxins. Back in March, WDFW nixed the practice out of pandemic concerns, but had begun to reopen beaches in September, with digs scheduled throughout the fall in keeping with COVID protocols for social distancing. Now, it’s unclear when the practice can pick up again, although the department still has digs on the calendar from November 13-19. Razor clam harvesting typically draws thousands to area beaches, and is a big part of many local economies, as well as a popular recreational activity.
New Katsu and Sake Spot Planned on Capitol Hill
Good news for those who love deep fried Japanese dishes. As Capitol Hill Seattle (CHS) reports, a new restaurant called Kobuta and Ookami Katsu and Sake House is on the way to 15th Ave E, bringing a selection of katsu dishes, tonkatsu, and rice burgers made with seasonal, local ingredients, and an extensive selection of high-end sake. COVID-19 delayed construction this year, but the owners said they hope to have the new restaurant open by February, with at least takeout service. From the renderings posted on CHS, the place looks pretty slick, and Seattle can never have enough katsu options.
Super Six Launches a Wings Pop-up with an Election Day Theme
There are puns and wordplay galore at new pop-up West Wing from Columbia City brunch destination Super Six. As one might have guessed, a whole slew of different wing options are on offer, all with politically-themed names. There’s the salt and vinegar-flavored “Mitch and Nancy,” the “Russian Hoax” (wings soaked in Stoli), “Super Spreaders” sauces, boneless “Chicken Barr” wings, and a drink special called “Jackie’s Trees” (two cans of Waterloo cherry seltzer). The menu will be open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Super Six every day until next Tuesday, November 3, with delivery available via DoorDash and Uber Eats.