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New Owners of North Bend ‘Twin Peaks’ Diner Discuss Restaurant’s Fan-Friendly Revival

Plus, Capitol Hill’s getting a new cafe with Lost Lake and Comet roots, and Ken Jennings hosts trivia and cider tasting for the nonprofit City Fruit

An exterior view of Twede’s Cafe in North Bend, Washington, with the glowing neon sign and a mountain in the background
Twede’s Cafe in North Bend has new owners who are big fans of “Twin Peaks.”
Twede’s Cafe/Official

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New Owners of ‘Twin Peaks’ Diner Discuss Restaurant’s Fan-Friendly Revival

“This must be where pies go when they die.” Twede’s Cafe is no doubt familiar to fans of the 80s series Twin Peaks, and the restaurant — known in the show as Double R Diner — is doubling down on that nostalgia. In an interview with Grub Street, new owners Rachel Bennet and her husband Max Spears, talk about recently purchasing the spot in North Bend, Washington, with the aim of preserving the atmosphere of David Lynch’s trippy noir hit. They bought the place right before the pandemic impacted the region, but have moved forward on its revival, with a refreshed look that includes hand painted wallpaper and red velvet curtains. A section of the restaurant will be turned into a merchandise area and, of course, the cherry pie Detective Dale Cooper loved so much is still prominently on the menu. Said Bennet, “We want to make it accessible and welcoming to everyone but also capture the magic of the show.” Read the full Q&A here.

Capitol Hill’s Getting a New Cafe with Lost Lake and Comet Roots

Though there have been a rash of high-profile closures on Capitol Hill over the past few months, not everything is doom and gloom. According to Capitol Hill Seattle, a new all-day cafe called Post Pike will be opening soon on E Broadway, in the former home of short-lived tamale spot A&A Cafe and Cider. The new spot comes from two veterans of the neighborhood nightlife scene — Lost Lake Cafe general manager Onjali Dela Torre and Comet bartender Max Lovelace — and will serve a selection of coffee and sandwiches.

Ken Jennings Will Host a Trivia and Cider Tasting Event for City Fruit

The local nonprofit City Fruit is bringing in the big guns for its annual fall party. On October 26, Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings will host a virtual trivia and cider tasting event for the organization, which harvests fruit from hundreds of households in the Seattle area, distributing the free produce to community partners. Those attending the online gathering can order take-home cider kits, which features offerings from prominent names, such as Schilling, Alpenfire, and the new Yonder. Prizes for various contests include a $500 gift card to Canlis and a virtual cooking class with The Pantry; tickets range from $50 to $200.