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Seattle’s Popular Jack’s BBQ Plans Two New Permanent Locations, Despite Challenges

Plus, Canlis hosts a virtual Bingo night and Little Neon Taco offers Taco Bell-like treats

A closeup of smoked meat from Jack’s BBQ
Jack’s BBQ plans to increase from three to five locations, with Algona and Bellevue restaurants.
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Jack’s BBQ Plans Two New Permanent Locations

It’s not an easy time for any restaurant to remain open, let alone expand. But Jack’s BBQ — the Seattle mini chain known for its Texas-style brisket and ribs — is sticking to its plan to eventually launch permanent outposts in Algona, Washington, and the Eastside. For now, the two spots are temporary. Jack’s is setting up a spot at 35739 W Valley Highway in Algona, beginning with drive-thru service Wednesday, April 22. It will feature a full menu, including tacos, sandwiches, chili, salads, and sides, as well as meats by the pound and pecan pie for dessert. Jack’s plans on opening a full-service restaurant in the former spot occupied by the Royal Bear Pub, which closed in February. The barbecue purveyor also recently started a pop-up in Bellevue at neighborhood diner the Brief Encounter. And while the pop-up will go on indefinitely, a rep for the restaurant says it’s part of a search for a permanent location on the Eastside. All three other locations of Jack’s BBQ (in South Lake Union, SoDo, and Columbia Tower) are still open for takeout and/or delivery.

Canlis Debuts New Bingo Night with CSAs and Toilet Paper Prizes

From a burger drive-thru to CSA boxes to piano music on YouTube, the fine-dining destination Canlis has been pulling out all the stops to stay open during Washington’s stay-at-home order. Tonight, it debuts a new event: virtual Bingo. Anybody with a card (which are included in all deliveries) can play, starting with a livestream at 8:30 p.m. Winners will receive a CSA box, $100 in Canlis gift certificates, and two rolls of double-ply toilet paper. For those who haven’t ordered delivery and want to play on future Fridays, Canlis will mail cards out with no purchase necessary.

Little Neon Taco Offers a Taco Bell-Style Takeout Night

Star chef Monica Dimas has kept her popular First Hill Mexican restaurant Little Neon Taco open for takeout and delivery. And now she’s bringing back some special items that Dimas was known for back in her pop-up days four years ago. Little Neon Taco Bell will be available on Monday (4/20, naturally), offering takes on Crunchwrap Supremes, Enchiritos, Double Decker Supremes, and some booze for takeout and delivery. Interested diners can keep their eyes peeled on the restaurant’s to-go page for preordering details.

Little Neon Taco

1011 Boren Avenue, , WA 98104 (206) 682-2026 Visit Website

Jack's BBQ

228 9th Avenue, , WA 98109 Visit Website


2576 Aurora Avenue North, , WA 98109 (206) 283-3313 Visit Website