Tag Archives: Washington

Steakhouse Calls Pregnant Mom’s Uncovered Belly a Health-Code Violation

Source: Grub Street NY

A restaurant in Washington State is getting flak for using its “No shoes, no shirt, no service” policy to boot a pregnant mom whose stomach was protruding, well, quite a bit. On Sunday, Charisha Gobin and her family stopped by the Marysville location of Buzz Inn Steakhouse. She …

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A Fish Farm Accidentally Let ‘Thousands’ of Invasive Salmon Escape Into the Pacific Ocean

Source: Grub Street NY

Washington state wildlife officials warn “thousands” of salmon are on the loose in the Pacific after the net at their farm broke and they made a Finding Nemo–style break for the open sea. Cooke Aquaculture says one of its farms in the San Juan Islands suffered a “structural failure” …

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Court Says Canada’s ‘Pirate’ Trader Joe’s Might Violate U.S. Law

Source: Grub Street NY

Since 2012, Michael Hallatt has operated a retail store that sells Trader Joe’s products at a high markup to desperate people in Canada, where the chain has no presence. He has absolutely no authorization to do this, but maintains he’s found a loophole so the business …

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Another Restaurant Owner Under Fire for Telling Police They Can’t Eat There

Source: Grub Street NY

A Chinese restaurant in Washington says it’s getting death threats after police claimed they’d gotten banned from the premises. The owner of the spot, called Lucky Teriyaki, in Skagit County, says he and his son don’t speak English well and some sort of very unfortunate communication error is to blame.

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Expansionwire: Grilled cheese mini-chain Melt Shop is…

Source: Eater NY

meltshop.jpgGrilled cheese mini-chain Melt Shop is taking its sandwiches south this fall. The team will open its first D.C. branch in November, with a menu that’s similar to the one served up here. Co-owner Spencer Rubin tells Eater he’s “always loved the idea of heading south with the brand, and D.C. is the best next stop.” [~EDC~]
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Rumormongering: Eater DC is reporting that Philly…

Source: Eater Philly

ksbrgsmallpic.jpgEater DC is reporting that Philly Top Chef champ Kevin Sbraga is opening an outpost of Sbraga in the nation’s capital. Apparently Sbraga & Co. are looking at sites in D.C. proper for the restaurant, with the hope of getting something signed before 2013 closes out. In the meantime, Sbraga is finishing up work on The Fat Ham, his ode to Southern cuisine in UCity. [~EDC~]

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