Food News Roundup

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A possible world record for wasting wine, a Bill the Butcher shutters, Met Market shuffles, and more.

By Brandon L. Bye July 18, 2012

Bill the Butcher goes dark in Madison Park, but the Woodinville, Redmond, Magnolia, and Laurelhurst locations (pictured) are still open.

Last week we told you about Total Wine and More’s Guinness World Record attempt. Well, it missed the mark (308) by seven. What’s more, participants weren’t allowed to drink a drop from any of the bottles popped. According to Seattle Weekly, the Washington State Liquor Control Board prohibits customers from drinking while shopping at liquor stores. Staffers reportedly dumped all the wine—an estimated $3,000 worth—down the drain. Pity.

Chefs from Marché, Matt’s in the Market, Steelhead Diner, and the Tom Douglas empire are preparing $5 "farm fresh" lunches sourced from Pike Place Market. The meals are available at various locations through mid-September. More details and dates at

Bill the Butcher shuttered unannounced, according to Madison Park Blogger. Laurelhurst, Woodinville, Redmond, and Magnolia locations remain in business.

Metropolitan Market closed its upper Queen Anne shop but bought Magnolia Thriftway on 34th Avenue W. The local chainlet will convert the property into a sixth location after the New Year, according to Queen Anne View.

Thursday at 1:45, funnymen Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play barista at Local Color Café. The stunt is meant to promote their upcoming political comedy The Campaign due in theaters August 10.

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