Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News

Free Full Tilt in Ballard, Meander's Kitchen does dinner, the Terra Plata patio finally opens, and more.

By Brandon L. Bye August 1, 2012

Terra Plata, now with alfresco rooftop seating.

The generous folks at Full Tilt Ice Cream are giving away free scoops on Monday, August 6 starting at noon until they run out. The scoops are free, but don't forget your quarters because the pinball and Donkey Kong are not.

High 5 Pie
has a new Sunday deal they're calling "Shake Day." All day buy one pie shake (a milkshake garnished with a slice of your choice and a glob of whipped cream) and get the second half off.  

Terra Plata opened its highly anticipated rooftop patio this weekend. Seattle Weekly's Hanna Raskin took a look around.

The people behind Central Cinema have successfully petitioned the Liquor Control Board to allow minors in restaurants with cinemas, Central District News reports. Oh, and 21-plusers: The cinema plans to expand the drink menu with cocktails some time in September.

Local maker of fine sauce Sound Spirits has announced plans to release a crème de menthe and crème de cacao (made with Theo chocolate) this fall. "Put ’em together with a little cream and you’ve got a Grasshopper," suggests founder and head distiller Steve Stone. 

Blue Highway Games, the popular public gaming center, has applied for a beer license. Seattle Weekly has the details.

Brave Horse Tavern
released its latest collaboration with Pike Brewing, the Pike White Horse Wit.

Meanders Kitchen, destination for freakout-worthy breakfasts, is venturing into dinner territory.
Starting Thursday, August 2, the diner is doing comfort food classics like meatloaf and mashed taters. The meals occur Thursday through Saturday 5 to 10 and Sunday 5 to 9:30.

Artisanal sausage maker Link Lab is now available in a neighborhood near you: PCC in Green Lake and Fremont, Pete's Wine Shop in Eastlake, Sunset Hill Green Market in Ballard, and Eat Local in Queen Anne are now carrying the Seattle-based butcher. 

Boarder rush: Liquor sales in Idaho and Oregon, especially near the Washington border, rose 35 percent in June, bringing Oregon $870,000 more than usual. Idaho Statesmen reports on how the post-privatization era has been a boon for our Northwest neighbors.

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