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1. It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Yesterday, the James Beard Foundation announced its list of semifinalists – which will be culled to an elite list of winners on March 18. Washington represents well, with familiar faces like John Sundstrom, Renee Erickson, Jason Franey, Ethan Stowell and Jason Stratton making appearances. Seattle Met has the full list.
2. Pike Place Market’s Marché announced plans to close up shop at the end of the month, according to their Facebook page. The bistro and wine bar opened in 2012.
3. Pastry extraordinaire Rachel Coyle and her pop-up Coyle Bakery are making a comeback at Book Larder in March after a three-month break, reports Eater. Coyle is searching for a brick-and-mortar space, but in the meantime you can find her at the Fremont cookbook shop on Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 PM beginning March 22. Seattle Weekly interviewed Coyle last summer and awarded her best bakery.
4. Pioneer Square is now home to Russian food and cocktails, thanks to Laika Lounge, which shares a space and management with Trabant Coffee. Starting at 5 PM each night, you can wind down with appropriately-named cocktails like The Lenin, The Trotsky, and the Proletariat, along with food from Chef Joseph Bollag, who previously held the Sous Chef spot at How to Cook a Wolf.
5. Time Magazine has a list of the 13 candy bars that have wielded the most influence over the junk food industry – and the minds and dentists’ offices of the world at large. The winner? Kit Kat.