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1. Shanik has launched new summer cocktails including Imli with tequila, tamarind, genepy and lime; Chai Peach with rum, chai, peach liqueur and lemon; and Cappelletti Sprits with Cappeletti, blood orange and prosecco.
2. Golden Beetle rolled out a family-style menu addition to the regular dinner menu. The three-course menu is available Sunday through Thursday, and options change weekly based on what’s fresh. The Ballard restaurant has also extended its all-night happy hour to include the patio space from Sunday through Thursday.
3. A dam breach in Canada has sent billions of gallons of potentially toxic water surging towards the Fraser River in British Columbia, which is bad news for Seattle’s salmon fishers. Canadian authorities are planning to sample the river for water quality issues.
4. Anthony Weiner appears to be attempting to turn over a new leaf by starting a locally-focused restaurant in Queens. Here’s hoping he doesn’t decorate the walls with lewd pictures of himself.