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1. The seemingly perpetual debate over a proposed Whole Foods in West Seattle rages on, reports Seattle Met. The proposed grocery was opposed by former mayor Mike McGinn and raised the hackles of a vocal faction of West Seattleites. The current discussion involves a proposed alley vacation, which the anti-Whole Foods faction is against.
2. Pike Place Market is selling advance tickets for its annual Arcade Lights tasting festival on April 25. The after-hours event involves a spread of over 60 local purveyors, including Starbucks, Rachel’s Ginger Beer, Mt. Townsend Creamery and Delve Kitchen. Attendees receive 10 tokens redeemable for food and drinks, with additional tokens available for purchase.
3. The team at Aragona is hosting a sherry dinner on March 17. The dinner will consist of three savory and one dessert course, with eight sherries poured throughout the evening. The menu includes a heart of palm salad, ajo soup with poached egg and ham, and pan-fried trout salmorejo. Make reservations by calling (206) 682-3590.
4. This bad ass photo series of honey hunters in the Himalayas has gone viral. Hunters collect honey while precariously clinging to rope ladders, forgoing modern safety equipment, as bees swarm around them.