“The spice has to flow” is an often quoted line from the science fiction film Dune – Denis Villeneuve’s version of the novel by Frank Herbert is celebrating next Friday, the 22nd, especially these days. The self-described “Boho meets Geek” -inspired coffee shop serves seasonal spicy drinks such as Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Golden Milk with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and pepper. On Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17, customers who order one of the two spiced drinks will receive free tickets for a pre-screening of Dune on Monday, October 18, at Regal Thornton Place. The café gives away a ticket for every spice drink sold, with a limit of four tickets per customer, while stocks last.
There are also additional ways to get free dune swag. Distant Worlds is giving away posters to the first 25 customers on October 16 and 17. There is also a chance to win one of five swag packages with posters, t-shirts and more by registering for an online competition.
King Donuts on Rainier Avenue South is serving “DUNEnuts” from now until October 22nd. The DUNEnut specialty is topped with blue frosting and Demerara sugar, a nod to the color of spices, the fictional drug in Dune. The purchase of the DUNEnut includes a ticket for one of two extended screenings of Dune – on October 13th and 18th at 7pm at Regal Thornton Place – while supplies last.
Buy a DUNEnut and get a ticket for an extended showing of “Dune” while supplies last. Razz Hass
Indigo Cow brings Hokkaido soft serve to Wallingford
Indigo Cow opened on October 1st at the Japanese Yoroshiku restaurant in Wallingford with possibly the only soft serve of Hokkaido milk in the United States. Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, produces around half of the country’s milk. Hokkaido milk has a mild vanilla flavor and is known for its rich creaminess. Yoroshiku’s owner Keisuke Kobayashi believes that Hokkaido soft ice cream is delicious enough on its own, offering just one flavor with a few topping options like Theo’s chocolate, blueberry, strawberry, and Shiratama Kuromitsu Kinako, a mix of brown sugar syrup, mochi, and toasted soybean powder. Customers can access Indigo Cow through a walk-in window in Yoroshiku at 1911 North 45th Street.
Caffe Vita acquires Café La Marzocco from KEXP
La Marzocco Cafe announced via Instagram that its currently closed café area in KEXP will reopen as Caffe Vita location on October 18th. From the makers of the iconic Italian espresso machines, the cafe opened in 2016 in the radio station’s Queen Anne building and has since served coffee from a rotating array of roasters from 12 different countries. The company’s Instagram post stated, “La Marzocco felt we had accomplished the cafe’s mission and it was time to start a new chapter of coffee in the KEXP area.” While Vita reopens the cafe area, La Marzocco run the Home Espresso Lab behind the café, a place to demonstrate the brand’s espresso machines and take home barista classes.
Caffe Vita opened in 1995 in Seattle and now operates 11 cafes and roasters in Seattle, Portland and New York.
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