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June 2, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Sunday memo: Bridge closed . . . Barbecue competition . . . Komen Race for the Cure

Still closed: Both directions of the Highway 520 floating bridge and  all ramps between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and I-405 in Bellevue are closed until 5 a.m. Monday for construction work. What’s cooking: In Fremont today, it’s barbecue. The Fremont BBQ Extravaganza, touted as Seattle’s largest BBQ competition, runs from 10 a.m. to 11…

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May 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Blame it on the barbecue: cookware collision causes three-mile backup on I-5

Poor Interstate 5: If it’s not one thing, it’s another. On Sunday morning at about 10:30, a barbecue went sailing off someone’s car, traveling northbound on I-5. A driver at the Ravenna Boulevard exit was going too fast to avoid it safely, swerved, spun out of control and wound up in the far left lane, facing…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: barbecue, barbecue wreck, car wreck

July 12, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Metal bristles from barbecue brush turn up in sandwich

A metal bristle — make that three bristles — from an outdoor grill cleaning brush turned up in an Edmonds woman’s breakfast sandwich yesterday, according to a story in The Herald in Everett. The bristles were spotted before the woman ate the sandwich. In making the sandwich, her husband had used some drippings from a…

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July 10, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Man accidentally eats steel bristle from BBQ brush

The Associated Press TACOMA — A Tacoma man says he needed emergency surgery after accidentally eating a steel bristle from a grill brush he used during a barbeque. KING 5 reports that Adam Wojtanowicz’s went to the hospital Sunday complaining of abdominal pain that wouldn’t go away despite his taking medication. Doctors found a metal…

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