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Erin K. Thompson
The taste of devastation.
The 5 Spot , along with its Chow Foods kin, regularly boasts a globetrotting regional menu that changes

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Tornado Alley, the 5 Spot's Most Unfortunately Timed Regional Menu Ever

tornadoalley.jpg
Erin K. Thompson
The taste of devastation.
The 5 Spot, along with its Chow Foods kin, regularly boasts a globetrotting regional menu that changes every three months or so. The current region featured: Tornado Alley, which, in the wake of the deadliest spate of heartland tornadoes the country has seen in nearly 40 years, seems tacky at best.

Assistant manager Jennifer Gleer says that, as of right now, the Queen Anne eatery has no plans to abort the ill-timed theme, which is scheduled to run through June 13. "When we went into it, we made sure that we did not highlight any aspect of destruction to be sensitive to people who've lost their homes," says Gleer, who grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.

Coincidentally, Seattle Weekly clubs editor Erin K. Thompson had dinner at the 5 Spot Thursday night. Of the decor, she notes that there is "a spinning papier-mâché tornado, photos of actual tornadoes, cows and people getting swept up into a tornado, and big paintings, including one of the Kool-Aid guy directing people into a basement while a tornado rages in the background." Hanna Raskin also ate there recently, and notes: "The soundtrack in the bathroom is a siren and a warning to take cover."

Sure puts you in the mood for a "Twister Fritter," doesn't it? Because if there's one thing we know about tornadoes, it's that they're hilarious.

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