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Chad White delays soft opening of TT’s Old Iron Brewery in Spokane Valley

Head pit master Colin Barker, brewmaster Rachel Nalley and co-owners Chad White and Travis Thosath pose for a photo with the barbecue pits at their new restaurant TT's Old Iron Brewery on Friday, June 14, 2019, at 4110 S. Bowdish in Spokane Valley, Washington. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Head pit master Colin Barker, brewmaster Rachel Nalley and co-owners Chad White and Travis Thosath pose for a photo with the barbecue pits at their new restaurant TT's Old Iron Brewery on Friday, June 14, 2019, at 4110 S. Bowdish in Spokane Valley, Washington. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Despite a Father’s Day preview with long lines of barbecue fans Sunday afternoon, chef and restaurateur Chad White this evening said that the planned soft opening for TT’s Old Iron Brewery on Thursday morning has been pushed back to next Tuesday.

The reason? The expected liquor license approval has been delayed, and the “Top Chef” Season 13 cheftestant said that it didn’t make sense to open the brewery at 4110 S. Bowdish Road in Spokane Valley with his barbecue menu without being able to serve alcohol.

“There is unfortunately no way that we can open this Thursday,” White said this evening. A quick drive-by at 12:45 p.m. Sunday ahead of the 1 p.m. preview to the public saw long lines waiting to enter the new establishment.

White, whose High Tide Lobster Bar 2 was announced Friday evening at the Wonder Building grand opening, said via text, “Father’s Day was bananas for us. We ran out of ribs, brisket and turkey by 4 p.m. and pulled pork by 6 p.m. The only thing left over was chicken.”

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