Thursday, April 17, 2003

Thug Watch

Attention Seattle Residents - go buy some wine!

With the war in Iraq winding down, Samy Beau-Marquet assumed that his French wine shop in Northeast Seattle would no longer be a target.

But when Beau-Marquet arrived at Le Savoir-Faire Wine Cellars on Saturday morning, he found tomato sauce, onions, olives, cabbage, rice and a slice of pizza scattered in front of the shop. Food clung to the doors and windows.

"I'll give you the entire menu," Beau-Marquet joked yesterday.

It was the third time in a month that a mess -- typically food and graffiti -- has greeted the French national when he has arrived to open his shop on 15th Avenue Northeast.