Famous Dave's is a Twin Cities-based barbecue chain that Rob and I watched grow from the one original (and still the best) Linden Hills location to branch out to other states.
Driving home from Portland tonight we were shocked to see one in Tacoma. None in Seattle yet, but apparently there's one in Puyallup and one coming even closer, to Tukwila. Sweet! This almost makes up for the lack of delicious but bad-for-you fast food in these parts.