Spring Hill in West Seattle debuts a bar-centric brunch April 9.

SOUTH LAKE UNION
Mexican eatery Cactus plans to join the neighborhood in late summer. The 5,000-square-foot Cactus SLU will call Tom Douglas’s Cuoco, Brave Horse Tavern, and Ting Momo neighbors.

A memorial for Scott Simpson, the chef and part-owner of Lunchbox Laboratory who died over a week ago, will take place at 1253 Thomas Street at 4pm on Sunday, April 10.

DOWNTOWN
Art restaurant welcomes a new face: Jelle Vandenbroucke.

CAPITOL HILL
Marination Station, the brick-and-mortar counterpart of Marination Mobile set to open mid-month, will bottle and sell their signature "Nunya" sauce as well as pickled onions.

Varro, a new Italian lounge and restaurant on the corner of 12th Ave and Pine, opens on Friday, April 8.

Lights out for the Pita Pit on Broadway, reports CHS. The U District location shuttered a few months earlier.

PIKE PLACE MARKET
Those who think they can make a meaner grilled cheese than these folks have until May 1 to submit their recipe for Seattle Cheese Festival’s contest to name the city’s best ’wich. Send recipes to info@seattlecheesefestival.com.

BELLTOWN
The Sushi Chef Dream Team, made up of seven of Seattle’s top raw rollers, collaborate for a feast to benefit Japan on May 5 at Bell Harbor Pier 66. Tickets are $175-$200; proceeds go to Peace Winds America and Peace Winds Japan. Purchase Sushi Chef Dream Team tickets here.

WEST SEATTLE
Chef Mark Fuller of Spring Hill debuts a casual weekend Brunch Bar—it’s served at the bar—on April 9. Pick from a la carte yummies like sausage beignets with maple syrup, whole milk curds with fennel pollen and honeycomb, popovers, and biscuits and gravy, to name a few. Read more about the new brunch menu on the Spring Hill blog. Seats are first come first serve; prices range from $4-$9.

SNOQUALMIE
Snolqualmie Casino’s Terra Vista has a new seasonal dinner menu.

SODO
Safeco field unveils their new food hall, The ’Pen, where fans can grab gourmet grub, including burgers and crepes by Ethan Stowell.

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