Renee Erickson's Barnacle. It is so close. Photo via Barnacle's Facebook page.


Ivar’s: Bothell
The local go-to for clam chowder and punnery opened its 24th location last last Friday, September 13, in Bothell. It's a full-service, sit-down restaurant, as opposed to the former Ivar's location, a to-go spot that closed three years ago. The new incarnation will feature an expanded menu with items such as a crab cake sandwich, a salmon BLT, and grilled fish tacos.


Bauhaus Books and Coffee
Capitol Hill Seattle blog has updates on both the future location of Bauhaus and the space currently housing Capitol Club. It turns out they're one and the same. Bauhaus owner Joel Radin confirmed to CHS that he will relocate Bauhaus essentially across the street, to the space where the soon-to-be-defunct Capitol Club had been. At least, until the next move. Anyone lamenting the move can buy a comemerative Bauhaus wrecking ball T-shirt here.


Owner Jamie Boudreau revealed the whiskey emporium's new chef on Twitter this week. It's Laurie Riedeman, best known from Elemental. And she's wasting no time: Riedman already debuted a new menu for the season. Her predecessor, Andrew Cross, apparently left to live on a farm in Blaine.


Cupcake Royale Queen Anne
For those of you tracking the new location on Queen Anne, opening day will be October 10. More details to come.

Renee Erickson has been instagramming up a storm from her impending new restaurant and wine bar, Barnacle. Looks like the actual opening might happen later next week. Meanwhile, check out this sample menu.

Brunswick and Hunt
Two brothers well entrenched in the local restaurant business (one owns DeLuxe, the other the Athenian) are busy transforming an old brick building at 70th and 15th to a cozy tavern-type restaurant with a focus on all things seasonal and farm-to-table. Look for dishes like scallops cooked on a cedar plank with duck bacon and pickled well as a giant mural of a Northwest hunting scene.

Teddy's Bigger Burgers
The Hawaii-based burger chain has both a devout following and a mainland location in Woodinville. But soon it will be offering its massive burgers at a new Greenlake location. There's another one on the way to Bothell, too.