Check out that smoke ring. Photo via Jack's BBQ Facebook page


Jack’s BBQ
Texas native and brisket savant Jack Timmons opened his roadhouse barbecue restaurant this week in Georgetown, complete with a pair of 16-foot smokers, 150 seats, and a menu of smoked pork, beef, chicken, collard greens, and corn pudding. Whoops, now it looks like he's limiting service to lunch only until he can hire and train more staff. 

Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi's "culinary fourplex" opens on Sunday, bestowing upon 500 E Pike a quadruple force of a noodle bar, Korean barbecue, actual bar, and parfait window.

Quality Athletics
Joshua Henderson’s massive sports bar opens today in Pioneer Square, right next to his market, Cone and Steiner. The menu is full of upscale bar food like duck wings, charred pork shoulder salad, and whole fish tacos. Within the space you'll find two patios, an AstroTurf back bar, rooftop garden, and a private event space dubbed The Trophy Room. Have a look around Quality Athletics right here.


Odin Brewing Taproom
The Washington Beer Blog has an update on the brewery's future home now that it's outgrown its production location in South Park; soon you'll find Odin in a 1,500-square-foot location in Tukwila. The brewery's Asgard Tavern in Fremont will remain open, but the Tukwila taproom opens September 19, boasting much more space, parking, and an outdoor patio. 


Aragona Vespolina
The transnational shift of Jason Stratton's downtown restaurant is complete; as of September 8, Aragona’s Spanish menu has been recast in Italian. The stylish space remains the same but pastas from Stratton and chef Carrie Mashaney now headline the menu.


Lark, Bitter/Raw, and Slab Sandwiches + Pie
The highly anticipated opening of John Sundstrom’s trio of restaurants is set for early November.  The construction in the Central Agency Building is on track, according to Sundstrom's camp, and the original Lark space will be closing at the end of October in preparation for its move. 

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