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Frozen margaritas at Mama's Cantina for just five George Washingtons. Photo courtesy Mama's Cantina

OPENINGS

The Atlantic
The Central District welcomed a new addition to its restaurant roster this week. Here, you'll find local beers and kombucha on tap, wines coming from Madrona’s Locus Wines, plus plenty of food of the burger and bahn mi variety. After owner Lex Petras works out the inevitable kinks in his new spot, look forward to brunch next.

Tarsan i Jane
The recently opened Frelard restaurant has just blessed Seattle with another patio. It will have its own menu full of casual fare such as oysters and housemade sausages charred on the outdoor, open-air grill. 

Scout
Josh Henderson's new luxe cabin retreat meets restaurant inside the Thompson Hotel is officially open. It currently serves breakfast and dinner, with lunch service starting June 13. His aptly named rooftop bar, The Nest, also debuts June 13.

THE HAPPIEST HOUR

Mama’s Cantina
The revamped Mexican joint in Belltown is launching a twice daily happy hour from 4 to 6, and again from 10pm until 2. ‘Tis the season for $5 frozen margaritas, $3 breakfast tacos, and $5 nachos inside, or even better, on the sidewalk patio.

Pam's Kitchen
Both the South Lake Union and new Wallingford locations will have happy hour Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6, starting June 13. Though the menu is still being finalized, flavorful Caribbean fare with sweet-tart rum punches are likely to be involved.

BRUNCH BUZZ

Sisters and Brothers
Down in Georgetown, this restaurant and bar serves up (and often runs out of) their signature Nashville hot chicken. Soon it'll be joined by waffles. Starting June 11, you’ll be able to start your meat sweats early with brunch from 11 to 3. 

SHIFT CHANGE

Marjorie
As of the very end of May, chef Zephyr Paquette has moved on to Lecosho and Isaac Hutchins (formerly of RN74) steps in, per Marjorie’s Facebook page. And luckily for all, the plantain chips are going nowhere.

COMING SOONISH

Smith Tower
Flappers and dandies rejoice, The Seattle Times reports that the 35th floor of Smith Tower will reopen as a Prohibition era–inspired speakeasy this August. While more details are forthcoming, can we suggest “Capone” be the secret password?

CLOSING

King Donut
The Rainier Beach doughnut bakery plus teriyaki joint plus laundromat will be closing after 30 years this December. Owners Heng and Chea Hay say they are ready for retired life.

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