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Paella on the patio at Pintxo.

Openings

Cafe Trophy
Have you heard the good word of Champagne and cupcakes? This sibling bakery and bar to Trophy Cupcakes opened in Bellevue this week, and it’s an Instagram-worthy cafe of gilded stools, French macarons, baguette-based sandwiches, prosecco on tap, and more.

Uncle Mike’s BBQ
Once in White Center, now reborn in Northgate as of last week, this family-owned barbecue joint is still as smoky and comforting as ever. There’s the classic meaty fare of smoked ribeye and pork, but also here: summer salads and butternut squash tarts. And soon there will be beer because football season is coming. Gird your livers.

Revelry
Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, the chefs and married duo behind Seattle’s Revel, Joule, and Trove, have brought a “bad-ass, comfort-loving, ingredient-obsessed” menu to Portland. Their fourth restaurant, Revelry, opens August 16. Road trip, anyone?

Wingstop
Not just any Wingstop, this West Seattle branch is co-owned by chicken wing connoisseur, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Expect a grand opening on August 27 and 28, says West Seattle Herald. It should be a weekend of football allstars,

Closings

Stumbling Goat Bistro
Sadness. The Phinney Ridge neighborhood pillar will close after 16 years. The restaurant’s last day will be August 27 likely due to a mixed-use development project planned for that location.

Chop Shop
One of the first and largest occupants of Capitol Hill’s Chophouse Row closed mid-service last week. Ericka Burke tells Nosh Pit that the closure “was sad and abrupt,” and that this ever-developing neighborhood was a gamble. It was time to fold. Burke will focus on her first restaurant, Volunteer Park Cafe. 

Meat and Bread, Capitol Hill
This Canadian-based bringer of porchetta sandwiches will shutter its location in the Central Agency building after Saturday, August 13, its last day, reports Capitol Hill Seattle Blog. Meat and Bread’s first U.S. location lasted a little over a year; the South Lake Union Meat and Bread is going strong however. But the question remains, will Kanye West ever have come to sit in his gilded throne?

Brunch Buzz 

Corvus and Co.
The Levantine-leaning menu captained by chef Mac Jarvis is embarking into the brunch world this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 to 3, get in on dishes like challah French toast with honey cream and preserves, shakshuka, and lamb Benedict. Plus, mimosas because needs. 

Chandler’s Crabhouse
While not new to the brunch life, this lakeside restaurant has made some fancy addendums. On weekends from 10 to 2, you can now pop a bottle of Veuve Clicquot brut Champagne for the pricetag of $40 (the yellow labeled bottle usually costs a full Benjamin Franklin). Also new to the menu: pork belly Benedict, lobster biscuits and gravy, and a duck fat potato and corned beef hash.

Philanthropic Dining 

Pintxo
Every Sunday through September 18, this Belltown spot offers a little taste of Spain by way of paella. Paella, served out on the patio, is both a savory, Spanish meal and an opportunity to give back. 15 percent of proceeds from paella, tapas, and cocktails go towards local charities like Seattle Children’s Hospital. Meat or seafood paella goes for $16 from 5 to 7.

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