The Year in Accolades
Edouardo Jordan’s many devotees were thrilled when JuneBaby won Best New Restaurant at the James Beard Awards, then ratcheted into utter fanboy pandemonium when Jordan scored a second win that night, for Best Chef Northwest.
The Year in Transplants
The Year in Drinks
Navy Strength, Belltown’s anti-kitsch tiki lounge, was declared the Best New Cocktail Bar in America at the annual Tales of the Cocktail gathering, besting some big-name competition for one of the industry’s highest honors.
The Year in...Whoa
News that Renee Erickson’s restaurant group would acquire most of Josh Henderson’s restaurants was the industry’s biggest thunderbolt. Although so far visible changes have been subtle (like new T-shirts at Great State Burger that ditch the cheeky mottos) there’s more in store.