Little known fact (LKF): At the Hi Spot in Madrona, the brunch destination with which everyone who knows anything is totally in love, you can call ahead and put your name on the waiting list. Thusly your name moves up the list while you’re not even there.

So there you have that: no more waiting for an hour and a half in a packed space while little kids in striped stockings cry a lot. At least not for very long.

That LKF comes from owner Mike Walker, who also informed me that the Hi Spot plans to start serving brunch cocktails as soon as its Class H liquor license comes through, which should be in about a month. Walker says he makes a killer bloody mary, and he’ll also offer vodka drinks with fresh-squeezed juices.

In a final bit of good news, Walker says he’s looking into buying an awning to cover the outdoor patio so that the heated outdoor area can be used three seasons out of the year. This adds 40 more seats, meaning even less time in the waiting line for you.

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