MyBallard talked to Po Dog owner Laura Olson about the hot dog haven’s upcoming spot in Ballard, scheduled to open in November.

Dulces Bistro and Wine, formerly Duces Latin Bistro, has taken over the former location of Typhoon on Western. The restaurant opened last week. Owners say the new name highlights the wine collection and dispel any notions that Dulces is a Mexican restaurant.

Tonight’s Stephanie Izard book signing and dinner at Canlis still has a handful of seats available. To snatch one up, email [email protected]" with “Interested in purchasing tickets to Seattle dinner” as the subject.

The made-over Highliner Pub and Grill reopened in Fishermen’s Terminal with an upgraded menu, including three Washington wines on tap. New owners Paula Cassidy and husband Jon Speltz also own the nearby Wild Salmon Seafood Market.

New York Pizza and Bar will be hosting a grand opening this Wednesday, November 2. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods for donation to the downtown food bank. The restaurant offers pizza—of course—as well as burgers, pasta and specialty martinis.

Redmond’s Bar and Grill opens at 11am on Wednesday, November 2. A grand opening party in the evening offers appetizers and champagne from 6 to 10pm, with samplings of signature dishes and a champagne toast. Part of the day’s proceeds will go to Hopelink. The space was previously a movie house, dance hall, and most recently Oddfellow’s Grill. Co-owner Tim Short describes the restaurant as “an upscale bistro and sports bar.”

Friday, November 4, chefs Matt Dillon of Sitka and Spruce and Jason French of Portland restaurant Ned Ludd will collaborate on an exclusive Vashon Island dinner for 18 Seattleites and 18 Portlanders. Eater says it is the first in a series, and will take place at Old Chaser Farm. Reservations are all-inclusive for $125.

This Wednesday, chef-owners Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi are hosting a birthday party with “ludicrous amounts of food and drinks for everyone,” celebrating the fourth year of their restaurant Joule. The 12-course meal will be $65 per person, and festivities begin at 7pm. Call 206-632-1913 or visit Joule’s website for reservations.

Wednesday, November 2, celebrate Marination nation’s Aloha customer day by grabbing a free slider or taco. You can get it from the Station on Capitol Hill or the Mobile unit, which will be in Fremont at 160 N Canal St.

Allecia Vermillion reports on Skillet owner Josh Henderson’s second food truck, in the works for late November operation. Look forward to more Eastside appearances from the new truck, and also a new stationary locale, possibly in SoDo or South Lake Union.

In other mobile food news, Chris Werner has the scoop on Bluebird’s new ice cream truck. The schedule is still to be determined, but the truck—which you can also rent—will offer the full lineup of year-round and seasonal flavors.

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