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Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: Georgetown gets a 24-hour diner, Matthew Lewis starts a founders club, and Elemental closes its doors.

By Rachel Walls June 29, 2012

Order a pint—or pour it yourself—at Cal’s American Kitchen. Photo via Cal’s Classic.


Square Knot Diner
Eater Seattle reports another 24-hour diner has hit Georgetown. Expect the usual diner grub, plus plenty of vegetarian options. Bonus: You can order Square Knot food while supping it up at the 9LB Hammer next door.


Cal’s American Kitchen
Late summer will see the debut of this eatery in the heart of Amazonia. Self-pour taps will be available at the communal bar table, and Shannon Galusha, once of Bastille and Veil, will steer the the menu of American fare.

The latest development in Matthew Lewis’s New Orleans–style brick and mortar is a founders club. Investors get a 25 percent kickback: Give $1,000, get $1,250 in credit. Big donors get invitations to the opening party and other incentives. The name of the club? Louisiana Purchase.


Pastry chef Dana Cree captured our hearts (and stomachs) with her dessert menu at Poppy. After bouncing around for several months, she’s left Seattle for a gig at Chicago’s Blackbird. We’ll miss her nutter butters and sundaes and…well, pretty much anything she made.


Elemental and Elemental Next Door
Love ’em or hate ’em—and people did both, with fervor—the unique restaurants are closed. Seattle Met critic Kathryn Robinson offers her take on the shutters.

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