IN THE WORKS
James Beard-winning chef Matt Dillon and Seattle restaurateur Matt Lalario have joined forces to open a new restaurant at 12th Ave S and Bailey in Georgetown, and it's all about grilled meat. Doors are set to open in early 2016 (let's hope for sooner rather than later).
Two months after the shuttering of Feedback Lounge in Morgan Junction, West Seattle Blog says that Dan Austin (owner of Peel and Press restaurant less than a block south) will open Sound Bar in its stead. Austin describes the future space as a "neighborhood cocktail bar and live music/entertainment venue." Further dates and details TBD.
Petit Pierre Bakery
Word from the Magnolia Voice is there's a new bakery replacing former resident Finn's Bakery and Cafe at 3204 West McGraw Street. The Parisian-influenced boulangerie is set to open October 19 and is the venture of Laure and Alex Le Benoist, who moved their family pastry business in the north of France to Seattle just three months ago.
The U Village stalwart will reopen on October 28 after extensive renovation, with Bin on the Lake and Serafina alum Dylan Giordan in the kitchen and Robb Sheldon of the former Augustus in Fremont running the bar.
Zephyr Paquette, the chef behind the former Skelly and the Bean, is now running the kitchen at Donna Moodie's restaurant Marjorie at 1412 E Union.
The Capitol Hill wine and spirit bar was recently bought by locals Tramale and Jackie Turner, according to Capitol Hill Seattle blog. The wine list will stay largely the same, but expect a few changes to the menu and more wine and cocktail tastings on the calendar.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Jamie Boudreau's 12th Avenue cocktail mecca has again earned a spot on the industry list of the world's best bars, ranking an impressive 15th out of 50. Did we mention he has one of the largest whiskey collections in the world?
BEER ON THE GO
The Growler Station
West Seattle Blog reports that you can now fill up on more than fuel at the Chevron on the northwest corner of 41st SW and SW Admiral Way. The Extra Mile store at the station now offers four rotating drafts of craft beer, either bring your own or buy a growler there. Obligatory PSA: Keep the caps on until you arrive at your final destination.