Cantine Bar and Bottle Shop
From the looks of things, the lights are on at another establishment within Josh Henderson's South Lake Union collection. Look for plenty of beer and housemade frito pie (as in, even the fritos are housemade) at the white-tiled bar at 513 Westlake Ave N, adjacent to fellow newcomer Vestal.
The giant patio opened a while back, but now its companion Maine-meets-Northwest restaurant is open and slinging lobster rolls (and a very intriguing-sounding cheeseburger tartare) in the 400 Fairview building. Which, by the way, is having a big week...
Mamnoon's rooftop sibling is open atop the 400 Fairview building in South Lake Union, offering sweeping panoramic views and food straight from the mind of Jason Stratton, who's gleefully ignoring geographic conventions and traditions.
Young American Ale House
Maria Hines is turning her Ballard restaurant, Golden Beetle, into a haven for rigorously organic gastropub fare, from crispy confit chicken wings to albacore tuna sliders. And, yes, there will be tons of beer and cocktails. The transformation happens next month.
Art of the Table
After a decade of quietly stunning dinners in Fremont, Dustin Ronspies is moving his restaurant to a larger space just a block down the street, complete with 60 seats and, a larger chef's counter, and a bar area with its own menu, which shall be (perfectly) known as Under the Table.
Eater Seattle says the peremptorily named Now Make Me a Sandwich food truck will soon open a brick-and-mortar sandwich shop at 8202 Greenwood Ave N in mid September. The pork-piled sandwiches should look familiar, but the restaurant will also serve sides, salads, fries...and hopefully booze.
Bill's Off Broadway co-owner Don Stevens passed away on Labor Day. Capitol Hill Seattle blog remembers his years in the industry.