Opening Dispatch

Wood-Fired Bistro Samara Will Open on Sunset Hill

A veteran of several Portland restaurant institutions will ply the neighborhood with dishes like charred onigiri with dungeness crab.

01/17/2019 By Anne Dennon

Brew News

Fulcrum Coffee Is Open at 6th and Bell Street

The SoDo roaster now has a proper cafe downtown where deep-flavored espresso floweth.

01/15/2019 By Rosin Saez

Opening Dispatch

Dacha Diner's Eastern European Restaurant Is Open on Capitol Hill

Find it in the former Saint space on Olive Way.

01/02/2019 By Rosin Saez

Opening Dispatch

New Pioneer Square Restaurant Fills the Former Radici Space

The name? D&E, which stands for "drink and eats." The crew? A whole mess of talent from Rider, Ciudad, Bar Sajor, Cortina, and Local 360.

12/10/2018 By Rosin Saez

Hop On the Grain Train

Edouardo Jordan's New Bar, Lucinda, Is an Ode to Glorious Grain

...both in your bowl and in your tumbler. It opens December 8 in—where else?—Ravenna, next to his award-winning JuneBaby and just blocks from Salare.

12/07/2018 By Rosin Saez

Opening Dispatch

Salumi's New Digs Are Officially Open

It's bigger. It's brighter. But the porchetta remains the same.

12/03/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Archipelago’s Progressive Filipino American Cuisine Debuts December 1

The spirit of the Philippines fashioned through Pacific Northwest ingredients.

11/29/2018 By Rosin Saez

Opening Dispatch

Pioneer Square Bar Bad Bishop Debuts October 24

Two JarrBar alumni decamped from Pike Place Market for a place of their own with playful bar food and sharp cocktails.

10/09/2018 By Cassie Sawyer

OMFG Yes

Restaurant Homer Is Open

Former Sitka and Spruce chef Logan Cox and his wife Sara Knowles (interior designer, soft serve server, all-around badass) have finally opened their Beacon H...

09/20/2018 By Rosin Saez

Barstool Dispatch

East Trading Co. Is a Fun Addition to Capitol Hill's Bar Scene

Owner I-Miun Liu and beverage director Michael Chu are hot off opening Dynasty Room in Chinatown–International District; the power duo's latest opens on East...

08/30/2018 By Rosin Saez

Opening Dispatch

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Sawyer Opens in Ballard

Mitch Mayers brings oxtail nachos, rotisserie porchetta, and fancy choco tacos.

08/01/2018 By Cassie Sawyer

Opening Dispatch

Super Bueno Opens Today on Stone Way

Ethan and Angela Stowell have been busy—first a downtown Italian haunt, now a supremely casual family friendly taco hangout.

05/21/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Ethan and Angela Stowell's Cortina Opens Downtown

It's the restaurateurs' biggest place yet, with the menu (and bar) to prove it.

05/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Sam Crannell Is Back At It with South Town Pie in South Park

After the closure of his Queen Anne gem, LloydMartin, the chef resurfaces amongst 18-inch thin-crust pizzas.

05/08/2018 By Cassie Sawyer

Opening Dispatch

The Cut Shop Opens in Woodinville

The former McCorry's is now a decked-out roadhouse with Americana fare aplenty.

05/04/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Georgetown, Are You Ready for the Cutest Cake Shop and Market Ever?

Deep Sea Sugar and Salt will open in the old Carleton Avenue Grocery space in mid-May.

04/26/2018 By Rosin Saez

Opening Dispatch(es)

2 Restaurant Openings Are Happening This Weekend

Former chef de cuisine for Thierry Rautureau debuts Petite Galerie, a French-influence brasserie in Madison Valley. Over in Belltown, Babirusa is reborn in l...

03/16/2018 By Rosin Saez

Hopped Up

Trailbend Taproom Is (Softly) Open in Ballard

A proper restaurant (oh yeah, with 42 taps of beer) in the heart of the brewery district.

03/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Almost There

Babirusa Ramps Up to Its Belltown Debut With a Series of Dinners

Mark your calendars for a pig roast at Navy Strength. Plus, Damn the Weather executive chef Ryan Miller join Charles Walpole in the new Babirusa kitchen.

02/16/2018 By Rosin Saez

Opening Dispatch

Cafe Flora's Airport Sibling, Floret, Brings Vegetarian Food to Sea-Tac February 6

Cinnamon rolls. Oaxaca Tacos. Stumptown espresso and plenty of pre-flight cocktails.

02/02/2018 By Allecia Vermillion