Scoop Topic | restaurants

Staying Power: Two Seattle Institutions Mark Big Milestones

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Cody Bay

While the last week or so saw its usual share of food news from relative newbies – Marination Ma Kai opening, Chino's closing and the answer to the is-it-or-isn't-it Fuji Bakery mystery – two grand-dames of the Seattle restaurant world were quietly kicking off new chapters in their very admirable histories. Read more »

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Increase Your Food & Drink I.Q. at 3 Educational Events

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Cody Bay
Wormwood Society founder Gwydion Stone serves up absinthe knowledge and glass pours.

The kids are back in school! Don't let them be the only ones out there soaking up new knowledge – here are a few educational opportunities you could, um, soak up as well.   Read more »

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Sneak Peek! Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen

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Cody Bay

When new things happen in Ballard, they usually get done well, but they don't often get done big. Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen, the new concept from the boys behind Matador, makes its presence known from the get-go in a big way: a large neon cowboy boot giddy-upping off the side of a former mill house that looms large over the Ship Canal. Read more »

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Kill the Keg Happy Hours + Free Burgers

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Cody Bay

Death to Kegs!

Something about drinking wine from a keg makes people want to do other off-kilter, Bacchanalian things, like glug it from mason jars, paper cups or directly from the spout, or, say, try to drink an entire keg of it in one sitting. Read more »

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Opening Today! Skillet Counter at the Armory

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Cody Bay
Skillet's signature frying pan marks the counter's twirling stools

The construction covers are off and the doors open this morning to Skillet's new concept at the Armory at the Center House. The crown jewel of the new kingdom of food offerings in the completely redesigned space, the Counter, as they're calling it, is predominantly just that: a large, open kitchen enclosed by a long curved counter, which is flanked by extra patio seating. Read more »

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