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Book Bindery’s New Chef and Shaun McCrain’s Next Chapter

Julien Perry
Book Bindery announces new chef
McCrain (left), Borzee (right)

Come end of June, Book Bindery in *Queen Anne will be closing for good, re-emerging in August with a new name and a new chef.

By way of press release, the owners behind the winery-adjacent restaurant along the Ship Canal announced that Nico Borzee, most recently of Artusi, will be stepping into the role being vacated by chef Shaun McCrain, who has been with the Book Bindery since it opened in 2010. Read more »

W Seattle's Wear Wednesdays: Jewelry Showcase

Joanna Morgan jewelry
Pieces from Joanna Morgan's Talisman Collection

June's Wear Wednesdays at the W Seattle (5 to 7 p.m. on June 4) is a jewelry showcase featuring two great local designers, Joanna Morgan Designs and Masha Osoianu. Read more »

New York Up-and-Comer Ji Oh at Butch Blum

Ji Oh
A look from New York-based designer Ji Oh's Fall/Winter 2014 collection

Kay Smith-Blum has been buying clothing for Butch Blum for 40 years and definitely has the eye for it—given the shop’s continued success. During a recent buying trip to New York, Smith-Blum journeyed way past Canal St. on Broadway in the rain, dodging pothole and mud-flying from taxi-cab wheels, to visit designer Ji Oh’s showroom. “So Ji starts to show me the collection and after about five fabulous pieces I realize this is special,” say Smith-Blum. Read more »

Restaurant Openings, Closings & More

Julien Perry

Keeping track of restaurant news can be a daunting task. Here's a round-up from the past week to help you manage.

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Meet The Saint’s New Chef and the Story Behind His Amazing Tacos

Julien Perry
Sitka & Spruce's Álvaro Candela new chef at The Saint
Clockwise: trucha tacos; longaniza quesos fundidos, cochinita pibil tacos; so much good stuff inside!

Taco lovers, listen up. Two words why you need to get to The Saint as soon as possible: Álvaro Candela. He's the guy behind the wildly popular Monday taco nights at Matt Dillon's Sitka & Spruce that ended last month when Candela accepted the job as executive chef at Capitol Hill's "tequila salvation" on the corner of Olive and Howell. Read more »