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Restaurant Titans Team Up to Open ‘Tavern Hall’ in Bellevue Square This Summer

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Julien Perry
Tavern Hall coming to Bellevue Square

The brothers behind Cactus restaurants (Marc and Bret Chatalas) are partnering with the duo behind Von Trapp’s, Bastille, Poquitos and Stoneburner (James Weimann and Dem Read more »


Mossback Monday: Meet Sound Transit's 'Baby Bertha,' Amazon News and the Coming Coffee Apocalypse

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Knute Berger
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Tomorrow's Tastemakers: Jonathan Proville of Il Corvo

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Julien Perry
Jonathan Proville of Il Corvo

Welcome to Tomorrow's Tastemakers, a recurring column that focuses on Seattle's new guard of culinary influencers.

Jonathan Proville, 31, is one of the rockstar cooks at Il Corvo.

He was born in Los Angeles to French parents, who moved the family back to France when J.J. was 10. He went to college in Montreal for five years, where he majored in business. “I think I always had that entrepreneurship kind of bug,” he says.  Read more »


Restaurant Openings, Closings & More

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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.

Got a question, hot tip or need a dining suggestion? Feel free to email me directly

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Mark Your Calendar for Seattle Tilth's Edible Plants Sale

Seattle Tilth's Edible Plant Sale

Seattle Tilth's Edible Plant Sale takes place on May 3-4, Read more »


The African American Film Festival, a Nate Silver Lecture and ‘Bethany’ Shines at ACT

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Some of Julie Speidel's sculptural work on Bainbridge Island

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Bethany
On Stage at ACT

(Through 5/4, times vary) — A middle-class woman hits the financial skids after the economic downturn, forcing her to use whatever means necessary in order to get her daughter out of foster care—including squatting in a foreclosed house occupied by a possibly unhinged man. Laura Marks’ gripping play is in good hands with Seattle director John Langs. Read more »

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The Hart-Rios Family Road Trip: Seattle to San Francisco

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Rachel Hart
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Editorial director Rachel Hart and family road tripped from Seattle to San Francisco

Rachel Hart’s shorthand-style, iPhone travelogue highlights from her summer 2013 road trip with her family. (Expect exteme brevity, perhaps more than a few inaccuracies and omissions due to dozing off in the car).

Our trip was abridged and modified from Tom Uniack’s amazing itinerary from Seattle to San Diego. Find his itinerary and several others in our May 2014 Road Trip issue, on newsstands Thursday, April 24 and online on May 15). Read more »


Throwback Thursday: What's New at Spur

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Julien Perry
Brian McCracken Dana Tough Spur
With the exception of a few gray hairs, Dana Tough (l) and Brian McCracken (r) still look exactly the same as they did when this photo was taken in 2008.

Welcome to Throwback Thursday, a weekly column dedicated to the tried-and-true restaurants of Seattle and their secrets to staying relevant during an age of unrelenting competition.  Read more »


Visit Green Homes Big, Small and In-Between for Free this Saturday

Northwest Green Home Tour, West Seattle Home by Neiman Taber

The entire spectrum of local green design is on display in homes of all types—a 106-year-old Net-Zero Craftsman in Ballard to an under-construction, 5-Star Built Green targeted house in West Seattle—this Saturday (4/26) during the 2014 Northwest Green Home Tour. Read more »


UPDATED: 10 Things to Know About Elysian Bar, Opening Downtown Monday

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Julien Perry
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The new Elysian Bar is going to be fancy.

Elysian Brewing is getting ready to expand into downtown, opening Elysian Bar as early as Friday (in extreme practice mode). Yesterday, CEO Joe Bisacca and head brewer Dick Cantwell gave me spin around the place, which is quickly coming together near the corner of 1st and Pike, just down the hill from their original brewery on 13th and Pike. Read more »


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