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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.

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

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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 »

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PNB Performs 'Giselle,' a Jazz Festival in Bellevue and Music Video Madness at EMP

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Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Carrie Imler as Myrtha, queen of the Wilis, with company dancers in PNB's 2011 world premiere staging of Giselle.

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Closes the Season with Giselle

(5/30 to 6/8, times vary) — Giselle—everyone’s favorite jilted-bride ghost—returns to Pacific Northwest Ballet, this time with all new sets and costumes created by acclaimed French designer Jerome Kaplan. Principal dancer Kaori Nakamura takes lead in this season ender, which also happens to be her last run before retirement. Read more »

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Velouria Moving to Pioneer Square

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Detail of the Dark Star dress by Feral Childe, $252

Velouria, Ballard’s stalwart supporter of local and indie designers is joining the effort to revitalize Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square and plans to open in the new Stadium Place building on September 1 next to the second location of Cone & Steiner, also reportedly opening in the building.

The Ballard shop will be open until late July/early August and we’ll report back on any grand opening news we receive.

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4 Drinks to Have While Missing the Sonics

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A.J. Rathbun
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Missing the Seattle Sonics in the NBA playoffs? Have a drink

We’re nearly to the NBA finals, which makes it both an exciting and torturous time for local basketball fans. I’m not gonna lie–I love the sport enough that I’m still watching. But as we end yet another season sans SuperSonics (and after the agony from last year's Sacramento Kings debacle), I certainly could use a drink in hand. If you're like me and are missing the SuperSonics after nearly every play, try making one of the four beverages below to help ease the pain. Read more »

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