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

Julien Perry
Elysian Bar opening downtown
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 »

Five Upcoming Portland Food Festivals

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The Oregon Brewers Festival is July 23-27 in Portland

As any food-obsessed traveler knows, there’s never enough time (or room in your stomach) to eat at every restaurant on your painstakingly researched list. But there’s hope--in the form of food festivals. When most of a city’s best chefs are gathered in one place, your odds of trying everything on your list go way up. If you’re heading to Portland this spring or summer, try timing your trip with one of these five upcoming fests that offer bites and sips from top restaurants, wineries, breweries and distillers. Read more »


Early Jamie Joseph Mother's Day Trunk Show at Essenza

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A Jamie Joseph trunk show means a wealth of gorgeous ring options. Not a bad problem to have

Join the team at Essenza in Fremont for their annual Mother's Day Jamie Joseph extravaganza trunk show on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you're a fan of Jamie Joseph's gorgeous hand-faceted and distinctive rings you really haven't lived until you've seen hundreds of them sparkling back at you from their trays. It's really something to behold and makes the already daunting task of picking your favorite even more challenging. Read more »

Mossback Monday: San Francisco's BART Trains Boast Seahawks Colors, Oso Lawsuits & More News

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San Francisco BART station

We Asked The Chefs: What's Your Favorite Warm-Weather Pleasure?

Julien Perry
Chefs favorite summer pleasures
Top row: Jason Wilson, Brendan McGill, Jason Stoneburner, Mark Klebeck. Bottom row: Mike Easton, Angie Roberts, Jack Timmons, Mutsuko Soma

Welcome to We Asked The Chefs, a recurring feature on Restaurant Insider that peers into the minds of some of Seattle's culinary rockstars. 

Question: What is your favorite warm-weather pleasure? Read more »

The International District Has a Cool New Furniture Studio

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After just a few minutes inside Plank & Grain (International District, 666 S King St.; 206.659.9884), the pleasant whiff of wood hits you. Read more »

Celebrate the 70s with Butch Blum

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Party like it's 1974 at Butch Blum's big party

As a kick-off celebration for their 40th anniversary, Butch Blum is pulling out all the style stops on Friday, April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a celebration of all things 1970s. Enjoy 70s-style cocktails and party games with appetizers from Loulay and a chance to win a $70 Butch Blum gift certificate. Read more »


Restaurant Openings, Closings & More

Julien Perry
Flying Squirrel Pizza moving into Calamity Jane's

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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Seattle mag's Earth Day Run is Here, Last-Minute Easter Brunch Recommendations and Happy Record Store Day

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Nancy Guppy chats with 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' star Pamela Reed

Must Run
Gear Up for Seattle Magazine’s Earth Day Run

Saturday (4/19, 9:30 a.m.) — Celebratory pints from West Seattle Brewing Company and sustenance from the Chopstix and Curb Jumper food trucks will be at the ready when you cross the finish line of our fun 5k run along the Alki waterfront. There’s still time to sign up! Read more »


East Meets West Spring Trunk Show at Momo

Lu's romper: on trend and comfort-focused

Join the crew at Momo, the International District/Chinatown’s chicest shop, for a spring trunk show and happy hour on Wednesday, April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. when they welcome Lu, a clothing line by Jenny Fort and Pearlesque, a collection of diaphanous layering pieces from West Seattle’s Margaret Chodos-Irvine. Read more »

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