Restaurant Insider

Thursday, 05/15/2014 12:00 PM
Seattle Beer Week activities
It's been a busy month of drinking. First, Cinco de Mayo, followed quickly by Seattle Beer Week (which is really 11 days). The heady festivities end Sunday, May 18. Here are 5 ways you can still celebrate, whether you just want a cheap pint or a smorgasbord of bacon to wash it all down with. If you miss out on beer week, you'll have to wait until the next alcohol-fueled holiday: summer.  Elysian Fields
Wednesday, 05/14/2014 9:00 AM
At long last, Ethan Stowell’s new fish and chips joint, Chippy’s, is open for business on Ballard Avenue. It’s located directly next door to his other restaurant, Staple & Fancy, in the former Dutch Bike Co. space inside the Kolstrand Building (also home to Walrus and the Carpenter and Barnacle). 
Tuesday, 05/13/2014 10:00 AM
Mariners Sriracha night at Safeco Field
Is this Sriracha’s jump the shark moment or a genius PR stunt? On May 22, Safeco Field is hosting Salute to Sriracha Night during the M’s vs. Houston Astros game. For $25, fans of the condiment can score a Main Level seat, a Mariners Sriracha t-shirt and a voucher for one Sriracha-centric dish: a Sriracha cream-cheese hot dog, Sriracha garlic fries or a Sriracha milkshake.
Monday, 05/12/2014 12:00 PM
Babirusa opening on Eastlake
A little over two months ago (March 4), Eastlake Teriyaki closed down to make way for a new bar called Babirusa. It’s the newest project from owners Charles Walpole and Rene Gutierrez, who also operate Blind Pig Bistro next door. Tomorrow, it officially opens. Here are 10 things to know:
Friday, 05/09/2014 9:00 AM
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.  OPENINGS
Thursday, 05/08/2014 11:20 PM
cask conditioned beer Safeco Field
Even for non-beer geeks like myself, there is something very intriguing about the word "firkin." And now that I know what it actually means, and why it's such a cool new addition to Safeco Field, I need to share.
Thursday, 05/08/2014 12:00 PM
Dan Bugge owner of Matt's in the Market
Welcome back to Throwback Thursday, a recurring column dedicated to the tried-and-true restaurants of Seattle and their secrets to staying relevant during an age of unrelenting competition. 
Wednesday, 05/07/2014 9:00 AM
Seth Caswell is Beach Store Cafe's new chef
The folks behind Willows Inn, including James Beard Award winner Blaine Wetzel, have brought in former Google executive chef (and emmer & rye owner) Seth Caswell to lead their new Lummi Island restaurant,
Tuesday, 05/06/2014 4:02 PM
Blaine Wetzel from Willows Inn wins 2014 James Beard Award
The highly anticipated 2014 James Beard Awards ceremony was last night, and Blaine Wetzel from the Willows Inn on Lummi Island walked away with a medalion for Rising Star Chef. He tied with Jimmy Bannos Jr. of Chicago’s Purple Pig.
Friday, 05/02/2014 11:00 AM
Keeping track of restaurant news can be a daunting task. Here's a round-up from the past week to help you manage. OPENINGS
Thursday, 05/01/2014 9:00 AM
Brunswick & Hunt opening in Ballard
After announcing their plans to open a “farm to neighborhood” restaurant in Ballard last September, the team behind Brunswick & Hunt has announced an opening date: Thursday, May 22. Doors open at 4 p.m.
Thursday, 05/01/2014 9:00 AM
Whether you’re just looking to unwind with a few margaritas tonight, or simply want a handful of tacos for lunch, here are five ways to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, which is today if you couldn’t tell by the blazing fiesta-like sun outside.
Wednesday, 04/30/2014 4:07 PM
Eric Johnson opening Stateside on Capitol Hill
He’s worked for some of the biggest names in restaurants, but you’ve likely never heard of him. Eric Johnson has spent most of his professional career working in New York for both Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges, whom he then followed to Paris and Shanghai. After living overseas for nearly a decade, he landed in Seattle three years ago, with aspirations of opening a restaurant here. And he is.
Tuesday, 04/29/2014 11:00 AM
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
Monday, 04/28/2014 3:00 PM
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.