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Goodbye, Eastlake Teriyaki. Hello, Babirusa!

By: 
Julien Perry
This no longer exists.

Eastlake Teriyaki, the more casual lunchtime offspring of Blind Pig Bistro, served its final meal yesterday. Demolition has officially begun to transform the tiny strip mall storefront into a 23 seat bar that's attached to Blind Pig. It’s been the plan since owners Charles Walpole and Rene Gutierrez took over the space last July. Read more »


There's Going to Be an Ultra Gritty Photography Tribute to the Comet Tavern on Thursday

By: 
Julien Perry

The Comet Tavern wasn’t pretty when Jason Lajeunesse and Dave Meinert, the same team behind Lost Lake Cafe and Big Mario's Pizza, took it over last November. In fact, it was in extreme disarray. Read more »


Chef Wayne Johnson Takes a Hiatus From Cooking for the First Time Since 1985

By: 
Julien Perry
chef wayne johnson chef at rays boathouse seattle magazine
Chef Wayne ordered a latte with a side of nothing on his plate.

He left Ray’s on Tuesday and now, after nearly 30 years, chef Wayne Johnson is taking a much needed (and deserved) break from the restaurant industry. And don’t even think about asking him what’s next. He's not planning a damn thing.

I met up for coffee with the completely relaxed and happy looking chef this afternoon near his home in West Seattle. Because, you know, he has time to do that sort of stuff now.  Read more »


Matt Dillon's Second Wave of London Plane Now Open in Pioneer Square!

By: 
Julien Perry
London Plane: The Sequel

Well played, Occidental Plaza. You managed to get yourself three pretty fantastic anchors courtesy of one of Seattle's most lauded restaurateurs.

London Plane, the long-awaited sequel to Matt Dillon's (Sitka & Spruce, Corson Building, Bar Sajor) wine bar and retail shop of the same name opened at 8 a.m. this morning, completing his two-tiered collaboration with Katherine Anderson of Marigold & Mint. Read more »


Revamp Report: Dot's Delicatessen Reopens Tonight as Dot's Charcuterie & Bistrot

By: 
Julien Perry
The "old" Dot's

Back in January, Allison Scheff broke news that Dot's Delicatessen would be closing its Fremont doors to make way for a revamp that would ultimately see it transform from corner deli to Dot's Charcuterie & Bistrot. And tonight, ladies and genteleman, is the night of the grand revealRead more »