Originally published July 23.
BELL + WHETE • Belltown: Somewhat bizarrely, this sibling of Local 360 celebrates the cuisine of the conquering Normans of yore, including "modern interpretations of old world dishes, such as pottage with fried bread, house cured ham + sausages, pork knuckles, venison, boar, and roasted fowl," from chef Forrest Brunton (most recently with the Linda Derschang empire). This does not sound like summertime food. Lots of dark leather booths and roll-up garage doors give the place a sort of posh neo-diner look; it has 66 (!) taps. (200 Bell St, 538-0180, bellandwhete.com, $$–$$$)
CAFE BARJOT • Capitol Hill: The light-filled little former home of Chico Madrid has been reborn as Cafe Barjot, run by beloved-by-all Wylie Bush of neighborhood favorite Joe Bar, just five blocks away. The name is a little joke on "Joe Bar" switched, which sounds like "barjot," which is French slang for crazy. The space remains much the same, which is good, because it's pretty much perfect. Maegan Rasmussen is making reportedly awesome pastries, brunch dishes, and sandwiches that sound great (like roast beef and Gruyère with pickled shallots, slaw, and horseradish cream on Essential Baking ciabatta). Coming soon: a liquor license, yay! (711 Bellevue Ave E, barjotseattle.com, $)
SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO • Renton: Wayne Johnson, formerly of Ray's Boathouse and Andaluca (and always of an awesome smile), runs this Southern-inspired place in Renton, which has a great-looking lineup of live jazz—including 2014 Stranger Genius Award finalists Industrial Revelation this Friday, August 1 (go!). The name is a term of endearment in Johnson's family. (317 Main Ave S, Renton, 425-274-3074, shugajazzbistro.com, $$)
THE COZY NUT • Greenwood: This cutely named place is run by four friends "looking to provide the Greenwood common with some good beers, drinks, and friendly company," and cheers to that. The interior is cedar salvaged from a barn in Duvall, and the bartop is made of sections of old telephone poles; for food, they've got cured meats, cheeses, and other snacks. (123 N 85th St, 784-2240, facebook.com/thecozynut, $)
ÄNDRA LOFT BAR • downtown: This T-Doug lounge is on the mezzanine level of Hotel Ändra; Leslie Kelly at Zagat likes the Swedish snacks (meatballs, Bristol Bay salmon gravlax on potato pancakes, etc.) and cocktails (including a Scandinavian tiki drink made with Swedish punsch). It adjoins T-Doug's new cooking school, Hot Stove Society. (2000 Fourth Ave, 448-8600, tomdouglas.com, $$)
LADY YUM • Kirkland: Proprietor Megan Gordon was in corporate finance before she became Lady Yum. She makes macarons, including mango habanero, fennel pear, and maple bacon. (111 Lake St, Kirkland, 425-285-9628, ladyyum.com, $$)
POMEROL • Fremont: Pomerol is named after a Bordeaux red wine appellation, serves New American/French–ish food, and looks a little bit rustic (exposed wood ceiling joists and beams) and a little bit contemporary (clean lines, dark colors). It's from Vuong Loc, of the departed Portage, June, and Pig 'N Whistle. (127 N 36th St, 632-0135, pomerolrestaurant.com, $$$)
DIMPLES • Queen Anne: Queen Anne View reports that this probably permanent pop-up (is it still a pop-up, then?) is serving waffles and juice out of the Grub space from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Fridays. (7 Boston St, 947-3735, facebook.com/dimpleswaffles, $)
THE BIG COUNTRY LAKESIDE SALOON AND KITCHEN • South Lake Union: "Yee-Haw," as its Facebook page says—it's a "country western saloon and kitchen" brought to you by the owners of the two A Terrible Beautys, which are Irish bars. (1001 Fairview Ave N, Suite 2000, 588-1229, facebook.com/thebigcountryseattle, $$)
SOMSIRI THAI RESTAURANT • Capitol Hill: Located behind Abay (good Ethiopian food, try it!), Somsiri is in the space most recently occupied by Pau Hana, and before that approximately 107 other restaurant tenants. The same owners run Somsiri in Chehalis, and the very best of luck to them. (2355 10th Ave E, 258-2299, $$)
BALLARD BEER COMPANY • Ballard: See Chow Bio on the facing page for more on this mullet-style space (shop in the front, 15 taps of beer in the rear). (2050 NW Market St, 783-0179, ballardbeercompany.com, $)
MISC. CHANGES: FISH CAKE FACTORY in Belltown: Chef Vimonsri Wongjaraen, of Bai Tong fame, has departed, and her coworker Billy Sumual is now doing the cooking. No menu changes, but a name change is coming soon: Ti22. That is not a typo. • MONSOON on Capitol Hill: After 15 years, Monsoon has expanded, meaning more upscale Vietnamese greatness. It looks spare and lovely. Have you had their brunch? It's outstanding. • CRUSH near Madison Valley: Posh favorite Crush is for sale, but it's still open, and chef/owner Jason Wilson told Eater Seattle that it's not going away—he's looking for a larger space.
NEW LOCATIONS OF EXISTING PLACES: BLUEBIRD ICE CREAM in Fremont: Newly reopened and now containing an absolutely beautiful restored 1920s soda fountain, originally from a pharmacy in Pioneer Square • TAYLOR SHELLFISH FARMS OYSTER BAR in Pioneer Square: Three in town now, yay! • MORSEL in Ballard: Biscuits, coffee, and more from the U-District favorite • CAFE SOLSTICE on Capitol Hill: Also originating in the U-District, it's big—occupancy 163—slick-looking, and on Thomas at Broadway • JUJUBEET in University Village: The second edition of the Bellevue juicer • MIOPOSTO in Bryant: The second edition of the Mount Baker wood-fired-pizza place • BAUHAUS in Green Lake: The third edition • SALADWORKS downtown: The first Washington branch of the giant salad chain—yum?