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• BAR SAJOR • Pioneer Square: Bar Sajor (pronounced SIGH-your) is brought to you by Matt Dillon (Sitka & Spruce and the Corson Building, one of Food & Wine's 10 best new chefs in 2007, and James Beard Best Chef Northwest 2012). The lovely, high-ceilinged space is a bar in the Spanish or Portuguese sense of being a bar, Dillon says, "a casual place for simple food," one where you stop by and have a conversation and a drink and a snack, or lunch, or supper, instead of, say, drinking until you can't see straight at 2 a.m. (Pioneer Square's already set for that.) It has a wood-fired oven and a wood-fired grill and rotisserie for lots of chicken—no stove and no range. Also: flatbread, simple roasted vegetables, house-made yogurt, a little raw or cured seafood, and "lots of naturally fermented goodness," like whey-fermented pickles. Also-also, eventually: a to-go window. (323 Occidental Ave S, 682-1117, barsajor.com, $$–$$$)

MIYABI 45TH • Wallingford: Mutsuko Soma, formerly of Harvest Vine, Chez Shea, and Saito's, partnered with the well-regarded, Tukwila-based Miyabi Sushi to bring the world Miyabi 45th (in the former Rain Sushi space). Soma moved back to her native Japan to study making traditional buckwheat soba noodles, and in the process learned that Washington is the largest producer of buckwheat in the US (who knew?). Now she's making her own soba using local grain at Miyabi 45th, along with assorted izakaya dishes (including deer tataki and a skewer of duck hearts). It all sounds really good. (2208 N 45th St, 632-4545, miyabi45th.com, $$)

HUMMINGBIRD SALOON • Columbia City: Right near Full Tilt, the Hummingbird Saloon specializes in Cornish pasties (YUM). The name reportedly came from the owner admiringly watching a hummingbird attack a crow. (5101 Rainier Ave S #103, 349-1731, $–$$)

BAR COTTO • Capitol Hill: Next door to his restaurant Anchovies & Olives, Ethan Stowell's smallish, windowed Bar Cotto serves salumi (including culatello, porchetta, and three kinds of prosciutto), small plates, bruschetta, and pizzas with various fancy toppings—and, of course, cocktails (some barrel-aged). If it seems like it might add up quickly, there's a great happy hour every day from 4 to 6 p.m. The name, they say, "basically just means 'cooked' in Italian." (1546 15th Ave, 838-2878, ethanstowellrestaurants.com/barcotto, $$)

SILVER TRAY • Wallingford: Super-friendly husband-and-wife team Apple and Lucky Buamanee, who emigrated from Thailand in 2001, bought Lotus Thai when the previous owners retired recently. After more than 10 years working in restaurants (including at West Seattle's Buddha Ruksa), Silver Tray finally fulfills their dream of "spreading Thai food to American people" on their own. (2101 N 45th St, 632-2300, $$)

• BARRIGA LLENA • Capitol Hill: Barriga Llena (which, happily, means "full belly") makes tortas that people love—see Paul Constant's review at thestranger.com/chow. (219 Broadway E, 782-1220, labarrigallena.com, $)

• BILLY FRANK THE THIRD'S BOWL O' RED on the road: This awesomely named food truck serves Texas-style "Bunkerhouse" (that's under the bunkhouse, maybe?) chili, made with beef chuck, fresh Anaheim chilies, and Mexican beer, plus cornbread, smoked pork shoulder, and veggie shish kebabs. Currently it's roosting late-nights across from the Wildrose. (1021 E Pike St, 423-782-7613, facebook.com/BowloRed, $)

• WONDER COFFEE AND SPORTS BAR • Central District: At night, Wonder is a sports bar with both American and Ethiopian food, plus 50 beers on tap. In the daytime, the bar transforms into its mild-mannered alter ego: a coffee shop with lunch and free Wi-Fi. (1800 S Jackson St, 538-0044, wondersportsbar.com, $–$$)

• THE HOUSE SPORTS PUB • Green- wood: On the former site of Pillager's Pub, the House Sports Pub is a pub that shows sports. It is not in a house. (8551 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 5, 403-1464, thehousesportspub.com, $)

SLATE COFFEE ROASTERS • on the road: The Ballard cafe is still under construction, but the Airstream is open in the Piecora's parking lot. (slatecoffee.com, $)

• TAILGATERS SPORTS BAR • Ballard: Tailgaters occupies the former location of Bad Albert's, Ballard's beloved dive bar (RIP, both the bar and its namesake cat). Presumably you're welcome to sit in the parking lot and smash beer cans on your head. (5100 Ballard Ave NW, 789-2000, $)

• RELISH BURGER BISTRO • Downtown: It's a burger bar in the Westin, where Coldwater Bar and Grill used to be. (1900 Fifth Ave, 256-7600, $$)

MOVED/RENAMED/REOPENED: MAI THAIKU in Phinney Ridge: Finally relocated from Ballard, bringing its Fu Kun Wu bar with it • PORCHLIGHT COFFEE on Capitol Hill: Moved around the corner, next to Old School Frozen Custard • CAFE 56 on the waterfront: Part of Elliott's Oyster House, renamed from Elliott's Seafood Cafe • VON'S downtown: Moved eight blocks and became Von's 1000 Spirits Gusto Bistro

NEW LOCATIONS OF EXISTING PLACES: EL CAMION ADENTRO in Ballard: It's "the truck inside" at the former site of Zesto's • THE LODGE SPORTS GRILLE in Pioneer Square: A Seattle edition of a Kirkland sports bar • D'AMBROSIO GELATERIA ARTIGIANALE in Bellevue Square: Good gelato • BARKING FROG MOBILE KITCHEN in Woodinville: A truck from the very pricey Willows Lodge restaurant • CHIPOTLE on Broadway: Where Guaymas used to be before it moved one block north recommended