• LOST LAKE • Capitol Hill: Finally, a place to eat on Capitol Hill that is open all day and all night (besides the iconic but less-than-delicious IHOP). After Basic Plumbing—the windowless, louche gay bathhouse on 10th and Pike—closed its clammy doors, David Meinert (5 Point/Big Mario's) and Jason Lajeunesse (Neumos/Moe Bar/etc.) turned the space into a 24-hour diner (with an accidental, but hopefully cleansing, fire occurring during the process). They promise "the stiffest drinks on the Hill" (stiffest-er than the Crescent?! Lord help us) and "no pretentious deconstructed anything, just real food for real people at great prices." The atmosphere is retro-Twin-Peaks-y, and there is pie. Early reviews are mixed. (1505 10th Ave, 323-5678, lostlakecafe.com, $)

• DACKEL • Capitol Hill: Josh Nebe (the on-again, off-again, on-again chef of the Unicorn) makes probably great German food at Dackel, his pop-up every other Tuesday at teeny-tiny Kedai Makan. ("Dackel" is what German people call wiener dogs instead of the also-German "dachshund," confusingly.) (1510 E Olive Way , 300-7432, facebook.com/pages/Dackel, $–$$)

LA COCINA OAXAQUENA • Capitol Hill: Filling the space of that pho place across from Machiavelli that was always sadly empty, La Cocina Oaxaquena is much less so, probably due to its reportedly good Oaxacan food and staying open until 2 a.m. While LCO is not officially connected with the famous/great La Carta Oaxaca/Mezcaleria Oaxaca—which (confusion!) is opening a second Mezcaleria Oaxaca on Capitol Hill—one of the owners used to be a manager there, and the menu is much the same, raising the question: Can you rip off an entire region? (1216 Pine St, 623-8226, lacocinaoaxaquena.com)

• COYLE'S BAKESHOP • Fremont: It's a monthly pop-up bakery at the Book Larder with (nepotism!) culinary director Rachael Coyle's cakes, pastries, etc. for sale. (4252 Fremont Ave N, facebook.com/CoylesBakeshop, $)

• ABAY ETHIOPIAN • Capitol Hill: In the north Capitol Hill space formerly occupied by Cassis, and later by Skelly and the Bean, this family-run place is named after a river in Ethiopia. Owner Blen Mamo Teklu—whose family had a restaurant there—promises updated versions of Ethiopian classics. (2359 10th Ave E, 257-4778, $)

• BILLY BEACH SUSHI AND BAR • Ballard: Billy Beach (Gaba Sushi, Japonessa) finally opened a restaurant named after himself. The "and" in the name clarifies it has sushi and a bar, though it also has a sushi bar. (5463 Leary Ave NW, 257-4616, billybeachsushi.com, $$)

• LA BODEGA SEATTLE AT MONTANA • Capitol Hill: Every Sunday all summer long, great little bar Montana has a sidewalk barbecue with guest chef Manuel Alfau of La Bodega Seattle. (1506 E Olive Way, labodegaseattle.com, $)

• VOSTOK DUMPLING HOUSE Capitol Hill: Located next to Marination Station—upstairs from the QFC at Broadway and Pike, where Little Shanghai used to be—Vostok Dumpling House serves Russian dumplings, soups, salads, and so forth. They say: "Change has arrived! Now we are not talking about political change. We are talking about a change to the dining experience. Your cravings are no longer limited to a tortilla or a bun. Vostok Dumpling House serves up a delicious variety of soviet inspired dumplings... paired with a proud collection of local microbrews the combination of flavors and experiences are bound to start a revolution!" The USSR propaganda poster on the wall asks: "Have you enlisted?" Early reviews are mixed. (1416 Harvard Ave, 604-2811, facebook.com/vostokdh, $)

• BELLINI • Belltown: When Mamma Enza ran Sorrentino on Queen Anne (which became Enza Cucina Siciliana, then Polpetta, then closed), The Stranger's Paul Constant described her as the "small Sicilian woman [who] micromanages the place, often kicking the chef out of his own kitchen to cook the particularly tetchy dishes." At her casual Belltown space, she promises the "best Italian convenience food and drinks." (2302 First Ave, 441-4480, facebook.com/BelliniSeattle, $$)

• KAWAYAN GRILL • Columbia City: Owners Julieta Tuazon and Edwin Tablit want their mix of American and Filipino dishes to give you lutong bahay—a taste of home, whether it's a tuna melt or oxtail kare-kare, "just like how grandma used to make it" (so maybe really good, depending on whose grandma they're talking about). (5300 Rainier Ave S, 723-6179, kawayangrill.com, $–$$)

• SOUND COFFEE AND MORSEL • University District: In the old Nook spot, from Nook's former spacemates, it's "food and coffee made by people who care." Undaunted by Nook's formidable biscuit reputation, they're making their own, with the assurance that they're "better than ever." (4754 University Way NE, 268-0154, facebook.com/Souixchef, $)

NEW LOCATIONS OF EXISTING PLACES: 1HUNDRED BISTRO & BAR • South Lake Union: The original 1Hundred Bistro & Bar is in Bellevue; the second location is where Citrus—most noteworthy for a shooting in the parking lot in January 2012—used to be on South Lake Union • BARKING FROG MOBILE KITCHEN • on the road: The very pricey Willows Lodge restaurant goes downmarket with a food truck • EZELL'S EXPRESS • on the road: Ezell's new food truck might just bring their fried chicken directly to your mouth! • HENRY'S 1ST AVENUE TAVERN • Sodo: It's the third location of the Henry's franchise from Restaurants Unlimited, the corporation behind Palomino, Palisade, and Cutters; try to contain your excitement • SLATE COFFEE • Ballard: Joining the Slate Airstream (often found in the Piecora's parking lot) in an attempt "to give Seattle a 'clean Slate' in terms of a coffee experience," it's where Sun Cafe used to be • LA ISLA REDMOND • Redmond: The Stranger's Megan Seling loves the Puerto Rican food at the original Ballard location. recommended