THE WANDERING GOOSE • Capitol Hill: Volunteer Park Cafe's Heather Earnhardt was born in North Carolina, and the Wandering Goose is her "tiny but magical" Southern- influenced cafe—biscuit sandwiches, hush puppies, grits, country ham, various gravies, greens, and more, all "seasonal and affordable" for take-out or eat-in breakfast or lunch. The space has a wall of vintage windows looking into Ethan Stowell's Rione XIII next door. (403 15th Ave E, 323-9938, www.thewanderinggoose.com, $–$$)

MARINATION MA KAI • West Seattle: Note: Opening delayed, but coming real soon! Now actually open! Marination's brick-and-mortar location at the Alki water-taxi dock ("ma kai" means "near the sea" in Hawaiian) has all the island-fusion favorites familiar to fans of the Mobile and the Station, as well as fish and chips, a pork katsu sandwich, and more. Also: boozy shave ice (!) and a reportedly awesome beer garden with really good beer. (1660 Harbor Ave SW, www.marinationmobile.com, $–$$)

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RUMBA • Capitol Hill: Rumba is the second dance-named venture by the people behind Tango, which is next door. The aesthetic for the rum-centered cocktail bar is 1950s Cuba, complete with Caribbean menu, old Havana-style decor, and dominoes. (1112 Pike St, 583-7177, www.rumbaonpike.com, $$)

• VESSEL • Downtown: Back in 2006, Vessel was one of the original Seattle cocktail-revival spots—it was contemporary-swank, it was snobby about vodka, it was good, and it closed in 2010. Now Vessel has been reincarnated at Seventh and Olive (site of the original El Gaucho). Owner Clark Niemeyer and barkeep Jim Romdell serve "progressive and creative" cocktails in a dark, luxe space with leather floor tiles in the entryway and a laboratory for experiments with ice. Cameo McRoberts, recently (and briefly) at Little Water Cantina and Pop Kitchen + Bar, runs the kitchen. (624 Olive Way, 623-3325, www.vesselseattle.com, $$)

TIPPE AND DRAGUE ALEHOUSE • Beacon Hill: Our friend Brad says this pub has a fine beer selection and is "a good little place." (3315 Beacon Ave S, 538-0094, www.tippeanddrague.com, $)

SEATTLE BISCUIT COMPANY • on the road: This SBC is a food truck that serves biscuits baked on board with local ingredients, "filled with combos of Beecher's Flagship cheese, Ballard Bee Company honey, homemade jelly, and plenty of NW bacon, sausage gravy, ham, and more." (www.seattlebiscuitcompany.com, $)

• THE RAYGUN LOUNGE • Capitol Hill: Brought to you by Gamma Ray Games, the Raygun Lounge provides a space to geek out and drink beer with fellow geeks, whether your vice is D&D, Magic, classic board games, or "gayming." Paul Constant says he's "super-excited about this." (501 E Pine St, www.gammaraygamestore.com, $)

PLUM MARKET • Seattle Center: An outpost of Makini Howell's Plum Bistro and Sage Cafe, Plum Market at the Armory gives vegans something to eat at Seattle Center. (305 Harrison St, 428-6337, www.plumbistro.com, $)

BRITT'S PICKLES • Pike Place Market: Britt loves live cultures. She sells "old-school deli-style pickles, kraut, kimchi, and more, all handmade and naturally fermented in oak barrels. Kosher, vegan, and naturally gluten-free." Also: brine shots. (1500 Pike Pl, near Frank's Produce, 253-666-6686, www.brittsliveculturefoods.com, $)

REUBEN'S BREWS • Ballard: Reuben's artisan brews—made with local ingredients using a vegan brewing method—are available in their post-consumer taproom. Even their baseball hats are made from recycled plastic bottles. (1406 NW 53rd St, www.reubensbrews.com, $)

CAL'S AMERICAN KITCHEN • South Lake Union: Cal's describes itself as "a new twist on the tradition of the American tavern." Furthermore, they say, "We won't rehearse grace, performance and passion, we will live it. We will have an altruistic, guests-first mentality, but our differentiation will steam [sic] from our commitment to being straightforward and memorable." There's also a Cal's Classic American in Kent. (404 Terry Ave, 209-3000, www.calsclassic.com/slu, $$–$$$)

BALLARD STATION PUBLIC HOUSE • Ballard • Where the Ballard Avenue Pub (briefly) was, Ballard Station has 10 beers on tap and cocktails with names like the Loose Caboose and Spike Driver, plus railroad crossing signs. (2236 NW Market St, 999-5600, www.theballardstation.com, $)

• FUMAÇA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE • Belltown: Fumaça, which means "smoke" in Portuguese, specializes in Brazilian-style barbecued-on-a-spit-and-carved-at-your-table rodizio meats. It is from those behind the now-closed Ipanema Brazilian Grill downtown, and it is in space that used to be Restaurant 101 that used to be Blush that used to be Minnie's. (101 Denny Way, 453-4366, www.fumacaseattle.com, $$)

GRUB • Queen Anne: It's pretty self-explanatory: Grub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Upper Queen Anne. (7 Boston St, 216-3628, www.letsgogrub.com, $$)

• PICA BORDER GRILL • West Seattle: After a cactus-and-cow-skull makeover, the space that used to be Jonny Bostons became Pica Border Grill and started serving tacos. (4151 California Ave SW, 935-5555, $)

WINE TEA CHOCOLATE • Fremont: It features "single-origin coffees and carefully selected, hand-picked fine teas... artisan & heritage chocolate concoctions and small-production wines." (3417 Evanston Ave N, 372-4747, www.wineteachocolate.com, $)

• SOBAN RESTAURANT • Downtown: Where Bambuza, then 820 Pike Street, used to be, Soban offers "a zen-like experience" with Korean-fusion cuisine. (820 Pike St, 219-5555, www.so-ban.com, $$)

NEW LOCATIONS OF EXISTING PLACES: MOD PIZZA in Redmond and Sammamish • POTBELLY SANDWICH SHOP on First Hill • TOP POT DOUGHNUTS in South Lake Union • VOLTERRA in Kirkland recommended