As Cienna's grandma says, "When God closes a door, he opens a bottle." And in the restaurant world, when good places (Avila, I'm still hung up on you!) close, new good places open, and 2010—despite the crummy economy—was a great year for new restaurants in Seattle. Let us dispense with any drawn-out retrospective; I would just like to say that if I had more stomachs and unlimited time and money, well, La Bête, the Book Bindery, the Berliner, Bisato, El Mestizo, Nettletown, Primo, Re:Public, and Sushi Kappo Tamura—among others—would be seeing a lot more of me. I love my job. Thanks, Tim Keck!