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How do you make Rain Shadow Meats—the Capitol Hill butcher shop that sells exclusively local/sustainable cuts, patés, charcuterie, stocks, and pornographically large hot-dogs—even better? Add lunch and booze! Rain Shadow Meats Squared is now open in Pioneer Square (Occidental at Jackson, right near the new Bar Sajor), and in addition to the butcher counter and deli case, there are around 20 seats for lunch.

Before dedicating himself full-time to the meatly arts, owner Russell Flint was the sous-chef at Boat Street Cafe (the obscurely located but lovely French-ish bistro in Belltown), so the sandwiches and platters at Squared will probably be delicious, and they will definitely come from happy, healthy animals.