Given the multiple second-hand confirmations Eater has heard from various cocktail-related sources, and a few phone calls to the restaurant, it sounds like Murray Stenson won't in fact be making drinks at RN74 Seattle when it opens next week. However Stenson and Team Michael Mina, the only parties who can officially confirm this, have remained silent on the matter despite repeated pestering of the Mina camp (we won't even pretend to have Stenson's cell phone number).
Whatever is going on is likely a delicate situation, in the midst of the general frenzy of opening a major restaurant. However news of Stenson's departure from Zig Zag Cafe to join RN74 was major news for Stenson's many fans. Hopefully some answers will arise soon.
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Murray Stenson at Zig Zag Cafe [Photo: Anita C/Yelp]