Eater is knocking off to enjoy the holiday weekend. Have a safe 4th of July (get yourself one of these and don't let this happen to you). Back at you on Tuesday.
Kitchen at Book Bindery [Photo: Geoff Smith/Flickr]
LOWER QUEEN ANNE—Book Bindery tells Hanna Raskin that July is such a slow month for restaurants that they are considering a "10-12 day seasonal closure," kind of like Europe except not for an entire month. On that note, if you're planning to dine out (or go out drinking, for that matter) on Sunday or Monday, make sure your destination isn't closed for the holiday. [Seattle Weekly]
FUCK CANCER—The Leschi BluWater is holding a benefit on Monday, July 18 to support longtime industry member Kristal Lana, 38, recently diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. Lana has worked in Seattle restaurants for 18 years, most recently managing the front-of-house for Toulouse Petit. Her friends have pitched in for some kickass auction items, plus Murray Stenson will be tending bar. Get more details here on the event, dubbed Love Life. Love Lana. F*ck Cancer. Suggested donations are $25 at the door. [EaterWire]
DOWNTOWN—ART Restaurant at the Four Seasons debuts a new bar menu today that includes some intriguing-sounding savory doughnut holes, sprinkled with a bit of smoked salt. Apparently you dip them in barbecue sauce. [EaterWire]
MAPLE LEAF—The former La Bera Cafe is slowly moving toward its future as a place called The Fine Diner International Cuisine. A new sign is up on the building, now all we need are some actual details. [Maple Leaf Life]