The Angry Beaver opened its doors at 84th & Greenwood Saturday night, and we're not sure we know what to say first, so let's be polite and let the new, Canadian owner explain.
Tim Pipes told PhinneyWood that it's a traditional "Canadian Hockey Bar," complete with a lot of hockey and football on the six big screens, and standard French-Canadian fare like poutine.
Pipes said the name comes from Canada's national animal (that would be the beaver), and "angry," which he claims refers to hockey.
All due respect, Mr. Pipes, that's not how we use the word beaver south of the border. Let alone the term Angry Beaver, which sounds like the name for a lez biker bar on Capitol Hill.
The Pig 'n Whistle was once owned by Vuong and Tricia Loc, who also have Portage at the top of Queen Anne. It was always something of a mystery how they could run an intimate, white-tablecloth dinner house like Portage and a (sometimes raucous) neighborhood tavern like Pig 'n Whistle, but run them both they did for almost five years. When their lease ran out, they didn't renew.
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