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Come On, Summer: Renee Erickson Is Opening Two New Concepts in Capitol Hill

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The team behind the Walrus and the Carpenter, Whale Wins, and Barnacle plan a pair of projects.

At Erickson's Barnacle
At Erickson's Barnacle
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We don't know what they'll be called, but we know they're going to be good. Renee Erickson, Jeremy Price, and Chad Dale (The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, Barnacle) just announced the opening of two new concepts under one roof.

The first will seat 50 and be, "focused on the flavors of the French Atlantic," writes Price. Per a press release:

Expect the best from Pacific Northwest beaches, waters, and fields, prepared lovingly alongside wines by the glass and bottle, beer, and smart cocktails. And, yes, there will be oysters! Count on a beautiful, warm, light filled space.

The second project, "a parisian-style cafe showcasing in-house dry aged beef" from the group's farm on Whidbey Island, will seat 40 and feature a dry-aging room. "We are developing a cattle program on our farm on Whidbey Island," Erickson says. "Ultimately we will be dry aging our own beef and controlling everything from breed, to diet, to finishing, to butchery, to aging. We are really excited!"

Each restaurant will have completely different staff and kitchens.

And it's not just the names that are to be announced. Per Price, "expect names to be finalized and announced in the coming months along with something unexpected."

The new restaurants are located between 10th and 11th on Union and are slated to open in the summer of 2015.