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Culture Club Cheese Bar to Debut This Month, Botaneria Now Open, & More News

Including Ethan Stowell back on Capitol Hill and an old Food Club with some of Seattle's top chefs.

Sheri LaVigne of Culture Club Cheese Bar
Sheri LaVigne of Culture Club Cheese Bar
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CAPITOL HILL — After many months of preparation, Sheri LaVigne's Culture Club is set to open at 1806 12th Ave on Friday, October 23, Seattle Met reports. This sibling to Melrose Market's Calf and Kid cheese shop will serve assorted bites, two hot cheesy dishes, and beer and wine, and will feature "meet the cheesemaker" nights. Hours will run from Wednesday to Sunday to start, opening at 4 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. on weekends, closing around 10. [SM]

CAPITOL HILL — Following the opening of Bramling Cross this month, Ethan Stowell's next project may be back on Capitol Hill, says Capitol Hill Seattle. Apparently Stowell is "inked to create a 2,200 square-foot restaurant inside the preservation and development project slated to rise to eight stories above E Pike on the back of the neighborhood's conservation district's incentive program." This would be his fourth venture on the Hill, with Bar Cotto, Anchovies and Olives, and Rione XIII. [CHS]

COLUMBIA CITY — Starting Monday, October 5, Huy Tat's Salted Sea is adding a late night happy hour that runs Sunday through Thursday from 9 to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight. Happy hour is also served daily from 3 to 5 p.m. Check out the menu here. [EaterWire]

GEORGETOWN — El Sirenito, a cocktail bar by Enrique Trejo of Fonda la Catrina, is now open in Georgetown. Per The Stranger and Seattle Met, it specializes in tequila (it has 50) and mescal (20 some), and serves "a small menu of seafood-focused snacks." [TS, SM]

FOOD MEDIA — The Seattle Times's Bethany Jean Clement will publish a cover story in Pacific NW magazine on November 15 asking, "What is Northwest cuisine?" She has just launched a new column for The Times, and in the weeks leading up to the Pacific NW magazine article, she'll "explore the backstory of the people and landscapes that define the way we eat now." This first installment covers an old Food Club that Renee Erickson, Matthew Dillon, Jason Stratton, Joe Ritchie formed over a decade ago. [ST]

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