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Adam Fortuna Departing Artusi and Spinasse; March MEADness at Capitol Cider

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CAPITOL HILL Adam Fortuna, Spinasse and Artusi's bar manager, will serve his last cocktails at the Capitol Hill restaurant/bar duo on Friday. He'll then head to a new position at Stateside; Fortuna says he's still hashing out the details of the new role there. [EaterWire]

BALLARD Stoneburner is ending its lunch program, with the final lunch to be served March 27. Instead, they'll focus on additional catering opportunities and private event lunches in the restaurant or atop the Hotel Ballard at the event space Olympic Rooftop Pavilion. “Ending lunch service allows Chef Jason Stoneburner to focus his talents on dinner and brunch as well as freeing up resources that we can dedicate to growing our catering and private dining business,” says restaurant partner and Wine Director James Lechner. [EaterWire]

CAPITOL HILL Through the end of the month at Capitol Cider, the bar is serving obscure bottles, rotating flight offerings, and tap takeovers all centered around mead. The bar will also host a March MEADness party on March 26 at 7 p.m. Meadmakers will be on hand pouring samples and there will be live music starting at 8:30 p.m.