WEST SEATTLE — A Moroccan fusion tapas lounge run by Khalid Agour (Toscana Pizzeria) and his brother Aziz is coming to West Seattle this July. Per West Seattle Blog, the new restaurant in the former Firefly Café and Creperie space (4160 California Ave SW) is named for the brothers' mother, Itto, who passed away in November. Expect Morrocan, Spanish, French, Jewish, and other cuisines, the owners say, as well as a full bar. Itto's hopes to debut by July 1, beginning with daily hours from 3 p.m. to midnight.
BALLARD — Ballard's nautical-themed bar Anchors Down and the next door Po Dog shuttered quietly last week, My Ballard reports, for reasons so far unknown. Laura Olson's Po Dog opened its Market Street branch in March 2012, and Anchors Down set up alongside it a year later, the work of business partners and Pterodactyl Group alums Amy Graeff and Christopher Williams, with Laura Olson as a silent partner.