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Back Bar at Bastille Re-Opens for Summer; Devour! Seattle On Thursday

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BALLARD — The Back Bar at Bastille re-opens today. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow, the bar will have a special happy hour with a $5 Old Fashioned, $5 glasses of wine, and $2 Pomme Frites with housemade aioli. Starting today, the Back Bar is open seven days a week at 4:30 p.m. The current happy hour menu can be viewed here. [EaterWire]

ISSAQUAH Sip restaurant in Issaquah has hired Emran Chowdhury as their new executive chef. Chowdhury comes to Sip from Cantinetta, where he served as chef, reports the Bellevue Business Journal. [BBJ]

EVENTWIRE Devour! The Food Film Fest, the world’s largest food film festival, is holding a pop-up preview of the of the Nova Scotia-based festival on June 4. Author Kathleen Flinn and Chef John Sundstrom will host a food workshop featuring the province’s famous seafood, a selection of Canadian food films, and a dinner inspired by a feature documentary film at Lark. More information is available on the Devour! website. [EaterWire]