Tis the season for expansions, and Seattle is about to score with some sweet seconds from Portland and Kirkland. First up, Portland's popular pizza spot Sizzle Pie will soon replace the just shuttered Po Dog and former Auto Battery sports bar at 1009 East Union Street in Capitol Hill. Per Capitol Hill Seattle, the Burnside restaurant is known for its "late hours (including delivery until 3 AM — and 4 AM on the weekends), pizza brunch, and a wide selection including gluten free and vegan pies." The 5,000+ square-foot space will be transformed by Mallet Architecture in the coming months; no word yet about when Sizzle Pie plans to open.
Next, head east and Pioneer Square is preparing to welcome Kirkland's Flatstick Pub in the historic building at Second and Main (home of Good Bar, Pizzeria Gabbiano, and Elm Coffee Roasters) sometime early next year. Seattle Met reports that along with two dozen taps pouring Washington beer and cider, Flatstick will bring a nine-hole miniature golf course in the building's basement. This second Flatstick location is modeled after the Kirkland flagship, but about triple the size. Owner Sam Largent says the pub will stick to beer and wine, no hard alcohol, and won't serve food, but may be able to accommodate food vendors upstairs. And bonus: the pub is also bringing the games it's known for, including duffleboard: "a combination of miniature golf and shuffleboard," says Largent.