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Two New Waterfront Restaurants In the Works in South Lake Union

Both from the owner of Matt's in the Market and Radiator Whiskey

Nick Jurich

Dan Bugge, owner of Matt’s in the Market and Radiator Whiskey in Pike Place Market, is planning two waterfront ventures for South Lake Union, coming just as Seattle is sure to be in the throes of some really great weather. They'll both open in the space formerly occupied by BluWater Bistro, right on Lake Union at 1001 Fairview Avenue N.

First, there's the 100-Pound Clam, which Bugge is hoping to open in late May, reports Seattle Met. This will be a "fish and chips shack" on a waterfront patio, complete with a walkup window and "full booze lineup." Expect a few different options for fried fish, along with clams and oysters.

Then there's the White Swan Public House, which Bugge told Seattle Met will be "very Radiator Whiskey style, but with fish." Look for a brick oven roasting whole rockfish, for example, plus steamed clams, beer, and cocktails.

And here's another cool thing about the two ventures: There will be a "dinghy delivery service for nearby boats," allowing water-borne customers to order food and growlers full of beer. Or they can park at the dock attached to the restaurants and head inside or order take-out.

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