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- Downtown’s iconic Metropolitan Grill steakhouse reopens today at 4:30 p.m. after a two-month renovation closure. Changes include new lighting, carpeting, and woodwork, as well as behind-the-scenes adjustments to the kitchen.
- In other renovation news, Tarsan i Jane has completed a massive overhaul to its interior and its outdoor patio. The space, where a “lack of physical comfort and the lackluster environment” didn’t live up to the transcendent cuisine for Seattle Weekly critic Nicole Sprinkle last fall, now features swanky, Asian-inspired touches and much more plant-life. It’s an interesting and certainly more luxurious setting to match the restaurant’s high-end, wood-fired Valencian-inspired tasting menus, which start at $140 for 12 courses.
- Redhook will start pouring “experimental” beer at its new Capitol Hill taproom starting Thursday.
- Manu’s Bodega is launching its new all-Brugal-rum cocktail menu today with Rumba bartender Kate Perry serving the likes of piña colada slushies and “mamajuana,” an herbal drink popular in the Dominican Republic.
- Little Fish, the upcoming bar, restaurant, and local seafood microcannery from Jarrbar owner Bryan Jarr and chef Zoi Antonitsas, scored an investment from RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.
- Mark Fuller, whose brilliance has wrought Ma’ono fried chicken and New Luck Toy, will open a pizza bar called Supreme at 4521 California Ave Southwest in West Seattle. Expect traditional New York-style pies, plus some off-the-wall combinations, like one with taco meat and another with “actual spaghetti noodles.”
- Plans to transform the former John’s Corner Deli space in West Seattle can move forward. In its stead later this year will be The Best of Hands Barrelhouse, which, as the name indicates, will concentrate on barrel-aged and barrel-fermented beers.