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- Tacoma’s Wilder Local Fare and Libations is being replaced by a restaurant from two Seattle transplants: Abe Fox, who worked at Shelter Lounge, and Jon Green, formerly of Scout and No Vacancy Poke and currently consulting for Hotel Albatross. The restaurant will concentrate on original and draft cocktails and “elevated American bar food.”
- Art of the Table, for the first time in its history, is open seven days a week. Dining options include three-, five-, and seven-course menus in the dining room and the bar with an a la carte selection.
- Zippy’s Giant Burgers closed its Georgetown location at the end of March, though the White Center spot remains open; owner Blaine Cook said he doesn’t have the energy to run two restaurants.
- Ballard is getting a Habit Burger Grill, the fast food chain that was named best fast-food burger in America a few years ago and has already set up shop in Kent, Shoreline, Silverdale, Tukwila, and Tacoma. The restaurant will open this year at 907 NW Ballard Way.
- Country Dough, the Szechuan flatbread restaurant in Pike Place Market, has reopened, though recent Yelp reviews are adamant it’s a shadow of its former self in terms of quality.
- Schooner Exact Brewing has partially reopened after a refresh. It’s now called Schooner Provisions and serves sandwiches Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The still-to-come Schooner Beer Hall opens April 23 with happy hour, dinner, and brunch.
- Mio Sushi near Ben and Jerry’s on Green Lake has closed, and a for lease sign is on the door. The Portland-based restaurant chain opened that location in 2012.
- Reuben’s Brews continues to expand in Ballard, and is now opening a new production space. The opening won’t affect the nearby public tasting room, but the company will be able to expand its current range of styles to include more oak-aged and sour beers.