This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant and nightlife blog...
CAPITOL HILL—West Elm is great and all, but this week has been pretty insane for big deal restaurant openings. On Wednesday Seattle saw the first wave hit Capitol Hill. On 12th Avenue, Umi Sake House and Kushibar owner Steven Han opened the doors to Momiji, part raucous sushi bar, part serene destination for Japanese kaiseki dining. Meanwhile, on Broadway, upscale Chinese restaurant Bako and Northwest-inspired Italian spot Altura are literally across the street from one another.
UPPER QUEEN ANNE—On Thursday it was Queen Anne's turn to welcome some highly anticipated new spots. If you're a fan of La Carta de Oaxaca, you might want to check out its new Queen Anne Avenue sibling, Mezcaleria Oaxaca. And right down the street is the brand new LloydMartin.
EVERYWHERE—Definitely the most fascinating news of the week revolved around Canlis and the restaurant's latest elaborate puzzle/treasure hunt. Brothers Mark and Brian Canlis taped 30 keys to signposts around the city, and have been tweeting a clue each day that leads to a key. Each key unlocks a totally free night of dining and drinking at the venerable restaurant, but things get decidedly more complicated from there. It took exactly a week to crack the code.