This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant and nightlife blog...
CAPITOL HILL—The popular Skillet Street Food has gone brick-and-mortar; sibling restaurant Skillet Diner opened this week in the Chloe building. Owner Josh Henderson brought in chef Brian O'Connor, who was previously at Blueacre.
MERCER ISLAND—Top Chef alum and former Crave chef Robin Leventhal is in the kitchen at Stopsky's Delicatessen, which opened on Monday. It's not clear whether the crowds are coming for a brush with Bravo TV glory, for the stuffed latkes or just because dining options are slim on Mercer, but the restaurant ran out of food just a few hours after the doors opened on Monday.
EVERYWHERE—In other local Top Chef news, local food writer Surly Gourmand ran a Twitter contest offering a prize for the best answer to the question, "What is Hugh Acheson's unibrow thinking right now?" The Georgia chef and Top Chef Masters contestant himself even supplied an answer, complete with a monobrowed smiley emoticon.
LYNNWOOD—A behemoth American Girl store is opening this summer at the Alderwood Mall, and prepare yourselves, parents ? there's a restaurant. The 55-seat bistro will likely be mobbed, no matter what the food is like.