This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant and nightlife blog...
FREMONT—Casual butchery and sandwich shop Dot's Delicatessen is preparing to open next week, giving Fremont residents their own destination for charcuterie and sausage. Miles James, who operated the popular Seattle Sausage Co. cart is opening Dot's, named for his grandmother, and will offer a few beers and wines, a casual sit-down menu, and plenty of meat to take home.
BELLTOWN, MADISON VALLEY—Two James Beard award winning chefs happened to launch happy hours this week: Dinner at Crush might be a pricey affair, but chef Jason Wilson's new happy hour includes a mini-wine flight and, ye gods, house-made chicharones. And those short ribs everyone loves? They'll be in sliders. Meanwhile in Belltown, chef Scott Carsberg has a lovely $5 drink list going on at Bisato, the former site of his fine dining destination Lampreia.
RAVENNA—A new Greek restaurant is setting up shop at the corner of NE 55th Street and 35th Avenue NE. Taverna MaZi hasn't set an opening date yet, but general manager Demetri Georgakopoulos was a fixture at the popular Porta Greek Taverna, formerly of Eastlake and Belltown. The food: "conceptually Greek with daring creativity."