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Delancey's Spinoff; Two Eagerly Awaited New Restaurants

This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant and nightlife blog...

BALLARD—Popular pizzeria Delancey has a new sibling: The Pantry at Delancey hosts its first dinner tonight. Delancey chef Brandon Pettit (yes, his wife is Orangette writer Molly Wizenberg) opened the pantry space with Delancey pastry chef Brandi Henderson, and chef/instructer Olaiya Land. The space will host classes, communal dinners, and other adorable, homey, food-centric pursuits. Events started filling up pretty much the second this project was first announced.

CAPITOL HILL/CENTRAL DISTRICTEric Banh, originator of upscale Monsoon and sandwich shop Baguette Box, has a newly opened restaurant on 12th Avenue that's earning some early raves. The motto at Ba Bar is "street food and cold drink" and the menu is full of $9-ish plates that include noodle soups, cold noodle dishes, congee and such. As for the "cold drink," Banh brought up a bartender from San Francisco who has amassed an impressive collection of liquors.

BEACON HILL—Another much-anticipated new restaurant opens next week in the former Beacon Pub space. Bar del Corso, a wood-fired pizza spot from Harvest Vine, Crow and Betty veteran Jerry Corso, let Eater inside for some photos.

FREMONT—Former New York Times food critic Frank Bruni spent a few days eating his way through Seattle recently, and apparently he really liked his asparagus rice bowl at Fremont restaurant Revel. Bruni selected the dish for his upcoming appearance on Food Network show The Best Thing I Ever Ate. A film crew was at the restaurant last weekend doing some filming.