This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant and nightlife blog...
FREMONT/WALLINGFORD—Chef-about-town Ethan Stowell just marked the one year anniversary of his latest restaurant, Staple & Fancy. And now the chef is scouting locations in Fremont and Wallingford for a whopping five new restaurants. But don't expect another Anchovies & Olives, Tavolata, or How to Cook a Wolf: Stowell is planning a series of "fast food redefined," including a pizza, burgers and fries, sandwiches, fish and chips, and a fried chicken shop.
CAPITOL HILL—Locavore wine scandal! Washington Wine Commission marketer Madeline Dow sparked a bit of an uproar when she called out Matt Dillon's restaurant Sitka & Spruce as an example of restaurants that scrupulously source local ingredients, then serve wines from Europe and California. Dillon responded that "the whole thing is laughable" because "I've never labeled my restaurant 'local' or 'farm-to-table'." Drama abounds.
EDMONDS—A new bikini barista stand in Edmonds posted a Craisglist ad that is incredibly creepy...even more so than what you would expect from an ad seeking women to pour coffee in the nearly nude.