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Tavern Hall Headed for Bellevue; Seattle's Essential Coffee Shops

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

HOT HOT HEAT— Eater's May Heatmap welcomes two new additions: Capitol Hill's stylish new cafe by day and Italian restaurant by night Corretto and Taylor Shellfish's brand new Lower Queen Anne oyster bar. Read more picks for where to eat tonight.

BELLEVUECactus owners Marc and Bret Chatalas are teaming up with Deming Maclise and James Weimann (Stoneburner, Von Trapp's, Bastille, Macleod's, Poquitos) to open the gigantic Tavern Hall in the heart of Bellevue this summer. The 9,500-square-foot restaurant's decor features curiosities collected during Maclise and Weimann's travels, including salvaged lanterns from Coney Island and the facade from a psychiatric hospital from New York State. Eater has more on the menu and opening day details.

CAFFEINE NATION— Eater National dropped its list of the 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America and Seattle is well-represented. Capitol Hill roasters Victrola and Vivace make the cut, plus Fremont's multi-roaster coffee bar Milstead and Co.