This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant, and nightlife blog.
PIONEER SQUARE— One of the most anticipated openings of the year happens this weekend when Josh Henderson's Quality Athletics launches in Pioneer Square. The latest concept from the chef/restauranteur (Henderson founded Skillet and operates Westward in South Lake Union) is his quirky take on a sports bar. Take a photo tour before opening day.
ONE YEAR IN— "We're absolutely experiencing a bubble in Seattle proper. Period. It's a full-time job to try to stay relevant, but it's a healthy competition, too." Eater checks in with co-owner Dana Tough on The Old Sage's first anniversary. Here's what Tough has to say about staking a claim in Seattle's crowded restaurant scene after the buzz wears off and what's next for the Capitol Hill space.
GEORGETOWN— Fran's Chocolates moves into its new, more than 30,000 square foot headquarters this month. The new, Wonka-esque space at the original Rainier Brewery location includes a chocolate drinking bar and retail space, plus a window that looks into the new production facility. Opening day is scheduled for September 29.