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Hot Cakes Coming to Capitol Hill; Tom Douglas's Business Incubator

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

Image: Canal Market

CAPITOL HILLAutumn Martin has announced she'll open a new outpost of her Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery on Capitol Hill in early 2015. Martin will open her second location in a new building at 1650 East Olive Way. The sweets shop will cover 2,200 square feet and have 50 seats, plus an expanded menu of boozy milkshakes and cocktails. She's also planning a covered patio with a fire pit for making s'mores.

PORTAGE BAY— Volunteer Park Cafe chef/owner Ericka Burke is hard at work on her new neighborhood grocery, Canal Market. Burke's new venture is scheduled for a November opening and will include a deli island serving made-to-order salads and sandwiches, plus a breakfast buffet with a rotating list of homemade toppings for toast and granola. Coffee comes from Slate, plus fresh-pressed juice.

T-DOUG— Seattle's best-known restaurateur Tom Douglas is launching a new business incubator called The Lion's Den, a Shark Tank-style "entrepreneurial business marketplace." The bi-annual forum puts Seattleites seeking capital investments for new projects, food-related and otherwise, in front of a live audience. Entrepreneurs can submit proposals through December 15th; six selected projects will be presented at Palace Ballroom on January 15, 2015.