This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant, and nightlife blog.
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- Queen Anne Hall, the massive new house of beer from New York-based entrepreneur Andrej Ivanov, is on track to open later this year in the former Cotton Caboodle building on Lower Queen Anne. The project will cover 7,000 square feet and will seat between 270 and 300. Ivanov says the beer list will not only focus on European brews but also leave "plenty of room" for regional pours. The menu will be what Ivanov calls a mix of a "Central European comfort food" and local flavors.
EATER MAPS -- The rule of finding quality Korean food in the Seattle area has remained largely the same over the years: Get out of town, driving well north or south of the city center. With a couple of anticipated openings in the works, the situation is destined to improve in the coming months. For now (with a few exceptions) Eater's favorite places for Korean food—from mandu to mul naengmyun and bulgogi to bibimbap—are at the northern edge of Seattle stretching up to Lynnwood.
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- A new restaurant is headed for the Queen Anne Ave. space best remembered as Portage. After less than a year as Italian eatery Cioppino, 2209 Queen Anne Ave N. will soon be the address of French concept Entre Amis. The restaurant will seat about 30 diners and is planning a March opening.