This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant, and nightlife blog.
BEER HERE -- Reuben's Brews took home several awards at this weekend's 2015 Washington Beer Awards, including Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year. They also nabbed Gold Medals for their Foreign Export Stout, Robust Porter, and Black Imperial IPA, along with silvers for Cream Ale and Marzen lager.
EXPANSIONS -- Holy expansion, Piroshky Piroshky. Last month, Eater reported that the beloved Pike Place market stall was spreading out downtown, and now comes word that owner Oliver Kotelnikov is setting up a fourth location in Southcenter Mall next week. (The other is in Northgate.) And the best part: per the chain's tradition, the newest Piroshky Piroshky will debut with free European sweet and savory hand pies on opening day. On Wednesday, July 1, each visitor will get a piroshky of their choice gratis between noon and 1 p.m., while supplies last.
EATER INSIDE -- After three nights of soft openings last week, Japanese-trained Chef Shota Nakajima (formerly of Sushi Kappo Tamura and Japan's Michelin-starred Sakamoto) has opened the refined Japanese kaiseki restaurant Naka at 1449 East Pine. Eater has a look inside the new restaurant.