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Cafe Juanita Close to Reopening; What to Drink at the Seattle International Beerfest

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

COMEBACKS -- Jackson's Catfish Corner, the reborn version of the shuttered Catfish Corner in the Central District, has moved from its tent to a permanent location at 7216 Rainier Avenue S in Rainier Beach. The original Catfish Corner at MLK and Cherry shuttered last summer after nearly 30 years serving Creole-spiced catfish with homemade tartar sauce, hush puppies, and sweet tea. The original home of Catfish Corner has sat empty for the better part of a year, but will soon be home to Fat's Fried Chicken and Waffles from Li'l Woody's owner Marcus Lalario.

EATER INSIDE -- After closing for almost half a year to renovate (and making a blessed trip into Seattle while they waited), Holly Smith's Café Juanita will reopen in its refreshed Kirkland home Tuesday, July 14. At the helm of the project, Heliotrope Architects' Joe Herrin says his main effort has been to retain the residential scale of Juanita that guests have long loved, but make it more contemporary, and more functional in various ways. Eater has photos of the mostly-finished space.

BEER HERE -- The 2015 Seattle International Beerfest kicks off Friday and runs through the weekend at the Seattle Center. With more than 220 beers on offer from all over the world, and many of them weird/rare, here are a few regional standouts Eater thinks you should target with your sample tickets.

Seattle Center Pavillion

Mercer ave, Seattle, WA