This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant, and nightlife blog.
WINE -- August is Washington Wine Month, an annual campaign by the Washington Wine Institute to raise public awareness of the best grape juice the state has to offer. Most wineries come up with a promotional event or two, as do assorted regional associations, tourist boards and fund-raising campaigns. Eater combed through the calendars so you don't have to; here are some of liveliest happenings they found.
BEER HERE -- It took nearly a full year, but Rooftop Brewing is finally ready to reopen. The tiny, one-barrel brewery opened in a North Queen Anne alley back in the summer of 2013, but closed in September last year to build out a bigger space down the street. Now their 15-barrel facility and tasting room (at 1220 W. Nickerson St.) are ready to open, along with a rooftop seating area not present at their original location. Look for open hours starting today at 3 p.m.
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- Last week, word came that the so far quite popular and well-reviewed Entre Amis would be closing at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue N, at least temporarily, after just four months in business. The restaurant told Queen Anne View that "[owner] Benjamin [Bernard-Luneau] needs to return to France for a bit, and until he can find someone to 'keep the concept of Entre Amis alive,' the restaurant will remain closed." There is no further word from Entre Amis about that timeline, but a new tenant has applied for a liquor license for the address—Austin's 26-year-old wunderkid chef Maxmillian Petty—with plans to open Eden Hill restaurant there by the end of August.