This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant, and nightlife blog.
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- Great news, Seven Stars Pepper fans: the popular Szechuan restaurant in the ID is expanding to Belltown, in the former Acquabar space at 305 Bell Street. No word yet on precisely when.
OPENING ALERT -- Washington's first cooperative brewery and tasting room, Flying Bike, is set to open August 15 at 8570 Greenwood Ave N. The brewery was built and will be run by its member-volunteers, which currently number more than 1,500. Flying Bike has been brewing beer by committee since 2011; member-owners submit and vote for the beers brewed, a process that will continue once the tasting room is open.
EATER INSIDE -- It's time, Lake Forest Park: Brileys BBQ & Grill opened yesterday at 15030 Bothell Way NE. The Southern Pride SPK 500 smoker has kicked to life and is smoking everything from housemade sausages to brisket, ribs, and chicken using cherry and apple wood. "It's the Mercedes of smokers," said co-owner Kyle Brierley. "It can smoke 120 racks of ribs at a time, but efficiently burns low and slow, which will save on wood." Eater has details on the menu and photos of the interior.