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Where to Drink During WA Cider Week; Fat's Chicken and Waffles Opens Next Week

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

Image: Eden Hill

EVENTSWIRE -- Washington Cider Week starts today and runs through September 20, with more than 100 events taking place throughout the state. Eater has a list of the best local events, including a kickoff happy hour at Capitol Cider and Cider Summit Seattle,
the state's largest cider tasting event takes place Friday and Saturday, with more than 150 ciders for sampling.

EATER INSIDE -- Just in time for the holiday weekend, Maximillian Petty's Eden Hill debuted in the former Entre Amis space at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue N last Friday evening. Petty's "avant garde New American" plates earned him status in Austin and elsewhere. If you couldn't get in this weekend, behold this gallery (then get on up Queen Anne Hill). The restaurant is so spanking new, there's no website yet, but the hours, again, are Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Petty is hoping to add Sunday brunch eventually.

OPENING ALERT -- It's almost time, Central District. While Terrell Jackson has been busy relaunching Catfish Corner in Rainier Beach, Marcus Lalario (L'il Woody's) has been preparing new Fat's Chicken and Waffles to move into the original Catfish space at 2726 E Cherry for nearly five months now. (And, completing the circle, Jackson's Catfish Corner has also signed a lease to open a second location back in the CD at 23rd and Jackson, hopefully by February.) Lalario says the 900-square-foot, 35-seat Fat's will officially open next week—likely Wednesday—but passersby may be lucky enough to catch the team in the space before then during soft opening (from around 4 to 5 p.m. most days until about 9 or 10 p.m., or until they run out of food).