...with a lovely round-trip ride on the water taxi. Then maybe a rum cocktail?

· THE WANDERING GOOSE · Capitol Hill: Volunteer Park Cafe's Heather Earnhardt was born in North Carolina, and the Wandering Goose is her "tiny but magical" Southern-influenced cafe—biscuit sandwiches, hush puppies, grits, country ham, various gravies, greens, and more, all "seasonal and affordable" for take-out or eat-in breakfast or lunch. The space has a wall of vintage windows looking into Ethan Stowell's Rione XIII next door. (403 15th Ave E, 323-9938,, $–$$)

· MARINATION MA KAI · West Seattle: Note: Opening delayed, but coming real soon! Now actually open! Marination's brick-and-mortar location at the Alki water-taxi dock ("ma kai" means "near the sea" in Hawaiian) has all the island-fusion favorites familiar to fans of the Mobile and the Station, as well as fish and chips, a pork katsu sandwich, and more. Also: boozy shave ice (!) and a reportedly awesome beer garden with really good beer. (1660 Harbor Ave SW,, $–$$)

· RUMBA · Capitol Hill: Rumba is the second dance-named venture by the people behind Tango, which is next door. The aesthetic for the rum-centered cocktail bar is 1950s Cuba...

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