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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Now Open: Fourteen New Places to Try (and Two to Avoid)

Posted by on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:11 AM

DAMN THE WEATHER The classic Pioneer Square brick space looks just right.
  • SUZI PRATT
  • DAMN THE WEATHER The classic Pioneer Square brick space looks just right.

DAMN THE WEATHER • Pioneer Square: Bryn Lumsden (who has tended bar at Rob Roy, Vessel, and Vito's, and was also in the band Fleet Foxes) teamed up with Jay Kuehner (beloved from Sambar) and Eli Dahlin (who's cooked at the Walrus and the Carpenter) to open this "Historic Hangout" and "Adventurous Bar and Kitchen" named after an old-time cocktail. The classic Pioneer Square brick space looks just right; this place is probably going to be great. (116 First Ave S, 946-1283, damntheweather.com, $$)

RESTAURANT MARRON • Capitol Hill: Chef Eric Sakai has worked at fancy Rubicon and Acquerello in San Francisco, and, more recently, the schmancy Four Seasons in Jackson Hole. Partner and beverage-master Zarina Sakai has worked at fancy-schmancy Jean-Georges and the French Laundry. Restaurant Marron is in the lovely, low-ceilinged space where Olivar used to be, and it's got an interesting-looking seasonal prix-fixe menu with two- or three-course options—or a grand slam of eight to ten courses. (806 E Roy St, 322-0409, restaurantmarron.com, $$$)

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