Welcome back to the I-5 High Five, a look at restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.
SEATTLE: Popular Seattle chef Zephyr Paquette (formerly of Elliott Bay Café) has opened her completely crowd-sourced Skelly and the Bean in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, using a "membership program" that accumulated financial and material donations. Also newly (re)opened on Capitol Hill: Restaurant Zoe, which relocated from its former Belltown digs into a 50-seat space with wood-fired grill. [-ESEA-]
SEATTLE: Extremely prolific empire-building Ethan Stowell (he of Seattle's Staple & Fancy, Tavolata, Anchovies & Olives, etc.) announced earlier this year that he's planning a casual pizza spot in Ballard, and additional details surfaced this week: Stowell told reporters in Montreal that the spot, dubbed Ballard Pizza Co., will feature New York-style pizza by the slice. Stowell also hinted at plans to open a "classic Roman-style trattoria" in the near future. [Nosh Pit]
Image of Skelly and the Bean by S. Pratt / Eater Seattle