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Elsewhere in the PNW: Seattle's Second Taylor Shellfish, Vancouver's Best Patios

Welcome to the brand-spankin' new Eater feature CascadiaWire, a weekly collection of restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.

[Photo: S. Pratt]

SEATTLE— Eater Seattle has a photo tour of Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar in Lower Queen Anne, the sibling to Taylor's Capitol Hill location at Melrose Market. The new bivalve bar sits near the Seattle Center with a view of the Space Needle and seats 50; a Pioneer Square oyster bar location is scheduled to launch by the first of July. [ESEA]

VANCOUVER— As patio season springs into action, Eater Vancouver maps the 20 best places across the city to soak up the sun, from shore-side family-friendly gardens to secluded inner-city sun traps. Of course, there is always the possibility of rain, and if so, where better to watch the clouds than the new Roof restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver? [EVAN]

VANCOUVER— It's awards season, and David Gunawan's Farmer's Apprentice stormed the Vancouver Magazine Awards, bagging Best Casual Dining, Best New Restaurant, and Restaurant of the Year: Eater Vancouver's photographer was there to capture the action. Meanwhile, the Chinese Restaurant Awards announced its top 10 Critics' Choice Signature Dishes, here's where you can try them across Metro Vancouver. [EVAN]

SEATTLE— Humble Pie, the International District pizza shop built out of a pair of shipping containers, is featured in Eater Seattle's latest Alternative Dining. Owner Brian Solazzi completed the excavation and construction on the nine-month-old pizzeria, using repurposed pallets and other salvaged materials. [ESEA]