Welcome to CascadiaWire, a weekly collection of restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.
Photo of Dot's courtesy S. Pratt/Eater SEA
SEATTLE—News broke today that Dot's, the beloved three-year-old Fremont bistro, charcuterie, and sandwich shop from Miles James, will shutter after dinner service this evening. Staff, including The Walrus and the Carpenter alum Anna Wallace learned about the news yesterday. Wallace says, "Miles has worked day and night for years…to see it not become fruitful is heartbreaking." [ESEA]
VANCOUVER— It's time to update the Vancouver heatmap and this month four new names make the cut and four others leave the pack. Curiously, the hottest restaurant in town right now is all the way out in the South Surrey suburbs. Keeping things updated, the Vancouver coffee map had a refresh this week with additions including Gastown's Timbertrain who are scoring fans with their foamy nitro-injected cold brew and a Japanese cafe with an emphasis on Matcha in Hastings-Sunrise. [EVAN]
SEATTLE—A brand new month, a brand new Heatmap. With its stellar fish and fries and laid-back storefront that opens onto Ballard Ave., Chippy's Fish and Drink, the latest from Ethan Stowell, makes the cut. Eater Seattle also updated its Happy Hour Heatmap. In Seattle and in search of cheap (or cheapish) cocktails and a bite? Start here. [ESEA]
VANCOUVER— Calling all cat fans: time is running out for Vancouver's bid to become the first North American city with its very own cat cafe. Today is the last day to contribute to make the dream of Kitty Corner a reality. The city is basking in a mini-heatwave right now and nothing says summer like a glass of pink wine. From the best of the Okanagan to France's finest, our wine editor, Kurtis Kolt maps the best rosés in town. [EVAN]