Welcome to CascadiaWire, a weekly collection of restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.
SEATTLE— It's all meat, all the time on Eater sites across the land this week: Eater Seattle digs into extreme meat fit for the brave-hearted carnivore, including chocolate blood pork stew and tripe curry. Also, a handy guide to all-things-skewered, and for home cooks spending time with friends or family in Seattle this summer, a map of the city's killer butcher shops. Check out all the meaty coverage. [ESEA]
VANCOUVER—It's been a celebratory carnivorous cavalcade across the Eater network this week: Here in Vancouver we've checked out the city's best barbecue in Eater Scenes, learned about Shirakawa's authentic Japanese $100 wagyu steaks, mapped the city's 21 Most Iconic Meat Dishes and much, much more. Dive on into our Five Days of Meat — don't forget your toothpick. [EVAN]
VANCOUVER—It's the restaurant that everyone can't wait to check out — chef Alex Chen's Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar — and before its opening in a few weeks time, Eater Vancouver reveals the full menu. And, if it's a meal with a view that you're looking for, then there can be no better than floating through the clouds between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains on the Peak2Peak Gondola for a special Bearfoot Bistro dinner. Check out the view in the Photo Interlude. [EVAN]
SEATTLE— This week brought a few new restaurant and bar openings. First, a juicery called Jujubeet launched a second location near the Burke-Gilman trail in the U-District; tThe Cozy Nut Tavern (finally) opened its woodland-esque space in Greenwood, and Bauhaus opened its Green Lake coffee bar. Today, watering hole The Big Country Lakeside Saloon makes its grand entrance. [ESEA]