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Welcome to CascadiaWire, a weekly collection of restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.

[Photo Nikki Bayley/The Diamond]

VANCOUVER — Excitement abounds in Vancouver now that Alex Chen's highly-anticipated Boulevard is finally open with a dream team of front and back-of-house staff cherry-picked from the best restaurants in BC and beyond. See what you can look forward to in this Eater Inside. While you're in the mood for gorgeous photos, see what happens at the annual Bearfoot Bistro World Oyster Shucking Invitational and Bloody Caesar Battle: Basically a whole heap of sunshine, Caesars, wine, and so very, very many oysters. [EVAN]

SEATTLE— Eater Seattle goes inside two new restaurants this week. The Nordic-inspired Bell + Whete launched in Belltown near its sibling restaurant Local 360: Check out Eater's photos of the space. And take a photo tour of Mioposto — a second outpost of the local pizza shop just opened near the University District. [ESEA]

VANCOUVER— Because dining out with children does not have to be a non-stop nightmare of (un)happy meals and tantrums, Eater Vancouver mapped the most delicious kid-friendly places in the city where you're guaranteed a warm welcome and an excellent meal. And if you need a strong drink after all that, why not settle back with a Grasshopper or Blue Hawaiian and read why tacky '80s cocktails are creeping back onto menus. Eater asked one of the city's finest bartenders, Thor Paulson from the Diamond, to explain why. [EVAN]

SEATTLE— Two more auspicious openings in Seattle: Ballard welcomed biscuit spot Morsel earlier this week, and in addition to the usual biscuit topping suspects, Morsel serves Cronut-style "biscakes" and "cinnabiscuits." Lovers of bivalves, heads up: Taylor Shellfish opens its third Seattle oyster bar on Tuesday, this time in the burgeoning Pioneer Square. [ESEA]
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