Welcome to CascadiaWire, a weekly collection of restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.
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SEATTLE— Traveling to Seattle this weekend and need a fresh set of dinner ideas? The new July Heatmap is chock-full of the buzziest restaurants and bars in the city, with two new spots making their debut on the list. And since it's salad season, Eater Seattle rounded up a map of restaurants serving ultra-fresh mounds of greens. [ESEA]
VANCOUVER— Eater Vancouver ushered in the new guard this week, updating both the Heat Map and the Eater 38. This month, six new scamps joined the "Most Wanted" list with a pair of pizzerias, a wagyu beef restaurant and an English gastropub amongst the ones making the cut. The 38 welcomed in four new favorites, including the Pear Tree and Los Cuervos. And if that's not enough excitement, EVAN updated the brunch Heatmap, too, with eight brand-new brunch spots to try. [EVAN]
SEATTLE— One of Seattle's first specialty pie shops is shuttering next month. In sad news that broke over Facebook earlier this week, after almost a decade in business, Shoofly Pie in West Seattle will serve its last slice on August 17. [ESEA]
VANCOUVER— This week in chef Ned Bell's diary, you can join him as he sets off on his coast-to-coast Canadian adventure to raise awareness for sustainable seafood with Chefs For Oceans... or does he? A last-minute hitch puts his support truck and bike hundreds of miles away from the start. In a week that saw an all-male list of 25 finalists for the Canadian World Class contest, two of the city's top talent take a moment to write about why they think their fellow women bartenders aren't entering cocktail contests. [EVAN]