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Outer Planet Brewery Opens; Seattle's James Beard Award Nominees

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Geoffrey Smith

CAPITOL HILL Co-owners Renato Martins and Jim Stoccardo are bringing Outer Planet Craft Brewing to a galaxy near you. The nano brewery is the latest emerge on the ever-growing food and beverage scene in Capitol Hill. Eater Seattle has the details.

AWARDS SEASON The James Beard Foundation has released their list of semifinalists for this year's Restaurant and Chef Awards. Seattle or, more accurately, the Greater Seattle area is well represented, with at least one nominee in every category. Some are familiar faces when it comes to these awards (ahem, Canlis), but there are a few surprising, first-time nominees as well. Check out the full list.

FREMONT/BALLARD Since opening Ballard Pizza Company in 2012, in the heart of Old Ballard, chef and restaurateur Ethan Stowell and his wife and business partner, Angela Dunleavy Stowell, had a second child and moved out of the pizzeria's delivery area in Ballard to neighboring Phinney Ridge. So the power couple is opening a second pizzeria, Frēllard Pizza Company, on Leary Way Northwest between Seattle's Fremont and Ballard neighborhood. They're anticipating a June opening date.