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BALLARD -- Ballard wins the Ethan Stowell game again. With the debuts of Goldfinch Tavern and Frelard Pizza Company in June, and another branch of Ballard Pizza Company lined up to hit SLU early next year, it's already been a busy year for Stowell, but the man isn't finished. Just missing Eater's list of most anticipated fall openings published two weeks back, Stowell now announces that his thirteenth Seattle restaurant, Bramling Cross, will debut in the old Portalis space on Ballard Ave sometime next month. What's different about Bramling Cross off the bat is it's named for a variety of hops, and it's where Stowell says his team is hoping to sell the most beer.
QUEEN ANNE -- Just in time for the holiday weekend, Maximillian Petty's Eden Hill debuted in the former Entre Amis space at 2209 Queen Anne Avenue N last Friday evening. Petty's "avant garde New American" plates earned him status in Austin and elsewhere. If you couldn't get in this weekend, behold this gallery. The restaurant is so spanking new, there's no website yet, but the hours, again, are Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Petty is hoping to add Sunday brunch eventually.