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Nashville Hot Chicken Hits Seattle | Seattle Garners Four James Beard Award Noms

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Sisters and Brothers
Sisters and Brothers
Sisters and Brothers

GEORGETOWN—Hot damn, hot chicken has arrived in Seattle, and it's making a home in Georgetown. Sisters and Brothers restaurant opened softly on March 18, with two industry vets at the helm: Jake Manny of The Crying Wolf in Nashville, Tenn. partnered with local barman Drew Church (Hazlewood, Hotel Albatross) to bring this east-of-the-Mississippi addiction to Seattle's own city streets.

EATER TRACKING—Wondering what's on the horizon for Seattle as the weather warms? Here are six highly anticipated restaurant openings to keep an eye on, including an underground putt-putt colossus, a Seattle outpost of Portland's Sizzle Pie, and a downtown rooftop restaurant and bar serving barrel-aged cocktails and seasonal eats. 

AWARDS SEASON—€”The James Beard Foundation announced the nominees, or finalists, for its prestigious annual restaurant awards. While many of Seattle's semifinalists have been culled, four locals advanced to the short list, including one in a national category. It's a step up from last year, when not a single local semifinalist was nominated for a national honor. In an incredible coup, Joule chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi (who are expanding their empire to Portland) advanced in the Best Chef: Northwest category, despite being mistakenly left off the original ballots. The full list is available here.

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