EATER MAPS—The Eater 38 and Heatmap have you covered when you're going out with hunger pangs, but what about when you need a fantastic drink? Behold, the Seattle Drinks Map, which focuses on the hottest local places to sip boozy concoctions, updated to feature the latest bars and restaurants whose cocktail game is on point.
PIONEER SQUARE—Mike Easton sure knows how to keep things interesting. Just days after he let slip that he's planning a noodle retail shop, the James Beard award-nominated chef has shuttered Pizzeria Gabbiano, his renowned second venture. "Closed for reimagination," the restaurateur scrawled on a note stuck to the front door Monday, "xoxo Mike." Easton confirmed that his retail operation, called Il Corvo Pasta Studio, will replace Pizzeria Gabbiano, hopefully by the end of May. It's an offshoot of his wildly popular, weekday lunch-only pasta restaurant Il Corvo, and he said it's actually been in the works longer than the pizzeria. All the details over this way.
BELLTOWN—The bad news is Mama's Mexican Kitchen will indeed close March 31, as reported last month. The good news, announced via press release this week, is restaurateur Marcus Charles—who owns Local 360 Café & Bar, Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events, and The Crocodile—has purchased Mama's and will revive it as Mama's Cantina. Eater Seattle recaps the saga involving gentrification and not altogether great Mexican food.