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Bainbridge Island's Hotly-Anticipated Vegetarian Restaurant Opens

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BALLARD—Seattle's Ballard neighborhood is already blessed with an abundance of great Mexican restaurants, and soon there will be another. Popular Kent-based food truck Asadero Sinaloa is moving into the area. The truck's expansion to brick-and-mortar promises to bring a new type of Mexican fare to the area—food from the northern region. Like at the Kent restaurant, the focus here will be on expertly prepared meat dishes, but this location will also utilize the bigger space and larger kitchen to branch out into Sinaloan seafood dishes.

EDMONDS—€”If you were hoping to eat at the popular Korean fried chicken and karaoke establishment Stars in the Sky in the next few weeks, you're out of luck—the Edmonds restaurant is closed temporarily, with a sign on the door that says the restaurant is undergoing renovations. Menu changes may also be in the works, so it remains to be seen whether the restaurant's diehard fans will have to give up any favorites. 

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND—Anyone who's eaten the piled-high, grass-fed corned beef sandwich at chef Brendan McGill's Hitchcock Deli in Georgetown can taste the James Beard Award semifinalist's love of meat. In fact, he loves it so much he has his own breed of pigs raised just for his restaurants. So fans might be surprised to learn that McGill just opened a juice bar and vegetarian restaurant. Verjus, on Bainbridge Island, has been in the soft opening stage for the last week, with a May 20 grand opening and expanded hours on the docket. You can thank McGill's wife, Heidi, for this seemingly stark departure from Brendan's MO.

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