Feed the beast.
La Bête Opens
What: Capitol Hill’s newest boite offers small plates and family-style tureens, as well as a bar made from a 24-foot piece of bark-edged walnut.
Why: Crispy pork rinds, duck egg en cocotte, and fried whole black bass with pea vines.
When: Tues.-Sat., 5-11 p.m. (bar stays open later).
Where: 1802 Bellevue Ave. (206-329-4047).
Inside the Fridge of a DailyCandy Editor
What: Inspired by a San Fran exhibit, we’re revealing the contents of our refrigerators. It’s like looking into our souls, er, stomachs.
Why: After mocking ours, please post a picture of yours.
Where: Online at facebook.com.
Seatown Snack Bar
What: Celebrity chef Tom Douglas opens his sixth restaurant, a two-in-one venue with a casual to-go counter and sit-down service, right next to Etta’s in Pike Place Market.
Why: Porchetta sandwiches, Neah Bay steelhead caviar, crab six ways, and your favorite baked goods from Dahlia Bakery.
When: Daily, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 2010 Western Ave. (206-436-0390).
Drift Eyewear Pop-Up Shop
What: A floor-to-ceiling forest hung with eco-stylish eyeglasses from Chicago-based designer Chris Mants, who will be in attendance for his West Coast debut.
Why: Frames crafted using sustainable woods and nonpetroleum-based plastic, a bar designed by Shelter Lounge, and Mants’s first creation, made from a skateboard deck.
When: Opening, Sat., 8 p.m. Hours, Sun., noon-5 p.m.; by appt.
Where: Coming Soon, 3623 Fremont Ave. N. (206-940-4193).
Fort Branch: Zack Bent
What: The photographer, who has cast his wife and small children in scenes of magical realism, explores a more installation-based take on humans’ relationships with nature.
Why: See a full-scale Lincoln Log house and what is described as “a selection of photographic documents of modern survival.”
When: Thru Sept. 4. Tues.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave. (206-709-9797). Admission is free.
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