Revel & Quoin
What: The folks behind Joule’s innovative fare launch a new restaurant and bar (outfitted with rolled steel floors and reclaimed fir beams) serving Korean-inspired street food.
Why: All dishes (duck meatballs with Lacinato kale and smoked chiles and squash dumplings with sage ricotta) are under $15.
When: Opens Fri. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 403 N. 36th St. (206-547-2040).
Madison Park Conservatory
What: Cormac Mahoney (Sitka & Spruce, Tako Truk) settles into an elegant, lowlight joint at the edge of Lake Washington.
Why: The result? Dishes like succulent hanger steak and fall-off-the bone lamb shank with a fantastic wine list and some of the best tiramisu in town.
When: Tues.-Sat., 5:30 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 1927 43rd Ave. E. (206-324-9701).
What: Work off holiday-induced pounds at Madison Valley’s newest studio.
Why: Downward dog into the New Year.
When: Mon.-Fri., 9:45-11 a.m. & 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Where: 2812 E. Madison St., ste. 2 (206-323-7138).
Geek and Chic Gifts for Big Spenders
What: Indulge gadget lust with a tabletop fireplace, Philippe Starck speakers, digital clocks, and Smart cars in primary colors.
Why: They deserve only the best.
When: You want to make dreams come true.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields
What: A documentary on the chamber music-inspired pop band and its iconic songwriter.
Why: The film spans ten years and shows live footage of feel-good hits “Papa Was a Rodeo” and “100,000 Fireflies.”
When: Thurs., 7 & 9 p.m.
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. (800-838-3006). Trailer and tickets ($6-$9) online at nwfilmforum.org.