1. Nancy Leson announces that Ethan Stowell (Union's chef-owner) and Patric Gabre-Kidan, who together own Tavolata and How to Cook a Wolf, are opening up a third joint restaurant on 15th and Pine called Olives and Anchovies. (P.S., Nancy: Stowell may be telling you that he's not hurting for talent, but two other chefs told me differently. Where'd you think half of Spring Hill's line cooks came from?)
2. Over at the Seattle Magazine food blog, Allison Scheff reports that Smarty Pants' owners are starting up a second place on the other side of Georgetown. It'll be called Hudson and it'll be a diner.