IN THE NEWS: The Seattle Times' Nancy Leson gives three stars to Ray's Boathouse (6049 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle, www.rays.com) and notes the opening of The Local Vine wine bar (2520 Second Ave., No. 113, Seattle, www.thelocalvine.com), whose consulting chef is consulting chef is Jason Wilson of Crush. ... Leson also reports: Julia's, famous for its breakfasts and carrot cake, made its belated Queen Anne Hill debut in mid-June (at 1825 Queen Anne Ave. N., www.eatatjulias.com) ... Betty (1507 Queen Anne Ave. N.) already has eliminated lunch ... Ebb n' Flow (2114 N. 45th St.), previously known as Jitterbug and long-loved as the Beeliner Diner, has closed ... Faltering The Wellington, in Columbia City (4869 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, www.thewellington.biz) is on the sales block. seattletimes.com ... The PI's Leslie Kelly reviews SAM (1300 First Ave., Seattle Art Museum, tastesam.com) and notes the closings of Ovio Bistro in West Seattle, Dandelion in Ballard, Honda Teriyaki in Bellevue, and Green Papaya on Capitol Hill. ... Kristin Dizon visits Geneve Cafe (4459 Fremont Ave. N), while Lisa Stiffler stops by Flame Burgers (2123 Queen Anne Ave N.). seattlepi.com ... Seattle Weekly's Jonathan Kauffman reviews TASTE Restaurant (Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., www.tastesam.com), while the 13 Dollars column visits Canalis (2576 Aurora Ave. N.). seattleweekly.com ... The Stranger's Angela Garbes reviews Geraldine's Counter (4872 Rainier Ave S, Seattle). thestranger.com ... The Puget Sound Business Journal reports, "When a small Vashon Island eatery lost its contract to supply food on state ferry boats last December, it also lost two-thirds of its revenue. Five months later, Sound Food Cafe closed its doors for good, ending more than three decades in operation. Now, Sound Food owners Bill Dorn and Norm Vork have filed breach of contract and misrepresentation claims against Washington State Ferries."
Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com