A former Canlis chef does Mexico City-inspired fare complete with handmade tortillas in Pioneer Square. That and many more openings to check out.

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Zocalo is a grand restaurant in Pioneer Square that’s not owned by Matt Dillon. Jeffrey Hunter, former sous chef at Canlis, does Mexico City-inspired cuisine with handmade tortillas and al pastor carved off the vertical spit. Zocalo also carries Avion, one of the best tequilas I’ve tasted in Mexico. The 7,000-square-foot restaurant in Occidental Square boasts a 28-seat bar and can hold almost 200 with additional outdoor seating coming soon.

Morfire opened at the corner of 12th and East Howell Street with hot pot, fried noodle dishes and appetizers like gyoza and wings.

Vestal, the ambitious fine dining restaurant that didn’t catch on, reopened with sandwiches to handle the Amazon lunch rush followed by happy hour 2-6 p.m. to draw a bar crowd.

Satay Bar opened in Greenwood with reasonably priced hot pot ($12-$14) and pan-fried dishes ($12-$14) along with its namesake street food ($8).

Queen City Grill in Belltown found a second life under new management and is back in business.

Joy Fish, a Chinese seafood restaurant, opened off Aurora Avenue North.

Cubes Baking Co., “modeled after the Mexican-style bakeries in San Antonio,” is open in Wallingford, Seattle Met reports.

New locations of existing places:

Pho Shizzle in Renton opened its second location on The Ave, focusing on Vietnamese comfort food, but there’s also teriyaki. It’s located near a new H Mart, the popular Korean grocery chain.

Molly Moon’s opened its eighth location in Columbia City. Expect a new ice cream flavor in August.

Cakes of Paradise Bakery in Georgetown now has a café next door.

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The French Bakery expanded to Redmond Town Center.

Wild Ginger Kitchen opened another of its fast-casual concepts inside Whole Foods Market in Redmond.

Top Pot Doughnuts opened on Thursday, June 8, in Tacoma on North Proctor Street.

More poke madness:

Poke Square in Ballard opens on NW Market Street and Poke Bar fills Gnocchi Bar’s old spot on Capitol Hill; and Just Poke expands to Bellevue after just opening another in Kirkland. Wait, there’s more. Just Poke plans to open branches in Factoria, Issaquah, Totem Lake, West Seattle, Bothell, Mercer Island and Sammamish. This comes after a wave of poke openings. See lists here and here.

We’ve also reviewed a bunch of new openings around town. Check out our reviews of: