Incredible opportunities often come as a result of failure, or at least that's what you keep telling your mother as she signs your Global Studies exams. Seizing the opportunity created by a failed restaurant: Blueacre Seafood.
Taking advantage of the space left when Oceanaire abruptly shuttered, BS is a 200 seat, similarly pimped fishstaurant slinging "unconstrained" creative seafood (and run by a married couple who previously worked at the old spot) done up with artful blue accents, a newly open kitchen, and wood from Brazilian cherry trees, which you can pretty much guarantee's been waxed. BS's massive divided menu kicks off with sea fare like Rainier Beer Battered Fish & Chips, a roasted garlic/orange zest Whole Angry Dungeness Crab, and #1 Sashimi Grade Hawaiian Ahi Tuna w/ potato puree; they've also got meatiness ranging from a Slow Braised Superior Farms Lamb Shank w/ rustic veg pan sauce, to Pollo Martine made w/ a fennel spiced 1/2 chicken from Draper Valley Farms, where they're raised on a steady regimen of Scotch, cigarettes, and misogyny. The menu also boasts mussels or clams served in six styles, including the Shiner Bock/smoked chiles Cerveza, and an apple smoked bacon/Dungeness crab B.L.C. Melt and a Tillamook cheddar/roasted shiitake Painted Hills Beef Burger from the "Wish Sandwiches" section, which is entirely made up of what Kirstie Alley puts on her birthday cakes in lieu of candles.
BS's got a daily happy hour w/ a selection of "Cheap Tricks" like Blackened Catfish Sliders & Smoked Salmon Potato Skins and, in addition to their all-US beer & wine lists, legalese inspired cocktails like the Wild Turkey/Carpano Antica Formula/Cynar/bitters Tragedy of the Commons, aka taking Global Studies for the fourth consecutive semester.