Like Paris in springtime.
What: Restaurateur Thierry Rautureau’s much-anticipated new resto serves casual French cuisine at reasonable prices.
Why: A new family-style dish every night (braised beef tongue, pot-au-feu), plus weekend brunch.
When: Daily, 4 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 2800 E. Madison St. (206-328-6645).
Pimp My Glass
What: Brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre create playful, irreverent glassworks.
Why: The whimsical sculptures reference everything from anime and folk art to Mexican-American border politics and the commercialism of modern culture.
When: Thru May 30. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Traver Gallery, 110 Union St., ste. 200 (206-587-6501). Admission is free.
What: The Ballard food blogger (Orangette) and Delancey co-owner reads from her best-selling book, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table (now out in paperback).
Why: For beautifully written tales of love, death, and good food.
When: Mon., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Seattle Public Library, Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. NW (206-684-4089). Admission is free.
What: The former Cremant bistro space doubles in size and benefits from the French-inspired, ingredient-driven dishes of Portage chef Vuong Loc.
Why: Stuffed rabbit leg, honey-cured pork loin chop, and asparagus vichyssoise.
When: Opens Tues. Mon.-Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.
Where: 1423 34th Ave. (206-323-4000).