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Nothing but blue skies in festive Azul

Mill Creek Town Center, still very much a work in progress, already boasts a lively retail mix with small shops and destination draws such as Central Market, LA Fitness and University Book Store. By 9 p.m., though, things get pretty quiet — and not just because the bulldozers have stopped.

Azul, a two-month-old Mexican-themed restaurant and lounge, looks like a good bet to generate some after-dark action on Mill Creek’s meandering Main Street. It has the right pedigree — owner Allen Hutmacher is a former partner in Peso’s on Queen Anne — a sexy, sophisticated look and good food.

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Little touches make Mill Creek’s Azul true blue

MILL CREEK — If you’re in the mood for dinner in a place with a little more style than most, put Azul at the top of your list.

Azul’s is a wooden-tabletop, casual kind of place with dining areas dressed in deep shades of blue. The flicker of about 1,000 votive candles adds a festive feel, and there’s outdoor seating for those rare warm autumn afternoons.

The restaurant opened about a year ago in the Mill Creek Town Center, and my friend and I decided to visit after a Herald reader sent an e-mail filled with praise.
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