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Holiday Social this Sunday features Queen Anne restaurants and shops

November 24th, 2014 by Laura

Holiday SocialGet ready to tantalize your tastebuds and get to know some of our Queen Anne merchants at a Holiday Social this Sunday, November 30th. A group of merchants and restaurants are getting together to celebrate both the season and the shops closest to the Counterbalance.

LloydMartin, Chocolopolis, Queen Anne Olive Oil, Cederberg Tea House, and Robert Ramsay Cellars are joining forces to bring tasty bites to neighbors. The event will run from 2pm to 5pm in the alcove between Queen Anne Olive Oil and Robert Ramsay Cellars.

RR QAOO event spot

Holiday Social staging area

LloydMartin chef Sam Crannell is helping organize the event, where he’ll be serving dishes made with ingredients from the participating shops. On tap are a Maple Sweet Potato Gratin with Chocolate and a Pumpkin Seed Streusel made with Chocolopolis Spicy Mole Mix. Olive oil samples will be on hand from Queen Anne Olive Oil and wine pairings will be featured by Robert Ramsey Winery.

The event is free and open to all. The dishes served will be simple, with recipes available for you to take and replicate the tastes at home. The participating merchants are taking the opportunity to celebrate our neighborhood and community as the holidays approach, enjoy!

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Lahi pop up returns to Grub this Monday

November 15th, 2014 by Laura

Since Grub is closed on Mondays, owner Sharon Fillingim often turns over her kitchen to up-and-coming restaurants. This Monday, November 17th, Filipino pop up Lahi returns to Grub’s spot at 7 Boston St with a new 5-course menu.

If you’re unfamiliar with Lahi, they’ve been at Grub before and this past August they traveled to San Francisco for Savor Filipino, where Filipino chefs from all over the country converged to showcase their cuisine. Lahi was the only restaurant from the Pacific Northwest to attend the event.

Lahi owner Irbille Donia is planning 6 months of pop ups in anticipation of opening a restaurant in September of next year. Donia’s goal is a “modern reinterpretation of Filipino flavors with Northwest ingredients elevated by the care for those ingredients” – you can check out their planned menu below:

Lahi Print Menu Nov

The Lahi pop up runs from 5pm to 10pm on Monday at Grub with a 5-course meal at $45. You can make reservations via Lahi’s Facebook page.

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Make your reservations now, Restaurant Week begins next Sunday

October 12th, 2014 by Laura

Restaurant Week logoIt’s that time again, Restaurant Week begins next Sunday, October 19th. The week is actually 10 days, running Sunday through Thursday the weeks of October 19th and October 26th (October 19-23 and 26-30).

Specially priced Restaurant Week menus take Fridays and Saturdays off, but during the week, you can get 3-course dinners for $30 and $15 two-course lunches at those restaurants open for lunch.

As with weeks past, the Seattle Times site has restaurants searchable by neighborhood or by type of meal (e.g. lunch, dinner). Here are the participating Queen Anne restaurants:

Agave Cocina & Tequilas

Betty Restaurant & Bar

Crow Restaurant & Bar

Melting Pot- Seattle

Peso’s Kitchen & Lounge

Ponti Seafood Grill

Roaring Bowl Restaurant

Ten Mercer

Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge

You can make reservations online. Please note that drinks, tax, and tip are not included in the price.

Updated to add Crow to the list (doesn’t come up in the neighborhood search).

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Seattle Cookie Counter starts Wednesday service at Umpqua Bank today

October 8th, 2014 by Laura

Seattle Cookie Counter VWYou may have seen the Seattle Cookie Counter blue and white VW van at Ken’s Market in the past few months. Now, the vegan ice cream sandwich truck has found a regular Queen Anne spot at the Upper Queen Anne Umpqua Bank parking lot.

You can get ice cream sandwiches, hand pies, and cookies every Wednesday at Umpqua Bank from noon to 6pm (hint: they’re there now).

Everything from Seattle Cookie Counter is dairy free and vegan, and they also have gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free options. You can check out their wares on their Facebook page, or stop by Umpqua Bank today at 1630 Queen Anne Ave N or any future Wednesday.

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Bustle Caffe adds breakfast to their menu

October 4th, 2014 by Laura

BustleBustle Caffe isn’t a new addition to Queen Anne, but their new breakfast menu is a new option for early morning meals.

The coffee spot that opened in 2009 has long had lunch sandwiches available to go along with your beverage choices, and now you can grab breakfast too.

The new breakfast menu features made to order breakfast sandwiches, and waffles will be on the menu in about two weeks. Here’s the sandwich line-up:

Bustle Breakfast

Bustle is busy recipe testing to get ready for the waffle launch. No definite waffle menu yet, but Bustle’s current waffle thinking is along these lines: caramelized white and brown sugar, nutella, banana and whip cream, and bacon-bit-berry compote. They may also make some breakfast sandwiches with waffles.

Enjoy the new breakfast addition to the top of Queen Anne, stop by Bustle at the corner of 6th Ave W and McGraw to check it out.

Updated to add the breakfast sandwich menu, enjoy!

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Zeek’s Pizza opening on Upper Queen Anne in September

August 4th, 2014 by Laura

Zeeks temp signBack in April, we posted the news that Zeek’s Pizza would be opening an Upper Queen Anne location. We were tipped by a reader who saw the liquor license application on the Seven Hills building window.

It’s been a few months now, but work is kicking into high gear at the 1919 Queen Anne Ave N spot. A fence is up around the construction area and a temporary sign is up.

According to a tweet from Zeek’s, we can expect them to start serving pies at Seven Hills in September:

Zeeks September

Start checking your weekly junk mailers for Zeek’s coupons – if they have an expiry date of September or later, you can save them for the new location!

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Grab your bike! Spoke & Food comes to Grub on Queen Anne tonight

July 29th, 2014 by Laura

Spoke & FoodSummer weather continues, it’s a great time to get out on your bike! And, with the Spoke & Food event, you can ride your bike to dinner tonight (Tuesday, July 29) and have 20% of your bill go to a local non-profit that rotates each year.

Spoke & Food has partnered with Seattle restaurants for the event, with the host restaurants donating 20% of their evening’s revenues to Outdoors for All Foundation – a non-profit that provides instruction in outdoor recreation for people with physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities. The organization’s programs “encourage and enable more than 2,000 children and adults with disabilities to exercise their abilities outdoors.”

Grub is the only Queen Anne restaurant on the list, so grab your bike and head to Grub tonight. Additional Seattle restaurants are listed on the event’s web site.

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New Mexican restaurant Nana’s set to open in early August

July 19th, 2014 by Laura

Nanas Full

We first posted about the old Emmer & Rye building becoming a new family Mexican restaurant back in May.

There’s been a lot of work done to the building’s exterior – paint, building décor, and a giant rooster in the courtyard. Now, there’s a sign for Nana’s, a family Mexican restaurant.

According to a Craigslist posting for jobs (they’re hiring from front of house to kitchen), the restaurant hit a few delays and is now set to open August 6th.

Nanas signThe previous May listing for open positions described the restaurant as “traditional Mexican food with accents of American fare. We will be working with family handed down recipes and new food concepts.”

The restaurant will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-9pm with breakfast service on the weekends. Assuming no more unexpected delays, we’ll be able to welcome a new restaurant to the long-vacant Emmer & Rye building at 1825 Queen Anne Ave N next month.

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Book Bindery to be relaunched as Hommage in August

July 16th, 2014 by Laura

Book Bindery closedOn June 28th a tweet from The Book Bindery said farewell after 4 years. The French-inspired restaurant near the Ship Canal closed up shop as its owners, Michael and Sumi Almquist, decided to move on to another venture. They’re retaining ownership and have brought chef Nico Borzee on board for a new restaurant concept, Hommage.

The restaurant is now undergoing renovations as Borzee prepares to open Hommage in August.

According to a profile of Borzee published today by Eater Seattle, he’s planning to open a restaurant with a broad-ranging Mediterranean influence – from Italy to North Africa to Greece – that focuses on using local ingredients.

Previously at Artusi, Borzee started cooking at age 15 and has an impressive resume. With Hommage, he’s working with the Almquists to bring a new dining experience to the Book Bindery location.

According to Borzee, “The menu will change regularly. It will rotate, but we will probably have the same bases so we’re not changing it completely. But yes, I think it will change a lot. Maybe every week, some dishes every day.”

You can read more about Hommage in Eater’s interview with Borzee online.

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Waffles and juice pop up at Dimples

July 3rd, 2014 by Laura

Dimples JuneYou may have noticed the mini-storefront at Grub over the past week or so. Dimples, a new waffle and juice pop up, had a soft opening this morning at the storefront.

Dimples is operating out of Grub’s kitchen window, and will be open 9am-noon Tuesdays through Fridays. The mastermind behind it hopes the spot will last longer than most pop ups and become a permanent fixture.

Smoothies will be coming soon, in the meantime, here’s the menu:

  • Liege waffle with bacon, brie, basil, and apricot reserves
  • Liege waffle with Nutella, bananas, and whipped cream
  • Green juice of daikon, basil, apple and cucumber
  • Red juice of beet, orange, celery, and ginger

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Check Please! Northwest episode featuring Grub airs Thursday

July 2nd, 2014 by Laura

Check Please NW smallBack in May, we put out the call for diners who wanted to enjoy a meal at Grub and get their 15 minutes of fame at the same time. The local restaurant was filmed for an episode of Check Please! Northwest, a local KCTS 9 show that features Seattle-area restaurants based on viewer suggestions.

Grub’s debut on Check, Please! Northwest airs tomorrow, Thursday, July 3rd, at 7:30pm on KCTS 9. It’s featured along with Bellevue’s Din Tai Fung and Bothell’s Preservation Kitchen.

Grub check please

Grub’s grub featured on the show
Photo Courtesy of Check Please! Northwest

How was Grub selected? Radio host Rachel Belle recommended Grub, citing an obsession with the restaurant’s “Imperial Mix-Up”.  According to Rachel, “You can’t stop eating it.”

Set your television recording device for Thursday at 7:30pm – or watch the episode online after the broadcast. You can also follow the show on Facebook to see what’s up next – and, if you want to nominate another Queen Anne restaurant for the show, just fill out the online form.

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Floyd’s Place closes its doors

June 28th, 2014 by Laura

Floyd's PlaceWe’ve had a few readers let us know that Floyd’s Place closed earlier this week.

According to one tip, Tuesday, June 22nd was the the bar/restaurant’s last day operating at 521 1st Ave N.

Floyd's Place closedThere are no permits or plans for the space per the Seattle Department of Planning and Development, and it isn’t currently listed for sale or lease (yet).

A sign on the door thanks Queen Anne residents for their patronage over the years.

No other information is available at this time, and the Floyd’s Place web site is no more. If you know any details on the closing, let us know.

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