Entries Tagged as 'Restaurants'
November 28th, 2013 by Laura
A reader tipped us to a change at 2209 Queen Anne Ave N last night – not sure how I missed this one, but the signage must have just gone up or I was totally oblivious when I walked by the other day (possible when you have a hyper puppy in tow)… Local French restaurant Portage is now Cioppino Ristorante Italiano.
Searches are turning up pretty much nothing on the new spot; the sign is up, but the menu in the window is still Portage’s last menu (and, it’s Thanksgiving, so no one is around as you can see in the photo).
According to a November 2nd post on Portage’s Facebook page, the owners “are moving on to a new venture in Fremont on 36th street this winter. Portage has a new owner who will continue to satisfy your foie gras fix.”
Stay tuned for more info on what looks to be a new Italian spot on Upper Queen Anne!
Tags: business opening, Cioppino, Italian restaurant, Portage
October 8th, 2013 by Laura
It’s that time again, Seattle Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday, October 13. There are actually two weeks of dining specials at participating restaurants – October 13-17 and October 20-24.
Participating restaurants offer 3 course dinners for $28 (some also have 3 course lunches for $15) at more than 160 local restaurants – and 12 of them are on Queen Anne.
Restaurant Week reservations fill up fast, so start booking your spots. You can make your reservations for any of the following Queen Anne restaurants online. The links below will take you to the individual restaurant pages so you can check out the menus in advance and make your reservations:
Betty Restaurant & Bar
Crow Restaurant & Bar
How to Cook a Wolf
Peso’s Kitchen and Lounge
Ponti Seafood Grill
The Melting Pot
Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge
Additional restaurants outside of our neighborhood are listed on the Seattle Restaurant Week web site, where you can also search and sort by neighborhood. Happy eating!
Tags: Seattle Restaurant Week
August 24th, 2013 by Laura
It’s still summery, so Rose wines really fit the bill for an afternoon or evening outside or with light summer veggie fare from the Queen Anne Farmers Market. What a better way to indulge and help out our QAFM than to try a new Rose created by Canlis that benefits QAFM?
The new label was created by Canlis specifically to benefit our independent, non-profit market. Canlis’ wine program recently won its seventeenth consecutive Wine Spectator Grand Award, placing it in the top 50 wine lists of the world. Canlis Sommelier, Nelson Daquip, selected this Rose for its tradition as a celebratory summer wine.
According to Maria College, co-founder and Director of QAFM:
“We cannot adequately express our gratitude to the Canlis Family and to Canlis Sommelier, Nelson Daquip, for their continued support and generosity. Every week we celebrate Washington’s agricultural abundance and we are thrilled that we can also showcase our state’s proud tradition as the second largest wine-producing region in the country.”
The new Rose is available for purchase at local wine merchant McCarthy & Shiering, at the corner of McGraw and Queen Anne Ave N. The wine shop is offering it at a reasonable price point of $13.99 per bottle. Stop by today to pick up a bottle and enjoy the last weeks of summer!
Tags: QAFM, Queen Anne Farmer's Market, Wine
August 21st, 2013 by Laura
Local Queen Anne restaurant Grub just turned one – and in addition to the one-year anniversary celebration, the restaurant has also been in the spotlight on Evening Magazine.
The Tuesday edition of the local news show featured Grub owner Sharon Fillingim and her daughter, cooking up some of Grub’s biscuits and jam. Click on the image below to watch the video and see how Grub came up with its kids menu.
Tags: Evening Magazine, Grub
August 16th, 2013 by Laura
Local cupcake purveyor Cupcake Royale is opening its 7th Seattle location right here on Queen Anne. The new shop will be opening in the old Pasta & Co. location at 1935 Queen Anne Ave N by mid-September.
The Queen Anne location will have the usual Cupcake Royale fare such as cupcakes, ice cream, shakes, and sundaes. But, to make it stand out a bit, the Queen Anne location will have a different look and a 12-seat communal table – likely what I saw marked out in blue tape when I peeked through the windows last week, tipped by a delivery notice on the door.
The communal table will be ideal for Sprinkle parties and after school crowd gatherings, plus the shop will feature a sprinkle bar for kids, a bakeshop visible from the café so you can watch cupcakes-in-the-making, and the large roll-top garage doors will provide an indoor/outdoor experience perfect for QAFM days. For coffee lovers, Cupcake Royale Queen Anne will feature one of the first pulled Stumptown Cold Brew coffee taps in Seattle.
According to Cupcake Royale founder and owner Jody Hall:
“We couldn’t be more excited about this store opening. Not only is Queen Anne a neighborhood that we have always loved that just feels right for us, but the community is perfect for us. Our spot on the Avenue lends itself well to the community aspect from the farmers market, the after school hangout, the proximity to the parks, community center and pool; the proximity to many lovely shopkeepers, even those who enjoy a stroll on the street and nearby parks, or are looking for a quiet spot to grab a cup of coffee and call the café their office for the morning.”
The new shop is slated to open in mid-September, so you can expect them to roll up the glass doors that face Crockett St on Queen Anne Farmers Market days, which run all the way through October 31st.
If this news makes your sweet tooth ache, fret not, prior to opening, the Cupcake Royale ice cream cart will be out front on Thursdays through Sundays from noon to around 7pm. You’ll be able to get ice cream, ice cream sammies, cupcakes and Stumptown Cold Brew, holding you over ‘til cupcakes fill the cases in September!
Tags: Cupcake Royale
August 13th, 2013 by Laura
Local Queen Anne restaurant Grub is turning one-year old – and you can help celebrate the happy occasion.
Grub is hosting a one-year anniversary celebration this Saturday, August 17th with an all-day happy hour, plus special appetizers and cocktails from 5pm-10pm. Grub will open its doors for brunch at 8am, and you can get brunch items until 3pm. Then, the dinner menu kicks in at 5pm.
And, to get the place hopping, Funk Fire Five, a Latin Fusion, Brazilian Jazz, and New Orleans Funk band that features Queen Anne resident Jose Gude. All ages welcome in Grub’s dining area and patio during the performance.
Owner Sharon Fillingim is happy to be celebrating the milestone, and credits Queen Anne residents for helping reach it: “Thank you QA residents for supporting Grub, we’re looking forward to another successful year!”
Stop by Grub at 7 Boston St for happy hour specials, food, music, and fun this Saturday, and wish them a happy anniversary!
Tags: anniversary, celebration
August 6th, 2013 by Laura
You may recall our post back in May about a new craft beer and woodfired pizza place opening on Roy St – well, the time has come, The Masonry will open its doors to the public this Thursday.
Owner Matt Storm let us know about the restaurant’s opening last week, but I was sidelined by a nasty migraine. Back up and running now, so consider this the notice of a new business opening, which is always reason to celebrate!
Per our May post, Matt and team are keeping the menu will small, with offerings varying based on what chef Lucas Neve finds fresh and in-season. The Masonry will feature a craft beer bar with a rotating selection. In addition to selling bottles, The Masonry will also fill growlers to go. Plus, for those whose tastes tend toward the grape, there’ll be a couple of house wines and a selection of bottles from wineries that are “great and often overlooked”.
You can check out the Masonry starting this Thursday, stop by and welcome them to the neighborhood!
Tags: craft beer, growlers, pizza, The Masonry
July 29th, 2013 by Laura
Last Thursday, the 5 Spot took the stage at the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market chef’s tent – and the QAFM love continues tomorrow!
Between 5pm and 10pm tomorrow, Tuesday, July 30, 20% of 5 Spot’s evening food sales will go to our local farmers market. A great fundraiser at a local business… plus, prizes!
Stop by the 5 Spot tomorrow, check out their rotating menu and old stand-bys, and help out the QAFM.
Tags: fundraiser, Queen Anne Farmer's Market
July 9th, 2013 by Laura
The Queen Anne Farmers Market returns this Thursday, July 11th, and local restaurant Lloyd Martin is kicking off a series of farmers market dinners that will highlight the bounty of the market and run through October.
Chef and Owner Sam Crannell will shopping at the Queen Anne Farmers Market every Thursday, selecting the best among the peak produce, seafood, meats and more that the QAFM offers every week.
Chef Sam will then feature his finds in a three course Farmers Market Menu every Thursday evening at Lloyd Martin. He’ll supplement the dinners with house made pasta and anticipates menus that feature more vegetable and seafood rich dishes depending on the market’s offerings each week.
Reservations are recommended, as the menu will only be offered from 5-7 pm on QAFM days (Thursdays). The price will range from $30-45 depending on what Sam finds at the market. Lloyd Martin’s menu is always based around fresh products, but the special farmers market menus will allow Sam to cook as local as possible, while taking advantage of our Queen Anne Farmers Market.
Tags: Lloyd Martin, Queen Anne Farmer's Market
May 28th, 2013 by Laura
We got a quick tip from a reader this weekend about a new wine bar going in at 114 Republican. The image is from their mobile app (and, yes, it says 118 Republican), as their web site is still under construction.
According to an article in Seattle Met, Triumph Bar will have a wine list numbering 300 bottles and 30 glass pours – and half of the bottles will be priced under $60 per bottle, keeping plenty of less-expensive options open for wine-lovers.
There’s definitely a focus on wine, but the restaurant will also serve up a menu of wine-pair-able items such as cheeses and small plates. And, if you lean to mixology, they’ll have specialty cocktails as well.
Triumph Bar is slated to open in the second half of July, just in time for summer!
Tags: business opening, wine bar
May 19th, 2013 by Laura
Great news from a reader tip (thanks, Brian!) – Tup Tim Thai has swapped out the “lost our lease” signs with the following:
The Uptown Alliance sent a letter to the property owners and management on May 9th, asking them to find an acceptable agreement to keep Tup Tim Thai open. Looks like Tup Tim Thai has reached an agreement, and will be staying put at 118 W Mercer St.
Tags: business opening, Tup Tim Thai
May 15th, 2013 by Laura
A few weeks ago, we got a tip from a reader (thanks, Mark!) about a liquor license posted at 20 Roy St. We followed up and found owner Matt Storm busy at work on The Masonry – a wood-fired pizza and craft beer bar.
Future home of The Masonry, 20 Roy St
The Masonry’s menu will be headed up by chef Lucas Neve, formerly of Montlake’s Cafe Lago. Matt will be managing the craft beers himself, bringing his knowledge garnered from a past stint at Malt and Vine and his position at Seattle German Pubs.
The menu will stay fairly small, with offerings varying based on what Lucas finds fresh and in-season. The craft beer bar will also feature a rotating selection, and in addition to selling bottles, The Masonry will also fill growlers to go. Plus, for those whose tastes tend toward the grape, there’ll be a couple of house wines and a selection of bottles from wineries that are “great and often overlooked”.
Matt and team are hard at work on the new digs, and they’re currently aiming for a July 1st opening. According to Matt, “we can’t wait to get to know our beer and food loving neighbors” – so, mark your calendars for July and welcome a new business to Lower Queen Anne/Uptown!
Tags: beer, business opening, craft beer, pizza